You wanted it...you got it. Now we all get to live with the consequences.
About Richard Geno
Richard Geno is president of The Conservative Forum, providing general oversight of the organization working with each of the board and executive committee members. Mr. Geno is active in the Media Committee, BACORP (college outreach program), and submitting letters to the editor in coordination with the Writers Group.
Marxist-Leninism is Coming to America
New Deal or Raw Deal?
Marxist-Leninism is Coming to America
March 3, 2009
In his book Das Kapital, Karl Marx wrote ominously in 1867:
"Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalized and the State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to Communism."
It helps to have willing accomplices in the White House and in Congress. Sadly, Marx's prediction is eerily wending its way through the American system.
A new Fox Dynamics Poll shows really how much trouble we currently have in America. Universal food? Should the government provide food for every person? In the FOX Poll, 68% say yes. Healthcare? 66% say yes. Housing? 52% say yes. A job, 51% say yes.
51% of Americans today say everybody who wants one should be provided a job. People haven't been taught why socialism is bad. We can no longer sit back, just go to work, and assume everything is going to be okay. America voted for "change." Contrary to what conservatives have been saying, the FOX Poll seems to indicate that the voters may very well have known exactly the type of change they wanted. Is there any doubt that Obama, Pelosi and Reid are going to attempt to deliver European-style socialism to America by the end of 2010?
Or, would it be more correct to say that they are going to deliver "more than socialism"? Nationalizing banks and dictating to private corporations is beyond socialism; we are moving towards a Marxist State. When the Obama stimulus package fails, as it will, there will be a demand for more government. This is exactly what happened in the 1930's.
The difference between the 1930's and now is that we are already a long ways down the road now; Roosevelt was just building the foundation for socialism back then. In 1930, federal spending as a percent of GDP was 4.4%, compared to 20% today - before the bailouts and stimulus packages are added. When California state and local taxes are added in, we have a 35.5% ratio between taxes and GDP. That is the average for all Californians. Since we have a progressive tax, and since over 1/3 of all California workers pay no federal or state income taxes, imagine what the average is for the average taxpayer.
If you aren't concerned about what President Obama is trying to do to the United States, you aren't paying attention. He is striking while the iron is hot. He is capitalizing on his electoral victory in November, 2008, and instituting the visisons of V.I. Lenin, who promoted the following:
"Deepen, exacerbate existing problems, crises, differences, and if they don't exist, create them or convincingly claim that they exist, and then deepen, exacerbate them...and profit [politically, ideologically and even financially] the most from them in any way you can, and, in the resulting chaos, blame our enemies for the whole thing." – Vladimir Ilich Ulianov (Lenin)
The American founders provided its descendants the land of opportunity. The United States has been a magnet for those seeking freedom, liberty, and the "pursuit of happiness." For more than two centuries, America has been the beacon of hope for a better life. It was never intended to be a guarantee of happiness. By its very nature, life provides its ups and downs for everyone. In America, we have had the freedom to succeed or fail based on our God-given talents and abilities.
Some can run and jump like Lebron James while others can sing like Celine Dion. Still others can make technological breakthroughs like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, while others entertain us like Clint Eastwood. Some have business acumen, and some can do wonderful things with their hands - whether it be a pianist or a sculptor. Some people are outgoing extroverts while others are more analytical. Vive la difference.
Up until now, America has attracted and encouraged a unique brand of exceptionalism. By invoking the word "Change," and taking advantage of a financial challenge similar to many we have survived over the years, President Obama is seeking to fundamentally change the very foundation of our society by applying the famous Marxist edict without saying it in so many words: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."
On June 5, 1778, Patrick Henry said in a speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention,
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."
If now is not time for another major Tea Party, there never will be a time.
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