Tuesday, December 9, 2008

On the way to Communism

Over recent months my mind has become increasingly troubled with the direction in which we are headed as a country, the wars we will have to fight and the future we are giving our children. I spend as much of my free time as I feel I am able in learning about what true liberty is and I regret to say that the report is horrifying. If the saying is true that “evil prevails when good men do nothing” then the good men are definitely doing nothing, and lots of it.

Some of you who will read this have likely already been turned off and will not finish reading this or simply just don’t care. This is not to say that what I specifically have to say is ground breaking, but taking a step back to see where we are as a supposed republic is paramount. I have spent a significant amount of time thinking about how to awaken people to a sense of patriotic awareness on this front. It is difficult, near impossible I would say to get the masses of Americans who have been blessed with so much to show even the slightest bit of interest in what is becoming of our nation. People will stand in lines for hours to get in to the latest Harry Potter movie or buy the newest version of the Wii but you would be hard pressed to get people to try and educate themselves about the gravity of our current political plight.

Recently I purchased a copy of the Communist Manifesto and have been reading it along with several other books outlining the essential fundamentals of liberty or, in the manifesto’s case, the antithesis of liberty. I feel both are important to understand.

The ten points of the Communist Manifesto are as follows:

Here are the 10 measures the proletariat will use to bring about the full realization of the communist utopian dream, once they have the political power:
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.

I hope someone is beginning to see what I’m talking about. We have, as a nation, fully embraced several of these communist doctrines and are in the process of adopting the rest. The greatest travesty of it all is that even if everyone were fully aware of this, and I feel that on some level most people recognize this, it would not be motivation enough to get off the couch and do anything about it.

In addition to this here is a piece of audio recently aired on the Glenn Beck show but it is the former Secretary of Agriculture (under Eisenhower) Ezra Taft Benson

“Unwise legislation, too often prompted by political expediency is periodically being enacted that seductively undermines man’s right of free agency, robs him of his rightful liberties, and makes him but a cog in the crushing wheel of regimentation which, if persisted in, will end in dictatorship.” David O. McKay


Anonymous said...

do you remember a comment something like the constitution hanging by a thread...hmmmmm


Carrie said...

ugh! that gave me chills. it's really scary.

yeah, i think there are a lot of good men out there, doing nothing. i think people see it happening but don't understand enough about how to fix it, and they're comfortable enough right now. the scary thing is, if no one speaks up, it's only gonna get worse.

becky said...

Powerful! Thanks for the post. Something that we all need to be mindful of and the work to stop

BradyH said...

Oh man, this really gets to me too. We watched that Ezra Benson clip in Video in my History class a few weeks ago...I wanted to just shake people. Where did our work ethic go? When did we loose the ability to take a moral stance.
Socialism is the silent killer of economy and society, and it enables people to be lazy and dependent.
Im really worried especially about the medical field. It seems like every one want to universalize health care, and no one seems ready to admit that it has failed and is failing ALL OVER the place. Canadians and Germans wait months for necessary surgery performed by mediocre DRs at best and why? Because...in socialism "everyone" gets health care, so it becomes so congested that its unmanageable. "Everyone" a free education, so its worth about the same to them and put in their moneys worth of study and hard work. Everyone gets everything given to them, so eventually no one produces, and we become a parasitic people...dependent on the hard work and ingenuity of others.
Its true, like you said, you cant convince anyone to do anything, but I hope that if you keep educating good men (and women) that there will be enough to do something. I keep looking back on prop 8 to reassure myself a little that even in California ;) morals still prevail, if only by a little prodding.