I do not take the topic of this week’s missive lightly, and it comes from experience. Back in the mid-80s, I was a young Army Paratrooper Lieutenant assigned to the 325th Airborne Battalion Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy. Each January-February, we did training exchange rotations with the famed Berlin Brigade. They would come down to Folgaria, Italy, and participate in our cold-weather mountain warfare training course. We would deploy to take advantage of their MOUT (military operations in urban terrain) facility. While in West Berlin, by agreement, members of our military could travel into East Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie.
I remember receiving the safety brief about being situationally aware of the East German secret police, known as the Stasi. They would be shadowing us and ensuring there was no conversational contact with East Germans, beyond purchasing goods. The Stasi was part of a brutal regime that imprisoned its political opposition; many of whom were never to be heard from again. What I witnessed as a young 24-year-old Army officer was something I never wanted my country to experience.
Sadly, what I did see then has now infiltrated our country. When Joe Biden stands before an ominous and extremely dark backdrop to castigate millions of Americans as extremists, fascists, threats, and enemies, we have crossed an extremely dangerous Rubicon. This is the mantra of the real fascists, socialists, Marxists, and yes, communists, to disparage their political opposition, dehumanizing them, and setting them up for a “by any means necessary” agenda of suppression, silencing, and eradication.
America is becoming a Stasi state.
Over the past year, we have seen parents who resisted the indoctrination of their children be attacked. How interesting it is that the National Association of School Boards, of which many state school boards are members, wrote a letter to the U.S. Attorney General demanding that parents showing up at school board meetings be designated as domestic terrorists. And even in the Lone Star State of Texas, we had two dads arrested in their homes, before their families, at night, in Round Rock, Texas, all because they spoke up about transparency and their disagreement with the current superintendent.
Recently, the American Medical Association sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General. Their letter demanded that anyone, including journalists, who speaks out against child gender modification, mutilation, surgeries, puberty blockers, and hormonal therapies be investigated. So, in other words, a medical association, which we all know is quite leftist, does not want any speech against surgically mutilating young children. Based upon a video from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, it appears that this is a lucrative business. Matter of fact, Planned Parenthood has opened up a new line of business in child gender mutilation surgery. Take note that a gender mutilation surgery center in San Francisco sought to sponsor a drag event at a gay bar in San Diego for children.
Speaking of California, its state legislature just passed a law, which will surely be signed by Gov. Newsom, that will punish medical professionals spreading so-called Covid-19 “disinformation.” Since when were elected officials smarter than medical professionals? The most severe punishment is the revocation of a medical license. The state government is now interjecting itself into the doctor-patient relationship.
The U.S. Department of Justice just announced it will begin an investigation into Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. Why not investigate Kroger acquiring Albertsons? Oh yeah, Twitter is an information platform that the leftists, and fascists, do not want to lose. I guess the world’s richest man is not out of reach for the American Stasi state. And the same DOJ is opening an investigation on Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis for transporting 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard…but no investigation into the Biden administration doing (which it still does) the very same thing all across the nation?
Indiana congressional candidate Jennifer Ruth-Green had her military personnel file illegally accessed and given to Politico for a hit piece that revealed her sexual assault while in Iraq. The U.S. Air Force has come out publicly and stated that it had no record of anyone requesting under FOIA to obtain her personnel file, which Politico said they did. Jennifer Ruth-Green is an Air Force Academy graduate, but sadly, she is a Black female conservative. To the American Stasi state, she is the enemy for being a black woman that is not a socialist or Marxist.
And so it goes when an 83-year-old pro-life volunteer, Joan Jacobson of Michigan, was shot because she believed in the very first unalienable right, life, for the unborn children of America. Or what about 80-year-old Julie Jaman of Port Townsend, Washington, who was banned from her YMCA for complaining about a gender dysphoric male staff member being in the women’s locker room and heckled by the Stasi state brown shirts? Or how about the unfortunate story of 18-year-old North Dakota teenager, Cayler Ellingson, who was run down by a triggered Marxist believing the kid was a Republican extremist? None of these stories received any coverage from the American Stasi state media propaganda wing.
Americans deemed the political opponents of the Stasi state are being targeted and having their homes raided…yet not one single black-clad and masked Antifa leader has been arrested. And even if they were, the Stasi state, meaning Kamala Harris and her ilk, will raise funds and advocate for their being released. And even in our nation’s capital, a new Bastille has arisen, a place to unlawfully detain and hold Americans with their due process constitutional rights being violated.
This is all the result of constitutional conservatives, concerned parents, and those who believe they have a right to free speech, free expression, peaceably assemble, and petition their government for a redress of grievances being labeled as domestic terrorists, fascists, and the enemy. If you are burning down city blocks, attacking law enforcement, and entering the country illegally, that is permitted by the American Stasi state, along with releasing violent criminals back onto our streets.
The midterm elections will determine whether or not our constitutional republic survives or if the American Stasi state expands.
Who knows, perhaps one day, I will have the late-night banging upon my door because I dare to cower in fear, intimidated into silence, afraid for my family. Perhaps I will have my bank account suspended as have so many others. The funding of 87,000 new IRS agents is not in the interest of the American people. It is in the interest of the American Stasi state, to be weaponized against political opponents.
Unity for the progressive socialist leftists and Marxists means conformity…or else. I find it funny because during the Trump presidency, all we heard from the left was “Resist.” Thanks, y’all, that is exactly what I plan to do…Steadfast and Loyal.
Algorithmic Analyst says
Thanks Allen, excellent article.
Not ne says
2930 Rockaway Avenue Oceanside IV Building above the 4th Floor is a black site operated by Brosnan Security and his inside Hispanic Mafia and outside Black Mafia together the New American Stasi Brown Shirts the New Ubermentions,running an electronic concentration camp deploying directed energy weapons abuses and tortures atrocities that are crimes against humanity genocides in this building and throughout the state
The Democrat version of “democracy” is modeled after Cuba, North Korea and Belarus
The Left uses the same words but not the same dictionary. Except when they use the word to describe our system – a democratic republic with checks and balances rather than a pure democracy (i.e., mob rule), the Left sees democracy as a pure egalitarian state in which no individual has any more right to influence decision-making than any other due to, e.g., having more money to obtain access to media.
This is why Communists often refer to their countries as “The Democratic Republic of …” or “The Democratic Peoples Republic of….” So when they say “democracy” they mean either mob rule or communism.
The vegetable criminal Biden has a body double.
Thank you Col. West. Excellent commentary as usual.
William in Ajax says
Liberty… allows free people the right to be, to think, to worship, to live and to let live.
The left doesn’t believe any of that. Especially the let live part.
Let that sink in.!
J.J. Sefton says
“The midterm elections will determine whether or not our constitutional republic survives or if the American Stasi state expands.”
It’s already dead, Col. West. We are now in a sort of zombie-state/interregnum and while voting, insofar as motivating masses of us to show up and overcome the known cheat factor (that alone is indication that we’re a banana republic), yes that is vital.
But our society at every level has been so thoroughly corrupted, and as much as a third or more of our citizenry supporting those who control the instrumentalities of power and influence who look upon us as a cancer to be eradicated, voting alone is not going to solve this long-term.
Mo de Profit says
You need 51 Donald Trumps elected.
The leftist elites have gone too far and previously liberal minded people have had enough.
Biden SS Gestapo (SchitteStain) Regime
Excellent column. Let’s not forget the 12 pro-life Christians who were arrested by the FBI for praying outside abortion clinics, while 80+ pro-life centers are bombed and vandalized without a single arrest!
Perfectly stated, Col. West. I walked over into East Berlin in ’68. Even as a high school student, the memory is very strong. The locals just looked at you, and they knew. I think we were the only ones who smiled the whole time I was there..
David Tate says
This is a good column. I recall serving in West Germany during the 1980s. I am appalled by what I see happening. Unfortunately, I suspect that there is evidence to indicate that the “revolution” took place from June 2020 through January 2021. Things have changed dramatically in the United States in terms of where and how political power is centered. I think that we have already transitioned to a “Stasi State.” I see a very downward slope to the trend line.
Justin Swingle says
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DEMOCRAT PARTY? I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, are hostile to people of faith and spirituality, demonize the police and protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents, and above all, dragging us ever closer to nuclear war. TULSI GABBARD
Stephen Triesch says
My leftist sister thinks that I have been “radicalized” because I oppose: FBI SWAT teams been deployed against people accused of minor crimes; the sexualization of young children via exposure to drag queen shows and pornographic textbooks; the politicization of the DOJ and FBI; the sham J6 Committee; open borders that facilitate human trafficking and the flow of illegal drugs; efforts to disarm the public and criminalize self-defense; election laws that facilitate fraud; racially divisive CRT curricula and seminars; and widespread censorship, often encouraged and applauded by mainstream media. These views of mine make me an ‘extremist” in her view.
So sorry this is happening to you.
Therein lies one of our difficulties. How do we conceptualize leftists? They demonize. They hate. They are emotion-based but their emotions are second hand from the media and from repeating slogans.
Shall we hate in return? It is tempting.
i walk a fine line. I do not hate but I stay centered and self confident. I have retained most family and work relationships, by avoiding many topics and “ redirecting” their hostile or snide comments of which there are sometimes many. I have let friendships with leftists go., however. Too much trouble..
The 727s says
Time to stand and if necessary fight!
Our Constitutional Republic can only function with the consent of the governed not the current gaggle of communist hacks and useful idiots dragging about.
They may take my life but they will never take my freedom!!
Sanguis et sudor
I don’t get it.
Why do Conservatives labor to find “soft” labels to apply to the Democrat FascistCommies?
Marxism is at the root of Nazism, Fascism and Communism. ALL are LEFTISTS but apparently it’s politically correct to avoid referring to the Democrat Party outright as Nazis, Fascists or Communists. Better to be safe and use nicer, more erudite labels like Liberal, Progressive, Socialists, Marxists…and now we got “Stasi.”
Everyone WRONGLY accepts that Nazis and Fascists are on the RIGHT…THEREFORE, MAGA and anyone to the “RIGHT” of the Democrat Commies who want a secure Border, Freedom and the Constitution are automatic Fascists. That’s really stupid.
A great point. Not much will be accomplished until the right properly identifies their political opponents. The left has shown they pull no punches when it comes to pointing fingers and making accusations. (See Biden’s address from Independence Hall.) At it’s core, the left is simply Marxist. Their goal is destruction for destruction’s sake. They believe in a Utopia that doesn’t exist. The main thing Marxist agitators fail to acknowledge is, once they have brought down the “constructs” they despise, they become the new “constructs” their ideology demands be brought down. It’s a cycle of idiocy without end. Their Utopia is always one revolution out of reach.
David Ray says
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
A narcissistic quip from B. Hussein that buttresses your last point.
THE TRUTH says
FLUSH ALL LIBTURDS!!!!!!
J West says
We are paying the price for not being vigilant about the education of our kids, That is where the future is determined … in the class rooms of the nation …. right now, those class rooms are run by mentally ill leftist monsters,
We need to take back the school system and control it from the right.
We need to purge the public sector and get rid of the mentally ill leftist cube workers.
We need to treat the gender insane like the insane,
We no longer have reliable elections due to leftist fraud and cheating, So …. we had better make the right moves from here on or it’s all over for freedom and prosperity,
I want to speak to those members of the Democrat party that have been left behind by the twisted, sick, perverted “Democrat” party we have today.
I know you are saying at least to yourself because you know you will be silenced, doxxed, cowed into submission “This isn’t me” “This is not what I stand for”
Question…. what do you stand for? What will it take for you to step back into the fray?
Step away from that which repulses you. Your silence, your complicity makes you guilty by osmosis.
We’ll have you. I’ll have you. My side, our side is true love and light.
If not now when.
Spurwing Plover says
The Democrat Party the Party of Traitors
Stephen Anderson says
“Who knows, perhaps one day, I will have the late-night banging upon my door because I dare to cower in fear, intimidated into silence, afraid for my family.”
It doesn’t read right. Why are they banging on my door if I am already cower in fear.?