Glenn Beck has ‘discovered’ an evil, menacing, no good, new world order, Marxist fascist liberal Muslim satanic agenda or something in some benign progressive manifesto ‘that shall not be named’….ooooooh spoooky:
During Glenn Beck’s rousing weekend speech at the Summer Retreat for the David Horowitz Freedom Center, when discussing the fact that Americans do not know their own history, he pulled out a book with a shockingly prescient message.
“The President when he went to run for his second term…put out a video and it was on and then it was off. And it went away quickly because when I saw the title I said, “Oh I know that title.” And it was pulled within the first day.”
So this scary spooky evil plan?
A strong, centralized government.
An executive arm growing at the expense of the legislative and judicial arms. In some countries, power is consolidated in a dictator, issuing decrees.
The control of banking, credit and security exchanges by the government.
The underwriting of employment by the government, either through armaments or public works.
The underwriting of social security by the government-old-age pensions, mothers’ pensions, unemployment insurance, and the like.
The underwriting of food, housing and medical care, by the government. The United States is already experimenting with providing these essentials. Other nations are far along the road.
The use of the deficit spending technique to finance these underwritings. The annually balanced budget has lost its old-time sanctity.
The abandonment of gold in favor of managed currencies.
The control of foreign trade by the government, with increasing emphasis on bilateral agreements and barter deals.
The control of natural resources, with increasing emphasis on self-sufficiency.
The control of energy resources-hydroelectric power, coal, petroleum, natural gas.
The control of transportation-railway, highway, airway, waterway.
The control of agricultural production.
The control of labor organizations, often to the point of prohibiting strikes.
The enlistment of young men and women to youth corps devoted to health, discipline, community service and ideologies consistent with those of the authorities. The CCC camps have just inaugurated military drill.
Heavy taxation, with special emphasis on the estates and incomes of the rich.
Not much “taking over” of property or industries in the old socialistic sense. The formula appears to be control without ownership. It is interesting to recall that the same formula is used by the management of great corporations in depriving stockholders of power.
The state control of communications and propaganda.
I suppose if you repackage the same old strawman as a new bogey man it becomes all shiny and new new. Right?
Soon you shall all be forced to join the Peace Corp… bwahahahahahah