I'm going to look specifically at the organization Adolph Hitler built in a relatively short period of time. But the organization Obama has cobbled together from the element already in place, in just over four years, a much shorter time, is almost beyond belief. I think parallels can be drawn between the structures. Hitler's major acronym organizations were the SA, the SS and the SD. These Nazi organizations were the SS or Schutzstaffel, the SD or Sicherheitsdienst, and the SA or Sturmabteilung. We might as well mention the Gestapo and define it: "a secret-police organization employing underhanded and terrorist methods against persons suspected of disloyalty."
Now, before we go too far, I'll just review some of the organizations being manipulated by Obama and his Administration that, when combined and working in unison, may very well give Obama the most powerful domestic spy organization that has ever been directed by a nation at that nation's citizenry. The IRS (Internal Revenue Service), the NSA (National Security Agency), the DOJ (Department of Justice), USSS (United States Secret Service), the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), the DOD (Department of Defense), the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), HHS (Health and Human Services, and the TSA (Transportation Security Administration), just for starters.
Hitler's SA were also called the Brownshirts and were known as bully boys. They were the first Nazi political party, and their role was to gain control of the streets, indoctrinate the people, educate them on Hitler's goals, and educate them to be Hitler fanatics. Were they "community organizers?" Now, which organizations that support Obama would be counterparts to some of these political goals? Maybe the NEA (National Education Association), ACORN with its control of the polling places and manipulation of voters, the Black Panthers with their intimidation of voters alongside ACORN, and the IRS intimidating conservative voter organization, are good prospects. You can look at the activities of the federal agencies and Obama supporters, above, and fit them in as you consider them applicable. I don't even know how to fit in the raw, liberal trade unions that are quasi-extensions of the Obama Administration, and support him with huge financial support, irrespective of their members' desires. Nor, do I know how to fit in the Liberal media; they may not be spies, per se, but they are certainly complicit and totally supportive of Obama's drive to Socialism, at least. I can hardly imagine what will be the outcome of his brand of Socialism.
The SS was a very elite group, and it became the "Nazi's own private army." Think about that description, and then consider what Obama and Janet Napolitano are doing with the Department of Homeland Security. Do you remember that in 2008, Boulder, CO, Obama promised to create and establish a "Civilian National Security Force?" He also promised us that it would be "just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the US Military." Clearly, his subsequent moves prove he wasn't kidding or making empty promises. Janet Napolitano, Secretary of DHS recently purchased 2700 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles that many believe are to be deployed to local law enforcement agencies around the country. Has anyone see one of them setting in front of their local police department or in the possession of a county sheriff? Don't think so! They just sorta disappeared behind fences. She has bought 7,000 fully automatic rifles and 360,000 hollow point rounds to add to the 1.6 to 2 billion rounds DHS already has. Napolitano said these are for "domestic use." That's right! They are for use within the US borders. Note that she sure didn't mention "for use along the US borders." Too politically incorrect! No, those are to control us-we-you-me. So, Obama said, as he ran for President, that he wanted a "civilian army." Are you surprised that the SS was the "private Nazi army" that fought "alongside" the Germany Army? Oh, but the way, the authority for this Civilian National Security Force is going to surprise you-maybe! It is included within the thousands of pages of OBAMACARE.
Now, just imagine 54 MRAP vehicles positioned in each state, manned by dedicated sycophants of the DHS and Obama administration. The M-ATV MRAP can be equipped with an M240 7.62mm machine gun, or an Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher, or the Raytheon BGM-71 TOW II anti-tank missile system. Do you think such a concentration of these vehicles could nearly dominate almost any of our states? What happened to the concept of the National Guard in the separate states? Some of the National Guard units in the states probably have little more capability than this shadow army Obama has formed.
The SD, or (Hitler's) Secret Service, became the Nazi security department and took charge of foreign and domestic intelligence and espionage. We tend to think of the US Secret Service as the group that protects the President, the Vice President and key members of our government. But, the truth is that the Secret Service has become bigger and bigger, growing far beyond that role. For instance, the Secret Service can now overrule the local sheriff's and law enforcement officers in Colorado and other states with impunity. If Obama doesn't like the decision or position of a local sheriff in defense of the US Constitution, he can send in the US Secret Service and supersede our constitutionally elected local law enforcement in those states. Note that such US Secret Service actions are "domestic." Now, back up a step and tie that Secret Service role together with Obama's DHS "Civilian Army" capability being built by Napolitano across the nation.
A couple of weeks ago, Eric Holder told Congress, "We won't spy on you anymore (or as Suzann Darnall pointed out in her marvelous discourse, that might mean 'any more.')!" an admission that the DOJ spies upon us. Not much more to say about that! I'm trying to figure out the difference between Holder and Himmler. Well, I guess we haven't gotten as far in destruction of citizens by the Administration, but the "death panels" implicit in Obamacare have a most ominous implication. I won't even go too much further on abortion than just mentioning that he had Holder arrange to abandon any further DOJ resistance the "morning after pill" to massively increase abortions. I'll mention that abortion of millions and millions of viable babies is more strongly supported by Obama than any other President in history, and he even supported the killing of newborn babies as an Illinois state senator. On the death panel issue, I might as well bring in the HHS. Kathleen Sebelius of HHS has assumed the role of God by becoming a one woman death panel. She single handedly refused a lung transplant to a girl who has good prospects of survival with that transplant. Sebelius said, 'No!" She also made the heartless, snide, ruthless and mocking comment in justification of her decision, "Well, some live and some die." She contends it's not proper to allow the transplant--under her directives. Judge, jury and executioner, a self-appointed, omnipotent dealer of life or death. Maybe thoughts of Himmler aren't all that farfetched when I consider her dictum! Same principles aren't they? Just a matter of scale!
The TSA, under Napolitano's DHS has also done its own spying and intimidation. It became very intrusive upon media organizations who dared criticize its procedures. Anyone who dared complain of the ineptitude shown in carrying out the pat-downs, revealed the criminal behavior of some of the TSA agents doing the full body scans, or intimidating travelers, faced threats of huge fines.
The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has no reluctance to spy on anyone at any time. There was a time when its agents were looked upon with awe and respect. Now, they're looked upon as just another tool of the Obama Administration. Liberal malfeasance is selectively overlooked or trivialized by the agency, but even legitimate Conservative activities can be handed to the FBI, and they will pursue it with a vengeance, discrediting even the innocent if it's to Obama's favor.
The ATF's scandal, "Fast and Furious" is being covered as best Obama can do it, but it is still in the continuum of awful misuses of the trust we have placed in the government and the authority we have given them. I must also mention the ineptness of the ATF in doing "Fast and Furious," and trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear when they totally fouled it up.
So, yesterday's and today's Obama Scandal of the Moment is the NSA Data Mining, revealed by a 29 year old contractor who absconded to China and leaked the way the NSA has gone totally mad in decimating our Constitutional rights. Some of the government members who have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar on this misuse of information gathering are now giving Snowden, the leaker, the traitor treatment and calling for his head. Yes, he undoubtedly broke the law with his revelations, but I'm thinking that he revealed unconstitutional actions going on at breakneck speed. Am I at a point where I want to pardon this man for telling Americans what they need to know? I think that "what they need to know," is that Obama has taken the acceptable data mining of the past that was to specifically find intelligence on terrorist activities and turned it into data mining not only for that reason but to also collect information to be used for his political, liberal purposes against his political enemies.
Oh, how could I, a 27 year military veteran, actually name the DOD as a part of the taking away civil liberties? Well, Obama as, Commander in Chief, can tell the military what not to read, what not to access on internet, and what not to do religiously, as just a short list. Even while doing this to the military, he can use them for his own political purposes. He has his underlings disenfranchising them by withholding the delivery of ballots so they can't vote against him and his party, as was done in 2012. Also, I'm not talking about pressing US Marines wearing full dress uniforms into service as his umbrella holders (Does that make you think of Egyptian eunuchs made to fan the Pharaoh with feather fans to cool his brow?) Fortunately, that just makes Obama look the elitist. I did note that the two Marines appeared Caucasian. Can you imagine the uproar had George W. Bush had two Black Marines holding umbrellas over him and his guest in the Rose Garden? Obama can also use the military by accusing them of whatever he chooses. The latest distraction is a rash of charges against military members of sexual harassment while the IRS is being protected by his Administration on charges of criminal activities within the IRS, including prostitution rings and drug rings operating within the IRS circle.
Oh, Lordy! I'm getting tired, trying to remember all the Obama Scandals. The Department of State's handling and cover-up of Benghazi! The Obama DOJ cover-up of Fort Hood! The EPA scandal! How many scandals is one President allowed to have on the table at the same time? Think of it. Nixon resigned because of Watergate. He lied. That's it. Nobody died. Look at where people have died in Obama Scandals. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Boston Bombing (yes, it turned into a scandal when Obama's Administration allowed the intelligence on the bombers to just slip through, then submarined the surviving Islamic terrorist to get him and the scandal out of sight, out of mind).
My conclusion is that I can look at the various elements of Hitler's SA, SS and SD and find each of them as the Obama Scandals get uncovered. I didn't mention Obama's massive drive to take away our guns and eradicate the 2nd Amendment. But, when I look at all of these scandals coming together like a massive plan that may or may not being going sour on Obama, I can see why he would want the citizens disarmed.
© Colonel Curtis D. Dale, PhD USAF (Ret), JUNE 2013, Parker, Colorado