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We – the bourgeoisie – are nothing but greedy over-consumers, polluters, failures at recycling, drivers of big cars and – worst of all – not nearly as ready to revolt, violently or otherwise, against horrible, horrible capitalism and the exploitation of workers and the earth. This has been being set up for some time now. The bourgeoisie have always been in the sights of Marxism. Here’s what Thomas Sowell once said about it:
The Democrats and the SLIMC1 have already won over the so-called under-class, and the academics, pseudo-sophisticates and celebritwits have already won over the so-called wealthy and aristocratic upper class. Public education and Marxist-dominated universities have made major inroads into segments of the vast middle class itself. We are increasingly in danger of having our way of life voted out of existence by people who do not even recognize the threat and where it’s coming from.
It is coming from within.
I am praying that the Tea Parties are just a beginning, and not just a flash-in-the-pan. We need an awakening, and we need it now.
We need to pass the Fair Tax as a first, and major revolutionary step. More pages are coming to the Arguments Pro and Con section. Included will be an argument opposing Unions; an argument opposing maximums or minimums on wages and prices; an argument opposing Capital Punishment (which I thought I would never oppose until I got into it); an argument promoting what I call the Neal Boortz Solution, which includes repeal of the 16th and 17th amendments, term limits on House membership, and an approach to Constitutional Convention begun at the state level, with two-thirds of states calling for and holding the Constitutional Convention, the output of which will still need two thirds of states for ratification.
While I don’t agree with everything Neal Boortz stands for, he is currently offering the best and most practical, real world solutions to the fix we are in and the most reasonable path to a return to the Republic as originally founded.
We have got to get rid of the very idea of the professional politician, as well as deal with the current Marxist threat from within, and do it while it can still be done as bloodlessly as possible. Marxism is succeeding in what Judeo-Christianity should be succeeding in, which is, the conversion of reasonable minds to see a more appropriate direction for our lives. The Marxist promises are all false, but they are delivered so smoothly that they are believed. Many today actually believe that something, some part of Marx’s social theory has some merit. It does not. There is nothing in it. It is an empty basket. Everything about Marxism is false. There is not even one small nugget of economic truth in Marxist theory. It began, and remains, a pseudo-intellectual fad, and nothing more than that.
Pray for Sarah Palin, John Bohener, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huccabee, Newt Gingrich, and pray for more like them. Keep track of who hates human babies and who loves them. Keep score on who voted for bail-outs and economic stimulus bills, and who opposed them. Get ready to turn the Marxists the hell out of office.
We still outnumber the under-class and the over-class, whether the academics and the journalists like it or not. We can do this, in the name of God.
Pray for America.
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Date: Mon Nov 16 17:49:37 2009
From: Lester and Mary
My teacher said that bourgeois means the upper class owners of property and factories. Your article says bourgeois is the middle class. Which is right?
Date: Mon Nov 16 18:14:05 2009
From: Vic Biorseth
America is rather unique in that most Americans own property, and most Americans own some “means of production,” meaning, roughly, a way to produce something and make a living. The largest corporations in America do not employ the most workers; small and medium sized businesses do that, by a very wide margin. Giant car companies and other huge corporations employ millions; however, the vast, overwhelming majority of American workers do not work for those giant companies.
A huge number of Americans are self employed in private businesses that have no employees – that is, they have no payroll, and they do not officially pay themselves a salary. They claim all their business income on their regular 1040 tax forms every year. They may or may not be organized for tax purposes as S corporations or Limited Liability Corporation business entities, but they list no employees. Small farmers, owner-operator truck drivers, hair-dressers, artists, landlords, barbers, and a myriad of other self-employed business types exist in this category. These are people who work for themselves.
The largest employing segment of our middle class run “small” businesses that employ less than 100 employees; most of these, similarly, report their income on their own personal 1040 tax returns. This group or classification of businesses is America’s largest employer; more workers are employed by small businesses than by anything else.
The next largest employer-group is our “medium” sized businesses that employ fewer than 1,000 employees. Some of these, too, keep it simple and report their business income on their individual 1040 tax returns.
The smallest employer group in America, believe it or not, is the giant corporation group, the one you would expect to employ the most workers in any nation. But, in America, they actually employ the least.
Thus, in America, most of the people considered to be “rich” because of their annual income happen to be employers of others and the owner-operators of small to medium sized businesses. Whatever harms their business income harms employment in America.
America has a huge, almost all-encompassing middle class; any of them that are doing well by most standards are held in contempt by all Leftist elite intellectuals who consider them to be unsophisticated and relatively uneducated “petty bourgeois.”
It is the nature of the intellectual elite that they believe they know better what is good for us than we do, and that all of society would be better off if they were empowered and enabled to make all of our life decisions for us.
And that is the nature of Marxism, which operates in jealous opposition to individual liberty of the lowly citizen, and to free market Capitalism, which are the two building blocks of opportunity and of what President Reagan called American Exceptionalism.
Date: Wed Nov 18 23:32:54 2009
From: Benjamin (BJ)
What Marx was talking about was the captains of industry and the exploiters of the masses. You are twisting it into something else.
Date: Thu Nov 19 06:11:03 2009
From: Vic Biorseth
It doesn’t matter much today what Marx was talking about. What matters today is what his ideology has morphed into and how it is applied by current day ideologues, who still seek to implement the utopian dream. In a practical real-world sense, the captains of industry are gone, with only a notable giant left here and there.
In America today, if you own so much as a lawn mower, you have the ability to make some money. If you own a car, you can make deliveries. If you own a truck, you can make some serious deliveries. If you own a boat, you can fish; if you can fish, you can be a commercial fisherman. If you own some dirt, you can grow some food, or some flowers for sale. If you have an extra room, you can take in a boarder. If you are a skilled tradesman with your own tools, and you have a telephone, you can be a contractor.
I submit that few people on earth are more independent minded than those who are self-employed in their own business. If you threaten their independence and their individual liberty, they will fight. These are the people who are waking up to the threat to our Constitution that is coming from within.
I don’t know (but I would like to know) whether there are more Americans workers who are self employed workers or small businessmen than there are American workers who simply have a job. But just about everybody does something besides holding down a job. And if your job benefits include profit-sharing, then you are also a Capitalist since you own an at-risk percentage of some capital enterprise. And it’s the same thing if you have a 401K that invests in any American or off-shore businesses.
In America today, I submit that it is difficult if not impossible to differentiate between Marx’s exploiter class and his exploited class. Most Americans are on both sides of that division. The middle class is most of us; there are very few above and very few below.
Note that most of the elites who treat the rest of us with contempt do not really participate in the game. Most of them do not really “work” in the sense that they do not really produce a good or a service that is needed. Perhaps needed is the wrong word; necessary might be better. They are personalities rather than workers. They are celebrities; journalists; pundits; politicians; artists; entertainers; editorialists and so forth. What they do has value and is marketable, or they wouldn’t be doing it for very long. However, in general, the world could get along fine without what they produce.
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Laying out the contemporary American political factions and their positions, as compared to the Founding Principles in the Declaration, and the Constituting Principles in the Constitution. America is the first nation in world history designed to be without classes - no nobility, no royalty, no aristocracy - all men stand equal before the law.
Geopolitics, Political Ideologies and the American Political Condition. Examination of American Political Ideologies going into the 2012 Election and beyond.
The contemporary conservative American forum out-classes modern journalism. Wading through the bloggosphere pays off when one finds a really good conservative American forum, blog or website.
Fixed Pegs versus Variable Reality: Salvation versus Doom. Fixed Pegs versus Variable Reality describes the dichotomy between objective truth and human imaginings.
Returning to American Founding Principles offers a return to national salvation. American Founding Principles are reawakened by the mortal threat to the nation posed by Obamunism.
Return to American Constitutional Principles is the path to national salvation. American Constitutional Principles are reawakened by the mortal threat to the nation posed by Obamunism.
American Constitutional Doom: Our own political process is destroying us. American Constitutional Doom made inevitable by parasitic enemies within America.
The Democracy-Open Society problem: Does it spell doom for Democracy? The "Redirection" and the increasingly Open Society born of Democracy. Inevitable chaos?
Warning all bourgeoisie: Obama will destroy the middle class. Take fair warning all bourgeoisie, i.e., members of our vast middle class: the Marxists despise you and intend to conquer you once and for all.
In support of American Nationalism and American Patriotism. American Nationalism and American Patriotism have been demonized long enough.
Are our federal bureaucracies all malignant outgrowths of Marxism? Any extra-Constitutional government agency is likely to be a malignant outgrowth of Marxism.
Three fatal oversights of the top conservative cognizanti: Glenn, Rush and Sean. Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity are on the right track, but just nibbling around the edges of who the enemy is.
It’s Liberty versus Marxism and Islam, which cannot coexist with Liberty. Liberty versus Marxism and Islam: the epic contest of this historic era.
Can we outlaw Islam in the USA and still be a free thinking society? I say we can and should outlaw any ideology that seeks the elimination of Constitutional America.
Can we outlaw Marxism in the USA and still be a free thinking society? I say we can and should outlaw any ideology that seeks the elimination of Constitutional America.
Our argument supporting the Fair Tax as a sensible and practical Tax Revolution. Fair Tax presents the possibility of a real, popular, voter-supported, tax payer supported, grass-roots supported Revolution in America, and a radical change for the better.
Fasttrack Fairtax: Stop income tax until repeal of Amendment XVI. Fasttrack Fairtax: Legislate to not collect income tax and pass FairTax.
Atheizing America - we sit, seemingly mesmerized, merely watching it happen. Among all Leftist agendas, the atheizing America agenda is the one we seem to notice the least. Like deer in the headlights, we just stand there and watch.
Current American Political Landscape: Our Two Parties and their Positions. The Thinking Catholic looks at Issues and Parties for the Catholic American Thinker.
Against diversity for the sake of diversity. Why do Marxists always seek more? Our argument against diversity for the sake of diversity, which weakens and ultimately replaces ideology and ethos.
Opposing affirmative action / equal opportunity programs as racist. Affirmative action (racial preference) requires racial exclusion, which is, definitively, racism.
Are we really a racist culture, or are our blacks just a bunch of crybabies? If America has produced more black self-made millionaires than any or all other nations, then, how is it that America is seen to be a racist nation?
New "race and racism" thread begun by Stephen from VT. On race and racism: the ever changing definition and generic usage of the word "racism."
Athenaeum courses consistently taught that the early Church condoned slavery. This teaching is clearly false. Yet the Athenaeum of Ohio LPMP program, in multiple courses, officially taught that the Church "changed" its teaching on slavery.
Toward a definition of a distinct American People: American National Existence. What makes us a distinct American People? The way we look? Or is it someing inside us, that defines American national existence?
Argument against National Health Care, which is, in fact, Socialized Medicine. National Heath Care equals Socialized Medicine, pure and simple. Medical Practice is beyond the scope of government and not what our government is constituted to do.
It's The American Ideal and our Constitutional Government Vs the Global Village. This election, alone, is unlikely to completely undo America, as a nation; but it may work in that direction. It is of vital importance to you as an American.
Anti-American Politics, pure and simple, describe Democrat Party strategy. Anti-American Politics are practiced by all Leftists. Marxism, at any level, is antithetical to the very idea of America. To be Marxist is to be an anti-American.
Argument Against the Anti-American UN: Why do we support such an antagonist? The staunchly anti-American UN has a major goal involving world governance, and America is in the way of that effort.
My anti anti-American arguments are attacks on falsehoods, in support of truth. American Communists hide their true identity and disguise themselves as anti anti-Communists. Using their playbook, I hereby identify myself as an anti anti-American.
The anti intellectual sentiment: Where does it come from? Marxist Academia and the Anti-Intellectual Sentiment.
Boehner’s Folly: will it doom Constitutional America? House Leadership and Boehner’s Folly purposely fumbled and turned over the ball on the one yard line.
Boycott the airlines until they stop the groping and begin profiling. Boycott the airlines; if you can’t go on a company plane or drive, don’t go at all.
Catastrophic Spending: Change You Can Believe In. The most dangerous Change in all of Obamunism is Catastrophic Spending.
The Global Village concept seeks to replace National Sovereignty by default. Marxian "Global Village-ism" makes major inroads among outlaws, and among elitist intellectuals.
We argue against income minimums and caps, and for a free and private market. Income minimums and caps are Marxism’s “moral” bait to gain popular support for Socialism on the path to typical Marxist absolute dictatorship.
True, the world oil supply is limited; but, so are the stars in the universe. "The world oil supply is cruising toward depletion" is the Chicken-Little call from the Left. But it ain't necessarily so.
Marxists and Moslems: The Last Barbarians. The last barbarians not yet converted or conquered by Western civilization are Marxists and Moslems.
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If an American Redirection is underway; we all need to look at it. Reviewing some implications of the newly coined Science / Democracy Obversion theory underlying the new American Redirection.
Refuting Separation of Church and State as a Constitutional Principle. If Separation of Church and State cannot be found in our Constitution, what makes it a Constitutional Principle? Nothing. It is NOT a Constitutional Principle.
Of the four Republican candidates left standing, only Santorum gets it. Romney? No. Gingrich? No. Paul? No. Only Santorum gets it.
Definition of Capitalism: Economic Organization based on Private Property. Any true definition of Capitalism must state that it is purely an Economic system, not a Government system, and it works most efficiently and profitably under Representative Government.
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
Going whole-Hog on American Constitutional Restoration. It's all or nothing, now. If we don't go whole-hog on Constitutional Restoration, the USA is history.
Introducing Glenn Beck Progressivism, and the depth of the hidden movement. Glenn Beck Progressivism: the unseen and unrecognized advance of Marxism.
If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it? Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility. If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?
The Three Big Ideas competing in global geopolitics today. The Three Big Ideas, and a Fourth one: aggressive, militant atheism, or secularism.
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On the word Consubstantial, the Trinity and Infinity. On the Consubstantial (Single Substance) of God, and the mathematically impossible number of Infinity.
The challenge describes Capitalism as illusory and Marxism as solid. The mixture of religion just adds to the confusion of all good realists.
The Obama Ethos: Who is Barack Obama? What is his grounding, his ethos? The Obama Ethos explores Obama's grounds of being; his religious, moral and political guiding principles.
Obama the Moslem: Introducing Comrade Obama (peace be upon him.) Obama the Moslem: anti-Catholic; anti-Chrisitan; anti-Jew; anti-American.
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Are Catholics Saved, by having been Born Again? The theology of salvation: Catholic vs. Protestant.
Love thy neighbor as thyself: the Law in One Sentence. Can one simple sentence contain the whole of the moral Law of God?
The Catholic call is universal; it goes out to everyone. Although the Catholic call goes out to all, man’s free will means that all will not respond.
God’s Perfect Unconditional Love meets man’s Free Will. Perfect Unconditional Love can be rejected. Liberty and free choice may be a blessing or a curse.
Of Weeds and Wheat growing together, and the eventual separation. - Weeds and wheat in the field differs from in human kind, where either one can become the other.
Why Should I Believe in God? - an article by Eugene Rudder.
On Losing You - a poem by Rosemarie A. Stone.
Our Beautiful Love - a poem by Rosemarie A. Stone.
Catholic Communism: Similarities between Church Hierarchy and Pure Bureaucracy. Mises said that Communism equals Bureaucracy; the Church is a bureaucracy, therefore we have Catholic Communism. True?
The Source of Anxiety: Improper Priorities. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
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Leftist Politics in Catholic Mass Mark Brumbaugh
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The American Constitution (American Founding Fathers)
American Democrat Party Platform Karl Marx and Frederick Engles
Re The Sin Of Scandal Phil Lange
Marxist Infiltration into Catholic Thought Nancy Libert
New "race and racism" thread begun by Stephen from VT. On race and racism: the ever changing definition and generic usage of the word "racism."
The Bush War Doctrine Revisited: a fresh look at our horrible situation. A reproduction of the "Bush War Doctrine Revisited" article and discussion points by David Yerushalmi; there is much food for thought here.
Resignation of Benedict XVI and the Immediate Media Firestorm. The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and Rev. Marcel Guarnizo's interview with the author that caused the international media frenzy.
The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.
Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.
Just Laws for a Godly Nation. Many nations today still lack a core of just laws for a Godly nation.
What does the World Wildlife Fund have to do with World Youth Day? An unholy alliance between the Leftist WWF and the Vatican?
False Flag: Serious-minded fiction creating a better understanding of 9/11. Can serious-minded fiction play a role in creating a better understanding of critical contemporary social/political issues like 9/11?
Bringing the Liturgy Back to the Real Vatican II. Cardinal Burke Comments on Sacra Liturgia Conference
Layman letter to all bishops. Letter to Bishops from Mariann / Mary's Child
Fetal-Microchimerism gives new meaning to the bonding of Motherhood. How the unborn child blesses the mother and physically changes her, for the rest of her life.
Ars celebrandi et adorandi - Pastoral Letter from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki. With Ars celebrandi et adorandi, all Springfield IL Catholic Parishes move Jesus back to the center of life! YES!
To be, or not no be lukewarm; that is the question. Whether tis nobler to fight the good fight, or just smile and be nice ...
Technology: a Two Edged Sword. Technology can be used for good, or for evil.
More American Imperial Edicts Issuing Forth out of Obamunism. Archbishop Schnurr joins Rick Santorum in identifying American Imperial Edicts from this administration.
Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum; Apostolic letter on 1962 Rite.
The Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum confirms the 1962 Latin Rite as the 'Extraordinary' Roman Liturgical Rite.
The Pope's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum. Benedict XVI's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum issued the same day as the Motu Proprio.
The Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. An 'Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum' issued by the Vatican.
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