Obama rose to power in a fascist-style manner complete with mobs of adoring youth and vague utopian slogans.
Actually, what is scary is that on several occasions, Obama has manipulated crowds into calling for him to become a dictator and no one has called him on this.
For those who doubt me, you've seen it, where he tells supporters that he isn't a dictator, he can't just do things and the crowds actually egg him on. Because no one ever called him on this is the reason why he is now doing things that are not supposed to be done without Congresses' permission. The sequester has just given him cover to do more of them and to smoke screen his actions.
I am reminded that after the Israelites left Egypt they actually had a Democracy. God was the leader and every person was given the freedom to do as they pleased. The 10 Commandments were their constitution and laws. Still they called for a King.
Obama has screwed things up bad, but through the help of the press not reporting it and examining his actions, he has managed to escape being held responsible. He always blames someone else. This is exactly how Mussolini and Hitler became dictators. The mess they created got bad enough that their nations was willing to accept bondage in order to clean it up. Of course, we all know what happened.
Just to bring history forward. The Progressive movement of the lat 19th and early 20th Centuries was very dictatorial. Their ideas was to force change upon society for its own good. Eugenics was birthed in this movement. Nazis and to and extent the Japanese adopted the notion that their nations were superior and in order to progress they needed to purify it even more.
Rev. Wright's church preached a form of Liberation Theology called, Black Liberation Theology. The core belief is that blacks are superior to whites and that whites are an inferior race. This of course is a turning inside out of the Progressive movement, which had believed the opposite. The Progressives are not doctrinaire, but rather are dictatorial. They will adopt any belief so long as they get to control things.
At the real heart of the present movement is that they need to make things right, correct so called injustices and such. What they are really saying is that they want to get even for a wrong or perceived wrong committed against them and to do so by harming the people or the people they believe committed this transgression. This vengeance is really based on envy and greed. This brings us to the basis for Progressive Liberalism, is envy and greed.
It isn't greedy to want to earn more and to keep what you've earned. After all, either God gave you that money or it is the fruits of the gifts God gave you. It is greed when someone says that another person earns enough or too much and that government needs to make things equal and take or tax those earnings from them. Liberalism is the breaking of the 10th Commandment, "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's property." In a free society, my money IS my property.
Progressive Liberals sow sloth in the minds of people with the notion that they are entitled to something. This then becomes the empitusto tax, as in the US, or take, as in Europe, people's property, their money, from them. Since they are not entitled to that money and must conspire with government to take it from us, they are breaking the 6th Commandment, "Thou shalt not steal."
When Progressive Liberals sit in judgment over someone who may have earned more than them, they place themselves in God's stead and break the 1st Commandment, "Thou shalt not have other gods before me." Progressivism, Socialism, Communism, Liberalism, what ever you call it, is based upon sin.
Our parish priest just finished a book and suggested reading it called, "They fired the first shot." The author describes how Liberalism destroyes virtue.