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When facism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a bumper sticker

When facism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a bumper sticker

Spotted in Eastchester, NY, by reader John who writes: “It almost makes me embarassed to drive a Subaru.”

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DINORightMarie | July 1, 2011 at 7:43 am

A few thoughts, Subaru driver with all the misguided bumper stickers:

As for the first one: we do NOT live in a “democracy” in the US; we live in a REPUBLIC. You quoted Franklin about war; learn what he said about what type of country we have: “A republic, if you can keep it!” Dictatorships – fascist or not, and Marxist tyrants call their societies and groups “democracies” (e.g. Stalin’s USSR, Hitler’s Germany, Students for a Democratic Society – or SDS) because they utilize the tyranny of the mob, but smash them when they stray from the leader’s “cause.” The Middle East is rife with examples of this today. Need to brush up on your history – and your facts, Subaru driver.

As to the second: check your premises, and your history! Marxists and totalitarians convince “useful idiots” that what is good is bad, and what is bad is good, then show them how to “push” it (e.g. Alinsky). Christianity has NEVER led a charge for totalitarian tyrants. Many have used the name of Christ to defend a cause, to justify wrong, to manipulate believers in Christ. That does not make the cross, or Christians, fascists. It reveals an individual or group as wolves in sheep’s clothing, using the name of Christ to justify evil. Remember, it is the PERSON shoots the gun who kills, not the gun itself. Another fallacy for which you’ve fallen, Subaru driver.

As to the third, the Franklin quote: there is wisdom in his quote, but notice he does not say, “There is no necessary war” or “Our war for independence was wrong (or evil).” There is a reason for that: wise, witty Franklin knew that war was a necessary evil in a fallen world, where imperfect men will always seek power and control over the lives of others. Hence, the US Constitution he helped to create, limiting the powers of a centralized, federal government – which also outlined “war powers.” Start reading Franklin, and the Constitution, Subaru driver – you might have an epiphany!

And to the last one (that I can read): implying that a difference of opinion on what is right and wrong is narrow-minded is misguided at best. Ad hominem arguments are the methods of one who knows he has lost, has nothing of merit to defend an opinion or position. Case in point: Barack Obama. Need I say more, Subaru driver?

You know, somehow I don’t think this Subaru driver would mind being called Marxist. Just sayin’. 😉

Where on that car is this sticker: “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
— Mother Teresa

Alex Bensky | July 1, 2011 at 9:24 am

Typically, the bunch of stickers to show that one is a person of virtue and righteousness includes a couple that are wrong.

Given Franklin’s position on and support for the Revolution, citing him as a source for a general anti-war attitude is, at best, ignorant. And that quotation about fascism, often wrongly ascribed to Sinclair Lewis, seems to be one of those quotations that has no particular source but is attributed to this person or that as it pleases the citer.

Years ago I did have on my car a response to the “War is not healthy…” sticker: “Russia is not healthy for Jews and other living things.”

Kerrvillian | July 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I think that if you have to put your virtues on your butt to advertise them you probably need to be kicked there.

Yes, you can make that into a bumper sticker.

When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag (of Islam) and carrying a cross(ed hammer and sickle).

FTFY.

You missed the most obvious.

Fascism has already come to America. It has come to us in the form of the Democractic Party.

Fascism is a form of Socialism. Remember, the Nazis were the National Socialist party (of which the word Nazi is merely an abbreviation). Of more than 30 political parties in Germany at the time, only the Communists were further left than the Nazis. Mussolini, Hitler, Peron, Franco, etc, etc – all the Fascists were Socialists.

The driver of this vehicle is clearly a liberal. The Progressives are Statists, just like the Fascists were. In fact, there is no difference between the Progressive agenda and the Fascist agenda (sadly, this includes the anti-Semitism). The Progressives have overwhelmingly taken control of the Democratic Party. The proper term for their agenda is “Corporatist” which, as Mussolini famously explained, is precisely what Fascism was. Mussolini said, “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”.

In short, if what he fears most is Fascism coming to America then he himself, and the Party he supports, is what he fears most.

While I’m on the topic of Fascism. Remember that bizarre speach in which Obama said we needed to create a “civilian national security force” that is as well funded as the military? Did you know that it already exists under current law and is funded? Would you be surprised to learn that all of its officers are appointed directly by the President?

Its in the PPACA (aka Obamacare). Yet one more reason why this abomination must be repealed in its entirety.

Here’s the text:

Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, page 1312: SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS. Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows: SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE CORPS. (a) ESTABLISHMENT (1) IN GENERAL.here shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency. (2) REQUIREMENT.All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act 2 of 1923, as amended. (3) APPOINTMENT.Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. (4) ACTIVE DUTY.Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training. (5) WARRANT OFFICERS.Warrant officers may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of providing support to the health and delivery systems maintained by the Service and any warrant officer appointed to the Service shall be considered for purposes of this Act and title 37, United States Code, to be a commissioned officer within the Commissioned Corps of the Service. (b) ASSIMILATING RESERVE CORP OFFICERS INTO THE REGULAR CORPS.—Effective on the date of enactment of the Affordable Health Choices Act, all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve Corps under this section (as such section existed on the day before the date of enactment of such Act) and serving on active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned officers of the Regular Corps. [Note here that those personally appointed by BO — without advice and consent of the Senate — automatically become a part of the Regular Corps. Ed.] (c) PURPOSE AND USE OF READY RESERVE. (1) PURPOSE.The purpose of the Ready Reserve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional Commissioned Corps personnel available on short notice (similar to the uniformed services reserve program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions. (2) USES.The Ready Reserve Corps shall (A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps; (B) be available and ready for involuntary calls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel; (C) be available for backfilling critical positions left vacant during deployment of active duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as for deployment to respond to public health emergencies, both foreign and domestic; and (D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically underserved communities (as defined in section 399SS) to improve access to health services. (d) FUNDING.—For the purpose of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned Corps under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to the Office of the Surgeon General for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014. Funds appropriated under this subsection shall be used for recruitment and training of Commissioned Corps Officers.

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