Geeez has noted a few heated and interesting discussions recently, mostly between those who disparage the notion that America is moving toward Marxist ideology and those who believe that such a movement is underway —and has been for a while now. At the outset, we do believe we are moving toward Marxist ideology and it concerns us. What concerns us more than this is the lack of anxiety among most Americans that we are heading in this decidedly un-American direction.
Let us begin with a generic definition of communism. It is an ideology centered around the concept of socialism: creating a classless, moneyless, and stateless social order structured on the idea of common ownership of the means of production. The road to communism creates “social order” throughout its various stages of progress. Communist ideology intends totalitarian control from central authority, and distribution of its collective wealth: from each according to his ability, to each according to his need. Socialism per se is a transitional stage to a Marxist state.
In our view, history does not treat communism too kindly. There are more than a few variants of communism: under Marxist communism, Leninist, Stalinist, Trotskyism, Maoist, Titoism, Euro-communism, Libertarian Marxism, Left Communism, and Situationism. All of these are constructs that make communism acceptable to various cultures. Other variants include black liberation theology, Christian communism, and anarchist Marxism. Under all of these examples, central authority recognizes no limits to its authority. We call this totalitarianism.
We do not wish to engage in name-calling. We do not refer to individuals as communists simply because we disagree with them; we refer to people as communists because that is what they are. It may not be politically correct or even kind to associate persons with the barbarity of communism, but when we observe a particular behavior and are able to associate that behavior with communist ideology, then the individual behaving in that unmistakable way is a communist.
What is communist behavior? Nations that embrace communist ideology share these common denominators: government seizure of private property; government action to redistribute private wealth; government discredits all opposition; government or cooperative censorship; restriction of human rights and constitutional guarantees; the establishment of a national constabulary.
In addition, persons who pursue communist ideology (indeed, any related fascist regimen) elevate their national party head to god-like status (think Greek columns). The national leader can do no wrong; the national leader knows better what is good for us than we do ourselves. Anyone who disagrees with the national leader is wrong, disloyal, and warrants social ostracism —as if unclean or leprous.
Communist behavior includes the supposition that the average Joe is incapable of deciding things for himself; he must have a proactive government to prevent him from making grievous errors. Likewise, only a village can raise a child. Everyone has the right to succeed. Mothers have the right to murder their unborn children. Society has an obligation to purchase and distribute, at the taxpayer’s expense, contraceptives, and sex toys. No one has the right to express their belief in God because there is no room for God in a secular society. There are no inalienable rights: all human rights come from other humans. And there is one additional concept popular among communists: never let a good crisis go to waste.
Does any of this ring a bell? We believe the evidence is overwhelming that the United States of America is moving ever steadily toward a Marxist state. We believe that while both political parties contribute to this march to self-destruction, one has shown a particular affinity for communist ideology.
Has the United States seized (or nationalized) private property? By order of President George W. Bush, Republican, the United States government seized several privately held industries and financial institutions. They were infused with a trillion dollars of taxpayer money, and in three years there has been no substantial “stimulus” to the American economy.
There are several ways of taking someone’s property and giving it to someone else. The easiest and most unnoticeable way of doing this is through tax law and policy. Here is probably a good opportunity to mention the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, popularly known as Obama Care, which is a fraud perpetrated against the American people of epic proportions.
Governments moving toward a Marxist state seek to diminish individual rights and human liberty, even to the extent of making American citizens and states subordinate to the will of United Nations mandates, and by imposing upon the general population such indignities as pat-downs at airports, even among young children and the elderly. A Marxist government will publish findings that accuse Christians, gun owners, and returning war veterans as particularly worrisome to national security, while ignoring totally the people who actually do pose this danger.
Marxist governments always seek to establish a national constabulary. In 2007, Barack Obama made the following statement: “We cannot continue to rely upon our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.” While the meaning of this statement is clear enough, we have yet to see any evidence of the creation of a civilian constabulary, but it remains hard to imagine that any president would even think of creating a civilian agency intending to compete with a robust armed force.
In a nation moving toward Marxism, look for the government to impose censorship of information vital to a free society. It is impossible to say with any degree of certainty that the Obama administration is censoring information beyond that which is normally required to safeguard national security. On the other hand, we may argue that the American press has imposed censorship; it has become Obama’s handmaiden. Rarely do we find President Obama criticized in the national press, but we often find the press is actually covering for him. It is a treatment denied to Obama’s predecessors, including Bill Clinton.
Related to state and cooperative censorship, a society in pursuit of communist ideology always seeks to discredit its political opponent; it often accomplishes this by employing unsophisticated epithets and Ad hominem attacks, including Ad hominem tu quoque argumentation.
Please answer the following questions in our comments section:
1 As a citizen, do you think the United States is moving toward a Marxist state? If not, please try to explain the transformation of the Democratic Party from American liberalism to that of neo-Marxism.
2. Why are so many loathe to call Marxist behavior what it is, and insist on calling it corporatism?
3. Why do so many Americans actively support or enable this shift to communist ideology?
4 Given the oath taken by all military personnel, politicians, mid-high level bureaucrats, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, why do so many of these people appear nonchalant about the transformation taking place within our beloved America?
5. Is there anything we can do, as citizens, to prevent the adoption of communism within our culturally unique form of government?
We're eager to hear your responses. Thanks.
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