Archive for January 23rd, 2009


The Truth About The Bailouts

When Third World dictators take a controlling interest in a company or industry, we call it “nationalization.” When the US Government does the same thing, we call it a “bailout.” Dictators simply take control of the business, while our government buys blue chip, preferred stock.

You can call these activities feel-good things, such as “bailout,” “economic stimulus,” etc., but both of these maneuvers are accomplishing the same thing–and the sad part is that most people are clueless.

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary states that Communism is “a theory advocating elimination of private property” and “state-owned means of production.” Through zoning ordinances and property taxes, private property has basically been eliminated, and now through bailouts government has boldly begun the takeover of production.

These are excerpts from the Communist Manifesto, a road map for instituting Communism:

We have seen above that the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy.

The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital from the bourgeoisie, to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state, i.e., of the proletariat organized as the ruling class; and to increase the total productive forces as rapidly as possible.

Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property, and on the conditions of bourgeois production; by means of measures, therefore, which appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionizing the mode of production.

These measures will, of course, be different in different countries.

Nevertheless, in most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.

10. 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.

In the first paragraph, the manifesto speaks of winning the “battle of democracy.” When you come to realize that democracy is indeed nothing more than an institutionalized system of battle (majority vs. minority, for power and control), you will understand just how chillingly accurate that statement really is.

The second paragraph speaks of taking capital away from the People and giving control of production to the government. The bailouts are beginning to accomplish this, complete with restrictions on how companies may pay their executives and what risks they will be allowed to take in regard to product design.

The third paragraph shows you why we, the People, are often outraged and amazed by the seemingly illogical, irrational and counterproductive actions and initiatives brought about by government officials. They fully understand, and it is even plainly stated in the guidebook, that the things they will have to do will not seem economically sound, but will lead to a need for more government intervention to continue ‘fixing’ what they continue to screw up–with complete control as the desired outcome.

Read it again:

“…appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionizing the mode of production.”

Next, take a look at the planks and see just how far Communist initiatives have already progressed in the US.

Eliminating private property is being accomplished through zoning, property taxes (rent paid to the government), land-use planning, growth restrictions on businesses, 2020 plans, Vision plans, visioning, Livable Community initiatives, Town & Country plans, Smart Growth, Sustainable Development, United Nations Biosphere Reserves, mandated green space, etc. Groups like the Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy are working to get these initiatives passed into law.

The US has had a progressive, graduated income tax for decades. It is in place to more effectively equalize wealth and penalize those who have accumulated it.

Many local zoning ordinances and land-use plans make it difficult for people to leave or divide property for heirs. And the “death tax” takes a huge chunk out of any wealth that would be left to pass down.

Confiscation of property is a staple of law enforcement, these days, in my opinion. If you “rebel” against the State (drugs, violation of land-use restrictions, etc.), and refuse to live as they dictate your property may be taken in order to punish you for daring to defy your Masters–and also so they can profit from it.

The national bank was basically accomplished with the creation of the Federal Reserve, and government is boldly going even further with the bailout and nationalization of US banks.

As for centralizing communications in the hands of the state, look no further than the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). For controlling transportation, there’s the Department of Transportation, local licensing offices, Public Safety departments, transport police, Federal Aviation Adminstration (FAA), homeland security initiatives, etc.

Improving and controlling the land is done through green space mandates, mixed-use development, villages, land-use planning, zoning restrictions, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Natural Rescources (DNR), Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC), etc., as mentioned earlier.

The agricultural armies will need green space and development restrictions on businesses, first, right?

Again, removing distinctions between the town and the country will require the land-use initiatives mentioned earlier. By the way, Richland County, SC’s land-use plan is actually called the “Town & Country Plan.” Could it be more obvious?

Free education of all children, by the State: What better may to mold little minds into the kinds of citizens that appeal most to would-be rulers?

Lenin knew the value of indoctrination. He once stated, “Give me one generation of youth, and I will transform the entire world.” So, be sure to turn your children over to the State, for required processing, or they will come for you with charges of neglect and truancy.

I’ve been ringing the alarm bell on the move to Communism, for years, but people are typically too caught up in their piano lessons, soccer practice, iPods, and other distractions to be concerned with what is going down. Now, these things are biting us all in our backsides.

It has to be stopped, but that won’t happen if we are all asleep at the wheel. We have to take control of this ship and make a course correction, now.

I pray it’s not too late.