A majority of Democrats and liberals say they have a positive view of socialism according to a recent Gallup poll. That socialist majority of the left is about 36% of the US.
Some call themselves progressives or liberals but some are proud to wear the socialist name. here is a little of what freedom lovers are up against.
MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell proudly proclaims that he is a socialist who is far to the left of liberals.
AFL-CIO leader and Obama ally Richard Trumka is proud to work with European socialists to create a global tax.
Left’s One Nation Rally in Washington proudly featured socialists and communists. The list of organizations offering their official endorsements for Saturday’s “One Nation” rally reads like a who’s who of the far-left in America, including some usual suspects.
The NEA teachers union was founded by socialists and promoted Marxist Saul Alinsky’s book ‘Rules for Radicals‘ on its website.
“Progressives for Obama, formed during Obama’s presidential bid. It was loaded with and even founded by some hardcore communists from the 1960s. Consider merely two of them: Tom Hayden, one of the group’s four founders, and Mark Rudd, one of the 94 original signers. Hayden and Rudd had been leaders of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which subverted the policies and plans of Democratic presidents ranging from Vietnam to the 1968 convention. In 2008, both Hayden and Rudd suddenly reemerged as “Progressives for Obama.” – Paul Kengor at American Thinker.
“I believe most Americans find the ideals and principles of socialism, communism and progressivism repugnant, but by our sanctioning greater government centralization and its control over our lives, we become their dupes or, as Lenin said, “useful idiots.”” – Walter Williams.
The Gallup poll said:
“Socialism had the lowest percentage positive rating and the highest negative rating of any term tested. Still, more than a third of Americans say they have a positive image of socialism.
Exactly how Americans define “socialism” or what exactly they think of when they hear the word is not known. The research simply measures Americans’ reactions when a survey interviewer reads the word to them — an exercise that helps shed light on connotations associated with this frequently used term.
There are significant differences in reactions to “socialism” across ideological and partisan groups:
A majority of 53% of Democrats have a positive image of socialism, compared to 17% of Republicans.
Sixty-one percent of liberals say their image of socialism is positive, compared to 39% of moderates and 20% of conservatives.”
Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D MI), chair of the powerful House Judiciary Committee has been caught on tape, meeting with members of the U.S.’s largest marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America.
A group of left wing radicals assembled at a conference in Washington, D.C. under the banner of the Campaign for America’s Future. This group was a Who’s, Who’s of the progressive/ socialist movement in America.
American unions have a history of association with socialism. Andy Stern former head of SEIU and most frequent visitor to the Obama White House wants to ‘share wealth’ and uses the communist slogan ‘workers of the world unite‘. Stern also worked for AFL-CIO which became a progressive/ socialist organization when John Sweeney, a member of Democratic Socialists of America, took over.
And who could forget the self avowed communist who was Obama’s ‘Green Jobs Czar’ and on the White House staff Van Jones. When Jones’ communist background came to light he was moved over to the progressive/ socialist think tank Center for American Progress which is headed by Obama’s confidant and former advisor John Podesta.
Then there is Obama ‘Diversity Czar’ appointee at the FCC Mark Lloyd. Lloyd was caught on video praising the Chavez takeover of Venezuela. That video has been scrubbed from the internet but a Washington Times article notes that Lloyd praised socialist dictator Hugo Chavez’s rise to power in Venezuela as “an incredible revolution.”
And don’t forget the Mao Tse Tung Christmas ornament hanging on the White House Christmas tree. Or Anita Dunn, when she was the White House Communications Director, saying Mao Tse Tung was one of the two people she turns to most.
Here is an excerpt of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto’:
‘The Communist revolution is the most radical rupture with traditional property relations; no wonder that its development involved the most radical rupture with traditional ideas.
But let us have done with the bourgeois objections to 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 centralise all instruments of production in the hands of the State, i.e., of the proletariat organised 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 revolutionising 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. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralisation 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 liability 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 labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c.’
See anything familiar? A specter is haunting America – the specter of socialism.
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