By Don Feder:
Totalitarians expect their commands to be obeyed instantly – and without question.
Someone once said that if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the guise of fighting fascism. Updated version: Fascism has come to America, in the guise of fighting a virus. Nowhere has Democrats’ totalitarian instincts come out more clearly than in their response to the coronavirus.
David Horowitz says: “Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out.” In the case of Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the totalitarian is not only out but goose-stepping toward the New Reich. Instead of “Sieg Heil,” it’s “Obey or Else.”
On April 17, 3,000 to 4,000 came to the state capital to protest the shutdown and some of the governor’s more outrageous edicts, to wit: You can’t travel between two residences you own. You can fish in a kayak, but not a motorboat. You can buy lottery tickets but not garden seeds. Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich explained: “We’re trying to keep the peace,” but “The economy is coming apart in northern Michigan…. People are frantic to get back to work. They have been very edgy.”
Whitmer is a particularly nasty piece of work. She railed that the demonstration was a political rally “where people aren’t wearing masks and they’re in close quarters and they’re touching one another.”
Whitmer warned: “That puts us in a situation where we might actually have to think about extending the stay-at-home-orders, which is supposedly what they are protesting,” Mr. Orwell, call your office. (“Right thinking will be rewarded, wrong thinking punished.”)
Fascists don’t like protests against themselves. They expect their commands to be obeyed instantly and without question.
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