Calling out the progressives

Letters to the Editor graphicDear Editor,

You have probably wondered where I have been. Well, I am back writing; speaking up and speaking out.
There has certainly been a lot to take in since the November election, and the ensuing reaction to the outcome. Interestingly, nothing has changed all these months later. That stated, I have much to say. There are so many issues to discuss, and I will not attempt to do so in a single letter. Among those issues are Obamacare repeal, travel restrictions and the ensuing ruling by the court, immigration and deportation, the wall, tax reform, and on.

I will begin by calling out the militant, progressive left. They have long claimed to be accepting and tolerant, but have showed themselves time and again to lack those qualities. The evidence of their lack of these qualities has been highly evident in the massive, nationwide protests since the election of President Trump, the calls to undermine our election by calling on electors bound to Trump to vote for Hillary, the rioting and looting that has erupted out of the protests, the obstruction in the Senate of cabinet appointees, and the unfair, unsubstantiated claims about our president and his supporters being racist, misogynist, xenophobic, etc.

Today, my letter will focus on the Progressives. Progressives are more commonly called Democrats and liberals, but the left has continued to be moved left by the Progressive agenda. And let me explain the Progressive agenda, it is based in a Marxist philosophy, a failed ideology, time and again. Marxism is Socialism, and also serves as the foundation of Communism. There is no major difference between the Socialistic and Communistic ends, the only thing that really varies is approach and level of governmental control. Socialism has significant government control, but may allow for some free market, freedom, policies to exist, as determined by a democratic philosophy. Communism is complete government control without the existence of any free market, freedom policies. Simply put though, even in Socialism, there is no true freedom, because freedom is determined by the government.

That approach is not consistent with American or Constitutional values, as freedom in America, per the Constitution, is based on natural rights and freedom, as freely given by God. Therefore, Socialism and Communism are un-American, and unconstitutional. This is why the Progressive left continues to seek to undermine our nation, our Constitution, our laws, and our institutions of government and society.

To be clear, the Constitution certainly allows people to freely believe in Socialism or Communism, but gives zero authority to establish any such laws or government on the basis of those beliefs because they are contrary to the very establishment of our nation and government.

Allow me to establish my argument using the very text of Karl Marx, the Communist Manifesto (yes, I own a copy of it so that I may know my opponents and the basis of their beliefs). In the CM, Marx lays out 10 ways to implement his agenda, prefaced by these words: “Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property…”

Here is the list of 10 ways to promote the communist way into society.

Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state
Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies…

Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
Free education for all children in public schools.

Let me now begin my analysis. Marx’s opening statement is a direct reference to tyrannical inroads to push the 10 point agenda and implement Socialism. This, in and of itself, is contradictory to our Constitution and government.

Now on to the 10 points.

The government has long worked to eliminate private property in land. This is generally accomplished via regulations, but also is witnessed by the large amount of land “owned” by the federal government west of the Mississippi River. It is also witnessed by the “ownership” or designation of land as a federal park or protected by the national government nationwide.

There is no question of our application of an income tax in the U.S. that it is a heavily graduated income tax. This is why a flat or fair tax gets zero consideration when suggested. This is yet another attack on the property rights of individuals. The income people earn is an extension of their person and knowledge, it is property.

It is well known that we tax inheritance heavily, and disproportionately the wealthy. This is Marx’s way of stealing the wealth of the wealthy and redistributing that wealth to the detriment of society. To make all equally poor. Don’t believe me? Take one dollar out of your left pocket and put it into your right. Your right pocket is now $1 richer, but your left is now $1 poorer. If you keep money in your left pocket because you only put the money you have to spend in your right, then now you are $1 poorer than you would have been. No wealth has been created, it was only transferred. This is simply a thought process for those that wish to try to attack me on this.

If you rebel against the government, or leave the U.S., then this point states the government should take everything you have, and that they have right to do so. This is another attack on private property/ownership rights. This is best illustrated by civil asset forfeiture laws in many states.
This simply explains the existence of the Federal Reserve, the IMF, and the World Bank. END THE FED!
The FCC and U.S. DOT. These departments create federal agencies to control these aspects. Neither existed for over 100 years after our founding.
This isn’t done on a direct basis in the U.S., but it happens through indirect means. Those means are called regulations. Yes, our government controls, quite directly, our means of production through the guise of regulation. None the less, the government has direct control and power.
On this point I want to focus on “industrial armies,” aka, unions. This allows further control, extortion of capital from business, control over labor by government and unions associated with government, and the foundation of class warfare in civilized society.

This establishes a foundation to begin to transfer power from individuals, localities, and states, to the central governmental body, the federal government, to allow centralization of power, and further establish the means of despotism and authoritarianism to control all aspects of installing Socialistic programs and policies on everyone.

And this should really be self-explanatory at this point. Our public education is controlled by government, and therefore allows for government indoctrination. No wonder Clinton and Sanders wanted to expand “free” education through college ranks. No less to further indoctrinate our children to the Marxist mentality that runs rampant through our education system.

This really illustrates why we have an unconstitutional expansion of the federal government. It explains the IRS, the Bureau of Land Management, the EPA, the Federal Communications Commission, HUD, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Education. We can easily eliminate these departments and agencies.

It illustrates the Progressive left, Democrat, or so-called liberal philosophy and ideology. It explains it very well, and shows it is very anti-American.

As I continue to write week after week, it is going to be important to understand the points that I have presented here, which is why I chose to begin this series of writings with this topic. This letter will provide a sound foundation for my future letters on the variety of other topics I will be writing about. I will not address the letters you are very likely to receive Editor, based on this letter and others. People can say what they wish. I may address an occasional letter, should it be worthy of addressing, but I doubt that is likely to happen. Most simply address an emotional or opinioned response, but do not usually present many facts to back their positions or opinions. I do, or at least try to.

I will end with a quote from Frederick Bastiat, “A citizen cannot at the same time be free and not free.”

Brian Johnson
Clare, Michigan



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