On Socialism in America


In the last few years I have participated in many discussions about American style  socialism. I have argued what I think is a very plausible case that American government is very much a socialist government, and that it is slipping further into the very dangerous clutches of socialism. I also argue the case against socialism in general, but that argument against socialism is not necessarily the reason for this particular article.

I have encountered a plethora of confusion and misunderstanding on the subject of socialism in many of these discussions and hope to address it here. In one such instance there was this suggestion that America is not truly a socialist country by the real definition of the word, but that though we have many “socialist-like programs”, America’s system of government does not fit the true definition of socialism. It is not my intention to attack those who support this point of view, I simply want to make an attempt at clarifying this misunderstanding. This suggests to me that I should expand on socialism and its definition and show further evidence in support of my argument. This claim of defining socialism, and that America does not fit the definition, is an error in opinion that I find shared with many others within these discussions. I hope to clarify any confusion about my perspective on the matter.

Though these are my opinions, and my points may seem a bit pedantic, I think that the evidences I present within these opinions are real and I hope that it fosters cognizance in support of my contention on this subject. I hope to solidify my presentation of this matter against any confusion or misinterpretations. In other words, I am selling my point of view by backing it up with provided evidence which also supports my attitude toward socialism and the reality that it is very much alive here in America and very much at the core of America’s decline, the outcome of which we are witnessing today. Whether or not you buy my explanations and examples is of course also dependent upon your belief system and how flexible you are in those beliefs.

Due to the myriad of writings on the subject (and some of those writings are mine, here in this blog) I don’t feel a need to write a tremendous amount on the subject on my own, I’ll mainly use definitions as my approach. I hope my brevity and use of links is an acceptable and effective means of support for my contention.

Note to the reader: It is interesting to me that there exist so many political obscurities and ambiguities within the contemporary definitions of our language. I think it is important to point out the harmful effects of political stress on language through legal perversions as well as political misinterpretations and propaganda; that this is a mechanism employed to deceive and confuse the public’s knowledge of any form of government manipulation of various matters of acting man. Politicians rearrange words to suit their political ends, and as history shows, government expansion is usually the result. Confusion is a powerful mechanism of control. One of several such examples of language manipulation is so-called political correctness, this machination allows the government “experts” to come out from their proverbial political hole and formulate public opinion. Interestingly, some words are very elusive in finding definitions for as they are no longer shown in the dictionary.

The case of language manipulation could also be considered a form of PSYOPS. For just one example on the PSYOPS subject and the government involvement of business watch this video.

For an interesting read on a related subject, click “Brainwashing” below:

BRAINWASHING

A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics

I digress…But I do so to illustrate the need that care be taken when studying the contemporary definitions of our language. Our thoughts as well as our belief systems are vulnerable to the many suggestive signals we receive from the plethora of media today.

Socialism: (Dictionary.com)

–noun

1.a theory or system of social organization  that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

2.procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.

3.(in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

Socialism: (Merriam-Webster)

1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
This definition is also very important: Click here to learn about Allodial Title as well as its related definitions.
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It is interesting to point out that socialism, as defined in #3 of each definition above, is also considered the transitional point between capitalism and communism. It is for this reason that I supplied the ten planks of the communist manifesto. It is not my intention to supply all the materials necessary for the study of communism here, only to connect the real definition of socialism to American government administration and policy by using only a few select examples.
I think it is worthy to examine these planks as many of these planks are partly employed in American policy and that many do not recognize this reality due to the previously mentioned confusion of language manipulation as well as propaganda.
I have witnessed that those whom do actually concede in argument upon realization that socialism is very well embedded into American policy only to supply the platitude that “there is no better way”. I also will add that I think that many who do realize the responsibility that goes with rejecting these socialist policies also means that they may lose some future “benefit” and that their “security” could be threatened; many already receive some form of “benefit” from this system, and this presents a real problem as well. In those cases I simply illustrate with simple arithmetic that this system is bankrupt and cannot sustain itself in the long run, and it is for that reason, and the many other serious defects in socialism, these systems need abandoning eventually anyway.

10 planks of the Communist Manifesto:

  1. Abolition of Property in Land and Application of all Rents of Land to Public Purpose.

  2. A Heavy Progressive or Graduated Income Tax.

  3. Abolition of All Rights of Inheritance.

  4. Confiscation of the Property of All Emigrants and Rebels.

  5. Centralization of Credit in the Hands of the State, by Means of a National Bank with State Capital and an Exclusive Monopoly.

  6. Centralization of the Means of Communication and Transport in the Hands of the State.

  7. Extension of Factories and Instruments of Production Owned by the State, the Bringing Into Cultivation of Waste Lands, and the Improvement of the Soil Generally in Accordance with a Common Plan.

  8. Equal Liability of All to Labor. Establishment of Industrial Armies, Especially for Agriculture.

  9. Combination of Agriculture with Manufacturing Industries; Gradual Abolition of the Distinction Between Town and Country by a More Equable Distribution of the Population over the Country.

  10. Free Education for All Children in Public Schools. Abolition of Children’s Factory Labor in it’s Present Form. Combination of Education with Industrial Production.

I said I would be brief on this subject, but I have a feeling that I will need to elaborate a bit further. This is a subject that is hard to choose just where to begin, as I see nothing but evidence of socialism nearly everywhere I turn.

First I’ll list some of the more illusive or obscure manipulative characteristics of socialist control in American policy and administration and the mechanisms employed within the classifications of property, wealth, medium of exchange, banking, markets and travel.
1. Property, that which a person owns; the possession or possessions of a particular owner. It is important to understand the definitions of allodial title and fee simple in regards to property, and why these expressions are now nearly non-existent in America.
2. Wealth, all things that have a monetary or exchange value. Anything that has utility and is capable of being appropriated or exchanged.
3. Money/Medium of exchange, anything acceptable as a measure of value and a standard of exchange for goods and services in a particular country, region, etc.
4. Banking, the business carried on by a bank  or a banker.
5. Markets, A regular gathering of people for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other commodities. This classification also functions in many diverse sub-classifications, but for simplicity I will stick to the rudimentary level only. This should suffice for the point of this subject.
6. Travel, to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey: to travel for pleasure. To move or go from one place or point to another, to proceed or advance in any way.
Refer to the 10 planks shown above

1. On property (plank #1): In this first point I will point out that socialism is mainly about the forced redistribution of property and wealth into a collective. Evidence suggests this reality; unless you own property in allodium, it is safe to say that you only have property ownership in a titular sense. -Interestingly, the WordPress spell-check does not recognize allodium as a word, I’ve provided the definition in the link above.- Titular, meaning you only carry legal title, as the titled property is still encumbered by a debt, even if the note is fully paid and the purchase debt is satisfied by payment in full based upon the terms set within the purchase contract. A mortgage is a purchase contract which automatically registers the said property with the state. Any registered property you “own” remains encumbered by the state through taxation. Try not paying the taxes and/or the fees on such property and you will meet the real owners of “your property” and their agents as they come to seize all of it. All other property which requires no enforced legal registration stored within the registered property is subject to seizure as well if these taxes are not paid. This point is generally speaking of real estate property, but also includes your automobile, as the same rules apply. The automobile example is also connected to the “travel” example, so I’ll discuss that a little further when I reach that subject.

2. On wealth (plank #’s 1, 2 & 3): Wealth could very much be considered the same class as property, but for illustrative purposes I will stress further. Wealth is capital in this classification, and capital is any property that is or could be used to support or expand wealth. Abundance of wealth also allows those who possesses it the time available to live as they see fit, as well as the freedom and time to study on what actions are necessary for certainty in the future. But with today’s politically driven envious attitude toward wealth, state redistribution enforced through state registration of capital (state encumbrances on wealth and prohibition of inheritance through massive taxes upon inheritance, etc.) one is derailed in the natural ability to act on personal need. Therefore similar mechanisms (heavy progressive taxation) are employed, as mentioned above on property: to redistribute this wealth from the owner to the state which then controls the ends of the capital derived from this wealth, e.g. redistribution, which upsets the natural actions necessary for self-preservation as well as preservation of the surrounding communities, as they are all connected; state control and manipulation of wealth. This leads us to the manipulative laws of incorporation and the monopolies they encourage as well as the harmful effects of centralization, which I will leave for now and use as another example later in another article.

3. On money (plank #5): or better known as medium of exchange and compared to so-called currency. Legal money does not truly exist in this system. I’ll explain this contention. Money, as a standard of stability of exchange for goods and services, which would not be perishable by over-taxation and inflation within a competitive monetary system, which could only exist in a true free market system, is only real if it is not created by fiat. I’ll reiterate this point: money can only exist in a true sense of its definition if it is employed in concert with a true free market system. The use of the words stability and value could imply manipulation, so I will be careful of using these terms. Monopolized and controlled by a central banking institution’s ability to inflate its supply as well as control the mechanisms of interest, undermining this so-called money, which renders it currency as it needs to keep moving, is manipulation. Designed to keep flowing, as its name implies (currency), stripped of value by inflation, which in turn creates an unnatural need for over-speculation and over-investment. This is not a natural characteristic of free market economics. This is a characteristic of control outside of and unnatural to a true free market system. A money monopoly capitalism; pseudo capitalism.

4. On banking (plank #5): This subject is very much connected to the “money” example above. Not only do we have a monopolized and manipulated supply of money (based on debt, interest rate manipulation, quantity manipulation by quantitative easing, which in turn effects its value). We also have what is known as fractional reserve within the banking system. (please see link) This fractional reserve system, which is “backed” by the government-run FDIC (currency insurance system), is yet another example of government taking over an industry. I hope you do further research, as I am only attempting to show evidence of government control, e.g. socialism.

5. On markets (plank #’s 5 & 8): The opposite of a free market system fits into the socialist classification. Except for an illusion created by propagandists and apologists, we in America do not have a free market system. Our economic system, which consists of government interventionism, money monopoly, protectionism, etc. (as shown above) cannot be considered a free market system, it is in fact the opposite. This classification also functions in many diverse sub-classifications, but for simplicity I will stick to the rudimentary level only. For more on this subject see my other article “Laissez Fair Hallucinations” where I get a bit more in-depth.

6. On travel (plank #’s 1 & 6): This is also covered in the “property” example above, but I will give just a simple every-day example. Look at the tolling and metering “businesses” (government monopoly): bridges, turnpikes, and various other means of metering other public projects. Public travel, metered through the state controlled business of tolls and taxation. This in an area of industry that could run much more efficiently and effectively through privatization, and that by the state selling these industries to foreign corporations to make up for state mismanagement of funds, corporations which have no real concern for the locality other than to take money out of the local system and distribute it in to a global system, this robs the local citizenry of the ability to reap the rewards of such an industry. Evidence suggests the state selling toll businesses to foreign institutions. (Again, I am providing the information supporting my contention, I hope you, the reader, spend the time on some of the research materials provided.) There are many ways to show examples of State ownership of industries, which could further support my contention of socialism, but I will leave this here for now. A thought on the subject of public projects: Many of these so-called public projects are paid up front by bonds which are paid for by the local citizenry, after construction of these projects the business of tolling (metering) begins. One may ask if these toll collections should go back to the citizens who paid for the project to begin with, as well as pay for maintenance. But instead the money typically goes into a state-owned “general fund”  and spent on more government. This establishes further my contention of state ownership of this industry, an industry which could be run by the private sector, by people of the region where it is established. The states are selling these operations, and the real estate along with it, to foreign corporations which further establishes my argument of state ownership of industry. If the state does not own it, the state could not sell it.

I could add a point on the media business and connect it to my previous PSYOPS point and connect it to plank # 6 of the communist manifesto: Centralization of the Means of Communication and Transport in the Hands of the State. But I wanted to be as brief as possible so I’ll leave the rest of the study to you the reader to decide on your own. If you do an internet search on the ten planks of the communist manifesto you will find a plethora of sites about a similar idea on America practicing communism, I wanted to attempt something a little different.

Upon further study of the ten planks of the communist manifesto there lies many more correlations to American government administration and policy. One could easily throw the 14th amendment into this classification and link it to plank # 4, but again I am only exploring the connection between government-run and manipulated industry.

And this site on state government agencies.
With the plethora of Federal and State agencies, shown in the links above, governing nearly every aspect of private life, and in conjunction, the business life in America, one is hard-pressed to prove the ability to do business without dealing with bureaucracy from government and without possibly breaking one of the thousands of legal ‘codes’ on the books today.
I think I have provided ample evidence of complete state control right down to the government mandated ‘currency’ we use; a constantly depreciating currency. The monopolistic quality of this currency and its connections to social engineering and manipulation by central government acting in concert with central banks; each benefiting from the acts of the other regardless of the harm caused to the future of the people this effects directly. The acts of government control on nearly every sector of the economy to favor some collective ideal.
I could write much more on this subject, but would rather have you do your own thinking and study on this subject and see if you truly come up with another answer. I think it is important to know just what we are facing in the possible future if this system is not taken back by the people. Unless we understand our government we cannot find resolutions to the barrage of political insanity we witness nearly every waking moment of the day.
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