An assessment of
Issue #122 • March/April, 2010
Foreigners can sometimes give you an insight into what is going on in your own country. Stanislav Mishin is a Russian online blogger who has given many of his American readers a clearer vision of what is happening in America. A student of history, especially Russian and American history, his commentaries about the United States are seldom sympathetic, usually sarcastic, and laced with misspellings. But, in my opinion, they are fairly accurate. The following excerpts are from a post last year:
“It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
“True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.
“Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.
“First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite tv dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy.” Pride blindeth the foolish. . .
“The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe. . .
“First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?
“These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters. . .
“Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK’s Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.
“Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “freeman” whimper. . .
“The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.”
Stanislav’s sentiments are shared by many foreigners, especially those in former Soviet Bloc countries. They have the advantage of seeing America from afar, from countries that are still trying to emerge from having been dominated, then bankrupted by a socialist tyranny for most of the twentieth century.
Many of us in America have for years been sounding the alarm about America’s descent into socialism and tyranny. John Silveira’s book, The Coming American Dictatorship, is a collection of articles that began appearing in the pages of BHM 10 years ago.
I think America is on the verge of ruin. Eight years of an inept, free spending Republican President, and now a free spending Democrat as President. In this fall’s election I suppose we’ll throw some of the Democrats out of Congress and put some Republicans back in. As Stanislav says in another post,
“When both candidates come from the One Party Two Branch Marxist system of America’s so called democracy, where third parties and independents need not apply, nothing changes.”
What has happened to our country? Why can’t most Americans see it? Are they as brainwashed as Stanislav asserts? Why do we keep voting for one side or the other of the same coin. Third parties are obviously locked out of American politics. Everyone knows that! We have a one-party rule just like the old Soviet Union used to have.
Someday soon I think the government will begin arresting people like me. They will not call us dissidents, like they used to in the old Soviet Union. They’ll label us extremists, maybe even terrorists, and charge us with conspiracy or some other ambiguous crime. The Patriot Act, our government’s response to our “war without end,” the War on Terrorism, put the KGB-like machinery in place.
Did our Founding Fathers anticipate this scenario when they founded our Republic? Of course they did! In fact, they discussed it at length, and they built safeguards into the Constitution. We, the living, are supposed to be the guardians of that Sacred Document.