Friday, December 9, 2011

Add The 'Ism' Of Your Choice, Part 2

(If you didn't read part 1, go do that first and then come back here.)

First, let's review a couple of definitions:
socialism: a theory or system of social organization  that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole
In practice, you can substitute the word 'government' for 'community' because that's how it always works out.  Here's an alternate definition that should send shivers up your spine:
(in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles
Did you get that?  It's after capitalism has been destroyed, and it's also an inherently imperfect system of collectivism.  Seems like a damn good definition of Barack Obama's policies to me.  We'll get to Marxism in just a little bit.  First, some analysis of the speech, via Rush Limbaugh:
The president of the United States, not Fidel Castro, not Kim Jong-il, not Mao Tse-tung, not Lenin, not Stalin, not Gorbachev, not Saddam Hussein, not Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, not Hugo Chavez, but the president of the United States said that while a limited government that preserves free markets speaks to our rugged individualism as Americans, such a system doesn't work and has never worked. The president of the United States said that the United States of America, as founded, "has never worked." Stop and think of that. Ponder that for a moment. The president. Not the head of the SEIU. Not the chairman of some congressional committee. Not a Democrat presidential hopeful. The elected president of the United States said in Osawatomie, Kansas, trying to be Teddy Roosevelt, that the United States of America has never worked. That is a quote, "has never worked."

Really? What was the first Thanksgiving all about? What was George Washington's first Thanksgiving proclamation all about? What was 250 years of the greatest prosperity and standard of living known to exist in all of humanity?
The president of the United States said yesterday that it has never worked. But he didn't stop there. He said that Americans must look to a more activist government that taxes more, spends more, and regulates more if the middle class is to be preserved. I can't get my mind around this. This is antithetical to me. This is foreign. This is what we have faced from our enemies since our founding, this characterization of our country. If you just substitute the word "proletariat" for every time he said "worker" or "middle class" in his speech, if you subject "bourgeois" or "capitalists" for the rich, this same speech could have been given by Lenin a hundred years ago.

In fact, it is, my friend, and don't doubt me, the same speech that Stalin always gave, that Mao Tse-tung always gave, that Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez and Kim Jong-il still give. Communist leaders around the world give this speech constantly. We've heard it all before, because class warfare is the fundamental principle of Marxism. Class warfare is how Marx explained economics and explained history. In fact, class warfare is how Marx explained everything. Now, oddly enough it's how Obama explains everything now. He blames all of the current problems on the rich. And to think some people still say Obama's not a Marxist. They won't even call him a socialist. It's willful blindness on the part of people who, I don't know what kind of state of denial you have to be in to have heard this speech yesterday or to have read this speech and to have not heard a call to arms.

This is how Barack Obama plans to win the future. ... Everything Barack Obama said he was for yesterday has been tried throughout history over and over again, the same Marxism has been tried, and it's failed everywhere. It's led to nothing but untold millions of dead people and incalculable misery and suffering. 
Now, who wants a future like that?
Barack Obama does, apparently, and so do many liberals.  As long as they're in control, they really don't care how miserable it gets for the rest of us because by being in control, they're still isolated from pain, hunger, poverty, and suffering.  It's class warfare in its classic form.  Limbaugh goes on with some specific examples from the speech and the conclusion they inevitably lead to:
He said some things yesterday that I don't know if he's really that dumb or if it was just written for him and he said it, but sitting there and blaming economic woes on the Internet and the fact that there aren't any more travel agents or telephone operators, it's not hard to look at the Internet and see how many jobs have been created, how much wealth has been created, how much growth in the economy has been created by the Internet. The Internet is an enemy as far as Obama is concerned. He recycled this ATM business again as being indicative of lost American promise. All this automation, all this efficiency, all of this that has led to increased productivity, this guy finds to be the enemy, to be a problem. So what we have is Barack Obama, president of the United States, announcing yesterday in full voice that he is running for reelection as a socialist.

Do you remember how in 2008 he scoffed at anyone who called him a socialist? Do you remember how the media went after Joe the Plumber for reporting Obama told him he just wanted to "spread the wealth around"? Remember how we were mocked for calling Obama a "socialist" during the campaign? Well, yesterday Obama announced to the world in no uncertain terms that he is a socialist if not a Marxist.
And there we have it, in Obama's own words.

Before I close, I want to close the loop.  What exactly does Marxism mean?  The definition of socialism above is scary enough, but does it get worse?  Oh yes:
Marxism: the system of economic and political thought developed by Karl Marx,  along with Friedrich Engels, especially the doctrine that the state throughout history has been a device for the exploitation of the masses by a dominant class, that class struggle has been the main agency of historical change, and that the capitalist system, containing from the first the seeds of its own decay, will inevitably, after the period of the dictatorship of the proletariat, be superseded by a socialist order and a classless society
It's class warfare by definition.  It calls for and finds its fulfillment in anarchy.  Occupy America, anyone?

Socialism?  Sure.  Marxism?  Probably.  Liberalism?  One and the same.

This is what Barack Obama is now openly professing.  Any halfway objective look at his history, associations, and policies showed it already, but it is chilling to watch him give up all pretenses at hiding what is essentially the opposite of the American foundation and spirit.  While it is bad enough that our own elected leader openly professes an ideology that calls for the destruction of our nation as it was founded and currently exists, to me it is even more disturbing that he apparently feels safe enough to do so.

It is time to take a stand.  Right here, right now.  If you've never been involved politically, now is your time.  America is precariously balanced on a razor's edge, and if it is not corrected -- if the cancer of these 'isms' isn't surgically removed in all its forms in the next several elections -- then it will plunge over the side and fall from power, prominence, and prosperity.  The only thing that can save it is if American citizens stand up, get educated on what's really going on, and refuse to allow it to happen.

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