The Socialist Triad Comes to America
“Fortunately, socialist ownership of the tools of production proved so inefficient that it only served as a placard for selling income confiscation and redistribution to the “have-nots” of the underclass and a few utopian eggheads. However, the fundamental goal of socialism remains unaltered: the ownership of the hearts and minds and souls of mankind by a global world order of socialist states controlled by a self-appointed directorate.
Representative democracies have long since been transformed into centralized powers with perpetual incumbents and self-serving bureaucracies, answerable only to the cabal of international financiers and the high priests of the media and academia. In their envisioned global network of states, they are the true parent of the child, the husband of the unmarried mother, the equalizer of wealth, (other than that which is controlled by the governing directorate), and the provider of first and last resort.
Consummating the union of Marxist doctrine and the modern state through the government-sponsored eradication of the family, religion, and private productive property, they have produced the nuclear individual, who is left with no alternative but to depend on the benevolence of government. So we find that socialism alive and well, despite the setbacks caused by communism’s failed attempt to reach the same goal. The possibility of recovering the limited government bequeathed to us by the Founding Fathers has likely long vanished.
The Marxist invasion of American public education, communications, and religion that was launched back in the mid-19th century has enabled a lethal assault on our culture and heritage. But the road to socialism in the United States has also been paved with a fundamental reversal of the nature of public finance and the scale of centralized federal government. The Founding Fathers….prescribed indirect taxation….[a] basis for a limited funding of central government [which] was directly contradicted by the Communist Manifesto, which sought to tax personal income, corporate income, and inheritances.
It was Abraham Lincoln who succeeded in adopting this triad of Marxist taxation during the Civil War. Before the end of the war, the Supreme Court found all three of these to be unconstitutional, and the only Lincoln-imposed taxes that survived were excises on spirits and tobacco.
As of 1913, total expenditures for federal, State, and local governments in the United States consumed only one-twelfth of the output of the U.S. economy. That was the year that the Progressive Republicans, led by William Howard Taft (a “conservative icon”) and Theodore Roosevelt, adopted the socialist triad, which would not become law until 1916, when the States ratified the 16th Amendment.
The 16th Amendment enabled socialism, but it was the Great Depression, as handled by Roosevelt, that fundamentally instituted socialism here in the United States. The “Great Society” proposed by John F. Kennedy and implemented by Lyndon B. Johnson was the culmination of a true American socialist welfare state of the Swedish model designed by Alva and Gunnar Myrdal. Social security and Medicare, together with pensions and other personal resources, created the individual aged, who no longer needed to depend on the care of their children and grandchildren, thus severing the ties between generations.”
(Marx’s and Engel’s Illegitimate Offspring, David Hartman, Chronicles Magazine, August 2006, excerpts, pp. 25-26 – www.chroniclesmagazine.org)