A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Obama’s nominee to the US Supreme Court lamented the “decline” of socialism in the United States in her undergraduate thesis at Princeton.
Elena Kagan titled her thesis "To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933.” In her writings Kagan expressed her sorrow that infighting caused the decline of the early socialist movement in New York. She asked why the "greatness" of socialism was not reemerging as a major political force.
US Solicitor General Kagan went on to say the following: "In our own times, a coherent socialist movement is nowhere to be found in the United States. Americans are more likely to speak of a golden past than of a golden future, of capitalism's glories than of socialism's greatness." She continued: "Why, in a society by no means perfect, has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force? Why, in particular, did the socialist movement never become an alternative to the nation's established parties?"
Kagan further lamented the infighting within the Socialist Party: "Through its own internal feuding, then, the SP [Socialist Party] exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism in New York to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered.”
While echoing Obama’s mantra of “CHANGE,” Kagan went on to say: "The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism's decline, still wish to change America. Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one's fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe. Yet if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope." Read the entire article here … (SOURCE).
The US government consists of three branches: The Executive branch (The President), the Legislative branch (The bicameral Congress made up of the US House of Representatives and the US Senate), and the third branch, which is the Judicial (the Supreme Court).
Currently, socialists control the Executive and the Legislative branches of our government. The nomination of Ms. Kagan for a seat on the Supreme Court raises the question of whether we are about to see the infiltration of socialism into the third branch of our government. If so, the socialists will have a grand slam. The entire US government will either be controlled by, or heavily influenced by, socialism.
The fact that Kagan will be the youngest member of the court implies that she will be there for a very long time.
Will she confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice? Of course, she will. The socialist tidal wave in the Senate and the lack of spine in the GOP will ensure her a seat on The Court. Remember, the socialism issue was not raised when she went through the confirmation hearings before she became the US Solicitor General. We should not expect it to come up now. However, hope springs eternal, I suppose.
There was a time in this country, and not so very long ago, when the taint of socialism spelled defeat for anyone seeking a position of power with the US government. No Longer.
Unfortunately, the American people have become so dependent upon government the door was swung open wide and socialism was invited in. The great underclass of Americans, who have been wards of the government for generations, laid the foundation for a socialist government in America. Now, America is just another mediocre country in the socialist dung heap.
J. D. Longstreet