America at the crossroads
By Joan Swirsky Monday, September 13, 2010
When it comes to celebrating the anticipated shellacking that
Democrats will take in the midterms—possibly even capturing both the
House and the Senate—I’m not as sanguine, indeed giddy, as are the
pundits, pollsters, and media gurus who clearly trust that today’s
politics are the same as they were in pre-2009, pre-totalitarian
Back then, we had simple under-the-table deals, payoffs, graft, and
widespread voter fraud, all undertaken with a wink and a nod by
politicians and the public alike.
compared to Obama’s presidential campaign in which a good portion of
more than three-quarters of a billion dollars of donations is still
unaccounted for but suspected of being illegal or even coming from jihad sources and other suspect foreign sources
, according to Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com; where voter fraud
through ACORN reached unprecedented depths of corruption and indictment in 14 states,
and where the media and the opposition party were mysteriously rendered
mute, the “dirty tricks” of the past seem small potatoes by comparison.
While the media, the Congress, and even the courts have spent the
past almost-two-years dancing around the word “socialist” to describe
the hard-left economic, social and foreign policies enacted by the Obama
regime, to me those policies have the distinctively noxious stench of
Communism, the deadly political movement that has murdered and
subjugated far more people throughout the world than all the wars since
the beginning of time—a modest number is a hundred million!
MARX AND HIS ACOLYTES
Karl Marx, in his 1848 opus The Communist Manifesto,
laid out 10 planks necessary to destroy a free-enterprise system and
replace it with a system of pervasive, overarching government power and
control. “From each according to their ability, to each according to
their need,” Marx preached, positive that the pure Communism he
envisioned would result in a just society where big bad capitalists—you
know, the people who create jobs, establish foundations, support
charities, et al—could no longer exploit the victimized masses.
Marx and his acolytes—both then and now—touted a society in which God
was dead—the state was god! Where all property was held in common, and
all economic activity was controlled by the state, a state that Marx
fancied knew better than the average Joe or Jane how to corral all the
children into the sandbox.
That’s right…children, which is how the Left contemptuously views the
public, which is why in Communist regimes there are always the
so-called grown-up oligarchs who, among other things, take serial
vacations, play host to their circle of elitist cronies, and live in
tasteless, usually nouveau-riche luxury, while the policies they’ve put
in place cause unspeakable suffering to multimillions who naively
believed their sales pitches of “power to the people” or “hope and
According to the hugely-popular film, The Obama Deception, “Obama is continuing the process of transforming America into something that resembles Nazi Germany, with forced National Service, domestic civilian spies, warrantless wiretaps, destruction of the Second Amendment, FEMA camps, and Martial Law. And let’s not omit:
- Obama turning NASA into a group therapy forum for Muslims
because as NASA administrator Charles Bolden said, Obama ordered him to
pursue three new objectives, among them to “help Islamic nations `feel
good’ about their scientific accomplishments.”
Obama’s looming threat to grant amnesty to multimillions of illegal aliens.
- Obama’s egregious filing of a report to the cesspool on New York’s
First Avenue—to which he has a fanatical fealty—known as the United
Nations, accusing Arizona of human rights violations!
- Obama’s manic mad dash not only to shred the U.S. Constitution and
subvert the rule of law, but to snuff the life out of American
Author and journalist, Alan Caruba, writes:
“Between the time that George Washington took the first oath of office
as president and when Barack Obama did—1789-2009, the United States had
borrowed nine trillion dollars. Since Obama took office, it has borrowed
or imposed nearly three trillion more debt. Tell me he is not
deliberately seeking to bankrupt the nation.”
Caruba adds: “Despite the 9.6% figure the government cites, the
actual levels of unemployment are far closer to 20%….The nation has
reached the point where well-respected economists are now openly using
the `Depression’ word.”
In fact, just the other day, Bank of America’s Jeffery Rosenberg predicted that the expiration of Bush Tax Cuts Will Kill 1.3% of America’s Entire Economic Output.
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
As we’ve seen in the past couple of years, the Leftists who hate
America will go to any lengths to see her weakened, compromised,
undermined, and ultimately destroyed. For the best description of their
ruthless tactics, see Oleg Atbashian’s new book, Shakedown Socialism.
Ask the people still alive who lived under Hitler, Stalin, Tito, and
Mao, or today under Fidel, Hugo, Evo, etc., how cruel and brutal,
anti-life and anti-freedom those regimes were and are. Then listen to
the Leftists and Liberals and Progressives of the Obama ilk today who
still prefer Socialism and Marxism and Communism to Democracy and
Americanism! Listen while they gloat about paying for the needs of the
masses by eliminating the young through wholesale abortions and the
elderly or disabled through, yes, death panels. And notice their
perpetual sky-is-falling outlook. I’ve often thought that leftists are
undiagnosed depressives, projecting their personal doomsday perspectives
on an essentially sunny—or at least optimistic—world.
The Communist Manifesto dictates, among other things:
- The abolition of private property (eminent domain, anyone?)
- A heavy progressive or graduated income tax (actually massive taxation).
- Abolition of all rights of inheritance (death tax, anyone?)
- Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank (Federal Reserve, anyone?)
- Centralization of the means of communications (net neutrality, anyone?)
- Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state, (General Motors, banks, healthcare, anyone?)
- Free education for all children in public schools. (And free healthcare, housing, even cell phones, anyone?)
And now, among other egregious power grabs, Obama wants to federalize America’s waterways, including oceans, rivers, bays, estuaries, and the Great Lakes!
In 1963, according to according to Jeff Rense, an American version of the Communist Manifesto was entered into the Congressional Record. It listed 45 goals, among them:
- Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
- Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind.
- Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
- Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
- Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for
socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get
control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
- Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments,
editorial writing, and policy-making positions. Gain control of key
positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
- Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social”
religion. Discredit the Bible. Eliminate prayer or any phase of
religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the
principle of “separation of church and state.”
- Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate,
old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs. Discredit the American
Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern
for the “common man.”
- Infiltrate and gain control of unions.
- Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
- Discredit the family as an institution.
Sound familiar? While the leftists among us—including the 70 Democrat members of the current Congress who belong to the Socialist Party of America—have
been effecting these changes for decades, the Obama regime has sped the
process significantly, purposefully blitzing our system with policies
and laws dictated by the Cloward-Piven Strategy,
which according to David Horowitz “seeks to hasten the fall of
capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of
impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic
The goal is to fulfill Marx’s dream of crushing capitalism and
turning America’s magnificent Republic into either a Soviet-style
totalitarian state or a third-world banana republic.
Here, enterprising blogger Doug Ross catalogues some of the dire damage already inflicted on America by Obama & Co.
WE’VE NEVER BEEN HERE BEFORE
Creeping Socialism has been part of the American experience for
decades, its biggest purveyors being Democrats FDR, LBJ, and Jimmy
Carter. Bill Clinton would be in this pantheon, but Speaker-of-the-House
Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” in 1994 gave the popular
president a Republican Congress and moved him, reluctantly, to the
center—although his wife, like the head of the regime she serves, was
enthralled by and wrote her senior thesis at Wellesley about the arch
community organizer, Marxist Saul Alinsky.
What we’ve witnessed since the inauguration of Obama in 2008 is not a
creeping Socialism, but, it seems to me, galloping Communism! It is not
only Obama’s and his tsars’ and his wife’s and his cabinet’s clear
preference for American-hating Communist, Marxist, Muslim and fascist
dictators throughout the world, or his willful failure to condemn the
Muslim jihadists among us (for instance, the Fort Hood murderer of 13
servicemen), but also the equally willful attempted destruction of our economy and the cold and calculated undermining of our military through his suicidal Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan.
And let us not forget what I have personally coined Obama’s own
American Security Suicide Manifesto (ASSM) of announcing to our sworn
and lethal enemies the exact dates when our troops would withdraw from
Iraq and Afghanistan. The mind boggles!
Robert “Buzz” Patterson, whose experience in presidential administrations is second to none, has written an explosive new book, “Conduct Unbecoming: How Barack Obama is Destroying the Military and Endangering Our Security.” Patterson says:
“As I outlined in [my first book]“Dereliction of Duty,`” Patterson writes, “I
lay the blame for the attacks of September 11, 2001 fully at the feet
of Bill Clinton, and I felt an obligation to tell that story. Now, I see
history repeating itself in the presidency of Barack Obama. Only this
time the misconduct and the dereliction of duty of Obama and his
administration could lead to far worse devastation…it’s worse, much
worse…I believe Obama’s foreign policy
record so far and his agenda for the future are extremely deleterious
to our national security, and need to be reversed in the elections of
November 2010 and 2012.”
Patterson continues: “You can’t win a war if you’re unwilling or
unable to identify the enemy. We have a president that, during the oil
spill in the Gulf of Mexico, wanted to kick the `#####` of British
Petroleum but doesn’t want to kick the ##### of an ideological enemy
sworn to defeat us, which murders innocents and suppresses human rights
around the globe. Obama has a thin skin. He has shown a tendency to lash
out angrily at his opponents—Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, Tea Partiers, BP,
Republicans, `fat cats` on Wall Street, and the state of Arizona, to
name a few. But when it comes to identifying America’s real enemies—the
ones fighting and killing Americans every day—he just can’t muster an
interest in the fight.”
In a devastating review of the book, writer John Howard calls Patterson “a modern Paul Revere.”
“On rare occasions,” he says, “a book will appear that can alter the
tide of public policy…that must prompt only one conclusion: our current
international circumstances are no accident.They are the product of a
philosophy so at odds with American tradition, so at variance with
American values, so contrary to the very idea of American
exceptionalism, that it virtually repudiates American history….It is the
dark world view of the radical left…It is the worldview into which
President Obama was born…”
Howard says that Obama’s mother was “a committed Marxist whose
penchant for the ethnic self-loathing [was] so current in the 1960s…”
and “Obama’s supposedly middle American white grandparents were actually
ardent leftists who imbued him with leftist theory even as they
introduced him to a succession of black radical theorists and poets in
what seems to me a particularly patronizing effort to immerse him in
what appeared to them as `Black culture’.He was inoculated with the
politics of black grievance at a very early age.”
In Chicago, Howard says, “Obama chose as his friends and sponsors
such as Weathermen Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, Marxist terrorists
and would be murderers “…and gravitated “to the church of Black
Liberation theologian Jeremiah Wright whose sermons combined Marxist
philosophy with a distorted Christianity into an incendiary mix of
grievance, hatred, certitude, demagoguery and entitlement…[and] he
[took] as his ideological Sherpa radical strategist Saul Alinsky, whose
work he internalized and taught, and who called for a soft revolution of
cooption by lie…[and] he [assisted] in making grants to a variety of
radical organizations populated by Islamist anti-Semites and leaders of
the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party.”
Patterson, he says, “demonstrates how Obama’s ideological
architecture compels a view of the United States as fundamentally and
structurally flawed—maybe even malevolent—perhaps not even the equal of
other nations—but, in any event, in no moral position to lead the
AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS
In Deuterotomy (30:19), God says: I have set before you life and death…choose life.
On November 2, Americans will be called on to choose the life—indeed, save the life—of America.
The reason I stated at the beginning of this article that “I’m not as
sanguine as are the pundits, pollsters, and media gurus” about the
shellacking Democrats would take in November is because there is no
political movement on earth that has fought and lusted for and gained
power—particularly through a putative coup d’√©tat—that has ever given
up that immense power and influence and bully pulpit without a fight to
I’ve been e-mailing my friends for several months that I “dread” the
midterms because of the drastic and deadly things I know the Left is
capable of. I take very seriously the “dress rehearsal” that took place a
few days ago when two men from Detroit
boarded a plane with terrifyingly suspicious box cutters and cell
phones taped to other objects and $7-thousand in cash…but were freed by
the “authorities” in Amsterdam!
I urge anyone reading this article to go to any one of the hundreds
of search engines to research the depraved actions Communist regimes
have taken to retain power. This is what America is facing on November 2nd!
On the other hand, if Obama and his fellow leftists lose the House
and Senate in November, I don’t think he, personally, will care all that
much. He certainly won’t care if he’s a one-term “president”—it’s a job
he clearly loathes and isn’t very good at. And he certainly won’t care
how many Democrat politicians—including the lapdogs who have done his
nefarious bidding—go down to defeat. We may have never seen his college
transcripts, but we know he has a figurative doctorate in throwing
mentors, colleagues and America’s allies under the bus.
Why the insouciance on his part? Because he has already done what the
handlers who ferried in this Trojan Horse into our body politic
dictated he do: ravage the American economy, co-opt the media, and
weaken our military.
And, with a lame duck Congress, he and the other losers will set in
motion further destruction, both domestic and foreign, which will leave
those who win the midterms the years-long task of undoing—in fact
completely repealing—virtually everything that has come out of this
The Fox newscaster Glenn Beck, who attracted a half-million people or more to his recent Washington, D.C rally, said: “There is a coup going on … it has been done through the guise of an election”
As for the November 2nd midterms, Beck told Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of www.Newsmax.com:
“I fear a Reichstag moment,” in which he referred to the 1933 burning
of Germany’s parliament building in Berlin that the Nazis blamed on
Communists and that Hitler used as an excuse to suspend constitutional
liberties and consolidate power.
Beck and millions like him—including me—are right to be nervous about
the upcoming elections. Don’t believe for a millisecond that these
anti-freedom, anti-American predators will go away quietly. They won’t.
They detest and revile and loathe and resent America and there is
nothing—including suitcase nukes exploded in mid-Manhattan, weapons of
mass destruction disseminated in New York’s subway system, or terror
acts in towns and cities across America—which fanatical leftists won’t
do to intimidate America in the same way they’ve destroyed England and
God save America!
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