I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself… I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.
Socialism, Marxism, Communism. Dictatorship of the proletariat. Total democracy, no countries, no government, total unity and freedom, nobody has more than anyone else, we all are equal. Saddle up the unicorns, right? Sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it?
Except it is all a total crock of bullshit.
The political left is absolutely spot on when they say that Obama isn’t a socialist, that Democrats aren’t Marxists and that the political left in America isn’t communist. They are something far more dangerous – they are “progressives”.
I always place the word “progressive” in quotes when speaking of the political ideology and its purveyors because they are actually some of the most regressive people that I have ever met. At the blog progressingamerica, they have a very accurate description of “progressive” ideology:
What is progressivism then? I can sum it up in three words:
Progressivism is “Regulation, not socialism”. (Charles Richard Van Hise’s words)
In Hise’s 1912 book, Concentration and Control, wrote that there is a way to achieve the same ends of socialism (which entailed the government ownership of the means of production) if the government could just dictate methods of operation and prices through regulation. This is the same point that we explored here in a post titled Checkbook Socialism:
As with almost everything else, things change and as they do the definitions should change to match them. When this definition of socialism was coined, to own and central plan an economy actually meant that a government had to have ownership of the “means of production” which would have been the physical raw materials, manufacturing facilities and employ the people. Today, as we have shifted away from the need for many of these physical means of “production” and toward more of an electronic society, the “means of production” has come to be more related to capital and fungible currency than a smokestack. If you control the flow of money, it is not necessary to own the physical assets because you can control the asset through money flow. I call this “checkbook socialism”.
When I think about the differences in political ideology, I think of examples like this:
- Think of America as a large pitcher of water and the citizens as cups. Since we all have different skills, abilities and desires, we all are cups of different sizes. In a free enterprise system, each cup can hold as much as it can take and has a chance to enlarge itself over time through education, hard work or any number of ways.
- In communism, you have the same pitcher and cups but the pitcher takes all the larger cups and cuts them down to the same size so that no cup can hold more than any other until it can enlarge all the cups at the same time. It is forced equality but it is equal, every cup gets treated as badly as the next. It doesn’t matter how large you were, you will get trimmed down so that you won’t get any more than anyone else. At least in theory, the pitcher is supposed to enlarge all cups equally until all the water is gone and the pitcher is empty.
- In “progressivism”, you also have the same pitcher and cups as the first example, it is just that none of the cups are allowed to be filled any more than the cup that holds the least and the pitcher (the government) keeps the rest of the water for itself…and if you are a large cup, you get a line drawn on you (government regulation) to make sure that you don’t get filled any more than the smallest cup – but if you are a large cup that plays along, the lines don’t matter. The pitcher will reward you for going along with a little more water. The pitcher keeps the excess water to use as bribes for other cups that do what it wants to the smaller cups. The pitcher can’t afford a cupsurrection.
Black3 is spot on with his essays. This “progressive” ideology is the death of America. It isn’t socialism, Marxism or communism. It is a mutated retrovirus of these three combined with corporatism, cronyism and fascism. It is not about equality or fairness; it is about the power of centralized control and serfdom, especially of people who disagree with it. So many otherwise good people are being corrupted by this destructive ideology though its deceptive and manipulative methods. Many of these people have succumbed to its power and they aren’t even aware of it.
Agree with him or not, read Black3Actual’s posts. You need to know about the tools that he provides to recognize this evil as it hides behind the concepts of equality, fairness, justice and even Christian teachings and charity.
Folks, this is serious stuff. It has to be stopped. I’m far from what you would consider a radical and I don’t normally take an alarmist position but I believe that the world, not just America, is at a tipping point. There are mass demonstrations in the EU over austerity measures because the governments have created significant and widespread dependency. European society is ripe for the picking by statism because a man cares little for ideology when his family is starving. His allegiance is to whomever owns the bakery and the dairy…and the state means to own them because by owning them, they own the man.
The protests by the OWS crowd, the anarchists and communists in the US and across Europe are growing. We have an administration that believes that capitalism is the enemy. Russia and China are openly challenging America and is prosecuting a proxy war via their surrogates in the Middle East and Africa. Entire religions are being co-opted by totalitarian belief systems, little suspecting that these totalitarians will have no use for religion if (when) they succeed.
The dominoes are all lined up, just waiting for someone to tip one over and start the cascade. Europe is ready to fall. The Middle East is a tinderbox again, and Israel is at risk.
America is the only hope. The world needs leadership and America is the only country that can bring us back from the edge of the abyss. America is truly exceptional – in our historically consistent respect and protection of freedom and liberty. If you believe nothing else about America, believe that. It is up to us. Please, I beg you, help us turn this country around. Help us turn back to the ideals of the Founders and the strength that a commitment to God brings.
It can start in less than 100 days.