By: T.F. Stern | Self-Educated American
We have in our collection of DVD movies, Bridge of Spies. The dramatized movie is based on actual events, with Tom Hanks playing the lead role of a lawyer assigned to provide the appearance of a proper defense for a Russian agent caught spying on the United States. His efforts later include trading the convicted Russian spy for an American pilot shot down while flying a spy plane over Russia, we are shown the transformation of a divided Germany.
(Image is a screen shot grab from the movie, Bridge of Spies)
There’s a scene showing an American student crossing from West Berlin into East Berlin at the very moment when the Berlin Wall is nearing completion. His purpose for entering East Berlin was to advise a friend the time was nearly upon them when leaving would no longer be possible. That time, in fact, had expired as he was prevented from returning to West Berlin; beyond that, he was charged as being a foreign agent for political purposes.
The reason for bringing this up has to do with a gut feeling, something tells me we, here in the United States of America, are watching the first few blocks of a wall being erected. If not the wall itself, then certainly the foundation for such.
A friend sent an article about how Trey Goudy was responding to the current political scene, and while doing so, added his own observation.
“One of the first things a Marxist regime (We DO have a fledgling Marxist regime whether we want to admit it or not) does when taking power is destroy any and all potential opposition. History makes that clear! You can bet the fabricated charges are already in place to be used once this impeachment dog and pony show has ended. For 4 long years the Dems have used false accusations to harass and overthrow Trump; from Trump/Russia collusion, the false Trump/Ukraine quid pro quo used to justify the 1st impeachment, the list is endless! To assume their blind hatred and vindictiveness will end now that they have successfully overthrown him via election fraud is worse than naïve! As long as Trump lives and has supporters, he will be a threat to the Marxist agenda!”
But… nothing of the kind is happening, you might say, shaking your head in disbelief. Then let me point out some of the ‘red flags’ warning of impending danger.
All of last year leading up to the elections, the Democrat Party made a massive effort to alter the methods by which voters might participate…other than in person, and certainly not having to show a valid picture ID. Their presumptive argument centered on the COVID-19 pandemic, which they claimed would inhibit far too many voters from attending the polls. So, undermining the validity of the election became supremely important; speaking from the standpoint of one who believes fraud and corruption determined the outcome rather than the will of the people.
You’d also have to consider that the major news media outlets no longer report news events; rather, they are propaganda outlets owned and operated by…you guessed it…the Democrat Party. When I say the Democrat Party, they are in fact the American Communist party; but that again is an opinion based on observation since the two parties have the same agenda planks.
If you’ve been paying attention to what’s been happening on social media outlets such as Twitter, YouTube or Facebook you could hardly avoid noticing that conservative views, opinions and fact-based reporting have been censored; or as they would have us believe, Fact Checked by impartial individuals who just happened to be paid by the Communist Chinese government. That last tidbit has been Fact Checked and no response was made.
Fact Checkers, call them what you wish, have taken over to the point where individuals who express opinions that run counter to those held by the leftists are made to look as if they are spreading false information. If the individual continues to share opinions that are contrary to those held by the left, that individual gets placed in a time-out box for a day, three days or even banned.
Does this look like the America we had only a year ago?
What about members of Congress submitting legislation that calls for stripping basic rights from anyone who supported Donald Trump’s bid for a second term as President? How does it sound when half of the country is called ‘Domestic Terrorists’ simply because they don’t agree that going down the road to pure Totalitarian Marxism isn’t such a great idea?
Some in Congress have suggested that anyone who supported Donald Trump should be removed from society. How does that work; just wondering as I seem to remember that kind of mindset being used to remove undesirables from Germany in order to improve the Fatherland.
What I’m seeing is the destruction of our constitutional republican form of government. When Barack Obama was elected to fill the White House there were meetings wherein the goal expressed was to take down capitalism “brick by brick”; I believe those were the exact words used. Every member of his appointed Czars/cabinet were radical leftists…and…it would appear that with Joe Biden having been “installed” as our current president, we have returned to that same path.
Sheila Jackson Lee recently submitted legislation aimed at the Second Amendment, an attempt to further erode individual citizen’s inalienable right to own and bear arms. She’s called for the registration of all firearms along with phycological testing prior to being able to purchase a firearm or even purchase ammunition.
Senator Rand Paul responded, “Mandatory mental health screening could result in anyone with an unpopular political belief or lifestyle choice being labeled “mentally ill”.
If you wanted to use the old “connect the dots” process, popular a few years back, then by dismantling the Bill of Rights, one “brick at a time” a Totalitarian Marxist State could be installed. Alter the 1st Amendment; freedom of speech and the right to assemble peaceably to address government with grievances, then seriously infringe on the 2nd Amendment by weeding out undesirable opponents of Marxism via mental health screenings run by government-paid psychiatrists, and I didn’t even mention that the Supreme Court was about to decide whether or not the 4th Amendment applies to warrantless searches of your home since they’ve already upheld such searches of vehicles.
Each of the bricks taken away from upholding our constitutional republic appears to have a purpose in building a wall to facilitate installing a Totalitarian Marxist State. We are witnessing the building of a new and improved version of the Berlin Wall. Tell me I’m wrong!
Self-Educated American, Senior Editor, T.F. Stern is both a retired City of Houston police officer and, most recently, a retired self-employed locksmith (after serving that industry for 40 plus years). He is also a gifted political and social commentator. His popular and insightful blog, T.F. Sterns Rantings, has been up and at it since January of 2005.