A 5th Column Administration?
Leading into World War II there was much talk about a fifth column, an internal force meant to undermine the United States. It wasn’t just here in the United States. In France the Fifth Column was blamed for aiding Nazi aggression in France.
Wikipedia describes a Fifth column like this: A fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group—such as a nation or a besieged city—from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation. The activities of a fifth column can be overt or clandestine. Forces gathered in secret can mobilize openly to assist an external attack. This term is also extended to organized actions by military personnel. Clandestine fifth column activities can involve acts of sabotage, disinformation, or espionage executed within defense lines by secret sympathizers with an external force. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_column)
The term was so popular it turned up in novels, films and even animated shorts. It also wasn’t limited to the United States. It was global. Almost as quickly as it had come into existence it also seemed to disappear with the close of World War II at least until the 2015 attack by French-born Muslims on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage said that Europe had “a fifth column living within our own countries.”
The Fifth column was seen as a force that advanced a regime bent on totalitarian controls through sympathetic efforts outside of military force. The recruiting for this type of activity involved primarily seeking out political malcontents hungry to be an insider connected to power. Another recruiting tool was to advance the idea that the fifth column activities were bringing about economic prosperity and peace to the masses by appeasing the superior military power. This tool could be effectively used in undermining the existing government by painting them as the stumbling blocks to peace and prosperity.
To the Fifth column, the radical was to be advanced at all cost to bring about a transformation of the fundamental principles of the existing government.
While the Fifth Column has existed throughout history it has generally functioned to advance empire building by activating the Fifth Column efforts as a totalitarian power sought to expand its borders and infiltrate another country. In that connection it has often been about Empire Building…imperialism….the establishing of a universal system of power or as J.R.R. Tolkien would write “one ring to rule them all!” That ring, like in Tolkien’s mythical world, gave those who possessed it great power but that power was sustained by a force of absolute control. It is the corrupter of Liberty and the destruction of the Individual all in the name of the collective support of that new world order.
When the phrase was coined there was the fear of an infiltration of fifth column forces into political powers; that this fifth column would actually take over their governments although it was generally exposed and stopped by a people who saw their freedom and liberty as precious commodities.
In America the turning point, at least in my opinion, was when the communists were able to turn the Activities of the House Un-American Activities Committee into a witch hunt using Senator Joe McCarthy as their poster child. It didn’t matter to the public that McCarthy was in the Senate and therefore had nothing to do with the actions of the House Committee. All that mattered was the alleged “cruel treatment” of communists in America even though those communists were setting a course to destroy the foundational principles of America.
It was almost as though they we are witnesses to the turning Abraham Lincoln’s words into prophecy
At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?– Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!–All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
Look at America right now. Many Democrats are looking a Bernie Sanders as the viable alternative to Hillary Clinton and would willingly vote to put this man into the highest office in the land in spite of the fact that Bernie Sanders is a self professed socialist. While Sanders life has been connected to Communist efforts in the United States, in November 2006 Sanders turned his eyes on the U.S. Senate. Then-Senator Barack Obama, whom Sanders described as “one of the great leaders” of that legislative body, campaigned enthusiastically on Sanders’s behalf. When a Washington Post reporter asked Sanders just prior to the election: “Are you now or have you ever been a Socialist?” Sanders replied, “Yeah. I wouldn’t deny it. Not for one second. I’m a democratic Socialist.”
In 1990 Sanders ran for a seat in the House and one of his first accomplishments after being elected was the establishment of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The Progressive agenda has always been the advancement of Socialism in America and mainstream Americans who once would have been angry by such attempts have fallen into a passive sleep, thanks in large part by a massive indoctrination effort that includes the media and public schools along with our government.
The creation of the Administrative State through the voluminous Departments, Agencies and Commissions allows the progressive agenda to be advanced largely unnoticed by most Americans until it is already being implemented and its really too late for them to fight back. The agenda is then advanced on the local level by bringing in “advisers” who are considered specialists because they’ve been trained to advance the progressive agenda by making certain no conflicting factual evidence is used in their training.
By carefully controlling the rhetoric to make the assault on foundational principles sound welcome (Sustainable Development, Race To The Top, Patriot Act, Affordable Healthcare Act, Patriot Act, etc) since no right reasoning individual could possibly oppose such things, at least not until they actually read the bills. And you can cite quotes from the bill and they’ll look you straight in the face and tell you it doesn’t mean what it literally says. Why not, because some specialist told them so.
Part of the goal is to move the world into a centralized socialist rule advancing principles of globalism. We should all understand that there has always been a global market. Even before America was the United States of America we engaged in trading with other parts of the world. The difference between that form of global marketing and the one being advocated for by the globalist progressives is that we used to control our trade, now the global powers control us and we seem all to willing to surrender to that authority over our trade (NAFTA, TPP, etc). In fact, part of the reason for the American revolution dealt with England’ attempts to control the trade of the individual colonies. They saw this as a violation of their right to property and their right of association.
Obama warned us all that he was about to transform the fundamentals of America and it’s easy to point the finger of blame firmly on him but he couldn’t have accomplished all that he’s managed to do on his own. We have a congress that has been more than complacent to sell out America to the highest payers in the progressive globalist empire building. While this administration has been espousing the horrors of American Imperialism (empire building) and Colonialism with darned little evidence to back up those claims, he is at the same time promoting a complete Imperial Global empire ruled by a progressive elite who desire to control everything in our lives. If they have to lie to us to advance their agenda, so be it.
We already know that Beghazi was part of a scam to put weapons into the hands of a people who have called for the destruction of America. We know that there are more than 1,200 cities in the United States where Mexican Drug Cartels have established strongholds and there is more than enough reason to believe the DEA has enabled much of this as has Homeland Security in making sure not to enforce immigration laws and keeping our borders as porous as possible. Those actions have allowed the establishment of sleeper cells in the United States of radical Muslim extremists. That should come as no surprise to us though since the Muslim Brotherhood has active high-level appointed positions in the Obama Administration with access to key security information.
The Center for Immigration Studies tells us that more than 200 cities, counties, and states across the United States are considered sanctuaries that protect criminal aliens from deportation by refusing to comply with ICE detainers or otherwise impede open communication and information exchanges between their employees or officers and federal immigration agents. Not that it would matter since Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson admitted that the Obama administration doesn’t want to force state and local governments to comply with federal immigration detention orders. (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/watch-dhs-admits-to-gowdy-it-wont-force-sanctuary-cities-to-comply/article/2568265).
Again, if you think this is purely a Democrat or Obama issue then you’ll have to explain why two GOP Senators (John Cornyn (TX) and Lamar Alexander (TN)) are working over-time to put an end to amendments that oppose so-called “sanctuary cities” where federal immigration laws are ignored and violent illegal criminals are routinely released back into the public.
At the same time the war on traditional values in America has been ramped up and we have a Supreme Court that has become complicit in advancing the radical Progressive war on family and faith. That war on faith and family is fueled largely through the Administrative State where the IRS, DEA, Depart of Agriculture, Education, Health and Human Services….you name it; wage daily war on the traditional values of American families and their faith. The right of association is rapidly fading in America as is the right of Property. The EPA has advisers in virtually every Department in this Administrative body and all of this is framed to advance Sustainable Development, or Agenda 21…the global control of all property rights.
Again, Obama didn’t do this on his own. It took a long time to build all these Administrative Agencies while working hard at making sure that the progressive belief system has permeated all of them. Obama just took what they built and then further unleashed them to, as Thomas Jefferson complained in our Declaration of Independence “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”
Just this week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled Tuesday that two nonprofits — the Catholic Little Sisters of the Poor and Reaching Souls International — must comply with the accommodation provided to religious charities, hospitals and schools according to a news story from The Washington Examiner. While businesses must cover all types of birth control in their employee health plans under the Affordable Care Act, some employers with religious objections can get around the requirement by delegating that responsibility to a third party. In other words, these groups who take a stand based on their faith principles must accommodate and appease making them accomplices to something that is defined by their faith as a moral crime. With the courts approval of same-sex marriages, the courts will continue in their persecution of people of faith to firmly imbed the Progressive Agenda as the official religion of the land.
There are Republicans who think conservatism is a nothing more than a campaign slogan, there are democrats who think conservatism is a mental illness and there are third parties more interested in advancing Anarchy then they are with restoring foundational principle to America.
It would appear that Lincoln’s observation about America’s downfall coming from the inside may indeed come to pass and for many people who call themselves Americans while having no clue what that really means beyond the concept of where they were born, America’s downfall will be death by suicide…perhaps more akin to assisted suicide, but suicide just the same.
Cells of 5th columnists in America could be stopped but it’s much more difficult when it is the government itself that is functioning like a 5th Column to undermine America, destroy the economy of the people and waging war on the traditional moral faith based principles that once led this country to being a bright and shining city on a hill.