Yesterday The Washington Post reported that the State Department, headed by Rex Tillerson, has been ordered to scrub the term “democracy” and “justice” from its mission statement.
This is extremely serious. Sure, it’s only words, but changing the language is a first step toward tyranny. George Orwell’s novel 1984 is cautionary tale about what can happen (and has happened) through the simple changing of language — either removing or adding words, or using words as propaganda. Words are powerful tools. The fact “democracy” may be removed is concerning, because it does seem this White House wants to do away with democracy and lead us in an authoritarian direction.
I do not understand why something this serious isn’t being reported by other news sources. Do they not want to panic us? Is this being suppressed? It should be blaring all over the news media and splashed all over the front page of every newspaper in the land!
We are fast falling into fascism. How long before the jackbooted military police start rounding up people the GOP doesn’t like? This wasn’t an election — it was a coup. This is probably the most disturbing, scary thing I’ve read yet — another step toward becoming the religious dictatorship they want. And I trust the source.
Their plan is to re-write the Constitution.
Imagine an America that is like a high-tech Feudal Europe, or like Venezuela today.
From the comments under the article:
Imagine an America where there are no regulations of any kind and where the church can set the social standards for society. It’s Oligarchy at it’s finest. Just think about the rich families in Italy and the Catholic church in the middle ages. You were pious and did your work, didn’t complain, weren’t educated unless you were monied and always supported the aristocracy and the church. That was your life.
This isn’t some harebrained conspiracy theory. It really could happen, if these evil men get their way. The patients are running the asylum now.
They need six more states to reach the required 31. Then they can change the Constitution however they want. THIS is the big story they have been trying to distract America from the entire time.
Americans should be marching in the streets in protest. If it passes, expect to live in a religious oligarchy with no social services or regulations or departments of any kind that benefit the nation as a whole.
Already, I don’t recognize the country this still was 7 months ago.