The rush to publish warnings in 2008 was shared by myself and author Naomi Wolf. I discovered, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, by Wolf while on the book circuit while I was promoting my book, Choosing Honor. Our books shared floor space, if not the same booth shelves. We both called out to readers to pay attention or we, the people of the United States, would lose our Republic, our individual sovereignty and most of our freedoms.
In truth, our warnings had begun to hit the mainstream earlier, the 2005 film, V For Vendetta is proving more and more prophetic in a creepy Covid way. The Science Fiction warnings about how Totalitarian Dictatorships rise to power with the full support and actions of the population willingly following dominate the last century. Health crisis gives plausible reason for inflicting lock downs on innocent people, it is “for the good of all.”
The good of all, is honor. This honor quickly crosses moral and ethical lines when put into place by “might.” Right through might becomes a morally and ethically nebulous line of action. The “good of all” put into place by authoritarian might within occupations and or when facing survival is conditioned into human behavior. Milgram studies continue to demonstrate that all it takes to get good people to inflict horrifying physical pain on an innocent other is for authority to tell us that we will not get into trouble as long as we are following orders, doing our job which is for good and that the victim signed up for it, asked for it. Subtext, you will not question evil if your way of living depends on you supporting the evil.
No one can doubt that this psychological message is well known and validated repeatedly by many well informed journalists, authors, Matt Taibbi, Chris Hedges, and Greg Greenwald, to name a few. You would think with all the great independent work out trying to keep free thinking independent people aware, the Republic would be standing strong. It isn’t. Covid took the legs of truth, justice, free economies and democracy right out from under the Republic of the United States of America. Underscoring this reality, Naomi Wolf has revisited the list of markers for Fascist take over of a population that she delivers in her book,”End of America.” What she has found is that we are much further along the list, in fact in the midst of complete subjugation today.
Pay attention. Remember a nation can only succumb to a dictator if people will do as directed. Question authority, maintain personal sovereignty and realize today we do not face one dictator, as Germany did last Century. Today we face a global oligarchy of corporate dictators. How you spend your money will dictate the outcome of the authoritarian reconfiguration, reset of our lives. What we choose to do with “orders” is in our hands, the power is in the hands of the people if we want it.