Friday, August 10, 2012

American Communism - On Purpose or Naturally Forming?

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A big debate I have going on in my head is whether or not the slow, but sure seeping of communism into our society and economy was designed or was just a natural human consequence of switching from a Republic to a democracy.  It could be a little of both.  Regardless, my hike-inspired thinking had formed a theory of communist plants from the Soviet Union infiltrating our various cultural institutions.  In theory I would be able to grab a random "sociology" professor, find out who his professors were, and who their professors were, and who inspired those professors, and inevitably it would all track back to a communist agent back in the 30's and 40's.  Also in theory I would be able to prove that all this communism/socialism BS that's been jammed down our throats was indeed a conspiracy set out by an adversary (that has long ago failed and no longer exists), and people would magically wake up and realize we've been duped and dump socialism and communism forever.  I'd be hailed a patriotic hero and people would finally listen to the ole Captain.....HA HA HA HA HA!

No, but seriously, I admit my theory is a bit conspiratorial, but not by much and again, this was Hiking-Philosophizing after all.  So this is more where I flush out theories rather than pursue them.

Then I read this about the Frankfurt School which kind of confirmed some aspects of my very loose theory, but also provided a missing piece of the puzzle.  There were foreign forces at work trying to convert the US to communism.  Those forces DID target the soft under belly of the US (media, education, pscyhology, the social science - WHAT DO I TELL YOU ABOUT WORTHLESS DEGREES AND PEOPLE IN THE LIBERAL ARTS???).  And those original forces are long dead, but their progeny lives on, conscious or not of what they were programmed to do.

Regardless, it is a good read (the Frankfurt School is about half way down), but something that may provide an additional thread to a theory we're all trying to put together I believe.


Jim said...

My grandparents were murdered by communist during the Greek civil war. My grandfather was tricked into going to town where he was accused of being a government spy. My grandmother was shot in her kitchen in front of my mother. My mother was imprisoned and her siblings were scattered about the country. She felt lucky that they were able to reunite. Others have told me how neighbor would turn against neighbor in order to settle old scores. Ratting each other out was the norm and people who were innocent paid with their lives.

Anyone that proposes communism in this nation is to be, and how should I put it, snuffed out ASAP. I have no issues saying that. These morons that think communism is somehow a ticket to equality are fooling themselves. And they are extremely dangerous. That we in this nation are not taking a hardline approach to it is ignorant because down the road we are going to deal with it. And severely I might add.

sth_txs said...

I began to believe years ago that it is by design. The fiat money system, the amoral/immoral tax system, all the laws that criminalize almost every aspect of business or personal actions in life.

Also watch the documentary 'From Freedom to Fascism' by Aaron Russo.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Breitbart talked about the Frankfurt school in his book Righteous Indignation

It's a great read.


Aurini said...

Nowadays people look at the cold war fear as if it were paranoia, ridiculing people like McCarthy for overreacting. Nothing could be further from the truth.

There was a massive communist take over of certain institutions, and despite our best efforts, it succeeded. Robert Heinlein - the science fiction author - was writing about this, as well as the lies coming out of Russia about their population growth, and the dead cosmonauts.

But everyone thinks it was a minor thing - not a major source of disinformation.

So, take the coverup during the cold war, then add in the modern attitude towards the Nazi government. A sober analysis shows that the Nazis don't really stand out in the history of atrocities. Plenty of other nations have done similar, or even worse things (Japan and Unit 731 is what always comes to mind for me), and yet it is the Nazis who are singled out as the most Evil government of all time.

Again, this fits in with a communist interpretation of History. In the mid thirties the American ambassador was criticizing the corporal from Germany, while exchanging vodka toasts and kisses on the lip with Stalin. The communists were mortal enemies of the fascists - and that's the perspective which dominates today.

Ras Al Ghul said...

All democracies naturally end up totalitarian. The have-nots at some point decide they can vote to take from the haves and its over.


Communism is just a relatively recent name for a no old meme: "It isn't fair, I want what he has and I don't like the way he lives his life, I know better and want to force him to live the way I think is right."

Left/Right it makes no difference.

Most people think they're superior to everyone else.

Just1X said...

re McCarthy

it's worth looking up 'Project Venona' a communications snooping operation against the Soviet Union. There was information behind the McCarthy stuff that wasn't made public till 1995, it wasn't all paranoia

Anonymous said...

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.”
~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Maybe the Frankfurt School folks knew this and prepared a movement to take over.

Got yer King and Queen right here:

New Columbia Review said...

You should really read New Lies for Old and the Peristroika Deception by Anatoliy Golitsyn. A defected KGB agent wrote the first book back in the sixties and predicted practically every major event that has happend...wanna know why? Because he said it was all planned by the KGB. The fall of the berlin wall, the "collapse" of Communism, all a ruse to bring down the US.

Definite read if you don't mind being paranoid looking around and seeing enemies at every corner.

NotClauswitz said...

Like zombie voters, they continue on with brains as dead as the Liberal Pieties they learnt in School...

. said...

Captain, you might like this article, Roots of American Culture in Disarray, made by Bill Woods to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Thanks for the link, btw.

DrAzathoth said...

Raymond's covered some of this territory - the essay on suicidalim and gramscian damage might be worth a read.