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Here’s Proof That America Is Leaning Toward Communism

February 21, 2013 by  

On Feb. 21, 1848, The Communist Manifesto was published in London by a group of revolutionary socialists known as the Communist League.

Written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the pamphlet summarized the doctrines of the League, which was a group of German workers living in London. While in Brussels in January 1848, Marx wrote the pamphlet; it was essentially a rewrite and expansion of a model tract Engels wrote for the League in 1847.

The Manifesto opens with the words:

A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.

Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as communistic by its opponents in power? Where is the opposition that has not hurled back the branding reproach of communism, against the more advanced opposition parties, as well as against its reactionary adversaries?

Two things result from this fact:

I. Communism is already acknowledged by all European powers to be itself a power.

II. It is high time that Communists should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of Communism with a manifesto of the party itself.

Despite the best efforts by the “holy alliance” to exorcise the spectre, by 1950 about half the world was living under some form of Marxism or communism. According to some estimates, communist regimes accounted for 85 million to 100 million deaths in the 20th century. One of, if not the biggest, tragedies of World War II is that millions of Allied soldiers died in a war to defeat Nazism only to see half of the continent condemned to 50 years of communism.

Following are the 10 planks of communism. They show that America is more communistic than republican in form of government.

  1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. (Private property rights are almost nonexistent today. You don’t own your property if it can be confiscated for non-payment of tribute to the king, or if a government agency  like the Environmental Protection Agency can arbitrarily tell you what you can and can’t do with it.)
  2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. (Accomplished via the American tax system. Enforced via the Gestapo-like Internal Revenue Service.)
  3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance. (Accomplished via the estate tax.)
  4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. (Accomplished via rendition and drug laws allowing law enforcement to confiscate property if it is suspected of being used in the trade or manufacture of drugs — often without evidence.)
  5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly. (Accomplished via the Federal Reserve, which is not Federal and doesn’t hold “reserves.”)
  6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state. (Accomplished via the Federal Communications Commission and the regulated airline industry, Amtrak, public transportation and the regulated auto industry. Further attempts being made to seize more power through control of the Internet.)
  7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of wastelands and the improvement of the soil, generally in accordance with a common plan. (Accomplished through price controls on the utilities via their government-supported monopolies and subsidies for favored industries.)
  8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. (Industrial armies accomplished through regulations favoring/subsidizing unions.)
  9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country. (In progress via Agenda 21, “sustainable development” communities, etc.)
  10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production. (Accomplished via the public indoctrination system called public education under the control of the Federal government.)

These planks are supported by both major political parties.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Warrior

    #11. When first 10 fail, use the drone.

    • Robert Smith

      History review question: What was the Second Reich?

      Darn christians were the one’s behind pushing communism. It’s as simple as that.

      And now the evangellical christians in America are pushing us over the edge.

      Rob

      • Bill

        Robert,
        That was a pretty dumb statement. Statements like that will lose any credibilty that you might of had

      • http://Hotmail Jack

        Robert,
        History lesson: everyone who paid attention to history classes knows the 2nd Reich lasted less than 1/2 century and ended with the abdication of Wilhelm II at the end of the “Great War”.
        What in the heck are you talking about, “the Christians were the ones behind Communism”. How wrong you are! Lenin walked away from one of the Orthodox Churches and Stalin did not finish his time in an Orthodox Seminary. If what you’re saying is true then they would have encouraged Christianity in the Soviet Union; history proves just the opposite was true. Fact: most of the early Communists came from Hebrew families.
        Evangelical Christians leading us over WHAT edge? You must be a victim of a failed public school system! Here is another fact: if it were not for the founding father’s Christian faith (YES, true) there would be no individual rights.
        Sincerely,
        Jack

      • http://gravatar.com/cbgard Carlucci

        Obviously Robert Smith has never read the Bible.

      • Joz Lee

        You all might want to watch the movie THRIVE and then you’ll have a clear view of how this works….THEY are all in this together! Just different names, different groups, different party affiliations…. for the eye on top of the pyramid on our dollar bill.

        Having lived in communist country for a while; IT WAS ONE FOR ALL. and ALL FOR ONE…. but that one went to live in what they called poliburo palace and all lived in misery to supply to the ‘Politburo’ and they said: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it’s working! It did not work for the people ! Fighting for a day to da;y pay to pay existence is not a way of God: Beloved above all I wish that you may prosper and be in good health”’
        So it is with Catholicism……all for the good of mother church (did anyone see the insides of Vatican) all decked in red and purple and god: and poverty world wide abounds…..and they want more of us to pay more.
        SO what about communism?

      • http://www.personalliberty.com Julie

        Jos Lee, good post. I haven’t seen the movie “Thrive” but I know what your talking about, so I’ll check it out. Here is a site, and an article that you might like, search: “Thewatcherfiles” fined the article “The 13 Illuminati Satanic Bloodlines” by Fritz Springmeier This article backs up what you said and a whole lot more. If people read this most will understand why the world is the way it is.

    • ibcamn

      and to think warrior,drones have now been proven to be very effective weapons(armed and unarmed)and now more are being made and shipped to a arab nation,on the other side of the world,kinda like put in place for future use.and remember,Obama wants one global currency, one global law,one global gov’t,a global police force…the drone …what better weapon(tool) to use………around the world!!

      • Hedgehog

        ibcamn; Obama needs a good kick in the globalls.

      • http://yahoo.com Maynard

        Dear Mr. Ibcamn, Don’t forget, not only does Mr. Obama want to send drones to Niger, he also will have them for us here at home shortly. The government appropriated $68 billion on a bipartisan basis (so much for all them conservatives claiming we’re broke. We’re only “broke” when the money is starting at the bottom with the people and they have to earn it instead of grabbing it right fresh from the taxpayers pockets) for domestic drones which we will be subjected to soon.
        I think Obama is not the root of the problem. He is only a puppet who knows he won’t live long if he don’t go along. Right after he signed NDAA 2012, which he had said he was going to veto, Jeb and Papa Bush visited him at the White House, just before they went to the Alfalfa Club meeting where the rich and powerful strategize how they can steal more from the rest of us.
        We do not know what they said (Top Secret) but it is probably something to the effect: “You sure are being a good little black and white puppet. Here we was worried you would stop our wars, prosecute George Jr. and Dick for 9/11, them anthrax letters and war crimes. But you are carrying out our “New World Order” plans real good. Let us pat your cute little wooly head.
        But don’t you forget we Bushes giveth and we Bushes can darn sure take away. Remember JFK, RFK, MLK, little JFK, Jr. and the KKK. Don’t forget Reagan was almost killed by my Texas oil tycoon friend’s son. I got worried when my stupid daughter in law shot off her big mouth and said his other son was invited to her dinner party that same weekend. Why shoot, the shooter was one of my best campaign donor’s sons. But I sure could think fast so I told the Sheeple I didn’t even know ‘em and the Sheeple never could put two and two together.
        Remember when J. Edgar’s memo came public sayin a Mr. George Bush from Texas came to talk to him the Day after JFK’ s brains and skull bones were splattered out the back of his head. Shucks, I just told the Sheeple it was some other George Bush from Texas and they swallowed it like Monica Lewinsky. Heck, we been sendin’ their kids off to our money makin wars since Vietnam and they even line up to be cannon fodder. We sure got ‘em trained.”

  • Robin

    During my growing -up years I heard my dad, on many occasions, warn of what was coming. Some agreed, some didn’t. I was young and thought ,yea right. Life is good. That would never ever be allowed to happen here in America. But, guess what? Because of being too relaxed with our way of life, too trusting and blind to our politicians actions, being too liberal not wanting to offend anyone, or- you name it. Here we are in the dead heat of communism. So sorry Lady America. We let you down.

    • http://yahoo.com Maynard

      Dear Robin. The US is nowhere near communism. Communists control the economy through the government from top to bottom for the benefit of all. That is in the true communist state which has never been seen on this earth. Instead, dictators like Mao, Stalin, and the one in North Korea use their power to destroy and kill on a massive scale. Nowhere did Karl Marx propose that. Cuba, operating on a shoestring, to Castro’s credit has developed a very fine health care system which costs the people no out of pocket costs.
      In this country we have a government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich. That is what is known as a plutocracy. Sure, some crumbs have been thrown to the middle class, but the rich are busy trying to take them away, claiming we cannot afford them. Of course, they have stolen the Social Security funds which technically should not run out for many years. They were used for their wars and “security” measures which were simply money making schemes for the military industrial complex. President Eisenhower warned us about this in his final year of the Presidency. He was the last great Republican.
      If you look at the real reasons behind our wars, Vietnam, the first Gulf War and the efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, they were for war profiteering (Bush and Halliburton made a bundle with their investments in the Carlyle Group and Halliburton) and control of oil in Iraq and a gas pipeline and opium poppy production in Afghanistan.
      Neither country had anything to do with 9/11 or the anthrax letters!

      Most of the so-called hijackers could not fly a big airplane (the one accused of that very difficult spiral, dive and flight at almost ground level that supposedly hit the Pentagon, Hani Hanjour, FAILED a Cessna flight test the month before.) Even hitting those towers would have been a very difficult feat for an experienced pilot. Several of the other supposed hijacker pilots were called “Dumb and Dumber” by their flight school instructors.
      The calls that Barbara Olson is supposed to have made from FL 77 were connected for “o seconds” according to the report the FBI gave at the trial of the alleged terrorist Moussaoui at his 2006 trial. That mean Ted Olson’s sad tale was untrue.

      No! Communism is NOT the threat we need to worry about.
      It is the lies of our own government that have been used to take over the people’s minds, money and freedoms and to use them to prepare for a Police State
      . They have drones that cost $63 BILLION almost ready to use on us.
      They have built FEMA Fusion camps all over the country surrounded by barb wire fences and revolving doors that let you in but do not let you out.
      They have stockpiled hollow point bullets in enormous numbers running into the billions. They have staged killings like at Aurora, Colorado and at Sandy Hook, N.Y. to get the people to give up their weapons so it will be easier to cart liberal AND conservative lovers of the Constitution off to jail.
      They already have passed NDAA 2012 giving the government the power to arrest anyone they want. All they have to do is call us a terrorist, with no proof, and they can hold us INDEFINITELY WITHOUT A TRIAL and NO defense Lawyer.
      That roly poly senator from South Carolina, Sen.Gramm-cracker, when asked about it laughed and said “Onest da gummint say you bad, you bad. No gittin roun it. No need fer y’all to git no dang lawyer.”
      So much for our Bill of Rights.

  • johnd

    The genious of their plan is that each plank only effects a small portion of the society. A majority of the people won’t get together to form any kind of revolt. We are kept arguing amongst ourselves over trivial issues that keep us too distracted to ever become a force against the tyranny.

    • ibcamn

      That’s called divide and conqore and it always has devistating effects!war time and during time of supposed peace!

      “the art of war”,…should read it!

      • http://www.personalliberty.com Julie

        ibcamm, not only should they read that, they should also read this: search “Thewatcherfiles” find the article “The 13 Illuminati Satanic Bloodlines” by Fritz Springmeier This is like reading about all the different wars histories, and the biographies of the richest people in the world. These people even control the mafia.

        If you also want to know how communism got a hold in this country read “School of Darkness” by Bella Dodd When you read this keep in mind the unions in New York and New Jersey, what’s happening today in those cities and Chicago, and don’t froget Obama”s grandparents and mentor were communist. This book can be read on line, free.

  • securityman

    Wrong on the christians. The catholics were the ones that were behind hitler. all I can say now is” trust in GOD and keep your guns.Bottom line: YOU CANNOT ENSLAVE AN ARMED POUPLACE”TtAKE IT FOR WHAT YOU THINK YOUR LIFE IS WORTH!!!!!!!!

    • http://Hotmail Jack

      securityman,
      What do you mean, “the Catholics were the ones behind Hitler”? Nothing can be further from the truth. The Democratic Christian Party was the last one to fall in the Third Reich, and they were Catholics. Most of the Lutheran, Protestant, et al churches obeyed his order to use “Mein Kampf” during church services; Pope Pius XII forbade its use. Some of the very first people tortured and killed by the Nazis were Catholics. There were Germans from other denominations who resisted but you singled out Catholics. Remember “Schindler’s List”? Guess which denomination he came from.
      I’m sure you believe the story about Hitler’s Pope: pure myth. A pamphlet from Tan Publishing will give you the truth about Pope Pius. Please, read it.
      Jack

      • http://yahoo.com Maynard

        I believe it was Pope Pius who cooperated with the Nazis in Germany and Moussolini in Italy. The current pope is about to resign, but he was a member of the Hitler Youth. Of course, in their initial stages the Fascists did bring nationalistic pride and a sense of common purpose to many. It was their nasty belligerence to others and their violent ethnocentrism that made them so dangerous.

  • ibcamn

    Does anyone find it odd that taxpayer money(529 million)went to fisker(elec car co.)to invest in the future,and now the Chinese are going to buy this company!!.didn’t they just buy an tech company(A123,solindra)taxpayer money bailed out,then folded,not sure,but it’s several companies and the technology, in the last couple of years!

    And these are the same people that got caught printing US money,by the US FEDs,and got caught hacking the US companies,by the FEDs and CIA!they sell our kids toys painted with lead base paints and we just sit and take this sheet!!we don’t charge sheet to them to do this to us(trade agreement)and they just sit back and laugh all the way to the bank!and they bought up a whole sheetload of mineral rights and office buildings,private land(mansions in Cal and in Fl and in NY)and some farm land!…W.T.F.?

    Arab’s own just as much,there are Russian millionaires living in the US(part time)the ruling class of each group,and you get ellitist that can rule!we are not a melting pot,too many diffirant people just living together and not assimilating in to become an American!and of course we have the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS,can’t leave them out!….this is how socialism creeps in and takes us over,……….slowly……..

  • Bill

    Good article, Bob
    Anybody with half a lick of sense can see this. But this news media and the educational system are putting forth their best efforts to convince us otherwise

  • jopa

    What is it China and Cuba are the only two Communist countries left in the world.I f you think Marco Rubio of Communist Cuba will make it as our next President perhaps Communism is in the future for America.Hillary and me think otherwise.Have a good one.

    • Vigilant

      Add Vietnam, North Korea and Laos. Eritea, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Syria, Myanmar, Turkmenistan, Equitorial Guinea, Venezuela and Zimbabwe also host the worst statist dictators in the world.

      Jopa, if you had any sense of history (an innate failing of most leftists), you would understand that it is STATISM by any other name (communism, fascism, socialism) that is the most dangerous threat to our Constitutional liberties.

      Actually, I believe you do know it. I say, “do NOT forgive them, for they know what they do, and for how much.”

      As Kevin Spacey said in “The Usual Suspects,” “the greatest trick the Devil ever played on the world was convincing it that he didn’t exist.” And such is the cowardly approach of you leftists who don’t have the guts to come right out and advance communism as your standard. At least Marx and Engels had the integrity and fortitude to state exactly what they intended for the world.

      Sadly, jopa, you and your ilk have neither the integrity nor courage to do the same.

    • http://yahoo.com Maynard

      Dear jopa, Although I don’t like Rubio’s politics as I am so liberal I might be termed socialist or communist by many, which I am not because I do not believe all means of production should belong to the state, I have to tell you that Rubio’s parents left Cuba in the late fifties before Castro assumed power from the right wing dictator Batista. Also, North Korea is called Communist.
      Interestingly, because of our long long embargo on Cuba, their ecology has been much better preserved. In fact, it is feared that if we start allowing US tourists more access to go to Cuba, there may be harmful effects on their flora and fauna.

  • http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/ Ed Darrell

    The Communist Manifesto had a note calling for the end of prostitution. You favor prostitution?

    Are you saying that, as the hammer causes the knee to jerk, people should oppose all things the manifesto calls for?

    Are you seriously calling for a return to child labor and child beatings?

  • http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/ Ed Darrell

    Here’s the actual manifesto Marx and Engels wrote. I note the first point is a united Germany. Curse that Winston Churchill! Right?

    1. The whole of Germany shall be declared a single and indivisible republic.
    2. Every German, having reached the age of 21, shall have the right to vote and to be elected,
    provided he has not been convicted of a criminal offence.
    3. Representatives of the people shall receive paymen
    t so that workers, too, shall be able to
    become members of the German parliament.
    4. Universal arming of the people. In future the armies shall be simultaneously labour armies, so
    that the troops shall not, as formerly, merely c
    onsume, but shall produce more than is necessary
    for their upkeep.
    This will moreover be conducive
    to the organisation of labour.
    5. Legal services shall be free of charge.
    6. All feudal obligations, dues, corvées, tithes et
    c., which have hitherto weighed upon the rural
    population, shall be abolished without compensation.
    7. Princely and other feudal estates, together with
    mines, pits, and so forth, shall become the
    property of the state. The estates shall be cultiv
    ated on a large scale and with the most up-to-date
    scientific devices in the interests of the whole of society.
    8. Mortgages on peasant lands shall be declared
    the property of the state. Interest on such
    mortgages shall be paid by the peasants to the state.
    9. In localities where the tenant system is developed,
    the land rent or the quit-rent shall be paid to
    the state as a tax.
    The measures specified in Nos. 6, 7, 8 and 9 ar
    e to be adopted in order to reduce the communal
    and other burdens hitherto imposed upon the peasan
    ts and small tenant farmers without curtailing
    the means available for defraying state expenses and without imperilling production.
    The landowner in the strict sense, who is neither
    a peasant nor a tenant farmer, has no share in
    production. Consumption on his part is, therefore, nothing but abuse.
    10. A state bank, whose paper issues are le
    gal tender, shall replace all private banks.
    This measure will make it possible to regulate th
    e credit system in the interest of the people
    as a
    whole,
    and will thus undermine the dominion of the bi
    g financial magnates. Further, by gradually
    substituting paper money for gold and silver co
    in, the universal means of exchange (that
    indispensable prerequisite of bourgeois trade
    and commerce) will be cheapened, and gold and
    silver will be set free for use in foreign trade. Fi
    nally, this measure is necessary in order to bind
    the interests of the conservative bourgeoisie to the Government.
    11. All the means of transport, railways, canals,
    steamships, roads, the po
    sts etc. shall be taken
    over by the state. They shall become the propert
    y of the state and shall be placed free at the
    disposal of the impecunious classes.
    12. All civil servants shall receive the same sal
    ary, the only exception being that civil servants
    who have a family to support and who therefore
    have greater requirements, shall receive a higher
    salary.
    13. Complete separation of Church and State.
    The clergy of every denomination shall be paid
    only by the voluntary contributions of their congregations.
    14. The right of inheritance to be curtailed.
    57
    Demands of the
    Communist Party
    in German
    y
    15. The introduction of steeply graduated taxes, and the abolition of taxes on articles of
    consumption.
    16. Inauguration of national workshops. The st
    ate guarantees a livelihood to all workers and
    provides for those who are incapacitated for work.
    17. Universal and free education of the people.
    It is to the interest of the German proletaria
    t, the petty bourgeoisie and the small peasants to
    support these demands with all possible energy. Only
    by the realisation of these demands will the
    millions in Germany, who have hitherto been ex
    ploited by a handful of persons and whom the
    exploiters would like to keep in further subjecti
    on, win the rights and attain to that power to
    which they are entitled as the producers of all wealth.
    The Committee
    Karl Marx, Karl Schapper, H. Bau
    er, F. Engels, J. Moll, W. Wolff

    • Chris

      Statement number 5 would never fly here. Not with 80% of the world’s hucksters (oops, I mean lawyers). Just look at all of the costly service we get from the hucksters in the House and the Senate.

  • http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/ Ed Darrell

    The Communist Manifesto hails the U.S. Constitution, and rejoices in its use against farmers:

    In America, where a democratic constitution has already been established, the communists must make the common cause with the party which will turn this constitution against the bourgeoisie and use it in the interests of the proletariat – that is, with the agrarian National Reformers.

    So, this explains the GOP opposition to family farmers, yes?

  • http://www.personalliberty.com Julie

    Yesterday I was reading an article on immigration. Some one quoted what their father said several years ago, Quote: “When you close the border an no one can come into this country, remember, if things get really bad in this country and you need to get out, you won’t beable to get across the border either” unquote. I am for closing the border. If it gets that bad, I’ll just have to stand and fight.

    • Jim

      Julie,

      The door swings both ways. In 1980 the #1 topic was imigration and the need to control the borders. The concensous was then that if we don’t control our borders, the people fleeing here will not stand and fight their own government back home. Your right to point out that it is up to the few who have not drank the Kool Aid to make our voices heard. Let’s start by throwing out of office the 545 socialist in DC and start over with a few good men and women who believe in God, the constitution, limited gov, the rights of self governance and the unrestricted right of property ownership. Somewhere along the line we have allowd a few progressive (the new communist) to speak for us…and the result is what we got now. .

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    AGAIN, I SAY Bob Livingston, YOU ARE THE O-N-L-Y WRITER AT, Personal Liberty Digest, WHO KNOWS HOW TO PRESENT COMPLEX INFORMATION IN AN EASILY UNDERSTANDABLE WAY. KUDOS, SIR.

  • Russ

    What the writer did not say and that is of utmost importance is that it is all Jewish. The Father of communism was Moses Hess and carl marx as well as the communist leaders were almost all Jewish. When communism took over Russia the first order of the day was to make any anti semitism punishable by death. They proceeded to start the killing machine by murdering millions of Christians. You fools, you still cannot see, even as you print a mostly true article. Jewish money from America financed the Bolshevik revolution and it’s the same groups of banks that you just got through bailing out. When are you people going to wakhave done all thise up. Liberal and communist are just words to describe Jewish. They own and control America and have you arguing about nonsense and Nazis. Hitler hated the communists and so you helped the communists win the war and further their plans. America is so dumbed down and so afraid to criticise those who done these things.

  • http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/ Ed Darrell

    When communism took over Russia the first order of the day was to make any anti semitism punishable by death.

    And if you believe that, I have a nickel mine in Smolinsk I’ll let you have cheap.

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