The censorship has begun. You think these are small steps taken by independent news organizations at a time that seems coincidental. CNN and other networks have banned conservative talk show hosts. Many industries have cut advertisement on shows such as Glenn Beck’s. We have been so focused on an overt attempt to curb conservative speech through legislation like the Fairness Doctrine that we are ignoring the back room arm twisting that is making censorship a reality in our lifetimes. Ask yourself, have any of these networks ever banned liberal talking heads, such as Al Sharpton or James Carville. Just because they don’t have the audience that conservative radio, why should they not be subject to the same scrutiny and bans. Each network is jockeying to become the “State” broadcasting agency of the future. Remember ABC doing the 1 hour infomercial for Obama’s health plan. Remember NBC’s primetime special on the Camelot of our new administration. Each and every week that goes by, I see the steady movement toward a dictatorship as seen in Nazi Germany. I remember similar predictions during the Clinton administration, but the difference is that the Clintons look like Winston Churchill when compared to Obama.
This weekend, I watched the movie Valkerie. Aside from the controversy surrounding Tom Cruise, the movie was pretty good. The plot is about how regular men and regular army officers did not want to see their country become Hitler’s Germany. They did not want the concentration camps or to see all of Europe in shambles. They saw the writing on the wall. They decided to take action to end Hitler’s administration. Unfortunately, their plan did not work, and millions more lost their lives. I saw many parallels to today and had hope that even in the darkest times, there are still individuals that act out of principle. Are we seeing America become Obama’s America. Will the American people take action at the ballot boxes to take away democrat power in 2010. Will they continue and deny Obama a second term. What will the cost be if we don’t’ act.