There are weekends when it would be nice to pick a subject to write about that doesn't include the government and the mischief in which they always seem involved. Whether it’s a House or Senate Bill; backroom dirty deal trying to sneak one over on the 50% of Americans who are waking up and catching on to the devious means our elected officials use to reinforce their power fiefdom; or simply disclosing the never-ending schemes government uses that are steep in waste, fraud, and abuse, the story need to be told. Washington's Politburo, and their sycophantic bureaucratic parasites make for such ripe pickins' that is impossible to ignore.
If you have been tagging along keeping up with my most recent columns you know I have been advocating taking ALL our politicians to the woodshed for their actions, inactions, ignorance, and destructive behavior that is allowing Obama and his Regime to steer our country's ship directly into a financial Armageddon built on the failed beliefs of Karl Marx and the socialist band of ne'er do wells that have taken over the Democrat (AKA Progressive) Party.
So stupid has Washington become that yesterday I had to take a detour to discuss government's latest attempt to "change the Obamacare subject", by creating a controversy over the Marine Corps cover (hat). It seems that with the monumental problems facing our country, to get embroiled in an attempt to feminize the Marine Corps, though it was immediately denied by the powers to be, is just another example of how out-of-touch Washington has become. There seems to be little awareness by those inside the Beltway that our country is headed over the cliff, as they malinger around rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
It's a fact that that the private sector hires the BEST and the government goes after the REST.
So now it's time to get back to issue of why I believe our country is falling prey to the failed tenants of Marxism/socialism. It's not an overnight conversion, but a slow creeping cancer-like blob, that firsts begins its infestation in time of social and economic malaise which all economies go through, making promises to the most vulnerable, that success is a zero-sum gain. You cannot have success in life without gaining that success on the backs of others. The goal of all Marxism and Marxism-like systems is to separate the target audience (the citizens) into class-envy groups; by creating classes of victims that due to no fault of their own, are victims "of The Man" or other villain most often portrayed as a bourgeoisie class.
Once they can get a foothold on such errant thought, the never ending march forward to discredit and denigrate everything good about the society in question, and make gradual, almost unnoticeable changes, which unless recognized for what it is, will overwhelm the target before it can be effectively halted. The Marxist game plan, though it has not a single example of success, focuses its attention on key areas of society as I began pointing out in my previous article, The Trap of Marxism/Socialism:
- Take control of Healthcare so you can control the health and vitality of the citizenry.
- Provide the public with so many free services with promised for many more to make everyone dependent on the government to maintain even the most minimal of existence. In short, create a "lowest common denominator" as the highest level of achievement.
- Redistribute the wealth through a tax system that punishes success and rewards failure as there will always be more failure than success under any economic system.
- Confiscate either through taxation or through police power, private ownership of land and personal property.
- Abolish the ability to pass wealth from one generation to another by prohibiting or taxing inheritance out of existence.
- Control the country's credit mechanism which makes it impossible for economic growth of the private sector; and if not possible to totally control that avenue of growth, create rules, regulations, and standards that make it impossible or too costly for the private sector to afford.
- Control the nation's currency and monetary systems with the ability to control inflation (the value of the currency) and the amount of money in circulation through an agency that is above audit and accountability and shrouded in secrecy.
Continuing to identify the targets of a Marxist-socialist agenda, no subversion of a free society would be complete without addressing religious thought, a cohesive "family unit", the education system, freedom of the press, controlling factories and instruments of production, and control of the workforce…
● Destroy religious thought; the eruption of secularism; the devaluation of life (pro-abortion crowd applauding government funded abortion and the support of euthanasia); and attempt of less than 3% of the US population to force the country to remove "God" from Christmas, Easter, money, and the legal system.
“Religion is the sign of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion." Karl Marx
Most red-blood Americans are angry and profess outright hatred of the secularists that though less than 5% of the U.S. population has waged an unending attack on the First Amendment which states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The secularists are on a constant rampage about the word "God", claiming the mere mention is an attempt to establish a religion. This is absurd. The Founding Fathers for the most part, were aware of enforced church theory from the experience of the Colonists fleeing King George and the Church of England, the official religion of the time. The First Amendment prohibits establishment but clearly states that the people cannot be prohibited from the free exercise of religion, and even extends to the right to peaceful assembly to practice one's religious believes. To anyone with an ounce of common sense, this would include Christmas, Easter, and other religious holidays.
Not to be argumentative, I have no problem with the secularists working at their jobs on religious holidays which, if they truly believed in their cause, would do so gladly and keep their mouths shut. I also have no problem with a government which tries to enforce secularism on the general population, to fore-go religious holidays and work straight through without benefit of any time off. To me this makes them atonable for their ignorance in the first place!
● Destruction of the family unit.
Since the end of World War II we have seen the gradual demise of the family unit where today we have 35% of the children living in single parent homes and a whopping 67% of African-American children living in homes without fathers. Divorce has been made easier and the stigma of divorce lifted. In fact, a simple-minded public often makes jokes about the break-up of the family.
America is headed down an extremely dangerous path to a potential catastrophe that is rarely discussed. Marx stated that the family would cease to exist with the disappearance of capitalism. He meant that the family, private businesses, and private property were intimately entwined, and that the control or destruction of these important aspects of society would give government the ultimate control over the people. Destroying the family unit makes the single family more dependent than ever on government social services and largess. The Liberal Progressives see this as an easy way to buy votes on the backs of the taxpaying public!
● Government control of education has been pre-planned and is used today to dumb-down further generations of our youth, by redefining history to conform to the Marxist's view and ideology.
People are being taxed to support the public education system, and the government fights every attempt to recognize home education, private schools, and any control over the ridiculous "tenure" concept which rewards longevity regardless of teacher or professor involved, making it nearly impossible to make improvements in the quality of education. It is a furtherance of dumbing-down the upcoming generation of youth so that government will be better able to control society and keep themselves in power. The Department of Education, the NEA, Outcome Based "Education", No Child Left Behind, and lowering the standard uniform testing of students to the lowest common denominator, has placed the students of the American education system at all time lows when compared to all previous assessments.
● Control over the free dissemination of information by controlling The Press
Some might think I am being sinister when I make the statement that the freedom of the press is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and the great journalist of the past appear to be gone forever. In an article that was widely published which I wrote last year I stated…
"Today, for the most part we have journalists in all media, failing to hold our political representatives accountable for their actions. Great journalists have gone the way of horse-drawn carriages. The GREATS of history, starting with John Peter Zenger in 1735, to Ben Franklin, Joseph Pulitzer, Edward R. Murrow, Tim Russert, Walter Cronkite, Seymour Hersh, are down to but a few including Bob Woodward (Woodward and Bernstein fame), Robert Novak, Jim Lehrer, and Brit Hume. If you want real news along with the TRUTH, you have to get it for yourself and you have to dig deep."
I believe the control of the press, particularly by the current Administration and their cronies throughout Congress has been accomplished by de facto default. We do not have "inquiring minds" and we do not have journalists willing to stake everything on a real exposé about the corruption, nepotism, and cronyism that infests Washington like a smallpox epidemic. The neutering of the press has worked even better than Marx could have ever imagined by simply allowing and encouraging them to become the junior high school cheer-leader equivalent for the Washington establishment.
● Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state.
In the U.S., communication and transportation are controlled and regulated by the Federal Communications 60495248-post-officeCommission (FCC) established by the Communications Act of 1934 and the Department of Transportation and the Interstate Commerce Commission (established by Congress in 1887), and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as Executive orders 11490, 10999. There are also the federal monopolies, U.S. Postal Service, AMTRAK and CONRAIL - outright socialist (government-owned) enterprises. Instead of free-market private enterprises in these important industries, they are semi-cartelized through the government's regulatory-industrial complex and are in constant need of tax supported funds in order to exist.
I will continue this series next week but will leave you with a thought we all should consider as we continue granting government more control over our lives and freedom:
The Feds took-over (asset forfeiture under the RICO Act) Mustang Ranch, a brothel in Storey County, Nevada, where prostitution is legal when Joe Conforte got into trouble for tax fraud, racketeering and other crimes. The government "keepers" that went into run the place in 1999, following Conforte's convictions, ran the place into the ground. It was auctioned off and reopened in 2005, 5 miles to the east under the same name but different ownership. Now if the government can take a once successful business selling sex and booze and can't make a go of it, what chance does the government have at running anything successfully?