Marx told us what needed to be done to bring about this “fair and just,” socialist, communist, collectivist, or progressive society where all are equal socially and economically. Equal would be defined by the state, group, or collective and all the rights and the aspirations of the individual would always be subjugated to those of the state, group, or collective.
This is the type of state to which the Democrats (Marxist/Progressives) aspire. This is what they want for the United States. Obama said it was this type of state the United States would become under his program of fundamental transformation. It is this type of state that Bernie and Hillary desire for us.
The Progressives say you know you are a progressive if:
You think health care is a basic human right, and that single-payer national health insurance is a worthwhile reform on our way toward creating a non-profit national health care service.
• You think that human rights ought always to trump property rights. (Squatters would be allowed and encouraged)
• You think U.S. military spending is an obscene waste of resources, and that the only freedom this spending protects is the freedom of economic elites to exploit working people all around the planet.
• You think U.S. troops should be brought home not only from Afghanistan and Iraq, but from all 130 countries in which the U.S. has military bases.
• You think political leaders who engage in "preemptive war" and invasions should be brought to trial for crimes against humanity and judged against the standards of international law established at Nuremberg after World War Two. (International law would prevail over the laws of the United States)
• You think public education should be free, not just from kindergarten through high school, but as far as a person is willing and able to go. (Free to the individual but paid for by the state)
• You think that electoral reform should include instant run-off voting, publicly-financed elections, easy ballot access for all parties, and proportional representation. (All, not just citizens, should be allowed to vote)
• You think that electoral democracy is not enough, and that democracy must also be participatory and extend to workplaces. (Workers would vote on all company policies and decisions)
• You think that strengthening the rights of all workers to unionize and bargain collectively is a useful step toward full economic democracy. (The ideal is to have every work as a member of a union and right to work laws would be outlawed)
• You think that as a society we have a collective obligation to provide everyone who is willing and able to work with a job that pays a living wage and offers dignity. (All will receive according to their needs)
• You think that a class system which forces some people to do dirty, dangerous, boring work all the time, while others get to do clean, safe, interesting work all the time, can never deliver social justice.
• You think that regulating big corporations isn't enough, and that such corporations, if they are allowed to exist at all, must either serve the common good or be put into public receivership. (Essentially public control of private companies. This is what Hitler did)
• You think that the legal doctrine granting corporations the same constitutional rights as natural persons is absurd and must be overturned.
• You think it's wrong to allow individuals to accumulate wealth without limits, and that the highest incomes should be capped well before they begin to threaten community and democracy. (The state determines income and relates it to needs and not production or contribution)
• You think that wealth, not just income, should be taxed.
• You think it's crazy to use the Old Testament as a policy guide for the 21st century. (Marx said all morality and religion should be banned)
• You believe in celebrating diversity, while also recognizing that having women and people of color proportionately represented among the class of oppressors is not the goal we should be aiming for.
• You think that the state has no right to kill, and that putting people to death to show that killing is wrong will always be a self-defeating policy.
• You think that national borders, while sometimes establishing territories of safety, more often establish territories of exploitation, much like gang turf. (Marx said workers should be allowed to cross borders at will)
• You are open to considering how the privileges you enjoy because of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and/or physical ability might come at the expense of others.
• You believe that voting every few years is a weak form of political participation, and that achieving social justice requires concerted effort before, during, and after elections. (Social Justice means the same for all regardless of individual differences)
• You think that, ideally, no one would have more wealth more than they need until everyone has at least as much as they need to live a safe, happy, decent life. (From each according to his abilities to each according to his needs, Marx)
• You recognize that an economic system which requires continuous expansion, destroys the environment, relies on rapidly-depleting fossil fuels, exacerbates inequality, and leads to war after war is unsustainable and must be replaced. Score a bonus point if you understand that sticking to the existing system is what's unrealistic. (All evil is due to the capitalist)
These are the same goals set forth by Lenin, Mao, Castro, and most recently Chavez. In all situations poverty is greatly increased, crime is greatly increased, achievers – social, academic, artistic, and economic, are punished, exiled or killed because of their individual desire and drive; and the society and economy fail. The Democrats (Marxist/Progressives) are proud that the direction they have chosen to lead this country is that progressive direction which always end in a failed state and society. Freedom Loving and Constitutional adhering citizens believe that equal opportunity should be available for all. We believe that all individuals should be independent and self-reliant. We believe that our Creator granted the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These rights are not given by man or government but government is to protect them for the individual.
This is the contrast our nation faces today.