by Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Almost since his inauguration, many on the left have insisted that President Trump has had a desire to become America’s first dictator.
Admittedly, many of us on the right also thought this of the president. But it didn’t take long for Trump to prove us wrong – and I have personally been more than happy to admit that I was.
However, when it comes to dictator wannabes, there have been at least a few, and all have had one thing in common. They’ve all been Democrats.
Andrew Jackson, was our first Democratic president and monarchical aspirant, which is how he earned the nickname, King Andrew. Others include Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama and, of course, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
But there was another, and he still holds the title of Worst of the Worst. I’m speaking of none other than Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States. He is the father of modern-day leftist authoritarian progressivism – right out of Fabian Socialist academia.
To prove my point, I offer exhibit A:
During World War I, Woodrow Wilson created the “Committee on Public Information,” or CPI.
The wicked progressive and Wilson adviser Edward Bernays described the CPI as the “engineering of consent” and “the conscious manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses.” Wilson, in the CPI, had created America’s first official government propaganda department, designed solely to control the population and manipulate their behavior.
One example of manipulation the CPI produced was a World War I liberty Bond poster that read: “I am Public Opinion. All men fear me! If you have money to buy and do not buy, I will make this No Man’s Land for you!” Now that’s not at all creepy, is it?
In today’s climate, many of our shutdown-hungry governors might reword it like this: “If you are ordered to comply and do not, I will make this No Man’s Land for you!”
The CPI trained groups of almost 100,000 men to give four-minute propaganda speeches to any audience that would listen. They were aptly named the 4-Minute Men. They extolled the greatness of government and portrayed Woodrow Wilson as a larger-than-life leader. They also produced and released many government propaganda films.