Monday, August 24, 2009

The "Inevitable" Victory of Socialism

There has never been a time for our generation when war was not a constant threat. Today we may be ending one war while we are in the throes of another in Afghanistan that may take years to win. The cause of these two wars is not the United States but dictatorship. In Iraq, we had a dictatorship that openly sought to weaken the USA. Saddam supported terrorists and financed attacks against Israel. He was taken out by the freest country in the world. Yet, we were wrong, says the left, when we sought to depose Saddam.

In Afghanistan, we are fighting a brutal gang known as the Taliban; a group that gave refuge to Al Queda and Osama bin Ladin. The Taliban refused to help the United States bring these terrorists to justice so they were removed from power by the militaries of freer nations. This is a just war, we are told by the left, because we are trying to kill bin Ladin. Today, the Taliban continue their fight as they vie to restore their brutal domination over the country.

The key question, however, is what made Iraq a wrong war and what makes Afghanistan a right war? The real answer is that Iraq was engaged by a Republican administration and Afghanistan is supported by Democrats. This means that only Democrats have the right to engage in wars and Republican wars are to be used to politically disenfranchise Republicans. Simply put the Democrats consider any military move they make to be part of their inevitable victory over capitalism. It is part of the dialectical process that the left rules the future. According to this process, the left can't be wrong; the right is always wrong.

Yet, most governments during the last century have been statist (and leftist) in nature and it is hard for us to recognize the most common cause of war; most often, wars are started by authoritarian governments over weaker or freer countries. Wars are started by anti-capitalism.

The representatives of authoritarian governments gain credibility when they posture as defenders of peace while criticizing the United States as a warlike nation. It is a common scam that has been run by countless dictators from the Soviets to the Taliban. Blame the United States for being a war monger and you can thereby make war against the United States without having to actually declare war. How do they get away with it? They believe they rule the future. It is part of an inevitable historical process.

The question is: why were most of the wars of the last two centuries started by dictatorships or authoritarian governments? The best way to understand this is by analyzing the types of governments that start wars and the types that are warred upon.

For instance, why would a country that has open trade with the world want to go to war? As long as free markets prevail there is every incentive for peace. Free people want to make a profit and they can’t make a profit if their customers or suppliers are dead. On the other hand, a government that keeps a cold hand on the activities of its citizens, that wants to muscle in on the profits of businesses, will find every reason to restrict free trade and dishonor other countries. One such type of government is called an oligarchy where rich families use the government to control major industries and restrict free competition. These governments covet other resource-rich territories because they want to monopolize those resources and charge prices above the level of the free market. If they can corner the markets for such resources as oil, minerals, diamonds, etc., they can charge exorbitant prices and make millions. They instigate wars so they can add these countries to their control. Such oligarchs divide the country into two factions: 1) their friends and 2) the impoverished and neglected masses. Within their countries they fight a constant war against the citizens, and outside their countries, they fight constant wars against the citizens of other countries.

Understanding the cause of wars today is difficult because of the influence of Marxism. This philosophy seeks to mask the need of socialist countries for plunder by claiming to fight for the supposed “victims” of capitalism. Using doublespeak and the Big Lie, they convince people that capitalist production is theft. American college professors are routinely teaching college students from around the world that wars are caused by capitalism. Routinely, they tell us that capitalist countries have a penchant for captured markets and resource theft. It is typical of the left to accuse the opposition of doing the very things the left is doing.

How do they get away with teaching these lies? Early Marxists created the perfect scam to convince people that there was indeed something evil about capitalism. It is called the dialectical process or dialectical materialism which was a mystical assertion that capitalism was the thesis that was being replaced by the antithesis which is socialism. This idea of an inevitable historical process that would cause the replacement of capitalism by socialism was not to be doubted, they told us, and, they claim, there is no reason to fight it; instead we should hurry the process along. This is the perfect way to convince people that they have no choice about the coming socialism. Educate the people about the inevitability of socialism and you destroy opposition to socialism.

In fact, the "change" that Obama promises, according to this theory, is the road to the next step of the dialectical process. Change is the new term that will usher in the socialist antithesis to capitalism.

Over the last several decades, however, something seems to have gone wrong with the dialectical process. For some reason, socialism has not yet replaced capitalism. Since the big war, Marxists such as Herbert Marcuse and others have been frustrated that the dialectical process did not work as they had thought it would. To explain this failure, they assert that "reactionary" forces, strengthened by the economic power of the capitalist countries, have tempted the masses away from communism with products that improved their lives...created by mass production and mass marketing (This is why the Marxists (environmentalists and others) are always trying to stop industrial progress and why they hate Madison Avenue). Further, according to this view, the capitalist military industrial complex has built massive weapons that have kept the socialist axis at bay. For them, only something as evil and powerful as capitalism could thwart the efforts of the “good” people (murderous dictators) seeking to stop dastardly “exploitation” of the workers. It seems the masses under capitalism aren’t smart enough to understand they have been duped into thinking they are really happy. Capitalism has supposedly created an artificial form of happiness through material acquisition of goods and leisure. It is all a lie, they tell us, and we should instead choose the happiness (drudgery) of a collective existence in a non-industrial socialist state.

For the Marxists, the reason that socialism could not defeat capitalism was the power of capitalism; which is strange since their theory had said unequivocally that it would collapse of its own weight. Rather than admit they were wrong about this mysterious and inevitable historical process, they clung to their guns and old time Marxist religion. Even after the collapse of the socialist state of all socialist states, they retrenched and plotted the destruction of capitalism by their own hands. Their new goal is to cause capitalism to collapse by stressing it with socialist programs, false charges of Imperialism, apologies to the world for keeping it safe and free, reduced military expenditures and ginned up scandals. The administration that promised unprecedented transparency is keeping its promise by being transparent only about its political enemies.

Don't you think it is curious that the Obama administration never discusses dialectical materialism or even Marx or Hegel, yet it is operating on the basis of Marxism? Implicit in everything they do is the idea that socialism is the next form of government for us...while they tell us that it is not really socialism. These guys came out of Columbia University, for God's sake. What else do you expect?

The problem for the Marxists is that the dialectical process, because it is a false idea accepted without proof, will not create a successful socialist will do what it has always done...create economic decline and slavery. It will bring us back to barbarism by destroying the only bulwarks ever invented against dictatorship: individual rights and limited government.

There is only one spark of hope on the horizon. The Tea Parties will save America because we have the power to stop the advance of socialism...we can make them stop all the spending that would collapse our economy. We can say “No” because our production fills the money bags they need in order to rob us of our freedom and dignity. We can insist that they create no more entitlement programs, no more social engineering programs, no more ACORN, SEIU, Americorps, no more lies and hate. The Tea Party protesters are the only people who know that our choices going forward are either socialism or freedom; either the rule of the gun or the rule of the free trade and peace. There is no middle way...not any more.

This is why everyone who can possibly make it to DC in September should go. We've got to get the message across loudly and clearly.

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