The United States of America as a Communist Regime
Please note: I am by education a political scientist with a Ph.D in political science / political philosophy. What I write I do not do only as a citizen of the United States of America, but as a student of political philosophy. One of my areas of specialization was in Gnostic-totalitarian mass movements, including the Puritans, Marxists, Soviets, National Socialists, Communist Chinese, Islamic fundamentalists, other terrorist groups, and so on.
At the outset, let’s ask a few questions: How long will it be before Washington, D.C, undergoes a name change, on the grounds that President George Washington owned slaves? How long will it be before our country undergoes a name change, because “America” was supposedly founded as a product of “colonialism” and “racism”? I wonder what name the rulers in the capital city will seek to impose on us? More fundamentally, who or what is leading the movement of our country into a totally different kind of political system—into a Communist empire? Who are the leaders behind the scenes? I think that one is former President Obama, who clearly is a Marxist, and whose practices as President were decidedly influenced by totalitarian regimes that seek complete one-party control. When Obama claimed that “we will transform the world,” I knew that he had imbibed Marxist ideology, probably at Columbia and at Harvard. That the world is what it is, and cannot be “transformed” by human action, is the kind of common sense reality from which Obama and other Marxists in this country are oblivious. But who the other main leaders are, I do not know. I truly doubt that one is President Biden, who clearly has difficulty functioning mentally. Speaker Pelosi is a practical leader, but she takes her marching orders from elsewhere. From whom? What clever, devious minds are pushing their extreme agenda? Where are their more bizarre ideas coming from? I return to this issue when I point to the primary model for our nascent totalitarian Communist regime in our nation’s capital.
What has happened to us, what is happening now? Admittedly, the pace of our slide into a totalitarian Communist regime has been sped up significantly by one-party domination in the Federal government—Presidency, House of Representatives, Senate, much of the federal judiciary, and the Federal bureaucracy. And the “Democratic Party” is led and motivated not by the “liberal Democrats” of recent decades who fought hard to protect the First Amendment rights for all citizens. This self-styled “progressive movement” seeks to abolish freedom of speech for anyone who clearly voices opinions contrary to theirs. When a Communist regime comes to power—as in the countries of Eastern Europe where the Soviet Union imposed Communist regimes on Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria after the Second World War, the new Communist-inspired and led government immediately takes control of all mass media. In those days, the press and radio, and soon television were immediately taken over. They also immediately began imprisoning dissenters from their rule, claiming that they need to be “re-educated,” that is, indoctrinated as Marxist- Communists.
The American slide into a Communist regime (not at all “democratic Socialism” as is loudly proclaimed) is not as recent as many would think. Already in the 1920’s and 1930’s, the American Left included many intellectual who were pro-Soviet, because they were pro-Communist. Many of our American thought leaders in the mid-20th century were Marxists or at last under heavy Marxist influence. This continued unabated, as far as I can tell, until the early 1950’s in the anti-Communist activities of Senator McCarthy and others of his stripe. They knew much was wrong in academia and Hollywood, and especially in the American Federal government, but resisted it quite ineffectually. By the 1960’s, Marxism was loudly proclaimed as the “wave of the future” on American college campuses. When I began at the University of Washington in 1969, the student hostel / dormitory I investigated joining had a large dining hall with two enormous portraits at either end: one of Karl Marx, and one of Vladimir Lenin. It was a Communist cell for all practical purposes. A number of professors promoted Communism, or at the very least, “democratic Marxism.” Campus radicals rioted, bludgeoned at least one professor, forced the closing of classes, and so on. At this stage, the outspoken Communists were students and student leaders, and not often the professors. Gradually, no few of these Communist youths became professors, and American academy has become increasingly under the spell of Communist ideology. It moved down into secondary and even primary education. America is deemed an “evil empire” or “evil regime,” “founded on slavery,” and it must be “transformed” into a totalitarian political system ruled by “experts” and “scientists” who “have knowledge” of the future—for example, that if governments of the world do not act together in a very large (i.e., enormously expensive) fashion, the world will “be destroyed by climate change.” This belief, so prominently forced into the minds of our young, is used to amass unrivaled political power in the hands of the ruling class. It has worked very effectively, because so many people are gullible—especially our young, most subject to their brain-washing.
What are the distinctive characteristics of a Communist regime? First, while loudly claiming to be “democratic,” as in “the People’s Republic of China,” or in the Constitution of the former Soviet Union, in fact a Communist system is ruled by one Party, one elite, which has a monopoly of power over virtually everything in the political society. It seeks to impose its thoughts, its beliefs, on everyone. No rival opinions are allowed to succeed. If someone is a threat to their ideological domination, that voice is silenced by in effect “pulling the plug” on all access to mass media—mainly television and especially “social media” of FaceBook, Google, Twitter, and so on. A Communist regime will not tolerate views contrary to the Party line. Public shunning, “politically correct” speech, and now “canceling” have become a way of life in America in recent years—first on university campuses, now from Washington DC and the manipulators of social and mass media. Because President Trump threatened their monopoly of power, their will to dominate the lives of all Americans in every conceivable way, he has been denied mass media access with surprising effectiveness. One Party rule, one “party line,” gets enforced on everyone—whether they want it or not. What the individual citizen wants and needs is irrelevant; what matters is “the Party,” which forces “unity” on all and pretends to speak on behalf of all.
Second, the foremost goal of a Communist regime is precisely what we have seen taking place in our nation’s capital: the Party seeks to gain power at all costs (“whatever it takes,” as these elitists say), to keep its power tightly held, and to destroy any forces that would threaten its monopoly of power. Their will is to dominate, not only human bodies, but minds as well. They seek complete control over all aspects of life in our political society, and around the world, to the extent possible. The regime most like what these political leaders and elites seek to be is Communist China. China is the present model for what we are becoming, because our elites envy the way their regime controls all aspects of citizens’ lives. Our rulers do not look back to the Soviet Union so much, nor to National Socialist Germany (which was also totalitarian), but to Red China. That should be clear to every close observer of our leaders. What does China have that our leaders want? Complete power and domination over its citizens. How does China do it? They control the mass media, social media, punish dissenting voices, dominate the economy, and the Party decides who advances to leadership in the country, and who does not. And this is precisely what we see developing in the USA.
Third, what is likely to happen before our eyes now? The Party leaders in Washington, aided by Federal bureaucrats and judges, will seek to abolish state and local control over elections, over leadership, over significant decision-making. The Party with its power based at the national level will dictate more and more what is permitted as free speech, what is permitted in state elections, in the everyday lives of citizens, in the ownership of handguns, in allowing vast numbers of illegal migrants to enter our country and to be given a vote to help ensure one-Party domination. Whatever increases government power under the Party will be considered “good,” and whatever weakens or threatens virtual absolute control from Washington will be “counter-revolutionary,” or “reactionary,” or in the favored labels of the day, “racist” and “white supremacist." Communists, as typical Gnostics, always have enemies they must destroy, and they see their chosen “evil” in anyone who questions or threatens what they do. These elites in our country—who are mainly white themselves—do not show genuine concern for minorities at all. They squash minority voices, and seek to establish a “tyranny of the majority,” using de Tocqueville’s famous term for what happens in “democracies.” Our totalitarian rulers are threatened by truth.
Fourth, I have observed several domestic workshops and then models of their domination in our culture. The main workshop for developing their ideology is the university, where they seek to eliminate any voices that challenge or threaten their party line, their Marxist-globalist ideology. The second model of domination is the abortion clinic, where utterly helpless human beings are treated as garbage to be thrown out. There we see workshops for perfecting techniques and hardening minds to mass murder, and models, plans, for what awaits those who do not “accept the party line,” who stand back and not simply accept their Party domination. The “Progressives” in America seek total domination of all aspects of our lives. Be prepared. For they now have enormous political power.
—6 March 2021
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