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Say No To Socialism

From Stalin to Sequestration

March 6th, 2013 - 12:48 am

Allow me to begin by apologizing for having been absent from these pages for a while. My up-coming book Disinformation, which I have co-written with Professor Ronald Rychlak, became the subject of a documentary movie to be released in June, and that has monopolized my time.

On March 6, 2013, we celebrate 60 years since the death of Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, whose nom de guerre was Stalin — meaning man of steel. I deliberately use the word “celebrate,” because Stalin’s death allowed the first ray of light to penetrate into one of the darkest and bloodiest disinformation operations in history: the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics itself. Soon after Stalin died, the curtain shielding his “workers’ paradise” from public view was ripped apart, and the rest of the world got its first glimpse of the gulag empire that the Soviet Union really was. According to recent revelations, some 94 million people were killed during the lifetime of the Soviet empire[i] so as to uphold the heretical system of socialism, a creed that deprived mankind of the very motivational forces needed to keep mankind going: private property, competition, and individual incentive.

In theory, socialism is an idyllic dream. In reality, it is a phony nightmare, modeled after Karl Marx’s infamous dictum “Jeder nach seinen Fähigkeiten, jedem nach seinen Bedürfnissen” (from each according to his ability, to each according to his need), a social theory that has destroyed the economy of every country where it has been applied. To put it into plain English, the socialist redistribution of wealth is theft, and stealing became a national policy on the day the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was born. Immediately after the revolution of November 1917, Russia’s new socialist government confiscated the imperial family’s wealth, seized the land owned by the rich Russians, nationalized Russian industry and banking, and killed most of the property owners. In 1929, the Kremlin turned its covetous eyes toward the poorest elements in the country; by forcing the peasants into collective farms, it stole away their land, along with their animals and agricultural tools. Within a few years, virtually the entire Soviet economy was running on stolen property.

In the mid 1930s, the Communist Party itself became a target for theft. Following a brief period of collective leadership exercised by the Central Committee and later by its elite, the Politburo, Stalin personally stole all the top-level positions in the country and pinned them onto his own chest like war decorations, thereby establishing a dismal new feudalism in the middle of the 20th century. That is exactly what occurred later throughout Eastern Europe, when the Soviet socialists took over after World War II. By the time I said goodbye forever to Socialist Romania in 1978, the list of official positions and titles accumulated by Ceausescu and his wife could have easily filled a whole page.

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Its not a matter of socialism verses capitalism. Its individual freedom verses statism. Nazi Germany, the USSR and Red China are all examples of statism. Where a group uses that fascist power of government to control society and treat the people as a farmer treats his sheep. Our progressive fascists, AKA Democrats, want to use the power of government to solve all problems. They promise to be good, but whats to prevent the next Hitler or Stalin from using the unrestrained power of government to murder millions. Nothing.

Unrestrained power is like the one ring. The progressives would use it to good, but the result would be great evil. We have already seen that evil in the hundreds of millions murdered by other statists. Lets dedicate ourselves to preventing the "fundamental change" the progressive fascists want to inflict on our country.

We can already see that tyrant emerging in Obama. He as undoubtedly violated the constitution repeatedly. 4 recess appointments when the Senate was not in recess is 4 violations of the constitution. Modifying US immigration law to create his "Dream Act" is another. Then there is giving himself the power to grant states waivers to the work requirements of US welfare law which is another violation of the Constitution. These illegal acts make Obama a tyrant and make me wonder what other evil can we expect from him. Maybe we will see him persecuting his enemies like Hitler.
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Thank you, Mr. Pacepa, for trying to waken Americans to our peril.

Unfortunately, we've been so prosperous and protected (geographically) for so long that most Americans really do feel like "it can't happen here." Besides, if we don't wriggle too much, we won't feel our chains. . . .

I'm afraid it's going to get a whole lot worse before the Useful Idiots will wise up.
1 year ago
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STATE-controlled capitalism. China's a paper tiger.
1 year ago
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Thanks for laying it out so plainly General... can't wait to read your new book and see the documentary! Loved your book PROGRAMMED TO KILL!

1 year ago
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The USA is the fourth largest country in the world after Russia, Canada and China. If we think about the historical Socialist destructive forces that have created misery and chaos in Russia and China, as well as their burgeoning aims of weakening us, I can’t think of another form of philosophy that will weaken and damage this country more, and more easily, it seems. I don’t fear a foreign military takeover or a religious takeover, but I am damn petrified of this wretched philosophy taking over.

Do we really want to follow down the economic examples of Russia and China? We have witnessed that Socialism actually institutionalizes envy and self-sacrifice. We all remember the famous Hermann Goering quote, “Common good comes before private good.” Well, we have seen that axiom played out the world over, and it doesn’t end good. In fact, some of those former fascist states looked to the American bicameral system and capitalism to rebuild their ruined governments.

America is the first nation to be founded on the idea that sovereignty rests with its citizens and not with their government. Furthermore, the United States functions (or should) on the premise that the State is the tool and servant of the individual. For over 200 years, this premise has been tested, redefined and enriched by the countless immigrants, who left their mother countries to find greater social, political and economic opportunities here under a capitalist system.

The worst era of Congressional infighting was after our Civil War, and we find ourselves here again. The ideological battle will continue to intensify, I’m afraid. We can’t live on borrowed money forever. The founders principles and ideals will continue to be pressured and tested, and it is our voices that must continue to be heard against the rising tide of turning America into a recycled Russia or China.
1 year ago
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What do Stalin and the sequestration have in common? Absolutely nothing!
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Interestingly, leftists/reds understand that totalitarian rule runs through the economy, gun control and the evisceration of Judeo-Christian moorings. Therefore, each is being gunned for. As such, the Radical-in-Chief knows how to achieve the deconstruction of America, hence, its transformation - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/18/obamas-march-towards-gun-control-runs-through-obamacare-via-its-definition-of-mentally-ill-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

Sequestration, the Pyromaniac-in-Chief's baby, was designed to unleash more economic pain than most even realize. Yes, he devised it!
1 year ago
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When Margaret Thatcher was first elected prime minister (1979), I happened to be studying in England. That was when I was introduced to the work of Karl Popper and Friedrich Hayek. I had already taken an unfashionably negative view towards Marx, Engels, Lenin, Castro et al. But the work of Popper and Hayek, together with the earlier work of Adams, Hume and other members of the Scottish Enlightenment, taught me one thing about socialism: it is deeply misanthropic in its inception and in its execution. Great article.
1 year ago
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Good observation... socialism is said to be a plan of shared misery for the masses. Btw, Popper was Soros's former mentor.
1 year ago
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Maxine is a whacko, pure & simple. And " Uncle Joe," as FDR called him? He is quite justly paying of his crimes against humanity in hell. See, our Father is just...
1 year ago
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The USSR may have collapsed, but did Russia really stop practicing Communism/Socialism/Marxism? Last I checked, they still have Karl Marx's statue up on display at Moscow, instead of it meeting the same fate as Lenin and Stalin's statue. I know if I were Russia's population and I wanted to stop practicing Communism, I would have torn down Karl Marx's statue in tandem with Lenin's statue in the 1990s. I wonder if you can explain that, Mr. Pacepa?
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Pacepa could lend plenty of insight on that, as did Anatoliy Golitsyn in his ignored CIA memos. Communism itself really didn't collapse, it just expanded, but not before morphing into a friendlier, more digestible form... called social democracy. Golitsyn, and others, warned us about it over 30 years ago.
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