Thursday, February 7, 2008
Is The United States Walking The Planks?
The Communist Manifesto, was first published on February 21, 1848, and is one of the world's most influential political tracts. Commissioned by the Communist League and written by communist theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, it laid out the League's purposes and program. The Manifesto suggested a course of action for a proletarian (working class) revolution to overthrow the bourgeois social order and to eventually bring about a classless and stateless society, and the abolition of private property. (wiki)
Here are Karl Marx's "10 Planks" to seize power and destroy freedom:
1. Abolition of Property in Land and Application of all Rents of Land to Public Purpose.
2. A Heavy Progressive or Graduated Income Tax.
3. Abolition of All Rights of Inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the Property of All Emigrants and Rebels.
5. Centralization of Credit in the Hands of the State, by Means of a National Bank with State Capital and an Exclusive Monopoly.
6. Centralization of the Means of Communication and Transport in the Hands of the State.
7. Extension of Factories and Instruments of Production Owned by the State, the Bringing Into Cultivation of Waste Lands, and the Improvement of the Soil Generally in Accordance with a Common Plan.
8. Equal Liability of All to Labor. Establishment of Industrial Armies, Especially for Agriculture.
9. Combination of Agriculture with Manufacturing Industries; Gradual Abolition of the Distinction Between Town and Country by a More Equable Distribution of the Population over the Country.
10. Free Education for All Children in Public Schools. Abolition of Children's Factory Labor in it's Present Form. Combination of Education with Industrial Production.
Just compare those 10 items to programs and initiatives in this country and ask yourself:
So how are we doing?
Are we there yet?
Here's yet another analysis and one more.
And because inquiring minds want to know: here are the differences between Socialism and Communism (thanks to Wisegeek)
Interestingly enough, China seems to be integrating capitalism quite well into their economy. They are getting rich and funding their military in the process. China is currently undergoing an economic revolution, which is taking them from a feudal to a capitalist social formation. We, on the other hand, are trying to kill business and stifle competition and do everything possible to chase business overseas while we crash our dollar. Pity that. And if Al Gore and his ilk get their way, we can even add redistribution of wealth to the mix, which really is the ulterior intention of "global warming preventative measures".
Keep voting Progressives and Statists into office and that's what you get folks. An expensive nanny state that offers little else than tyranny.