One hallmark of the left, whether it be the Stalinists, Maoists, National Socialists, or Castroites, is political purges. Remove all opposition from within the political structure. Political structure means civil service, police, military, educational system, etc. In other words, any government entity which has contact with and influence on the public.
A purge does not necessarily consist of executions or disappearances. For example, the public education system of this country was largely purged of anyone capable of critical thinking decades ago and filled up with agenda-driven union hacks.
I am concerned that a political purge of Constitution-abiding police officers by the federal government may be coming. Why? Because the feds would rather have your local police be loyal to the feds during a national crisis than be loyal to the citizens and the Constitution.
This idea came to me the other day when I was talking with a couple of friends about the state of our country and what is happening locally. Both have been recently employed in law enforcement, one currently. Both were concerned about federal grand jury investigations of the local police department.
I have to admit that I am not a fan of some of the recent shenanigans in our local police department and that I tend to agree with David Codrea and Will Grigg that a number of police believe they are special and above the law. So I was not immediately sympathetic to the local police feeling the squeeze from the feds.
It then occurred to me that the feds investigating the Spokane police is a bit unusual. The police here do not appear to be engaged in massive corruption schemes and wholesale civil rights violations. The rights violations here appear to be mostly the ordinary out of control cop getting physical with a citizen and the usual blue wall of silence. However, we do have a good state Attorney General in Rob McKenna and there are lawyers in the area who have been quite successful at going after the police for wrongdoing. Intervention by the feds just does not seem to be necessary.
The police officers who abuse their position and the citizens they serve are vastly outnumbered by the officers who faithfully do their job, believe in the Constitution and Constitutional government, and do not intend to obey unlawful orders. These police officers are a threat to Obama's "progressive" (Marxist) takeover of the country.
Remember when Obama said, "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" on July 2, 2008? Link. Just what would this "civilian" force be used for? To enforce the progressive agenda is my thinking. This would be the Obamaist Democratic version of the Nazi brownshirts. Lest anyone think this was just a campaign speech idea, see this.
Those law enforcement officers and government officials loyal to the progressive establishment will be tasked with enforcing the unconstitutional progressive laws that come out of the Democratic Congress and the Obama administration. They will be assisted by the Obamashirts (the civilian national defense force envisioned by Obama), or it may be the other way around.
The left cannot have law enforcement officers or government officials who place their duties to the Constitution and the citizens above loyalty to the progressive movement. Those who would adhere to the Constitution and their duty to the citizens and refuse to put down citizen protests against the unconstitutional laws and usurpation of power by the left have to be purged. It happened in the USSR, Nazi Germany, Mussolini's Italy, Castro's Cuba, Chavez' Venezuela, Communist China, and on and on.
The citizens of this country are too well armed for too many "disappearances" to happen before an open revolt would occur. Likewise, it would be impossible to get far with executions of purged officers and officials before open revolt would occur. The left will use the silent purge of federal legal action against those officers and officals not loyal to the progressives. For every one that is targeted by the FBI, the U.S. Attorney, or other federal agency, ten good men will resign or retire. I am told that this is already happening within the ranks of the CIA. It won't take long before those officers and government officials who uphold their oath to the Constitution will be a small minority of those serving.
History in the 20th century is replete with examples of this happening. If you don't have time to read the history, perhaps a bit of fiction will illustrate the point. Read "Flip of the Coin" over at AR15.com. Could the Obamashirts be like the Progressive Auxiliary in the story? We'll find out.
Get ready, it's coming.
Silver Takes the Elevator Down, Report 30 April, 2017
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