The Totalitarian Takeover, Part I {With Assorted Videos}

There is no right to be stupid. It is not one of the basic rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.

Eric Voegelin

What is this business of totalitarians taking over the world? Who are they? Why do they do it? Eric Voegelin says totalitarians are alienated people. A psychologist, who authored a book titled Political Ponerology, says that abnormal psychology is behind it. There is merit in many of these observations. We are dealing with an outbreak of abnormal personalities in the political sphere; that is, people who should never be allowed near political power. And yet, they are drawn to it and nobody stands in their way. Once upon a time abnormal people were persecuted. Today they are “mainstreamed” and celebrated, even elevated. Thus we find strange personalities ascending to power on every side.

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