Read this article from The American Thinker, by an author who "holds the U.S. National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, which is the Intelligence Community's highest honor."
...Put all this together, and what we have in our country today isn't a democracy and it isn't a free-market economy. Reader, what we have now is a revolution.
This revolution won't be stopped, and our country won't be rescued, by the Republicans in Washington. This isn't because they lack the votes. It's because most of them are careerist hacks who've been playing footsie with the Democrats for too long; with very few exceptions they lack the intellectual firepower to articulate the present danger, and the political courage to stand up to this Administration and really fight. But for the absence of frock coats and pince-nez glasses, these Republicans in Washington remind me of those bumbling Weimar Republic politicians in Berlin who never grasped where Hitler and the Nazis were going until it was too late to stop them, or of those hapless Mensheviks in Moscow's Duma who let themselves be tossed into history's dustbin by Lenin and his Bolsheviks...
Take the time to read the whole thing, including the comments.
Now put on your cold-eyed analytical glasses and ask yourself if the prescription set forth by the author has a rational chance of success in a country filled with scores of millions of socialists and their (short-term) beneficiaries.
I do agree with his final paragraph:
...The alternative to launching this kind of peaceful and political counter-attack is horrific. Right now sales of guns and ammunition are rising sharply. This reflects an intuitive grasp by grass-roots Americans of what history teaches may lie ahead. It was only after the Nazis had secured their grip on power in Germany, and only after the Bolsheviks had seized control of Russia, that they set out to disarm and destroy the vast numbers of ordinary citizens who - to the astonishment and fury of the revolutionaries -- just wouldn't go along.
That's when the real shooting started, and when blood began flowing in the streets.
Stories like this one today should give everyone even more grounds for concern, as Billy Beck discusses.
Prepare to stand.
A lot of theories and brave words are about to be put to the test.
Audentes fortuna iuvat.