Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Slippery Slope!

Some definitions for your consideration:

Totalitarian:  A system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.

Authoritarian:  Favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.

Fascism:  An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.  Tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one national or ethnic group, a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach.

Oh, you say, it can’t happen here.  Don’t kid yourself.  Not only can it happen here, it is already happening here.  Every day we see new moves to reverse the course of history and replace nearly 250 years of freedom with a totalitarian, authoritarian, fascist state.

One more definition:

Slippery Slope:  An idea or course of action which will lead to something unacceptable, wrong or disastrous.

Getting on a slippery slope isn’t something that may happen to us if we’re not careful.  We’re already on a slippery slope and gaining speed as we head downhill.

A certain group, not a majority, are wringing their hands in despair, bemoaning our fate.  Another group, not a majority, is cheering, applauding what is happening.  A third group is in the middle, wondering who to listen to, not knowing what, if anything, to do.  They will decide how this drama/trauma ends.

I’d like to think it will all turn out OK.  But I have doubts.  Serious doubts.  At the moment the bad guys seem to be winning.  Stay tuned . . .


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