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“There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.” – Vladimir Lenin The Democratic Party has a plan. Their plan is simple. Convert America to a Socialist state. The current manifestation of that plan is to keep Americans distracted fighting their vile surface agenda while the urgent action needed to correct our decimated economy is sidelined. In reality, they couldn't give a damn about health care reform, carbon emissions or universal college education (except insofar as these ideas entrance their pet demographics and increases their grip on our collective throats). What they do care about is precipitating the downfall of the last vestiges of Capitalism, national sovereignty, individualism and exceptionalism in America. In so doing, they are preparing us to willingly accept their Socialist agenda. "The goal of socialism is communism.” – Vladimir Lenin James Carville, an advisor to Bill Clinton, coined a phrase to remind us of the only issue worthy of our attention right now. “It’s the economy stupid.” But truly fixing the economy does not suit the Democrats’ agenda, although they can’t openly admit this. Instead, they advance token gestures with one hand while enacting policies that extend or exacerbate our economic woes with the other. In fact, from the Democratic (Socialist/Communist) perspective, Carville’s admonition takes on a much more ominous meaning. Condemnation for this approach can rightly only be directed at the Democratic Party, because the Republican Party has long been merely the “conservative” wing of the Democratic Party anyway. For all practical purposes Republicans follow the same party line – spend, borrow, tax, expand government, and generally stifle any sign of economic innovation or entrepreneurial spirit before it can have any lasting positive effect. The Democrats-in-name-also do this because economic deprivation is the most effective means to obliterate all individual liberty, while providing a superficial rationale for more of what caused the problem in the first place – government. The Republicans follow such a trend because they are for the most part, spineless buffoons, ineptly bumbling to obtain their favorite intoxicant – power. The Dems on the other hand are lucid, cunning, and ruthless in their deft manipulation of the public and outmaneuvering their inconsequential “opponents” across the aisle. Following are a few examples of how the Democrats employ economics to advance their Socialist agenda: “The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency” – Vladimir Lenin Monetary devaluation: The Federal Reserve Act of 1913; signed into law under Democratic President, Woodrow Wilson, ceded all Congressional authority “...to coin money and regulate the value thereof...” to a privately owned, secretly operated Central Bank, designed on the model of the Bank of England (the Rothschild model). This institution has only two functions: • First, it is to manipulate the value of the currency in order to create a series of economic bubbles and recessions by adjusting the interest rate; thereby expanding or contracting borrowing. As the bubbles grow, their owners and a chosen clique of investors buy early and watch their fortunes grow with the bubble. Prior to stimulating a recession, the cabal sells off their investments at the high – both precipitating the recession and reaping unimaginable profits. Then when prices plummet and desperate investors are selling at pennies on the dollar, the cabal buys up their holdings at bargain prices. Every time the cycle turns, the cabal is enriched and everyone else is more impoverished. • Second, the Federal Reserve is empowered to create fiat currency (having no intrinsic value), and loan this money to banks and most importantly, the government. Under this arrangement, the government may spend freely without the discomfort of raising taxes. The more they spend, and the more bankers borrow and loan, the more the value of each individual dollar in circulation is diminished. This value does not disappear though – it is transferred to the Federal Reserve and its owners. Since the inception of the Federal Reserve, the dollar has been devalued 98% through inflation, with the majority of Americans none the wiser and incrementally poorer. As a side benefit for bankers, this system discourages thrift and encourages borrowing. “The way to crush the [middle class] is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” – Vladimir Lenin Progressive Income Tax: The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution, dubiously ratified and signed into law in 1913, under Democratic President, Woodrow Wilson, created the Income Tax, which gave the federal government legal power to to directly tax the earnings of every American. By making the income tax progressive (escalating rates based upon total income), the Democrats established a system whereby economic excellence is punished. The smarter, more innovative, harder-working one is, the more they must pay. While many still exhibit these virtues, they are compelled under the progressive income tax to carry the burdens of those less virtuous while working to enrich their own lives. An unacknowledged consequence of this process is that those who are moderately gifted either never rise above mediocre economic standing, or are so hobbled by taxes that success is denied them entirely. “A lie told often enough becomes truth” – Vladimir Lenin This twisted Robin-Hood-ism is justified by promoting the blatantly false idea that the rich somehow exploit those of lesser aptitude; when in fact under progressive income tax, the exact opposite is true. Blaming the rich for getting wealthy “on the backs of the poor” is classic misdirection because it is really the political class that does this. Individuals lacking the advantage of the state’s monopoly on the use of force, must earn money by voluntary trade. The state can take it at gunpoint. The real producers don’t necessarily care to be your friend as long as you buy their products. If their products are valuable to you, you will buy them – if not you won’t. The politician on the other hand is entirely dependent on how much you like him or her. Businesses thrive by the creation of real value. Their wealth is a physical expression of the value that people place upon their work. The politician must pander to your emotions (mostly the negative ones) and give you unearned privileges to win your loyalty. Ultimately, the only power the businessman has is that of creating value and the only power of the politician is the forceful expropriation of what others produce. “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw Expand dependency on the government: The Social Security Act and the Labor Relations Act became law in 1935 under Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Both established a dependent relationship between their benefactor (the state) and their beneficiaries (Labor Union members and retirees). The Great Society was enacted under Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson introducing new government interventions that subsidized (meaning: transferred the cost from those using the service to those actually producing wealth needed to fund it) education, medical care, urban “problems,” and transportation. All of these programs, from FDR’s New Deal to Johnson’s Great Society served to create two new state- dependent demographics. One was the vast numbers of Americans who benefited directly from these services and the other was the burgeoning bureaucratic class that administered the programs. As dependency increased, so did taxes, inflation, deficit spending and the power of the state to muck about in the lives of a growing segment of the population. Today, the overwhelming majority of the federal budget goes to support Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and interest on the national debt. When we add to that the globalist agenda of the Democratic Party, we can account for the vast majority of the defense budget as well. An estimated 70% of the federal budget can be attributed to Democratic policies. To assume, as Democratic leaders assert, that these programs are essential, untouchable and sacrosanct is both untrue and economically destructive. In fact, they all serve the purpose of the Socialist agenda to gut the Capitalist system, overwhelm the federal government with impossible obligations and ultimately obliterate both the American economy and its chances for meaningful recovery. In an American Thinker article by James Simpson, he observes that, “President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, prosperity and strength – Quite the opposite, in fact.” According to Simpson, Obama and the Democratic leaders in Congress are employing the “Cloward-Piven Strategy" [which] 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. Jack Kelly, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette illustrates how even Obama’s “economic stimulus” strategy mirrors Cloward-Piven. Kelly points out that the first round of Obama’s stimulus failed because “...funds were used to preserve jobs state and local governments could no longer afford because of falling tax revenues... Preserving government jobs may deepen the recession because government workers are not engaged in wealth creation and their salaries must be paid by people in the private sector who are.” When the Democratic strategies are seen in this light, it is impossible to accept their “economic recovery” rhetoric any longer. It proves that those who actually understand what their policies are doing are Lenin’s “useful scoundrels” and those who support the Democratic agenda without this insight are those whom Lenin referred to as “useful idiots.” However, in the midst of their plans lie the solutions to real economic recovery. Those are: • The abolition of the Federal Reserve and the return to Congress the direct authority (and accountability) for the value of our currency. Most importantly, the return to a hard-currency monetary policy. • The abolition of the Progressive Income Tax – and all property based taxes and their replacement by a modest (no higher then 10% cumulative between local, state and federal) exemption-free national sales tax. • The abolition of all forms of government subsidy to individuals with family, churches and charitable organizations picking up the slack. • The abolition of labor unions. • The revision of our foreign policy and military deployment to a non-interventionist approach, bringing foreign-deployed troops home and mounting an impregnable and overwhelming defensive posture. All of these measures are rooted in sound Constitutional Law, sustainable economic strategies and unimpeachable moral legitimacy. The realignment will be difficult, but no more so than the absolute devastation which will inevitably eradicate all of these programs anyway (along with any semblance of national dignity and contentment) if we do not formulate and implement a strategic retreat from the edge of the abyss we now face.
"There are no morals in politics"