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Once again, world revolution returns, under the banner of Marxism. Just as in 1848 after publication of the Communist Manifesto; just as in the 1917 era when Russia fell; just as during the period between the two Great Wars, including the Spanish Civil War; Marxism and Marxist revolution is again ascendant. And there is far less opposition to it today than there was then.
In fact, outside America, there is no opposition. The whole world is opposed to America. Anyone in any country (with the possible exception of Israel) that supports America is in the minority in their country.
The world is in turmoil, whole economies are being destroyed, the dollar and the euro are plummeting, European nations are looking to returning to their original currencies and abandoning the European Union, large demonstrations and even riots in the streets of many countries are now the order of the day. All of this is happening on purpose.
As we said in the recent Oil Spill Crisis page, the Obamunists are using the gulf spill crisis as an excuse to destroy BP, stop American offshore production and put a leash on the rest of the American oil industry. China, Vietnam and others will, of course, continue to drill and produce oil in the Gulf of Mexico. It is America and the American constitution that is the real target here.
As we said in the recent Anti-American UN page there is a discernable symbiotic arrangement between Islam and Marxism to cooperate in the destruction of their common enemy, which is America. Islam has favored Marxism since Marxism was invented. Islam was indeed tightly linked with Nazism preceding and during World War II.
Islam is in ascendancy not only in the East, but in a newly hypnotized and unthinking West, where there are large and growing chunks of Islamic sovereign territory carved out of such countries as France, Belgium and others. If those countries ever try to get their own sovereignty back in those areas, they will have to fight for it, and they have simply lost the guts required to fight for their own land, or even their own lives.
In the non-Islamic parts of Europe, Marxist Social theory has made such inroads that whole populations are primarily dependent, meaning not independent, meaning lacking the individual liberty needed to act in their own self interest. And they don’t even care. So long as the Socialist mommy-state takes care of them. The only reason they’re rioting in Greece is that the Socialist mommy-state ran out of money to take care of all the little sniveling wimps who can no longer make it out in the cold, big bad world all by themselves. They need – they demand – to be taken care of, because they can no longer take care of themselves.
For the benefit of the younger, the less educated or miss-educated, and those who have simply not been paying attention, it seems appropriate to produce a sort of historical time-line of the development of Marxism to show how the world and America got to this point.
The notions of Marxism are so fatally flawed as to be stupid.
Before you can embrace Marxism, in any variant ever created or imagined, you would have to stop all critical thinking. First, no critical thinking; then, it becomes easier, because the next step is to throw out your religion, your moral code, and even your inner sense of right versus wrong. Only after all of that can Marxism begin to make any sense at all.
Nicollo Machiavelli 1469-1527
This is quoted from the Up From Obamunism page.
Machiavelli (1459-1527) was a renaissance man of the city-state of Florence (Italy did not exist yet.) He wrote, among other things, The Art Of War, and a political polemic called The Prince. This last would become famous as the most cynical and ruthless approach to political power yet imagined or put down on paper in decent society. It was the birth of the notion that The Ends Justify The Means. Machiavelli sought some high office serving the ruling Medici family, but failed, because the Medici family was repulsed by the blatant immorality of The Prince. When Florence turned out the Medici family and became a Republic, Machiavelli ran for office, but was defeated, due to his political opposition using clear immorality of The Prince against him.
The unforgivable sin he had committed involved the ends justify the means notion. He had postulated that, once it was determined that the goal was to become ruler, that any means at all – bribery, forgery, lying, murder, extortion, etc. – even mass murder – was justified if it would accomplish the end of becoming ruler. What he wrote to that effect involved sending agent provocateurs into the land to be ruled. These secret agents would then stir up some sort of animosity or rebellion, or perhaps class strife or jealousy. Once they got people fired up to the level of actual violence of some sort, if not open rebellion, the opportunity would exist for the would-be ruler to heroically ride in with his forces to brutally wipe out the rebels, and even the agent provocateurs along with them.
Surviving shop-owners, aristocrats, elites and others who had been terrorized by the mobs would welcome the new ruler as their savior, join forces with him, bless the new order that he brought to the land, and recognize him as sovereign protector and ruler and even swear oaths of fealty to him.
Cause a crisis; heroically ride to resolve the crisis; be recognized as savior. Sound familiar yet?
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
I do not know whether Luther read or was influenced by Machiavelli, but there are some parallels in Luther’s history of actions. In all likelihood, these situations were cases of Luther being a supreme opportunist, seeing what was coming and taking advantage of or creating an opportunity out of a pending disaster. He switched “principles” in a major way, in the nick of time, multiple times. This is quoted from the For God and Country page.
Whatever else he might have been, Martin Luther was, most certainly, a world-shaking, pre-Marxian Revolutionary, as his own recorded words reveal. In written and spoken word, his violent rhetoric was aimed against authority - all authority – the authority of princes, and the authority of the Church. Even as he railed from the Catholic pulpit against the successors of Peter and the Apostles as “hobgoblins of the devil” and called for them to be “wiped from the face of the Earth”, he railed against secular government and its legitimate authority, informing the peasants that they had “ample reason to break forth with the flail and the club.” Authority was the enemy. “Among Christians there ought not to be and there cannot be any authority. But they are all at the same time subject one to another.” was his pet doctrine. That doctrine was synonymous with pure anarchy and lawlessness.
In his “gospel of freedom” the masses were introduced to miss-applied Scriptural interpretations calling for “equality” among the classes and a more equal “distribution” of private property. Luther attacked both the Emperor and the Pope with incendiary rhetoric. When he realized that his invented doctrine of Sola Scriptura had taken hold of the peasants to such a degree that they were doing their own Scripture interpretation and no longer listening to his interpretations, which is what he really wanted them to do, he began to be alarmed at what he had wrought, but it was too late. His fiery German rhetoric brought about the 1525 “Peasants’ War” in the opening round of the European bloodletting that would come to be known as the Reformation.
Peasant fanatics, Munzer in the lead, drew up a twelve article “Manifesto” using Luther’s Scriptural miss-interpretations, added onto by their own interpretations, to justify the revolt. They even produced Scripture miss-interpretations to justify their declared hunting and fishing and land usage rights. Led by Munzer, they sought to be in complete and absolute control, to overthrow the whole existing legitimate political and social structure, to establish a perfect social order in which there were to be no rulers, no subjects, no rich, no poor, no cities or commerce, but all would live in primitive simplicity and perfect equality. Sound familiar? Munzer and his captains who led the insurgent troops appealed to “Luther’s gospel” and quoted his writings as they began spreading terror and violence all across Germany. An alarmed Luther, too late, wrote his “An Exhortation to Peace” and sought to calm things down, but the peasants were doing their own interpretation, and the cat was out of the bag, so to speak. He became afraid for his own safety, as everyone was.
When the peasants would no longer listen to him and no longer recognized in him any special authority, he turned on them. He clamored for the princes to turn out in force to exterminate all who had taken up the sword against them. During this period he wrote his “Against the Murderous and Rapacious Hordes of the Peasants.” Munzer and the peasants were cut down by the tens of thousands. At the end of it all, Luther stood with little or nothing behind him and his self-declared war with all authority. He had previously attacked Emperor and princes just as ferociously as he had attacked Pope and bishops, and with whatever peasants left alive alienated from him by his treachery, he stood with no real allies in his self-proclaimed revolt. So, he did yet another about-face for political reasons, and promoted Erastrianism – the legal establishment of state supremacy over ecclesial matters.
Thus, as history records, along with his inventions of Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone), Sola Fidei (Faith Alone) and the notion of the universal priesthood (We Are All Priests), we see that Martin Luther invented a radical combination of Church and state. With the first inauguration of a typical State Church came the problem similar to the one Luther had with the peasants: once the state had power over ecclesial matters, it no longer needed to listen to Luther. It took him a little longer to realize it, but once the state has authority over the Church, it becomes a church, small-c, owned and operated by the state. Still, Luther needed some strong ally to survive at all, and so we have the old maxim of the Lutheran creed, Cujus region, ejus rligio (Whoever’s reign, his religion.) A citizen’s religion became a matter of civil law. “He who owns the country owns the Church, and he that makes your laws for you has the right to make your religion for you.” In the instance of Pfalz, the religion of the people was changed four times in eighty years because of this new Lutheran principle.
Princes rallied to Luther’s cause in the main because of the ability to greatly increase their own holdings in land, buildings and wealth at the expense of the Church. If a prince could prevail in his territory, he could become vastly more wealthy than he was previously. There were numerous huge cathedrals, monasteries, convents and lands, to be plundered or to be confiscated intact. Greed can be a great motivator. As a direct result, we had the Reformation, which might have been more appropriately named Western Civilization’s first World War. Catholic and Protestant princes spent some 10 years skirmishing, intriguing and lining up for battle, another 13 years in continuous battle, followed by the Church’s far too late efforts at ecclesial defense through the Jesuits and the Council of Trent, followed by more battles, all culminating in one last struggle for Christian unity in the Thirty Years war, which ended in shear exhaustion for both sides, stalemate, and a permanently divided Europe.
There was no winner. Everybody lost. That there were excesses and sins in the Church and in the state is without question; there always was, and there always will be. Reform was needed, but this was not any Reformation. It was an unmitigated disaster for Western Civilization. Christian unity, focus and common vision was destroyed in Europe.
The worst product of the Reformation was the movement away from rationalism toward blind acceptance of questionable interpretations of text and spurious new doctrines. It was all done in the name of invented, stirred-up and increasingly rabid anti-doctrine, or anti-Church sentiment. Just as soon as the revolution started, it ceased being a “Lutheran” thing as new interpretations sprang up, and Protestants warred against Protestants just as fiercely as they warred against Catholics. The only thing that kept it from descending into an every-man-for-himself interpretation fragmentation was the new maxim: Whoever’s reign, his religion, which meant an interpretation different from that of your current sovereign prince could get your head cut off.
Luther incited the masses and started the revolt, but it was the dark genius of Calvin that moved men to absolute, blind hatred of the Roman Catholic Church and all things Catholic. Once the secular rulers, the princes, were motivated by Luther’s rhetoric, and by their own personal greed, to lead rather than to put down the insurrections, events became unstoppable. Princes, Dukes, Barons and Kings eyed not only their own, but their neighbor’s Church property, available for the plucking. If one of them saw, in a neighboring territory, a particularly rich cathedral, or a vast monastery with vineyards and rich farmlands attached, all he had to do to justify his actions was to adopt one of the new and different Scripture interpretations to seize it by force of arms, and expand his personal empire. It didn’t matter whether the rich target was on territory that currently belonged to a Protestant prince or a Catholic prince.
What emerged from the embers of this great war in Europe was, of course, the Roman Catholic Church, and the four main branches of Protestantism: Lutheran; the Calvinist – Zwinglian movement that called itself Reformed; Baptist; and Anglican. It’s a wonder there were not more. By what some historians have called a political accident, England’s Henry VIII had broken with Rome, adopted the new Protestant dictum, Whoever’s reign, his religion, declared himself head of the church in England (Anglican) and thus the senseless war had jumped across the Channel to engulf the British Isles.
It may be argued that Protestantism would have been crushed entirely by the Catholic princes and their forces if not for two major events:
Many are not aware of just how close Europe came to being completely conquered by Islam, or even that this major conflict was going on at the same time as the Reformation. Those who marched against Islam in Europe did so for God and Country, and they were all singing from the same hymnal, as it were. Those who marched against Catholicism, and against other variants of Protestantism, did so for God and Country, but in variant interpretational forms. “Country” was pretty clear, although borders were changing significantly. But, in England, when the forces of the King rose for God and Country they rose for the Church of Henry, and those who opposed them rose for the same God the rest of the world had always recognized as the Christian God. But who proclaimed and pronounced His doctrines, His revealed, certain and unchangeable truths? Men rallied to the Church of Luther, the Church of Calvin, and – worst of all – princes rose in response to the call from the Church of Personal Enrichment and Acquisition – the Church of Greed.
This alienation and bitterness laid the groundwork for the advances of humanism and atheism, and the horrors of the French Revolution, which would be as much anti-religion as it was anti-aristocrat. Men were learning to question religious interpretation, religion itself, and to despise rulers and the upper class as religious hypocrites. It was clear and obvious that princes had adopted new Christian Gospels out of pure personal convenience and opportunity. Everyone firmly proclaimed a “true” Gospel; who could know what the true Gospel was? Their very ground of being was shaken.
There was no principle of separation of Church and state here; quite the opposite. Under the new Protestantism, there was a combination of Church and state. Only the Catholic princes continued to listen to Rome in ecclesial matters, but even many of them enforced Catholicism upon their subjects, as if forcing someone into a religious practice or pretense could save his soul. Of course, at least some of this was due to the fact that, during those troubled times, anyone of a different faith could potentially be a mortal enemy of the state. Thus, combination of religion and state sometimes became a matter of self defense.
Thomas Munzer (1489-1525)
No friend of Luther; Munzer was even more of a wild, radical preacher than Luther, preaching against princes as well as ecclesial authority. He even preached against Luther. He led the ill-fated Peasant’s Revolt. Having previously infuriated nobility with his preaching, once the great socio-religious revolution began, the princes particularly targeted Munzer and his followers. Munzer would later become an important historic figurehead and symbol for German Communist revolutionaries.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)
This is quoted from the Up From Obamunism page.
Hegel was a German philosopher who took [Machiavelli] a little farther and refined it. He is credited with the Hegelian Dialectic, which is usually illustrated by a triangle with a wide base and a short height. One base angle is labeled Thesis, the opposing base angle is labeled Antithesis, and the short top angle is labeled Synthesis. The dialectic assumes – I don’t know why – that every thesis requires an antithesis. A settlement point between Thesis and Antithesis is the Synthesis.
This takes the ends justify the means action in incremental steps, rather than the Machiavellian sudden leap, involving causing crisis, resolving crisis, becoming ruler. In the Hegelian model, Thesis represents Independence (or Pre-Dictatorship,) Antithesis represents Dictatorship, and Synthesis represents a negotiated settlement point between the two extremes.
An example might be a contrived or natural banking crisis, or a contrived or natural big business crisis, or a contrived or a natural criminal activity crisis, or a contrived or natural anything crisis. Government moves from Independence toward Dictatorship in order to eliminate the crisis, and settles at some point closer to Dictatorship than it was; this becomes the Synthesis point. Once the dust has settled, this new point becomes the recognized beginning point – the Thesis – where Independence used to be, and the process starts all over again. It’s the same old thing, just in smaller steps.
Cause a crisis; heroically ride to resolve the crisis; be recognized as savior. Repeat. Sound familiar yet?
French Revolution (1789 – 1799)
The Feudal System, including Monarchy, Government, civil law and order, and religious orders, all, collapsed under systematic assault within three years. Robespierre and the Jacobins introduced state terror, in what came to be known as The Great Terror. The great opportunist who was able to capitalize the most on the situation was the rising military star, Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799. Tocqueville wrote of the period that “Society was cut in two: those who had nothing were united in envy, and those who had anything were united in terror.”
Pierre Leroux (1797-1871)
Defined Socialism as the doctrine that would not yield on the French Revolution principles of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.
This, right here, is the main reason that I have long felt that the French were basically a truly stupid people. How they got that way I don’t know, but this is a downright stupid doctrine, and it is possibly the most beloved doctrine of the French.
What the French mean by equality is not the equality of rights and remedies before the law that we mean by equality here in America. What the French mean by equality is equality of stuff. Housing. Clothing. Food. Status. Education. Job. Pay. Property. Everything. This kind of equality and liberty are mutually exclusive ideals. You gain such equality only at the expense of liberty, and you gain liberty only at the expense of full equality. Such equality is only possible under the most brutal form of totalitarian dictatorship imaginable, involving the absolute loss of liberty.
The French have got to be dumber than doorknobs.
Claude Henri compte de Saint Simon (1760-1825)
The founder of French Socialism, he defined the movement as a “scientific” organization of both industry and society. This thinking had an enormous impact on later developments such as Marxism and Sociology. This was a “technocratic-capitalist” Socialism in which the captains of industry would control all of society, because they were thought to be “men of science.” Saint Simon opposed religion as pointing man in the wrong direction, and felt that the industrialists and producers of goods and services were best suited to govern society for the best production and control of labor.
Robert Owen (1771-1858)
The father of the “Cooperative Movement,” as a social reformer, he held that people are solely the products of their environment and are therefore not responsible for their own actions. They are, therefore, in need of state education and labor control for their own betterment, making the state responsible for human capital investment, to forcibly improve the condition of people. He also held that religion makes man “a weak, imbecile animal; a furious bigot and fanatic, or a miserable hypocrite.”
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)
Contemporary and collaborator of Marx, wrote that “Property is theft.” That saying is what attracted Marx to Proudhon in the first place. So much for Thou shalt not steal. Proudhon was the first revolutionary to call himself an anarchist. Another of his idiotic sayings that became popular was “Anarchy is Order.” His thinking is what inspired the A in a circle that is the popularly recognized symbol of anarchy – the state of anything-goes lawlessness.
Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Of course, Marx agreed with all who had come before him in that the world needed a scientific organization, and that organization required the destruction of all that had come before, including religion in particular. He damned religion as “The opiate of the masses.” Marx and Engles carried “scientific” Socialism to a new level, attacking even the family, the primal social unit. Marx wanted total allegiance to the Party and to the principles of Socialism; allegiance to parents or children or extended family was seen as competition. Perfected man had no need of family. So much for Honor thy father and thy mother.
Communist Manifesto (1848-Current)
Beginning with this publication, Marxism-based revolutions swept across Europe. The year 1848 became known variously as “The Year of Revolution,” “The Springtime Of The Nations” and “The Springtime Of The Proletariat.” Although none of these revolutions succeeded, they brought bloodshed, social upheaval and terror to Europe, and brought social unrest even to other continents. They gave birth to many varied movements and revolutionary political Parties, many of which continue to this day. All called themselves Socialist or Marxist; the major differences involved the personalities and proclivities of the leaders. These “movements” were able to change their operating principles and/or their public images to suit the changing political climate. Although put down, these revolutions never really died; they simply went underground, and continued to simmer, periodically bursting forth again, and then again laying low. The overall effect was a gradual movement of European governments toward and into Socialist ideas.
Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924)
The original Russian Communist revolutionary, leader of the Bolshevik movement, he led the October Revolution of 1917, headed and formed the “Soviet” during the formative years of 1917 – 1924. Some call this period the Russian Civil War; Robert Conquest called the period “War Communism.” Having taken over and killed the Czar, Lenin and his pitifully few followers ruthlessly crushed loyal opposition with terror and mass murder. Lenin’s only possibility of survival, let alone victory, depended upon absolute ruthlessness and a fierce state terror campaign.
Outside Russia, the period between the two Great Wars saw a resurgence of riots, bloodshed and open revolution all across Europe. The numbers of competing revolutionary movements and Parties was quite confusing; there wre movements within movements, internecine conflicts that resulted in new Parties and some merging of Parties. It was a terrible, dangerous time of economic turmoil, shortages and continuous threat of revolutionary violence and even anarchy. No revolutions succeeded, but many threatened to succeed, and Socialism advanced in politics and in the minds of leading men.
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
“Nationalist” military generals sought to overthrow Republicans in a coup, beginning the war. Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany intervened and supported the Nationalist cause, the Communist Soviet Union intervened and supported the Republican cause. The Nationalist side ultimately won, establishing Franco as the absolute authoritarian ruler. This civil war was used as a “proving ground” for military weapons, tactics and strategy, by Fascists, Nazis and Communists. It incorporated the first use of massive terror bombing of civilian populations.
The so-called “Beat Generation” was born in this era, exemplified by the Beatniks and their movement. Given to dropping out of demonized bourgeois society the beatniks took to dope and social revolution on the fringes of open Marxist revolt. Some of these would become the parents and grand parents of the Hippy – Yippee so-called Peace movement of the later sixties and seventies.
If art, architecture and music is any sort of a social barometer, this era was just about at rock bottom. The art that was produced on both sides of the Atlantic during this time frame was simply abysmal.
Cloward-Piven Stategy 1966
This is quoted from the Up From Obamunism page.
The Cloward-Piven Strategy, which came out of the Communist hotbed of 1960s era Columbia University, consistently uses the Democrat Party, which I now refer to as the Marxocrat Party, as its cooperative conduit through which to overload a given system and cause it to fail, on purpose. The ultimate goal was and still is to cause all of Capitalism and all forms of independence of government to fail, inducing by default an eventual state of government welfare for everyone. Cloward-Piven was first used to get huge numbers of people who were not on welfare to apply for welfare, so that it would bog down and overload the welfare system, force it over its own budget and cause it to fail. Then, a new Marxocrat government program could be announced to come to the rescue on an emergency basis.
Cloward-Piven Strategy was involved in getting lots and lots of people to get bank loans they couldn’t possibly pay back, helped along by giant Marxocratic programs like Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, to cause an eventual banking disaster, with another government to the rescue super expensive program done on an emergency basis. Going at the same thing from another angle, Cloward-Piven was used by Marxist activists under the guise of so-called “Black Leadership” to bully, brow-beat and extort banks and lending institutions into granting very dubious loans in very dubious “red lined” areas to extremely risky borrowers, and, while they were at it, to also give large donations to civil rights organizations solely to avoid bad publicity, boycotts and huge demonstrations. Where I come from that’s called extortion, but among Marxocrats, that’s just normal operating procedure. It’s what they do.
The law is not important to the our Democrat Party, nor is the process; all that matters is getting the job done. The noble ends justify the means, you can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs, and anyone who doesn’t like it can just shut up and get on the cattle car. Private enterprise would be happy to serve the Fuhrer for free and starve for the good of the God State, if it had any decency at all.
Today we see Cloward-Piven alive and well in Obamacare; one facet of it involves all the free Preventative Care Comrade Pelosi loves to publicly emote about. Get yourself down to your local dentist for a teeth-cleaning; get to your doctor for a check-up, or a mammogram, or a colonoscopy – after all, it’s all free. Tell all your neighbors and friends and relatives and get them all to go too. No charge; it’s like Christmas. Your health insurance will be forced to pay, whether they like it or not. By law, they cannot raise premiums, even to cover something like this, except once a year when the policies roll over, and for most health companies that’s usually in January. Next January – which, by the way, comes after the November elections - expect a premium bump to you and to your employer of somewhere between 300% and 700%, or, for your health insurance plan to be canceled outright. And, once again, expect the government to come to the rescue on an emergency basis, because those dirty rotten Capitalist exploiter health insurance companies refused to do everything for nothing and just starve to death on “principle.”
Ongoing Marxist Revolution
This is quoted from a 1982 document of Prof. Libor Brom, as quoted in the Marxist Fundamentals page.
The Most Current Crisis
A partial quote from the recent Oil Spill Crisis page:
On Marxists and their use of Crisis. All varieties of Marxists, including Obamunists, love crisis. When one presents itself, they will jump on it; when one does not present itself, they will induce or cause a crisis so that they can jump on it. There is a propaganda aspect to Marxist crisis strategy, and there is a political aspect to it.The proper use of propaganda, with the aid of the SLIMC1 as the propaganda arm of the Marxist government, is to advance the notion of an evil, greedy Bourgeois private business interest versus a heroic, altruistic Proletariat worker class, their way of life, their status and their environment.
The political goal is to end up with a more strangled or weakened private business sector and a larger and more powerful government. The greater the crisis, or the perceived crisis, the greater the opportunity to achieve this end. Marxists want a banking crisis, even a banking catastrophe, because Marxists want total control of all finances. Marxists want business down-turn, even business failure, because Marxists want to control all business. Marxists want social breakdown, even riots, even anarchy, because Marxists want an excuse to completely take over and “save” the nation. Marxists want open revolution; revolution is what they live for; it is their purpose for being, and for being Marxists. If you don’t believe me, go read Marx’s Communist Manifesto, which all good Marxists have read.
An oil spill crisis is one of the best forms of crisis any American Marxist could ever hope for. With this one crisis, they can virtually destroy their demonized, bourgeois Big Oil industry, throw thousands of people out of work, raise gasoline pump prices to $10 + per gallon, bring about an even deeper economic depression, and perhaps even stir violence in the streets. And throw bourgeois businessmen in prison while they do it.
The Anti-American, Anti-Israel UN
We talked about the clearly anti-Semitic and anti-American United Nations and its goals for world governance in the Anti-American UN page, and the unholy incestuous relationship between Marxism and Islam under the UN umbrella. Both of these fraudulent movements aim at world domination. They are temporarily allies under the broad long-term strategy that says The enemy of my enemy is my friend. The UN is almost totally united against its common enemies, Israel and America. The reason for the hatred of Israel is ancient, and everyone knows about it. But why is America so predominantly in everyone’s sights?
We are the last bastion of liberty, and the notion of the liberated, free man, who is free to pursue his own self interest. We alone among nations have a population that will not be ruled. Represented, yes; ruled, no. We are the last stronghold of people who still know right from wrong. We, and Israel, are the last peoples who openly claim belief in God, and who publicly profess our religion. (The invented god Islam professes bears no resemblance whatsoever to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.)
Creeping Scope of Government
We spoke of this in the Scope of Government page. Up until now, we have been a nation of laws and not merely of men; here, no man is supposed to be above the law. The law is fixed and clearly recognized by everyone. The advance of Marxism in America has brought with it, first, creeping, and now, leaping, increase in the scope of government, meaning in what the government is supposed and expected to do.
Govern. That’s it. No medicine; no education; no social welfare. The main focus, national defense – the one topic worthy of spending into deficit status when necessary – is the only government program that is not seen worthy of anything other than budget cuts. Everything else – childhood obesity; proper diet; increased control of education; etc. – is worthy of spending into deficit, but defense is not, even in time of war. Government, at the highest levels, tells us the proper way to sneeze.
Comrade Obama puts himself above the law. His whole Marxocrat Party ignores and tramples on the constitution they all falsely swore to uphold and defend.
World Revolution Returns
Lefties of all persuasions, look at what’s happening in Greece and elsewhere. Are you proud of that? The whole world, including all of Obamunism and America’s whole Marxocrat Party, is down on Israel for defending herself against terrorists in charge of nations, or semi-nations, such as Gaza. There is no respite for us or for Israel anywhere. There are no allies left. Israel is forced to act in the face of a deadly enemy in our own President, Premier Comrade Barrack Hussein Obama, peace be upon him. He will take the side of Islam every time. He will take the side of Marxism every time. He will take the side of the UN every time. He will take the side of the World Court every time. He will always oppose America, Christianity, free commerce and liberty. He will never support Israel.
He will not defend Israel. He will not defend America.
He is probably the happiest man in America today. Do not be fooled; he knows exactly what he is doing, and he is doing it all on purpose. His aim is the destruction of America, Israel, Capitalism, and the realization of a world dominated by either Marxism or Islam; he doesn’t really care which. Ruthless opportunists are like that. He just hopes to be the one to wind up in the driver’s seat.
The Obamunists and the Marxocrats are hell bent on the end of national sovereignty and the advance of International Communism, or something like it. Marxism in some form. That necessitates the end of Constitutional America. This is no drill. Look at what they are doing and what they are promoting, and at what they are ignoring and not doing.
There is no reconciliation possible between redistributionism and our constitution. There is no reconciliation possible between open borders and national sovereignty. There is no reconciliation possible between the notion of a dependant citizenry and the very idea of liberty. There is no reconciliation possible between world governance and national independence. There is no reconciliation possible between the rule of law and rule by a dictator. There is no reconciliation possible between constitutional America and Marxism. There is no reconciliation possible between constitutional America and Islam. There is no reconciliation possible between representative government and un-representative government. There is no reconciliation possible between Godliness and un-Godliness.
Everything – including your freedom – depends on what happens between now and the November elections, and shortly afterward. If he is going to declare martial law, suspend the constitution, silence all opposition and seize control he will have to do it in that time frame.
Keep praying the rosary with one hand, but get a tighter grip on your guns with the other. Hold steady; fill yourself with resolve; be a steadying influence to those around you. Get politically active yourself and motivate others. Do not just stand around and let it happen.
May God bless America. May God protect Israel.
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Date: Fri Jun 04 21:03:33 2010
You carry the dark conspiracy theory too far, and you give Obama too much credit. He is a Leftist, but that’s all he is. He is in over his head, and just carried his politics too far. He is floundering in an office that is too high for him.
You also ignore the fact that American Jews supported him and helped him get elected. And you ignore the fact that Marx was a Jew.
Date: Sat Jun 05 07:05:15 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
If Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, truly does not know what damage he is wreaking on America and the world, and if he is truly seeking to actually accomplish those things that his rhetoric says he seeks to accomplish, then he is so stupid that we have to wonder how he functions every day, let along managed to get himself elected to the Presidency of the USA. That level of stupidity simply defies all reason.
Marx was a secular Jew, which is to say that he was no Jew at all. In fact, by his own written and spoken words, he represented the image of a racial or Semitic Jew who was anti-Semitic, and who railed against Judaism. Yes, Jews helped elect Comrade Obama, peace be upon him. So did the rest of the Democrats. How many of them called themselves Christians? How many of them called themselves Americans?
It’s not external characteristics or self-descriptions that define a man, but what’s inside him and what gives his life purpose, order and direction.
Date: Sat Jun 05 08:21:22 2010
Do you realize you just called the majority of American voters either stupid or anti-American?
Date: Sat Jun 05 17:48:45 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
Yes I do, and so should you. To see how so many of us got that way, I suggest you read the Leftist Useful Idiocy page. Neither Marxism nor Islam could ever advance in a serious way without the support of huge numbers of Useful Idiots who buy into the ranting of one ideologue or another. Propaganda and miss-information helps. The SLIMC1 is doing its part, and so is public education. It’s not too late to turn a lot of Americans around; indeed we see evidence every day that that is already happening. There are numbers of Democrats and numbers of union men who come to our Tea Party meetings.
Here’s a quote from a recent newspaper in what used to be Czechoslovakia. If anyone today understands the true nature and brutality typical of Marxist rule it would be those people who suffered it.
“The danger to America is not Barrack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Brarack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”
– Translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung on April 28, 2010.
Date: Mon Jun 07 09:00:51 2010
To all who read this,
“There is no reconciliation possible between constitutional America and Islam.”
This is untrue. I know several Muslims who are very peaceful and loving people. Islam is merely a religion; it is not an ideology and it poses no danger to anyone. This site is opposing freedom of religion and the principle of separation of church and state. Who is being un-American here?
Date: Mon Jun 07 09:27:26 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
All Moslems who are very peaceful and loving people come in two flavors:
I challenge you or anyone to show any sermon or any preaching or any teaching or any fatwah issued by such recognized terrorists as Omar Abdel-Rahman (the Blind Sheik,) Tariq Hamdi, Ayatollah Hhomeini, Ahatollah Khamenei, Osama Bin Ladin, or any other Moslem terrorist that was not in complete agreement with the Koran and in full accord with the completely orthodox, correct, mainstream teaching of Islam.
It cannot be done.
Mohammed himself took up the sword and directed his followers to take up the sword to spread Islam by force. This is not any perverted Islam, or any “high jacked” Islam, or any subset of Islam. It is Islam. I’m getting so tired of repeating it again and again on so many different WebPages on this site. The last time was in the Islam is the Enemy page issued after the Fort Hood massacre.
Regarding your separation of Church and state challenge, I’ve responded to that in the refuting Separation of Church and State argument page. The religions that the founding fathers were talking about were Christian religions. The first three-fourths of the Christian Bible were handed on to us by the Jews. Our common Judeo-Christian Ethos provides our American sense of telling right from wrong and forms the very foundation for our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution and our representative civil law.
If you don’t even know who your enemy is, you are already defeated.
Date: Thu Jun 10 07:45:41 2010
I think you need to calm down and lower your voice a little. The last election and the next election are just that – elections. They are no different from any other elections. Somebody wins, somebody loses and life goes on. You are implying that America itself may end and that global catastrophe is around the corner, because all liberals are out to get us, and all Muslims are out to get us. The problem is that there is a thread of truth to all that you say, and your words could incite panic in those who are easily motivated, one way or another. It’s just politics; take it easy.
Date: Thu Jun 10 09:14:51 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
What can I say?
We now have a clearly anti-American elected and sitting government, faced off against a clearly pro-American awakening and rapidly growing grass-roots Tea Party movement, in a situation that is absolutely unique in all of American history.
America actually has an anti-American sitting President.
America has an anti-American majority controlling the American Senate.
America has an anti-American majority controlling the American House of Representatives.
At least half of the American Supreme Court holds to some anti-American sentiments.
The American lower-court system is loaded down with anti-American ideologues.
The American news media is, almost totally, nothing but a Marxist dis-information and propaganda arm promoting anti-American goals under the cover of professional journalism.
The American public school system is doing its Marxist best to crank out Godless, semi-literate little anti-American degenerates who don’t even know their own history.
American upper academia is super saturated with anti-American Marxism and loaded down with high-ranking Marxist and anarchist agent provocateurs.
It’s just politics?Ask any elected Marxocrat Party officials, sitting Leftist Supreme Court Justices, mainstream media talking heads, public school teachers, big university professors which of the following descriptions best fits the American Constitution, and then come back here and tell me that it’s just politics.
Is the American Constitution –
There are none so blind as they who will not see.
Date: Wed Apr 06 20:01:18 2011
Location: St Louis MO
This was written a long time ago and it is now a good time to update it with current information. Yesterday Glenn Beck just pointed out most of the things you wrote about and he showed all kinds of linkages between the ones who are doing it all and causing it to happen. I think you should rewrite it now, and include all the details Glenn Beck has provided.
Date: Thu Apr 07 05:57:14 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
I disagree. I saw Glenn’s show yesterday and he is right on. However, he is coming at it more from a journalist’s current-events direction. I am no journalist, and I can’t keep up with current events that well. This article looked at history colored by current events to predict where things are going. Glenn looks at current events colored by history and applies critical thinking to ferret-out where things are going, more like a police detective.
For me, history and ideology comes first, and for Glenn Beck current events comes first. We both pay attention to the big picture, but we are different. I just reread this article again and nothing in it jumped out at me as in need of change or update.
I just got laid off recently due to the jump in fuel prices, so now I get to watch Glenn Beck most evenings. He may be the best hope for the needed reawakening and the increase in the Tea Party needed to get America back to being a nation of laws and not just of men.
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Date: Thu Oct 09 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
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America's Limited War Doctrine: A Fatal Flaw. Since Korea, top-level American war strategy has been terribly flawed. (Note well that the Korean "war" is not even over with, and we are still there, at this late date.)
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