I fight my darkest fears by trying to convince myself that this will all blow over in a few years. They will overreach and economic liberty will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of our future years of economic malaise. I quell my worst fears because I can not see any reason that we are moving towards anything, but slightly bigger government and higher taxes.
Then, I see comments like this from Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton:
Make no mistake: Angry right-wing populism lurks just below the surface of the terrible American economy, ready to be launched not only at Obama but also at liberals, intellectuals, gays, blacks, Jews, the mainstream media, coastal elites, crypto socialists, and any other potential target of paranoid opportunity.If someone this powerful and this influential is building the case that the opposition is filled with Nazis, where does this end?