is the outcome toward which the policies of our current administration (Pres.
Obama, Democrats, etc.) seem to point? What are some of the clues? Government
regulation, Obamacare (ACA), military cutbacks, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, gun
control, immigration, political correctness, gay marriage, and humanistic secularism
to name several. More recently, the refusal of the Obama administration to
label attacks by terrorists as “radical Islamic terrorism.” There are a couple
things going on here: 1) the Democratic Party agenda, and 2) President Obama’s
agenda. In a blog post I created back in August, 2014, I made the following
weeks ago, I was listening to a conservative radio station. Monica Crowley made
the statement that President Obama's agenda was to expand government
dependency, thereby creating a permanent Democratic voting majority. This is
different from Dinesh D'Souza's claim that President Obama intends to use debt
as a weapon of mass destruction in order and weaken the U. S. military so that
the U. S. can no longer be what Obama considers to be an imperialist nation.
My thought is that Crowley was stating
the Democratic Party's agenda, and D'Souza is stating Obama's personal agenda.
still have the same opinion regarding the Democratic Party and President Obama.
The Democratic party does want to establish a permanent majority so they can
further their agenda. It now appears that Pres. Obama is somewhat
anti-Christian and has a tendency to be somewhat pro-Muslim in his decision
making as well.
in this post I would like to focus on a couple aspects from the list above;
Government regulation and secular humanism. To me, these clues seem to point to a society
in which traditional, Judeo-Christian values are less important and the
government has much greater control. In other words, a communist/socialist
society. The popularity of Bernie Sanders (a self-proclaimed democratic
socialist) would seem to be at least an indicator of that idea. The Democratic
Party is attempting to institute a social democracy or democratic socialism. Actually,
we already have a social democracy in the U.S. (social democrats support a
welfare state and unemployment insurance as a means to "humanise" capitalism).
Democratic socialists seek to replace capitalism with a socialist economic
is obvious to me that the current administration is moving towards a democratic
socialism, but why? The
fundamental objective of socialism is to attain an advanced level of material
production and therefore greater productivity, efficiency and rationality as
compared to capitalism and all previous systems, under the view that an
expansion of human productive capability is the basis for the extension of
freedom and equality in society (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism) . When
has socialism outperformed capitalism? Socialism always pretends to appeal to
the masses, but usually ends up taking away people’s freedoms.
I recently read Planned Chaos by Ludwig von Mises, which written in 1947. Mises had emigrated to the United States to avoid persecution by the Nazis. He is highly critical of all forms of Socialism and believ
hat Socialism will always lead to tyranny. He also criticizes Interventionalism, a political position that posits it is possible to reach a compromise between Capitalism and Socialism. The problem with intervention is that one intervention requires further intervention to correct the previous interventions, and so on, and will eventually lead to Socialism and tyranny or despotism.
Here is my
opinion. Democratic socialism promises to meet the needs of the masses. People
like that idea. So they willingly allow the government to take more control of
their lives, thinking that the government is somehow composed of benevolent
individuals: that the government is God-like and will take care of their needs.
After all, a socialist government usually attempts to convince its citizens
that it is foolish to believe in God anyway.
Many people believe that a socialistic
utopian society is a possibility here on earth, even though every attempt at
such a society has failed. More often than not, the attempts have morphed into
dictatorships or tyranny, or have just failed and disappeared. That is because
there are no angels in government. The government is not God. The only place
where a truly socialistic utopia exists is in Heaven.
is a link to a story told by Kitty Werthmann – 85
Yr Old Austrian Lived Under Hitler – Speaks of Socialism and Gestapo Kitty Werthmann
Here is a link to a blog that criticizes Ms. Werthmann, but
the debate has some good responses to the skeptic:
is a link to a Rush Limbaugh transcript where he talks about Democratic
strategies to accomplish their agenda: