I am not optimistic about our American future. Yes, it is encouraging to see a rumbling amongst the middle class….a middle class tired of being sandwiched in by the socialism of the rich and the socialism of the poor. The greed of both groups feeding out of the government trough will crush governance into chaos and poverty. The poor will riot and bomb, attacking and robbing the shops of the middle class families. Bill Ayers and his wife will again have fun. The country will become paralyzed until Marxist law expands government ownership over citizen’s life and possessions.
The people will be made equal.
At each decade of the past 80 years, each American individual becomes personally ever more exposed to government ownership…….overseership, if you prefer….but what is the difference?
Government rule over my parents and my personal lives 70 years ago was quite distant compared to today’s almost intimate union. Schools were well supported for they advanced concepts nearly everyone approve of….individual initiative, middle class private enterprise, personal and family responsibility, the American dream. Church or synagogue competed with government teaching learnings, some with socials services, but supportive of the nation’s social values and its cultural ethos in general , which, of course, these religious institutions had the major hand not only in sculpting but in maintaining. In the world of Marxists, the State absorbs God.
Recognition of the JudeoChristian God among my own public school teachers was frequently expressed and seemed unanimously agreed upon. The many religious institutions all were competing unimpaired by government for their niche in the culture, some as a nanny ministate, others preaching, always emphasizing the freedom of personal enterprise and responsibility. Social Security taxes appeared in the mid 1930s. Socialism had entered the American house.
I am not writing here to judge which government aid actually benefitted individuals, or abetted individuals to slip into lethargy and indolence…….those debates can have champions on many sides. What is true and undebatable, is once the gifts from government begin, there is no end to the giving until the till becomes empty. Those quite used to bribes will be especially angry.
I remember perhaps fifty years ago watching a program on public television….an experiment. Apparently baboons go bananas, not over bananas, but over oranges….as I recall. Baboons live in tribelike groupings, 40 or more to a clan. There, of course, are the alpha males and alpha females fighting and occasionally killing for “cultural” dominance which includes sex and dining rights above all others. What would happen to baboon culture if a reliable and endless supply of oranges were provided to the entire clan? Would the warriors and the guards retain their primary responsibilities? Would the female flea picking and nurturing duties continue to be provided by some pecking order? Would the battle for sexual collections and rights and female pecking order continue amongst the most devoted, the most aggressive? Which would signal flight or fight if predators approached?
In other words what would happen to the very tight and rigid organization of baboon clan life if such a pleasure as a reliable and endless supply of these magnificent oranges have on baboon societal organization?
It totally collapsed. When reliably sated, why bother with work and responsibility?
Enter the drone society.
But what then happens when the oranges are withdrawn? Anarchy and slaughter.
In Soviet Society, or in any Communist Marxism, the only entity which exists besides the individual is the Marxist Dictatorship’s government bureaucracy itself. There were no churches or synagogues, no clubs, no societies, no organized groupings of any kind…….there was only the Communist Party which directed anything and everything….often even including family decisions. Anything organized was Party controlled. Party controlled all production, management, labor, consumer matters. The Party managed and micromanaged nearly every aspect of life. There was no need for religion. That could become a threat to the Party.
One, then, would be taught that God is dead. There is only the Party. The Party will decide things “God”.
Like Barack Obama, Soviet governors were quite certain they knew what was best for citizen life. Each person would be grateful to Comrade Stalin for relieving them of their general and personal responsibilities. Everyone, except those like Obama and his fellow leftwing Democrats who rule the roost, would be paid equal……Equal pay for equal work….(Ever hear that chant?)
We know that Obama’s personal health care plan will not be the same as yours or mine under Obamacare legislation about to be jammed down the American throat. As in Orwell’s Animal Farm, some animals are more equal than others. They are called Pigs in his novel. In America they are called Democrats.
Every year the American citizen becomes more and more exposed to the touch and the only touch of goverrnment. There used to be hundreds and hundreds of corner pharmacies in the Twin Cities when I was a boy. My dad owned one on Selby and Snelling in St. Paul. Corner markets were everywhere. Hardware shops, too.
Today, mass buying by mammoth business nationals has allowed for lower prices killing the middle class. Citizens have no ethics when it comes to shopping. They even fight for bargains in some places.
In many industries there are only a handful of corporations making decisions for the nation’s thinking, buying, and behaving habits. Behind this small handfall slithers the government anaconda squeezing any industry of its choosing.
The path of American progress is leading to Marxist dictatorship….no Church or synagogue, no private schools or special tutoring, no decision making by neighbors about choices within their community will be necessary. No decision making will be allowed. There is only government. Government versus the individual……In Obamaworld Government, not father, knows best.
The Soviets were convinced they were improving culture and society….Humanity was benefitting by Party committees deciding price of goods, size of living space, style of coats and suits. Three colors blouses would be decided by the People’s Clothing Unions, all Party controlled.
The Party “committee of eleven” would determine the Peoples’ Transportation routes. Cars will be banned to minimize carbon footprints.
No decisions need to be made by the individual. An individual might make a mistake. Since everyone, (except Obama party folks) is equal, everyone should be happy. Obama doesn’t make mistakes.
Everyone will have the same 750 square feet of living space with two families sharing one kitchen….to reduce another carbon footprint. No one except for Party members will have lake homes. If anyone wants a lake home, have them join the Democrat Party, for that’s the Party that hands out the favors.
In the good old USSR, the Communist Party always handed out the favors.
Ethics must be taught generation to generation. Americans are leaving their Churches and Synagogues. Women now celebrate the Summer Solstice, Mother Earth and muscle building. Women are not programmed to rumble. The single ones will enjoy the security of the Marxist dictatorship. They will have their one room apartments and health needs all taken care of. They will be very angry at anyone criticizing the president.
Men will never be happy. In the old USSR and still in Russian today, they drink away their lives.
Marxist Obama at whatever cost, including national bankruptcy, will jam his obamacare government control of the health industry legislation down the American throat!
Will he dictate energy next? You elected him, America. People get the government they deserve.