Communism – The Real Invisible Enemy to Individual Liberty and Freedom
“The difference between communism and socialism is that under socialism central planning ends with a gun in your face, whereas under communism central planning begins with a gun in your face.” ― Kevin D. Williamson, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism
“Any society willing to trade a little freedom to gain temporary security will deserve neither and lose both,” yet that is exactly what millions of Americans are willing to do in the face of an invisible enemy known as Chinese ‘Wuhan Virus’. In the face of shelter in place and lockdown orders across the country, countless Americans are now learning the meaning and true value of liberty and freedom; terms which are more than words on paper that millions of Americans have literally fought, sacrificed and paid the ultimate price for.
And the news of lady liberty’s death has been met with thunderous applause without so much as a shot being fired; a decidedly communist Chinese phenomena in origin has since been used as the cornerstone by the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic, directly influencing the American socio-economic landscape by translating into very real consequences on the ground for the American citizen and their rights and liberties therein.
The Daily Wire’s James Barrett recently wrote in his March 18, 2020 article titled, “Stanford Professor: Data Indicates We’re Severely Overreacting to Coronavirus” that, “In an analysis published Tuesday, Stanford’s John P.A. Ioannidis — co-director of the university’s Meta-Research Innovation Center and professor of medicine, biomedical data science, statistics, and epidemiology and population health — suggests that the response to the coronavirus pandemic may be “a fiasco in the making” because we are making seismic decisions based on “utterly unreliable” data. The data we do have, Ioannidis explains, indicates that we are likely severely overreacting.”
Indeed, according to a March 27, 2020 NPR.org article titled, “Why Death Rates From Coronavirus Can Be Deceiving,” author Jon Hamilton contends that, “Early in an outbreak, testing is limited to people who are so sick they wind up in the hospital. That means the only infections that get counted are in the people most likely to die. So, the denominator is missing a huge number of infected people who survive, and that makes the virus appear much more deadly than it really is. This is probably one reason that early death rates in China appeared so high, says Gerardo Chowell, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the department of population health sciences at Georgia State University.”
And this severe overreaction to a virus that appears much deadlier than it really is, is due to the combined efforts of the mainstream media and elements within the United States government, which ultimately translates into a loss of constitutional rights and civil liberties, the very frameworks of what defines America and what literally separates it from every other nation in the world. The United States Constitution is the law of the land; the legal frameworks of its entire judicial and legislative process rests on the lynch pins contained within the text itself which represents the founding of our nation in a document whose iterations were born of blood, sweat and tears under the umbrella of tyranny.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “Although the term communism did not come into use until the 1840s—it is derived from the Latin communis, meaning “shared” or “common”—visions of a society that may be considered communist appeared as long ago as the 4th century BCE. In the ideal state described in Plato’s Republic, the governing class of guardians devotes itself to serving the interests of the whole community.”
And as we see with the introduction of the “invisible enemy” known as COVID-19, some of the countries leading mainstream media sources in the United States are instructing citizens in the land of the free, home of the brave to be anything but free or brave with headlines such as the March 15, 2020 New York Times.com article titled, “5 Ways to Help Your Community Combat Coronavirus (While Still Social Distancing) where author Ria Misra explores ideas to help your community to include staying in touch with your loved ones, friends, co-workers etc. from afar and making sure to keep up to date with the local news and emergency services information in your area for the latest severe government overreaction to the Chinese Wuhan Virus pandemic.
Other examples of the communistic minded paradigm now being propagated and espoused to the American public by the mainstream media include the March 22, 2020 FoxNews.com article titled, “How to help your community during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,” where Michael Bartiromo where reports that, “One of the first and best ways to help your local community is to be mindful of federal, state or local guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. This means avoiding congregating in groups larger than 10, staying home when sick, maintaining safe distances (i.e., social-distancing) when in public, and being mindful of any other ordinances or orders issued by health or government officials.”
With many jurisdictions threatening fines and/or arrest for violating community social-distancing guidelines, the clear violation of Americans constitutional rights begins to come into focus. According to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
With social-distancing measures clearly conflicting with any number of First Amendment rights under the United States Constitution, it’s clear Americans have traded essential liberty for temporary security, a mistake that literally tens of millions of Americans support based on the narrative propagated by government and mainstream media sources. With history if not repeating itself, at least running along parallel lines the COVID-19 hysteria now sweeping the globe is eerily reminiscent of the Soviet Union’s communist propaganda campaign from the early 20th-century aimed as eradicating the Colorado potato-bug introduced to Eastern Europe from the evil imperialistic Americans.
“The most vivid memory of my childhood was the second World War, or to be more precise, the end of the second World War, when all of a sudden the United States, from a friendly nation which helped us to defeat Nazism, turned overnight into deadly enemy,” recalled the former Soviet KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov in 1984 interview with G. Edward Griffin.
“And it was very shocking,” recalled Bezmenov, “Because all the newspapers were to present an image of belligerent, aggressive American imperialism. Most of the things we were taught were that the United States is an aggressive power which is just about invade our beautiful, free socialist country; that the American CIA is dropping Colorado beetles on our beautiful potato fields to eliminate our crops, and each schoolboy had a picture of a Colorado bug on the back page of his notebook, and we were instructed to go into collective fields to search for those little Colorado bugs. Of course, we couldn’t find any. Neither (could we) find many potatoes, and that was explained again by the encroachments of the decadent, imperialist power.”
“The anti-American paranoia and hysteria in the Soviet propaganda was of such a high degree,” explained Bezmenov, “That many less skeptical people (or less stubborn) would really believe that the United States is just about to invade our beautiful Motherland, and some secretly hoped that it would come true.”
And much like the USSR nearly a century later, Americans today have segments of their own population who secretly champion to see the conquering of their own nation by the ideology of the enemy with the introduction of an invisible enemy all too similar to Colorado potato-beetle hysteria that swept the eastern European communist block following the end of World War II.
Bezmenov, also known as Tomas Schuman, had warned of the ideological subversion of America through a series of interviews and lectures still available for public consumption today and broke the process down into four basic steps based off previous successful Marxist-Leninist subversion campaigns across the globe in the past. These steps included demoralization, destabilization, crisis and normalization; all of which are defined, analyzed and discussed by Bezmenov through his interviews and teachings.
“It is almost a decade since the fall of the Marxist empire, yet the crackpot ideas of its founder live on,” writes David Horowitz in his May 12, 1997 Los Angeles Times article titled, “Redistributing Wealth: Unfair and Useless.” According to the report, “The idea that wealth is a form of “social injustice” and that redistributing income is a worthy and progressive goal is persuasive to people in government and out.
“This attitude is enshrined, for example, in the capital gains tax, which specifically targets money earned from the creation of wealth. Marxist ideas even are insinuated into the language we speak. We refer casually to the “haves” and “have nots” as though in the beginning someone handed out life’s goodies to the few and withheld them from the many. By using the word “injustice” to describe unequal wealth, we imply that one man’s bounty can only be the result of another’s deprivation,” writes Horowitz.
Interestingly, according to a January 16, 2014 Forbes.com article titled, “Income Redistributions Logical Conclusion is Communism,” author Jeffrey Dorman writes that’s, “Income inequality is dominating the economic news cycle at the moment with multiple stories about rising income inequality, the need to raise the minimum wage, and anecdotal stories designed to make the more fortunate feel sorry for the less so.”
The report went on to conclude that, “Once you admit that income redistribution is fair, there is no logical stopping point short of communism,” before going on to ask, “How is a society supposed to decide what is “fair” as far as income redistribution goes?”
And the riposte to that conundrum seems to have been delivered in the form of a massive stimulus package to the American people in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak hysteria according to a March 26, 2020 CNN article titled, “Senate approves historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears.”
According to the report, “Legislative text of the final deal was released Wednesday evening ahead of a final vote. Key elements of the proposal are $250 billion set aside for direct payments to individuals and families, $350 billion in small business loans, $250 billion in unemployment insurance benefits and $500 billion in loans for distressed companies.”
And as to what the United States government has determined to be fair under their Marxist wealth redistribution stimulus package solution to national emergency problem they initiated and declared? According to the CNN report, “Under the plan, individuals who earn $75,000 in adjusted gross income or less would get direct payments of $1,200 each, with married couples earning up to $150,000 receiving $2,400 -- and an additional $500 per each child. The payment would scale down by income, phasing out entirely at $99,000 for singles and $198,000 for couples without children.”
The White House itself is fully aware of the socialist origins to the economic solutions their administration is proposing. According to The Council of Economic Advisers October 2018 report titled, “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism,” the agency within the executive branch of the president’s cabinet observes that, “To economists, socialism is not a zero-one designation. Whether a country or industry is socialist is a question of the degree to which (a) the means of production, distribution, and exchange are owned or regulated by the state; and (b) the state uses its control to distribute the economic output without regard for final consumers’ willingness to pay or exchange (i.e., giving resources away “for free”). As explained below, this definition conforms with both statements and policy proposals from leading socialists, ranging from Karl Marx to Vladimir Lenin to Mao Zedong to current American socialists.”
And with CNN reporting that not only does the government plan to distribute stimulus packages to millions of Americans but also nationalize major sectors of the economy to the tune of “$500 billion in loans for distressed companies;” and a frightening picture begins to emerge of a very different America than we all once knew. An America where constitutional rights and civil liberties have been eroded as socialist policies like nationalized government bailouts and wealth redistribution are now widely regarded as perfectly acceptable societal norms.
The communist subversion of America as warned about by Soviet KGB propaganda officer Yuri Bezmenov decades ago now nearly complete even though Mr. Bezmenov counseled against Marxist “traitors” and “advised his listeners not to trust the news media, particularly corporate giants like The New York Times, Time magazine and major television networks” well in advance to the perilous times Americans find themselves in today.
If the permanent cessation of critical functions within the collective American consciousness enables the destruction of our constitutional rights and civil liberties so easily under the guise of an invisible enemy whose true statistical threat “appears much more deadly than it really is” according to leading experts than perhaps the processes of demoralization and ideological subversion in the United States are complete and president Trumps activation of the National Guard and ready reserve is the final realization of Bezmenov’s normalization process. The news of lady liberty’s death met to thunderous applause without so much as a shot being fired as “any society willing to trade a little freedom to gain temporary security will deserve neither and lose both” in the end.