Originally posted December 2, 2022.
Hello, America. American broadcaster Paul Harvey wrote and recorded “If I Were the Devil” in 1965.
There couldn’t have been any better planned strategy to destroy America than we have already suffered in the last two years, Victor Davis Hanson warns over 50 years later in American Greatness.
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VDH lists the 10 most egregious strategies for engulfing America in darkness. Mr. Hanson titles it “If You Really Wanted to Destroy the United States, Then…”
It would be hard to imagine any planned agenda to destroy America that would have been as injurious as what we already suffered the last two years.
- Surender our Energy Independence
- Reduce new gas and oil leases on federal lands to the lowest levels of any president in history.
- Cut back production at precisely the time the world is emerging from a two-year lockdown with pent-up consumer demand.
- Make war on coal and nuclear power.
- Drain the strategic petroleum reserve to make the pain for consumers more bearable for midterm election advantage.
- Print Trillions of New Currency
- As the lockdowns end, print trillions of dollars of new money as demand rises.
- Saturate consumers with COVID-19 subsidies.
- Keep interest rates low, well below the rate of inflation, as new money is printed.
- Ensure that passbook holders earn no interest as skyrocketing prices reach the highest per annum level in 40 years.
- End America’s Physical Boundaries
- Render it an amorphous people and anywhere space.
- End any vestigial difference between a citizen and a resident.
- Up the current nearly 50 million who were not born in the United States —27 percent of California’s population—to 100 million and more by allowing 3 million illegal aliens to enter per year.
- Destroy Public Trust in Elections
- Render Election Day irrelevant.
- Make proper auditing of 110 million mail-in/early ballots impossible.
- Normalize ballot harvesting and curing.
- Urge leftist billionaires to infuse their riches to “absorb” the work of state registrars in key precincts to ensure the correct “turn-out.”
- Blast as “election denialists,” “insurrectionists,” and “democracy destroyers,” anyone who objects to these radical ballot changes, neither passed by the U.S. Congress nor by state legislators.
- Weaponize the FBI, CIA, and Department of Justice.
- Redefine Crime: a rich man’s crime vs. a poor man’s necessity
- Those who need stuff should be entitled to stuff.
- Rewrite or ignore laws to exempt the oppressed who take or do what they want as atonement for past systemic racism and oppression.
- Junk the ossified idea of a melting pot and multiracial society united by common American values and ideals
- Seek to be a victim and monetize your claims against perceived victimizers.
- Call anyone a “racist” who resists.
- Encourage each tribe, defined by common race, ethnic, gender, or sexual orientation affinities, to band together to oppose the monolithic “white privilege” majority.
- Encourage social and tribal Racially discriminate to end discrimination.
- Greenlight statue toppling, name changing, boycotting, cancel culturing, ostracizing, and Trotskyizing.
- Erase the past, control the present.
- Render the United States just one of many nations abroad
- Abandon Afghanistan in shame.
- Leave behind thousands of loyal Afghan allies, billions of dollars in equipment, a billion-dollar embassy, and the largest air base in central Asia.
- Appease the theocracy to reenter the Iran nuclear deal.
- Beg enemies like Venezuela, Russia, and Iran to pump more oil when it is politically expedient for us to have abundant supplies—oil that we have in abundance but won’t produce.
- Discourage friends like Guinea from producing more energy and cancel allies’ energy projects like the EastMed pipeline.
- Trash but then beg Saudi Arabia to pump more oil right before the midterms for domestic political advantage.
- Neuter the 1st Amendment
- Enlist Silicon Valley monopolies to silence unwanted free speech while using Big Tech’s mega profits to warp elections.
- Declare free expression “hate speech.”
- Criminalize contrarian social media.
- Demonize half the country as semi-fascists, un-Americans, insurrectionists, and even potential domestic terrorists
- Try to change inconvenient ancient rules: seek to pack the court, end the filibuster, junk the Electoral College, and bring in two more states.
- Twice impeach a president who tried to stand in your way. Try him when he is an emeritus president and private citizen. Raid his home.
- Seek to indict a future rival to the current president.
- Never mention the origins of the COVID virus
- Never blame China for the release of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
- Exempt investigations of U.S. health officials who subsidized Chinese gain-of-function research.
- Ignore the Bill of Rights to mandate vaccinations, mask wearing, and quarantines.
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