The collectivist would have us believe that by rewriting history, by erasing aspects of what is considered disagreeable today, and by denying the ageless conflicts of mankind (not peoplekind Trudeau), their utopia can and will be achieved. Nothing could be further from the truth. History is a record of people interacting. History reflects what works and what does not work to bring about a better world, if that is possible.
Throughout history we have had the broad classification of conflicting ideas on what supports a more harmonious world. These broad classifications are referred to as individualism and collectivism. Proponents of individualism don’t deny the importance of the common good. Individualists simply believe that the common good of society can be advanced only by the “spontaneous order” that occurs when individuals are free to direct their own lives. When individuals pursue their own ambitions, they find that their own interests are best served by collaborating with and creating value for others. Thus, the combined effects of individual pursuits elevate society as a whole towards greater well-being. This is why social, economic, and cultural progress can best be achieved by liberating and empowering individuals to pursue their own visions for their lives
Collectivists, on the other hand, view self-interest as opposed to the common good in an irreconcilable conflict. They believe that individuals cannot be trusted with the responsibility of promoting social or economic well-being. Instead, elite guardians who supposedly possess extraordinary wisdom and intelligence are charged with orchestrating economic and social progress from a position of central authority. All other individuals must conform to group identities so that they can effectively play the part that has been assigned to them.
The history of the United States reflects these same conflicts. It began with the early settlements of Jamestown and Plymouth and continues to this very day. Individualism dominated in our early history as is reflected in the fight for independence and the governing documents of our Republic; The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
The forces of collectivism were relatively silent in our early history but have become more prominent in the last century or so of our history. The collectivist force commonly referred to as Marxism or Communism became a world force in 1917 when the Bolsheviks instituted the Dictatorship of the Proletariat on a divided and devastated Russia. A pledge the Communists made in their quest for a world revolution was, “First we will take Eastern Europe; then the masses of Asia. Then we will encircle the Untied States of America which will be the last bastion of Capitalism. We will not have to attack it; it will fall like an over-ripe fruit into our hands.”
Even though we have seen the rise and fall of collectivism throughout many parts of the world, the quest to make the Untied States of America the last bastion of Capitalism continues and is flourishing. The Communist Party of the United States flourished in the 1930’s and 1940’s with known Party members and known Communist spies occupying critical seats of power in the Franklin Roosevelt regime including Harry Hopkins who is purported to have run the government for Roosevelt.
Collectivism or Communism played less of a role within the Untied States after the death of Roosevelt, but it was not vanquished but continued to simmer. Then in 2008, a young Marxist or Communist purported to have been born in Hawaii came onto the National scene because he was a gifted orator much like Trotsky, a deceased Comrade of Obama. Obama promised to complete the transformation of the United States from the bastion of Capitalism to the collectivist state the Bolsheviks promised during the rise of collectivism and the failure of collectivism in many parts of the world.
Today we are witnessing just how successful General Secretary Obama and his Comrades were in their fundamental transformation efforts. They were able to infiltrate our highest law enforcement agencies and annihilate all that is sacred in an individualist nation including adherence to the sacred concept of “rule of law.” Comrade Holder was a dedicated and successful soldier in his transformation of the hierarchy of the FBI into a mentality that adheres to the age-old axiom of Communism; “The ends always justify the means.”
If the Untied States is not to succumb to this relentless attack by the collectivists against the principles upon which the United States rose to be the shining pinnacle for freedom, goodness, independence, and capitalism, we must become honest historians. History is prophetic. History will reveal to us the ultimate outcome if the collectivist movement, including forming a police state, is permitted to continue. History will reveal to us the methods the collectivist uses to bring about their desired results; deceit, lying, double talk, double standards, attacks against the Bible, attacks against the founding documents which outline our great principles, attacks against morality, and opposition to all that good and decent people embrace.
When you witness the incredible and deceitful claims today by collectivists such as Schiff and his fellow comrades, remember your history. Remember that promises, such as "hope and change" that they make and the Communists before them made including the Bolsheviks, people within Roosevelt’s regime, Obama, Holder, Jarrett, and the more recent enemies of the United States. Remember their code, “The ends always justify the means” no matter what those means might be. Remember the ultimate end that always results.