Toward Global Socialism (2007-2009)
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Chris Matthews: Alinsky 'our hero': "MSNBC host Chris Matthews exclaimed that radical community organizer Saul Alinsky is one of his heroes.... 'I always try to remind myself of Saul Alinsky when I get confused,' Matthews said on his 'Hardball' show, speaking to guest Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, on the topic of President Obama's health care plan." See Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
[Video]Proud Flag-Waving Communists March in Copenhagen to Stop Global Warming: "Kommunistisk Parti: Fight capitalism to save the planet! ... Revolution! ... Long live socialism!"
Hugo Chavez cheered: "President Chavez brought the house down.... When he said there was a 'silent and terrible ghost in the room' and that ghost was called capitalism, the applause was deafening. But then he wound up to his grand conclusion – 20 minutes after his 5 minute speaking time was supposed to have ended and after quoting everyone from Karl Marx to Jesus Christ - 'our revolution seeks to help all people…socialism, the other ghost that is probably wandering around this room, that’s the way to save the planet, capitalism is the road to hell....let’s fight against capitalism and make it obey us.' He won a standing ovation."
So did Fidel Castro at the 1996 "U.N. Conference on Human Settlements." Communism has come a long way!See more on this topic at Copenhagen and Climate-Gate
America's Downward Journey: "The average of the world’s great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage." See Reinventing the World
The $450.00 purse: "One hundred-and-twenty-five 'At Risk' seventeen to twenty-four year old, paid $8.15 an hour to attend high school with money from the Stimulus package.
"'Four-hundred and fifty dollars!' Shaqueenda purred as she paraded the pretentious brown leather purse past her friends. The summer stimulus students, earning $8.00 an hour to attend school, had gathered in the atrium showing off their purchases.... Two Polynesian girls rewarded themselves with tribal tattoos. On other anatomies, Obama money was magically transformed into interlocking hearts, mystical unicorns, ferocious tigers, hollow skulls, tongue licking dragons.... Ronisha, a mother of two children, spent her money on a baroque neck tattoo.... Armando took all of his money and applied it towards his $800.00 speeding ticket.... Jason put a down payment on a car, unperturbed that he had no insurance, no high school diploma.... and the car payments extended thirty-four months past his final summer stimulus check.... Joseph cashed his check, got drunk....Two girls proudly funded their boyfriends' weekend bacchanal at local strip joints."
Is Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty? Video
The Obama Nobel mystery: "The chairman of the committee, Thorbjorn Jagland, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Norway, is the Vice President and the Chairman of the Middle East Committee of the 'Socialist International,' known for its opposition to US and Israeli policies. He is, also, the Chairman of the 'Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights,' which advocates a Dovish-Leftist worldview, in cooperation with former President Jimmy Carter....
"Along with other members of the Committee, Jagland represents a Parliament that has called to recognize Hamas, to dialogue with Iran, to tolerate rogue regimes, to enhance ties with Muslim regimes.... They identify with – and are eager to advance – Obama's worldview, as they assess it: that the superpower role of the US is over... and that the West must reconcile itself to the rise of the Muslim World." See Smiling at Socialism
Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize [Oslo, Norway -- my old home]: "Despite less than one year in office and leading two wars, President Obama snatched the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, stunning the world.... The Nobel committee said its decision was motivated by Obama's initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism."
[NOTE: Not surprising considering the liberal Nobel committee and Norway's rising anti-semitism. Now Obama shares this dubious honor with Yasser Arafat.]
Elites and Tyrants: "Even Harvard's late Professor John K. Fairbank, by no means the worst tyrant worshipper, believed that America could learn much from the Cultural Revolution, saying, 'Americans may find in China's collective life today an ingredient of personal moral concern for one's neighbor that has a lesson for us all.'...
"The most authoritative tally of history's most murderous regimes is in a book by University of Hawaii's Professor Rudolph J. Rummel, 'Death by Government.' Statistics are provided at his website. The Nazis murdered 20 million of their own people and those in nations they captured. Between 1917 and 1987, Stalin and his successors murdered, or were otherwise responsible for the deaths of, 62 million of their own people. Between 1949 and 1987, Mao Tsetung and his successors were responsible for the deaths of 76 million Chinese.... Those horrors were simply the end result of long evolution of ideas leading to consolidation of power in central government in the quest for 'social justice.'"
Withdraw Grants To Libyan Charities: "The Obama Administration plans to give $400,000 in funding to a Libyan charity run by the Gadhafi family, and U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) wants the grant withdrawn."
The socialist seduction of America: "While traveling across that communist country [what was then Yugoslavia], I got into a conversation with a lady passenger about freedom and 'basic rights.' I explained that in America, we have fundamental freedoms of speech, of the press, of religion, association, travel and so on, as well as freedom of opportunity – that is, to succeed or fail, but also to be able to keep the fruits of our labors and to be free of the tyranny of a stifling and predatory government. She countered, with words very close to these: 'I know that's what you believe in America. But in my society, we believe basic rights include the right to a job, to housing, to health care, to the basics of life....'
"...their worldview, so prevalent in America today – especially at the pinnacle of power with President Obama, his whack-job czars and advisers... brings about a great deal of evil. Indeed, upwards of 100 million people were murdered during the last century, crushed by the madness that besets nations that give themselves over to the seduction of collectivism....
"How, in America of all places, did we get to a point where the rare and inexpressibly precious freedoms millions of our warriors have fought, bled and died for count for so very little? How did we get to where a worldview that is basically – let's say it out loud – communist, or socialist, is resonating with so many Americans? And how can the president of the United States get away with appointing a self-proclaimed communist revolutionary like Van Jones as his personal adviser....
"Truth is, many of us are disturbingly close to Van Jones in our view of life – or if not to his revolutionary street tactics, then at least we're close to the reality-challenged socialist idealism of Aubrey O'Day and the lady on the train. ....We're meant to be guided and inspired – and rewarded and chastised – by God, not by deluded, egotistical politicians who, in their extreme dysfunction, somehow imagine their role is to be our god." See How America lost its way & freedom
Czar's 'communist manifesto' scrubbed from Net -- Founded group with 'commitment to fundamental ideas of Marxism-Leninism': "Last week, WND reported the official communist-oriented manifesto of a radical group founded by Obama's environmental adviser, Van Jones, was published in full on the Internet. Just hours later, the manifesto was removed and the entire website was taken down....
"Van Jones, special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is an admitted black nationalist and radical communist. Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. STORM's official manifesto, titled, 'Reclaiming Revolution,' had been published on the Internet. ...the manual describes Jones' organization as having a 'commitment to the fundamental ideas of Marxism-Leninism.'
'"We agreed with Lenin's analysis of the state and the party,' reads the manifesto. 'And we found inspiration in the revolutionary strategies developed by Third World revolutionaries like Mao Tse-tung....' 'We also saw our brand of Marxism as, in some ways, a reclamation.'" See Animal Farm
Obama’s Civilian Troops: "...young people, educated in a system that allowed Bill Ayers to become a 'distinguished professor' of education, heed the siren call of Obama's Organizing for America.....Today's communists, like Bill Ayers, work in our schools aiming to keep American students in the same level of ignorance and tribalism as the peasants of Russia and South America. They began their nefarious deeds in the 1960s. With help from the Soviet Union, they fomented hatred of the United States and then successfully groomed a generation to colonize the schools. The SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), of which Ayers was a member, spelled out their strategies in their position paper, the Port Huron Statement. Employing the old Soviet strategy of "boring from within," they focused on "an overlooked seat of influence": the university. Divested of their history, literacy, and ability to reason, their students became the mob that elected Barack Obama."
[Actually it began in more than a century ago, when Fabian Socialists began to infiltrate our seminaries and universities.]
Communism. '1984': It's here: "These words, written by George Orwell in his prophetic novel, '1984,' describe a dystopian future in which an all-powerful government watches its citizens night and day. A socio-political and omniscient Party rules... and it is ever vigilant for signs of disloyalty, of dissent, among the subjugated populace. Any word or deed that can in any way be deemed an impropriety in the eyes of the stern, totalitarian government of Big Brother is an offense so serious that all citizens, including their own children, are encouraged to inform on the offender. Spying on and then reporting your own parents, ensuring that they will be hauled away into the night to be tortured, re-educated and then executed, is deemed a noble act....
"Britain's astonishing 'Secure Beneath the Watchful Eyes' campaign is just one of many disturbing trends in invasive government surveillance among the British.... 'China's Ministry of Supervision'... announced the discipline watchdog will open the unified national informant hotline '12388' on June 26 for the public to report discipline offences of civil servants and officials.'...
"When Homeland Security declares that almost all conservatives and libertarians in the country are domestic terrorists, Orwell's nightmare of a government making dissenters 'unpersons' is only too real.... When your president urges you to report to the government any citizens who dare to question his socialist schemes, asking you to send an e-mail to email@example.com, technology has ushered us into Orwell's past future..." SeeA Biblical Outline of End-Time Events
Obama participated in socialist party: "Obama was a member of the New Party, which sought to elect members to public office with the aim of moving the Democratic Party far leftward to ultimately form a new political party with a socialist agenda.... 'A subcommittee met with (Obama) to interview him to see if his stand on the living wage and similar reforms was the same as ours,' recalled Marxist activist Carl Davidson. 'We determined that our views on these overlapped, and we could endorse his campaign in the Democratic Party.'... Davidson was a Chicago member and activist within the New Party.... He served as national secretary for the infamous Students of a Democratic Society antiwar group, from which the Weatherman domestic terrorist organization later splintered. Davidson remembers Obama attending one New Party meeting to thank attendees for voting for him."
Missions and Marxism: "Leftist missionaries who cheered the Sandinistas extol the ousted president of Honduras. During the 1980's, United Methodist Church missionaries toiled in Nicaragua, not planting churches or winning souls, but flaking for the Sandinista experiment with Central American Marxism. Today, some of those missionaries have reemerged to agitate for Honduras' ousted leftist President Manuel Zelaya..." See From Marx to Lenin, Gramsci & Alinsky
Treason in the Church: Trading Truth for a "Social Gospel"
A kinder, gentler Marxism? "Barack Obama is not a socialist, explained Eric Etheredge of The New York Times. He is a 'social democrat.' The administration's attempt to control private companies and the free market should not alarm us....
"If social democracy is America's new governmental principle, we should know a little about it.... Here is the first paragraph of the entry for 'social democracy' in The Encyclopedia Britannica: "A political ideology that advocates a peaceful, evolutionary transition of society from capitalism to socialism using established political processes. Based on 19th-century socialism and the tenets of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, social democracy shares common ideological roots with communism but eschews its militancy and totalitarianism."
Americans Love Government: "The path we're embarked upon, in the name of good, is a familiar one. The unspeakable horrors of Nazism, Stalinism and Maoism did not begin in the '30s and '40s with the men usually associated with those names. Those horrors were simply the end result of a long evolution of ideas leading to consolidation of power in central government in the name of 'social justice.' In Germany, it led to the Enabling Act of 1933: Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Nation and, after all, who could be against a remedy to relieve distress?" See From Freedom to Servitude
Barack Obama's 'Red' spiritual adviser: "El Salvador has officially joined the Red regimes of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia. South America is turning Red, dark Red, and little is being said to alert North Americans.... Obama's latest announced 'spiritual adviser' [Rev. Jim Wallis] has had connections with all these Marxist regimes....
"...Wallis wishes to see the destruction of the United States as a nation and in its place 'a radical nonconformist community' patterned after the progressive, socialist commune he established in Washington, D.C., in 1971.... 'The Sojourners community,' says Laksin, 'actively embraced 'liberation theology,' rallying to the cause of communist regimes that had seized power with the promise of bringing about a revolutionary restructuring of society.'" See
Keyes: Stop Obama or U.S. will cease to exist: Video
The real danger of right-wing extremists: "Abortion rights activists derive tremendous public relations value when an abortion clinic is bombed. So even though anti-abortion violence is extremely rare and is utterly repudiated by every pro-life organization and leader, abortion activists nevertheless love to paint pro-lifers as 'violence-prone.' Why? Because abortion-clinic violence helps their cause. It elicits sympathy toward them, anger toward the anti-abortion side, and a powerful push for new laws benefitting the abortion camp. ...
"...the classic example of a leader exploiting an attack on the establishment – an attack he himself almost surely instigated – is the Reichstag fire. No sooner was Berlin's parliament building mysteriously torched in 1933 than Adolf Hitler moved with lightning speed to annihilate individual rights and ruthlessly consolidate his power. ...Hitler is reported to have described the Reichstag fire as a beacon from heaven, telling a news reporter at the scene: 'You are now witnessing the beginning of a great epoch in German history. ... This fire is the beginning.'
"The 'great epoch' started the next day, Feb. 28, 1933, when Hitler demanded an emergency decree to deal with the 'crisis'... 'for the Protection of the people and the State.' Here's what the decree stated, according to HistoryPlace.com: 'Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications and warrants for house searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed." See Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Obama Is Remaking America Into Socialism by Phyllis Schlafly: "The American Heritage Dictionary defines socialism as a system of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods are owned by a centralized government that plans and controls the economy. Both Webster and Random House identify socialism as a "Marxist theory." Socialism requires a totalitarian system -- that gives the ruling gang the power to distribute the fruits of other people's labor to its political pals. That is what is happening to the United States as President Obama proceeds with his goal of "remaking America."See Smiling at Socialism & Scorning the Bible
Could 2010 Census Include Make-Believe People? "Obama’s choice as new Census Director is University of Michigan Professor Robert Groves.... 'When he was the bureau's associate director, Groves recommended that the 1990 census be statistically adjusted to make up for an undercount of roughly 5 million people.'...
"Census figures determine each state’s seats in Congress, the district boundaries for political office, plus how the states divvy up $300 billion in federal aid.... The Left argues that minorities and illegal immigrants are usually undercounted. They seek statistical 'adjustments' to add made-up people...'
"Another worrisome sign: In March, the Census Bureau named ACORN, the liberal group accused of registering thousands of non-existent people to vote in 2008, as one of its 'national partners' to help count heads. ... As Joseph Stalin said, 'Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.'” SeeRules for Radicals
Magic Words in Politics by Thomas Sowell: "The Chinese are no fools. They know that all this unbridled spending-- even when it is called 'investment'-- means that inflation is coming. That in turn means that the dollars with which U.S. government bonds will be paid off will be worth a lot less than the dollars with which the bonds were bought....
"Abraham Lincoln once asked an audience how many legs a dog has if you count the tail as a leg. When they answered 'five,' Lincoln told them that the answer was four. The fact that you called the tail a leg did not make it a leg. It is too bad that Lincoln is not still around today. He might emancipate us all from our enslavement to words.
"When you call something a 'stimulus' package, that does not mean that it actually stimulates. The way individuals, banks and businesses in general are hanging onto their money suggests that 'sedative' package might be more accurate. ... Some of our biggest political fallacies come from accepting words as evidence of realities. "Rent control" laws do not control rent and "gun control" laws do not control guns. ... The reason -- too obvious to be accepted by the intelligentsia -- is that law-abiding people became more defenseless against criminals who ignored the law and kept their guns.....The same thing applies internationally. We might keep that in mind as the Obama administration pursues the will o' the wisp of banning nuclear weapons. If that Utopian dream ever came true, those nations naive enough to get rid of their nuclear weapons would be at the mercy of those rogue states who kept theirs."
In today's environment of planned "change," expedience matters more than truth. Deceptive words hide the true goal: global transformation. See Rules for Radicals
In a self-destruct mode? ”'Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder,' said historian Arnold J. Toynbee. ... Washington is poised to swallow the lethal pill of global socialism.... Mr. Obama hopes this new detente will encourage Moscow to take a harder line against Tehran's nuclear ambitions. In fact, the Kremlin has the very opposite interest: It wants a nuclear Iran in order to trigger a wider regional war that will drive up the price of oil - the lifeblood of Mr. Putin's regime....
"Mr. Obama's vaunted diplomatic offensive has only empowered Russia's gangster elite, while diminishing America's position. Yet the big winner was Red China. Flush with $2 trillion in foreign reserves (much of it in American Treasury notes), Beijing has emerged as an economic giant. It now owns much of our debt. China is a creditor nation; America is a debtor nation.... A new international socialist order is emerging."See God's Warnings for our Times
Interesting video: Daniel Hannan: The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government
Grassley: Obama budget step toward 'socialism': "Sen. Charles Grassley... also criticized the new president for going back on campaign promises to run an open and transparent government, citing Mr. Obama's use of a presidential 'signing statement' on the recent stimulus law unilaterally cutting back protections for federal whistleblowers." Smiling at Socialism
Obama skilled at using socialist strategies to create crisis: "The radical left (which President Obama was part of as a community organizer in Chicago), devised a strategy back in 1966 to bring about orchestrated crises to be used to socialize our nation. In 1966, two socialist professors at Columbia University named Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven published... outlined how to manufacturer crises for socialist objectives. Cloward and Piven were inspired by Marxist organizer Saul Alinsky, who used community organizing in Chicago to bring about social change. ... Cloward and Piven proposed overloading the welfare system in order to create an economic crisis that would ultimately destroy our capitalist system....
"Another group thatloward/Piven’s socialist tactics is ACORN, a group that Obama represented in Chicago. ....As attorney for ACORN, Obama helped put pressure on the federal government under Clinton to greatly expand the unsafe loans being handed out to low-income people. As history shows, Barack Hussein Obama was involved during the 1990s with ACORN and helped create the current economic crisis we’re in. He is now using this crisis to socialize our nation." See Training an army of world servers
What Will Global Warming Cost You? "A former congressman is detailing just how much the average American's utility bill will increase if President Obama succeeds in implementing an energy tax to save the planet from global warming. ...a typical family will see its home electricity bill go up by $1,800 a year. ....Istook says Obama's cap-and-trade plan is 'just another excuse to reorganize society around a liberal model where we're all more dependent on government and less dependent on ourselves." See Smiling at Socialism & Scorning the Bible
Biden says Stimulus is Aimed at boosting union jobs: “'We're going to make sure that in every policy, every decision, we don't lose sight of the folks that brought us to the dance,' he said -- a reference to organized labor’s support of the Obama-Biden ticket.... Biden said there’s a good chance of returning to the days of gainful employment and 'the bargain' that lifts workers: 'We got a shot like we haven't had for the last 30 years,' he said."
The new socialists: "It has now become fashionable for America's socialists to come out of the closet. Elec, change the world: "A nation can survive its fools.... But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But... the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men....' -- Cicero."
Philanthropy and Its Enemies Activists want to redistribute foundation wealth based on racial quotas: "Nonprofit leaders are reeling from the recent news that President Barack Obama's proposed budget would limit tax deductions on charitable contributions from wealthy Americans. ... Today the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), a research and advocacy group, will release a report offering 'benchmarks to assess foundation performance.' Its real aim is to push philanthropic organizations into ignoring donor intent and instead giving grants based on political considerations....The report... advises foundations to 'provide at least 50 percent of grant dollars to benefit lower-income communities, communities of color, and other marginalized groups, broadly defined.'"
See Smiling at Socialism & Scorning the Bible
Communist [says]: Obama working to nationalize U.S. economy: "President Obama is 'considering' a radical agenda to nationalize the U.S. financial system... claims the leader of the Communist Party USA.... 'We now have not simply a friend, but a people's advocate in the White House,' declared Webb at a recent speech in Ohio for People's Weekly World Communist newspaper." See Real Conspiracies: Past and Present
Will the U.S. embrace global socialism? "Reports from the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, suggest that most of the world's leaders are convinced that the current crisis is the result of inherent flaws in capitalism, and are eager to impose new international rules to save the world....
"This new system seeks to utilize the creative power of the profit motive while using the authority of government to direct production and distribute profits. This is not a new idea. Bill Clinton referred to it as 'The Third Way,' a combination of capitalism and socialism....
"Until now, the United States has been the primary obstacle by refusing to participate, or even recognize a new socialist global economic authority. The new Obama administration, however, is sending many signals that it will look more favorably at socialist policies..."
Here Comes Socialism: "We will shortly become... a socialist democracy in which the government dominates the economy, determines private-sector priorities and offers a vastly expanded range of services.... [Obama] will create a permanent electoral majority that does not pay taxes, but counts on ever-expanding welfare checks."
Comparative vs. Cost-Effectiveness: "Indeed, those who oppose health care reform argue that any attempt to set up a Comparative-Effectiveness Institute (as presidential candidate Barack Obama, among others, has suggested) inevitably puts us on a slippery slope headed straight toward making medical decisions based on 'cost-effectiveness.' Before long, the conservatives say, Medicare will be denying treatments simply because they are too pricey.'" See Reinventing the World
'Social Justice': Code Word for Anti-Americanism: "What caused young evangelicals, the children of the so-called 'religious right,' to change their moral imperatives so dramatically? Most likely it's the attitudes and decision-making they learned in the public schools....
"The vast influence of the so-called 'father of modern education,' John Dewey, had already spread disdain for objective truth... A socialist and signer of the Humanist Manifesto, Dewey viewed education as a process of socializing the child....
"In the 1970s, Sidney Simon's best-seller Values Clarification taught students to cast off their parents' values and make their own choices.... William Ayers became a leading advocate of 'social justice' teaching, i.e., getting students to believe that they are victims of an unjust, oppressive and racist America." See Brainwashing in America
New Spread the Wealth Grading Policy: [Ilustration by a college professor] "...those who score above 90 on the first exam will have points deducted and given to students at the bottom of the grade distribution. For example, if a student gets a 99, I will then deduct nine points and give them to the person with the lowest grade. If a person scores 95 I will then deduct five points and give them to the person with the second lowest grade.... And so on. My point, rather obviously, is that any points above 90 are really not needed since you have an 'A' regardless of whether you score 90 or 99....
"Those who are failing, however, need the points – not unlike the failing banks and automakers that need money to avoid the danger of bankruptcy.... By the end of the semester I will abandon any formal guidelines and just redistribute points in a way that seems just, or fair, to me. I will not rely upon any standards other than my very strong and passionate feelings concerning social justice. In the process, I will not merely seek to eliminate inequality..." See Smiling at Socialism
The Socialist Phenomenon - Preface: "...socialism (at least at first sight) turns out to be a glaring contradiction. Proceeding from a critique of a given society, accusing it of injustice, inequality and lack of freedom, socialism proclaims... a far greater injustice, inequality and slavery! Noble Utopias... usually evoke nothing more than a reproach for their 'utopian' nature...But it is enough merely to open these books to be astonished by the scene: disobedient citizens turned into slaves; informers; work and life in paramilitary detachments and under close supervision... and especially the details of general leveling..." See How to catch wild pigs
Smiling at Socialism & Scorning the Bible: "'Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values....' [Barack Obama]
"...socialist change agents still believe that with a bit more psychology, sociology, surveillance and assessments -- all part of re-education -- the dream can be accomplished. But they are wrong! Whether subtle or coercive, the march toward solidarity will bring terror and totalitarianism, not peace and plenty. And it will surely raise hostility toward Christianity, which is incompatible with the rising socialist system. As Marx and Engels wrote in The Communist Manifesto (1848): "...communism abolishes eternal truths.... and all morality..." See Real Conspiracies: Past and Present
Lured to Disaster: "Behind the housing boom and bust was one of those alluring but undefined phrases that are so popular in politics-- 'affordable housing.' It is hard for me to know specifically what politicians are talking about when they use this phrase. But then politics is about evoking emotions, not examining specifics. In looking back over my own life, I find it hard to think of a time when I didn't live in affordable housing. When I first left home, back in 1948, I rented a room about 4 by 8 feet, costing $5.75 a week. Since my take-home pay was $22.50, that was affordable housing....
"The difference is that today there is some arbitrary percentage of one's income that sets the limit to what the government will consider to be affordable housing. It used to be 25 percent but it might be 30 percent or some other proportion. But, whatever the percentage, it is no longer the individual's responsibility to choose housing that fits within that limit. It is somehow the taxpayers' job to make up the difference, when someone chooses housing whose cost exceeds that magic number.
"It is certainly no longer considered to be the individual's own responsibility to acquire the work skills and experience to be able to earn enough to afford better housing as the years passed. Why do that, when the government can simply 'spread the wealth around'...?" See Trading Truth for a "Social Gospel"
Obama climate czar has socialist ties: "Until last week, Carol M. Browner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick as global warming czar, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.
"By Thursday, Mrs. Browner's name and biography had been removed from Socialist International's Web page, though a photo of her speaking June 30 to the group's congress in Greece was still available. ....
'"Carol Browner was chosen to help the president-elect coordinate energy and climate policy because she understands that our efforts to create jobs, achieve energy security and combat climate change demand integration... cooperation....and partnership with the private sector." See The Revolutionary Roots of the UN
While Carol Browner's bio and pictures have been removed from the Socialist International website, her name is still listed on various SI conference reports. For example:
SI Commission for a Sustainable World Society: "The Commission... has been established by the Socialist International [SI] to articulate from the world of progressive politics a way forward to address global environmental concerns, climate change and the issues of governance required to deal with these common challenges. The Commission brings together leading personalities....Ricardo Lagos, former President of the Republic of Chile and a Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Climate Change.... Carol M. Browner, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency under President Bill Clinton; Elio di Rupo, leader of the Socialist Party of Belgium; Mohamed El Yazghi, leader of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces...[Morocco]..."See How to catch wild pigs
USA persona non grata in Latin America: "Celebrated by the left as a display of 'independence,' the distancing of the continent from the USA is far from that: it is wholesale and overt submission to the expansionist strategy of the Russians, Chinese and Iranians. In recent years, the Chinese President Hu Jintao spent more time in Latin America than George W. Bush, increasing trading and diplomatic relations with several countries on the continent. Mahmud Ahmadinejad already has an invitation to visit Brazil, and Russian warships are sailing merrily about in joint maneuvers with Venezuelan warships in an area where such would have been unthinkable some years ago.... Lula, of whom George W. Bush had high expectations as an essential instrument of American diplomacy to stop the advance of continental communism, is himself, just as much today as since the foundation of the São Paulo Forum in 1990, the great mastermind of Latin-American subversion, something that this summit made clearer than ever." See Animal Farm
Civil protest is breaking out in cities across Russia, China, and beyond: "Greece has been in turmoil [2 weeks]. The mood seems to have turned 'pre-insurrectionary' in parts of Athens - to borrow from the Marxist handbook. This is a foretaste of what the world may face as the 'crisis of capitalism' - another Marxist phase making a comeback - starts to turn two hundred million lives upside down. We are advancing to the political stage of this global train wreck.... 'Russia has not seen anything like these nationwide protests before,' said Boris Kagarlitsky from
Moscow's Globalization Institute. The Duma is widening the treason law to catch most forms of political dissent, and unwelcome forms of journalism. Jury trials for state crimes are to be abolished. Yevgeny Kiseloyov at the Moscow Times said it feels eerily like December 1 1934 when Stalin unveiled his 'Enemies of the People' law, kicking off the Great Terror....
"Some 40m Chinese workers are expected to lose their jobs. Party officials have warned of 'mass-scale social turmoil.'" From Marx to Lenin, Stalin, Gramsci, Alinsky & Obama
"[Jesus said, 'In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.'" John 16:33
Communist Party [CPUSA] chief: U.S. on road to socialism: "In a major speech focused on Obama... CPUSA leader Sam Webb declared the U.S. is now 'on the road to socialism.' Webb defined socialism as a 'society that is egalitarian in the rough sense, eliminates exploitation of working people, brings an end to all forms of oppression, and is notable for the many-layered participation of working people and their allies in the management of the economy and state." See Real Conspiracies: Past and Present
Socialist activist Bonier reportedly being considered for Labor secretary: "Former Rep. David Bonior, reportedly being considered for the Labor secretary position in the incoming Obama administration, has a longstanding close relationship with the Democratic Socialists of America, an organization dedicated to transforming America into a socialist society. There is evidence indicating Bonior is a member in good standing of the DSA." See Trading Truth for a "Social Gospel"
Communist Party strategist maps out Obama's agenda: "The enactment of a 'single payer' socialist health care system; passing laws to make joining a labor union easier; raising the minimum wage and increasing labor union support – all these are just some of the policies the Community Party USA has mapped out as crucial for Obama to push through during his term of office....'A stronger left that follows the tradition of the Communist Party,' Markowitz writes, 'in its unbreakable commitment to a socialist future and to educating people about the value and necessity of socialist policies in the present could follow." See Animal Farm
"In a small Swiss city sits an international organization so obscure and secretive.... Control of the institution, the Bank for International Settlements, lies with some of the world's most powerful and least visible men: the heads of 32 central banks, officials able to shift billions of dollars and alter the course of economies at the stroke of a pen." Keith Bradsher, New York Times bureau chief in Detroit (1996-2001) and Hong Kong (2001- ) Source. New York Times, August 5, 1995.
The Transformative Pedagogy of Bill Ayers: "Ayers is a friend of Obama, and professor Ayers' expertise is training teachers and developing public school curriculum.... He admits that he is a 'communist street fighter' who has been influenced by Karl Marx, as well as Che Guevara, Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X. Ayers speaks openly of his desire to use America's public school classrooms to train a generation of revolutionaries who will overturn the U.S. social and economic regime. He teaches that America is oppressive and unjust, socialism is the solution, and wealth and resources should be redistributed....
"You might assume that Ayers' political ideas would put him on the outer fringe of the left-wing education establishment. However, his peers recently elected him to serve as vice president for curriculum in the American Education Research Association, the largest organization of education school professors and researchers. Is an appointment to the U.S. Department of Education his next career advancement?" See Rules for Radicals
How Paulson pressed banks to sign intervention deal: "The chief executives of the nine largest banks in the United States trooped into a gilded conference room at the Treasury Department.... To their astonishment, they were each handed a one-page document that said they agreed to sell shares to the government, then Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said they must sign it before they left.
"...the potential cost to the government of the latest bailout package comes to $2.25 trillion, triple the size of the original $700 billion rescue package, which centered on buying distressed assets from banks." See The Joseph Principle and Crisis Economics
John Culberson on Glenn Beck: ACORN: Note from a friend who sent this disturbing video link: "Barney Frank the socialist did it again. I don't know about you, but we can't afford this mandatory $400 'donation' to ACORN for every $100,000 of our mortgage! Is this America?" See Total transformation
Quote."A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." -- George Bernard Shaw
Quote. "In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. ... This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists' tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process." -- Alan Greenspan
Quotes. "I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy." --Thomas Jefferson
Bailout marks Karl Marx's comeback: "In his Communist Manifesto, published in 1848, Karl Marx proposed 10 measures to be implemented after the proletariat takes power, with the aim of centralizing all instruments of production in the hands of the state. Proposal Number Five was to bring about the 'centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.'” See Framework for Global Control
Archives prove Obama was a New Party [Socialist] member: "Another piece in the puzzle of Barack Obama has been revealed, greatly strengthening the picture of a man groomed by an older generation of radical leftists for insertion into the American political process.... The New Party was a radical left organization, established in 1992, to amalgamate far left groups and push the United States into socialism by forcing the Democratic Party to the left. .... Barack Obama was a member of the New Party, despite alleged attempts to cover up his tracks by scrubbing evidence." See the next link:
Web Archives Confirm Barack Obama Was Member Of Socialist 'New Party' In 1996: "Although the web page was deleted from the New Party's website, the non-profit Internet Archive Organization had archived the page. From the October 1996 Update of the DSA [Democratic Socialists of America] 'New Party': 'New Party members are busy knocking on doors, hammering down lawn signs, and phoning voters to support NP candidates this fall. Here are some of our key races... Illinois: Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last Spring and face off against Republican opponents on election day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary)."
Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis: "The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. "'The 'Cloward-Piven Strategy' seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.'
"Cloward and Piven were inspired by radical organizer [and Hillary Clinton mentor] Saul Alinsky: 'Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules,' Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. ... The system's failure to 'live up' to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist 'rule book' with a socialist one.'...
"Cloward and Piven were specific about the kind of 'crisis' they were trying to create: By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere.' ... The overarching aim is always to impose new stresses on target systems, with the ultimate goal of forcing their collapse." See Real Conspiracies: Past and Present
The Drumbeat: "It comes over the TV, the radio, at work, at school, in music, in the newspapers, from the politicians, in conversation with others, even in church. It wears you down. It robs you of the will to resist.... It's the drumbeat of the left. It is political, philosophical, theological, and social....
"It is tolerant, diverse, non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, egalitarian, politically correct, multicultural, globalist, and collectivist. It insists that there are no rights and wrongs, no moral absolutes.... Fed a constant diet of sex, drugs, poisonous pop culture, materialistic trinkets, and unkeepable promises of security... the masses are diverted.... It is all based upon the arrogant presumptions of the elitist cultural Marxists..." See Real Conspiracies: Past and Present
Financial Collapse and Destructive War: [by Jeffrey R. Nyquist] "If the United States went bankrupt the following sequence would occur: The U.S. government would lose its credibility, the country’s currency would fail and imports could not be maintained – especially oil imports. There would be shortages. But the sequence doesn’t end with shortages. It doesn’t end with mere economic loss. When the financial structure collapses, the national security structure collapses....
"Talk of Russia’s 'partnership' with America has always been a smokescreen. The Kremlin seeks to justify future military action against the United States and has long been building a case. The Kremlin wants America cut off from its allies, and has patiently waited for the advent of financial collapse as the signal to push hard for Europe’s neutrality....
"Putin... knows that the wars of the Caucasus were contrived by the Russian General Staff and the KGB. The Kremlin has long operated on the basis of a secret policy. ...the leaders in Moscow and Beijing are more cunning and better equipped for mass extermination than Hitler ever was.... The Kremlin knew that a financial crash was about to take place.... They are prepared to exploit it. And the Americans are completely oblivious." See Signs
Bird and Fortune: Subprime Crisis [Youtube video]: A British comedy team tells their version of what caused the current financial crisis. (For some reason, when I use Firefox, the link doesn't take me to the right video, but my Microsoft browser works fine.) The other videos aren't worth watching. See Moral, Spiritual & Cultural Corruption
A Political "Solution": "Past Congresses created the hybrid financial institutions known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, private institutions with government backing and political influence. ... Such institutions-- exempt from laws that apply to other financial institutions and backed by the implicit promise of government support with the taxpayers' money -- are an open invitation to risky behavior....
"Back in 2002, the Wall Street Journal said: 'The time for the political system to focus on Fannie and Fred isn't when we have a housing crisis; by then it will be too late.' The hybrid public-and-private nature of these financial giants amounts to 'privatizing profit and socializing risk,' since taxpayers get stuck with the tab when high-risk finances don't work out....
"Barney Frank said that fears about the riskiness of Fannie Mae were 'overblown.' ... Just last year, Senator Charles Schumer advocated legislation to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase their already huge role in the mortgage market....
"Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been generous in their contributions to politicians' political campaigns, so it is perhaps not surprising that politicians have been generous to them.
"...don't expect [Obama] to clean it up. Franklin Raines, who made mega-millions for himself while mismanaging Fannie Mae into a financial disaster, is one of Obama's advisers." My High Tower: Seeing the world from God's perspective
Son [of Neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky] sees father's handiwork in convention: "'Barack Obama's training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness.... Obama learned his lesson well. I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.' L. David Alinsky."
The post-national candidate: "During his visit to Europe, Mr. Obama demonstrated the radical anti-Americanism at the heart of his candidacy. He proclaimed himself 'a citizen of the world' - not simply a citizen of the United States. Also, he vowed that, as president, he would consider the 'needs, interests and perspectives' of all nations, and not just America´s 'narrow, strategic' objectives.
"In other words, Mr. Obama pledged to subordinate our national interest to international concerns. ... The primary role of commander in chief is not to be the spokesman for the international community; rather, it is to defend and advance U.S. national interest....
"The liberal media are trying to portray Mr. Obama´s warm reception abroad as a powerful sign he is capable of being a world leader. As usual, they are wrong. Europe´s socialists love Mr. Obama because he is one of them.... Mr. Obama seeks to nationalize health care, expand government with nearly a trillion dollars in new spending, and impose burdensome regulations....
"He is a European-style leftist on social issues as well.... Mr. Obama´s America would be poorer.... and its military strength and geopolitical interests tied down by a nexus of transnational institutions." See The Revolutionary Roots of the UN
Liberal Handpicked Obama as Her Successor: "While working as editor of the Black Press Review in 1986, Alice Palmer traveled to the Soviet Union to report on the 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. According to the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA, she had nothing but praise for what she saw......
"She was elected to another term in 1992 and served until 1995 when she decided to run in a special election for Congress. That’s when she selected fellow Chicago activist Barack Obama – 13 years away from becoming the Democratic presidential nominee – to fill her seat in the state Legislature. In the now famous meeting at the home of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, one-time members of the Weather Underground domestic terror group, she introduced Obama as her successor....
"'The Soviets are carrying out a policy to resolve inequalities between nationalities, inequalities that they say were inherited from capitalist and czarist rule,' Palmer told the paper. 'They have a comprehensive affirmative action program, which they have stuck to religiously... since 1917.” See How to catch wild pigs
Obama's Faith-Based Initiative Pledge Rings Hollow: "'It’s a hollow pledge to embrace President Bush’s faith-based initiative while abandoning one of its core principles,' Towey says. 'It’s dead on arrival with evangelicals, with many African-American churches, with orthodox Jews, and I think it’s a disappointment to a lot of Catholic charities out there that right now are forced to secularize their hiring to take federal money.'...
"'...faith-based groups should not have to forfeit their civil rights when taking federal money,' Towey says. '...It’s established law that faith-based groups are allowed to discriminate on the basis of religion in hiring. After all, how can an orthodox Jewish group stay orthodox...?'
"...Towey sees Obama as aligning himself with congressional Democrats who have blocked any new legislation to allow federal funding of religious groups that want to hire members of their own religion. 'They’re pressured to do this by groups like the NAACP, ACLU, and Human Rights Watch, which have made it abundantly clear they would never, ever permit legislation to move forward that had religious hiring protections,” Towey says. 'Never mind that Planned Parenthood receives over $300 million a year, and they discriminate in their hiring in broad daylight, by only hiring like-minded people.... If you’re pro-life, try getting a job at Planned Parenthood. So why can’t faith-based groups hire on the basis of their ideology and vision?”
The global Communitarian oneness that Obama envisions demands "change" that forces everyone to accept the new pluralistic values! See Reinventing the World
Proud pagan witch backs Obaman's poverty bill: "While Senator Barack Obama struggles to keep the public in the dark about the nature of his pro-U.N. Global Poverty Act, a recent 'Bay Area Interfaith Leaders’ Luncheon' was held to lobby for Senate passage of the bill, whose cost has been estimated at $845 billion. An actual witch who spoke at a 'Pagan Pride' festival in San Francisco was one of the listed participants.... Representatives of the United Religions Initiative and the World Parliament of Religions were also among those included....
"...a concerned parent alerted us to the fact that a Christian preschool in Long Island, New York was handing out a coloring page for children which included a plea for Congress to pass Obama’s Global Poverty Act. 'Dear Parents,' said the letter that was sent home. 'We would like to join efforts with the congregation of St. David’s to stop world hunger."See Mine is the Power!
Understand the System:"We are loosing control to a class of vainbrains who believe world events should be predictable and all collective behavior scientifically controllable. Installing a world SYSTEM controllable by social scientists or sociologists is their goal, and achievement of this goal is called 'reform.' Government by social scientists is called sociocracy. Sociocrats believe sociocracy is the ideal and final form of government for the entire world.... The 'reform' has been gradual. It is seldom expedient to install elements of the SYSTEM with sudden changes." See Reinventing the World and Sociology Hates Christianity
The Economics of College: [Thomas Sowell] "Those who argue that the taxpayers should be forced to subsidize people who go to colleges and universities seldom bother to think beyond the notion that education is a Good Thing [forgetting the mental immersion in liberal ideology]. ...
"When the idea of conscripting taxpayers to play the role of fairy godmother for some arbitrarily selected favorites of the intelligentsia, 'the poor' are often used as human shields behind which to advance toward their goal." See How to catch wild pigs
Bleeding Hearts but Tight Fists: "Don R. Willett, a justice of the state Supreme Court, has commuted behind bumpers proclaiming ...'The Moral High Ground Is Built on Compassion,' ...'Jesus Is a Liberal,' ... 'The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans,' 'Republicans Are People Too -- Mean, Selfish, Greedy People'.... The surprise is that liberals are markedly less charitable than conservatives....
• Although liberal families' incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative- headed households give, on average, 30 percent more to charity....
• Conservatives also donate more time and give more blood....
• People who reject the idea that 'government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality' give an average of four times more than people who accept that proposition....
"America is largely divided between religious givers and secular nongivers and the former are disproportionately conservative.... In 2000, brows were furrowed in perplexity because Vice President Al Gore's charitable contributions... were below the national average: He gave 0.2 percent of his family income, one-seventh of the average for donating households. But Gore 'gave at the office.' By using public office to give other people's money to government programs, he was being charitable, as liberals increasingly, and conveniently, understand that word." See Human Nature
Obama's church: The Black Value System: "These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. ... 1. Commitment to God....[Who] will give us the strength to give up prayerful passivism and become Black Christian Activists.... 2. Commitment to the Black Community. ... 4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education.... 7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect....Self-discipline, coupled with a respect for self, will enable each of us to be an instrument of Black Progress and a model for Black Youth. 8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of “Middleclassness.” Classic methodology on control of captives teaches that captors must be able to identify the 'talented tenth' of those subjugated, especially those who show promise of providing the kind of leadership that might threaten the captor’s control.... 11. Pledge Allegiance to All Black Leadership Who Espouse and Embrace the Black Value System. 12. Personal Commitment to Embracement of the Black Value System. ...and the Advancement of Black People towards freedom." See Third Way: "Christian" Socialism
Obama's church: "We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain 'true to our native land,' the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice.... The Pastor as well as the membership of Trinity United Church of Christ is committed to a 10-point Vision: 1. A congregation committed to ADORATION. 2. ...preaching SALVATION. 3. ...seeking RECONCILIATION. 4.... COMMITMENT TO AFRICA. 5. ...committed to BIBLICAL EDUCATION. 6. ... CULTURAL EDUCATION.... 8. ...committed to LIBERATION. 9. ...committed to RESTORATION. 10. ...working towards ECONOMIC PARITY."
Student-Run Club Is Questioned: "The Young Socialists Club at Roosevelt High School is looking for new members. Their flyer asks for students to... 'Come explore the vast realm that is socialism.' But also on the flyer is a picture of Karl Marx, who is best known as a revolutionary communist. One of his famous quotes, 'Workers of the World Unite,' is printed boldly on the handout. But Roosevelt Principal Don Ryswyk says those references do not concern him.... Under the Equal Access Act passed in 1984, no school administrator can pass judgment on school clubs." See"Christian" Socialism
Indoctrination 101: "In 1997, the National Association of Social Work (NASW) altered its ethics code, ruling that all social workers must promote social justice 'from local to global level.'... The Council on Social Work Education, the national accreditor of social work education programs, says candidates must fight 'oppression.'... Now aspiring social workers must commit themselves, usually in writing, to a culturally left agenda, often including diversity programs, state-sponsored redistribution of income, and a readiness to combat heterosexism, ableism, and classism." See Trading Truth for a "Social Gospel"
Obama's Church: Cauldron of Division: "...Obama preaches on the campaign trail that America needs a new consensus based on faith and bipartisanship, yet he continues to attend a controversial Chicago church whose pastor [Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.] routinely refers to 'white arrogance' and 'the United States of White America.' ...
"Obama credited Wright with converting him, then a religious skeptic, to Christianity. ... Wright says its doctrine reflects black liberation theology, which views the Bible in part as a record of the struggles of 'people of color' against oppression.... One of Obama's campaign themes has been his claim that conservative evangelicals have 'hijacked' Christianity, ignoring issues like poverty, AIDS, and racism." See "Christian" Socialism
EU pours £3.8bn into 'brainwashing campaign': "The European Union is spending £3.8 billion a year on 'propaganda' to win over its skeptical citizens, it is claimed. As well as publishing a plethora of pamphlets and employing an army of public relations staff, the EU has spent hundreds of millions of pounds on teaching aids, school trips and even cartoons.....The diary has been sent to 1.2 million pupils in more than 9,000 schools across Europe. Its calendar includes pages that describe the European Parliament as "the people's voice" and claims that the EU has "improved the quality of people's everyday lives". A version of the diary sent to Dutch schools describes the European Parliament as the "most important multi-national organ in the world." See the warning in the box near the top of this page: Regionalism
G8 summit agreements: "The G8 benefit considerably from cross-border investment, as do emerging economies.... Open markets need social inclusion. We therefore agreed on the active promotion of social standards, of corporate social responsibility, and on the need to strengthen social security systems in emerging economies and developing countries....
"Combating climate change is one of the major challenges for mankind.... We have agreed that the UN climate process is the appropriate forum for negotiating future global action on climate change....
"Together with our African partners, we agreed on the aims and core principles of our partnership to achieve our common goal of promoting African development....
"The G8 reaffirmed their commitment to continue to scale up their efforts towards the goal of universal access, the Millennium Development Goals for fighting HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis as well as strengthening of health systems by providing at least a projected $60bn over the coming years." See The emerging New World Order
Americans united for separation of church and state have gone mute: "The Rev. Wallis is editor in chief of Sojourners, a liberal Christian magazine, and the largest network of progressive Christians in the country. On June 3-6 Pentecost 2007: Taking Vision to the Streets will be held to 'call individuals, churches, and most importantly, our political leaders to commit to putting poverty at the top of our national agenda.'... Wallis has invited Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama and former Sen. John Edwards to the candidate forum. CNN will serve as the exclusive broadcaster of the event.... Wallis is working closely with the leadership of the Democratic Party....
"While Wallis was in seminary, he founded an anti-capitalist magazine called Post-American. In it, Wallis called for the redistribution of wealth and government-managed economies. This anti-capitalist worldview is expressed in religious terms as a quest for “social justice.'" SeeTransforming the World by Subverting the Church & "Christian" Socialism
Socialism's Suicide: (George Will) "Arson is a form of commentary favored by the French left, so at least 1,000 vehicles were torched by disappointed supporters of the Socialist presidential candidate.... Last spring, rioting was the left's economic argument when the government proposed, then retreated from, legislation that would have made it somewhat easier for businesses to fire younger workers.... The rioters were, of course, mostly young....
"Capitalism flourishes because of virtues that its flourishing undermines. Its success requires thrift, industriousness and deferral of gratifications - but that success produces abundance, expanding leisure and the emancipation of appetites, all of which weaken capitalism's moral prerequisites....
"...welfare states produce in citizens an entitlement mentality and a low pain threshold. That mentality inflames appetites for more entitlements... and enlarged leisure.
"The low pain threshold causes a ruinous flinch from the rigors, insecurities, uncertainties and dislocations inherent in the creative destruction of dynamic capitalism. The flinch takes the form of protectionism, regulations and other government-imposed inefficiencies that impede the economic growth that the welfare state requires. ...people who desire welfare states increasingly desire relief from the rigors necessary to finance them." (5-20-07)
Dawn of the Era of COMMON-ISM: "The lines used to be so clear. On one side were free markets, free societies and openly elected representative governments, normally defined as democracy. On the other, was the force of totalitarianism choking off individual initiative, private ownership of property... normally defined as Communism. In the end, the 'Evil Empire' disintegrated under the weight of its own ignorance of human nature. Or did it?...
"The rule of law in our Republic, designed to insure individual rights from intrusive government, is being replaced by a new ideology; one that tends to allow the concerns of interest groups to supersede the inherent rights of the individual. Further, the interests of the United States of America now seem to take a back seat to something called the 'Global Commons.' ....President Bill Clinton boldly announced a new initiative to 'reinvent government.' That reinvention was Commonism..... [Or Communitarianism]
"To the Socialist or Communist, democracy primarily means economic or social equality with or without parliamentary means.... In Socialist philosophy, law becomes an instrument to advocate the redistribution and intrusion of rights, riches, privacy and property, under the excuse of economic equality in order to 'enforce' a new international economic order." See Real Conspiracies: Past and Present
British PM re-elected to Socialist International post amid protests [link obsolete]: "British Prime Minister Tony Blair was re-elected vice president of the Socialist International, drawing protests from delegates who said his support of the US-led war in Iraq made him ineligible... Defending Blair was Socialist International president Antonio Guterres of Portugal. 'It is totally unjust to act against Tony Blair, who has done much to aid the Socialist International,' Guterres said." For confirmation, see the next link:
XXII Congress of the Socialist International: "Its VPs include Shimon Peres, Gerhard Schröder, Tony Blair, Thorbjørn Jagland...."
World Socialists call for World Government: "This document makes public the close union between the agenda of International Socialists and the agenda for global governance developed by the United Nations. Previous efforts to keep the "socialist" label away from the U.N., have now been abandoned, and both institutions are publicly seeking total global governance through the United Nations....
"The President of Socialist International, Antonio Guterres, former Socialist Prime Minister of Portugal, said the 'Bush administration was impeding efforts to establish a new world order.'.. The Socialists want the U.N. to place 'greater emphasis on the provision of global public services, especially with regard to sanitation, health care, child care.... The 'social change' described here is the global governance agenda developed jointly, and now publicly advanced by both the United Nations, and the Socialist International." They share Gorbachev's vision: The State of The World According to Gorbachev
With the Socialist International Towards a Democratic World Society: "At a time of rapid internationalisation, the goals of democratic socialism cannot be attained in just a few countries. The fate of people living in many different parts of the world is more interlinked than ever before. The various socialist parties of the world must therefore work together, both in their individual national interest and in their common international interest.
"The Socialist International, whose history dates back to 1864, was re-established in 1951 to serve this purpose....
"A New Democratic Order 97. The international challenge is nothing less than the beginning of a new, democratic world society. We cannot allow blocs, nations and private corporations to shape the political structure of the planet as a mere by-product of their own self-interest....
"Strengthening the United Nations is an important step in the creation of this new, democratic world society. Where there is a consensus among the major nations, significant peace-making and peace-keeping initiatives are possible. The UN specialised agencies, like the WHO, and UN organs like UNDP and UNICEF, have demonstrated that the governments and citizens of various nations can work effectively together in pursuit of common international goals."
António Guterres, president of the International Socialist [IS], secretary-general of the Socialist Party and Prime Minister of Portugal, addresses... the 21st [IS] Congress [These are only short snippets of his long, translated message]: "Dear friends, dear comrades.... We are here in the name of principles, but principles inspired by a clear ideological option...
"...we must affirm a new ideological synthesis with the height of the problems which challenge us at the entry of the new millenium. But a synthesis which is inspired... which claims heritage, values of the century of the lights, primacy of the reason, against any form of irrationality in the political life, against exacerbated nationalisms, religious fundamentalisms, racism and xenophobia. A synthesis also particularly innovating in his capacity to integrate, the history émancipatrice and the values of social democracy, freedom, the equality, solidarity, social justice, the contributions of various humanisms which exist in the world....
"Education becomes naturally the absolute priority for the social democrats and the strategic triangle: education, training, employment.... An ideological synthesis which also enables us to present a new vision, a new synthesis for the reform of the Welfare state...
"...all the colonial dominations... all shapes of oppression of the people or the men, all religious fundamentalisms always knew the firm and baited opposition, the given action of the International Socialist. In Soviet Union as in Chile, in Portugal as in South Africa, Burma as in Eastern Timor, everywhere in the world when it was needed, when it is needed, we are present. ...
"...dear comrades, the great challenge of our time, the essential point of our action for the years to come is translated in a double objective :... to ensure the capacity to control the economic universalization of the markets but also cultural universalization and the universalization of information. ...
"...reinforce the role of the world politics organizations, and especially to reinforce and reform the system of the United Nations to guarantee its effectiveness, to improve its democratization, and to allow its fast intervention especially when one poses today... the possibilities of humane interference.... And secondly, to create strong regional political organizations, where one is able to speak with one voice in all the great international questions, so that one can build a multipolar world..."