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David A. Noebel: How The Socialist Are Destroying America From Within

posted at 9:35 am on May 16, 2009 by

Today, we can link the U. S. House of Representatives–and its radical, progressive, socialistic societies and caucuses–directly to Karl Marx through Keynes and the Fabians.

Before identifying many of the House members caught up in the socialist web, however, let’s first identify the major economic dogma of the early socialists.

Socialism is the economic system of both the Marxist-Leninist worldview and the Fabian Society worldview. John Maynard Keynes was a member of the British Fabian Society, whose American counterparts were the Intercollegiate Socialist Society and the League for Industrial Democracy. Their American voices were centered in the ideas of Norman Thomas and John Dewey among others. Dewey, you may remember, was an early signatory of The Humanist Manifesto (1933) and its atheistic, socialist gospel.

Socialists are united in their desire to see capitalism destroyed, either forcefully or gradually, and most would rejoice if Christianity were destroyed along with it. Socialists and liberals generally see in Christians “an infallible marker of mental retardation.” (Claremont Review of Books, Winter 20008/09, 6)

The Christian worldview endorses sound or hard money, fiscal responsibility, saving for a rainy day, deferred gratification, paying off monthly credit card bills, living within one’s means, etc. Keynesian economics, on the other hand, argues for consumption, extravagance, and not providing for the future, arguing that “the great vice is saving, thrift and financial prudence.” (Keynes At Harvard, 63) Keynesians love huge national spending and debt and high inflation-anathema to Christians and conservatives.

Socialists see capitalism as an evil economic system founded on the concepts of profit, individualism, private property, private business, freedom to buy and sell products and services, etc. Indeed, a working definition of capitalism is “the peaceful and free exchange of goods and services without theft, fraud, and breech of contract.” Capitalism is tailored to individual initiative rather than groupthink or community initiative. Nearly all inventions that have furthered the capitalistic enterprise and blessed humanity in the process have been the result of individual initiative rather than committee, group, or government activity.

In other words, socialism is an economic system that downplays the individual in favor of the group, social order, or the State. It is a system in which the State directs the economic activity of the social order through central planning and by placing economic activity under the jurisdiction of the State. Socialism is also known as collectivism or Statism and to Marx, Communism.

Today, we call this economic system “interventionism” or Keynesism. Interventionism is a kind of socialism or communism, but without the destruction of the bourgeoisie (which were slaughtered by the millions by Soviet and Chinese communists). Today’s Fabians/Progressives/Radicals allow their capitalist enemies to create wealth, but acquire it by taxing them instead of slaughtering them (Marx’s “reign of terrorism on the bourgeoisie”). They are then free to distribute the wealth among the economically disadvantaged, the intellectual elites, and the superior governing classes.

Such (re)distribution of wealth ensures the favorable vote of the masses being fed, entertained, housed (with sub-prime loans) and doctored. ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and socialism fit hand-in-glove just as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fit Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, and Chris Dodd to a “T.”

Most Americans are totally unaware that the U.S. House of Representatives crawls with a large, well-organized assembly of socialist organizations. These organizations are dedicated to (a) bringing about the destruction of the capitalist economic system (portrayed as greedy, conservative, religious, and/or filthy rich) and (b) slowly but surely bringing production, education, food, and health care under the complete control and regulation of the federal government.

A prime example of this governmental takeover is the carbon tax currently under discussion. It would punish business and industry’s use of gas and oil products (which according to Al Gore will warm the planet by one degree over the next 100 years) by “allow[ing] the federal government to ‘control every aspect of our economy,’ according to Christopher Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute” (The Weekly Standard, March 16, 2009, 17).

The Legislators involved in socialistic undertaking belong to one or more radical House organizations: the Progressive Democrats of America (6 house members), the Congressional Black Caucus (43 house members), the Congressional Progressive Caucus (74 house members), and the Democrat Socialist of America. These organizations and their members quite literally comprise a Socialist Red Army within the very contours of the House of Representatives. According to the Wikipedia article on the organization, “The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is the single largest partisan caucus in the United States House of Representatives and works together to advance progressive [socialist] issues and causes. The CPC was founded in 1991 by independent [socialist] Congressman Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who remains a member as Senator. [The CPC] represents about a third of the House Democratic Caucus. Of the twenty standing committees of the House, eleven are chaired by members of the CPC.”

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This is scary stuff. How do we even begin to attempt to reverse this direction?

Rovin on May 16, 2009 at 11:31 AM

We must expose the truth, and let the people decide…

Tea Party’s will grow and develop, right to the steps of the WH if the people are educated.

I trust the people, I have NO trust in the Federal government.

Keemo on May 16, 2009 at 11:34 AM

This is great Keemo. This needs to get more attention from our side. Thanks for posting it. Interesting that the Democratic Socialists don’t reveal their members in Congress as a matter of policy. I went to their websites and found no mention of their current House membership.

You know I suspected some of this but had no idea the subversion was so profound yet. Silly me. I always wondered how someone like James McGovern (D) Ma. had political cover for this: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120640555842961083.html?mod=opinion_main_review_and_outlooks

Dollars to doughnuts McGovern is one of the “unrevealed” Democratic Socialists caucus members. These people have been conducting a shadow foreign policy for years now. It also explains the recent CBC Cuba trip. Pelosi’s Syria trips to meet with Iran after they came to power in 2007. Steny Hoyers meetings with the Muslim brotherhood in 2007 and on and on.

Now what do we do about this. Maybe we can appeal to the Bluedogs to push back against this? The repubs probably can’t air this out by themselves…the media won’t touch it.

elduende on May 16, 2009 at 11:46 AM

elduende on May 16, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Good points all! Giving this data exposure is the first step. Millions of Americans know little or nothing of this stealth operation. Remember the trips to Venezuela by prominent members of the Socialist movement? How about the secretive trip to Syria by Pelosi, or the recent trips by powerful Democrats to Iran.

This is exactly why the Socialist movement must silence this display of information. I can only hope this information gets out to enough people before the hammer comes down.

Keemo on May 16, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Keemo on May 16, 2009 at 12:05 PM

I think a great first step would be to uncover how many members of the Democratic Socialists of America there are in Congress and who they are and expose them. Why should there be a secret caucus in the House of Representatives. Why do they hide? Why is it their policy to not reveal themselves.

I’m sure their constituents would appreciate knowing exactly the political leanings of these covert members. Aren’t these covert members perpetrating a fraud in hiding their real politics. I wonder how many would vote for a socialist instead of a Democrat. we really need to find out and then air this out. Maybe a Glen Beck or a Rush Limbaugh. Why has this not been aired out yet do you think.

There was a conservative House member a few weeks ago that was going to “expose” some closeted “socialists” in Congress but he did not name names and the matter was dropped…..

elduende on May 16, 2009 at 12:26 PM

elduende on May 16, 2009 at 12:26 PM

I agree! People are very fearful, and therefore quite cautious. I doubt if even hotair will give this any traction. I search the internet for information that I deem valuable and worthy. I fact check the information best I can, then post it and hope for some traction. I will communicate directly with Rush, as I’m a long standing member of rush 24/7, and will attempt to get some traction through the 24/7 lines of communication.

Exposure is the key. Get the information to the people, and let the people decide what to do.

Keemo on May 16, 2009 at 12:49 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Socialists_of_America

“Much of progressive, independent political action will continue to occur in Democratic Party primaries in support of candidates who represent a broad progressive coalition. In such instances, democratic socialists will support coalitional campaigns based on labor, women, people of color and other potentially anti-corporate elements… Electoral tactics are only a means for democratic socialists; the building of a powerful anti-corporate coalition is the end…”[11]

elduende on May 16, 2009 at 1:03 PM

http://investigatingobama.blogspot.com/2009/01/barack-obama-and-strategy-of.html

Read this… The word is leaking out, if we can only get the information to the people. The MSM will not, to the contrary. The MSM provides the distraction necessary to dominate the news cycle with trivial bull crap.

More;

Obama using the economic crisis to push socialism – President Obama pledged to expand the tentacles of government further into our lives than ever before when he said that government will watch over your children “from the day they are born”! Here is a sampling of Obama’s outrageous socialistic pledges:

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350,000 new government jobs
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A new government “lending fund that represents the largest effort ever” to make the government your banker!
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A “housing plan” that further disrupts the market and puts government in the middle of the foreclosure and refinance process — the government will decide your payment and maybe even the value of your home.
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Trillions more in bailout funds for the banking industry that will further balloon the unprecedented deficit that could approach $2 trillion this year.
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Onerous regulations that give government more and more control over the financial markets.
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A new global warming bureaucracy and carbon tax that force us to adopt inefficient “green” energy.
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“Comprehensive” health care that further burdens our broken system with more and more health care entitlements.
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A massive expansion of government education that covers children “from the day they are born” and includes a guarantee that everyone can afford higher education.

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas wrote: “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.” …Nineteenth-century historian Alexis de Tocqueville once observed, “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” …Some have suggested that Socialism is a Biblical concept, but the Bible places the burden of responsibility for stewardship on the individual, while Marx, FDR and his Leftist successors advocate that the state should enforce redistribution of wealth. In failing to discern this distinction, FDR set the stage for the entrapment of future generations by the welfare state and the incremental shift from self-reliance to dependence upon the state — ultimately the state of tyranny.

Keemo on May 16, 2009 at 1:12 PM

Some members of the secret Socialist caucus ?

Lynn C. Woolsey Ca 6th District
James P. “Jim” McGovern Mass 3rd District
Donna Edwards Maryland 4th District

???
Jerrold Nadler NY 8th District (just pressured Conyers to kill investigation of ACORN)
José Serrano NY 16th District (is trying to repeal the 22nd amendment that would allow obama more than 2 terms…)
Gwen Moore Wisc 4th district ?

there are others…

elduende on May 16, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Scary stuff Keemo:

Oh and here is another probable member of our “secret” socialist caucus:

I give you socialist par excellance:

Bobby Rush Ilinois 1st district. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Rush

(is a US army deserter founder Black panthers recently went to Cuba to meet fidel castro and said meeting castor was like meeting family: http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/04/dem-bobby-rush-meeting-castro-was-like.html)

elduende on May 16, 2009 at 1:33 PM

elduende on May 16, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Excellent stuff elduende. Thanks for your contribution to this post.

Excellent!!

Keemo on May 16, 2009 at 1:41 PM

seems to me that some of these Socialists have been in violation of the Logan Act.

§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

1 Stat. 613, January 30, 1799, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953 (2004).

Pelosi to Syria and meeting with the Iranians. McGovern to the FARC. Hoyer to the Muslim brotherhood…Where was the Justice Dept. and the FBI? Instead of focusing on these traitors I’m sure they monitor places like Hotair now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_Act

elduende on May 16, 2009 at 2:01 PM

And some say it’s wrong for conservatives to call them what they are.

Pravda: American capitalism gone with a whimper -by Stanislav Mishin

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

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The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

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These past two weeks have been the most breathtaking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.

[...]

The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

I Hope® America enjoys their Change®. Enslaved by consent.

Rae on May 17, 2009 at 1:43 PM