ELDER PATRIOT – Throughout history governments and Elites have employed varying forms of fascism to control what people think in order to limit dialogue on subjects important to the advancement of their agendas but that cannot withstand the scrutiny of intelligent debate.  At one time the Nazis resorted burning books. 

Today, Leftists are in control of our government, our media, and our schools.  Not surprisingly all three are now intolerant of opposing viewpoints and are pushing beyond the limits of our Constitutional protections to prevent dissenting opinions from being heard.

At Rutgers University officials have made it known that there is no such thing as free speech on the campus they now have control of.  These officials have more in common with Islamic terrorists than truth seeking academics.  The fact that Rutgers is a publicly owned institution receiving millions of dollars of taxpayer’s money makes this all the more troubling.

Now, the Denver city council is deciding whether to allow a successful chain restaurant to open in Denver International Airport because of the Christian beliefs of its owner.  During an interview in 2012 Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy was asked his position on gay marriage and he answered as a private citizen.  His company, Chick-fil-A has never been cited for discriminatory behavior under the law yet the only comments from council members at last Tuesday’s meeting was against approval of the company’s application.

In the Fascists’ world Mr. Cathy’s privately held religious beliefs represent sufficient grounds for disqualification of his business application.  The Denver city council believe it is within their purview to deny Mr. Cathy’s application based on a private conversation explaining his religion’s teachings that he had three years ago, and in spite of his company’s unblemished record regarding the treatment of homosexuals. 

Council member Paul Lopez “called opposition to the chain at DIA really, truly a moral issue.”  Who appointed Mr. Lopez to be the final arbiter of what qualifies as morality isn’t currently known.  Robin Kniech, another council member, was concerned about Chick-fil-A’s “corporate profits being used to fund and fuel discrimination,” even though there is absolutely nothing to suggest that has ever been the case.

By Mr. Lopez’s and Ms. Kniech’s definition, current DIA businesses Starbucks, and Ben and Jerry’s outward financial support of Planned Parenthood, an operation exposed for their killing and harvesting of baby parts for profit, are companies morally fit to serve travelers using DIA.  If this seems somewhat upside down to you read on.

Nazi Propagandist Chief Joseph Goebbels explained the path to success for the Socialist-Statist: “We shall reach our goal, when we have the power to laugh as we destroy, as we smash, whatever was sacred to us as tradition, as education, and as human affection.”  – Chief of Nazi Propaganda Joseph Goebbels

These acts of fascism are not isolated incidents.  They have been increasingly employed over the past few decades until they have become normal operating procedure for those on the left whose positions and beliefs are otherwise intellectually indefensible. 

Fascism is the tool of necessity for the Socialist-Statist to achieve success and is the reason that American Leftists continue to encourage boycotts, and the silencing of dissent through their demands for political correctness.  Goebbels made it clear that “It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” 

“For the greater good” was the mantra upon which the Nazis built their movement.  The increasing use of that mantra by those on the political left, as well as their embrace of fascist methods the Nazis found so necessary should serve to expose the growing commonality that the Progressive movement in America shares with their Nazi predecessors. 

This belief system stands in anathema to the principle of individual freedom and freedom of speech upon which the United States was founded and under which it long prospered.