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Thorner: After 170 years, Socialism becomes reality in America

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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

By Nancy Thorner - 

It was in 1848 that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published their epic work, Communist Manifesto, that has impacted so much of the world since that time,  but not in positive ways. The concept they introduced, referred to as “scientific socialism”, spread quickly throughout parts of Europe.  From this concept arose the general concept of socialism which as defined today is a form of government that establishes only 2 classes of people – the elite and everyone else and where the government dictates every aspect of life for the people that they can possibly dictate. They control the government, businesses, land, economy, banks, media, communications and education.

It was only a matter of time until socialism spread from Europe to the United States when around 1900 a group of progressive socialists developed a conspiracy to follow the teachings of Marx and Engel by converting America from a capitalist nation to a socialist nation. Even then it was realized that converting this nation from a capitalist nation to a socialist nation would be difficult and might take 100 years, for it would require undermining the founding principles that controlled American government and life, including its strong Christian influence, family structure, and patriotic spirit. 

Presidency of FDR

Fast forward to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945, which was less than 30 years after the expressed intention to convert this nation from a capitalist nation to one of socialism.   Was President Roosevelt already a devotee of socialism?

It is fitting to question why Roosevelt seemed to prefer Stalin, an ignorant brute, to Churchill, who not only shared the same language as FDR, but was an ardent defender of freedom and liberty, and a witty conversationalist, to boot. 

American Writer, Burt Prelutsky, Reflects

As shared by Burt Prelutsky (born 1940), an American screenwriter, newspaper columnist and author. Burt presently writes at least 6 -7 stimulating political commentaries weekly available through subscription at this address: burtprelutsky@icloud.com 

"As William F. Jasper, writing in The New American, pointed out, Roosevelt had a soft spot for dictators, which shouldn’t be too surprising of a man who over-turned 150 years of American tradition by running not only for a third presidential term, but a fourth.

In the 1930s, Roosevelt not only referred to Benito Mussolini as “that admirable Italian gentleman,” but admitted he was deeply impressed by what Il Duce and fascism had accomplished in Italy.  He was so impressed that he adopted Mussolini’s concept of the Total State as his own.

Jasper quotes Frances Perkins, who served as FDR’s Secretary of Labor: “At the very first meeting of the Cabinet after the President took office in 1933, the financier and advisor to Roosevelt, Bernard Baruch, and Baruch’s friend Hugh Johnson, who was to become the head of the National Recovery Administration, came in with a copy of Giovanni Gentile’s ‘The Doctrine of Fascism,’ for each member of the Cabinet, and we all read it with great care.”

Gentile was Mussolini’s favorite political philosopher because he provided the intellectual foundation for Italian fascism, which was essentially the belief that the state was everything, the individual was nothing.

As you may recall, that was also at the core of Barack Obama’s belief system.  The community organizer wasn’t just putting his spin on things Saul Alinsky had written in “Rules for Radicals” when, at the 2012 Democratic convention, he said: “We all belong to the government” or when, on another occasion, he told us that we “hadn’t built that,” whatever “that” may have been.  He was actually channeling Benito Mussolini and every other tyrant who had ever lived.  Because, or so his reasoning went, we couldn’t have managed to build an industry or start a business or transport a harvest to market without bridges, paved roads and electricity, the President told us we had no right to take credit for anything we produced.  It was all the government’s doing.

The scary thing is that America’s voters heard him say in 2008 that the problem with the Constitution and the Civil Rights movement was that neither had dealt with the all-important issue of redistributing the wealth of the nation, and they still elected him.  What’s even worse is that after four years of showing himself to be a disaster on every front, including the economy, race relations and dealing with our enemies — both foreign and domestic — he was re-elected.

Is it any wonder that FDR managed to win four elections!"

From Roosevelt to Obama

The path toward Socialism set forth in the Roosevelt administration failed to take hold due to the great spur of capitalism produced by WWII. Factories were humming, people were back to work, and patriotism swept this nation.

We must now look back in history to understand how it was possible that Barack Obama, whose belief system resembled that of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, was elected twice by the American people, when Roosevelt's failed to establish socialism in the 1930's through his policies.

Public Education as Means to an End

Realized early on is that it would be necessary to control the public education system in America by having access to America’s children for 6-8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 9 months a year for 12 years.  In this way it would be possible to shape and mold the thinking of future generations. 

It was in the 50's that a notable shift could be observed in public education. Finally, during, Barack Obama's administration Common Core, a federal one-size-fits-all education program, introduced into public schools, which has now become the conveyor of a liberal, socialist agenda.

Schools today don't teach the same American history that past generations were taught, instead teaching children that America is the world's enemy.  Patriotism is also a thing of the past, with the push toward globalism.  Socialistic ideas taught in schools include open sexuality, that homosexuality is normal and something to be experimented with, and that you don’t have to confide or obey your parents. Instead of people turning to churches and other charities for help, they are being taught to turn to the government, resulting in record numbers of people relying on some form of government assistance. The legalization of same-sex marriage has also played a strong role in destroying the once strong family values that helped make America great.

Socialism and Millennials

Of concern are the large numbers of millennials, those under the age of 30, who already believe that Socialism is a better form of government to live under than capitalism, who voted for Bernie Sanders.  This lack of education can also be observed in a study published on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.  More than one-fifth of millennials in the U.S. — 22 percent — haven’t heard of, or aren’t sure if they’ve heard of, the Holocaust. Additionally, 41 percent of millennials believe two million Jews or fewer were killed during the Holocaust, the study found. Six million Jews were killed in World War II by Nazi Germany and its accomplices. Two-thirds of millennials could not identify in the survey what Auschwitz was.

A conspiracy started over 100 years ago seems well on its way to coming true, which is the main reason America cannot afford to allow Democrats to regain control of the government. What are we going to do about it?

2 COMMENTS

  1. If you love your children do every thing you can to keep them out of public schools, preferably home schooling them. It is easy to these days, particularly in Illinois. All public education amounts to is socialist indoctrination to the state.

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