Some will say that like everything, things and words evolve, prime example is the word gay, from the middle English, gai, meaning happily excited, to a meaning for homosexual. This has also been done to the Constitution where many people and politicians change what the Founding Fathers wrote for their own particular purpose. Unlike those people I believe in source documents as well as any supporting to understand the meaning of various documents and terms.
Now, having explain that, I present the following for you education and comment.
In my re-evaluation concerning my position on socialism I showed that according to Frederick Engels in 1888, Manifesto of the Communist Party, should have been titled the Manifesto of the Socialist Party.
I further showed in the second part of my re-evaluation, the views of noted socialists through their writings the difference between socialism and communism.
Finally in part three, I showed how America has actually actually established its own unique form of communism, what I chose to call American Communism.
Now, “the knownothings” or those who just refuse to accept the facts, whether they be on radio, television, in print or the general public don't want to see or admit the difference. They would rather use soft terms like, Liberalism, Progressivism, Big Government or God forbid, Socialism. I present what I consider the evidence.
I am not going to rehash or go into a complete a repeat of past posts, but I will define some terms:
Socialism: The ORIGINAL meaning, as defined by Marx is society, not government, controls production and distribution. Much like a local farmer's Co-op or as the Riceman explains it, a hive mentality, everyone working for the “good” of society or the hive, with no real leader a TRUE democracy or as Vladimir Lenin said:
"Democracy is indispensable to socialism"
SPECIAL NOTE to everyone: America is a REPUBLIC not a democracy as guaranteed by Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution.
Or, once again turning to Lenin:
“Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.”
Communism: As currently defined and accepted by those who have not taken nor will not take the time to study the sources or even read some of my prior posts, is a dictatorship established by violent revolution where government uses Marx's theories to control production, distribution and consumption. This idea was based on the model established by aforementioned Lenin:
"The goal of socialism is communism"
There will be some who will say its a case of semantics, others will say the main differences is “revolution” and “dictatorship”.
To the former I say, if this helps you to avoid the facts and history nothing I can say will change your closed mind.
To the latter, look up the word revolution. It does not have to be violent. Prime example the Industrial Revolution. As far as a dictatorship, that is a political system, communism is a economical system.
Did America have a revolution to put in place the tenets of Marx's Manifesto, YES.
It was quiet and accomplished by politicians who got the taste of power and realized that the American people had gotten envious, greedy and to some extent lazy and realized that they could use their positions to gain control, a quiet less obvious dictatorship, with the illusion of freedom.
To accomplish this, they turned back Marx and passed laws / regulations in order to put in place as Karl Marx said:
“…in most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.”
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
Antiquities Act of 1906 - This act gave the President of the United States (POTUS) the authority, by presidential proclamation, to restrict the use of public land owned by the federal government.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
The 16th Amendment to the Constitution
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
The Revenue Act of 1916 (39 Stat. 756) created a tax on the transfer of wealth from an estate to its beneficiaries, and thus was levied on the estate, as opposed to an inheritance tax that is levied directly on beneficiaries.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
This particular plank may be separated into two parts. On one hand the American Communists are embracing emigrants, illegal and legal in order to build a “power base” to maintain power and control. While on the other hand using courts and laws to take people's land through Eminent Domain and if necessary Condemnation.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
The Federal Reserve Act of 1913. The Federal Reserve also was given the power to buy and sell treasuries and influence credit and money conditions. This power helped to stabilize prices and make full employment more likely for larger shares of the population.
Banking Act of 1933 (which establishes FDIC)
The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act : July 21, 2010
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887: First federal law to regulate private industry in the United States. It was later amended to regulate other modes of transportation and commerce.
Communications Act of 1934: Established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a government agency established to regulate in the public interest interstate and foreign communications by radio and wire. The FCC is divided into six major operating bureaus: Common Carrier, Wireless Telecommunications, Mass Media, Compliance and Information, International (includes satellite regulation), and Cable Services. In addition, there are 10 staff offices, consisting of Managing Director, General Counsel, Inspector General, Engineering and Technology, Plans and Policy, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Public Affairs, Administrative Law Judges, Communications Business Opportunities, and Workplace Diversity. (Editor's note: What does workplace diversity have to do with communications?)
Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966
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.
Reforestation Relief Act of 1933: established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC); it provides work in reforestation, road construction and developing national parks.
In 1965 youth conservation corps program was finally developed. One of the major concerns of President Johnson’s war on poverty was how to help the rising number of teenage drop-outs and draft rejectees break the “cycle of poverty.” Sargent Shriver, the President’s General in the War on Poverty, incorporated a youth conservation element into a new training program to be known as the “Job Corps.”
8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
Maybe this should read, unequal liability for all not to work and draw government handouts, thus establish armies of those on welfare to continue to keep American Communist controlled government in power.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
Sustainable Communities Initiative: Provides grants to improve regional and local planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning to support market investments that support sustainable communities.
By taking advantage of these grants, thus giving federal government more control this is taking place at the state level as more and more American Communists push for the combination or unification of city and county governments. Using a local example, the combination of Jefferson county, Kentucky and the city of Louisville, Kentucky into Metro Louisville.
An outstanding source for more information on this is Spreading The Wealth, by Stanley Kurtz.
10. Free education for all children in public schools.
The responsibility for K–12 education is suppose to be the providence of the states under the Constitution. However, American Communists believe that there is a compelling national interest in the quality of the nation’s public schools. Therefore, the federal government, through the legislative process, provides assistance to the states and schools in an effort to supplement, not supplant, state support.
The primary source of federal K–12 support began in 1965 with the enactment of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Department of Education in 1979
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Now there is talk of free college paid for, thus controlled, by the government using taxpayers money.
Now, something I pray people noticed. Although a number of these planks have been put in place by Congress and in doing so congress abdicated their duties under the Constitution to the Executive branch.
Also, remember this, even though Congress passed the laws putting these planks in place, they are not the responsibility, under the Constitution, of the federal government.
Now, its up for you to decide.