Yes We Can—Be A Communist Nation?

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Yes We Can–Be A Communist Nation?

Communist?  Think that’s too strong a word?  Even the Russians are sitting up and taking notice of what is happening to our country.  Communism?  They know it when they see it.  They’ve lived it.

We’re barely six months into the first term of a new presidency.  Six months, and look what has happened to us.  The government has expanded and grown, tentacles reaching into private business.  Redistributing wealth with incredible taxation, enslaving the nation with unsustainable debt….or how about the GM take over? General Motors? Now it’s Government Motors.

See this from our friends across the red sea at Pravada, a Russian Magazine:

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

“The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.”

Even the Russians know what this is, and it isn’t freedom.  The President of the United States now has the self appointed power to hire and fire us from our jobs.  Build them up or destroy them according to whim.

The Democrat controlled Congress is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses

This is not the change America needs.  Stand Up!  Make a noise!  Had enough?  I have!

Are you ready for yours? http://www.teapartyday.com/

—Beetle Blogger

American capitalism gone with a whimper—From a Russian Column at Pravada:

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of “pure” free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a “bold” move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK’s Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “freeman” whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Stanislav Mishin

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18 Comments

  1. Yours Sincerely said,

    June 4, 2009 at 7:47 am

    http://www.meridianmagazine.com/ideas/090604promise.html

    It goes along perfectly with your article.

  2. Robert said,

    June 4, 2009 at 10:05 am

    So what are we gonna do about it? We got teaparties, what else?

  3. beetlebabee said,

    June 4, 2009 at 11:14 am

    You can write to your representatives. My experience is that the good ones could use the support. The bad ones need to be replaced. Smart Girl Politics is a group I work with if you’re looking for a women’s oriented organization that is working to promote new fresh faces from the conservative thinkers and doers of the female sort. The Conservative Underground is another group that has sprouted up. Both of these groups are making headway toward grooming a new crop of legislators. I’m involved because I want a voice and an influence in how those legislative candidates are chosen.

    I think we can all agree that the issues and candidates are chosen by the powers that be, long before the elective process ever comes into the picture. It’s time to be involved, and not just in voting. Freedom, families, the things that matter most have to be the thing we wake up for in the morning.

  4. Euripides said,

    June 4, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    We are still a nation of mostly Christians and conservatives. Write the RNC as well as your congressmen and senators. The RNC still has the best chance of retaking some of the losses from the last election. Tell your local and national RNC leaders that we want Republicans to represent conservative values instead of the mishmash they’ve been playing for years.

  5. KingM said,

    June 5, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Please, this is Russian propaganda. You wouldn’t have believed anything coming out of Pravda 50 years ago, or twenty years ago. Why believe it now?

    We’re in an economic collapse. The government is not going to run GM forever. First of all, they can’t. If Detroit couldn’t compete with Toyota and Honda, there’s no way Washington can.

    Secondly, the collapse started 18 months ago, not six. It’s too early to say how things will turn out, if Obama will turn be a good, bad, or (likely) average president, but I know that the current guy isn’t responsible for causing the mess.

  6. beetlebabee said,

    June 5, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    The free market system is cyclical. There are up times and down times. That’s the nature of the beast. The whole appeal of socialism and communism is the comfort and safety they promise. The down side to communism is that it produces a lukewarm economy that slowly stagnates because it’s lost incentive and punishment that drive self interest. The promise of permanent prosperity has never been realized. If the government steps in, they prevent the consequences and further down the cycle, the motivation for other companies to improve.

    If companies are going to fail, let them go. The long term prognosis is better if the government stays out. It’s not propaganda, it’s incrementalism taking a huge leap in a time of uncertainty. Everyone wants the comfy communist security blanket.

  7. Smokezero said,

    June 6, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Eight years of Bush didn’t turn us into a Theocratic Fascist State. It did set back the foundations of science and education, violate personal freedoms, and bring us closer to a Neo-feudal system ran by corporate overlords, but that’s probably why Republicans lost big time last election. Politics will shift back and forth, but at the end of it all, we are still in a free nation, with the right to disagree, the ability to stand up and organize against ideas we disagree with, and a good court system to smack us in the back of the head when we come up with hair brained ideas.

    The constitution works. I’m personally very happy with everything Obama’s done, as he has done a lot to correct many errors put in place by Bush and Pals. If republicans were the party of Lincoln, Barry Goldwater, and kind, I’d be more for them. But, the party of Bush, Limbaugh, and Faux News is a fear based institution that is as pro big government as they claim they are not. Its just that their welfare state means taking from the poor to give to the extremely wealthy.

  8. beetlebabee said,

    June 6, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Smokezero, you surprise me again. I’m a leaning libertarian political flavor, there were a lot of things done by both major parties that I disagree with, in fact, it doesn’t seem to matter too much who we send to washington these days, they trend along similar lines. Obama however is proving himself to be playing a whole nuther ballgame. That guy is scary.

    Looking at history, you don’t see modern society’s drift from constitutional principles growing exponentially? What do you think of the plans the Dems have of creating a pay rate Czar to oversee and make sure everyone gets paid fair wages? (what is fair btw? Equal….? wait, isn’t that what the communists did? hmmm.)

    If you really are fair and open minded, you have to look at the constitution as it was, compare it as it is now, and note the differences trending sharply toward governmental tyranny. The constitution was set in place to limit government by empowering the people. The sheer size of what we have now vs. what was given then is staggering, and all the predicted abuses and corruption have come right along with it.

    Crowing that our constitutional infidelity hasn’t killed us yet is like that pack a day smoker’s wheeze being just another dang cold.

  9. Smokezero said,

    June 6, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Beetle, perhaps you’ve misread “fair and openminded” for not having an opinion. I love listening to peoples opinions all day. However, I do make my own judgment calls how I see things, and I insist on having my voice heard. Having an opinion is never surprising.

    Yes, both parties have a history of tyranny and bastardization of our Federal Government, but I have to say, I’ve been really happy with the things Obama has done this time around to correct the negative influence of the former Bush Administration.

    What we need to move away from is the vast corporate interests that more or less control the government policies. The government has, over the course of the years become less about “we the people” and more about “them the rich guys.” Too much money is exchanged at the tops of the government and the tops of commercial interests to say that the government is really about us who just try to survive on a daily basis.

    And finally, infidelity to the constitution happens on all parties, and sides of the issues. Pro Life groups want a constitutional amendment. Traditional Marriage activists want a constitutional amendment. Lest we forget, there was only one amendment to the constitution that restricted what a person could and couldn’t do, and prohibition was repealed in 1933. For the most part, our constitution is an open gift to the rights of the people. State governments have more control (or should) on the issues like marriage and kind, but we still see people demanding their world view be etched upon our constitution. Religious activists want to baptize our nation and repeal our freedoms granted in the first amendment.

    Now that’s not to say there aren’t people on all sides claiming for the same privilege, to destroy others freedoms and mold the world in a “me friendly” manner. But it seems as if every “side” is convinced that its the “other guys” who are out to destroy our freedoms and make us all conform to the beat of their own drums.

    And being a libertarian sounds good in theory, until you realize that it doesn’t increase personal freedoms so much as allow other forces like big business more freedom to control and dominate our lives. I mean, I would love the government to be less involved in my daily life, and to not care what went on in the privacy of my own home. However, extending this beyond and removing taxes and social programs ends up being a huge determent to society. Privatization of every entity makes profit king. Social programs make Society king.

  10. beetlebabee said,

    June 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Smokezero, Oh, absolutely, have an opinion. I was just being surprised at your conclusion and wondered how you got there with a fair review of the constitution. I don’t think you can say on the one hand that you love the constitution and on the other profess admiration for Obama’s policies. They’re fundamentally stemming from two very different veins of thought.

    In free markets everyone has a vote with every dollar they spend. With communist social programs, that vote is taken from you and given to the government to decide what is best for you. I would have to have a lot of goodwill and trust in a government to give them that kind of power over my life.

    So you’re saying you see those trends and they don’t concern you because privatization is worse. That makes sense if you’re a communist. I don’t think that’s what you’re saying but having a foot in both camps isn’t possible, so I’m not sure what you’re saying. I don’t think communism can be controlled to protect the freedom of the people.

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  12. Smokezero said,

    June 6, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I’m not going to be able to get into the whole discourse of it tonight, but it is very possible to be a strong defender of our Constitution, (We the people, Promote the General Welfare, Make no Law establishing religion, Freedom of Press) and be pleased by what Obama is saying, and how he is behaving as a president. First off, to repair our relations with the Middle East, he has established that we are in no way a Christian Nation, reminiscent of John Adams and the Treaty of Tripoli:

    Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

    He has brought back the government’s emphasis on Scientific discovery and advancement, another blow that Bush and Co. had taken against us. And yes, to some extent, I have some very Marxist leanings, I believe that the nation is only as good as its lowest members. That as long as we have those who starve in our country, or those who work with no end in sight just to stay afloat, we are not progressing. And with those who labor too long and are tired, so that those who do little labor may be paid more than they are worth, and grow rich off of their own luxury is criminal.

    I love our country, but too much Right Wing Dogma has poisoned us, too much our politicians and the people who claim to speak for the people use vile and disgusting rhetoric to stir us up to fear. All I hear from the republicans these days is “Terrorism, socialism, 9/11.” What ever happened to “The only thing there is to fear is fear itself?” Many politicians seem to have found the way to keep the masses hooked on their side is to spout “morality,” fear, and doom. But it is not moral to impose your world view on another, it is not leadership to keep people afraid of their own shadow, and it is not wise to combine fear and religion to make war.

    Bush made me very sad to be an American. We had the image of bullies and nut jobs as being all that comes from us. With Obama, we have shown the world that we are intellectual. We are not bullies, but can be friendly, and use diplomacy to come to resolutions. I will not agree with everything Obama says or does, because it is my right to disagree, and I have my own opinions to form and voice. However, he is a far cry better than what we have experienced while I’ve been alive. Regan, Bush 1 and 2 and yes, even Clinton, did nothing to help us as Americans. We saw the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and politics get uglier. Republicans lost, and for good reasons. If that means we get some social structures in line to help out the common man and take a swipe at private businesses, I am all for that. I’m not a very friendly person when it comes to big businesses and large sums of money.

  13. beetlebabee said,

    June 7, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Your position makes total sense if you have Marxist leanings, (which I definitely sense in your class warfare position) however, you haven’t said how that can possibly jive with the constitution. I’ve heard many people describe a hate for Bush, et al, and then spring into a knee-jerk love for Obama with little more than a desire for change at the heart. What kind of change? Well, as it turns out, we’re getting Marxist, communist, socialist change (hence the title of the piece).

    As far as Bush, Clinton, Bush et al, I am not particularly attached to any of these people, including the moderate Bushes. I admire George Bush for his character if not his fiscal policy. Being an avid news junkie yet not having a TV, I could write a book on the slanted, one-sided effect of the hitjob media we’ve witnessed in recent years. The comparison between print and visual media bias was and is, tragically stark, and viewed through my advertising background— incredibly slick. But that’s another discussion.

    Conservative republican policies—- if true to their principles, follow the basic constitutional framework of small government and power to the people.

  14. beetlebabee said,

    June 7, 2009 at 6:39 am

    As far as not being a Christian nation, I agree. There is much constitutional ado about the dangers of setting up a federal religion. However, there is a difference between being a (insert state religion) nation and a nation that was founded on Christian principles. Many religions, in fact all the major ones believe in the same core principles as far as I have seen. Call them Judeo-Christian, or whatever you will. It basically boils down to the ten commandments as the basis for civilized society.

  15. Smokezero said,

    June 7, 2009 at 7:43 am

    If true to their policies, conservative republican politics are small government, while liberal democrats work towards boosting society from the bottom up. If they were true to the policy, and not to those with the money, then we would see some really good progress within our nation. As it stands now, and I’ve said this before, the rich make too much, and their money corrupts our politicians.

    For instance the 700 billion dollar bailout, which was a big yes by all parties, yet very unpopular amongst “We the People.” It was even deemed necessary by all the news stations (a first, considering Faux News rarely agrees with CNN). Yet no matter how they spun it, We the People found it to be distasteful. If we were talking about politicians true to their core values, Republicans would have said no to the bailout because the businesses in question deserved to fail because of bad business practices, and because this sends a message of big government. The democrats would have also opposed this, because it does little to promote the societal welfare, and just puts money where there is already too much.

    The Constitution is not against social welfare. Its against government not representing the people, and its for common Civil Rights. It expresses what we have the freedoms to do, with the exception of the eighteenth amendment, which was repealed by the twenty-first.

    Obama has put more into listening to me and my voice. He has web pages designed specifically to see what the voice of the people is, turning a special interest group out of us all. And, at the end of his term, we will be no more or less a “communist nation” than we were a “fascist nation” under Bush.

  16. Greg said,

    June 11, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Beetlebabee – Thanks for a great post. It’s been a while since I’ve been to your blog and it is refreshing to read your insights and the comments are of a similar quality. I’d suggest that as Dr. Annis pointed out in the History of Socialized Medicine that a small group of like-minded individuals infiltrated the United States’ major political parties long ago in order to forward a socialist agenda. Consequently, regardless of who is in power, that agenda continued forward unabated.

    The basic problem however is that capitalism and socialism/communism are based on the same premise – dialectical materialism. Dr. Hugh W. Nibley pointed this out over 26 years ago and referred to a talk by Alexander Solzenitzen. Hopefully, an upcoming post will go into more detail on this subject.

    Thanks for pointing to the Pravda article. Its a classic! (And to KimgM above – of course it’s propaganda. But unless I am mistaken, your comments here only give it greater credibility!)

  17. hiacynth said,

    June 18, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    I never thought I would agree with anything Russian newspaper has to say, in this instance, however, I think the article is not too far off. Unlike the author of the article, however, I am personally very sad to see that some of the things he says are true. A large part of the American society is definitely “sheeple”-like, being thoroughly indoctrinated by the radical left. What Americans naively call “political correctness”, others would call indoctrination, fear to speak your mind, stupidity, or all of the above. This political correctness is paving the way for demoralization of the society. In Russia, and other communist countries, citizens were indoctrinated by the government-controlled media and then demoralized, and thus silenced, primarily by cheap alcohol. In America, the indoctrination is carried out by popular media controlled by radical liberals and then demoralized by drugs, rampant and mainstream homosexuality and drastic decline in the importance of religion and family values. Communism? Not yet. But America is definitely a fertile ground for radical lunatics.

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