Category: Communism

For Those Willing to Risk a Hillary Presidency: It’s the Ideology, Stupid.

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Tim Tzouliadis’ book, The Forsaken-From the Great Depression to the Gulags: Hope and Betrayal in Stalin’s Russia, is the best argument, yet, for keeping Hillary as far from the White House as possible. For those still agonizing over whether or not to go the #NeverTrump route by sitting out this election, this book should be your next read…preferably before November. While not written as such, this book is a primer for understanding the ideology that drives the party behind Hillary.

It’s about Stalin’s purges in the 30’s and how the Communist sympathizer, FDR, his hand-picked cronies, and some in the American press corps in Moscow not only turned a blind eye, but were down-right complicit in the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans trapped in the USSR during The Terror (not to mention the millions upon millions of non-Americans). If you’re wondering how 80-year-old history applies to Hillary, think Benghazi and how an innocent man went to jail based on her fabricated tale about a video. (Then smack yourself for even wondering about the applicability of history.) When the smack dizzy fades, think about how people within the Clinton-DNC circle tend to…well, die rather unexpectedly. Then think about how the Democrat-controlled media never fails to exonerate Hillary for every felony she commits (and every anti-American policy Obama foists upon this country). And then ponder how Hillary and members of her party get away with telling bold-faced lies to the American people without batting an eye. (BTW, when you finish this book, grab a coffee, find a hammock, and take a day to read Animal Farm.)

The further I get in this book, the more I see the unfolding of the Leftist Democrat party’s mission to finish its work of dismantling this country while aiding and abetting, crawling into bed with, apologizing to, funding, and overall glad-handing despotic regimes known to have a propensity for killing Americans as well as their own people. But, to their credit, today’s Democrats have brought things up a notch. Not only do they grab ankle and appease oppressive totalitarians in a style reminiscent of FDR with his man-crush on Stalin, today’s Democrats are becoming the lawless, oppressive totalitarians they’ve admired for so long.

Trump might be a giant clownish, bombastic question mark, I’ll concede to that, but Hillary has already proven herself to be an argent, godless screeching, cackling fan of all things anti-America, anti-freedom, anti-free market, anti-national security, and anti-life, to name a few. In a nutshell, she’s the dream of the Leftist Democrat party come to life. If FDR owned a blow up doll, it looked like Hillary.
Ironically, this picture was puled from the WSJ article, "Hillary Parties Like It's 1938". And FDR's ambassador to Moscow, in 1938, was known for his parties.

“We love us some Communism.”

If Trump bothers you more than Hillary does and, thus, you’re willing to risk handing this election over to her, I contend you know little, if anything at all, about Communism and its apparatchiks, of which Hillary is most assuredly one.
“I am still a little astonished, at times, that too many adult Americans do not understand the nature of the fight against Communism as clearly as I understood it at the age of twelve: they continue to believe that only Communist methods are evil, while Communist ideals are noble. All the victories of Communism since the year 1917 are due to that particular belief among men who are still free.” ~ Ayn Rand, 1958

Hey #NeverTrump Crowd, Before You Start Batch-calling for Hillary…

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I get it. I sincerely do. Trump was not my guy, either. And it will not be with my full faith and trust that I vote for him. But, seriously, it’s time to muster up some intellectual honesty, no small amount of intestinal fortitude, and take and look at the alternative.

People’s World (PW), the “direct descendant of The Daily Worker“, which was a newspaper published in NYC by the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) from 1924 to the 1950s, has some bone-chilling things to say about the 2016 election. But first, I’ll let PW tell you a little about themselves:

Life and Death in America:Will We Heed History’s Voices?

Nothing beats history for giving us a glimpse of things to come if radical Democrats are left unchecked.

It is with absolutely no apology that I post more from Nien Cheng’s book, Life and Death in Shanghai.

 

“One day, I was told by one of my remaining students besides Da De that Zhang Chunquiao, the Party boss of Shanghai, a Politburo member and a longtime associate of Jiang Qing [Mao’s wife], had said, “We would rather have socialism’s lower production figures than capitalism’s higher production figures.”

Marxism in America: A Warning for the Democrat Party

More from Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng. This from one of her interrogations while in prison during China’s Cultural Revolution.

Cheng, insisting she had acted within the dictates of the Communist Party of China, tells her interrogator: “Chairman Mao talked about the formation of a united front and cooperation with all patriotic Chinese.” (Think: Obama’s promise of uniting America.)

Her interrogator replies:

“That was the correct policy at that time. It was meant to win the support of the bourgeois class and to undermine the Kuomintang. After the Kuomintang was successfully overthrown, naturally that policy was no longer needed. In every circumstance, we unite lesser enemies to fight the major enemy. When the major enemy is overcome, one of the lesser enemies will become the new major enemy. So the struggle goes on.”

And the struggles never end. For a Marxist hell-bent on having absolute power, there will always be a new major enemy. And something our hapless Democrats don’t seem to get is that once capitalism is abolished, Obama’s list of major enemies won’t be any shorter…and they will probably be on it.

Digging Up Ayn Rand: Part 1

“It’s a curse, you know, to be able to look higher than you’re allowed to reach.”

While I’m not on board with her Atheist, human-centered philosophies, Ayn Rand (1905-1982), an immigrant from Communist Russia, was a prolific voice against socialism. According to Rand, We the Living is, “…as near to an autobiography as I will ever write.” She knew of what she wrote.

Here are some excerpts. The parallels with our current ascent into socialism are hard to miss.

(Introduction)

“It is a story about Dictatorship, any dictatorship, anywhere, at any time, whether it be Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany, or – which this novel might do its share in helping to prevent – a socialist America.” We the Living was finished in 1933, but was not published until 1936.

“The principle reaction of the manuscript’s early readers, she wrote in a 1934 letter, “is one of complete amazement at the revelation of Soviet life as it is actually lived.”

For nearly three years We the Living was rejected by New York publishers. Most rejection letters said that the author didn’t understand socialism. Once the book reached Macmillan, one editor, Granville Hicks, fought strenuously against the book’s publishing. Hicks later admitted to being a member of the Communist Party.

“Ayn Rand knew that the American public did not understand the nature of communism, but she did not know that she was trying to publish the truth at the start of the Red Decade, as it was later called. An anti-communist librarian had told her, when she was still working on the novel, that “the communists have a tremendous influence” on American intellectuals, “and you will find a lot of people opposing you.””

Movies made of the book were banned by Italy’s fascist government and, not surprisingly, the Nazi party. “…eloquent proof that the book is not merely “about Soviet Russia.”

(Forward from Rand)

“When at the age of twelve, at the time of the Russian revolution, I first heard the Communist principle that Man must exist for the sake of the State…I am still a little astonished, at times, that too many adult Americans do not understand the nature of the fight against Communism as clearly as I understood it at the age of twelve: they continue to believe that only Communist methods are evil, while Communist ideals are noble.”

(From the novel. Think: The auto industry)

“Four years ago Argounov’s textile factory on the outskirts of the capital [Petrograd] was nationalized in the name of the people. In the name of the people the banks were declared national property.”

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“Petrograd had seen five years of revolution. Four of those years had closed its every artery and every store, when nationalization smeared dust and cobwebs over the plate-glass windows; the last year had brought out soap and mops, new paint and new owners, as the state’s new Economic Policy [NEP] had announced a “temporary compromise” and allowed small private stores to re-open timidly.”

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“Alexander Dimitrievitch [upon returning to Petrograd] asked hesitantly: “Have you heard what…about the factory…what happened to my factory?”
“Closed,” Vasili Ivanovitch snapped suddenly. “They couldn’t run it. Closed. Like everything else.”

 

“But I – I thought – with the NEP and all, you have private stores now.”

“Sure – NEP, their New Economic Policy, sure, they allow private stores now, but where will you get the money to buy there? They charge you ten times more than the ration cooperatives. I haven’t been in a private store yet. We can’t afford it. No one can afford it. We can’t even afford the theater.”

(Think: Academia in America and all the “experts” who get face-time on the MSM.)

“That’s the trouble with our spineless, sniveling, impotent, blabbering, broad-minded, drooling intelligentsia. That’s why we are where we are.”

(Discouraging Achievement and Individual Liberty)

A conversation between the protagonist, Kira, and her Communist friend, Victor. Kira has just told Victor that she aspires to be an engineer:

“It is the only profession,” said Kira, “for which I don’t have to learn any lies. Steel is steel. Most of the other sciences are someone’s guess, and someone’s wish and many people’s lies.”

“Frankly,” said Victor, “your attitude is slightly anti-social Kira. You select a profession merely because you want it, without giving a thought to the fact that, as a woman, you would be much more useful to society in a more feminine capacity. And we all have our duty to society to consider.”

“Exactly to whom is it that you owe a duty, Victor?”

“To society.”

“But,” said Kira, “I don’t understand it. To whom is it that I owe a duty? To your neighbor next door? Or to the militia-man on the corner? Or to the clerk in the cooperative? Or to the old man I saw in line, third from the door, with an old basket and a woman’s hat?”

“Society, Kira, is a stupendous whole.”

To which Kira responded, “If you write a whole line of zeroes, it’s still – nothing.”

“Child,” said Vasili Ivanovitch, “what are you doing in Soviet Russia?”

“That,” said Kira, “is what I’m wondering about.”

(If Obama can pay your mortgage, he can do whatever he pleases with your home.)

“…In the old houses now nationalized for government offices.”

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“The new Soviet passport was more than a passport: it was a citizen’s permit to live.”

(Obama’s Volunteer Service Program)

“Born in 1904, eh?” said the Soviet official. “That makes you…let’s see…eighteen. Eighteen. You’re lucky, comrade. You’re young and have many years to give to the cause of the toilers. A whole life of discipline and hard work and useful labor for the great collective.”

(Card-checking)

“You just come with me and I’ll tell you for whom to vote.”

(The Media’s Compliance – forced or voluntary)

“Of course, there wasn’t much in the paper. They wouldn’t print it. But you have to know how to read between the lines.”

I guess you could call me a conspiracy theorist, but I’m right, so what’s the point. You see, it’s like I’ve been saying for years: Those who don’t know history will repeat it.

Americans are intellectually bankrupt when it comes to knowing their history or the history of other nations. Hence a popular vote for a guy who didn’t even try to hide the fact that he’s a flaming socialist.

Heck, if Obama’s “seal” looked like this he would have probably gotten more votes (only because the American Communist Party would have known, beyond a shadow of a doubt, where his loyalties lie).

If you have the stomach for it, pick up Rand’s book for a foretaste of what is headed our way if this insanity isn’t stopped.

Socialism, Communism, Obamunism: A Textbook Primer

I’m not sure what public school kids are taught about Socialism or Communism, but I highly doubt it’s much given that Socialism’s biggest cheerleaders are in charge of our educational system.

This muse is a product of a day spent going over my son’s history lessons. He’s been studying WWII for the last several weeks. And, as I grade his work and peruse his book list, my conviction that the vast majority in this country are frighteningly ignorant in the area of history grows ever stronger. If you doubt me, then you should be offended. I think I just insulted you.

My point is this: If the average wide-eyed, empty-headed student sitting in a public school classroom had access to, and were taught from, textbooks that weren’t written along politically correct lines, but, rather textbooks that sought to uphold the American values of freedom and individual liberty, they might actually learn something; they might actually be able to discern a socialist when he runs for president.

My son is fortunate enough to have access to such books. No, we aren’t one of those uber brainy home school families, we just happen to dig history. My mantra to my kids has always been this warning: “The best way to oppress a people is to keep them ignorant.” I’d say the educational system in this country is doing a bang up job in that area. Again, if you don’t believe me then answer this: How did a socialist chuckle head like Obama waltz into power without so much as a raised eyebrow?

The answer to that is simple: Because the majority of those who voted for Obama don’t even know what socialism is, thus, when the man spoke, they got thrills up their legs rather than chills down their spines.

Here’s a challenge for you. If you have a high school aged student living in your home, go grab his history textbook and open it to the section that “teaches” about Karl Marx, Socialism, and Communism. This could be a whole chapter, but I rather doubt it. It might be easier to check the index in the back. Now, read said portion of the textbook and, when finished, ask yourself this question: What’s so bad about Communism/Socialism?

After you have formulated your answer, read the comprehension questions my son had to answer today. I’ve included some timely quotes to drive home the point that, thanks to the good old American Public Education System (and the choke hold the libs have on the media), we are quickly trading our freedoms for tyranny.
What atheistic idea is foundational to Communism?

The idea of no absolutes is foundational to Communism.

How did Karl Marx view history?

As a record of class struggle between the wealthy and the poor.

Obama: “For over two decades, he’s [Bush] subscribed to that old, discredited Republican philosophy- give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else.”

Obama: “Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control – and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous.”

What did he [Marx] believe was the source of all conflict?

Ownership of private property.

What did Marx claim was the greatest driving force in history?

Economics

What economic system did he oppose?

Capitalism

Obama: “Capitalism has failed.”

What economic system did he favor?

Socialism

Obama: This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many.

Compare socialism and communism. How are they alike? How are they different?

Both philosophies enslave people in a system that deprives them of their freedoms and property. Socialists use legislation, regulation, and taxation to obtain what they seek while Communists obtain what they seek through the use of violent revolution.

Obama: To the extent that we’ve got a fiscal crisis right now, part of it is prompted by a bullheaded insistence on the part of the president [Bush], for example, that we should extend all of his tax cuts and make all of them permanent.

What did Marx call the “opiate of the people”?

Marx called religion the “opiate of the masses” because he believed that religion was like a drug that made people content with less in this life because they expect happiness only in the next.

What philosophy is at the foundation of Communist theology?

Secular humanism

When was the Communist Manifesto published?

1848

Name eight measures Marx and Engels advocated in The Communist Manifesto. 

1) The abolition of private property and inheritance rights;

2) The redistribution of wealth through heavy, progressive income taxes;

Obama: I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.

Biden: Paying higher taxes is patriotic

3) A central bank to control all credit and to manipulate the nation’s currency;

Obama: Instead of having a set of policies that are equipping people for the globalization of the economy, we have policies that are accelerating the most destructive trends of the global economy.

4) Government control of all means of communication and transportation;

Obama’s Transportation Plan

The Fairness Doctrine

5) Government ownership of all means of production (factories, farms, mines, power plants, etc.) and all natural resources;

Obama: “We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.”

Obama: So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

6) The abolition of unemployment through social welfare programs;

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7) The redistribution of the population (from cities to rural areas and vice versa); and

8) Mandatory state-sponsored and state-supported education.

Obama: We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.

How is Communism a negative system?

Communism is a denial of everything that is true, righteous, and good. Some examples of the negatives of Communism are no God, no morality, no family ties…

Obama: I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.

…no individuality, and no incentives.

“Obama’s gonna put gas in my car…”

So, how did your textbook fare? Lest you think my textbook is biased, I suggest you do some fact checking. If you’re a liberal, you may as well skip this.

Oh, and for the record, my youngest son’s history book teaches the states and capitals.

Obama: Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.

New Money to be Minted if Obama Elected

This shouldn’t surprise:

US Communist Party thinks their time has come in America.

Ya think?

Rumor has it that during Obama’s first 100 days he’ll pass the Fairness Doctrine, initiate collective farming , and have all new coins minted with himself on the Quarter, Stalin on the dime, Lenin on the nickel, and Biden on the penny. (Which makes sense, since it costs more to mint a penny than they are actually worth, and having Biden in the White House will definitely cost America more than he’s worth.)

In an effort to head off outrage from Republicans in congress who claim Americans will not approve of the new coins , top financial adviser for Obama’s campaign, Penny Pritzker, has stated: “The outrage is premature. No American will actually see this money, since, after Sen. Obama wipes out those burdensome Bush tax cuts, and implements his own tax plan, only a hand full of the population will have any of the new coins anyway.”

It has been suggested by Democrats that the coins be given to members of congress packaged in commemorative, velvet-lined boxes.