The Green New Deal is a bill that has been introduced to congress by members of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party. It is being compared to Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal with the claim that the New Deal was the means by which the United States moved out of the depression. This is of course a lie not supported by facts. For instance, the unemployment rate in the United States was higher in 1938 than it was in 1932. The economy was in a recession in 1937 and 1938. FDR was inaugurated for the first time in 1933 and immediately began the New Deal. The fact is that the United States escaped the depression because it began to produce arms to help Britain contain Germany and then to help Britain oppose Germany in World War II which began in 1939.
The Green New Deal is like the New Deal in that it consolidates power in the Federal Government. It places economic control within the government and not the private sector. It creates a collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) economic and political state where the government becomes sovereign and the individual becomes a servant or slave to the state. It substitutes the term “right” for “entitlement” by declaring that people have a right to health care, education, a living wage, and all the other rights that collectivists declare in order to fool people into voluntarily becoming servants and slaves to the state.
This is the Green New Deal. Read if for yourself and come to your own conclusion.
THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL
I - THE ECONOMIC BILL OF RIGHTS
Our country cannot truly move forward until the roots of inequality are pulled up, and the seeds of a new, healthier economy are planted. Thus, the Green New Deal begins with an Economic Bill of Rights that ensures all citizens: 1. The right to employment through a Full Employment Program that will create 25 million jobs by implementing a nationally funded, but locally controlled direct employment initiative replacing unemployment offices with local employment offices offering public sector jobs which are "stored" in job banks in order to take up any slack in private sector employment.
Local communities will use a process of broad stakeholder input and democratic decisionmaking to fairly implement these programs.
Pay-to-play prohibitions will ensure that campaign contributions or lobbying favors do not impact decision-making.
We will end unemployment in America once and for all by guaranteeing a job at a living wage for every American willing and able to work.
2. Worker's rights including the right to a living wage, to a safe workplace, to fair trade, and to organize a union at work without fear of firing or reprisal.
3. The right to quality health care which will be achieved through a single-payer Medicare-for-All program.
4. The right to a tuition-free, quality, federally funded, local controlled public education system from pre-school through college. We will also forgive student loan debt from the current era of unaffordable college education.
5. The right to decent affordable housing, including an immediate halt to all foreclosures and evictions. We will:
create a federal bank with local branches to take over homes with distressed mortgages and either restructure the mortgages to affordable levels, or if the occupants cannot afford a mortgage, rent homes to the occupants;
expand rental and home ownership assistance;
create ample public housing; and,
offer capital grants to non-profit developers of affordable housing until all people can obtain decent housing at no more than 25% of their income.
6. The right to accessible and affordable utilities – heat, electricity, phone, internet, and public transportation – through democratically run, publicly owned utilities that operate at cost, not for profit.
7. The right to fair taxation that's distributed in proportion to ability to pay. In addition, corporate tax subsidies will be made transparent by detailing them in public budgets where they can be scrutinized, not hidden as tax breaks.
II - A GREEN TRANSITION
The second priority of the Green New Deal is a Green Transition Program that will convert the old, gray economy into a new, sustainable economy that is environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible. We will:
1. Invest in green business by providing grants and low-interest loans to grow green businesses and cooperatives, with an emphasis on small, locally-based companies that keep the wealth created by local labor circulating in the community rather than being drained off to enrich absentee investors.
2. Prioritize green research by redirecting research funds from fossil fuels and other dead-end industries toward research in wind, solar and geothermal. We will invest in research in sustainable, nontoxic materials, closed-loop cycles that eliminate waste and pollution, as well as organic agriculture, permaculture, and sustainable forestry.
3. Provide green jobs by enacting the Full Employment Program which will directly provide 16 million jobs in sustainable energy and energy efficiency retrofitting, mass transit and "complete streets" that promote safe bike and pedestrian traffic, regional food systems based on sustainable organic agriculture, and clean manufacturing.
III - REAL FINANCIAL REFORM
The takeover of our economy by big banks and well-connected financiers has destabilized both our democracy and our economy. It's time to take Wall Street out of the driver's seat and to free the truly productive segments of working America to make this economy work for all of us. Real Financial Reform will:
1. Relieve the debt overhang holding back the economy by reducing homeowner and student debt burdens.
2. Democratize monetary policy to bring about public control of the money supply and credit creation. This means we'll nationalize the private bank-dominated Federal Reserve Banks and place them under a Monetary Authority within the Treasury Department.
3. Break up the oversized banks that are "too big to fail."
4. End taxpayer-funded bailouts for banks, insurers, and other financial companies. We'll use the FDIC resolution process for failed banks to reopen them as public banks where possible after failed loans and underlying assets are auctioned off.
5. Regulate all financial derivatives and require them to be traded on open exchanges.
6. Restore the Glass-Steagall separation of depository commercial banks from speculative investment banks.
7. Establish a 90% tax on bonuses for bailed out bankers.
8. Support the formation of federal, state, and municipal public-owned banks that function as non-profit utilities. Under the Green New Deal we will start building a financial system that is open, honest, stable, and serves the real economy rather than the phony economy of high finance.
IV - A FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY
We won't get these vital reforms without a fourth and final set of reforms to give us a real, functioning democracy. Just as we are replacing the old economy with a new one, we need a new politics to restore the promise of American democracy. The New Green Deal will:
1. Revoke corporate personhood by amending our Constitution to make clear that corporations are not persons and money is not speech. Those rights belong to living, breathing human beings - not to business entities controlled by the wealthy.
2. Protect our right to vote by supporting Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s proposed "Right to Vote Amendment," to clarify to the Supreme Court that yes, we do have a constitutional right to vote.
3. Enact the Voter Bill of Rights that will:
guarantee us a voter-marked paper ballot for all voting;
require that all votes are counted before election results are released;
replace partisan oversight of elections with non-partisan election commissions;
celebrate our democratic aspirations by making Election Day a national holiday;
bring simplified, safe same-day voter registration to the nation so that no qualified voter is barred from the polls;
do away with so-called "winner take all" elections in which the "winner" does not have the support of most of the voters, and replace that system with instant runoff voting and proportional representation, systems most advanced countries now use to good effect;
replace big money control of election campaigns with full public financing and free and equal access to the airwaves;
guarantee equal access to the ballot and to the debates to all qualified candidates;
abolish the Electoral College and implement direct election of the President;
restore the vote to ex-offenders who've paid their debt to society; and,
enact Statehood for the District of Columbia so that those Americans have representation in Congress and full rights to self-rule like the rest of us.
4. Protect local democracy and democratic rights by commissioning a thorough review of federal preemption law and its impact on the practice of local democracy in the United States. This review will put at its center the "democracy question" – that is, what level of government is most open to democratic participation and most suited to protecting democratic rights.
5. Create a Corporation for Economic Democracy, a new federal corporation (like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting) to provide publicity, training, education, and direct financing for cooperative development and for democratic reforms to make government agencies, private associations, and business enterprises more participatory.
6. Strengthen media democracy by expanding federal support for locally-owned broadcast media and local print media.
7. Protect our personal liberty and freedoms by:
repealing the Patriot Act and those parts of the National Defense Authorization Act that violate our civil liberties;
prohibiting the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI from conspiring with local police forces to suppress our freedoms of assembly and of speech; and,
ending the war on immigrants – including the cruel, so-called "secure communities" program.
8. Rein in the military-industrial complex by
reducing military spending by 50% and closing U.S. military bases around the world;
restoring the National Guard as the centerpiece of our system of national defense; and,
creating a new round of nuclear disarmament initiatives.
Hopefully this begins a trend of the Supreme Court reading and adhering to the actual words of the United States Constitution. It is a rare occurrence. Because it is so rare it should be headline news. Thank you, Supreme Court Justices, for doing exactly what you are supposed to do; render an opinion based on the words of the United States Constitution.
The founders spent a great deal of time in meaningful debate when they drafted the United States Constitution. Their purpose was to have a document that would be the law of the land and that would protect the freedoms and rights of the individual from an oppressive government and an oppressive majority.
Patrick Henry told us, "The Constitution is not a document for the government to restrain the people: it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government." The left disagrees with Patrick Henry and the framers and is trying to minimize this quote and sentiment in their quest to have government reign supreme over the individual and dictate how each individual is to live their lives and what the thoughts of the individual are to be.
In this situation, the Supreme Court adhered to the original purpose of the Constitution and gave an opinion based on the words of the Untied States Constitution. Thank you, Supreme Court.
The case centered on Tyson Timbs, who pleaded guilty in Indiana state court to dealing in a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit theft. When Timbs was arrested, police seized the Land Rover he had purchased, for $42,000, from an insurance policy he received when his father died.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that states must adhere to the Constitution's ban on excessive fines, a decision that will likely limit the ability of states to impose certain fees and
In delivering the opinion of the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the Eighth Amendment guards against abuses of the government’s punitive or criminal law-enforcement authority, and that it extends to fines.
“This safeguard, we hold, is ‘fundamental to our scheme of ordered liberty,’ with ‘deep roots in our history and tradition,’” she said, quoting Supreme Court precedent.
This ruling would appear to end the overreach of the government regarding civil forfeiture. Civil forfeiture in the United States, also called civil asset forfeiture or civil judicial forfeiture or occasionally civil seizure, is a legal process in which law enforcement officers take assets from persons suspected of involvement with crime or illegal activity without necessarily charging the owners with wrongdoing.
We have seen how our FBI and DOJ attempted an illegal coup to overthrow a duly elected president inappropriately applying the 25th amendment. Civil forfeiture is a procedure that is just begging to be used by overzealous members of government who wish to minimize private citizens they consider to be threats to the advancement of the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) agenda. Civil forfeiture is a procedure that is totally contrary to a free society and a normal procedure in a totalitarian society.
THANK YOU SUPREME COURT!!!
The collectivists (Marxism, communism, socialism, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) believe that all people must conform to one ideology. This is what all totalitarian movements have advocated. Those who believe in a free and independent society, a society free from the state determining how an individual is to live their life and what they are to think, believes in diversity of thought.
A key difference between those who believe in total conformity under a totalitarian government and those who believe in freedom and independence for the individual where the individual determines their own life and their own thought, is who is primarily responsible for the development of a child; the family or the state. Those who believe in a totalitarian state believe the state should be responsible for the development of the child while those who believe in freedom and independence have advocated for a strong family unit with the development of the child being the responsibility of the family.
Today we are hearing calls from the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party, the same calls we have heard from those who favor totalitarianism throughout history; place the child under the care of the state so they can be indoctrinated to the collectivist ideology at the earliest possible age.
"I believe in universal child care and early preschool," Elizabeth Warren said. "Zero to 5, let's make that investment."
Kirsten Gillibrand, "The astronomical cost of childcare is a quiet crisis of our economy. It's outrageous to make parents choose between providing for their kids or caring for their kids. We need universal, high-quality, affordable childcare options for every family, period."
Kamala Harris said, "We've got to have universal pre-K so that our babies can start out with a leg up. Associated with this issue is affordable child care and a national policy for that."
Karl Marx said, “The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother's care, shall be in state institutions.”
Vladmir Lenin said, “We must make the young into a generation of Communists. Children, like soft wax, are very malleable and they should be molded into good Communists. We must rescue children from the harmful influence of the family… We must nationalize them. From the earliest days of their little lives, they must find themselves under the beneficent influence of Communist schools… To oblige the mother to give her child to the Soviet state – that is our task.”
Parents, who believe in freedom and independence and wish for their children to determine their own lives and have their own thoughts, must take full responsibility for their children. These parents must teach these children how to be independent, how to be non-conformists, and how to evaluate situations and not accept bumper sticker slogans such as “Climate Change is Destroying our Planet” without looking at all the facts including the research of those who disagree with collectivist conformists.
If our nation is to never become a socialist nation as President Trump has stated, then our parents must accept the responsibility of instilling the principle of independence in the minds of their children and not acquiescing to the demand of the state that the state have complete control of their child from the earliest possible age. Yes parents, keep your children at home with family, read to your children, be a positive role model for your child, find schools that educate and do not indoctrinate – this means you will not have your children attend public schools – be an active and instrumental part of your child’s education and upbringing, and discuss the events of the day around the FAMILY dinner time even before your child can walk or talk. YOUR CHILD IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STATE. FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE REQUIRE YOU FULFILL YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Yes Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) 1 + 1 still = 2 no matter how you try to spin your stories.
The Trump tax cuts are adding to the deficit and debt. That is a total lie. Despite the lower tax rates applied to the incomes of businesses and citizens, the tax receipts to the United States Treasury where the highest in history in 2018. The tax receipts to the United States Treasury in 2018 were over $3.34 trillion and are estimated to be over $3.42 trillion in in 2019. This compares to $3.27 trillion in 2016.
The income tax rates were reduced, but when the lower rates were applied to the higher incomes due to the tax rate cuts and the dramatic cut in regulations, the revenue rose. Unfortunately, so did government spending. “We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we have not taxed enough,” said Reagan, “but we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.” This is still true and has been true since the FDR days when people believed that Keynes made since – deficit spending brings about prosperity. Keynes was so wrong. The fact is that every dollar taken from the private sector and given to the public sector curtails growth. We have learned this time after time and yet the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) would still like us to believe that 1 + 1 = 3. It just doesn’t.
We are being led to believe that lower tax refunds are bad. What a lie. It is actually very good. Americans are seeing smaller refunds this year thanks to the 2017 tax reform -- and the Treasury Department says that's a good thing.
The average refund is down nearly 9% so far this filing season, according to updated data released Thursday by the Internal Revenue Service. Refunds averaged $1,949 through February 8, compared to $2,135 for returns filed through the same period last year.
"Most people are seeing the benefits of the tax cut in larger paychecks throughout the year, instead of tax refunds that are the result of people overpaying the government," a Treasury spokesperson said in a statement. "Smaller refunds mean that people are withholding appropriately based on their tax liability, which is positive news for taxpayers."
The new rules lowered most individual rates and nearly doubled the standard deduction. The legislation also included sweeping tax cuts for companies, lowering the corporate rate to 21% from 35%.
Workers saw an increase in their take-home pay last year after employers started using the new IRS income tax withholding tables.
Yes 1 + 1 = 2 applies to increases in minimum wages as well. Higher mandated wages also leads to lower hours for workers and results in many workers losing their jobs. It is a fact that wages increase naturally when we have low unemployment and businesses are having trouble filling the positions for which they need help. This is called supply and demand.
At Granny Shaffer’s restaurant in Joplin, Missouri, owner Mike Wiggins is reprinting the menus to reflect the 5, 10 or 20 cents added to each item.
A two-egg breakfast will cost an extra dime, at $7.39. The price of a three-piece fried chicken dinner will go up 20 cents, to $8.78. The reason: Missouri’s minimum wage is rising.
Wiggins said the price hikes are necessary to help offset an estimated $10,000 to $12,000 in additional annual pay to his staff as a result of a new minimum wage. “For us it’s very simple. There’s no big pot of money out there to get the money out of” for the required pay raises, Wiggins said.
This is true of all businesses. Wages are paid from the income a business receives. The business either raises its prices to absorb the inflationary feel good mandated minimum wage increases or it goes out of business. Yes, 1 + 1 = 2 applies.
Collectivists (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats – all virtually the same) believe they can change the rule 1 + 1 = 2 to 1 + 1 = 3. Keynes was wrong, FDR was wrong, Marx was wrong, Obama was wrong, and the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party is wrong. Their policies always bring about social decay and financial collapse just as gravity always works. 1 + 1 = 2 and socialism = social decay and financial collapse.
Will we have secure borders or open borders is a question asked by many and is at the center of debate in the Untied States. Those who support the United States Constitution support securing the southern border and understand that a physical barrier must be a critical element of this security. Use whichever statistics you wish, they all prove that our southern border is porous. Not only does the illegal alien cross it, but terrorists, gang members, drug carriers, sex traffickers, and many other undesirables cross the border time and time again. The United States Constitution established a sovereign nation called the Untied States of America. The Constitution gave congress the responsibility and obligation to enforce a system of naturalization and immigration to protect the sovereignty of the United States.
There is a large population in the Untied States who claim they support secure borders, but at the same time refuse to secure the borders while enabling and assisting any and all who wish to violate the sovereignty of the United States including illegal aliens, terrorists, gang members, drug carriers, sex traffickers and all other undesirables who wish to enter the United States illegally. These people truly support open borders. They support open borders because open borders support their political goals of fundamentally transforming the United States from a sovereign nation to a member of the international socialist community.
Here is a portion of an article by Shaun Harkin entitled “Solidarity has no Borders.” This is the position of the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) movement which includes the position of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party enunciated by their current leadership along with their so-called socialist movement. I say so-called socialist movement because the total party supports the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) movement.
Simply if you support the United States Constitution and the sovereignty of the United States you will support border security which would include a physical barrier. If you support the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) movement, you will claim you support border security (for political purposes) while blocking border security in every possible way you can.
SOLIDARITY HAS NO BORDERS
BORDERS ARE one of the great contradictions in the era of capitalist globalization.
The world has become a much smaller place because of advances in technology and transportation, global production chains and the lightning-fast movement of capital around the planet. In this regard, the globalized economy is borderless to those with billions of dollars or euros or yen to invest.
But borders are still there to keep the vast majority of us apart. In many respects, governments are doing less and less to regulate the flow of trade and finance between nations, but they are taking increasingly tough action to restrict the flow of people across borders.
More restrictions will never stop migration--the economic imperative for workers struggling to feed themselves and their families will force them to cross borders, no matter what the risks. But the restrictions can make this much more dangerous and oppressive, by forcing the most vulnerable people in society into relying on smugglers and human traffickers, not to mention the exploitative businesses where they end up working.
The militarization of the U.S. border with Mexico is a prime example. In his book Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India and Israel, Reece Jones writes:
The 3,169-kilometer border between the United States and Mexico was demarcated in the middle of the 19th century but had only approximately 100 kilometers of fencing prior to 2006, all of which had been constructed since the 1990s. The U.S. Congress passed the Secure Fence Act of 2006, with bipartisan support, which authorized a barrier along an additional 1,125 kilometers of the border with Mexico. By 2010, 1,080 kilometers were completed, and consisted of a mix of roads, fences, walls, vehicle barriers and sections of a high technology "smart border."
This is not only a colossal waste of resources that could be used to provide help for people who desperately need it, rather than to punish them. The militarization of the border is also deadly.
The U.S. Border Patrol documented 477 deaths among border-crossers in the Southwest in 2012, a sharp increase over the year before, even though total migration from Mexico has slowed. The official count of border deaths is understated, too, because not every victim is found.
The increase in border deaths is directly attributable to stepped-up enforcement over the past two decades--since migrants are forced into more remote terrain where they are exposed to extreme temperatures and the like.
Why are there obstacles to immigration in a globalized world that more than ever resembles what Karl Marx and Frederick Engels described 165 years ago in the Communist Manifesto--of " national differences and antagonism between peoples" fading due "to freedom of commerce, to the world market, to uniformity in the mode of production and in the conditions of life corresponding thereto"?
Marx and Engels' statement is true about one face of the capitalism--but the opposite is true at the same time: "National differences and antagonism between peoples" remain absolutely necessary for ruling classes to control the vast majority of people in society who labor.
Capitalists are absolutely dependent on migration across borders. But they also rely on restrictions on immigration to keep workers competing with each other so that all will be willing to work for less--and to keep the section of workers classified as "illegal" more easily exploited and intimidated with the threat of deportation.
Therefore, the struggle against restrictions on the right of workers to move freely and in defense of immigrant workers in the countries where they arrive is absolutely central to the creation of a genuine spirit of international working-class solidarity and networks of resistance.
Coup d’état - a sudden and decisive action in politics, especially one resulting in a change of government illegally or by force.
This is what McCabe said: Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told CBS News that the Department of Justice discussed whether there was enough support from members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet, including Vice President Mike Pence, to assemble the group to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office. He also admitted that he ordered an obstruction of justice investigation into Trump in order to keep the Russia investigation alive after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.
McCabe went on to say that the idea that somehow Trump colluded with Russia "was something that troubled me greatly." He said the day after he met with Trump, he told the team investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to try to figure out what their next steps should be in order to keep the investigation going.
The 25th Amendment Section 4: Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
The ability to discharge the powers and duties of his office is vague and that was the intention of the author. However, it is clear that the amendment was never intended to replace impeachment, nor was it intended to be used simply because of political differences. McCabe and members of the deep state had false suspicions that Trump had colluded with the Russian government based on a report they knew was false and was the result of a political opposition paper paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton with the intent of manufacturing false claims. McCabe and the deep state were well aware that nothing within that report was true, nevertheless, they used it to knowingly advance a false narrative.
The question that the DOJ should investigate once Barr becomes Attorney General is did McCabe and his fellow deep state members commit treason in their attempt to overthrow a duly elected President simply because they disagreed with that duly elected President politically. It was clear and evident that President Trump was very capable of discharging the duties of his office. It has become abundantly clear that members of the deep state within the DOJ and FBI had not been discharging their duties as fair and impartial servants of the government. This would be an excellent case to bring some clarity as to what the 25th amendment means when it says to discharge the powers and duties of the office.
THIS IS A STORY THAT DID NOT MAKE THE NATIONAL HEADLINES, AND IT SHOULD. INSTEAD WE HEARD ABOUT THE TWITTER BANTER BETWEEN DIFFERENT POLITICIANS, HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES, AND OPINION PUNDITS WHO CAMOUFLAGE THEMSELVES AS JOURNALISTS.
Our national debt now exceeds $22 trillion and it is growing. Our national debt has been declared to be a threat to our national security. The national debt continues to grow despite increasing revenue from taxes. In 2014 the United States Treasury collected an estimated $2,849,000,000. In 2018 the United States Treasury collected an estimated $3,752,000,000 from tax revenue. The 2018 number includes the Trump tax cuts, which resulted in greater income to the United States Treasury. Of course, this happens every time there is a substantial tax cut because of the increased revenues in business and increased personal income. When the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) claim a tax cut to the American public costs the United States Treasury income, it is a lie.
The Gross Domestic Product for 2018 is estimated to be $20.1 trillion. This is an increase of approximately $3 trillion dollars in the last 3 years. Despite the GDP growth and tax revenue growth the national debt continues to grow. This is because the spending continues to grow at an incredible pace. The requested budget by the Paul Ryan House, remember Ryan, the conservative budget guru which is a laugh out loud, was in excess of $4, 000,000,000,000. You do the math.
One per cent of $22,000,000,000,000 is $222,000,000,000; or one per cent of $22 trillion is $220 billion. That means that two per cent of $22 trillion is $440 billion. The rate on the ten-year treasury note in January 0f 2015 was 1.88%. The rate on the ten-year treasury note in January of 2019 was 2.71%. The rate on the one-year treasury bill in January of 2015 was 0.2%. The rate on the one-year treasury bill in January of 2019 was 2.58%. Because of the great economic conditions due to lower tax rates and less regulation, the projection is for that rate to go higher.
Our national expenditures will continue to grow because of increased interest cost and because of irresponsible government spending, waste, and fraud; and because NOBODY CARES. What we are seeing in Venezuela and we have seen in other countries such as Greece in the 1940’s, Germany in the 1920’s, and over 55 times in recent history, hyperinflation that devastates economies, countries, and families is the result. And yet, NOBODY CARES. When we hear that people deserve to receive more and more free stuff with more and more government spending, including such irresponsible claims that the world will end in 12 years unless we bankrupt ourselves to fight some imagined crisis as Global Warning. Global warning is a false narrative perpetrated by the Marxists and Globalists, (collectivists) in their effort to punish what they call imperialist nations and people, primarily the United States, and reward those they call oppressed nations and people. The sad thing is that it seems to be working. IF YOU TELL A BIG ENOUGH LIE OFTEN ENOUGH IT WILL BECOME FACT.
We the people must show the deserved outrage toward the irresponsibility of those in government who totally disregard the NATIONAL DEBT that always ends in social devastation and financial collapse along with their climb on the bandwagon irresponsible claims about GLOBAL CHANGE, by electing reasonable and responsible people to congress.
The Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party has been moving to the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) for a long time. Many would say it started with Woodrow Wilson, took a gigantic step under the Franklin Roosevelt era, with another gigantic stop under the Obama regime. Some of us would say it had begun prior to Wilson, but that debate is for another time. The fact is that the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party of today is a full-fledged collectivist party singing the same song of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Mao, Castro, and Chavez. It is being pulled by different forces. Here is another movement with a different name but same polices as the current Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party as outlined by its new darling AOC and the growing list of presidential candidates.
Bread and Roses was formed in 2018 and has declared its beliefs. The first statement is by its founder Jerome Segal and and the second is the platform of Bread and Roses form its website. As you can read, these could come from the declaration speech of any of the current Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) candidates and sounds much like the New Green Deal supported by the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party.
A 50-State Party
Bread and Roses, more fully, Bread and Roses/Peace and Justice, is a new national party, with its first State party in Maryland. In August 2018, Bread and Roses delivered 15,000 signatures to the Maryland Board of Elections to qualify as a non-major party in Maryland. When qualified, we will have the right to place our candidates on the ballot in Maryland for all local, state and national elections in Novembers 2020 and 2022.
Bread and Roses is "socialistic" in its ideals, open to New Socialists and Non-Socialist alike. We use these terms "socialistic" and "New Socialists" to communicate both that the goals of socialism are central to our outlook, but also that we have new ideas with respect to public policy, that we are not wedded to big Government, and that we seek to develop a new political culture that is experimental and modest rather than dogmatic with respect to predictions of actual consequences of any effort to build a better world. We are not clairvoyant. We believe in keeping ones eye on ultimate goals and values, and being a society that learns, even from failure.
As to socialistic ideals, we embrace the social contract implied in "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs." Everyone should make a contribution, and be given an opportunity to do so. That contribution should be from ones deepest abilities, from potentials that one is able to develop to their fullest. And in exchange, everyone has right to fulfillment of core economic needs, regardless of income level.
Secondly, we believe that "The Job System," our basic economic framework, one that divides us into two groups: "the job creators" and the "the job seekers," is not an eternal fact of nature. It is a recent system, primarily the result of industrialization, and it has largely served its purpose. We are ready to move beyond the job system, and to transform what remains of it.
Our roots are broader than the Socialist tradition. We strongly identify with the "plain living, high thinking" traditions of America, whether the Quakers, John Adams, Thoreau, or the experimental utopian communes of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. We seek a socio-economic framework that is user-friendly to those pursuing The Alternative American Dream, one of modest consumption, economic security, and abundant leisure, sufficient to do the things in life that matter most.
Further, "Roses" is central to our outlook. Roses means different things to different people. Clearly, it means beauty, both in the urban and natural environment, a society With Beauty For All. More fundamentally, in saying "And Roses too" the women strikers in Lawrence were saying, "We are not just laborers, with basic needs for bread. We are also complex human beings, with complex needs for lives of meaning and richness." We agree. We believe that Renaissance is in America's future.
Finally, we are international in our orientation. We believe in an engaged America, but one that is true to its best self; one that seeks a world of peace in which human rights are respected, in which cultures are tolerant and in which oppression is checked by evolving international institutions, ones that will ensure: Never again, not to anyone, not to any people.
- Jerome Segal, founder
A democratic socialist world
Democratic socialists believe it’s impossible to have democracy or social justice under capitalism, an economic system that concentrates wealth and power in the hands of a few. We fight for a society without class, where decisions about what to produce, and how to produce and distribute it, are made democratically. We fight for a society where every person regardless of gender, race, or cultural background has the opportunity to develop to their full human potential.
The world we live in violates any reasonable standard of justice and decency. But moral outrage is not enough to change the world. Democratic socialists also have a strategy to break the power of capitalists and the bosses who do their bidding: we see a united, militant working class as the leading force for radical social change.
The vast majority of people in our society—those who are separated from the means of production and have to sell their labor to survive—are part of the working class. Their exploitation by capitalist bosses means that they have the greatest interest in fighting for a socialist society. And at the same time, workers’ position within the machinery of capitalism gives them the power to disrupt business as usual, win concessions, and transform our society. This is why everything we do as an organization must be aimed at reviving the once-strong link between socialist politics and the working class. A unified, global working-class movement can transform our society and undermine racial and gender oppression, combat police brutality and mass incarceration, challenge the United States’ role as an imperialist policeman, ensure rights and justice for migrants, and build an ecologically sustainable economy.
MARX, ENGELS, LENIN, MAO, CASTRO, CHAVEZ, HOPKINS HESS, OBAMA, JARRETT, HOLDER AND ALL OTHER COMRADES WOULD STRONGLY AGREE AND HAVE STATED THE SAME IN DIFFERENT STATEMENTS AND POLICIES THEY HAVE SUPPORTED.
That the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party advocates collectivist (Marxist. Communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) ideals is now an unquestionable statement. FDR enabled his friend Joseph Stalin to dominate Eastern Europe even though Winston Churchill fought against this horrible policy pushed by members of the United States Communist Party, Hopkins and Hess, within the FDR circle. The evils of Communism were then recognized but accepted by Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon and others up until Ronald Reagan said no more. The Soviet Empire, made possible by FDR and his communist dominated inner circle, collapsed. Even though the Soviet Empire collapsed, the Marxist philosophy continued and is alive and well in the United States today. It is in fact the philosophy under which the Democrat (Marxist/Progressive) Party operates today. Comrade Obama, a dedicated communist, along with his comrade’s Jarrett and Holder ignited the philosophy and greatly aided it in becoming the central theme of the current Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party.
This is so evident that President Trump directly denounced this evil of collectivism (Marxism, communism, socialism, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same). Other presidents have also directly denounced collectivism, but never in the context that did President Trump when he stated that despite the efforts of the collectivist dominated Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party, the United States must reject this false promise of “Hope and Change” that has failed every time it has been tried.
The new voice of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (M/P, N.Y.) and Ed Markey (M/P., Mass.) introduced a Green New Deal bill that, in addition to using government coercion and the typical wealth redistribution of the collectivist movement through the false claim that the United States must be transitioned to an entirely new renewable energy economy in ten years, promises to provide “economic security for those unable or unwilling to work.” A false narrative is being used to create a manufactured crisis in order to bring about the overthrow of capitalism and completely transform the United States to a communist society. The economic security of those unable or unwilling to work is exactly what Marx meant when he said from each according to their abilities to each according to their needs. This platform has been endorsed by the leadership of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party including those who are now or are planning to announce their candidacy for the presidential nomination.
“For as soon as the distribution of labour comes into being, each man has a particular, exclusive sphere of activity, which is forced upon him and from which he cannot escape. He is a hunter, a fisherman, a herdsman, or a critical critic, and must remain so if he does not want to lose his means of livelihood; while in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticise after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic.”
― Karl Marx, The German Ideology
“The ends always justify the means” has been the axiom of the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) from the beginning of time. When this is the code by which you live, you can always justify putting politics above principle. Harry Reid stood on the floor of the Senate and declared that he had it from good sources that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes for ten years. After it had been proven beyond any doubt that Reid had lied, he justified his lie by saying, “he didn’t win.” Obama stated that you can keep your plan if you like it, you can keep your doctor if you like them, knowing this was a lie. Obama justified his lie by saying that all would now have coverage, which also turned out to be a lie.
When Brett Kavanaugh was about to be confirmed to be a Justice on the Supreme Court, Diane Feinstien leaked damaging information to the public that, without any proof or collaborating statements or evidence, Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted a young lady while they were both in high school. Other salacious claims were made by others about Kavanaugh as well. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) immediately called for the nomination of Kavanagh to be withdrawn explaining that all women must be believed, that the witness sounded truthful, and that just suspicion and not evidence was enough to have the nomination withdrawn.
Justin Fairfax, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, has been implicated in a case of sexual abuse that took place during a Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) convention in 2004. The same Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) who called for the head of Kavanaugh are now protecting Fairfax claiming that the principles of rule of law must be followed. The Governor of Virginia has been implicated in a racist incident and many of the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) had called for his resignation. These calls for resignation have also been withdrawn.
Governor Northam is a member of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party. If he were to resign, Fairfax would become governor. Fairfax is a member of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party. If Fairfax would be forced from office, the next highest elected official, the Attorney General would become governor. That would be Mark Herring, a member of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party who just revealed he had also done blackface while in school, just as Northam had done. The next in line to be governor would be the speaker of the House of Delegates — currently Republican Kirk Cox.
The first three in line to be governor of Virginia are all Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) who have admitted to doing blackface or are implicated in a sexual assault case, all actions for which Marxist/Progressives have said in the past that just the implication disqualifies the individual from serving in public office. If they were a party that believed in principles, the next governor would be a Republican. That is the incorrect ends, according to them so principle will be cast to the wind and politics will prevail. Remember, THE ENDS ALWAYS JUSTIFY THE MEANS. POLITICS OVER PRINCIPLES. These are the standards by which collectivists (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats, all virtually the same).