Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Robert A. Heinlein
By Douglas V. Gibbs
They have tried to will us out of the recession. They told us it has ended. They told us we are in recovery. They predicted a rebounding stock market, and a record-breaking Christmas shopping season that would begin with a very active Black Friday.
We were lied to. The liberal left democrats of the political world, and the media, were feeding us a line of B.S., not because they believed it, but because they wanted to believe it themselves. They had to. They had to try to will recovery into existence. To believe otherwise would be to admit that liberalism has failed, and has failed big.
During the last week the stock market, by percentage, had its worst Thanksgiving week since 1932. European markets also struggled. Then the week was capped by flat spending on Black Friday. . . which only saved itself at all because the stores opened earlier, threw out greater deals, and attracted a lot more younger buyers as compared to usual. The crowds, for the most part, however, stayed home.
Bloomberg even admitted we are not in recovery, but still in recession, and that consumer spending is doing very badly during this shopping season, with this paragraph: "Black Friday arrived with consumer sentiment at levels previously reached during recessions, as a record share of households said this is a bad time to spend, according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index. The measure has reached minus 50 or less in nine of the past 10 weeks, an unprecedented performance in its 26-year history." (emphasis mine)
In other words, in the last 26 years, it has never been this bad.
I can hear the liberals lining up now. . . "It's all Bush's fault," they are saying.
Never mind that the Republicans warned of a crisis with Fanny and Freddie, and the democrats blew it off. . .
Never mind that the crisis that sent us into this tailspin was due to the liberal policy of "everyone owning a home, now matter what it takes" (philosophy of the Community Reinvestment Act). . .
Never mind the astronomical spending during the Obama administration's stay in the White House. . .
Never mind the increase of federal regulations against banks, insurance, and the private sector as a whole. . .
Never mind the tendency of Obama and his liberal buddies to bail out failed businesses, rewarding dying industries, pushing green technologies against the will of the market, and shifting taxpayer dollars into the pockets of the corporations that he likes best because they have contributed to his campaigns or the connections said companies has with his accomplices. . .
Never mind the assault on all businesses with an attempt to unconstitutionally instill Obamacare. . .
Never mind the hidden increases of taxation against the producers. . .
This recession belongs to Obama, and his liberal policies are making it all much, much worse.
Of course, none of this is anything new. From the beginning the democrats were lying about job creation, and even created fake districts to try to put across their bogus points.
As for your opinion? It doesn't matter to them. You, according to the liberal democrats, are too stupid to understand the complexities of government, and the American Economy. Heck, listening to the democrats talk, I am surprised they haven't said that it is amazing to them that you can even balance your own check book. They don't care what you have to say because they believe that only they, the political elite, are capable of recognizing what needs to be done, and what is best for the "common good." Besides, a centralized government can be trusted to remain benign, right?
Never mind that this group of political dirt bags have even decided to embrace communitarianism - which places the welfare of the community over the welfare and freedoms of the individual. . . at all costs.
The worst part of it all is that it is all being done on purpose. The liberal democrats are destroying the American System, so they can replace it with what the Founding Fathers called "utopianism" - a society where The State works to create the perfect society, even if they must force it upon the people.
Some may call it socialism. Some may call it statism. Others call it Marxism. They refuse to call it what it is for the critics will rise up in protest. The U.S. Congress saw it coming. In 1963 a list of 45 Communist Goals was presented by Representative Herlong:
Communist Goals (1963)
Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963
Current Communist Goals
EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, January 10, 1963
Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.
At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:
[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]
CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.
As much as everyone wants to deny it, today's American Liberals have accepted the torch. Communism did not die with the USSR. Communism is alive and well in the democrat party.
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under
the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist
program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without
knowing how it happened." - Norman Thomas, six-time U.S. Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America, 1948 - from an interview during the presidential campaign.
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