FASCISM BY ANY OTHER NAME IS JUST AS DANGEROUS
By Pastor Chuck Baldwin
August 15, 2006
Speaking in Wisconsin last week, President George W. Bush declared that the United States is at war with "Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom."
That Islamic nations are a threat to Western civilization is long established. Islam has always been a violent faith system. Since the inception of Islam, "infidels" (translated: anyone outside the Islamic faith, especially Christians and Jews) have been targeted for death and destruction. In this regard, nothing has changed during the past 1,500 years.
American patriots, especially Christian patriots, need to take a step back from their criticisms of President Bush long enough to recognize the very real and serious threat that Islamic nations pose to the United States. It is also a fact that if Islamic leaders have their way, Israel will be obliterated from the face of the earth! That is a reality that cannot be explained away!
That said, it is incumbent upon all of us to remember that it is internationalists in Europe and America that are largely responsible for the tensions that envelop not only the Middle East, but also the entire planet! Let's be blunt: the international elite use conflict in the Middle East (and elsewhere) to keep the cauldron of global tumult boiling! Violence and fear serve the interests of internationalists very well! And it is at this point that I find President Bush's remarks disingenuous.
How can President Bush refer to himself and the rest of his administration as lovers of freedom when they have done much to restrict and collapse freedom within the United States? It makes one wonder what Bush's definition of "freedom" really is!
At the end of the day, what difference does it make who takes our freedom away? Would anyone want to argue who was the worse tyrant, Hitler or Stalin? Was fascist Germany better or worse than socialist Russia? Does anyone truly want to argue the nuances as to whose fascism is worse?
You see, the Islamic governments of the Middle East are supplied by Russia and China. And who, pray tell, supplies Russia and China? The governments of the United States and Great Britain.
In an attempt to create a global economy, international bankers and commercial moguls have supplied eastern powers with the tools and wealth necessary to augment a host of rogue regimes-regimes that are violently hostile to the United States. Remember, too, that the U.S. and Great Britain have opened the welcome mat to all forms of foreign investment and immigration to the point that it is doubtful that our two countries truly have much authority to direct either our financial or our military affairs!
Does anyone really believe that the United States is not capable of protecting itself from virtually any threat without surrendering our constitutional liberties? Only gullible and gutless people would respond in the affirmative!
Yet, our leaders in Washington, D.C., insist on keeping our borders open and unprotected. They refuse to halt the influx of Middle Eastern Muslims. They continue to promote so-called "free trade" deals with third world countries. They push forward with attempts to merge independent nations into regional, hemispheric entities.
All of the above accomplishes only three things: 1) it guarantees persistent and continual conflict, 2) it creates ever-increasing encroachments upon our liberty, and 3) it facilitates the transfer of independent nationhood to international governance. And that, my friends, is the intended goal!
Should we recognize and deal with the threat of "Islamic fascists"? Yes, of course. (The problem is, we are NOT truly dealing with it at all!) At the same time, we should also deal with the fascist tendencies of our own political and commercial leaders. Anyone who insists that Americans give up their liberty in the name of security is guilty of the same evil he purports to protect us from! In other words, fascism by any other name is just as dangerous!
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Chuck Baldwin is Founder-Pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. In 1985 the church was recognized by President Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.
Dr. Baldwin is the host of a lively, hard-hitting syndicated radio talk show on the Genesis Communications Network called, "Chuck Baldwin Live" This is a daily, one hour long call-in show in which Dr. Baldwin addresses current event topics from a conservative Christian point of view. Pastor Baldwin writes weekly articles on the internet http://www.ChuckBaldwinLive.com and newspapers.
Yet, our leaders in Washington, D.C., insist on keeping our borders open and unprotected. They refuse to halt the influx of Middle Eastern Muslims. They continue to promote so-called "free trade" deals with third world countries.