When are we going to realize that the same folks who bring us abortion, overseas wars, onerous progressive taxation, trans-Jenerred story hour, gay mania, and every other tyranny . . . are the ones pushing for facemasks?
Here’s another great article from Allan Stevo. This guy has been on fire lately (posts at LewRockwell.com). This is why I wrote Caesar Vacantism. Whether we submit with zombie-like obedience to the state is the test of our times. Your liberty is at stake and so is your fealty to God inevitably.
Many have now surmised that the United States has transmogrified into a communist country. This is absurd. The United States has been a communist country for decades. Although Marxism itself may not be enough to disqualify a country from legitimacy, it renders a state vastly immoral and handicaps all administration of justice. In this section, I will demonstrate that our illegitimate Caesars are chasing us further down a communist anthill; a descension into socio-political Hell.
I do not intend to make such a bold assertion without providing ample evidence. Let’s examine what the radicals have revealed to us about their nefarious plans. For the past 180 years, anti-Marxists have had to labor to understand the gibberish coming out of radical mouths. They invent so many bizarre terms, owing to their ties to German philosophy (which doesn’t translate well), that you can barely describe their position well enough to refute it.
Fear not! Despite their almost endless volume of abstruse and confusing literature, every so often, they throw us a bone and give clear instructions on what they are doing. Two examples are Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto and Saul Alinsky’s Rule for Radicals. Both works give us something valuable to dissect: a discernible blueprint for the operation of radical leftism. The Communist Manifesto contains a set of guidelines that Marx establishes as ingredients for a communist society.
Here I will also use a cut-and-dry rubric for determining whether the United States is a communist (Marxist) country. These are the 10 Planks of Marxism:
Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.
A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
Centralization of all credit in the hands of the state by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state.
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.
Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
Combination of agriculture and manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
Free education of children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education and industrial production, etc.
Let’s review each factor in the American context:
Abolishing Private Property? You cannot, with a straight face, consider something your property when you must pay rent on it forever even after fully owning it. Yet this is the case for anybody who owns a (paid off or not) house, car, land, or boat, and must cough up the property tax. This is one of those problems that is location specific as to its severity. Using a web tool like Tax-Rate.org can show you which states have the highest taxes by tax type. Although the property tax is levied at the municipal/county level, the site shows what the average is for each state. Louisiana is by far the lowest, New Jersey is the most onerous. Unfortunately, since states also have the option of taxing you other ways (sales, state-income, excise, etc.), it’s not just a matter of finding the lowest property tax. Most of the places with low/no property tax rates correspond with high income taxes (Texas and Florida). Here’s a shortcut if you don’t want to spend forever crunching the numbers to determine which state taxes the least overall: move to Wyoming.
Heavy Progressive Income Tax? The 16th Amendment was where it all started in 1913, not long before the creation of the Federal Reserve (see the 5th Plank). Catholics should loathe the income tax, especially the way it’s administered now where everybody loses more of their income to the state than God commanded to be tithed to His church in the Old Testament (10%). The reason so many loved Ronald Reagan in the 80’s was because he managed to get the tax rates less progressive, no longer taxing the top brackets at an 80% or 90% rate. The U.S. put the 16th Amendment into full fury by the end of the Great Depression with exorbitantly higher rates on high earners, which also thrust into existence the tax-shelter retirement plans like 401(k) and 403(b). This means you get taxed through the nose unless you figure out how to play the game of hiding your money in the stock market (mutual funds). This is much to the delight of the publicly-traded companies who lobbied for the high taxes in the first place and are on the receiving end of the funds you invested in your 401(k), Roth IRA, etc. Did you think the Social Security system was the only fiscal Ponzi scheme in America?
Abolish Inheritance? Anybody who is familiar with the death/estate tax knows the story here. Dying is now a taxable offense. Your descendants must pony up for it. Nothing is left for debate except for how much inheritance gets taxed. Therefore, inheritance may not be eliminated all the way, but it is well hindered for anyone with significant wealth. Don’t forget. Inherited money had already been through the ringer several times through property taxes, income taxes, sales taxes, excise taxes, capital-gains taxes, value-added taxes (in most states), social-security taxes, Medicare taxes, gas taxes, and five-finger taxes. If you have any money left, if you managed to dodge enough taxes with retirement plans, then you get to play the game of finding exemptions to avoid the dreaded estate tax. The rates are just like the progressive income tax. Yes, it hits the rich harder than the poor, but this reflects the American venomous hatred of the wealthy regardless of whether the wealthy perform charitable deeds for the poor. We despise all rich people, just like the conniving Bolsheviks, because of our envy, greed, and belief that everything involving money is a zero-sum game. How pathetic and shameful.
Confiscate from Rebels/Emigrants? Just because something isn’t outright taken from you doesn’t mean there wasn’t confiscation. You don’t lose your entire property, but be assured, your wealth and assets will be taxed if ever you decide to expatriate from the U.S. The enactors of expatriation taxes once again attempt to defend this by portraying it as only a tax on the affluent. It’s another example of powerful leftists who hate the rich. They hate everybody, but they disguise it as a grudge against the wealthy. Judging by how many progressive taxes we have, designed to sock it to the wealthy, you would think we would have the most wealth equality in the world. Nope, we’re the 54th worst (out of almost 180 countries), a little less equitable than Haiti and Iran. If the leftists are correct in their assertion that inequality is the ultimate bane of human existence, perhaps they could allow people to leave this inequitable place without being taxed one last time. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the State of California is in the process of enacting a gigantic “wealth tax” that would not only hurt permanent residents, but would even impact those who leave up to 10 YEARS AFTER THEY ARE GONE from that depraved state. It’s a tax on those who are emigrating from the sunshine state, which has seen a tsunami of coronavirus refugees since the draconian lockdown measures. The rock band, Eagles, were more prophetic than we thought with their hit single, Hotel California, a place “you can check out any time you like, but you may never leave.” Well, at least your property will never leave California.
Central Bank? Most of us had the misfortune of learning about central banking only in the context of dry history textbooks that did everything they could to render the topic as boring as possible. 1st National Bank? Ho-hum. 2nd National Bank? *Yawn* Nobody cares. The nuts and bolts behind the creation of money and how its regulated is as interesting as watching paint dry for a non-economist. That is until you read G. Edward Griffin’s book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, and learn the awful reality behind the creation of the Federal Reserve (the American Central Bank for over 100 years and counting) at the hands of robber barons and bankers. There you find out that central banking is a scam for financing war, the real reason a nickel doesn’t buy anything any longer, and a backdoor tax mechanism when the politicians lack the courage to approach voters with a tax hike. Since its 1913 inception, the Federal Reserve has managed to devalue your money 96%. It isn’t economic inequality that’s the problem for people’s standard of living, as the Marxists chide. It’s the fact that everyone’s purchasing power has been hacked to pieces. It wasn’t long ago that the average house price was less than $20,000. Combine the artificial housing bubble (that we’ve re-inflated multiple times) with the uselessness of the dollar, and homeowners can expect to pay a quarter of a million dollars to purchase their homes. This did not arise by accident, but by the malicious greed of private elites who, with the state, rigged together a central banking system. Fr. Chad Ripperger, a Catholic exorcist priest, has written and spoken volumes about the greater encroachment of demons on our society. He goes as far as to say that Satan even assigns certain demons to entire countries. For the U.S., those assigned tormentors are “avarice and fraud.” In light of that, we may be able to infer that the Creature of Jekyll Island is really the fraudulent, greedy demon from Jekyll Island. What single institution has been more embroiled in fraud and more servicing to financial greed than the American Federal Reserve? Even the IRS doesn’t compare to the Fed insofar as it lacks the money-printing press.
Centralized Communication & Transportation? The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the first example to come to mind on this criterion. While this is a notable hindrance on communication liberty, we have even more horrid examples just in the last 20 years. Warrantless wiretapping in the wake of the Patriot Act shows just how far America’s version of the kremlin is willing to go in the name of its idol, homeland security. Sure, occasionally somebody might trot out the old Benjamin Franklin line: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety,” but then do nothing tangible about infringements on free speech and privacy. Americans quote rhetoric and then take a nap while the tyrants in charge spy on everything everybody does. The airports have gotten even worse (if you can fathom that) since the Corona Scare. Many states decided to force-quarantine travelers for an arbitrary 14 days due to airline travel. Some places, like Massachusetts, have required travelers on in-bound flights to complete travel forms (Papers, please!) or else be subjected to a $500 fine. If you believe you have a protected, fundamental right to travel and communicate privately in the United States, you are too innocent to be let out of the house (maybe a lot of people should indeed shelter in place!).
Socializing Land? I will admit that the framers of the Constitution opened the door for this problem with Eminent Domain. As soon as you allow the state the chance to seize land for what it deems a higher purpose, you must expect totalitarian land grabs. Like everything else from Marx, he makes academic every pre-existing dictatorial impulse that government bullies have always had. When you hear proponents of the Constitution discuss its potential weaknesses, this is one of them. The Constitution’s 5th Amendment crams the idea of Eminent Domain in there with restrictions against self-incrimination and double jeopardy. The problem is that not only does the government have the dubious power to confiscate land in exchange for “just compensation,” but, as Plank # 5 shows us, it can create money out of thin air, to be used to compensate and steal property to infinity and beyond. Think about it. What happens when a state prints money with impunity and has the ambition of buying land? There is nothing to stop the state from purchasing ALL land. So, it is possible that the United States could “justly compensate” their way to owning everything. Unlimited Purse = Unlimited Land-Grab Potential. “That could never happen!” That’s the same thing they said about trans-gendered story hour.
Equal Obligation to Work? This refers not only to the obligation for all men to work, but women as well. I don’t think even Marx could have imagined a world in which women were expected to perform the tasks of cops, firefighters, or marines. That anybody in positions of authority would even suggest such asininity shows how far into the lunatic fringe we’ve gone. It also proves how dysfunctional Marxism really is. What happens when you synthesize the eighth and tenth planks? You get children who are not allowed to work, so they effectively MUST be trapped in public schools because they have no mothers at home, since the women are all at work trying to be co-breadwinners with men. Sure, children don’t have to sweep chimneys anymore. Instead, they get a latchkey, must cook all their own food, raise younger siblings themselves, all while their mothers are at a job, getting sexually harassed by their bosses. There is more order in Hell than there is with the left’s take on gender roles, labor theory, and child rearing.
Demolition of Town/Country Distinction? Timothy Gordon’s book, Catholic Republic: Why America Will Perish Without Rome, explores the way the American founding fathers borrowed extensively from Catholic social teaching when crafting the institutions of our republic. Long before Pope Pius XI coined the term “subsidiarity,” the Church considered it prudent to address issues at the most local level until a higher level of authority became necessary to intervene on more stifling matters. Hence why the Church has parishes, dioceses, and so forth up to the Pope. Perhaps without even realizing it, Jefferson and his cohorts created something similar with towns, states, and the federal government as the various layers of government. These distinctions have not withstood the test of time, however. The 10th Amendment checks and balances, that we once relied upon, have been eviscerated. The 50 states have little recourse against the federal government, not since Reconstruction. Today, if states push too hard to assert the 10th Amendment, Uncle Sam would cut off their highway funding, and they would capitulate to the bigger brother. If you don’t believe me, do some quick research on how the drinking age got lowered to 21 and the feds got all the states to go along with it.
Free Education? Abolition of Child Labor? Western civilization has gone all-in with the Horace Mann, Prussian model for educating children. Horace Mann’s heyday was just a bit prior to Marx so we cannot make a direct connection between the two. You can however see a few parallels, remembering that Marxism is nothing more than the intellectualization of tyrannical practices that are as old as the hill. Firstly, as a “Unitarian Christian,” Mann believed in a very non-sectarian, multi-cultural, public system of educating children. The big-classroom model is about efficiency (the Prussian inspiration) and producing obedient youngsters who would later matriculate into manageable adult citizens. Secondly, his Unitarian Church could be considered the best church-going activity for the Sunday Marxist who does not yet hate religion. Don’t believe me. Attend a Unitarian Universalist service and see for yourself. The non-denominational aspect of Mann’s pedagogy is also vaguely Freemasonic. These aspects of Horace Mann, the father of modern public education, should clue you into what kind of creature we bought with this schooling system. It beckons a distrust of private instruction, is theologically sterile at best, and, of course, depends upon public financial support to stay afloat. Regardless, a free and compulsory public education (for those not attending private school) fits well into the Marxist framework. We no longer allow children the opportunity to job shadow with a mentor and train into a trade (not like we did in the past). We’ve even taken it to extended childhood, High-School 2.0: The College Experience. The absence of work opportunities during adolescence has contributed to the college-for-all fixation, which has morphed into a prolonging of childhood. It wasn’t enough to do away with the child-labor factories, we needed most young people to stay dependent until age 30. I don’t believe it’s hard to see how this lends itself to a docile populace, the dream-come-true of any despot. As always, it’s free stuff . . . for enslaved people.
There you have it, boys and girls. The United States is an illegitimate, communist, failed state. It pains me to say it, but facts and evidence force me to report the tragic truths. Marxism did not arrive on the scene in the 21st century. Its ugly, social terror has been taking over for more than a century. Notice something else? I haven’t even gotten to the rapid, logarithmic increase of state takeover in the year 2020. All those 10 Planks were satisfied pre-Wuhan Virus, pre-BLM holocausts, and prior to the economic meltdown.
We’ve arrived at a point where the various checks and balances in the Constitution have become superficial, but even that wasn’t abrupt. Every war after the Spanish-American War (during 1898) has been carried out by executive order rather than a formal declaration of war by Congress. It’s done unilaterally by the executive branch so that they can get away with using black-swan events to inspire fear in the populace, then manipulate the public into accepting violent wars overseas. Woodrow Wilson did this with the sinking of the Lusitania and World War I. Franklin D. Roosevelt did the same thing with Pearl Harbor and WWII. George W. Bush did it with the 9/11 attacks and his invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Every one of these actions were illegal. Congress never declared those wars. Perhaps we see this now with a different kind of black-swan event, the Covid-19 pandemic. Our rulers must have surmised that they could no longer pull the wool over the Internet-savvy public’s eyes with bogus wars, so they decided to switch tactics. Instead of gaining a “rally around the flag” with a scary episode like Pearl Harbor, they have frightened everybody over an epidemiological outbreak with the intent of fomenting more of a civil war between the Lockdown Globalists vs. the Herd Immunity Nationalists. Here again, with the virus panics, legislative bodies at the various levels have been invisible while executives have had carte blanche to enact anything in the name of public health and safety. We are still waiting to see how the Corona crisis will culminate. Regardless, it’s time to face a very sobering reality. The U.S. is a centralized, unlawful, dictatorial, communist nation.
 See “post-modernism,” “petit-bourgeoisie,” “intersectionality,” “periphery,” etc. When you can’t win with your philosophy, just make up new words.
 Avoid California, New Jersey, and Minnesota. No humans should enter those places.
 It reminds me of when Congress tacks a rider with abortion funding onto a legislative bill for something good or innocuous; mixing evil into something that might be necessary. Everybody likes to “plead the 5th.” Nobody likes having their house repossessed by dictators.
 This even has a Hegelian, leftist ring to it. Basically, Unitarians don’t buy into Protestant denominationalism, but they also aren’t Catholic. It’s rather shallow and doctrineless aside from left-liberal politics. Many adherents consider themselves “spiritual, but not religious.” Horace Mann believed in an earlier version of this.
 I anticipate a possible refutation here, that this could not be the case since virtually every other country has been involved with a similar coronavirus response. I don’t see this as evidence contrary to my point, but rather that the elites of the various countries are a lot more collaborative than they’ve ever been. As many others have mentioned, this is a war between globalists and national sovereignty. The result has been civil wars and riots within the countries between those who favor one side or the other.
 If it is not yet one, what would it take for it to become one?
“Noblesse Oblige is a French term describing the moral duty that nobles have for the welfare of the less fortunate. As St. John Chrysostom preached, “the rich exist for the sake of the poor. The poor exist for the salvation of the rich.” You could almost consider Noblesse Oblige to be a salvific dialectic, wherein the rich and poor, accompanied by grace, synthesize with one another to become closer to God. Alas, this mindset and tradition has been destroyed in modern society, having eroded since the Enlightenment, particularly from the eldest daughter of the Church, France.
The French Revolution is a good starting point for the beginning of the worst animosity between the rich and poor; between the powerful and plebian. It was not much later that this sentiment intensified with the Marxist socialism of the 20th century. It has reached a new fever pitch with the deep state versus the sheeple of 21st-century western civilization, but make no mistake about it, the elites now HATE the common folk with little exception. This hatred is unprecedented in human history even when compared to the French Revolution, the Chinese Khans, the Egyptian pharaohs, or any other tyrannical regime.
Even when the elites attempt to signal their altruism, they do it in such a way not to empower the downtrodden or victimized, but to drag everyone else down to their penurious level. Likewise, the animal-rights activists don’t want to improve the quality of life for animals or elevate them to the level of humans. They want to degrade humans to animal status.”
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