The unmitigated answer is YES.
Despotism is where government rules with absolute power. Government dictates to the people how they are to live their lives, how they are to think. Government punishes in various ways those who refuse to adhere to all government dictates. All individual liberties and freedoms, such as freedom of religion, speech, assembly, and redress are abolished. Individual choices are eliminated, and government dictates all choices to the people, for the good and the safety of the total community, of course. Government uses its secret police forces, government spies on all citizens, and government encourages people to report people who would be dissidents or enemies of what is for the good and the safety of the total community.
In the United States today, the Democrat party has certainly chosen as its priority to bring despotism to the United States. The reason this has happened is because the Democrat party has been captured by the communist movement, as designed by Lenin, and communism can only exist as a despot. This is not to excuse the Republican party. The Republican party, the RINO’s, have for self-advancement and self-enrichment, become willing and sometimes enthusiastic “useful idiots” for this movement that has promised to transform the United States to a Marxist totalitarian movement. The Republican leadership in the senate has been dominated by RINO’s for the last 75 years including McConnell. The House Republican leadership has been McCarthy, Ryan, and Boehner, RINO’s all. The drive towards despotism has been the Democrat party with assistance by RINO’s.
We have learned that there are common means that Despots use to increase their power base. All of these have happened and/or are happening this very day in the United States. The Despot will increase their power base through nepotism and corruption. This is how the bureaucracy has become the most powerful base in our nation, (The Deep State) and why K Street (the Lobbyist) has gained so much power.
The Despot will curry favor by providing services and funds generously. The Welfare state has played a critical role but so does aid to different businesses and industries, granting loans to those incapables of securing the funds on their own including students, and then canceling the debt, and supporting other functions that in a free society would be done by private individuals.
Instigate federal control on the use of force to curb public violence and maintain police. This is the reason for the defund the local police movement. When chaos reigns supreme, the only answer will be a federal controlled police force.
Exterminate your public enemies. We are seeing the American right being exterminated. January 6 is an excellent example as is the recent attack on parents demanding education and not indoctrination for their children.
Defeat a common enemy. The common enemy is often a fictitious enemy, but that does not matter. The aspiring Despot in the United States, the Democrat party has been fomenting climate cooling, warming, oh let’s just say change, and now the China virus as common enemies. They have been brilliant in using propaganda as a method of creating the fear that is necessary for a public to sacrifice freedom for safety.
Accumulate power by manipulating the hearts and minds of the people. All striving Despots have become experts in the use of propaganda. Saul Alinsky was an expert propagandist. Comrade Obama is a superb propagandist, as skilled as was Goebbels, and Obama learned his skill from Alinsky. A truly skilled propagandist will use mostly reason in their presentation, but will have the twist, that many times goes on noticed by the untrained, to move the people another step closer to complete surrender of their freedoms and liberties.
Create an ideology to justify their exalted position. The Democrat party, being the Communist party, did not have to create their ideology, it has been in existence for centuries. The Communist ideology says that society must strive for total equality and conformity. It is only when total equality and conformity exist, that society can and will operate in total harmony. This has been proven time and time again to be an absolute lie, but through indoctrination, propaganda, and intimidation, the aspiring Despotic Marxist has been able to rise to power.
Unless the Freedom Loving Americans will commit themselves to understanding the principles upon which freedom or individual liberty and rights reign supreme versus the principles upon which Despotic Marxism becomes the diabolical and absolute ruler, the Untied States will continue on “The Road to Tyranny.” Yes Freedom Loving Americans, we must become keen and tireless to “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” in the minds of others.
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