by Lee Hemen
September 5, 2008
Why would it be important for today’s people to be reintroduced to Communism? The answer for today’s election cycle is extremely important because of the candidates that are running and the vastly different ideologies involved. Democrats and their philosophy of government, what it does, and how it should relate to people has much in agreement to the Communist ideal. And, when you have a candidate like Barack Obama that admits he has been heavily influenced by those Communist mentors such as radical Frank Marshall Davis, “Weatherman” William Ayers, and Marilyn “SDS” Katz, who “serves on his national finance committee,” that adhere to these ideals it becomes very important for the reader to understand what Communism is all about.
Communism is not dead. It is not some outdated belief of old bearded men in a smoked filled room. It is very much alive and well and influences many of our discussions as a nation. We find it in the Anarchist movement that tried to disrupt the RNC, environmental groups, and disguised as community groups such as ACORN. But let’s remind ourselves of its proclivities, shall we?
It is first of all an ungodly system. Why? Because at its core is the basic belief: “There is no God.” Man is the center of this ideology. Its focus is the teaching that the individual does not exist, only the community (State) does because for Communism “man” is reduced to a communal ideal. What is best for the individual, is first and foremost what is best for the State. Man exists for the State and is dependent upon the State to take care of him.
A second ideal of Communism is that of its peculiar view of materialism. The ideas of love, honor, courage, and loyalty exist only as they are defined by the Communistic society as a whole and as they benefit its paradigm. Man exists for the here and now. To benefit the cause of all. Utopia is reached when people realize their worth only as a part of the whole as it exists for the moment. Individual education therefore is seen only as it benefits the “grandeur” scheme of the State.
The third ideal of Communism is that since there really is no God, then what determines mankind is personal possession. We would call it “greed.” Communism calls it “Economic Determination.” This greed drives the individual and therefore personal possession is inherently evil because it causes individuals to desire more and more things which takes away from the ultimate benefit of the State. Everyone should “work according to their ability and give to each according to his need.” The “common” good of society. Therefore the State must regulate all possessions, all power, all authority, and leadership for the good of the whole, otherwise the individual would begin to think selfishly of themselves first. The State becomes everything and the answer to every problem. A “womb to the tomb” philosophy whereby the individual is totally dependent upon the State to take care of them.
Since Communism claims these truths for its core, it has kept literally billions of people enslaved to the State, and has slaughtered millions of people for the good of the State. In the Communist State there is no self-determination, no individuality, and no personal achievement. One lives and moves and has their being in the State. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
If these ideas sound vaguely familiar they should. They are part and parcel of the Democratic platform for the past seventy years. Social structuring of people has been practiced by Communist socialism for decades. National Socialism (Nazism) justified itself as a higher form of Communism by mixing into it core beliefs of genetics and nationalistic pride. Millions were slaughtered for the “good” of the State. Marx riled against the bourgeoisie and for the proletariat. He saw it as a continuing “struggle” or fight to be waged on all fronts: Intellectual, spiritual, material, and psychological. In the Soviet Union, again, millions were slaughtered for the “good” of the State. The same was true for China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Cuba, and any place where Communism found fertile ground. Sadly, we find this in the class envy struggle perpetrated by today’s Democratic Party. Whether it is the Communism of Hitler’s Germany, Lenin’s Russia, or today’s Maoist China, all forms of Communism have at their core the beliefs I have described above.
There is a “new” Communism, a Neo-Communism, in today’s world that is rearing its ugly head. It has disguised itself in a button-down Brooks Brothers manner as compassionate and caring for the individual and their family. But is it? In today’s Neo-Communism the State also knows best what is paramount for the individual. Since the State replaces God, and He does not exist anyway, except in an intellectual sense, something like abortion is not seen as inherently evil or as the taking of a sacred human life. Life is redefined and it becomes the individual’s “right to choose” which is ultimately for the benefit of all.
Since God is redefined and personhood is redefined, only those who are a productive part of society should be allowed to live. It is easy then to tout euthanasia as a “personal choice” to rid society of “unwanted” or “unproductive” individuals. The unborn that are an inconvenience, the elderly that are inefficient to self or culture, or those who desire to take their own lives as a “heroic” way to show that they are willing to get out of the way of future generations and not be a “burden” to the State. Remember the words of Barack Obama who said he would not want to see his own daughter’s “burdened with a mistake.” The Democratic Party has sought to redefine the struggle by restructuring personal freedoms by telling people that they should be willing to benefit all people by making personal sacrifices. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. We are all part of one grand experiment. Sounds good, doesn’t it? But it is the ugly hydra of Neo-Communism.
Education is seen as a means to an end. Communism sees education as a way whereby the State benefits with trained indoctrinated future workers. And the State knows best on how to program your children. Public Schools are touted as a means to freely educate the masses and as a glorified babysitting service. The State is more than willing to oblige. Education of the populace is seen by Communism as a means to place individuals in the best slot for the good of the State. We now have Democrats endorsing the idea of taking your children out of your home at three years old and beginning to indoctrinate and position them into the most productive niche for their future work within the State. The State will determine how many, who, what kind of jobs, and if your child gets the education for it or not. Do not believe me? In Washington State colleges like the University of Washington have already been gearing up to accept only those who have been slated for “higher” education by the public school system. Testing has already commenced to see if your child is ready for college or a trade school.
We already see that education while publically funded is controlled completely by the State. Teachers have become an extension of the State educational system because they are trained by, certified by, and paid by the State. Since jobs must be justified within such a system, public educators no longer teach to make sure all students are trained to their highest individual potential, but rather to make sure their union jobs are secure and protected. Public Education is not “for the children” anymore.
Since everyone must benefit the State in some way, unions hold a huge sway in the Communistic ideal. Why do you think Democrats talk so much about “manufacturing jobs?” Most manufacturing jobs are unionized. Unions therefore support the State. Jobs are not based on the value of supply and demand, but on the government making sure everyone is working and that they belong to a union. This means each person can only do one specific job and someone else does a different specific one, and so on. For example there would be only certain State-picked unionized individuals who make bricks, others to carry the bricks, others to stack the bricks, and still others who would mortar the bricks, while there would be still others to make sure the bricks were drying properly, and so on. Bricks would be made whether they were needed or not because everyone must be kept busy for the good of the State and the demands of the union. And if you need to lay anyone off, you would still pay them to be laid off! However, those who worked would have to also support those who do not work. And since you live for the good of the State, the State will take from those who work and give equally to those who do not. Again, everyone should “work according to their ability and give to each according to his need.”
The State exists and will take care of you. You should enjoy giving up your personal wealth to support the State. Remember, personal materialism is evil because it takes away from the ultimate benefit of the State. The State should therefore control every area of your life. Healthcare would be given out only to those who could most benefit the State. Social engineering of how many children, what sex, and how they are educated would be a State consideration. Property rights, personal protection, individual ownership, free movement, education, recreation, and choices would be made for you. Where you shop, how you shop, and what you buy would be dictated by how it benefits the State. Do not believe me? Then why are we being told that unless we turn our heat down, wear sweaters, ride bicycles or mass transit, and make sure our tires are inflated properly we are hurting our country? Why are people forced to use cloth grocery bags instead of plastic or paper, or why are you forced to recycle? Where you smoke, when you smoke, or if you should even ever consider smoking, but just in case you do — we will tax your smokes too! You may immediately answer, “Well, it’s for the good of everybody!” My dear reader, that means it is for the good of the “State,” and you no longer have a personal choice in the matter.
Obama related that Democrats “measure progress by how many people can find a job that pays the mortgage; whether you can put a little extra money away at the end of each month so you can someday watch your child receive her college diploma.” Isn’t this the same old “everyone should work according to their ability and give to each according to his need?” Honestly, should “the needs of the (unproductive) few outweigh the needs of the (hard working) many?”
Ask yourself, “Is it the State’s job to insure I have work or an education, or is it my responsibility as a parent and mature adult?” If you want the government to find you job, help pay your mortgage, and insure your child gets a college education – where do you think the money for these things will come from? And if this is everyone’s “right” who will end up paying for those who are not productive? Obama related that it is “our moral obligation to provide every child a world-class education.” Why? He also related that he would “not settle for an America where some kids don’t have that chance. I’ll invest in early childhood education. I’ll recruit an army of new teachers, and pay them higher salaries and give them more support.” With whose money? Obama wants your tiny preschooler to publically program. This is basically a promise to the State teachers unions to keep the status quo and to expand their power base!
Obama also related that he would “go through the federal budget, line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work and making the ones we do need work better and cost less,” but has any politician ever done this? Especially a Democrat? Government has only expanded and taxes have gone up under Democrats. Using class envy may make you feel better for now, but in the end you will pay for the tax in some way. The redistribution of wealth by government does not work. It is Communism and it has failed.
Read the two speeches from both candidates like I did. Why? Words mean things. As you read them look to see which one speaks to the heart of America that has made this a great nation. Notice which speaks to capitalism or communism. Personal freedom or governmental control. Yep, it is important to understand Communism in our day and age.
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