This is the Prologue to a trilogy âRedistribution of wealthâ, âAnti-colonialismâ and âReparations.â
Progressivism, established in America in the 20th century, a political attitude favoring or advocating changes or reform in areas such as the creation of jobs (elitists generally rule, they govern), private sector growth, the real economic engine, full employment, the environment, free education and free healthcare (is it ever free?). It sounds so benevolent, compassionate, caring, kind and benign. Beware of a government of elites, by elites and for elites, the global elitists and the anarchists. Where did the fruits, benefits and blessings of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, the honest hard work, the joy of victory, the agony of defeat, the winners/losers, the right to succeed or fail, all as âindividual traits, disappear to? Or did it?
Stuart Chase, an engineer trained at MIT, is recognized by some as the originator of the expression a âNew Deal”, progressivism, which became identified with the economic programs of American President Franklin Delano RooseveltÂ and has exploded in the last two years. Radical Progressivism, in all global case studies, a failure, has solid roots in America. And as we stumble in the execution, the policy moves, as in a pin ball machine, from progressivism, to Fabian Socialism, to Marxism, to Fascism ultimately to State Capitalism (State Capitalism=Communism, notice the âartâ of redefinition) et al.
Fabian Socialism, âsocialism is an economic and political theory advocating public or common ownership and cooperative management of the means of production and allocation of resources embraces the âDoctrine of Inevitability of Gradualism.â This is a British intellectual socialist movement, whose purpose is to advance the principles of social democracy, a form of socialism that follows an electoral, a reformist or evolutionary path to socialism, rather than a revolutionary one, via gradualist and reformist, rather than revolutionary, and is established in Australia, New Zealand, England and Europe.
Marxism, the political pracrice and social theory based on the works of Karl Marx, a 19th century philosopher, economist, journalist, and revolutionary, along with Friedrich Engels, is established overseas. It holds that human actions and institutions are economically determined and that class struggle (oppressor vs. oppressed) is needed to create historical change and that capitalism will ultimately be superseded by Communism. Communism is a social structure in which, theoretically, classes are abolished and property in commonly controlled (Banks, GM, Freddie Mac, Fannie May, Federal Reserve, Ginnie May, familiar (?)) as well as a political philosophy and social movement that advocates and aims to create such a society.
Communism, now called âState Capitalismâ (the semantic change, redefinition, is a radical progressivism maneuver), is a âsociopolitical movement that aims for a classles society structuredÂ Â upon communal ownership of the means of production and the end of wage labor, are unions concerned, and private property.The exact definition of communism varies and it is commonly used interchangeably with socialism, however, communist theory contends that socialism is just a transitional stage on the way to communism. Corrupt and unprincipled capitalism is the beginning of a âtransformationâ into communism, into State Capitalism.
The method for âTransformationâ is chaos (Cloward and Piven refers to this as collapsing the existing system from within). The major events in this chaos theory are world wars, nuclear war, nuclear winter, global cooling, over population, global warming and the redistribution of wealth. What these movements have in common is agitate, aggravate, educate, and organize.
âThe Fabian Society was founded in 1884 when intellectual elites, the ruling class, in London, England banded together to spread a different form of Marxism known as Gradualism. The Fabians took their name from the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus, famous for his strategy of harassment and attrition. The Fabians selected for a logo a turtle, a slow moving creature with the motto âWhen I Strike, I Strike Hardâ. For their emblem, the Fabians chose a shield bearing a wolf in sheepâs clothing. This provides us with insight as to how they think and operate. Does this not, in elegant simplicity, expose the fallacy, the lie, the propaganda and misdirection from social equality to the awfulness of the elitist, power elite manipulative âsocial justice?â The âDonât Assume Anything!â blog is a real time snap shot of the progress of Fabian Socialism.
There is a good, as in helping to industrialize, and bad side to Colonialism and Neo-Colonialism (neo, new economic version), versus anti-colonialism, oppressor versus victims. Anti-colonialism, anti-oppressor over the oppressed, is the visible Trojan Horse for redistribution of wealth and power.
A return to Michael Josephson Institute style of ethics, that mentioned, oh, too briefly, in the âDiogenesâ blog, the effort to increase ethical commitment, competence, and practice in all segments of society, to improve the ethical quality of society by changing personal and organizational decision making and behavior. JFK said âA nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today – and in fact we have forgotten.â
Colonialism is generally thought of as “the policy of acquiring and maintaining colonies, especially for exploitation of the poor, victims, usually in third world countries.” Colonialism is a relationship between an indigenous (or forcibly imported) majority and a minority of foreign invaders. But in a certain sense, a good sense, is this not the foundation for the birth of America, the Thirteen Colonies?
The term neo-coloniualism has been used to refer to a variety of things since the decolonization efforts after World War II. Generally it does not refer to a type of colonialism but rather colonialism by other means. These âpopular other meansâ are banks, insurance companies, drug companies, and energy companies to mention a few. Thus is not âGlobalismâ, nothing more than global colonialism? Imperialism was linked to colonialism. Did not both good and bad flow from these synergies?
Imperialism, as defined by The Dictionary of Human Geography, is “the creation and maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural and territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of an empire, based on domination and subordination.” “As long as imperialism exists it will, by definition, exert its domination over other countries. Today that domination is called neocolonialism.” – Che Guevara Marxist revolutionary, 1965. There is no good that can come from this. And yet âChe Guevara, Marxism” is part of todayâs Progressive movement.
Thomas Jefferson observed, âThe natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.â Liberty is not lost, it is surrendered.
To share the wealth and power is sublime, inspirational, uplifting, awe-inspiring and transcendent; to redistribute wealth and power, in the socialist sense, almost always is selfish, evil and must be defeated. âIf you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slavesâ so said Winston Churchill.Â
Our nation has been reintroduced to the differences between âredistribution of wealth and Powerâ, âanti-colonialismâ and âreparations (often assigning the quality of ancestral blame to those living).â This dialogue will be attempted in three follow up articles.
President Dwight D. EisenhowerÂ said âHere in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.â âI despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.â
Outside Independence Hall when the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended,
Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
As for November 2, 2010 vote for the candidate with honor and integrity, the one who stands for the constitution, the one who is for smaller government and cutting spending, and the one who believes in the âmagicâ of the market place.