Socialism by any other name (Part 3) – Commentary by Joan Hough
Part 3 of a 3 part series
Socialism by any other name Part 1 - Joan Hough
Socialism by any other name Part 2 - Joan Hough
"...a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their
own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of
--Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME---Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Nazism—are identical quintuplets—--they
are all socialist forms of government with later added, equally identical, twists. They all specialize in feeding the people lies. Sops and
sugar tits are thrown to the populace regularly while the leaders and their henchmen rake in the wealth and live high on the hog.
Marxism’s methods, often said to be the bloodiest, in actuality, are not even that. Communism was and is just as bloody. Dictatorship
is disguised in the governments bearing any of these “ism” names- at least in the beginning—--just as it was disguised in Abe Lincoln’s
Republican-controlled government which placed Southern Americans under total control, totally in bondage, for almost a dozen years
following the conclusion of the invasion by Republican troops into the sovereign, constitutionally legally seceded from the union,
separate nation by name of the Confederate States of America...(If your history teacher knew the truth about the South, he would have
taught you that Lincoln and his Republicans muzzled the speech of Southerners throughout those dozen years. People fear to talk
when threatened with prison and, most especially so, when no trial by jury is allowed.)
Conner (Frank Conner -- The South Under Seige) in his discussion of Socialism in Germany, Italy and
Russia, reminds us that Socialism had a partner
in Benito Mussolini, a passionate Marxist. After Benito was expelled from the Socialist party of Italy, he organized a similar one,
naming it “the Fascist Party”. His socialism party took control of Italy in 1922 and controlled every activity of the nation’s economy
and its citizens. He cleverly made illegal the other similar socialist/communist parties, leaving in place only his own.
Hitler’s party, the National SOCIALIST German Worker’s Party, controlled all activities, economical
and public, just as did the Communist party in Russia. Hitler, also, eliminated competitive socialist/communist parties in his
nation and all nations he came to control.
Socialists’ propagandized goals are to redistribute and make wealth, power, and social status identical for all
ethnic groups. Its true goals, however, are designed to centralize power and wealth in the “superior-elitist” members of the nation--—the
leaders and their favorites. [goals now evident in many, many leaders in our present “Democracy.”] According to Conner, the strength of
socialism in government can be measured by how much the people are taxed--—how many limitations are placed on ownership of private
property, and how much freedom citizens are allowed in their use of their private property.
Americans are said to work from January to
May for the total amount of money they owe in annual taxes. "Tax Freedom Day"
is actually April 30th for 2006. The amount of land to be, forcibly, taken from private individuals in order to build the dreaded NAFTA
highway has not yet been announced.)
A Republic is based on the idea that adults, reasonably educated and possessing at least a modicum of
morality are able to manage their own affairs with little government interference. This translates, according to Conner, into fewer
laws more freedom for each person, and a vastly better economy and society.
In Totalitarian Socialism, Conner points out, there exists the belief that adult citizens are too
incompetent to plan and conduct their own affairs, no matter the nature of those affairs. Even ordinary activities of each citizen
and every business must be controlled by the government’s brilliant planners and social engineers. [[No doubt the very act of
getting elected (by hook or by crook, by dead man’s ballots or by stolen ballot boxes filled with uncounted votes) endows all
politicians with superior intellectual abilities.]
Government allows the citizens a plentitude of bread and circuses, sex
and booze. Hedonism is encouraged because it distracts citizens from recognizing the lockstep conformity forced upon them by
their all powerful controllers, the makers of the Law who are, also, the enforcers of the Law and the very politicians who ARE
the Law. [It is amazing how Conservative aspirants for public office change with lightning swiftness from “servants of the people”
to controllers, once they breathe the fumes of the Potomac.]
Southerners have always placed high value on a limited representative government in a Republic, as
defined by the Articles of Confederation, the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. Southerners have believed in States’ rights—--in
every state’s sovereignty in existence even before the Articles of Confederation were signed—--Rights well recognized and recorded
in the treaty with the British after the War for American Independence. Southerners have always detested even the idea of an
all powerful central/national government—--and especially, one referred to as a Democracy. Southerners know that words in use
today, such as “democratic”, “moderate” and “neo-conservative” contain the same petals found in the ROSE OF SOCIALISM and can
all blossom into Dictatorship just as it burst forth in other lands and just as it did in America during the administration
of Abe Lincoln.
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power
have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny." --Thomas Jefferson
Southerners, with a few exceptions consisting of some holding elective offices, have forever believed
in individual responsibility, less government, less law, less taxes, and less power concentrated in a central government located some
place far from their own state and their own bodies. Because of this belief, Southerners were better able than most other Americans, to
resist the hypnotic song of Central Government’s Sirens---Sirens whose melodies and lyrics bemused listeners into agreeing to give up
the rights the nation’s founding fathers reserved to the states—--for example, to give up the rights of each state to control its U.S.
Senators and, holding them close, to make them spend their longer periods in office studying the Constitution, learning the correct
workings of a Republic, serving the watch dogs for the states, guarding the rights of the states at the national level of Central
government. The change from election of the U.S. Senators by individual state legislatures to a state-wide popular election of the
senators was one giant step in the seizure of States’ rights by the Central government. This change allowed the grasping, greedy for
power, Central Government, originally designed as a hand-maiden to the states to turn, rapidly, into the order-shouting Boss of the
states and thus, the people surrendered most of their God-given rights.
It should be mentioned here that there are present day law suits underway in which plaintiffs are
contending the 17th Amendment to the Constitution is illegal.
It is undeniable that the amendment put another shot into the already
bullet-riddled body of States’ Rights. States which voted for that amendment did so in response to the Congressional Sirens and the
Central Government’s lying propagandists, little realizing that by replacing the states’ individual legislatures’ control over the
States U.S. Senators via the election of the Senators in the acceptable method for a Republic, our government was switched to a
completely Constitutionally illegal Democracy –the very type of government the founding fathers refused to establish because of
its horrendous flaws.
Americans today, still have their ears tuned to the songs of the Sirens. As in their political past, the
song sung by the Sirens is paid for, in one way or another, by an all powerful, Socialist Central Government which grabs the money
out of the pockets of gullible tax payers --–literally plundering it from some mighty unwillingly citizens, who are not only
incensed that they are forced to give up their money, but that it is wasted on socialist projects highly objectionable to most
thinking citizens-- projects such as bridges that go next to nowhere and foreign aid to countries where the people hate America.
Our all-powerful Central Government continues to purvey its honeyed lies --–continues to gull the voters
with seductive songs sung by highly paid sirens. Only in this place and time, the sirens are employed in the Communications media---
television, radio, newspapers, movies, etc. Because of their work, it continues to be difficult for listeners to avoid believing
and obeying the desires of the government. The power of the Sirens must not be underestimated. It seems not all important which
of America’s two major political parties are in power—both are in total agreement that the songs of Socialism must be heard
throughout the land, from sea to shining sea. The message in these songs is not subliminal, but blatantly Socialistic—--easily
recognized by all able to discern truth.
Sweet coupled airs we sing.
No lonely seafarer
Holds clear of entering
Our green mirror
(Odyssey, Book 12, 273-176)
Square in your ship’s path are Sirens,
crying beauty to bewitch men coasting by;
woe to the innocent who hears that sound!
He will not see his lady or his children
in joy, crowding about him, home from sea;
the Sirens will sing his mind away
on their sweet meadow lolling. There are bones
of dead men rotting in a pile beside them
and flayed skins shrivel around the spot.
keep well to seaward; plug your oarsmen’s ears
with beeswax kneaded soft; none of the rest
should hear that song.
But if you wish to listen,
let the men tie you in the lugger, hand
and food, back to the mast,
lashed to the mast, so you may hear those harpies’ thrilling voices;
shout as you will, begging to be untied,
your crew must only twist more line around you
and keep their stroke up, till the singers fade.
(Odyssey: Book 12, 41-58)
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