SEE ALSO: A Legal Path Forward for the Florida GOP
“The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.”
Who said it?
Joseph Stalin of the USSR?
Or Brenda Snipes, the Broward County (Florida) Board of Elections Supervisor?
Does it matter?
Books such as The Gulag Archipelago detail the ruthlessness of Stalin, responsible for the death of millions (with Communism overall estimated to be responsible for approximately 100 million deaths during the 20th century). While we are not suggesting Ms. Snipes and her fellow Democrats are at present plotting Gulags and mass murder, we are asserting that there is a shared propensity for totalitarianism.
As David Horowitz has observed: “Inside every Progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out.”
Characteristic of totalitarians is the compulsion to seize, and then maintain near absolute power over others – on a country if not a global scale.
Further, whether by megalomania (Stalin) or utopianism (Progressives), there’s a sense that “by any means necessary” is justifiable to achieve and maintain that power to consummate their higher cause – be it through a faux “workers paradise” under a Communist USSR, or a “sustainable utopia” of global social and economic control under a Progressive Agenda 2030 and “multiculturalism.”
“By any means necessary” includes “transnational progressivism” to achieve their goals (and ultimately impose) their goals through international bodies and the levers they provide (it is highly recommended that you also see more on “transnational progressivism” here and here – very eye opening).
On the domestic front, “by any means necessary” includes an amoral acceptance of non-violent techniques, such as willful deceit; to intimidation (threats of regulatory retaliation or harassment, or job loss); to street-thug violence and, eventually, a police state or military force.
For our Leftists, the selection amongst those international and domestic means is not based upon any ethical or moral considerations, but strategic and tactical ones. They make a calculation based upon the power assets they have at their disposal at a particular time, and which of those amongst them will at a particular time and place best advance their agenda.
In these United States the Progressive Democrats do not yet have at their disposal a Soviet-like KGB or military. So their “by any means necessary” does not yet include imposition and maintenance by overwhelming force, simply because don’t have those means. For now. But what they did with the IRS against Tea Party groups, and FISA abuse against the Trump campaign provides us a salient preview of what awaits on a broader scale, should they achieve dominant power.
They do have – right now – the means to advance through deceit, subterfuge and street level intimidation (note that the National Socialist Brownshirts and Fascist Blackshirts existed for this very purpose before those forces came to have power over national police and military).
Thus we could say that “by any means necessary” really means “with any and all means currently available.” That includes undermining our nation from within by hijacking our democratic institutions in order to eventually displace them with de facto totalitarian ones.
This is not a foray into “political fiction” or conspiracy theories. This is what Saul Alinsky preached in Rules for Radicals – the near-Bible of the American Left.
A reformation means that masses of our people have reached the point of disillusionment with past ways and values. They don’t know what will work but they do know that the prevailing system is self-defeating, frustrating, and hopeless. They won’t act for change but won’t strongly oppose those who do. The time is then ripe for revolution. – Saul Alinsky
It’s already been successfully accomplished elsewhere. And Not a Shot Is Fired details, from the Communist perspective, how they pulled it off in Czechoslovakia (it is available for free at the link, and just reading the short introduction is sufficient to convey the gist of what occurred, and why that same mechanism does present a very real threat here).
The Communists in Czechoslovakia likely learned from their forbearers in Italy. Note this telling paragraph from this 2008 piece titled What is Fascism? by John T. Flynn:
Few Americans are familiar with a department of human art in which European radicals have specialized for many years — the art of revolution. Revolution through the barricades or by mass proletarian attack upon a regime is no longer thought to be a practical art. Revolution by procedures within the framework of the existing constitutional system has been for many years the accepted technique. There is a considerable literature on this subject which Americans, little concerned with revolution, have ignored. But we know that Mussolini’s reading had been largely devoted to this very literature.
The central objective of this type of revolution is to produce confusion. Groups of all sorts unfriendly to the regime must be encouraged and activated whether they are in agreement with the revolutionists or not. They add to the divisions and the sense of hopelessness. Violence is a second arm of action. It intimidates the weak and creates disorder that harries the indifferent citizens. Within this atmosphere of division, intimidation, and disorder it is possible for an audacious and assertive and cocksure minority to force itself into power by quasi-constitutional means after which it can use the parliamentary and constitutional instruments it then controls to work its will upon the whole fabric of the society. The Fascist Party performed this function.
Democratic Socialists of America, anyone? Is it not significant that many candidates of the “Democrat Party” have a past associated with, and current membership in the Democratic Socialists of America? Does it not seem to be just one big, happy (Collectivist) family?
Are we to not believe that today’s Progressive movement in America has not studied and learned from the successes of its Fascist and Communist forbearers in Europe?
After all, in the end they’re all Collectivists, they’re all Leftists, so it would be naïve to assume that they do not “study together.”
Does Mr. Flynn of ten years ago not describe the type of fomented division and disorder being initiated and promoted by today’s Democrat and Progressive “Resistance”?
After eight years of Obama’s “fundamental transformation,” presumptively the Left believed that with the election of Hillary they could continue the mission of using “the parliamentary and constitutional instruments it then controls to work its will upon the whole fabric of the society.”
The Deplorables’ election of Donald Trump threw a monkey wrench into their plans. So for them a recalibration of tactics was necessary, though the ultimate goals remained unchanged.
So in today’s America we see Progressives engaging in Brown and Black-shirt like street-level intimidation and violence (Antifa); voter fraud (pre-filled out voter registrations sent to illegal aliens by the Texas Democrat Party; Texas poll workers allowing illegal aliens to vote).
In close elections voter fraud can be the deciding factor – just ask John F. Kennedy, Al Franken and, perhaps in days, Kyrsten Sinema, Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum (amongst several others).
It would not be surprising to establish that the (misnamed) “mainstream media” deliberately announces (inaccurate) polls declaring tight races precisely to set the stage to render superficially plausible Democrat come-from-behind victories – thanks to “penumbras and emanations” of just enough Democrat ballots found after total Republican candidate vote numbers have been announced.
Such cheating, deception, intimidation and violence are emblematic of Democrats in and Progressives (but I repeat myself). If they believed in our country, they would respect our rule of law, our rules and our institutions. But they don’t.
For these amoral souls, Alinskite “ends justifies the means” – and their ends do not include a United States of America operating as a free, constitutional republic.
We’ve been subjected to two years of domestically fabricated “Russian collusion by the Trump campaign” with the 2016 election.
So does the Democrat emulation of Stalinist ballot-counting count as actual “Russian election interference?”
Perhaps not; but we can inarguably assert that the Democrats’ voter fraud includes an element of Russian inspiration.
Somewhere in hell Stalin is looking up at his Democrat Party spiritual offspring, and exclaiming: “Way to go, Comrades!”
Mr. Wigand is the author of the book Communiqués From the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, which is available on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions. Comments or questions for Mr. Wigand may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org— he will make every effort to personally respond to each email.