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Dec 9, 2011 — by: A. Smith
Categories: Economics, Government

Karl Marx Bust

Throughout the history of mankind, we've always had the rich, and we've always had the poor. What makes America different, what makes her special, is we have a third economic tier called the "middle class". Only liberty and capitalism give you this middle class. No other system of economics (capitalism) & government (representative republic) combine to do so. This combination creates this robust middle tier and allows all to move upward based on individual effort and drive. This system promotes innovation and betterment for all.

And this is exactly why we must stay true to the founders of our country and not follow the ways of our current president who sells us utopia but whose policies are moving us back to the world of a few rich, many poor and none in-between.

The pitch of utopia — perfection in government, in justice, in economics, in opportunity — is usually well meaning but to achieve such goals in an imperfect world, with imperfect people, means government must grow large and liberty and opportunity must decrease. All become equal (in suffering and pain and dispair) while others are more equal (those who control the system and promise the world will be better if they control it just a little bit more).

It is interesting that Karl Marx never had a term for the middle class. He gave us the term "proletariat" for the poor, working class and "bourgeoisie" for the rich and aristocracy. But the middle class was a foreign concept to Marx. It didn't exist in his 1848 world, or not enough in strength to influence his thinking. And yet it is the middle class and the ability to improve one's lot in life which precisely describes the American experience of the last century. Consequently the first step to convert our county into a socialist nation is to destroy the middle class. Marxism only works when there are two classes of people, not three. Growing government and its control over the economy, and thus the lives of its citizens, is a crucial step in destroying the middle class.

Therefore be on guard. Watch for the politicians that describe social or economic justice through introducing new government programs or controls — taking more from the producers to give to the non-producers. We must stand strong against them and remove them from office at the ballot box.

3 Comments

  1. Finnioius T. Fogbottom ~ Dec. 14, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    This brings to mind that famous Khrushchev quote: “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright; but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you; we will so weaken your economy until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands.” Gorbachev and his ilk did their best to bring the UN podium shoe pounder’s threats to fruition through the successful soft legitimization and mainstreaming of those two dangerously interchangeable action group identities: Greens and Reds. I guess the big obvious political/social truth illustrated by all of this is that as the Green movement was allowed by a brainwashed and naive electorate to grow in power, resource usage commensurately waned. With it also came (by no accident) the diminishment of the middle class and capitalism amid the waxing power of the reddishly arrogant self-destructive aspect of government. I guess then in one respect or so it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to refer to the Occupy Crowd and their Progressive friends as overripe fruits? Or maybe just gullible? Bottom line: If you find yourself out on a limb, in the long run you'd be far better to be perceived as a nut, rather than a fruit… Finnious #
  2. Art ~ Jan. 11, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    "Throughout the history of mankind, we've always had the rich, and we've always had the poor." This assertion is totally wrong on the facts. For most of the history of humans, people lived in non-hierarchical groups, and actively resisted the institution of hierarchies. Hierarchies were only implemented when a minority of a population were able to use violence and debt to coerce the majority into participating in systems of inequality. Of course, such misstatements run contrary to the right wing world-view, which loves hierarchy so long as the "right" people are on top, so I don't expect the facts to get in the way... P.S. what you are calling "the middle class" was largely the result of government creating economic growth through war, forcing the wealthy to share more of the wealth through taxation, and organization of working people in unions. Somehow I don't think you support that... #
  3. Finnious T. Fogbottom ~ Jan. 21, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    The 180 degree difference in our positions is neither new nor created by human institution. Those warring differences have existed ever since the community of man (easy now, and women too of course) took the shape of a pyramid. Talent, looks, height, intellect, speed, strength, the whole variety of perceptive abilities and on and on are unequally spread about throughout the history of the world and its inhabitants. Very few have it all and it goes down hill from there. There has also exists in humans the need to seek God. Unfortunately that births the erroneous assumption within some that they are awesomely better people because of their gifts, and thus see themselves as god like. Those with the lesser gifts are more easily dominated. Those look suspiciously and defensively upon those with more, even though not all use their God given advantages to control others - there is diversity there too. War and conflict within all human relationships goes back as far as one wants to honestly look. The satan soiled nature of humankind, war and murder are found from the beginning to the end of the bible. Satan created Marxism and its classism’s etc. as a means to create strife, division and war, which is behind the conflict. Satan is the core of the problem and Christ is the answer. That will become all the more clear as all Hell continues to break loose around us. Finnious #

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