Is it a fair statement to say that those who are considered "leftists" or liberal progressives believe in the Marxist ideology? In Socialism? In the right for government to rule over the people? Do American citizens realize the impact of their decisions? Have they come to the realization that the government is more effective at running their lives than they are as individuals?
Since the latter part of Obama's campaign we have been hearing faint comments that some of the new adminstrations plans are "Socialism" but quickly stifled by those who say "That isn't socialism" like the meaning of Socialism has changed.
Socialism is still defined by The American Heritage dictionary as:
Socialism as a system of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods are owned by a centralized government that plans and controls the economy. Both Webster and Random House identify Socialism as a "Marxist theory." Both clearly defined as "wealth distribution" which is what Obama said he wanted to do. So if this is not socialism Mr. Obama would you kindly publish your own dictionary so your loyal subjects will not be confused?
Karl Marx said himself that any good communist would have to believe in these theories or they would not be a good communist.
Socialism requires a totalitarian system; that gives the ruling gang the power to distribute the fruits of other people's labor to its political pals. That is what is happening to the United States as President Obama proceeds with his goal of "remaking America."
If "change" is what we voted for, maybe what he meant was that change was all you would have to your name after the first hundred days.
When all of this was going on years ago,I was too young to realize what the word Socialism means. It connotes a system that is profoundly un-American. Socialism has virtually disappeared from our national lexicon since the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) collapsed because of Ronald Reagan's policies, and the National Socialist (Nazi) Party was destroyed by the U.S. in World War II.
Obama's takeover of the American auto industry is so breathtaking in scope and power that it proves all the accusations about Socialism. The takeover was followed by orders to close 789 local Chrysler dealers, notices to 1,100 General Motors franchises that they will be shut down by next year, and estimates that total dealer shutdowns will rise to 3,000.
Some of these local dealerships have been family-owned for generations. The Chrysler and GM dealership closings are estimated to eliminate 187,000 jobs, which is more than the number of people who work for the two automakers.
Now we can see the icing on the cake for the politicians who use economic dictatorship to punish those who resist Socialist planners. Nearly every one of the closed local dealerships had donated to Republican candidates, almost none was an Obama contributor, and some dealerships owned by Democrats are not getting the ax.
These closings come after Obama's extraordinary cash and stock favoritism to one of his principal campaign supporters, the United Auto Workers union. The Car Czar, Steve Rattner, was a top Democratic fundraiser (surprise, surprise!).
Obama seems to be captivated by the un-American notion of running the country through Russian-style czars empowered to issue czarist-style ukases. He has already named about 20 czars (more than the Russians had over four centuries), and his latest is a Cyber Czar.
This year's deficit will be $1.841 trillion - $89 billion more than previously estimated. It's so difficult to explain to the American people the gigantic dimensions of what Obama is doing that we are suffering from what has been labeled "insensitivity to scope." Things continue to happen so fast that even the most affluent readers are finding difficulty keeping up.
Nationalized healthcare, graduated taxes, government ownership of the private sector, welfare programs and the pending inevitable economic collapse...
No matter how you slice it, THIS IS SOCIALISM!!
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