Those who founded the United States, a unique nation at its founding, understood the necessity of open and unrestricted dialogue and information if it was not to become a totalitarian government.
“It is favourable to liberty. Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights, and where learning is confined to a few people, liberty can be neither equal nor universal.” Benjamin Rush
“If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav'd. This will be their great Security.” Samuel Adams
The American left today, despises freedom and has embraced totalitarianism. The actions of the American left, in order to transform the United States, now emulates other despotic autocrats as they follow the actions of those whose goal it was to transform their nations to a despotic totalitarian state.
On 25 October 1917, the day after the Bolsheviks seized power, a resolution temporarily forbidding the publication of bourgeois papers and counterrevolutionary publications was issued. On 27 October the Council of Commissars published its Decree on the Press, which gave to the Council of Commissars the right to close down newspapers which advocated resistance to the new authorities or were “sowing confusion by the obvious distortion of facts”.
In January 1918, the Constituent Assembly was suspended, non-Bolshevik political organizations were outlawed, and a strict censorship was imposed. The new regime was forced, due to circumstances, to not to tolerate freedom of criticism, nor repudiate terrorist methods. The new government was firmly on its way to a long period of one-party control in Russia. Censorship was critical.
One of Goebbels first acts was to supervise the burning of around 20,000 books by Jewish or anti-Nazi authors by the SA on the evening of May 10, 1933.
The Reich Press Law of Oct 4th, 1933 banned all Jewish or liberal editors and journalist. The government could now ban newspapers in order to force owners into bankruptcy. Newspapers had to print views which the Ministry agreed with or face the consequences. Newspapers had to print views which the Ministry agreed with or face the consequences. Journalists were given press briefings with information the government wanted public.
University researchers and lecturers were directed by the Ministry to support Nazi views or face dismissal. Between 1933 and 1938, 3000 academics were dismissed. Senior professors and rectors were
Totalitarianism= A political system in which the state holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life whenever necessary.
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