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American Capitalism Gone With a Whimper

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American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper
(Article originally published in the Pravda, April 9, 2009 “Americas Decent into Marxism”)

By Stanislav Mishin

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years... The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was.. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather than the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives.. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a Burger King burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more than Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more than happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another.. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America ..

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive.. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America 's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more than another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe .

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, losses, and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more than ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties, and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more than a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama's command that GM's (General Motors) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less than two months ago, warned Obama and UK 's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but a "free man" whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance, and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Frank, a social pervert is not only not a looked down upon life choice, in his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort.. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible.. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest, and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is.. The world will only snicker.

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The only point that I disagree with is the point that we will go down with a wimper. I see people fighting back right now. The tea party is a good example and so is the crusade of Sarah Palin. Say what you want about her, at least she is out there swinging (even if it is for a hefty pay day).

All of us cannot be content to simply use the internet to rail against our loss of freedom. We must also engage politically. National politics start locally so get out and there and support local conservative candidates. Send contributions no matter how small to conservative politicians even if they are not in your voting district.

And in case you ask, yes, I am practicing what I preach.

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CVC wrote:
The only point that I disagree with is the point that we will go down with a wimper. I see people fighting back right now. The tea party is a good example and so is the crusade of Sarah Palin. Say what you want about her, at least she is out there swinging (even if it is for a hefty pay day).

All of us cannot be content to simply use the internet to rail against our loss of freedom. We must also engage politically. National politics start locally so get out and there and support local conservative candidates. Send contributions no matter how small to conservative politicians even if they are not in your voting district.

And in case you ask, yes, I am practicing what I preach.

I see it too, but unfortunately I think it's too little far too late. Many Americans are now in a mad dash to promote capitalism, old fashioned American ideals, and right wing concervatism, but only now that they realise what is really at stake. This country today doesn't even resemble the country I recall growing up in and I'm not that old either. I think our side is quickly seeing the door close on us and we are desperate to re-gain a foothold, any kind of hold for that matter. I see too many young people leaving the concervative side simply for the reason that it's comprised of too many WASPY old men. Not a good enough reason in my book, but obviously far too many youth have not been shown a proper example of the rewards for being on the right side or have seen too much hippocracy within the concervative movement. Maybe we've allowed pop culture to raise too many generations by now. Who know what the real reason is, too many to list here. All I know is that I'm on firm ground in my beliefs and I will not go down without a fight, but I see too many jumping ship and leaving us to fight for ourselves. sad

As far as Sarah Palin goes. Obama will surely get re-elected if she runs for President in 2012. Sad to say, but she can really do our cause best by just not running. I agree with much of what she believes in, but I see her presentation repeling too many would-be concervatives. Better to get Obama out of office than to get Palin in.

On a better note. The History Channel is going to be running a special called America: The Story of Us. Looks like it will be good. Hopefully a lot of Americans will join in and watch it. I think it will have a lot to teach people today. Maybe it will shame a lot of Americans into taking the reins where our forefathers left off and get this country back to what it used to be. I believe the main reason for the sudden shift in American beliefs these days is mainly due to the fact that Americans do not know where we came from and what had to be done to build our nation over the last couple centuries. I mean many Americans do not fully comprehend what America is really about, or what it means to be American. And that is speeding up the rise of socialism and communism in our country faster than we care to see.

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Re: American Capitalism Gone With a Whimper

I agree Palin can't beat Obama. We need a strong, moderate-conservative candidate with charisma to defeat Obama.

Palin does good at what she is doing right now, but she is polarizing and can't bring enough moderates and independents to the polls to vote for her.

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As someone who grew up in the cold war era, it's a sad day when I find myself reading something from Pravda and not only nodding my head, but thinking this is more honest reporting than the NewYork times or Washington Post. It's more American than anything in America, with a few exceptions.

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The part about dumbing down the country is very perceptive. If Americans no longer understand how capitalism and liberty work, how will they ever know that they're gone? If you can convince people that chains make them free, there's no need for force -- they'll shackle themselves.

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That's exactly what is happening right now. Truth be told I think it's been slowly happening since long before I was born. We've simply been given the illusion of freedom and not the real thing itself. I think the last people to really experience the real deal were the rugged folks who settled the west upto the first quarter of the 20th Century.

I seriously believe that the vast majority of Americans have no concept of the ideals this country was founded upon. It never really gets put into perspective within the classroom. Even when I was in junior high and high school, we were only taught the basics of American history, but it was up to us to put the pieces together and really understand what it all meant. You can still dumb down society while still claiming to teach them the basic of a subject. It all has to do with how you deliver it the education. Rhetoric, marketing, and propaganda are what leads to change in this world, regardless of how erronious and detrimental that change may be to us.

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If you ever want to find out how bad it is, talk to a teenager. Our schools are teaching them that one of the great things about America is how it takes care of its people. In the interest of multiculturalism, the founding fathers are demoted and Cesar Chavez is elevated to far greater standing in American history. Their history books make major figures out of obscure people.

I remember my daughter coming home talking about the Holocaust and how horrible genocide was. I asked her if they said anything about Stalin or Mao, each of whom killed more people than Hitler. She said, "Who?" Another time she was fired up about racism and the KKK. I agreed that such things were horrid, and then asked if they mentioned the Black Panthers. Again -- "Who?" The amount of history in the world far outpaces the number of hours of instruction available, so teachers cherry pick the items they think are important. And they're not teaching history in context; they're teaching revisionism and and writing texts to have kids view history and the world in a way that lines up with their political agendas.

I learned firsthand how powerful this can be while living in Japan. Japanese adults believed very strongly that war was bad, and that World War II had been disastrous for their country. But if you started asking them what WWII was about, things got real fuzzy real fast. Ask them what caused WWII, and there was nothing there. Over decades, it has slowly been erased from popular memory. Sure, it's still there -- if you're an academic who wants to dig for it. But it's gone from the general public.

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Well I think that multiculturalism is an asset to our country when used and adopted in context. There are lot's of benefits to multiculturalism. It's not as bad a Tom Tancredo has made it out to be. Had the USA been so one tracked minded culturwise over the last couple centuries we surely would not be the great nation we became. But I do see how todays youth have been misled and not really taught the truth about many things in history or even about what America stands for or was built upon. I'm sure my father and grandfather were only ever taught what America wanted them to know at that particular time. We are finding out a lot of interesting things about the past that was always known and documented, just at the time not very popular to teach or a hard pill for many people to swallow in the old days. Multiculturalism can be used to prevent stagnation. I'm not talking about adopting it to completely change our society, but used to enhance it. A stagnent and non-advancing society is a society on it's way down as far as I'm concerned. I'd hate to live in a society where everyone eats the same white Wonderbread and knows nothing else nor offers anything else. That's not the American I want to live in. Some of the most ignorant folks I have ever had the displeasure of knowing are people in this country who never left the farm or never went very far outside of their comfort zone to see how the rest of the world really works. An insular life and way of thinking is the purest form of dumbing down a society.

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Don't get me wrong; I'm not against diversity in our culture. But I'm not too keen on multiculturalism for the sake of multiculturalism. Where I think we're making the mistake is when we skew historical perspective by promoting relatively minor people to major importance (while de-emphasizing the people who shaped the times) simply because we want to revise history's demographics to suit our present view of society.

An example of this was Spike Lee throwing a fit a couple years ago because Clint Eastwood didn't include a single African-American role in "Flags of Our Fathers." The movie was about the guys who raised the flag, and how they were exploited. Although there were African-Americans at Iwo Jima, they weren't part of the flag raising. So what did Lee expect Eastwood to do -- rewrite history for the sake of diversity?

We have the power to change our future, but we can't change our past. America has some ugly history, and I get concerned when people try to rewrite it due to sensitivity to today's politics. As the old saying goes, those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it. I've seen how efforts to erase WWII from Japan's memory has progressed. If we don't examine history within the context of the times, we risk losing the lessons learned from past mistakes.

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Oh I get what you're saying and I agree. It's true. It's unfair to everyone when we try to re-write history for the sake of diversity. It just doesn't work. I just wish that more Americans would fully understand our history and understand the ideals this country was built upon. I think in learning the important aspects of our history many modernday Americans would also be pleasantly surprised to learn just how much contribution other cultures, native or foreign, have made to our country, even in a time long ago, way before the words like diversity and multiculturalism were in common use. So many of todays Americans are so eager to adopt communism and socialism without really knowing what we all stand to lose by adopting them and just how detrimental those beliefs are to a free capitalistic society. At the same time I think that we need to undertstand just how dangerous things like McCarthyism actually were to the American people, the Consititution, and our way of life. That stuff occurred at a time that many people regard as the Golden Age in this country, yet it's ironic that it was also a time when Americans were not as free as they may have believed themsleves to be. It is true - those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

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