Is there anything less American in spirit than the lockdown orders we’re seeing around the country?
Unless you’re lucky enough to live in Texas or Florida, you could face serious legal hurdles over the holiday season. The mask has already come off from the CDC and people like Dr. Anthony Fauci. Now, when they’re telling us that hugging your grandmother or even petting a dog during a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, Americans are even less inclined to take these authorities seriously than they were just one month ago.
The richest part about all of this is the way progressives are patting themselves on the back for supposedly defeating fascism in the form of President Donald Trump — as they simultaneously advocate for lockdown policies that are nothing if not fascistic in nature.
Mandatory quarantines, curfews, limits on assembly, and widespread surveillance are all hallmarks of actual fascist governments. But these are all policies the Democratic Party favors at the moment. Sure, they defend their position by saying that these are emergency measures — but so has every single fascist government in history.
Remember, Adolf Hitler was democratically elected in Germany. When the Nazis transitioned the country into a one-party state that quashed all forms of political dissent, they defended it as an emergency measure to keep the country stable. We all know how that turned out for everyone involved…
If we learn nothing else from this confusing and frustrating chapter in our nation’s history, it should be this: fascism will always present itself with a caring smile. Sure, when most people think of “fascism” — they imagine troops marching around with skull pendants on their shoulders. But fascism, like every other political ideology, evolves with the times. What we’re seeing now is just a super “woke” and PC version of it.
Here’s Michell Malkin with more thoughts.