We can stop fighting communism. We lost.

Many of my readers may be too young to remember the late Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971). He once bragged,

We will take America without firing a shot ... we will bury you! We can't expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism. We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.
- Nikita Khrushchev

I didn't believe the quote when I heard it as a young boy, but I sincerely believe it today. I fear for my country's future. This fact was driven home today when I read a caption during a news report that said, Young People More Likely To Favor Socialism Than Capitalism: Pew My first reaction was to laugh as I remembered a quote often attributed to Winston Churchill.

If you are 20 years old and you're not a socialist, then you have no heart. If you're 40 years old and you're still a socialist, you have no brain.

As it turns out, that quote is paraphrased from the original, and it turns out that Winston Churchill never said it. None the less, I feel the observation is still valid. That's because very few people, young OR old, have any real understanding of the philosophy behind either socialism or communism. In chapter 5 of Good to be King I provide the definitions for these two forms of government.

A theory or system of social organization which advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production, capital, land, etc. in the community as a whole. It is significant to note that in Marxist theory this is the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles

A theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.

It is imperative to understand that the "collectivist principle" is the opposite of "private property". John Adams said, "The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence." Our country is based on a fundamental principle of private property. Communism and socialism are the antithesis of that. They are totally incompatible with our Constitution.

How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
- Ronald Reagan

I did not watch the presidential debate, and I am actively avoiding any news stories about the 2016 election. Why? Because communism has already won. How can you take this election seriously when the Republican front runner wears a bad toupee, and runs his mouth like a carnival barker? It doesn't scare the crap out of you that Bernie Sanders, an admitted socialist, is running a close second in the Democratic field? Bernie Sanders isn't eligible to BE a senator! You cannot swear an oath to the Constitution, thereby promising to defend the private property of all Americans, when the philosophy that you promote "advocates the vesting of ownership... in the community as a whole". Senator Sanders perjured himself the moment he took his oath of office. Oh, well. Minor oversight I guess.

How did things get this bad? Because most Americans are pretty stupid. I know it's not politically correct to say so out loud, but I've eaten broccoli smarter than some of the people in the following videos. The first is a three minute survey taken on the campus of Texas Tech. Oddly enough, there was a lot of criticism of the video because people thought is was deliberately demeaning the students at Texas Tech. The young interviewer had enough confidence in her conclusions that she posted a video response to the numerous complaints. The third video is just... mind boggling. Can people really be that stupid?

Politically-Challenged: Texas Tech Edition
PoliTech Official Statement: Reponse to video critics
Bikinis vs Brains - Watters' World Memorial Day Quiz

One normal reaction to this article might be, "How did all this happen so quickly?" Unfortunately, it has be happening slowly for quite some time. Joseph Sobran was from my mother's generation, and he is heralded as "perhaps the finest columnist of [that] generation". Many years ago I read an article he wrote entitled, How Tyranny came to America. Please notice that it is written in the past tense. I urge you to follow the link and read the entire article. It is excellent. I think this was published in the early 60's,

"We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within."

I agree with every word you

I agree with every word you wrote.

We can stop fighting communism

There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism—by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide. ~ Ayn Rand
It no longer matters how we got here ~ were here!
I fought communist in the jungles, hamlets and cities for six years.  However, before I was allowed to begin this fight, I was required to read Mao’s Little Red Book and many of the writings of Marx’s and Lenin.  I understand them completely.  While it is true communism and socialism seems to attract the most deranged intellectuals and certainly “Cicero’s acclaimed bureaucrats” it also attracts a soulless populous, a large majority of whom would make ISIL look like a bunch girl scouts.  
And it is for that very reason we cannot stop fighting them . . . .  I’m not talking about changing hearts and minds with reason, you cannot reason with a rabid dog.  You have to grab them by balls and their hearts and minds will follow and those that don’t well . . . . .  
Patience’s Michael, soon the architect of chaos will act and the sheep will cry out save me, oh save me!  But fear not, there will be men who will seek neither justice nor vengeance, they will demand a reckoning!   Best regards, Michel J. Sharp           Phung  Hoàng                   No Quarter Received ~ Nor Given 

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we have lost the war against socialism


I grew up during the cold war where we feared daily the threat of the nuclear missiles of Russia. I know firsthand that fear.

But in the past few decades, that fear has faded from the public consciousness.

The indoctrination of socialism on our college campuses has seen to that.

Our young generation has been taught that there is no difference between capitalism and chrony capitalism and that the free market is totally rigged in favor of the rich guy.

Because of our public school system, our youth are not taught the horrors communism, socialism, and progressivism.

Their idiology seeks egalitarianism.
They are taught that our Founding Fathers were racist slavers.
They are taught that the American Civil war was ONLY about slavery and that the Northern Army
was justified in invading the South in a Moral Campaign "to free the slaves" and to "stop the
traitorous rebels from leaving the union". 

They are taught the Progressive Era was actually progress for America.

Even though when the current president was campaigning and never used the words socialism or progressivism they were fine with the phrase "spreading the wealth".

The youth are quite well taught that the "stealing from the Rich is all right because the Rich steal from the Poor in order to get rich.

The political sentiment has been swinging to the left for quite sometime.
While Russia has finally broken from the slavery of socialism (more or less) young Americans are more than happy to leap headlong while ignoring history.

I admit that that my nature tends to be pessimistic.  That is one of my flaws.
But I am not alone.
Many of my fellow citizens are leaving this country because they see the writing on the wall and have felt the Iron Hand of the IRS.

Pretty soon, there will be more Ex-patriots than Immigrants.
do you have an Exit Strategy, just in case?

You're right.

I, too, think the current run for President is a joke.  But I think the stupidity that we see around us has been fostered for a while now.  And although each one of us is responsible to learn what's going on around us, it is sometimes hard to do it all at once -- raise children, work to pay the bills -- sometimes working as many as three jobs at once.  I think we as a people are being hit on many different fronts -- food, clothing, televison, movies, the air we breathe, wifi, smart meters...the list could go on and on.  We no longer live in the 70's or even the 80's or 90's.

When one looks at it, what can one expect when the population is being literally and slowly poisoned with poisoned water, GMO (poisoned) food, poisoned air, poisoned soil (aluminium poisoning) and mercury, GMO and nano delivery units in the vaccines and medicines?  Not to mention nano-aluminium, nano-silver, found in the air and in lakes and the soil, etc.  All of these metals/poisons accumulate in the body and in particular in the brain -- and they are extremely hard to detox -- especially if a nano particle is the delivery method, since nano crosses blood brain barrier and goes directly into the cell.

We as a race are at war, I think.  Not simply Americans and America, but we as a race.

I take heart sometimes in the vision of George Washington, who saw 3 different visions.  One was similar to the Civil War, another our World Wars and the last a war of America with the rest of the world, but in the end, freedom was won.  We don't hear much of these visions anymore -- his visions used to be more commonly known.

Anyway, Michael, take heart.  There still are people out there awake and doing the best they can.  Your efforts are certainly appreciated.

 Michael,Your website says

Your website says "Lighting the fires of liberty, one heart at atime" and your article's headline is "We can stop fighting communism. We lost". That's exactly what is going on in patriot movement: confusion and fear, sense of loss and hopelesness. Your readers, i.e people like myself, not only whole heartedly agree with you but also they know this. We know the country is being "socialized" my friend. We have a president who pledged to "fundamentally" change America and we, i.e. your readers know into what direction. He doesn't have to say it. We also know that as long as our given choices are fascists and communists, all we are going to get is socialism, be that a Republican or Democratic socialism. But what worries me the most is that amongst our nationally recognized leaders in patriot movement there's no one who is stepping up, taking a leadership and guiding our fight. No one is giving any solutions, hope, energy or vision on how to restore the Republic! I am a son of a political prisoner. My father spent 18 years in KGB prisons and Gulag camps. He fought the barbaric communists tooth and nail. Not once I saw him afraid, lost, hopless etc...He was clear about his purpose and fight, unapolgetic and died with no regrets. I'm his American citizen son who is witnessing a complete butchering of the most precious gift that any nation can have, called US Constitution and Bill of Rights. While leaders in our own movement are playing political "hide and seeks" the very fabric of the nation is being changed. 30 000 young men and women died in George Washington's army to free this country. There was a bouquette of leaders: starting from Founding Fathers to military heroes. Now we have one Ron Paul and thats it? When are you or people such as yourself who have national recognition in our movement, going to organize a conference, a party, a structure, a strategy etc...When are we going to have leaders who are ready to sacrifice so they can restore the Republic. Leaders who are compassionate, brave, who can provide with vision, give hope! That's the most important conversation we need to have now!!!! A few kids prefer socialism...you know that these kids have not had a proper eduction on what's the American Way and guess what? That's because we have no one to explain it to them on the NATIONAL STAGE.

[mjb: I don't mention it often (I hope) but most of my readers know that I've spent the last 4 1/2 years in northwest Indiana acting as care giver for my parents. Family comes first. Mom died at the end of April, so Dad is my last responsibility. I am making arrangements with my brother that will hopefully allow me to return to Texas later this year. When I finally head south, everybody will know about it.

What is a leader supposed to do when nobody else will follow? In my opinion, Ron Paul was expected to be a savior. "If we elect Ron Paul, then all our problems will be over." That is obviously an overly simplistic view. I do have a radical plan to change the way things are once I get my boots back on Texas soil. No details on that until I'm in a position to do something about it.]

We Can Stop Fighting Communism

 Not entirely in agreement.

Mission accomplished:(

Well, played, my fellow compatriots.  Mission accomplished.  America has indeed fallen, and things are only going to get worse, which is why I had to move.  America is no longer the country I grew up in and once loved.  As for the people in the videos...I honestly don't know what to say.  How they manage to sit upright is a miracle in and of itself.  Very sad... 

 See you tube videos of Yuri

See you tube videos of Yuri Bezmenov - 'ex' KGB agent - interviewed by G. Edward Griffin in the 1980s regarding this topic.
Also, see the blogspot of Michael A. Hoffman II (revisionist review dot blogspot dot com) regarding capitalism/materialism/von mises, etc. See his 8/19/15 entry for starters.

RE: Communism in the USSA is Real

I was born in 1971. My 44 years in America have a travel in gradations of hell. In the late 1980s, I vaguely remember an Oldsmobile America factory five minutes from my house in the San Fernando Valley. It paid well and my best friend's mother was able to buy a house even though she was the sole bread winner. Her commute was 5 minutes to a blue collar job. I graduated with a good university education in 1996--I thought I had a great future. I was wrong. I think the brainwashing for communism started at that time, but I was not aware of it. It still felt like there was lots of freedom and laissez faire. It still felt like there was room to prosper. Since 1996 to now, we went full fledged communism, with an out of control federal apparatus--I don't know exactly when it took a complete foothold. Very few even knew what is the importance of a Republic. It's not a great country and I spend a lot of time not feeling free at all. My name is Cyrus. Thanks for listening.

 If you have children, steer

If you have children, steer them toward having a manual skill they can rely on for income and for barter in the future.  We have an over abundance of know-nothing, in-debt, college graduates who will be at the 'mercy' of the system in their future.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of them will not care as long as they have gadgets to play with and plenty of free porn to pass the time.

[mjb: "Bread and circuses" The Romans knew what they were doing. It works because human nature never changes.]

[copied from Wikipedia]
"Bread and circuses" is metonymic for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the generation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace, as an offered "palliative." Its originator, Juvenal, used the phrase to decry the selfishness of common people and their neglect of wider concerns. The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the commoner.


I don't know what everyone is talking about..... Each time a hot babe appeared in the bikini video, I didn't hear anything!!!<

[mjb: Unfortunately, I'm getting old. My first reaction was , "Hi. What's your name?", but then they would start to talk and I completely lost interest. Life can be tough when you maintain high standards.]

Yes, the communists won!

Dr. Carroll Quigley, Bill Clinton's mentor while he was at GeorgeTown University, wrote in his book "Tragedy and Hope: The History of the World in our Time" that it was over for our Republic and that the Socialists had won and America was now in it's death-throws. He delivered a speech in 1977, shortly before his passing that our Republic would soon be dead and nothing could change it's course of destruction.

Trance-Formation of America

What we have witnessed is the Trance-Formation of America into a Communist Nation. We were warned by the late Sen. McCarthy and Fr. Coughlin, to name just two from the past. They were scoffed, ridiculed, and ignored. Americans have rejected the Ten Commandments as a basis for moral living. Sodomy and other perverse acts used to be illegal in the States. Laws against sexual perversions were removed from the books during the transition period. The rainbow commies have used coercion (political correctness) to gain control of your minds. We have become a nation of fools controlled by the Satanic elite (Hillary is a High Priestess in the Church of Satan). America allows unborn babies to be sacrificed and part of 'Frankenstien' experiments. We have a homo as POTUS and the first lady is a trans-gender. Our 'representatives' are controlled by an allegiance to a foreign power and don't give a tinkers damn about their oath of office. The wages of sin is death, and as America is trance-formed into the new Sodom and Ghmorrah, what will the punishment be this time for rejecting God?  Catholic's rejected God when they created a new mass in English, and the new order Communists agents masquradeing as Priests went after the youth to destroy their souls and pervert their minds. The modern day Cathoilic Church is a product of the Satanic Revolution, and they revel in that destruction. Wake up you Catholics and find your true faith once again, as it was the only anti-thesis to this Satanic New World Order and had to be destroyed for them to succeed. The truth shall set you free. Please also note Joe Sobran was a Catholic that rejected the evils of Modernism, the new english mass, and he remained with the true Catholic religion which is widely known today as Traditional Roman Catholicism. The agents of communism have won the church and the nation. Wake from your trance and start the restoration of all things in Christ Jesus, our true and only King.

 A gentleman I know, who is

A gentleman I know, who is also a veteran, is supporting Bernie Sanders for president.  Why?  Because he's UNION.  If he doesn't post BS crap on his social media, his 'brothers and sisters' will condemn him.  He of course tries to 'share' this information with me and I always comment, "I never met a veteran who fought for socialism."   His 'brothers and sister" ganged up on me in a conversation in there one day and finally...after a brutal verbal battle they were clearly losing...one of them said, "So who would YOU want for president?"  and I said, "If he were able, I'd love to see Micahel Badnarik run again."  I'm sure the word 'again' was what hit them.  And *poof*, they were all gone.  Headed for google no doubt after the "who????".  
 In the one video, when asking students what their majors were the answers were quite tragic.  They are majoring in nothingness.  Sports, psychology....one was going into nursing.  I wonder if these hollow heads have checked the job market lately to see how many job ads there are for psychologists.  Reality will hit home when they're living in their car while flipping burgers, handing their paycheck over for their school loans.

Sadly, this country has to fail at this point.  It will be very ugly, terribly bloody and nature will weed out the stupid very quickly.  Best be prepared.

Thanks for another good article.

In Liberty,
Ronnie in Iowa

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