Epoch Times: The formation of a totalitarian state is just about complete in America as the most powerful public and private sector actors unify behind the idea that actions to stamp out dissent can be justified, according to several experts on modern totalitarian ideologies.
While many have warned about the rise of fascism or socialism in “the land of the free,” the ideas have largely been vague or fragmented, focusing on individual events or actors. Recent events, however, indicate that seemingly unconnected pieces of the oppression puzzle are fitting together to form a comprehensive system, according to Michael Rectenwald, a retired liberal arts professor at New York University.
But many Americans, it appears, have been caught off guard or aren’t even aware of the newly forming regime, as the idea of elected officials, government bureaucrats, large corporations, the establishment academia, think tanks and nonprofits, the legacy media, and even seemingly grassroot movements all working in concert toward some evil purpose seems preposterous. Is a large portion of the country in on a conspiracy? Read More …
Opinion: The idea of so many government bureaucrats, corporations, academics, think tanks, and mainstream media all working in concert is what my late friend and mentor, Jack Kinsella, would say, they are all working independently for the ‘grand conspirator’.
When you consider some of the recent moves the so-called masters of the universe have pulled off just in the past week, even a secular academic should be alarmed.
There is virtual silence about Facebook, Google and Twitter banning the former President of the United States from free speech.
There is virtual silence about Antifa/Blm riots in the Pacific Northwest
And virtual silence about the shabby treatment of US National Guard troops in Washington, D.C.
Here’s a video from the parking garage where 5,000 members of the National Guard who were guarding the Capitol are being forced to stay. pic.twitter.com/bREUxt1tRi
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 22, 2021
Do leftists really think that they are exempt form censorship? Do none remember the famous writing of the 19th century theologian Martin Niemöller?
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
When the final man of sin takes the world stage, his second in command, the False Prophet (Rev. 13:11) will treat everyone the same. Everyone will worship the Antichrist or they will be killed. Everyone rich and poor will accept a mark or be killed. Everyone, except the Church of Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thess. 4:16-17, 1:10; Romans 5:9, Revelation 3:10
See “Is the Church in the tribulation” here