Written on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by Ralph Barker
“Loss of freedom seldom happens overnight. Oppression doesn’t stand on the doorstep with toothbrush, moustache, and swastika armband—it creeps up insidiously…step by step, and all of a sudden the unfortunate citizen realizes that it is gone.
A Marxist revolution, you say? Where? There are no soldiers on the streets or tanks that patrol my neighborhood. No one is hauled off in the middle of the night. So, how can there be a Marxist revolution going on?
The very fact that Americans don’t notice the nature and progression of the current Marxist takeover is evidence of its success. The enemy’s tactics have been brilliant. Sun Tsu would be proud. The fact that the revolution is nearly complete should alarm us greatly and thrust us into action, but few will believe the threat is real. Few will even notice it is in process.
We’ve already been infiltrated. We’ve been surrounded. We have become to a large extent a nation of docile sheep that are too dumb to see what is to come next. There is little left for the enemy to do, but close the borders. Wouldn’t that be a switch? Finally, closed borders, but not to keep the illegals out rather to keep us in. Sounds familiar doesn’t it?
Unlike earlier communist revolutions this one has been bloodless, at least so far. There has been no need for soldiers or tanks. The Marxist goals have been accomplished thus far without them. They’ve employed a successful stealth strategy and it has worked. To our detriment, it has worked.
The speed at which the end of America approaches has become exponential since Obama took office. He knows, as does the radical left, that they have a short window of time to complete their plans and entrench their destructive policies.
While we were sleeping our country was hijacked. It was silently conquered and is now ruled by many who hate all that America represents. It’s a done deal at this point and most Americans still snooze. More realistically, our citizenry is in a coma. This is why all the warnings and calls to action fall on ears that cannot hear. You can wake a person up who is asleep, but not one who is in a coma.
Let’s see where we are currently on the road to serfdom. Will America be transformed into the next “worker’s paradise”? Karl Marx laid out ten planks in his Communist Manifesto. They are listed below. I also add some comments as to how the American version of the Manifesto has been enacted:
First Plank: Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.
In America: Our property may be ours in title, but is totally controlled by the state. We have property taxes, zoning rules, local ordinances. Also, draconian inheritance taxes make it difficult if not impossible for heirs to keep the property. In recent times the government has exercised a much more aggressive use of “eminent domain.” This approach makes no one’s property safe. This particular plank will be accelerated as aspects of Agenda 21 are implemented.
Second Plank: A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
In America: We already have a very progressive graduated federal income tax. Success is punished and heavily taxed. As I write this article, liberals are clamoring for more and higher taxes for those who have dared to be successful. In most states, there are additional progressive taxes. Recently, we learned of some wealthy people including some celebrities like Tiger Woods, who left California specifically because of the state’s oppressive taxes. Rush Limbaugh left New York for this same reason.
Third Plank: Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
In America: We still have the right of inheritance but it has been greatly diminished and is heavily controlled via federal and state estate taxes. It is common for heirs to be forced to sell their relative’s properties due to confiscatory tax rates.
Fourth Plank: Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
In America: Confiscation of property takes many forms in America. There are executive orders that allow for the confiscation of property without due process. There are also DEA, IRS, and ATF forfeiture laws. The IRS can, when unpaid taxes are due, also confiscate property through seizures of any asset that has equity. If someone is deemed a terrorist his or her property is at risk. Certain right wing groups, including the Tea Party, are considered to be terrorist organizations. The Tea Party is a group that only wants the Constitution to be upheld and followed. When a group like this is labeled as enemies of the state we can be sure that the implementation of the Marxist agenda is close to completion.
Fifth Plank: Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
In America: We have the Federal Reserve System and its member banks. This system is authorized by virtue of the Federal Reserve act of 1913. The FDIC regulates all these banks.
Sixth Plank: Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the hands of the state.
In America: We the FCC, DOT, ICC, and the FAA. In addition, we have state controlled driver’s licenses and driving laws.
Seventh Plank: Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State.
In America: This is accomplished by the many ABC agencies including the IRS, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior, National Park Service, EPA, and the Department of Commerce and Labor to name a few. Add to this the state versions of these federal agencies. During the Obama years several national companies have been taken over by the federal government. GM is one major example.
Eighth Plank: Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies especially for agriculture.
In America: This process also comes in various forms such as through the minimum wage laws, the Federal Works Program, and affirmative action. The Department of Labor has a long arm in controlling all labor relationships. There is also the National Labor Relations Board.
Ninth Plank: 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.
In America: There is the Planning Reorganization Act of 1949, zoning laws, and various Executive Orders such as 11647 and 11731 that could be used to divide the United States into ten regions instead of 50 states. The regions are already established, but unknown to most Americans. Some believe these regions will eventually replace state boundaries. If Agenda 21 were to be fully implemented this plank would basically be fully completed.
Tenth Plank: Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.
In America: The NEA and the Department of Education regulates what our children learn. Citizens are forced to pay taxes to support public education that is in reality government indoctrination. The state will always teach the religion of the state. Today Christianity cannot be taught or acknowledged while almost every other type of religion is tolerated and sometimes actively promoted. Certainly, our children are taught the evils of capitalism, conservatism, and corporate greed.
If you google “the ten planks of communism” you will find extensive information on the application of these planks in America. I just offered short summaries. There are too many Executive Orders to detail here, but should be included in any future research. In fairness not all EOs that are usually deemed suspicious and regularly demonized actually are. Some were and are issued with good intentions. We may not know for sure about the dubious ones until they are actually acted upon.
It should be pretty clear where our nation is going. This progressive, communistic agenda has been moving along consistently for decades. It is now moving ahead swiftly and headed toward a disastrous conclusion. This worldview always leaves a wake of dead cultures and human bodies in its path.
Although it isn’t specifically mentioned in the Ten Planks, gun confiscation is necessary for the total success of the Marxist utopians. History documents this fact. The current gun control debate may lend us a clue as to how serious Americans are about preserving their basic rights. If guns are confiscated then it will only be a short time after that when the government comes after the rest of our rights brandishing their guns pointed squarely at our heads.
If we don’t stand up now for our rights our new national motto may soon be:
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. –Karl Marx