Last year I was talking to a Normie acquaintance (Republican Party voter, Marine vet of Vietnam) who pronounced that he thought that Putin was trying to make Russia communist again. While we in the Alt-Right can debate whether or not Putin is a communist or a former communist, two things are clear: (1) that Putin is a Russian Nationalist and (2) that Russia is not currently a classic communist regime.
But my Normie acquaintance missed the bigger question. Is the U.S.A. currently a communist country? In the classic sense, aka the U.S.S.R., the answer is no. But we might be closer than you think…
First of all, what is communism? I suppose that a basic definition would be that communism is a political and economic system of collective ownership of property and the means of production, with authoritarian rule, socialist distribution of goods, and is often imposed by violent revolution. (((Karl Marx))) is generally regarded as the father of the modern communist movement.
Marx lived through the revolutions of 1848 and wrote the Communist Manifesto. Dr. David Duke’s book The Secret Behind Communism is worth reading for those who would like an in-depth history of the communist movement –and who has been behind it from day one. (Hint: Leon Trotsky/Bronstein was not an ethnic Russian).
Marx’s Communist Manifesto, for the ease of propagandizing the masses, distilled the philosophy down to ten points (planks). They are the following.
Marx’s Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto
- Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
- A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
- Abolition of all right of inheritance.
- Confiscation of the property of all immigrants and rebels.
- Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
- Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
- Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
- Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
- Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equitable distribution of population over the country.
- Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.etc.
Let us examine these ten planks one by one, and see how the decaying American Empire compares.
Plank one of the Communist Manifesto has been effectively accomplished here in the U.S.A. by property taxation, placing the state as the feudal lord. Own your land? Stop paying property taxes and see what happens. In present day Imperial America, true land ownership is an illusion.
The second plank has likewise been accomplished here with the (not properly ratified) 16th Amendment and the IRS. Conceptually, the state declares that a man does not even own his own labor, as he is taxed upon the hours of his toil –before he even receives his paycheck.
The third plank has been partially accomplished in the U.S.A., by means of inheritance taxes. If a man is not entitled to bestow all his goods upon his children at his death, then the right of inheritance has been infringed upon.
The fourth plank has not yet been implemented, but “eminent domain” and civil forfeitures of property from the federal government’s War on Drugs have established the principle –which will eventually widen.
The fifth plank has been accomplished by the creation of the Federal Reserve System. Smaller banks only play the game ran by the central bank with the central bank’s FRNs. How sly. (((Who))) could have thought that one up?
The sixth plank concerns state control of communication and transportation, and has been only partially accomplished. Government licenses are required to broadcast TV and radio; however, the post 9/11 government is monitoring all communications (email and telephone), and may attempt to implement censorship of or a complete shutdown of the citizen’s last method of free communication –the internet. The government does not possess the means of transportation, although they control all air travel through the FAA and the post-9/11 agency called the TSA.
The seventh, eighth, and ninth planks have not yet been accomplished in the U.S.A.
The tenth plank has been accomplished in the U.S.A., to the joy of most citizens who are ignorant to the ramifications of having their children indoctrinated by the state. Whether one thinks free public school to help poor children is or is not a good idea, the state is so corrupt that homeschooling or private schools are a must for parents who wish to save their children from ideological corruption and multicultural brainwashing –and the thug and drug culture of high school. Let us secede from the indoctrination system.
In a sense, the U.S.A. is now a soft core communist state, and people do not even realize it! That is a much bigger issue than whether or not Putin is secretly a communist. When the American Empire finally cracks apart and falls, let us build back our states without any communist taint -preferably in a way that is based upon states and confederations that are based on ethnic and regional lines!
On a final note, while I set this blog up in early May 2016, my first actual commentary post was on the 19th of May last year, a year ago to the day. It was entitled London’s New Mayor Is Not British. I have posted over 100 essays in the last 365 days. Doing that took a lot of time and effort! It has been quite a ride.
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