America's Socialist Government
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Norman Thomas, the six-time Socialist Party candidate for U.S. President, said the following in a 1944 speech: (69 years ago!)
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under
the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the
socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation,
without knowing how it happened.... I no longer need to run as a
Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has
adopted our platform."
Like a charade the socialists in
America's government hide behind the name "democrat." That camouflage
has worked well since the mid 1940's. It continues to work with lo/info
voters of which America has more than her share.
has a Socialist/Marxist/Communist President. One half of the Congress,
the Senate, is controlled by Socialist/Marxist/Communists. Arguably, the
US Supreme Court has already been compromised by the "New"
Left/Liberals/Socialists/Communists. One cannot argue the New Left has
not had rather a lot of success! They most certainly have.
around America today. She is hardly recognizable as the country she
used to be, a country dedicated to a constitution that defends liberty,
defends freedom for the individual, and limits government intrusion
into the lives of its citizens. That's all gone now.
America is but a shell of its former self. It is, today, ruled by
semi-literate inhabitants of a sub-culture bought and paid for -- by the
socialists -- to overpower their opponents by the sheer force of their
numbers at the ballot box.
How did this happen?
Free stuff, that's how. Redistribution of the wealth. Put even more simply: The
government takes taxpayer money from productive citizens and gives it
to the unproductive "wards of the government" to buy their votes at
Redistribution of the wealth is the
foundation of socialism. Once established, as it is today in America,
it is next to impossible to reverse short of a total collapse of the
government -- or revolution.
The gulf between conservatives and
socialists is far to wide to be bridged. The dogma of both is so vastly
different that a grafting of the two is impossible. Therefore, we have
the "logjam" or "gridlock" in Congress today.
dear reader, there will be little, if any, bipartisanship in the
Congress between Socialist/Marxist/Communist on the left and freedom
loving Americans on the right. To compromise with those who constitute
the political left in America today is to compromise the freedom and
liberty of every American. That cannot be allowed to happen.
so I am clear -- when I refer to liberals today and "the Left" today, I
am referring to the Socialists/Marxists/Communists who make up the
modern Democratic Party and NOT the REAL LIBERALS of which extremely few
are left in America's government today.
Just days ago we
remembered the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John
F. Kennedy. I noted in a commentary at the time that I was not a fan of
JFK. In 2010 an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal that will
shed some light on my dislike of JFK's Administration.
"The Fall of The House of Kennedy," was written by Daniel Henninger. Mr. Henninger wrote the following: "In
1962, President John F. Kennedy planted the seeds that grew the modern
Democratic Party. That year, JFK signed executive order 10988 allowing
the unionization of the federal work force. This changed everything in
the American political system. Kennedy's order swung open the door for
the inexorable rise of a unionized public work force in many states and
This in turn led to the fantastic
growth in membership of the public employee unions—The American
Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the teachers' National
They broke the public's
bank. More than that, they entrenched a system of taking money from
members' dues and spending it on political campaigns. Over time, this
transformed the Democratic Party into a public-sector dependency.
became different than the party of FDR, Truman, Meany and Reuther. That
party was allied with the fading industrial unions, which in turn were
tethered to a real world of profit and loss.
states in the North and on the coasts turned blue because blue is the
color of the public-sector unions. This tax-and-spend milieu became the
training ground for their politicians." Source: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748704320104575015010515688120
does JFK's action irk me so much? Consider this from an article
entitled "Unions: The History of Their Socialist Agenda!" by Dr. Keith
C. Westbrook Ph.D. and published at redstate.com: "The Labor
union movement has always been led by Socialist’s advocating the
communist doctrine, the list of prominent leaders in the union movement
is littered with their philosophies." You may read the entire article at: http://www.redstate.com/kcjw33/2011/03/11/unions-the-history-of-their-socialist-agenda/
In an article at forbes.com, Peter Ferrara says the following: "So
why does President Obama keep saying that the rich do not pay their
fair share? Is he ignorant? Wouldn’t somebody in his Administration
whisper to him that he is peddling nonsense?
The answer is that
to President Obama this is still not fair because he is a Marxist. To a
Marxist, the fact that the top 1% earn more income than the bottom 99%
is not fair, no matter how they earn it, fairly or not. So it is not
fair unless more is taken from the top 1% until they are left only with
what they “need,” as in any true communist system." SOURCE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2012/12/20/is-president-obama-really-a-socialist-lets-analyze-obamanomics/
thing that frightens me more than our socialist government is this:
The American people seem to be embracing socialism. No matter that
socialism has been proven to fail in every society and every country
that has tried it to date. No matter that it enslaves entire
populations and transforms them into automatons for the state. No matter
that it turns their formally free country into a huge prison. Some will
argue that America, itself, is already one huge prison with American
citizens being watched, and listened to, and tracked 24 hours a day --
just as prisoners in federal prisons.
If you want those tiny little hairs on the back of your neck to stand up read "32 Privacy Destroying Technologies That Are Systematically Transforming America Into A Giant Prison" by Michael Snyder at: http://thetruthwins.com/archives/32-privacy-destroying-technologies-that-are-systematically-transforming-america-into-a-giant-prison
We have very little time before it will truly be too late. America will have passed the point of no return. We are very nearly there today.
was a time when I thought America could withstand anything. No
longer. After witnessing America go from the world's foremost
superpower to a banana republic in less than four years, I am
now convinced that she is bound for the dustbin of history to take her
place with all the former great empires that also committed suicide.
desperately hope I am wrong, but I don't sense the "will" to fight
back, to fight for our freedom, among today's American citizens.
dear reader, if we don't have the will to take the bit in our teeth and
free our country from the yoke of socialism, then we don't deserve that
which our forefathers fought, bled, and died to win -- and to preserve
J. D. Longstreet
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