HASN'T 'COLLAPSED' HERE!
By: Ted Lang
Increasingly, Americans are becoming aware of the expansive incursion of communist
practices in their daily lives. From skyrocketing income and property taxes to
ever-restrictive gun control seeking to preclude protecting oneself or ones children
from criminal attack, law and government are suppressing each and every freedom it is our
national heritage to enjoy. Religion is being abolished. Marriage and families are being
phased out. Parental child rearing is becoming illegal. Our right to be secure in our own
homes is waning. Protection from government confiscation of all private property is now
virtually non-existent. Peace and peace of mind are quickly disappearing from what was
once the greatest, freest society in history.
Oddly, the term most descriptive of this proliferate and pervasive
intrusion by law and government in our daily lives is conversely the one least cited in
the English language; namely, the descriptive and applicable term "communism."
And of course, this is completely understandable. Communism is viewed by the great
majority of Americans as a very despicable human condition, a most horrible political
tyranny that deprives one and all of life, liberty and property, the very tenets of our
free society. Regrettably, or perhaps deliberately, gas chambers, concentration camps,
mass murders and terror have been compartmentalized as indicative of only national
socialism; specifically, Nazism. International communism, historically much more
terrifying, has been given a "politically correct" pass.
But scant usage of the term in our daily conversations is actually a corroboration of
its total effectiveness in blending in subtly with our daily routines. And its success in
subverting us as a free people is critically dependent upon its camouflaged terminology
expressed as "political correctness," or "tolerance," or
"diversity," or some other such term that precludes sending warning signals
thereby putting the unsuspecting in a defensive mode. And if recognized, it is dismissed
as some stupid "conspiracy theory."
The term "communism" takes on the characteristics of a "four letter
word," and is therefore banished from ordinary, acceptable speech. In fact, more than
just being relegated as improper or impolite, it is also suppressed because of the
horrific visions it evokes. Ridicule is directed at those who dare to articulate it. Its
restriction is brutally enforced by the feigned open-mindedness proffered as
"political correctness," which seeks to forcefully come down on those
individuals displaying a lack of acceptance or tolerance of alternate sexual, racial,
religious, ethnic and political lifestyles.
Saying that someone or a political philosophy is "communist," or that history
has shown that one of our two political parties committed American armed forces to
advancing the interests of what was an openly communist nation, evokes the dreaded charge
reserved for such accusers as "McCarthyists." They are maligned and disparaged
by being negatively compared to the late Senator Joseph McCarthy, a fierce anti-communist.
Although he was right, he was overzealous, being swept up in his own self-importance,
which is always a risk when someone is obviously right and in the process of exposing a
great number who are wrong.
Liberalism has thus paved the way for the communization of the United States from
within. Anyone who correctly points this out will of course be branded a
"McCarthyist," or proclaimed as being "politically incorrect," or
"intolerant," or other such disparaging terms in order to stifle debate,
argument and even mere discussion. And if the subject of communism somehow comes up, the New
York Times and its obedient national TV news networks will gladly dispel any and all
fears of communism by offering that "communism has collapsed."
And communism has indeed "collapsed" and failed outright wherever it has been
tried. The reason? It has always failed because of one simple truism: Government cannot
create wealth. Yet, the creation of wealth is its underlying theme, a theme that works
very well in impoverished and backward nations where the populace is virtually devoid of
all hope. Such is not the case here in America because we do have wealth. Any and all
efforts to communize America are simply acts by the rich and powerful to affect a transfer
of wealth, other than their own, in order to regiment, dominate, and control all
Communism in America is real. It describes precisely what is now going on, and
Americans instinctively know its threat, feel its enslavement, and hope someone will rise
up to stop it. Yes, the threat can be stopped, but a first step is necessary. That step is
a constant, daily use of the term that describes it! All together now, lets say it:
Ted Lang is a columnist for the The Patriotist and the Sierra Times He is a regular
columnist for Ether Zone.
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Published in the September 5, 2003 issue of Ether Zone.
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