When I was a teenager living in Poland, under the umbrella of the government, that was saving the whole country from itself, we looked to the West as the example of freedoms, free market, and self-respect of the people. My classmate brought me a cassette with a recording of an incredible band Rush on their brand-new album Moving Pictures. One of the songs which really stuck in my mind was the Witch Hunt. I didn’t understand any of the lyrics, but I was convinced it was something rather important. Many years later when I finally understood the meaning of the song it become something of value to me. More than likely I can’t use the entire lyrics, but the last stanza is as follows:
Quick to judge, quick to anger
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand
Written by the late Neal Peart it summarized the life behind the Iron Curtain. I suggest listening to the whole song on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wavKzXX-Vek&ab_channel=RushVEVO People who I come in contact with are always saying that this type of regime and suffering will never happen in the US. They are wrong and people are suffering greatly and quietly. Some people told me with very strong voices that I am wrong, but I know that I am not.
The problem is that our Congress’s reputation with the American people has fallen so low that it is beyond any kind of redemption. I think it is because some people vote along party lines no matter who the candidate is. They would vote for a monkey if it was running for reelection on their party ticket.
Politicians are not troubled by the suffering of the people; indeed, they approve of a certain amount of suffering. Suffering produces dependency; and dependency, in turn, is like an insurance policy for those who cater to it: the bureaucrats who fill the troughs that feed the populace. The point, of course, was never to end the dependency, but rather to manage it in such a way as to perpetuate and expand it.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the famed Soviet dissident, cuts to the core of the problem in his novel In the First Circle. In the chapter titled “The Leading Ideology,” all the members of the “sharaska”, a concentration camp for intellectuals in the gulag system, had to attend a lecture on Marxism as part of their re-education. In a scene reminiscent of a modern American diversity seminar, the enslaved scientists are subjected to a mandatory presentation on the political principles of the regime.
The oppressor promises to explain all the reality of the system to them. It is all crap, of course. The philosophical underpinning of communism is simply a muddle of words that skews over true reality. The claims about historical progress and revolutionary change are simply lies. The real basis of communism, as Solzhenitsyn shows, is no rational argument, but a desire for power. The fierce resentment of the Marxists against God, against the strong, and against the successful, explains their brutal ideological dictatorship far better than any series of claims about the nature of reality.
“Political philosophy,” for most people, is simply a play of words that covers up longing for power and domination. The hatred of Christian civilization, their success, and order that drove the communists of Solzhenitsyn’s day drive the liberals of today. The same type of people leans toward liberalism as the vehicle for communism.
Some people in Congress and in Senate want permanent global war in the name of human rights. Others want to declare war on Russia or signaled the intention to the globalist employers to stage yet another political revolution in this largest nation on Earth. These people don’t understand the connection between a healthy social life and happiness. They don’t know what human life is for and they don’t care. Iraq and Afghanistan are just two examples of the tremendous loss of life and for what? For the people in power to tell you it is for good. Really? Before we went to Afghanistan and Iraq our national debt was at a fraction of the current debt. People are under the impression that our debt is owned by China. But that is false assumption. The true debt however, is borne by the US taxpayers.
Some of these ideologies can be converted by fact and reason. Some can be discouraged from their path by mockery and a loss of honor if they have any. But there are some who won’t submit to either. They are the most dangerous ideologues.
Many times, there are statements of oppression and racism. These are non-existing causes. They are being exploited by our enemies both, domestic and foreign.
Due to our elected official’s ineptness, we are sliding down the worldwide ladder of leadership. Americans need to be reminded of what is at stake. We are willingly giving our influence by electing unqualified people to various positions whether in the private sector or the US government. Many millions around the world have benefited from an international order that has raised standards of living in many countries and opened political systems. But no other nation on Earth and no other people have benefited more than Americans.
The task ahead is very difficult, but it can be successful for the cause. For about three decades now we have had a very dysfunctional Congress. They are telling us that the nation is divided. If you look at it, it is clear that the politicians are divided, but the people are not. It can also confirm that a unified population can elect a divided Congress using our current system. Let’s change that. The American Dream is still alive and well. The ruling class is telling you that, but don’t believe them. You just must work hard and don’t wait for any handouts. The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. Standing for yourself and working will help you succeed. How do I know that? Because I have been there.
The article below was found on the internet news site and it shows how its author is using facts mixed with political agenda to obtain desired outcome.
Read it at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/akmuckraker/palin-foe-frozen-out-of-a_b_292221.html
FREE-MARKET CAPITALISM IS THE ONLY ECONOMIC SYSTEM ‘NOT’ REQUIRING THE SUPRESSION OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOMS.
As an economic system —- FASCISM is SOCIALISM with a CAPITALIST veneer. INTERVENTIONISM can be a precursor to Fascism or Socialism.
— Socialism seeks totalitarian control of a society’s economic processes through direct state operation … while Fascism seeks control indirectly, through the domination of private owners.
— Socialism abolishes all market relations outright … while Fascism leaves the appearance of market relations while controlling all economic activities.
— under Interventionism the government seeks to influence the free market system — not eliminate it, by the use of its coercive powers …
A country’s ‘ECONOMIC SYSTEM’ is not just about how to divide up the spoils of its labor — it is a determination what system of ‘SOCIAL ORGANIZATION’ best serves its citizens.
Interventionism, Fascism and Socialism — are all dependent upon differing degrees of a dictatorial and anti-democratic government.
OBAMA’S INTERVENTIONISM IS A SLIPPERY-SLOPE. A BRIEF UNDERSTANDING OF ECONOMICS & HISTORY MAKES IT APPARENT THAT OBAMA’S EXCESSIVE “INTERVENTIONISM” … COULD LEAD TO ‘FASCISM’ … OR TO FULL-BLOWN ‘SOCIALISM’ … IF OBAMA’S PERVASIVE MEDDLING DOES NOT SUCCEED.
There exists an emotional divide in this country that I’ve not experienced since I attended the University of California near the end of the Vietnam War. As a protester who took to the streets post the bombings of Cambodia and being tear-gassed on three occasions and nearly arrested twice, I was part of the schism that ripped apart our generation. While leaving scars that thickened the hearts of many fromthat era, the ending of the war allowed for a healing to begin. Painful, but now mostly a distant memory.
Today’s rancor, however, troubles me more profoundly. Why? Maybe it’s because I don’t see a catalyst–like the end to a tragic war–that will magically lead us to end this political divide. Politically biased “news” channels, over-heated rhetoric by bloggers, and (in my view at least) the demise of investigative mainstream journalism and the role of Watergate-like Fourth Estate, are here to stay. This period has more the odor of the Civil Rights debate that ripped apart the South during the administrations of President Kennedy and Johnson. A rift that has never been bridged.
How, I’ll ask Ms. Palin, can we work together (“we” meaning not just her and me, but all people on both sides of the political fence) to begin to fix this? I’ll ask her a few questions that might seem harsh, but aren’t intended to offend–after all, we must be honest, no? Do your regret saying several hundred times that our president “…palled around with terrorists…”? Do you really believe that providing health insurance to all Americans is socialism or fascism or Nazism or that there are truly ‘death squads’ in these proposals?
This is an extremely good explanation of community organizing as explained by an article found on the internet. This recipe is being used with large success by the enemies of the United States.This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to tax the wealthy with the support of the poor. It should be clear to all how our nation is well on its way to winning its race to the bottom.
1. Healthcare – control healthcare and you control the people.
2. Poverty – Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you provide everything for them to live.
3. Debt – Increase the debt level to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes and this will produce more poverty.
4. Gun control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5. Welfare – Take control of every aspect (food, housing, income) of their lives because that will make them fully dependent on the government.
6. Education – Take control of what people read and listen to and take control or what children learn in school.
7. Religion – Remove belief in God from the government and schools because the people need to believe in only the government knowing what is best for the people.
8. Class warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. Eliminate the middle class.