Toward Global Socialism (2009-2011)
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We are all Badgers now: "The epic battle that seized Wisconsin, and gripped America, over powers for public sector union bosses has ended. But its consequences will extend far beyond the Badger State....In Wisconsin the government union members have only had to pay about one third of what their fellow citizens in the private sector pay for their pension funding. The money left over for the government unions is then available for financing socialist politicians who keep this whole Ponzi scheme going....Their new law now prevents public sector employees from being forced to pay union dues, which is exactly what Indiana did six years ago. When Governor Mitch Daniels eliminated their extortion requirement by Executive Order, membership in government sector unions fell 90 percent over six years."
'Organizing for America' goes Hamas: "The millions of dollars and volunteers left from the aftermath of his cash-glutted presidential run would be tasked to organize in every state and every congressional district. The purpose was not only to move the president's political agenda, but also to punish Democrats who did not fall in line....Organizing for America has been a steady presence in Madison, Wisconsin....
"These are excerpts from an e-mail sent March 9 to Republican senators: '...I hope you have a good time in hell...we have planned...to put...a nice little bullet in your head....I as well as many others know where you and your family live....we have also built several bombs...placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent...that includes your house, your car....'
"Organizing for America, the SEIU, the NEA and many of America's labor unions have more on their mind than accomplishing your concerns...and more in common with the violence and intimidation of Hamas than with protecting 'workers."'
Power of public sector unions is Wisconsin issue (Apparently Financial Times now requires registration): "...efforts by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican state legislature of Wisconsin are to curtail the power of public employee unions, and not unions in general.... The privilege for public sector employees to unionize is a recent phenomenon.... It is Wisconsin’s taxpayers who employ these union members." See Video: Obama & public sector unions
Union power is symptom of what ails us: "Our great nation today is sick and badly in need of therapy. The screams and protests of these government union workers should help all Americans identify these public unions as a major symptom of the sickness that is dragging us down and what we need to do to fix it. America is about freedom -- political freedom and economic freedom....the moral truths that underlie our freedom produce bounty and prosperity. ... Today's departure is the extent to which we have allowed a culture of force to take hold, limiting our freedom and the natural bounty it produces. ...[public] union power...goes hand in hand with government power." See Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Wisconsin Explodes After Passage of Union Bill: "After both houses of the Wisconsin legislature voted to approve a reform bill limiting some bargaining privileges of powerful government-sector unions, protesters exploded in a furious rage that included numerous reports of death threats to Republican lawmakers, breaking of windows at the Capitol building, mass chaos, and more. The renewed possibility of deploying state National Guard forces to restore order has been mentioned.... Police and other law-enforcement officers — many of whom are sympathetic to the demonstrators, as evidenced by their defiance of orders to evict squatters from the Capitol earlier this month — are reportedly under increasing strain as demonstrations intensify....
“'Democrat Senators are opening windows and letting protesters in. Doors have been ripped off their hinges.'... 'The correspondent also reported that 'quasi-military forces' were the only option left to retake control of the building....'National Guard may be called in.'... 'We were caught in the middle of the large swarm trying to barrel its way past police officers barricading one of many doors into the Capitol. A handful of livid protesters tried to rip the door open.'
"Police are also investigating a series of terroristic e-mails sent to the 18 GOP state senators who voted in favor of the reforms while Democrat Senators were hiding in Illinois trying to block the measure. One of the most serious threats urged the legislators to put their things in order because they would be killed — along with their families — because of their actions in recent weeks....'We feel that you and the people that support the dictator have to die.' The suspected terrorist also noted in the message that he or she was working with fellow conspirators who planned to shoot the state Senators in the head. 'We have also built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent....Please make your peace with God as soon as possible and say goodbye to your loved ones we will not wait any longer. YOU WILL DIE!!!!” See Human Nature apart from God
Teachers Unions 101: "A" is for "Agitation": "The goals of the teachers union machine are not academic excellence, professional development and fairness. As former NEA official John Lloyd explained it: 'You cannot possibly understand NEA without understanding Saul Alinsky. If you want to understand NEA, go to the library and get 'Rules for Radicals.' The goals are student indoctrination, social upheaval and perpetual agitation in pursuit of bigger government and spending without restraint. No wonder the signature 'solidarity' color of the teachers union protests this month is red." See Ban Truth - Reap Tyranny
Wisconsin Labor Protests and International Socialism: (Video - Start at 3:19. A young cook at Noodles (restaurant) shares his Marxist ideology) "There are fundamentally two classes in America.... You either work for someone else or you work for yourself... and most people work for someone else in a way that they aren't free. You don't really get to decide your work. For example... I work at...a restaurant and basically it's a dictatorship there. We are told exactly what we're going to cook, how we are going to cook it, what time we're going to get there.... They try to tell us what to do, and if we don't listen, they get rid of us. And so were're not actually able to cooperate in way that we make decisions together.
"I try to convince my fellow employers that we should have a union at Noodles... it's a source of power.... When you look at revolution, the way you actually get rid of any sort of dictatorship is by having workers take control of the place you work... If the owner wants to cooperate with us as an equal...we would cooperate with him. ...If he doesn't want to cooperate with us, he is against us!" See Mandatory Training in Orwellian Thinking?
Note: "Aaron Kennedy, the founder of Noodles, grew up on a farm with few to no connections to money. Like Rob Lewis (person interviewed in clip above), Kennedy also studied at the University of Wisconsin. At 29, while eating at a Chinese restaurant, Kennedy had an idea, and scribbled his business plan on a napkin. Scraping some money together from his friends and family and maxing out eight credit cards, Kennedy opened the first Noodles in his basement, and then put together a team with whom he would build and operate 100 Noodles branches all on their own....providing jobs to over 3,000 employees just like Rob. This is what the American Dream looks like."
Ohio, Wisconsin shine spotlight on new union battle: Government workers vs. taxpayers: "Last year, for the first time in American history, a majority of union members worked for the government rather than private firms. About 36 percent of government workers, or 7.6 million people, are members of unions....'These people are bargaining against the American taxpayer....People are saying, 'You're kidding me. They're making that much and I'm paying for it?'"
'The Plan'—Agenda 21 and the Death Knell of Liberty: "America...made a gallant effort at establishing liberty for all. But...all good things must come to an end. Liberty, after all, is an aberration in mankind’s history....
"For the good of the collective—freedom is being replaced by servitude, capitalism by socialism, and property rights by 'sustainable development' ...Already, several generations have been indoctrinated, via our school systems, to value globalization and 'social justice,' over personal responsibility and free enterprise....
"God has been demeaned, marginalized, and eradicated, at every turn....
"At the UN Summit at Rio in 1992, the Conference Secretary-General, Canadian billionaire Maurice Strong, said 'Isn’t the only hope for this planet that the industrialized civilization collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?' He also said, 'Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class—involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, home and workplace air-conditioning...—are not sustainable.' Club of Rome member, multi-billionaire George Soros, echoed Strong’s statement last fall, when he told an Australian newspaper, 'America, as the center of the globalized financial markets, was sucking up the savings of the world. This is now over.'”
The Global Union Movement: "... the global unionists' plans are well documented, so it's no secret what they're up to: total economic control all in the name of worker's rights, unity, justice and universal equity.
"The global union movement began in earnest back in the summer of 2005 when the SEIU and Teamsters broke from the AFL-CIO. They put together a new coalition, Change to Win, to emphasize organizing as opposed to political activism. ...Andy Stern who took over SEIU at the time had plans to increase membership and organize international unions.
"In 2005 a reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune laid out the foundations of the uprisings we are witnessing in the world today. They are being fueled by activist unions.... In a 2007 interview...Andy Stern brags about having branch offices of his coalition in many different countries. On his website, he names three international unions in partnership with SEIU."
Video. Obama: 'SEIU's Agenda is My Agenda': "Who can change our politics in Washington so we can actually make your agenda a reality. And I believe I can do that!... We had stood together! We had fought side by side! ...Your agenda has been my agenda...!"
[Commentary by video maker:] "Why is the SEIU leading the charge in health care reform? Andy Stern, the head of SEIU... visits White House once a week. When the president met privately with the health care industry, only Stern and one other SEIU official were there representing labor.
"But why does the SEIU get so much sway with the president? Maybe because their union spent 60 million dollars to help get him elected. ...they deployed 100,000 volunteers during the campaign including 3000 who worked on the campaign full time. Their relationship is fostered not only through Sterns close contacts but in placing members of his union in high posts in the administration.... There's one more powerful connection for SEIU shares goals and office space with non other than ACORN."
March of the union elite: "A small and elite group, many of them connected to Washington's radical think tank, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), has decided they will create a new international organization for the 21st century. It will be a massive labor alliance. ...Stern, 54...(SEIU) and his ultra-wealthy allies, George Soros and philanthropist Eli Broad. ...Jimmy Hoffa of the Teamsters; Steve Rosenthal of America Coming Together; Drummond Pike...CEO of the Tides Foundation.... The list is not complete without Wade Rathke, the founder of the leftist Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).....The SEIU, with more than 1.8 million members, is the fastest-growing labor union in the country."
(Opposite of socialism) Thomas Sowell New Heroes vs. Old: "Today, we tend to think of John D. Rockefeller as just one of those famous rich people. But Rockefeller didn't just 'happen to have money.' ...Before Rockefeller's innovations reduced the price of kerosene to a fraction of what it had once been, there wasn't a lot for poor people to do when nightfall came, other than go to bed. But the advent of cheap kerosene added hours of light and activity to each day....
"It was much the same story with the advent of the automobile, which gave millions of people more range in space.... People today who complain about the automobile's pollution have no idea how much more pollution there was before the automobile came along. In New York City, for example, the 40,000 horses that were the backbone of the city's transportation, before the automobile, produced 400 tons of manure per working day, along with 20,000 gallons of urine....
"We still have people revolutionizing our lives. Just think of the computer and the pharmaceutical drugs that have not only lengthened our lives but made them more healthful, so that being 80 years old today is like being 60 years old in times past.
"But today we seldom even know the names of those who have made these monumental contributions to human well-being. All we know is that some people have gotten 'rich' and that this is to be regarded as some sort of grievance. Many of the people we honor today are people who are skilled in the rhetoric of grievances and promises of new 'rights' at someone else's expense. But is that what is going to make a better America?"This article is an illustration of the importance of freedom, not an endorsement of the liberal foundations established with the wealth produced by Ford and Rockefeller
The Grasp of Socialist International (SI): "World government and world socialism. Those are the explicit goals of the Socialist International (SI), one of the planet’s most influential organizations, but one that is virtually unknown to the vast majority of Americans....Prime Ministers and Presidents who are members of the SI comprise a large and influential contingent of world leaders who figure prominently at global and regional summits....
"...former Socialist International commissioner Carol Browner is leading the administration’s efforts to foist a regulatory control scheme on the American people that is more ambitious, intrusive, and potentially totalitarian than anything ever imagined by earlier socialist leaders such as Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, or Mao Zedong: a global plan to control and regulate all energy production and consumption and all carbon dioxide emissions. 'Every breath you take, every move you make, I’ll be watching you.'” See Smiling at Socialism
How many socialists sit in Congress today? "The Democratic Socialists of America boasted in a newsletter to insiders 70 of its members currently serve in Congress, but an independent survey by WND suggests...at least 82. ... It's chief organizing objective is to work within the Democratic Party as the primary, but not sole, method of achieving public ownership of private property and the means of production." See Smiling at Socialism & Scorning the Bible
Government Unions vs. Taxpayers: "The rise of the labor movement in the early 20th century was a triumph for America's working class. In an era of deep economic anxiety, unions stood up for hard-working but vulnerable families, protecting them from physical and economic exploitation.
".Much has changed. The majority of union members today no longer work in construction, manufacturing or 'strong back' jobs. They work for government, which, thanks to President Obama, has become the only booming 'industry' left in our economy. Since January 2008 the private sector has lost nearly eight million jobs while local, state and federal governments added 590,000. Federal employees receive an average of $123,049 annually in pay and benefits, twice the average of the private sector....Unionized public employees are making more money, receiving more generous benefits, and enjoying greater job security than the working families forced to pay for it with ever-higher taxes, deficits and debt. The rise of government unions has been like a silent coup."
Congress slams Obama: "Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus have written to President Obama asking him to correct a speech he gave in Indonesia incorrectly replacing the nation's motto of 'In God We Trust' with 'E pluribus unum.' The letter also cites a series of situations in which Obama has failed to include the reference to the 'Creator' when quoting the Declaration of Independence....
"Speaking at the University of Indonesia, Obama said: 'I believe that the history of both America and Indonesia should give us hope. It is a story written into our national mottos. In the United States, our motto is E pluribus unum – out of many, one...'
"In 1956, Congress passed and President Eisenhower signed into law establishing In God We Trust as the official national motto of the United States."
‘The Enemy Within’: "On July 19, 1984, [British prime minister Margaret Thatcher]...said that she had defeated 'the enemy without,' but that 'the enemy within...is much more difficult to fight and more dangerous to liberty.' She was referring to government-sector unions....
"Like their British counterparts then, American government-union members today get paid more than the workers in the private sector, enjoy better benefits, and are increasingly exempt from laws that govern everyone else. These unions are bankrupting states with lavish pay and benefit costs."
"Moral Hazard" in Politics (by Thomas Sowell) : "One of the things that makes it tough to figure out how much has to be charged for insurance is that people behave differently when they are insured from the way they behave when they are not insured.... International studies show that people in countries with more generous and long-lasting unemployment compensation spend less time looking for jobs. In the United States, where unemployment compensation is less generous than in Western Europe, unemployed Americans spend more hours looking for work...
"After welfare became more readily available in the 1960s, unwed motherhood skyrocketed. The country is still paying the price...the money is the least of it. Children raised by single mothers on welfare have far higher rates of crime, welfare and other social pathology."
Emailed message on Socialism: "1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
3. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
4. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation." See Smiling at Socialism & Scorning the Bible
The Pearly Gatecrasher: "The Evangelical Left’s penetration of American evangelical culture accelerated with Sojourners chief Jim Wallis’s high profile appearance at the annual 'Lifest' Christian music festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin earlier this month. ... [Wallis] recalled: 'A local Christian radio station... and a local pastor started circulating attacks against me, suggesting that I was a communist, a deceiver, and, worst of all, an adviser to Barack Obama.' According to Wallis, he was excoriated as an 'avowed Marxist' who posed 'spiritual peril' to evangelical young people....
"Wallis’s talk at Lifest was 'The Call to Jesus and his Kingdom of Justice,' reportedly arousing a 'very enthusiastic response from the thousands of young people who were there...' Wallis recalled their cheers when he announced that 'any gospel that isn’t good news to the poor is not the gospel of Jesus Christ.' He evidently did not more fully explain his view that the Gospel’s concern for the poor primarily entails the endless expansion of the welfare state...'" See Social Justice and the New Morality
California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs: "...in more than half of the state's casinos and gaming rooms, welfare recipients can get cash from state-issued EBT cards. Officials say they're moving to block such transactions. ...the cash could be accessed by people strolling from poker games to blackjack tables.... The casinos are listed on a Department of Social Services website." Human Nature
Big Government at the Grocery Store: "Under the Democratic-controlled Congress, big government has found another way to reach into your pocket by placing minimum charges on debit cards." See Smiling at Socialism & Scorning the Bible
The Leftist 'Purification' Movement: "...a new totalitarian ideology is emerging: ...a grand historical vision: the anticipated defeat of imperial capitalist power in favor of a global network of beneficent culture-communities, which will empower themselves through grassroots participatory democracy... bringing into being a new era of global social justice and sustainable development.... The geographical focus of purificationism's hatred is the United States and Israel....
"...the similarity between totalitarianisms has once again received academic attention, in part because of interest in comparing Soviet, Maoist, Khmer, and Nazi genocides.…[Fascism and communism]...shared parallel ideologies. ...they must motivate hatred of opponents.... Almost all current activist organizations containing the words 'green,' 'justice,' 'peace,' or 'solidarity' would find a position in the ruling structure.
"Even more disturbing is the strengthening coalition between progressivism and radical Islam. ... the progressive movement around the world and the Muslims have the same enemies... So on the... issues of war, occupation, justice, opposition to globalization -- the Muslims and the progressives are on the same side…. But it exemplifies the unreality in the strategic thinking of progressives. They visualize … living in perfect harmony...." See Media-made 'Foes' and Deceptive "Friends"
History Returns to Europe: "...beneath the genteel European Union veneer, few remembered that human nature remains a constant.... At a time when Europe is discovering that its democratic socialism does not work, why in the world is the United States doing its best to copy it?"
Quit Your Job, Taxpayers Will Cover Your Health Care: "Pelosi said this week that thanks to the new health-care reform law, musicians and other creative types could quit their jobs and focus on developing their talents because taxpayers would fund their health care coverage. 'We see it as an entrepreneurial bill,' Pelosi said, 'a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion... because you will have health care.” Smiling at Socialism
Will America be the next Greece? "Government spending accounts for 50% of Greece’s national output and taxes take 40 percent of it. Debt exceeds 100% of GDP. One third of everyone employed in Greece works for the government. Now they can’t pay the interest on their massive debt and violence has hit the streets [see lawlessness] as Greeks discover that on the other end of what they thought were entitlements are empty government promises.
"Just a few years ago, American debt was about 35% of our GDP. Now it’s double that and projections show it approaching 100% in just a few years....Socialism has three key characteristics, all of which I believe he buys into. First, socialism disdains private property.... Second, socialism puts faith in government social engineering....And third, socialism is godless, secular religion." See Smiling at Socialism
Kagan thesis lamented decline of socialism: "In her undergraduate thesis at Princeton, President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, lamented the decline of socialism in the country as 'sad' for those who still hope to 'change America.'... [She wrote:] 'Americans are more likely to speak of a golden past than of a golden future, of capitalism's glories than of socialism's greatness.... Why, in a society by no means perfect, has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force? Why, in particular, did the socialist movement never become an alternative to the nation's established parties?' she asked.... 'Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one's fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe.'...
"Kagan has advocated for an increased presidential role in regulation, which, she conceded, would make such affairs more and more an extension of the president's own policy and political agenda."
Bishops to the Left of Senate Dems on Immigration: "In commenting on the 'Real Enforcement with Practical Answers for Immigration Reform'" (REPAIR) proposal offered by Senate Democrats, the top Catholic in the U.S. on immigration issues says that it spends too much money on border enforcement and not enough on bailing out the economies of Mexico and Central America. Bishop John C. Wester, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration issued a statement on Friday declaring that the Bishops 'have concerns about the increases in enforcement resources contained in the framework' because 'the United States has poured billions of dollars into immigration enforcement' and the money 'has not only not solved the problem but in some cases led to the abuse of migrants.' He suggested more foreign aid was the answer to keeping immigrants in their home countries." See United Nations' Millennium Goal
Greek tragedy, 2010: "Either we will kill the welfare state, or the welfare state will kill civilization. ...consider the current economic catastrophe in Greece where the youth, unions, pensioners and anarchists are violently protesting spending cuts government says are needed to pull that country out of national bankruptcy.... 'British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had a wonderful saying regarding Marxism – 'The problem with socialism is that eventually you'll run out of other people's money.' Greece has run out of other people's money to the tune of $260-$300 billion.
"...a typical Greek pensioner: Stefanos, 49, seems to embody the Greek good life. He retired as an army captain last year on a full pension and says he is quite happy planting his garden.... Why in a sane society is any person under 50 years old retired?... If life expectancy is currently between 85 and 90 years, it is unsustainable for workers to pay the pensions of those who are fit to work yet because of Marxist presumptions demand that their neighbors be responsible for their retirement for some 40 more years.
"These kind of economic and social policies are totally outrageous and diametrical to the original intent of the constitutional framers, which was based on the biblical commandment, If a man doesn't work, a man doesn't eat.... Chief Justice John Marshall was right when he wrote these profound words for the ages: 'Indeed, in a free government all other rights would become worthless if the government possessed power over the private fortune of every citizen.' ...
"The great English statesman Sir Winston Churchill seemed to be speaking of the Greek tragedy of socialism when he wrote: 'The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.'"
America’s Greek Tragedy: "The Left has always pined for an America that was more like Europe. Liberal politicians like John Kerry and Barack Obama are more popular there than they are in their home country because their policy proposals resemble the socialist agendas that most of Europe long ago embraced....
"The extent of the Greek government’s paternalism is hard to understate. Most Greeks are on some kind of government pension, disability or government benefit. Many citizens are given lavish government-guaranteed bonuses and retire in their early fifties.... The government will receive $160 billion in loans over the next three years from the European Union and International Monetary Fund [largely funded by US taxpayers]. In return, Greeks will have to undertake a number of reforms....
"The protests quickly turned violent as hundreds of leftists smashed windows of stores and fast food restaurants. Police were attacked; cars were set on fire; Molotov cocktails were thrown; and three people died when a bank was fire bombed....
"The unions organized a one-day nationwide strike that brought much of the country to a standstill ...Greece is on the verge of total economic and political collapse, but there’s little reason to think the chaos won’t engulf other financially troubled European countries."
Video of an Immigration Reform Rally in Atlanta, Georgia: "The ultimate goal of this revolution is communism..."
The last communist: "I recall when I was a teenager asking the question, in a civics class, 'What's to stop the president or Congress from ignoring the Constitution and doing whatever they please?' Predictably, the class laughed and the teacher patronizingly explained to me that our system of 'checks and balances' made such a scenario impossible. I clearly remember that I was totally unconvinced by his dismissive answer.
"Segue to 2010, and, by golly, we have a president and a Congress that ignores the Constitution and does whatever they please! ....For years, the clueless media loved to refer to Fidel Castro as 'the last communist.'..." See God's Warnings for our Times
Philip Dru Obama: "Philip Dru is a fictional character created by 'Colonel' Edward Mandell House. House was a political activist in Texas before becoming campaign manager for Woodrow Wilson. For eight years, House was Wilson's czar-in-chief and worked to fundamentally transform the United States of America into a government that operated like the government in his novel: 'Philip Dru: Administrator.' Barack Obama must have read that book.... His performance in office is quite similar to the performance of Philip Dru.
"Philip Dru believed that: Our Constitution and our laws served us well for the first 100 years of our existence, but under the conditions of today, they are not only obsolete, but even grotesque. Listen to Obama explain why he believes that the Constitution is '… an imperfect document, and deeply flawed.'" See The Power Elite behind the New World Order
Obama's Salary Cap: "I want to be clear, we're not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that's fairly earned,' Obama said in Quincy, Ill. 'I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money.' Remarks prepared for the occasion reportedly don't include the president's thoughts about how much money he'd let Americans make.... Envy, the urge to exercise authority over others and pandering to both of those baser instincts are staples of the political left and drive its agenda....What the left doesn't understand is that capping salaries through government policy destroys the motivation for Americans to develop products and services that enrich lives and expand our economy."
Danes told to limit beer to lunch break: "...as of April 1, workers at the world's fourth-largest brewery are allowed to drink beer in the canteen only during lunch breaks. 'Previously, there has been free beer, water and soft drinks everywhere,' said Carlsberg spokesman Jens Bekke. ...Mr. Bekke said the strike is motivated by a perceived unfairness whereby company truck drivers retain their right to drink three beers a day while on the job -- outside of lunch hours--whereas warehouse workers do not." See Marching toward Global Solidarity
Doing the Socialists' bidding: "Socialism, according to Marx, is the transition between capitalism and communism; both political systems are based on the teaching of Karl Marx. The Socialist Party USA '...stands for a socialized health-care system based on universal coverage, salaried doctors and health-care workers, and revenues derived from a steeply graduated income tax.'...
"Marxism in a free society is like a cancer. It grows and spreads and infiltrates every facet of society..." See Smiling at Socialism & Scorning the Bible
Politicized Counting: "So, what makes the Obama Census campaign different from other Census programs? ... Last week, the government touted employment figures bolstered by the hiring of temporary workers for Census 2010. ...I’ve received e-mails from Census workers across the country describing the directive from their managers to slow down, stall, waste time, and stretch out their work unnecessarily. ... I’m reprinting some of their letters: .... 'The way the process has been set up by government bureaucracy is so backward and prevents a person who is industrious and efficient from being able to work freely.... This is the first job where I am encouraged to be slow and inefficient.'...
'“In an average suburban neighborhood where the houses are somewhat close to each other, it was no problem to do about 35 to 40 addresses per hour.... The Census said that I should be doing about 12 to 15 per hour. My direct bosses told me that I should NOT be doing 35 to 40, because it was making them and other people look bad. So instead of walking at a snail’s pace, I just did my 35 to 40 per hour and doubled my time when I submitted my hours. Again, sorry for the tax-dollar grab, but I was told not to be so darned efficient or else I’d be cut!' ...
"'I never saw such a mismanaged outfit in all my life. I just shook my head in total disbelief. Our work could have been done with half the people. We did have those that quit right after training, to the tune of $800 spent on nothing. I earned approximately $3,000. I will say, to be quite honest, it was the easiest money I ever made.'"
The Government Pay Boom: "...there really is growing inequality in America. ...public employees earn salaries that are about one-third higher on average than what is provided to private workers per hour worked. But the real windfall for government workers is in benefits. Those are 70% higher than what standard private employers offer.... Government health benefits are twice as generous as what workers employed by private employees earn.... In Ohio, police, firefighters and teachers can retire after 30 years on the job, collect a full benefit each year and go back to work full-time doing the same job. This is called retire and rehire."
Not again! Meet Obama's new controversial pastor: "Rev. Jim Wallis, a member of President Obama's 'faith council' who is described as a spiritual adviser to the president, is a socialist activist who has championed communist causes and previously labeled the U.S. 'the great captor and destroyer of human life.'... Wallis' magazine actively lobbied for communist regimes that seized power in Latin America in the late 1970s, including the Sandinista dictatorship in Nicaragua.
"Wallis continues to openly support socialism. Along with socialist activist West, Wallis in 1995 founded Call to Renewal, a coalition of religious groups demanding the spread of U.S. wealth to promote 'social justice.'" See Treason in the Church: Trading Truth for a "Social Gospel"
Look whose pet project White House set to push [ACORN]: "The White House is considering a new policy that would give an advantage in bids for billions in government contracts to companies that pay workers 'living wages' and offer generous benefits.... Critics warn a living wage advantage for more than $500 billion in government contracts could harm small companies [They could not compete]....
"The New Party [socialist/Marxist] worked closely with ACORN to promote its candidates. ACORN, convicted in massive, nationwide voter fraud cases.... Among New Party members was linguist and radical activist Noam Chomsky.... Obama attended a New Party membership meeting April 11, 1996, in which he expressed his gratitude for the group's support and 'encouraged NPers (New Party members) to join in his task forces on voter education and voter registration.'"
Government, yes! God and parents, no! "...the further left a government or an ideology, the more it has opposed religion. The first targets of Lenin and Stalin were churches, synagogues and clergy. At the modern Western university, the epicenter of leftist ideology, the same has held true. A clear, if unstated, goal of modern liberal arts education is that as few college graduates as possible hold values rooted in traditional Judaism or Christianity. This also explains the left's passion about maintaining and furthering secularism – under the banner of 'separation of church and state.' Anything – any value, any idea, any person – rooted in Judeo-Christian values must be confined to as narrow a place in society as possible."
Praying for Socialized Medicine: "Writing for Jim Wallis’ Sojourners, activist Valerie Dixon impatiently urged 'congressional courage' to defy public opposition to Obamacare. It’s a typical Religious Left theme: Help the people even when they don’t want it!.... In other words, maybe Americans will awake to the beauty of Obamacare if Congress will presciently force it upon an unwilling public."
Obama Officials, Dems Support Global Socialism: "'...cooperation' between European socialists and the Democratic Party has 'intensified significantly' over the last several years and involves 'regular contact' at 'Congress, Senate, party and foundation levels.'... But at a 'Global Progress Conference' in October, President Barack Obama's pollster, Joel Benenson, acknowledged that socialized medicine in the U.S. faces a serious obstacle. He said that while Europeans are receptive to the expansion of government in their lives, in America there is an anti-government culture which prevents people from 'expecting the State to solve their problems.'...
"The Global Progressive Forum is also sponsored by the Socialist International, whose U.S. affiliate, the Democratic Socialists of America, includes long-time backers of Barack Obama.'" See Deceit, Delusion and the Destruction of America
Saying No to Big Government: "A great cultural and political battle is underway in America between people who want government to take care of them and people who want to take care of themselves. The former covet their neighbors' goods and want government to redistribute the nation's wealth. The latter believe government exists primarily to protect the God-given rights of individuals, including not only the right to life, freedom of speech and free exercise of religion, but also the right to own and use the hard-won fruits of their labors."
The Victory of Socialism? "Friedrich Engels, saw three major obstacles to the socialist vision: 'private property, religion and this present form of marriage.'" See The Transformation of America
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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