Earlier in the week, I posted about Obama's proposed civilian security force and included some information about how Hitler did the same thing when he first came to power. Courtesy of FaultlineUSA, here is some more information on how that whole gig works and why it's a dangerous concept according to history:
The Praetorian Guard was a special force of household troops used by Roman Emperors. Augustus saw the need to establish a body of soldiers explicitly loyal to himself. Following the death of Sejanus the Guards began to play an increasingly ambitious and bloody game in the Empire. With the right amount of money, or at will, they assassinated emperors, bullied their own Prefects, or turned on the people of Rome. In 41 Caligula was killed by conspirators from the senatorial class and from the Guard. The Praetorians placed Claudius on the throne, daring the Senate to oppose their decision.In 1925 Adolf Hitler formed his own personal bodyguard called the Schutzstaffel (SS). The SS was a major Nazi organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. The SS grew from a small paramilitary unit to an elite, powerful, force that served as the Fuhrer's “Praetorian Guard' the Nazi Party's “Shield Squadron” and a force with as much political influence as the regular German Armed Forces. Built upon the Nazi racial ideology, the SS, under Heinrich Himmler's command, is said to be primarily responsible for many of the war crimes perpetrated by the Nazis during World War Two.
Recently Mr. B. H. Obama, President-Elect of the United States of America, said the following:
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Mrs. Obama said this:
“Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation. That you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.”
For those of you who traipsed into the voting booth and dropped a ballot for Obama, ask yourselves this: Has Obama described a “New National Brownshirts” organization to make sure you conform to the “Change” he promised to bring you?
Yes, it is called the “Civilian National Security Force.” But what will be its duties? What Obama described is another military unit separate from the current US Military. Other countries have, or had, their national security forces. Countries like the old Soviet Union, Cuba, China, North Korea, and Venezuela, and in the past, Hitler's own “SS,” and let us not forget the Iranian “Republican Guard.” Glancing over this list of nations…did you happen to notice any similarities among them?
Alan Caruba, a friend and fellow blogger, said just a few days ago: “Barack Obama wants to institute a Civilian National Security Force, a vast militia not unlike Iran's Revolutionary Guard, a personal army. He knows he would need such a force to protect him and to enforce his will on Americans.” Alan went on to say: “If you want to see another civil war, just wait for this new security force to come into being. Obama would need it because the concept of Posse Comitatus forbids the use of the U.S. military to enforce laws within the nation. An army of domestic followers of “the One” would fill that need, assuming that all other law enforcement agencies failed to resist such a horrendous plan. Alan is “spot on” as our Brit cousins used to say.
We have learned that ammunition sales and firearms sales are at an historical high currently within the United States. Americans are preparing to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights. Our forefathers put that amendment in the US Constitution for just such emergencies as the one we may be seeing develop right now.
Now, here is the bone chilling truth: SOME American citizens will be, as usual, completely happy to allow the government to do whatever it wants as long as nothing is required of them. However, the majority of Americans will not sit idly by and allow a President or a Congress to go “rogue” on us without resisting with whatever means necessary.
At the risk of being referred to as some sort of Swamp Pundit, allow me to assure you it takes no special skill, no special talent, or gift, (as in a 'gift” to see into the future), to know there will be domestic violence in America's future. The country is ruptured now, and Obama's tossing of salt into the wound with his own “Praetorian Guard” will have no curative effect. In fact, just the opposite will occur. There are a lot of angry Americans between the two seas and short fuses are the order of the day.
When America is finished with its warm and fuzzy group hug, congratulating itself on how good it feels to have elected a black man as President, reality is going to set in. Reality can be a hard thing. The first thing Americans will realize is that the nation is just as divided as it was on November 3rd. They will realize, too, racism is still a fact of life in America, as it is in the rest of the world, and, about six months into the Obama regime, when those voters who were besotted by Obama's charisma suddenly understand there is no way he can even begin fulfilling the promises he made, “Buyer's Remorse” will set in. There are going to be some very unsettling times ahead for America. A Presidential Private Army will only make matters worse both for Obama and for the people of America.
I'm not sure how this kind of concept would be accepted in America, but I'm guessing it would first come as a sort of community organizing or local activist thing. At first, it would be some kind of happy-happy-joy-joy-yay-obama group intended to give youth — especially minorities — a place to belong and get involved in the political process. My guess is that it would quickly become some sort of grass roots movement driver, and that a single call from the Obamessiah would set these millions of youths in motion to demonstrate or flood the offices of Obama's political opponents with calls and e-mails to bully them into cooperating on legislation. We've seen what Obots are willing to do in the name of their leader — attack, smash, accuse, intimidate — so it's not at all a stretch to see this movement become something a bit more sinister over time.
Here's how it begins:
Here's some hope and change for you…
Barack Obama will require students to partake in 50 of community service in middle and high school and 100 hours in college:
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Via LGF Quick Links.
Don't think for a minute that this won't include some kind of indoctrination:
Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year.
At one time in our history church groups would volunteer to assist their community.
Now, we have the Church of Obama.
Maybe this helps explain the sudden surge in firearm sales.
Related… This was timely.
Claudia Rosett wrote more about Obama's ideas that subordinate individual freedom to the collective.
This is getting a little scary.
It looks like the Obamessiah is going to govern like he campaigned – remember how his campaign included calls for mandatory volunteerism? Now it looks like his own version of the Hitler Youth is not going to be voluntary, but mandatory. So, obvious question: what happens if your kid doesn't want to participate? Remember, the Democrat party is the party of GET OUT. They tried to destroy Joe the Plumber simply for asking a question. They banned two TV stations for trying to conduct a real interview that lacked the requisite softball questions. Even now, they're doing it to Joe Lieberman for supporting McCain. This is how Obama ran his campaign, and this is how he's going to govern. Can we say Communism or Marxism yet? You were warned…!
The other thing that concerns me is that this civilian security force is supposedly going to be as well-funded and organized as the military. Now, let's think a minute. What is a civilian security force going to do with half a trillion dollars in budget? Are they going to be armed? If so, why? Don't we have a police force to do homeland law enforcement? What happens if this civilian security force runs afoul of the law (not that any Obama supporters would do that, of course), especially if they are armed?
These questions are just the beginning, and we really need to understand what Obama has in mind with this. I can't see any way this would not be a bad idea for the country. History shows us what happens when a private security force dedicated to any one leader is established. Let's not make that same mistake here in America, okay?
There's my two cents.