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Vic Biorseth, Thursday,
December 18, 2014
To be fully American is to embrace fully the American Ideal; the hope, the idea and the ideology that makes America America. The details of all that are laid out elsewhere in this site. You can see them in the Foundational Principles, in the Constitutional Principles and in the American Ideology page, among many others herein.
The one truly unique aspect of America that stands out from all other nations throughout human history is that America is the first nation ever intended, designed and Constituted to be a Classless Society. No Ruling Class; no Royal Class; no Noble Class; no Caste System. Every citizen, from the President on down, stands equal to every other citizen under the law. We are subject not to any man, but to the law. The law rules. Thus, we stand in a Nation of Laws, and not merely of men.
In every other nation, someone stands apart from the law, immune to the law, or is the law.
The American Constitutional Government is the first national government in history designed to protect the citizenry from its own government. Citizen rights are specifically spelled out in law, and the government, which is established by the citizenry and may be taken down by the citizenry, is legally prohibited from infringing upon those citizen rights.
At the core of the American ideal are the "Foundational" human rights from Natural Law, authored by God. They are inalienable rights, which cannot be taken away by man. These are, of course, the right to equal treatment by the law, the right to Life, the right to Liberty, and the right to the independent pursuit of happiness, which translates into the founding of families and the earning or legal acquisition, ownership and accumulation of private property.
These are declared to be "self evident" human rights, not merely unique American citizen rights. Americans recognize them in all human beings wherever they may reside. They attach to "All Men".
Constitutional Rights, however, are unique to American Citizens, for they are spelled out in the Constitution and/or Bill of Rights and other Amendments to the Constitution. The Constitution is the Supreme Civil Law of the United States of America, and it pertains to the Government, citizenry and territories of the USA alone.
The citizen liberating and citizen rights protecting nature of the Constitution is what produced the "Exceptionalism" of the American entrepreneurial spirit, the advancement of knowledge in all fields of study and the building of a national economic engine the likes of which had never previously existed.
American Exceptionalism is the unavoidable truth Marxists cannot handle. The deep fraud of Marxism is intended to fool the new disciple into believing, primarily, three things:
Marxism says it can be done, and it should be done, and that it has only your best interests at heart. But Marxism is a lie. Let's look at the Truth behind these three major frauds that Marxism promotes:
Why are we talking about Marxism when this is supposed to be about being American? Because Marxism - the absolute antithesis of the American Ideal - is now actually running the entire American government, completely unopposed by anyone.
Marxism, the mortal enemy of America as Founded and as Constituted, is the predominant guiding ideology of many if not most holders of the highest political offices in America. Officers who swore a loyalty oath to protect the Constitution against America's enemies foreign and domestic, in their very oaths of office. In the Senate, in the House, in the Presidency and in the Court.
I submit that Marxist ideology is, in and of itself, a domestic enemy of the American Constitution. There is no small part of Marxist ideology that is not antagonistic to the liberty of man and not opposed to the American Constitution as written.
The American and the Marxist are mortal enemies. They represent two ideologies that are diametrically opposed to each other. At the root of the animus is the American insistence upon the rights to Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness up against the Marxist insistence on the forced collectivization of property and people.
Marxism quite openly seeks the overthrow of all existing social constructs, and that includes the American Constitution.
How, exactly, did Marxist ideology worm its way so successfully into American culture that it isn't even recognized as the deadly enemy to freedom that it is?
Little by little.
The Soviet Collapse in 1991 was an economic collapse, not an ideological one. It is a potentially fatal error to believe that Communism itself ended. Marxism lives on, unchanged, not even tempered by failure. Russia simply moved to a more Fascistic or National Socialist (Crony Capitalist) form of Marxism than Communism, but the government still calls itself Communist and the Communist Party hasn't gone anywhere. The goals remain the same. We have changed; the Russian government has not. It remains a ruthless dictatorship over a vast bureaucracy, as it existed under Stalin, and even as it existed under Hitler. There was little or no difference. Ideologically, nothing has changed in Russia.
Let us look at how, exactly, this alien and enemy ideology gained such a strong hold over the collective American psyche as to gain and hold enough political clout to elect, appoint and approve it's strongest ideologues into the highest American offices.
The Enlightenment and Modernism popularized the elitist sophistry of the dismissal of God from all "reasoned" discussion. And dismissal of the existence of God eventually brings on the dismissal of the existence of evil, and the dismissal of all absolutes, including moral absolutes. The dismissal of the existence of absolute Truth eliminates any preexisting sense of right and wrong, which is the basis of Common Sense. Leaving Nonsense in its wake. Dismissal of absolute truth also led to the dismissal of the Scientific Method, in favor of Science By Consensus, or, Scientism.
Out of this elitist hodge-podge of misguided sophistry emerged Marxism, exploding into violence among the masses, and into the latest fad among the "intellectuals" of the day, with the 1848 publication of Marx's Manifesto. Academicians were (and are) particularly susceptible to the recruiting frauds of Marxism, because their livelihoods depend more upon theory than substance. Leading academics did more to advance Marxist theory, through formal education, than any Revolutionary figures, including even Lenin.
Educators make Marxists of their pupils. Here's what we said about it in the Marxism page:
If you wondered about the beginnings or the root source of such educational nonsense as Common Core, parts of the UN's Agenda 21, etc., well, there it is. Leading academics, not only here, but all over the world, are steeped in this garbage. They believe it, and they teach it. Marxism owns the educational establishment.
And today, we can say that Marxism owns the whole of the News Media, and the whole of the SLIMC1 .
Here's where that began (quoting from the Progressive America page):
Thus, the News Media was seduced, rather than originally defrauded or indoctrinated into Marxism. But make no mistake about it: our News Media is Marxist to the core. They will side with Redistributionism over private property every time, without question. (Exempting their own private property, of course.) Wilson led the News Media, and the Democrat Party, into the transition from American ideology into Marxist ideology. It may be argued that the News Media made the full transition even before the whole Democrat Party morphed into the Marxocrat Party.
Today we have a whole education system, a whole news media and a whole political Party that are Marxist to the core, and thus, anti-American to the core. But that's not all; not be a long shot.
"Good Guy" Communism was (and still is) publicly promoted a:
The fact that Nazi/Fascism is nothing but a variant of Communism mixed well with Crony Capitalism is not even recognized by most committed Marxists today. Dictatorship by another name remains dictatorship.
During the Spanish Civil War - which was a Communist versus Fascist war - newly minted disciples of Marxism all over the world had to correspond with their professors to find out what they were. Such academic confusion. They didn't know whether they were Communists or Fascists. All they knew what that they hated the invented Marxist straw villain Capitalism. In point of fact, it didn't really matter which they were. Both were Marxist. Both were Revolutionary. Both opposed the status quo, whatever it was.
But when Hitler violated his non-aggression pact with Stalin, beginning World War II just days after signing it, but then invaded Russia - from that point on, in America and most of the West, Communism was the "Good Guy" and Fascism was the "Bad Guy". We were aligned against Germany, Italy and Japan in WWII, and allied with Russia. Joseph Stalin, one of history's worst mass murderers and most ruthless dictators, was portrayed in America as "Uncle Joe" right alongside Uncle Sam.
Charlie Chaplin, who was, coincidentally, a Communist and perhaps the funniest comedian who ever lived, made an anti-Fascist movie called The Great Dictator. In it, he lampooned Mussolini and Hitler, and delivered a spectacular speech attacking their Marxist ideology. But not that of Stalin. Although it was the same political ideology. Of course, America and Russia were allies at the time.
But nobody was looking at the true nature of Communist Russia. To this day, Marxists cover that nature up. They hide it from view. They dress it up and make it look nice. Even the planned and orchestrated Terror Famine perpetrated against the Ukraine was publicly hyped and falsified in history to be merely part of a lager Agrarian Reformation coupled with a purely coincidental crop failure.
The Last Voice of Reason against all this was Senator Joe McCarthy, who was virtually destroyed for his efforts in the now infamous McCarthy Hearings by an already Marxified Media. As it turns out, he was right in everything he said, and in everyone he accused. But it doesn't matter. The Marxist Media wrote the history of it, and nobody is going to change it. They have made McCarthy a laughing stock; a caricature of a blustering, Right Wing political wind bag, accusing everyone of being Communist.
The fact that he was right has been buried by the public caricature. They called it the "Red Scare" with the threat of "Black Lists" containing names of Communists in entertainment, in news media, in sensitive defense areas and even in government.
People who tried to warn of Communist infiltration were laughed at for "seeing a Communist under every bed". Why, there's nothing wrong with Communism. If you don't like a Communist, then don't vote for him. It was horrible, horrible to contemplate the possibility that a Communist might be denied a job in some area of work just because he was a Communist.
As a direct result of the Marxist destruction and lampooning of the McCarthy Hearings, we now have:
How's all that working out for us so far?
Political Party Animals. We referenced George Washington's warning against the formation of Political Parties in the Political Parties page. He was right. Political Parties become entities unto themselves, with a "purpose for being" morphing into the mere growth and expansion of the Party itself. Like a bureaucracy. It exists to exist, and to grow itself. That's why we still recommend a No Party America.
But, all nations have Political Parties, you say.
The last thing America needs is a focal point for K Street Lobbyists, Crony Capitalists and various Advocacy Groups vying for political favor and competing with each other for the purchase of politicians.
It may be seen that today's Marxocrat Party doesn't give a damn about the Constitution or the proper working of the federal government. What it gives a damn about is the advance of Marxism.
Obviously, the Republicrat Party doesn't give a damn about the Constitution either. It exists to schmooze Crony Capitalists and Special Interest Groups, be in with the in crowd, run contests and make megabucks for its own professional operatives, like Karl Rove. That's it.
As I've said elsewhere, judging by it's behavior, the current Republicrat Party leadership just about has to be Marxist. That's the only thing that would make sense. Even John Boehner and Mitch McConnell couldn't be so stupid as to be cooperating with Obamunism and Marxocrat Partyism in the purposeful systematic destruction of the Constitution, unknowingly.
So, Being American is what this page is supposed to be about. And that, simple as it is, was pretty much covered in the first eight or so paragraphs of this article. All the rest of it is covering that which is currently destroying us: Marxism.
Innocent, friendly, Marxism. Just another opinion among the many.
I hope this shows someone out there just what a pickle we are in.
Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life. Please God, and live forever.
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If you doubt the Marxist thread that runs through everything that's happening today, the clues are everywhere to be seen. Alinkskyite groups have done their masterful work of grass-roots organizing for eventual revolution. But as time goes on, they become more bold in their endeavors, and more open in their actions, no longer afraid of being detected.
Remember the Guy Fawkes masks that seemingly came out of nowhere during the drugs, sex and revolution street parties of the Occupy Wall Street movement? This mask is an emblem of revenge; the wearer is supposed to be out for vengeance. It didn't take long for it to become a popular symbol of OWS, along with red flags of Communism and black flags of anarchy.
Well, guess what, it sort of miraculously appeared in the "Islamic Spring" revolutionary demonstrations in Egypt and the Middle East. What an amazing coinky-dinky.
And now, guess what, it again miraculously appears among all the "spontaneous" demonstrations theoretically spawned by the Michael Brown - Eric Garner shootings. Another amazing coinky-dinky.
Gee, you don't suppose these demonstrations have nothing to do with race, do you?
The people - including elected office holders and news anchors - who hold their hands up and say "Don't Shoot" or who say "I can't breath" are either too stupid to seek the truth, which is easy to find, or they are evil manipulative liars, in on the game.
When you point out the falseness of the charges, they respond that this is about a larger issue of police corruption toward blacks, which is yet another lie. When you point out that lie, they respond that the purpose of this demonstration is to change the whole corrupt system, which is yet another lie.
What they're out for is Marxist revolution against the whole of American society and the toppling of the Constitutional government. But they are either too dumb to know it or too evil to say it.
Whether all this will succeed or not depends upon how well they can maintain and grow the moron vote, who only pay attention to entertainment and the mainstream news media. The moron vote is the Marxocrat Party voter base. And with a President purposely holding the sovereign borders of the nation wide open and bringing more and more semi-literate dependent future voters in, the moron vote can only grow.
Never be lukewarm.
Life itself demands passion.
He who is indifferent to God has already forfeited his soul.
He who is indifferent to politics has already forfeited his liberty.
In America, religion is not mere window dressing and citizenship is not a spectator sport. Do not allow our common destiny as a whole people to just happen without your input.
Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life; please God, and live forever.
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