We Must First Understand That We Are In A War

We are living amidst a cold civil war. This is a war not over the size of government or taxes, but over the American way of life. This war is between those who are convinced that America is inherently good and worth defending and those who are convinced that America is evil.


We are at war, against enemies foreign and domestic.

In the 23 January 2024 article, Totalitarianism, American Style, Glenn Ellmers and Ted Richards write:

Tom Klingenstein frequently, and correctly, points out that the first step in winning a war is to acknowledge that you are in one. Similarly, one might say that the first step in resisting encroaching tyranny is to understand what it looks like.

If the American experiment in self-government is unprecedented... then its transformation into something unjust and oppressive would also be unprecedented...

The authors point out how totalitarian regimes have been classified according to:

... a set of criteria developed in 1956 by political scientists Zbigniew Brzezinski and Carl Friedrich. To classify a totalitarian regime, they identified six characteristics: "an all-encompassing ideology, a single party, a terroristic police, a communications monopoly, a weapons monopoly, and a centrally directed economy."

The authors continue to describe how we are indeed living under tyranny, American style. They address each of the above characteristics and show how they describe America today. Excerpts are included below:

1. A mandatory ideology

The almost daily instances of "cancel culture," and the spiteful denunciations encouraged by online anonymity, alone answer this claim. A person can lose a job quite easily for uttering the wrong things, which naturally leads people to hide what they believe. Isn't that the textbook definition of a mandatory ideology?

Affirmative action, reeducation, and punishment of dissidents prove insufficient for the group quota regime's ultimate purpose of fundamentally changing America's population, it therefore imports thousands of illegal immigrants to help things along demographically. The group quota regime is mandatory because, whether anyone likes it or not, its influence is everywhere. Nonparticipation is not an option...

2. Single party with autocratic leader

Perhaps a picture is worth a thousand words:

Tyrannical Joe Biden with red background


3. Government monopoly on communications

The major social media platforms (with the notable, and recent, exception of Elon Musk's X) all work hand in glove with the United States government, to the extent that they willingly quash harmful stories around election time such as the Hunter Biden laptop fiasco, disallow certain kinds of "questioning" of the 2020 election results or disapproved perspectives such as anti-vaccine sentiment, and ban indefinitely the presence of individuals whose speech they deem harmful...

4. Government monopoly on force

Out of 103 federal agencies, 76 agencies without a direct law enforcement purview have been weaponized.

"You want to work against the government, you need an F-16. You need something else than just an AR-15." - Joe Biden

5. Secret police hounding dissidents

The authors give numerous examples, including the Weaponized Lawfare Against President Trump and the persecution of January 6 protest participants.

6. Central economic planning

It's no secret that an important part of the younger vanguard (led by their aging hero, Bernie Sanders) in the Democratic party wish to bring socialism to America... The economy has been nationalizing for years in various forms.


The authors continue, pointing out that there are three modern phenomena that characterize totalitarianism in the 12st century.

1. A global elite

The leftist attacks on "nationalism" effectively mean subordinating the interests and independence of the United States to an international order, ruled by a global elite, in which American sovereignty becomes insignificant...

This rejection of national sovereignty is apparent in the effectively open border policy with Mexico implemented by the Biden administration. U.S. border agents have identified people from all over the world pouring into the United States at this uncontrolled entry point - including 28,000 Chinese just in the past year.

2. Mass society and expert control

In the United States, this loss of individualism, and the massive increase in government control, has been called the Administrative State. A gigantic federal bureaucracy of self-appointed technical experts now oversees and regulates virtually every aspect of American life.

3. Postmodernism and the truth as a "construct"

... in truth America's elite universities have been at war with western civilization for quite some time.

This rejection of our western cultural inheritance includes (perhaps most strangely to the average person) a rejection of the very idea of objective truth.

Will Americans realize the degree to which tyranny is being foisted upon them? The well-stated answer is that:

It remains to be seen if the American people understand or will come to understand themselves as political citizens of the nation-state, or as administrative subjects of a rational global order. Much depends upon whether the American people have become so dependent upon the administrative state that the overthrow of the established order is not merely difficult, but undesirable. In that case, political self-government, and individual freedom, will cease to be important elements of the American regime.
- John Marini, 2018
If ever I feel the soul within me elevate and expand to those dimensions not wholly unworthy of its Almighty Architect, it is when I contemplate the cause of my country deserted by all the world... and I standing up boldly and alone... hurling defiance at [our] victorious oppressors. Here, without contemplating consequences... I swear eternal fidelity to the just cause... of the land of my life, my Liberty, and my love... But if after all, we shall fail, be it so. We still shall have the proud consolation of saying to our consciences... we never faltered.

Explaining the Existential Threat of the Woke Regime, by Thomas D. Klingenstein. ;We are living amidst a cold civil war. This is a war not over the size of government or taxes, but over the American way of life. This war is between those who are convinced that America is inherently good and worth defending and those who are convinced that America is evil.

The Plot to Steal America, by Jeremy Carl, 21 May 2024.

Power Without Responsibility, by Helen Andrews, 13 June 2024.


Tucker Carlson on who's really in charge:

"They've mismanaged all the big things, the things that matter, the economy or foreign policy and they've destroyed the family too...group I'm highly familiar with that have wrecked everything but are still currently in charge...it's a struggle between classes of people...and who should be running the country. Should it be the people, this leadership class which really is the product of a quite elaborate grooming system that's come up over the last century, but really accelerated post war, past 80 years, or like the rest of the people who live here, should they have the voice too. Should they have any power. But that's who's running it. It's quite a large group actually...Now I find it completely repulsive and immoral and really disgusting actually...The reason that it's so hard to really pinpoint who's making the decisions is because it's quite large and diffuse. It's an entire class of people with similar instincts and similar vested interests in things. And they unfortunately just have an awful lot of power. And they control the monopolies that define our economy." Source: The Shawn Ryan Show


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