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Communism has been one of the most influential economic theories of all times; recognizing its influence is key to understanding both past and current events.
Moreover, the competition between communism and capitalism as played out in the Cold War was arguably the defining struggle of the 20th century.
This section provides a brief overview of communist ideology in the European and Russian contexts and includes information on the rise of the Soviet Union under Vladimir Lenin and its continuation under Joseph Stalin. It concludes with an explanation of the tensions that surfaced at the end of World War II between the United States and the U.S.S.R. that led to the Cold War.
For Communists the term ‘Communism’ meant both an international movement dedicated to the overthrow of capitalist systems and a classless society which would exist only in the future.
What are generally known as Communist systems were called “socialist” by the Communists themselves. These systems, which first came into being with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, were not uniform over time or between countries. They were not always totalitarian but never less than highly authoritarian.
Although there was enough variation to encourage the study of comparative Communism, Communist systems possessed five common features which, taken together, distinguished them from other authoritarian regimes and, still more fundamentally, from socialism of a social democratic type: 1) the monopoly of power (‘leading role’) of the Communist Party; 2) intra-party relations which were highly centralized and strictly disciplined (‘democratic centralism’); 3) state, rather than private, ownership of the means of production; 4) the building of communism as the ultimate, legitimizing goal; and 5) a sense of belonging to an international Communist movement.
The zenith of Communism was a forty-year period between 1949 and 1989 when more Communist regimes existed than at any time before or since. By the beginning of the twenty-first century there were only five Communist states left, including China, compared with 23 in 1985.
Based on Alinsky’s eight steps from democracy to socialist society.
Note: Both Obama Clinton quoted him often in his book and Hillary did her thesis on Alinsky.
These are the eight levels of controls by Saul Alinsky to transform a nation through socialism into communism.
1. Healthcare – control healthcare and you control the people.
2. Poverty – Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you provide everything for them to live.
3. Debt – Increase the debt level to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes and this will produce more poverty.
4. Gun control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5. Welfare – Take control of every aspect (food, housing, income) of their lives because that will make them fully dependent on the government.
6. Education – Take control of what people read and listen to and take control or what children learn in school.
7. Religion – Remove belief in God from the government and schools because the people need to believe in only the government knowing what is best for the people.
8. Class warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. Eliminate the middle class.
This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to tax the wealthy with the support of the poor.
It should be clear to all how our nation is well on its way to winning its race to the bottom.