“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill — you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.” – Laurence Fishburne, The Matrix (1999)
Just how deep does the rabbit hole go?
Surprisingly is goes pretty deep, and encompasses some of the most celebrated figures in American political history. Why is this? Perhaps our government controlled historical education is to blame. When you consider that all you have been taught is based on the perspective your government would like you to see it from – it’s not so farfetched. Most of these prominent figures also hail from academic bastions of socialism. Although not generally termed as such – due to public perception of the term socialism – looking at the graduates views and accomplishments, Harvard is a socialist university.
The progressive movement is the primary mechanism of action for the ruling socialist elite.
It has been this way since their initial split from the Republican party in 1912. Through the now time tested cover story of equality, a fair chance, and lets not forget bringing greedy corporations to justice, the progressive movement has pushed socialism on the American people for over a century. Today, men like Barack Obama and his Organizing for Action campaign may be the controversial front line, but in 1912 a much more prominent figure birthed the progressive movement. Through clever propaganda he is revered to this day as a great hero of the people, and a war hero – the latter being a title the man surely earned.
Theodore Roosevelt was born in 1858 in the great state of New York. He was the charismatic leader of the Rough Riders, a group of western cowboys and bored, wealthy eastern men who heroically stormed San Juan Hill, Cuba during the Spanish-American war. Later, he served as the 26th President of the United States. Another great achievement of his was negotiating the treaty which ended the Russo-Japanese war, for which he was presented the Nobel Peace prize. After failing to block the renomination of Taft, Roosevelt formed his own party known as the Progressive party.
The platform of the Progressive party was inherently socialist in nature.
As the cartoon portrays, the progressives included a lot of filler in their platform to satisfy everyone – a common tactic they use even today – the core however was typical of any socialist party platform. The “Fair deal” as he called it – echoed decades after by a later Roosevelt’s “new deal” – contained policies such as increasing the power and influence of unions, social insurance, National health services, a constitutional amendment favoring a federal income tax, and an inheritance tax. Roosevelt and the progressives took a strong antitrust stance. Roosevelt however, personally decided which corporations were “good or bad” – an action typical of socialist cronyism.
Today, most of these policies have been passed into law. Ironically enough they have crippled our economy and our workforce. The National Debt Clock soars to levels inconceivable even a decade ago. The United States has the highest corporate tax of any developed country in the world (35%)! Businesses also pay a list of other taxes to support social insurance programs such as the social security tax, medicaid tax, and the federal unemployment tax. Producing certain items, or simply having employees is taxable. A list of business taxes can be found here. This long list of taxes to support failing socialist programs, makes the United States an extremely uninviting place to do business.
How on earth did they manage to fool us?
Well it’s simple, its a time tested equation. By creating poor economic conditions, the political elite know we will listen to the far left or right as they grab for power – claiming they’ll provide hope and change. The irony of the wealthy preaching to the poor, not to trust the wealthy is seemingly lost on the hungry masses.
“I ask: German nation, give us four years time, after which you can arraign us before your tribunal and you can judge me! Allow me four years, and I swear to you, as truly as I have now undertaken my duties, I will depart. It is not for any reward or benefit that I have taken office, but only for your sake.”
– Adolf Hitler (National Socialist)
“Peace, land, and bread!”
–Vladimir Lenin ( Marxist- Socialist)
” In five days you can turn the page on policies that put the greed and irresponsibility of Wall street, before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on main street”
–Barack Obama ( Progressive Socialist)
We need an economic reset.
let me expand what i said in part 1. After an initial ten year period of dropping the absurd tax burden we place on the private sector, while pursuing public – private cooperation to rebuild the industrial base of the United States, further reforms can be emplaced. A flat tax percentage across the board would ensure everyone pays a truly fair amount on their income, fair and unbiased to class or income level.
Reinvent unemployment services, into a job training and placement service. Unemployment services may seem like a fair safeguard against hard times, but abuse of these services is widespread. Upon release from employment, a US citizen should apply with our new jobs office. Based on their skills, their application and qualifications would be sent directly to hiring employers. Unskilled laborers could choose one of two routes. The first; to take another position as an unskilled laborer. The second; to enter a training program, sponsored by a partnership between regional and/or nationwide employers and the job placement offices. These citizens would come out of the program with a certification in an entry level trade position. The trades offered would be based on regional employment needs and trends, opportunity for advancement, and preference from the available options – as decided by the citizen and a career counselor. During this training time they would receive compensation and benefits to live off of, based on previous income or family size. Upon completion of the program, this compensation would temporarily increase their tax percentage until the debt is repaid.
With the American industrial and manufacturing base restored, entitlement programs would become obselete. All welfare programs would eventually be abolished – aside from those assisting pregnant/nursing woman, and small children. The funding freed up from this will allow the government to place money where it is needed most – education and innovation. More research grants to universities and companies focusing on innovation in essential fields could be given. Awards to those advancing medical, infrastructure, transportation, military, agricultural technologies, and the various industries would be a much more worthwhile investment – instead of handicapping our population and rewarding those who abuse programs meant to help struggling families. We have an opportunity to rid ourselves of the anti-progress progressive agenda, and reassert America as the land of opportunity! We have to stand together as Americans, free of the burden of racial or religious divide and demand the prosperity so many have died for. Demand change, demand our jobs return to our shores, demand an end to socialist economic warfare in the halls of congress and on wall street! Demand an end to socialist cultural warfare in our schools and in the media! The time is now.