By John Sykes
Most of our “politically correct” talking heads, Democrat or GOP, Conservative or Progressive, continue to dance around what the current administration intends for this country. Almost all the mass media avoid the subject.
PJ Media has just introduced a new columnist:
Native Americans say that if you really want to know someone, you need to walk a mile in his moccasins. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking official ever to have defected from the former Soviet bloc, walked in all kinds of Marxist shoes over many miles and for many years.
He now sees quite a few leaders of our Democratic Party changing their sturdy, traditional American shoes for Marxist shoes: "I paid with two death sentences (from my native Romania) for the privilege of becoming a citizen of this unique land of freedom, and I believe it is my duty to help it avoid the Marxist curse."
In his very important first post,The Socialist Mask of Marxism, which you should read in total, Pacepa reminds us:
In his Manifesto of the Communist Party, Marx urged his followers to replace capitalism with communism via a “socialist redistribution of wealth,” which “should displace capitalism and precede communism.” Marx advocated ten “despotic inroads on the rights of property,” and he called them the ten planks of communism. The most important are:
- A progressive or graduated income tax;
- Abolition of rights of inheritance;
- Centralization of credit in the hands of the state;
- Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state;
- Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.[iii]
If you know the Manifesto, you will think Marx himself wrote the Democratic Party’s 2012 electoral campaign, which contains all of the above planks of Marxism. If you don’t know the Manifesto, click here and you’ll get it from the horse’s mouth.
If those four “planks of communism” don’t look familiar, it’s because our pundits, politicians and press are avoiding the issue.
Even they they know the Santayana quote: "Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it."
If we continue to repeat that history, it will bury us