Robert Dougherty, in his Op-Ed article “Obama Joker Poster an Inaccurate Comparison” of August 3 on Associated Content described the acts and motives behind the producer of the poster stating, “(s)ocialism is the result of an all-powerful central government that runs every aspect of life — but the Joker subscribes to anarchy, one of socialism’s polar opposites.”
On the face of it Mr. Dougherty would seem to be correct, but as one looks at the history of how Socialist nations come into existence anarchy is an essential ingredient. In the Webster’s New World Dictionary, 2nd College Edition, it defines “anarchy” as “1. the complete absence of government 2. political disorder and violence; lawlessness; 3. disorder in any sphere of activity.”
Karl Marx states in the Communist Manifesto, in one of the preceding paragraphs to his ten tenets of the Communist State, “the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, to win the battle of democracy” (emphasis mine). In the closing paragraph of the Manifesto he states that the Communists “openly declare that their ends can be attained only by forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions” (italics mine). Lenin and the Bolsheviks of early 20th century Russia used Marx as their inspiration for the violent takeover of that nation’s political system.
The National Socialist German Workers’ Party, more commonly known today as the Nazis under Adolf Hitler, also ascribed to anarchy in order to achieve their takeover of 1930’s Germany. In his Mein Kampf, Hitler describes the early days of the Nazi movement and how at their meetings he formed a “house guard” (the SA or Storm troopers) with the philosophy that “terror can only be broken by terror,” referring to how the “Marxist” were trying to disrupt their meetings. Hitler further states that his SA was instructed “with the doctrine that, as long as reason was silent and violence had the last word, the best weapon of defense lay in attack” (italics mine). Although Hitler places “Marxism” or Communism at odds with his Socialist dream of the Third Reich, it was only a ruse for the public’s sake for as Bruce Walker notes in his Swastika Against the Cross, quoting Hitler saying in 1934 to another Nazi Party leader, “National Socialism (Nazism) is what Marxism (Communist Socialism) might have been if it could have broken its absurd and artificial ties with a democratic order.” Ironically, Marx believed that Germany was the most ideal nation for his Communist revolution to start, and every communist takeover of a nation thus far has been done so through defined anarchy (violent overthrow of the former government).
For those who say, “OK, where is this anarchy at? We haven’t had any revolution here.” Well, one could respond by saying this is a different tactic, a more peaceful means of Socialist takeover; and to this point it seems as if that is so. President Obama was elected through the Constitutional processes of our voting system and no one has disputed his acquisition to power through that process (the so called “birther” issue deals with his eligibility, not whether he won the election). It has become common knowledge that as a “Community Organizer” in Chicago his “handbook” was Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. In the prologue of his book Alinsky states, “(a)s an organizer I start from where the world is, as it is, not as I would like it to be…it is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be. That means working in the system” (Nikita Khrushchev said the Soviet Union, i.e. Communist, would defeat the U.S. from the inside out). During his campaign the words were “Hope” and “Change.” Alinsky also ascribed to these ideas when he states, (t)he organizer’s job is to inseminate an invitation for himself, to agitate, introduce ideas, get people pregnant with HOPE and a desire for CHANGE and to identify you as the person most qualified for this purpose” (italics and capitalization mine). If one looks at the President’s former campaign and current administration, agitation is a continual theme whether at the oil companies, the banks, the automobile industry, police and racial profiling, and currently the insurance companies as he and the Democrats try to achieve their Health Care reform plans. Since the beginning of the House of Representatives recess this week the President and Democrats have started calling it Health Insurance reform, with House Speaker Pelosi pronouncing the Insurance Companies as “villains” acting “immoral” on the Health Care issue. Of course, the continual favorite agitation has been demonizing the previous Bush Administration.
The President stated as one of his desires during the campaign last year on July 2, at the University of Colorado, for a “Civilian National Security Force” to assist our “military…to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set.” This Civilian Force would be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.” While the President’s plans for his “civilian forces” has not been well defined yet, Hitler’s Storm troopers were a civilian force also who were eventually phased out as the Nazi’s gained power over Germany in 1933, eventually transformed into the SS and a smaller division within the SS, the Gestapo Secret Police.
We are seeing an element of this Gestapo mentality as recently as August 4 when it was released by redstate.com writer Jeff Emanuel that the Administration’s Health Reform Communications Director Linda Douglass is requesting that those reporting “disinformation” regarding the health care debate be reported to their e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Some have pointed out the historical relationship of the President with the formerly known ACORN group, now known as Community Organizations International, for whom Barack Obama had served as a lawyer for in the past and has become notorious for its many voter registration violations in several states in 2008 and previous election cycles, which favored Democrat candidates generally.
So, as I stated at the beginning of this article, the ties between anarchy and socialism fit quite well. The President’s policies thus far fall into various stages of what radio talk show commentator Mark Levin calls a “statist” agenda. A term he uses to cover all forms of centralized government control including socialism, fascism, communism, liberalism, etc. The future of the United States lies in the hands of its citizens as indicated in the Declaration of Independence which states, “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed;” a document that our Government officials seems to increasingly lose knowledge of. If such behavior continues by those whom desire to govern us, they may find that the sentence following that quote above may occur. The future will tell.
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Hitler, Adolf. tr, Ralph Manheim. Mein Kampf. Boston: Mariner Books, 1999.
Marx, Karl and Frederick Engels. tr, Martin Milligan. Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 Karl Marx and the Communist Manifesto. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1988.
Walker, Bruce. The Swastika against the Cross: The Nazi War on Christianity. Denver, CO: Outskirts Press Inc, 2008.
Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, 2nd College Edition. Cleveland, OH: Simon & Schuster Inc., 1986.