The American Pursuit of Democratic Socialism
NewsByUs ^ | March 1, 2008 | JB Williams
“Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.” - John Adams, in a Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, circa 1765
People have been predicting the demise of democracy, individual freedom and liberty, as well as resulting American supremacy, since the day American democracy was born. The most vastly distributed prediction has often been attributed to historian Alexander Tytler, dating back to the late 1700’s, and the prediction goes something like this.
• From bondage to spiritual faith; • From spiritual faith to great courage; • >From courage to liberty; • From liberty to abundance; • From abundance to complacency; • From complacency to apathy; • From apathy to dependence; • From dependence back into bondage."
The implication being that a rich complacent free self-governed people will sooner or later, democratically vote themselves out of individual freedom and back into government dependency, self-invoked tyranny and political bondage.
While years of research have failed to fully confirm the true author or point of reference for the above prediction, a study of failing democratic societies and twentieth century American voting patterns, tend to confirm the validity of the concept itself. No matter whom the original author was; his concept was right…
Two Sides of the Same Warning
America’s founding fathers, the greatest human proponents of freedom in history, warned us repeatedly to remain forever vigilant in the protection and preservation of individual liberty and freedom.
“Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” - John Adams, letter to John Taylor, April 15, 1814
“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories.” - Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 14, 1781
The world’s greatest enemies of freedom and liberty have warned us as well.
“Democracy is the road to socialism.” – Karl Marx
“I once said, "We will bury you," and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.” – Nikita Khrushchev
Our founders and our enemies agreed on little. But they indeed agreed that our American democracy would one day fail, and that it would fail from within, much along the order of the natural democratic cycle above, from tyranny into freedom and freedom back into tyranny.
A Hope for What Kind of Change?
The world has always known revolutionaries promising change for the betterment of all mankind. Sadly, most of those revolutionaries have been members of some form of communist movement promising to make life better for those not suited for self-governance. Nothing has changed…
Today’s Democrat Party is selling change again and they have exactly the same kinds of change in mind that Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev and Alinsky had in mind.
Today’s Democrats call themselves “the Party of the Working Class, the poor, the downtrodden.” They promise to rob from “the rich” for the betterment of the poor. In other words, they are selling exactly what Marx and many other communists have sold over the years, “From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need.”
Same Change – New Name
Socialized medicine is being sold as “universal health care” - Government ownership or control of the nation’s vast natural resources is being sold as “environmentalism” – Freedom of Religion is now being sold as “freedom from religion,” in accordance with the Marx view that “The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.” Need I go on with example after example, through every facet of today’s federal atrocity called government, before you will realize what we have done?
Corporations, which are nothing more than people, from the hourly worker to the CEO and shareholder, are now the “evil” face of Democrat’s primary target, capitalism. That’s because Democrats have adopted the belief of Vladimir Lenin, that “Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.”
In sum, according to Lenin and today’s Democrats, the average American is no longer suited for self-governance and they (Democrats) must step in and rob from those greedy capitalists in order to save you from yourself.
As Hillary Clinton recently stated it quite clearly, “We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” Nikita Khrushchev said it this way, “Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all” and obviously, today’s Democrat Party is united in this belief system.
The Obama Revolution
On the basis of an abstract idea, change, which none of his followers can define because he refuses to openly define it himself, Obama fans, and that is the correct term since he is nothing more than a media creation, swoon at his feet like prepubescent girls at a Beatles concert, begging to be led deeper and deeper into Democratic Socialism whereby private resources can be confiscated by the federal government from unwilling private citizens who earned them, for the greater common good.
There is nothing new, innovative or exciting about the kinds of change being offered by today’s DNC. They are the same old revolutionary ideas of men like Lenin, Marx and Alinsky in the past, and Chavez and Castro today.
But America is indeed a democratic society, which is only to say that the people must vote for Democratic Socialism. It can not be forced upon them. Socialism must be sold and purchased in America and so far, the sale is going just fine.
Selling Democratic Socialism
It’s an easy process really. As Karl Marx once pointed out, “Democracy is the road to socialism.” The “working class” (aka proletariat), once convinced by propaganda that he deserves much more than he earns, will vote for Socialism by democratic process.
Lenin provided the means, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth” – and the method, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” More than sixty years of socialist principles and values taught in the U.S. public education system worked like a charm.
Once sold on a few other communist ideas, like “Crime is a product of social excess” and “Fascism is capitalism in decay” (Lenin), getting working class Americans to vote themselves into socialist tyranny via democratic process was easy.
Our Founders Prepared
This is why our founders did not form a “democracy” but instead a “representative republic,” in which even the minority view has power. In a pure “democracy,” the mob rules and so long as the mob desires socialism, socialism it is.
But in a representative republic, the Electoral College exists to stop a socialist mob always shoving its way to the public trough, from foolishly running socialist roughshod over the true minority in America, “the rich” – That productive ten percent of the population that currently picks up over seventy percent of the tax bill for the entire nation, those who live under daily threat of Democrat politicians who must take more and more from “the rich” in order to buy votes from “the poor”, the proletariat.
The Founder’s Escape Clause
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…” - U.S. Declaration of Independence
Well, here we are, some 230 years after the formation of the greatest, most productive, prosperous, powerful and generous free nation on earth, freely voting ourselves back into tyranny in the name of a greater common good.
We no longer respect or protect the first fundamental unalienable American right, Life. The second, the right to individual Liberty has been replaced with the mob rights of the commune and our right to individually define and pursue (earn) Happiness has been traded for the right of the commune to both define and re-distribute happiness at the federal level.
Our federal government has indeed become destructive of the very values and principles every American is called to uphold and defend and unless we alter our government by altering our voting patterns, we will soon have no choice but to abolish it and start anew.
Democrats now stand fully opposed to all founding American principles and values. But Republicans will get no free pass here either. The party which once stood up to Democratic Socialists in defense of the real American Dream, has in recent years joined the left in an only slightly slower march into Democratic Socialism and as a result, all elected members of the federal government enjoy the lowest approval ratings in U.S. history.
“If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism. - The way to crush the bourgeoisie (the rich and productive) is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
This is the belief system and strategy of today’s Democrat Party and it is the centerpiece of both the Clinton and the Obama campaigns. This is the change both candidates have in mind for America.
But these words were not authored by either campaign. These words were authored by Vladimir Lenin. You will hear these notions sold from every DNC campaign stage between here and November. But it was Lenin, Marx, Stalin and Alinsky who first sold these ideas to those who now run the Democrat Party.
No matter who wrote the cycle of democratic self-destruction above, they got it right. The warning of our founders and our enemies were also right. This is the eleventh hour in American freedom and the clock is ticking.
Only the American voters can provide the right kind of change by reversing the trends of the last sixty years. They will alter it today, or abolish it tomorrow. Freedom is an unalienable gift from our Creator. But maintaining freedom here on earth requires the sacrifice of the brave and the strong, for benefit of those who are too weak to fight, or even too lost to care.
Our future is visible in our past. Study the past well and choose your future wisely…