Wise people, a wise society, will always take the time to reflect. A wise people, a wise society must take the time to ask themselves what brought them to this point and where do they want to go. A true reflection cannot be based on wishes and imagination but must be based on reality and honesty. We must ask if we are pleased with the results the policies of the past produced, what has history shown different policies will produce, and which do we prefer.
Carl Sandburg told us, “When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along.
We the people of the United States must remember we were founded as a Republic and not a democracy. This was a specific choice because in a Republic the government cannot take the rights and liberties from any citizen simply because the majority deems it should be done. Our founders recognize that rights and liberties are endowed upon all by God and not by man or government. Government’s only role would be to protect rights and liberties and would have no power to limit or to abolish any right or liberty.
That is from where we came. The left or the Democrat party is telling Americans that from where we came failed and we must change our course, or as they say, “the United States must be transformed”. Upon reflection, not so much as to what they say but based on what they do, it is apparent that the left or the Democrats want us to go down the same path that Karl Marx outlined. This is a path that is in direct contrast to the path upon which our founders set us.
As Marx stated, when the human society in its historical development reaches the capitalistic stage of production it gets divided into only two classes namely capitalist class [or the Bourgeoisie] and the working class [or the proletariats]. The former one is the “exploiting class” while the latter is the “exploited” one.
Their interests always clash, and conflict arises. It is this class conflict which is always responsible for social movements and revolutions. When the class conflict reaches its final stage, the workers gain upper hand in it.
They become victorious in this struggle and establish their regime. In the initial stages “the dictatorship of the proletariat” will be established and thereafter it prepares the way for the transformation of the society. This transformation finally culminates in the establishment of the classless society.
The role of the “dictatorship of the proletariat” is to bring about transformation in any and all ways necessary. Marx explains that this is done by totaling destroying all present institutions and to use whatever means is necessary including violence, deceit, indoctrination, and manipulation. Marx explains that the end result will be a classless society that operates in total harmony because there will be no differences. All in society will conform to the same belief system and all will be equal. Marx would have us believe in his ideal society all will produce for the good of the collective even though all receive, not on production, but on some basis of need.
In our time of reflection, it is essential that we ask ourselves if we would want to live in such a society where individuals are ostracized and eliminated because they do not totally conform to the directives of the collective, if we would produce to our fullest capabilities if we were to receive the same as those who did not, if we would be content to believe only what we are told to believe and be ostracized or eliminated if we questioned or sought to do our own research, and if we were told to pay homage to the state as our god and denounce even the existence of the God who created all. We must also reflect upon what societies quickly became when they traveled down the road outlined by Marx and proclaimed by the Democrats, and is that what we want for our society and for the United States.
After we have reflected we must decide if we favor the society envisioned by our founders or the society outlined by Marx and proclaimed by the Democrats. Always remember that our actions and not our words reveal our true priorities and our real choices.
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