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  • Writer's pictureDale Hanks

We're Not in Kansas Anymore

I've been feeling it for a while--and I'm betting you have, too. It's an uneasy, uncomfortable sense that we're in a place we don't recognize. I don't recognize my country any more. I feel like an enemy in my own back yard. I can totally identify with Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, when she lands in Munchkinland and says, “Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.”

I remember a time, not so long ago, when politicians tried to persuade voters to cast their votes for them by talking about ideas and policies.

Well, things have certainly changed.

We've moved from the concept of democratic debate in the arena of ideas, to the doctrine of eliminationism. Eliminationism is the belief that one's political opponents are, in the words of Oklahoma City University School of Law professor Phyllis E. Bernard, "a cancer on the body politic that must be excised—either by separation from the public at large, through censorship or by outright extermination—in order to protect the purity of the nation."

Just in the last few weeks, we've seen leftists across the country single out and insult conservatives just for holding a different opinion.

For example, Kathy Hochul, Democrat governor of New York, told 5.4 million Republicans to pack up and leave the state. If you don't agree with her political agenda, “Just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong, OK?” she said. “You are not New Yorkers.”

Here in my home state of Florida, Democrat candidate for governor, Charlie Crist, told anyone who supports current Republican governor, Ron Desantis, that they have "hate in their heart."

It's readily apparent that Democrats who tout themselves as the "party of tolerance, inclusion and unification"...are anything but.

Joe Biden, in his inaugural address, said, "On this January day, my whole soul is in this: bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation."

That was then.

Now, Joe Biden is declaring conservative values to be “semi-fascist,” and those people who hold those values to be "domestic terrorists."

But I guess being called names is really nothing new. Barack Obama called rural conservatives "bitter clingers." Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables."

So, is calling those who hold differing views bitter clingers, a basket of deplorables, domestic terrorists, threats to democracy, xenophobes, transphobes, Islamophobes, whatever-phobes...a way to unify our nation? It certainly doesn't spread tolerance, compassion, decency and kindness. It is EXTREMELY obvious that their plan is to divide the nation into two classes: those who are with them, and those who are not.

If you don't think this is the official position of the Democrat party, I give you the occupant of the Oval Office himself--Joe Biden, the de facto head of the Democrat party. Biden drove the theme of eliminationism home this past Thursday, August 29th, with his dark and divisive speech in Philadelphia .

Interestingly enough, the speech was only carried live on CNN and MSNBC. The other major news networks declined to televise it. (Maybe because they read the advance copy of the transcript?)

Let me set the stage in case you haven't seen pictures or clips of the speech. Biden delivered his remarks in front of Independence Hall, where our founding fathers birthed our nation. The setting was bleak and dystopian. Drenched in blood-red light, Biden stood at the podium flanked by two Marines. The image couldn't have been more threatening:

In his 25-minute tirade, the president proceeded to address the nation--NOT about record-high inflation, NOT about food, gas, and energy prices/shortages, NOT about the crisis at our southern border, NOT about soaring crime across the country, NOT about China. Nope. He used the time to declare war on "MAGA Republicans."

In case you're interested in watching the entire speech, here it is:

So, what do these "Make America Great Again" Republicans want, that makes them such a threat to the progressive left's America?

Here's a partial list:

  • secure our borders;

  • hold fair elections;

  • return us to energy independence;

  • get back to being tough on crime;

  • put parents first in what our children are being taught;

  • stop the sexualization of children;

  • stop the genital mutilation of children;

  • allow school choice;

  • protect constitutional rights;

  • put America first.

One of those who reacted to Biden’s speech was Alma Ohene-Opare. He is an immigrant from Ghana, who waited 18 years to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. Please take five minutes to watch this MAGA patriot's truly inspiring message:

Given that the Democrats currently control all the levers of power in our government (both chambers of Congress and the White House), you'd think that these "MAGA types" aren't any threat to them at all. Why is Joe Biden so afraid, that he has to start out his speech by calling MAGA Republicans "a clear and present danger to our democracy?" Do MAGA Republicans truly (as Biden says) "embrace anger, thrive on chaos, and live not in the light of truth but in the shadow of lies?"

Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic,” Biden said. “There’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country."

Could it be that MAGA Americans are not a threat to our democracy at all, but rather a threat to the power of the progressive left?

The tenor and tone of Biden's "Soul of a Nation" speech drew eerie comparisons from all over social media. Memes depicted the entire scene as a speech in front of the "gates of hell":

… or as a tribute to the pagan god, Moloch,

Interestingly, the speech had an uncanny likeness to speeches by other dictators. If you replace the phrase "MAGA Republican" with the word, "Jew," "Japanese," Muslim," "Black," or any other sub-group of Americans, you realize how terrifying Biden's speech really was.

Biden's actions aren't there yet, but his words certainly indicate he is following the path of "eliminationism" ideology. The German people were propagandized by Hitler and the Nazi Party into believing that entire groups of people should be eliminated--Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, Gypsies, the mentally ill and disabled.

Gregory H Stanton, President of Genocide Watch, developed the "ten stages of genocide," which explains the different steps leading to the ultimate elimination of a targeted group:

As terrifying as all this is, in each of the early stages, there is an opportunity for members of the populace to halt the process and stop genocide before it happens. I realize that it seems a bit extreme to think that a Holocaust-like genocide could be repeated in our country. But it is a slippery slope, and we have already taken several steps down that slope. Once you have politicians declaring that an identifiable class of people are fascists, haters, and should be have created an eliminationism philosophy that can easily slip into the danger zone.

As an aside, there have already been some brave, outspoken MAGA Republicans who have been threatened physically. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was swatted twice in the past few days. Swatting is when a person makes a false report to the police to make them startle, arrest, or even harm an unsuspecting victim. People who call in these swatting attempts usually tell the police that the victim is a violent criminal or is holding hostages. Can you imagine what would have happened to Congresswoman Greene (who admits she was terrified at being awakened by yelling and a pounding door in the middle of the night) if she had opened her door with a defensive weapon in her hands?

As for Biden's damning speech, the good news is that the resulting public outcry and outrage HAS made a difference. The very next day, the White House decided to have Joe Biden walk back portions of the speech.

You know the speech didn't land well, when even CNN criticized it.

When questioned by reporter Peter Doocy of Fox News, Biden said, "C'mon, look guys, I don't consider any Trump supporter a threat to the country. When people voted for Donald Trump - and support him now - they weren't voting for attacking the Capitol. They weren't voting for overruling the election. They were going for a philosophy he put forward.'

Take heart, Patriots. Given that it took less than 24 hours for the White House to begin walking back Biden's inflammatory rhetoric, our voices ARE being heard.

No, we aren't in Kansas anymore. And clicking our heels together three times won't get us back to the way things were.

But by standing together and speaking out, we CAN make America great again.

In closing, THIS is what a real President looks and sounds like--it's the difference between night and day.

Remember that old saying, "Vote as if your life depends on it"?

This November, that will be truer than ever before

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”

— President Harry S. Truman


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