ECHOES FROM THE PAST: Lions, Sheep, and America

Written by Larry Usoff on December 8, 2014

Recently, I watched a TV program about the rise of the Third Reich in Germany, during the years 1932 to 1939.  Listening to the speeches of Adolph Hitler and the phrases he used back then…they sound remarkably like the phrases of our current imposter in the White House.   A different time, perhaps…a different country, perhaps, but the same ideology…the same steadfast delusional messages coming from someone that has been called delusional…and not just by me.  

We may not be hearing about a Third Reich, but we certainly are hearing about the “one world order” that will bring about world peace.   To one group of people in the world today, world peace means total submission to their view of the world.   Being an old man, I recognize it’s likely that the prediction of armed conflict in the streets of the United States will not be in my lifetime.   It most certainly will be in the lifetimes of my grandchildren and because they have been spoon-fed the lies and deceptions over the years, they will accept their fate…like sheep being led to the slaughter.

In that TV program, it was made very clear that Hitler was accepted by the German people because he told them things they wanted to hear.   By the time they may have realized what was really going on, it was too late…he was in complete control of the government and the people.  

Doesn’t that sound like the Kenyan-in-chief that our low-information, dumbed-down people elected…not once but twice?   He promised about their doctors, he promised about their health care, he promised to bring terrorists to justice.   All lies, except for one instance, and for that he had to be practically dragged to the desk to make the decision.   The one bright spot, the killing of Bin Laden, was not actually done by him, but he took the credit. 

Brave men stand ready to do violent things, in order to keep this country free…even while the Muslim-in-chief does his best to reduce the United States to a third-world  status.   The plans call for our armed forces to be reduced to pre-World War 2 levels, while terrorists around the world plot our destruction.   The parallels between the German people, and the American people, are many and it may come to pass that our very own wannabe dictator will be able to achieve his stated goal, to “fundamentally transform” the United States of America into a hellhole much like the countries he so admires.

Do you remember his desire to have a civilian army, equal in power to the US Army?  For what purpose would that private army be needed?   What about the rising number of people that are entirely dependent upon the largesse of the Federal Government for their existence?   Do you think they would vote against continuing to get the freebies from the government?   Did you really believe that the swarm of illegals coming here, and those that are already here, would not be made citizens, with full rights and privileges accorded to the legal citizens…and that they would not remember which political party gave them that extraordinary gift?  

No, my friends, the man who swore to protect and defend us turns out to have done just the opposite.  There is no doubt in my mind that the majority of the people in America today are more like sheep than like lions.  

The saying is “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion”…and that was said by Alexander the Great, one of the great military leaders of his, or any other time.   Our sheep are being led, not by a lion, but by a liar.


Larry Usoff
Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired. Articulate. Opinionated. Patriotic. Conservative. Cultured enough so that I can be taken almost anywhere. Makes no excuses for what I say or do, but takes responsibility for them. Duty. Honor. Country. E-mail me at: