Preserving the City on a Hill

5 05 2021

I recently began reading “None Dare Call it Treason”, by John Stormer.

I am finding jewels and nuggets on every page. While the author specifically targets Communism, the modern euphemisms ‘Democratic Socialism’ (DS) and ‘Progressivism’ have served the propagators well in convincing a preconditioned populous into acceptance of Marxist philosophy.

Karl Marx

One such ‘nugget’ this morning reads, “Marx was a self proclaimed scientist. His ‘scientific’ theories explained the entire history of man and his future…Being ‘scientists’, communists [i.e. DS/Progressives] have certain basic ‘scientific’ laws which underlie their beliefs and teaching. They include: ‘There is no God. When communists [DS/progressives] deny God, they simultaneously deny every virtue and every value which originates with God. There are no moral absolutes, no right and wrong, the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are invalid.’”

[I nearly laugh out loud every time a Marxist uses quotes from Jesus of Nazareth to validate government redistributing material goods.]

“…Marx taught that man was entirely an evolutionary animal, without significant individual value or eternal life….Man is an economically determined animal. Qualities of human intelligence, personality, emotional and religious life merely reflect man’s economic environment. The evil a man does is just a reflection of his environment.”

Marx’s ‘dialectical materialism’ philosophy is based in the idea that conflict is the engine of change and if the “material needs of man are satisfied, then there will be no conflict resulting from capitalistic evils of greed, profit taking, avarice, and hate, which would lead to the lack of need for laws, or the need for a police force…Man’s nature would be magically transformed. Each would work according to his ability. Each would desire to receive only according to his needs.”

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Alinsky

That “conflict” theory shows up in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”, when he adjures the “Organizer” that, “Nothing is sacred…He is challenging, insulting, agitating, discrediting. He stirs unrest.” (p. 73) “In the beginning the organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems.” (p.119) “The first step in community organization is community disorganization.” (Barack Obama worked in Chicago as a Community Organizer before he ran for the Illinois State House. He also taught Mr. Alinsky’s methods as a Professor.) Alinsky goes on, that when society calls the Organizer “an ‘agitator’ they are completely correct, for that is, in a word, your function–to agitate to the point of conflict.” (p. 116-117)

Any of this sounding familiar yet?

“Communism is commonly believed to rise out of poverty.” Yet the movement is never spawned in the fields or the sweatshops, but in the elite halls of Academia. The historical push for Communism has come from states and cities with the highest per capita income, not the poorest. The poor are always used as pawns by the elites to accomplish their objectives.

“Communism promises Utopia. It has delivered mass starvation, poverty, and police state terror to its own people and promoted world wide strife and hatred by putting race against race, class against class, and religion against religion. Treason, terror, torture, and Moscow [Beijing] directed wars of ‘national liberation’ spread communist ‘brotherhood, peace, and social justice’ around the world.”

Vladimir Lenin, the self proclaimed Democratic Socialist, understood that in order to achieve the communist Utopia of Karl Marx, weapons must be used to control the people, and that opposition to the movement must be eliminated.

History

It has been rightfully said that those who fail to learn from it are doomed to repeat it.

History is the most important subject that can be taught to young people. It is so important that dictators and revolutionaries for centuries have edited it to suit their own designs. Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, just name a few, all knew that education/indoctrination of youth is how a society is changed long term, and how power is assured for future generations.

Even Michelle Obama said, “Barack knows we have to change our history, our traditions…to move into a better place…and he is the man to do it”.

But where does this “fertile ground”, this “golden opportunity” come from that allows a false narrative to convince a society that it is fundamentally corrupt and desperately wicked? That there is no hope for reform and must be radically transformed, even as Barack said, “fundamentally transformed”.

It does not begin when radical revolutionary Marxists tweet a hashtag and found an organization to take to the streets in protest, and rioting because of a cop shooting a young man who was trying to take his weapon. It doesn’t begin with a political party adopting revolutionary policies.

No, the process that leads to rewriting and replacing one historical narrative with another happens when a society falls for an Evolutionary theology which tells them they are better than their ancestors. Darwinism.

Interesting Facts About Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

And speaking of Charley, how many “Woke” “Social Justice Warriors” out there today know that evolutionary theory is fundamentally racist? That Evolutionary thought actually sought to justify Slavery using Darwin and Marx’s “Science”? Actually, they wouldn’t even have to read his most infamous work; just the full title:

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

Cheapen human existence and remove the Creator from the equation and teach kids they are equal to animals…they may just start acting like it.

The spiritual dearth resulting from two generations of revisionist history, secular humanism, and relativism has left America adrift in a stormy sea of pluralism and confusion, while being pursued by pirates, with no lighthouse to provide a bearing and no wind of common purpose in her sails. Foreign philosophies and ideologies have ripped the rudder off and unchained the anchor. God has been replaced by a godless government and a new religious “Cult of Woke”, while a politically correct media is playing the part of a “false prophet”.  The ship has no captain and the crew is devouring the remaining provender.  The passengers have been sleeping below decks and rats are infesting the ship with disease.

American Dream

A good friend of mine recently included a point in a speech that “The American Dream is still valid.” In America you don’t have to let your environment define you. That has been the overarching draw of America to the rest of the world; the uniquely “American” ideal, for the last 250 years. A place where the individual, the minority, is valued and preserved so that the “collective” may succeed. That’s the difference; that’s why people come here from around the world. The Marxist ideal places the Collective as the priority, and the individual’s duty is to the Collective.

“City on a Hill”

While President Ronald Reagan is credited often for that phrase, he was quoting John Winthrop from a sermon in 1630: “For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world.”

If America is lost, the entire world loses. In the words of Lincoln, America is still “the last best hope for Earth”. Today, the only hope for her survival is her people turn to the only source of hope; Faith in the God of our Fathers.

I have said before:

“When the Land behind the Great Statue looks like the rest of the world, to where shall those huddled masses flee?”

Our responsibility as Americans to the rest of the world is not to facilitate their transformation. It is but to preserve a Haven of Liberty to where they may find refuge and prosper themselves, as Americans, one nation, under God.





You Might be a Progressive….

14 03 2021

You might be a Progressive if you use racist policies to combat racism.

You might be a Progressive if you borrow money from Communist China and give it to organizations that will put it back in your campaign fund.

You might be a Progressive if you solicit some union’s vote, then cut those union jobs and give money to another union.

You might be a Progressive if you think writing checks will fix poverty but killing jobs won’t.

You might be a Progressive if you think you can print unlimited cash knowing you can never pay for it.

You might be a Progressive if you think a “tax the rich policy“ will make the rich pay more taxes.

You might be a Progressive if you teach children that our country hasn’t made any progress.

You might be a Progressive if you think a country without borders can remain sovereign.

You might be a Progressive if you divide people into groups and then tell them their problems are the fault of the other groups.

You might be a Progressive if you think there’s a practical difference between democratic socialism and communism.

You might be a Progressive if communists and socialists fund your campaign.

You might be a Progressive if you think spending money you don’t have makes you more prosperous.

You might be a Progressive if you think spending other people’s money, that they don’t have, makes THEM more prosperous.

You might be a Progressive if your environmental “save the planet” policies destroy the environment.

You might be a Progressive if you believe killing a developing baby Eagle should be illegal but killing a developing baby human should be legal.

You might be a Progressive if you call opposition to Communism, or any other authoritarian ideology, racism.

You might be a Progressive if you think that “From each according to his ability to each according to his need” is a sound economic policy.

In fact, if you call yourself a Progressive you are most likely a Marxist wearing a more polite badge. Self avowed “Progressives” in today’s world are working to enact Marx’s Communist Manifesto. Remember, Vladimir Lenin was a “Democratic Socialist”, who said the end result of Socialism is Communism, because the agenda cannot be achieved without the tyranny of a police state. Why? Because it is unnatural, and counter intuitive.

An authoritarian government can never create a benevolent citizenry. It can only dispossess its citizens to meet its own needs.

Class dismissed.





Democratic Socialism: Recycling a Bad Idea

10 09 2018

Upton Sinclair was an American author, very popular in the early 20th Century. He was a Progressive, after the mold of many, such as Wilson, Jack Reed (assisted Lenin and the Bolsheviks-he is buried on Red Square), Margaret Sanger, etc. of that era, and founded the California chapter of the ACLU.

His unsuccessful political career included a run for Congress on the Socialist Party ticket, and also for the Governors office on the Democratic ticket, where his greatest success was with his “End Poverty in California” (EPIC) campaign, although not great enough to win him the mansion. On reflection of his political career, in the late 1950’s, he mused, “American’s will take Socialism, they just won’t take the name…we have to outflank them.”

It is with that as a backdrop I make the following comments, related to this meme of Bernie Sanders, self declared Democratic Socialist.Image may contain: one or more people and text

I submit to you that the Progressive and “Social Justice Warrior” rhetoric against “old, white, misogynistic, chauvanistic and racist men” has more to do with marginalizing opposition and advancing the Democratic Socialist ideology than any of the aforementioned disparaging accusations.

You don’t get any older, or whiter, or manly (ok, maybe more manly) than Bernie. But hey, I give Bernie kudos for having the cajones to wear the brand!

In 2016 (according to that right wing rag, the Washington Post), twice as many voters under 30 yrs. old voted for the Democratic Socialist than for Clinton or Trump combined! (Clinton-766k, Trump-828K, Sanders-2M+)

If that’s not concerning enough, think of it this way: The Democratic Socialist candidate got 63% of that voting block compared to Hillary’s 37%. Worried yet? Wait there’s more!

Vladimir Lenin was vaulted to power by the Bolsheviks in 1917 Russia. Lenin called himself a Democratic Socialist, and their party was the “Socialist Democratic Labor Party”.

Now the situation in Russia was a bit more drastic in early 20th Century than here, now, but the language/rhetoric being used is exactly the same. Lenin capitalized on what he labeled as “Polyezni”, or “useful idiots”, to gain power, and then to carry out the next step, which was to basically marginalize, then eliminate his opposition. (I’ll not get into the gory details; you can look up “Red Terror policy”.)

Lenin said, “Communism is the end of Socialism”, or perhaps more generally translated, “The goal of Socialism is Communism”. The declared enemy of the Socialist Democrats is the “Bourgeoisie”, the Middle Class, those Capitalist business owners who own the greater percentage of wealth, both then and now.

It looks like an ever increasing portion of American voters are now willing to own the brand of “Socialist”, and judging by many of the candidates being nominated for the upcoming mid-term elections, it seems the old guard Democrats, those old Truman and Kennedy supporters, are losing ground within the party. In fact, based on this trend and some of the new Socialist nominees commentary, Truman and Kennedy would not be welcome in today’s Democrat Party. (Heck, they’d actually be in the right half of the Republican Party today!)

I leave you with this famous quote from the greatest British Premier of my lifetime, Lady Thatcher:

“Socialism works great, until you run out of other people’s money.”








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