February 27, 2013

I don't know at what age I started to like charts, but I remember making them with the records of baseball players when I was nine years old. My use and creation of charts helped me in Geometry and Trigonometry when I was in High School. Charts intrigue me.

Recently I perused through a mountain of so-called political ideological charts found online with a Google search. Check these out. I was searching for one which was simple, all-encompassing, self-defining and relevant to the political world in which we live today. It wasn't there.

Over 300 charts and the one I believe best expressing the most simple  and more rational political spectrum was not there. So I will present my own, right here, in this column.

In 1971, the late Chicago Tribune columnist Walter Trohan wrote said, "It is a known fact that the policies of the government today, whether Republican or Democratic, are closer to the 1932 platform of the Communist Party than they are to either of their own party platforms in that critical year.... [I]n 1848 to be exact, Karl Marx promulgated his program for the socialized state in the Communist Manifesto..."

Mr. Trohan was led to believe that the trend was inevitable. He said:

Conservatives should be realistic enough to recognize that this country is going deeper into socialism and will see expansion of federal power, whether Republicans or Democrats are in power. The only comfort they may have is that the pace will be slower under Richard Nixon that it might have been under Hubert H. Humphrey. Conservatives are going to have to recognize that the Nixon Administration will embrace most of the socialism of the Democratic administrations, while professing to improve it....

Trohan saw that there was little difference between the policies of Richard Nixon, than those of his predecessor Lyndon Johnson. Both were lurching the nation toward socialism, Johnson a little faster than Nixon. Hence, the difference between Democrats and Republicans.

Now back to the charts. A huge number of those I looked at puts Communism in the far Left of the political spectrum and Fascism in the far-right. This being the case, both ends of the spectrum are dictatorial or totalitarian. This means the both ends are to be equally feared.

Take a look at this simple graph:

The average American is told that the ideal is to stay in the middle of the road, which is termed Democracy, but which the elite or the Enlightened means a Fabian (or creeping) Socialism. The fact that the middle of the road has been moving inexorably leftward for eighty years is ignored. This chart is an excellent example of the use of false alternatives. We are given the choice between Communism on the left (which is international socialism, or globalism) on one end of the spectrum, Naziism (national socialism) on the other end, or Fabian socialism in the middle. The whole spectrum is socialist!

This is absurd. Where would you place an anarchist in this chart? Where do you put a person who believes in a Constitutional Republic and the free enterprise system? Neither is represented here, yet this spectrum is used for political definitions by probably 90 percent of ideologues and political scientists.

There is an accurate political spectrum chart. It is one which is used in Gary Allen's None Dare Call It Conspiracy. A similar one appears in Cleon Skousen's The 5000 Year Leap and it looks like this:

Notice above that total government in any form is on the far left and no government or anarchy is on the far right.

The United States was created as a Republic with a limited government, but since the election of Woodrow Wilson in 1912, and the nearly one hundred social programs instituted under FDR, we have been moving leftward across the spectrum towards total government with each new piece of socialist legislation.

Communism is, by definition, total government. If you have total government it makes little difference whether you call it Communism, Fascism, Socialism or Caesarism. It's all pretty much the same from the standpoint of the people who must live and suffer under it. 

It was Thomas Jefferson's view that government governs best which governs least. Our forefathers established this country with the very least possible amount of government.

Although the free enterprise system is not mentioned specifically in the Constitution, it is the only one which can exist under a Constitutional Republic. All collectivist systems require power in government which the Constitution did not grant.

When President Obama talks about the "collective good" or what is "just" for the "collective", know that he is using totalitarian-speak. When he talks of taxing the wealthy to redistribute to the less fortunate, he is speaking of something our Founding Fathers had no intention of allowing the government to become, namely an instrument to steal the fruit of one man's labor and give it to another who had not earned it.

I guess we need a hard definition of socialism at this juncture. According to Marx and reiterated by Lenin and Mao, socialism is government ownership and/or control over the basic means of production and distribution of goods and services. When analyzed fully, this means government control over everything, including you! All controls are "people" controls.

If the government controls these areas it can eventually do just exactly as Marx set out to do - destroy the right to private property, eliminate the family and wipe out religion.

Since Obama and the entire Democratic Party with their globalist puppet masters are waging a constant struggle for socialism, the end of the Republic is near. The Constitution is ignored or is rendered useless by these Tyrants. It matters not what you call them. On a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being Anarchy and 100 being Totalitarian Communism, the Democrats are at or near 95. Republicans, since Nixon, have slowly moved from around 45 to about 80, just inside the Big Government portion of the spectrum.

Representing the limited government, Constitutional Republic are the Tea Partiers, the Constitution Party and Libertarians. There are a few Republicans who are for limited government, such as Sen. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul.

As the establishment GOP, RINO's and Neo-Conservatives hold sway over the Republican party, it would behoove them to just finish their slower trek toward Communism and align with Democrats. We then, can get on with the business of birthing a new, strong Constitutional/Libertarian Party which would bring conservativism back to life as it once was in the time of Democrats Andrew Jackson and Grover Cleveland and Republicans Calvin Coolidge and (to a lesser degree) Ronald Reagan.

We are near the end on the road to total government control. The Government will soon control everything from bubble gum to software development, and control everyone from the womb to the tomb. There will no longer be any freedom!

In 1959 Soviet Premiere and Communist Party Leader Nikita Khrushchev said: "We cannot expect Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism." 50 years later comes Barack Obama and the finishing touches he puts on government will, by the end of his second term, fulfill the prophecy of Comrade Khrushchev, unless we can stop the establishment GOP by electing more Constitutional Conservatives in 2014.

We believe that the Constitution of the United States speaks for itself. There is no need to rewrite, change or reinterpret it to suit the fancies of special interest groups or protected classes.