No More Room for Compromise with the Socialist Agenda of the Democrats

In the United States of 2016 the occupant of the White House is someone steeped in and aggressively implementing statist ideology.  And one of the two major political parties has as its only candidates for the presidency a dedicated lifelong socialist in Bernie Sanders and a newly declared socialist in Hillary Clinton.  In recent polls nearly 59% of Democrats say they would vote for a socialist candidate as well as nearly 50% of independents and even more frightening nearly 70% of those between the ages of 18 and 29 in the country claim they would vote for a socialist.

This phenomenon is due to two primary factors.  First, the ignorance of what socialism is and its overwhelming failure everywhere it has been tried. This is due to the Left’s control of the entertainment/education establishment over the past 40 years, which has eventuated in indoctrination not education. Second, the unwillingness of the opposition to vigorously defend capitalism and the founding tenets of this country.  Instead, the guiding principle became, as it took less effort, continual compromise with those whose single-minded objective was to establish a socialist nirvana and seize political power.

The major failing of this go-along-to-get-along mindset is the inability or unwillingness to understand that one cannot compromise with those whose driving ambition is to control others.

The avowed proponents of socialism/Marxism understand that the most dominant trait mankind has, as do all living creatures, is an innate desire to survive and prosper.

While some may willingly choose to pursue subsistence on their own terms, to the majority of the human race the path of least resistance is the most desired.  Thus mankind is susceptible to financial scams, gambling, crime, and resentment or violence towards those who may have more.  But above all, many people are very open to the concept of a central authority providing them with the means of livelihood with no thought as to the how.

A secondary characteristic of human race, and the most dangerous, is the need, by some, to conquer or maintain total control over their fellow man. 

The mid-19th century saw the Industrial Revolution and the rise in living standards and education for the populace in Europe.  It was during this same period that the advent of socialist/Marxist theory occurred. Those that considered themselves superior to the masses, and in the past may have achieved ruling status through the power of intimidation over the illiterate and unwashed, now had to look to other means to achieve control of the levers of governing.

The easiest course to assume this power was to promise, in return for the support of the people, that the state through a new ruling class would provide the citizenry cradle to grave economic security.  Thus a Faustian bargain encompassing the desire by the majority for ease of survival and others for the need to rule would be entered into.  The populace, having committed itself to this compact, would expect neverending freedom from adversity.

However, within this arrangement is the seed of its own destruction.  For socialism to succeed, it must have an economic underpinning that can provide the foundation for massive social spending.  The Soviet Union, as early as the 1920’s and 30’s, proved that complete state control of the means of production was a colossal failure as it could not produce sufficient wealth to support the population, so their version of socialism (Communism) had to be enforced at the point of a gun or by starvation.

Only the capitalist economic system, which is anathema to a powerful central government and its attendant oligarchy, can produce sufficient wealth necessary to underwrite a social safety net for the general public, promulgate upward mobility and finance the security of any nation.

Capitalism, reflective of that portion of mankind choosing to seek subsistence on their own terms, does by its nature celebrate the success of the individual not the collective.  Individuals separately or together, driven by the motive of self-enrichment, produce goods or services desired by others.  In the process jobs and wealth are created thus benefiting society as a whole.

A massive tension exists between those who adhere to central government control and fealty to socialist philosophy and those who produce the wealth of a nation.  As the state inherently has more power than the individual and once socialist doctrine dominates the ruling class, government begins a relentless process of injecting itself into the affairs of the individual and producer class.

Those who tout the tenets of socialism/Marxism invariably have an overwhelming ego-centric psyche and a predisposition to control the populace and economic activity through laws, regulations, taxes, intimidation and in extreme cases outright force.  The result is the inexorable march toward state control of the economy and rapid erosion in personal freedom.  Despite the history of failure, every new generation of adherents to socialist ideology believes they can make this arrangement work and maintain their unwritten agreement with the people.

But the reality is they cannot, as the economic engine of capitalism will not continue to produce wealth if it is increasingly put under the thumb of bureaucrats and central planners inevitably attempting to institute not only governmental management of the economy but also regulate the day-to-day activities of all citizens.  The motivation of the producer class will be stifled and they will either drop out, join the dependent class or simply move on to other more hospitable countries, a reality more in play than ever in today’s global economy.

In due course centralized governments will, as history has shown, turn to excessive and unsustainable borrowings as well as inflation to finance their societal obligations.  The contract between the statists and the citizens who were promised cradle to grave security cannot be maintained as the economic underpinning of this arrangement will quickly erode.

Social and economic chaos resulting in dramatically lower standards of living must inevitably ensue, and in some cases lead to violence or revolution.  No amount of promises, demonization of capitalism, seizure of the means of production, the takeover of the media, confiscatory taxes or the printing of money will re-institute prosperity or security for the populace.  These desperate actions only serve to accelerate the downward spiral.

Within the United States, because of the unrelenting socialist indoctrination of the people and the stealth takeover of the Democratic Party by the radical Left, plus the unwillingness of the only viable opposition -- the Republican Party -- to understand that one cannot compromise with those whose sole objective is the seizure of political power, this process is well on its way and the culmination, if not stopped now, will be the end of this nation as a bastion of freedom and opportunity.

Yet the mindset of the Republican Party is still that of compromise and getting along with the opposition.  Virtually all of the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination tout their ability to make deals and get along with their political adversaries.  It is that mindset that has eventuated in the debacle the nation now finds itself in.  There can no longer be any consideration of compromise with the now unabashed socialist Democratic Party.  They must be defeated and their gains rolled back.  This election is the last opportunity to do so before it is too late, as the devastating polling statistics so frighteningly confirm and which the Republican Party chooses to ignore.

In the United States of 2016 the occupant of the White House is someone steeped in and aggressively implementing statist ideology.  And one of the two major political parties has as its only candidates for the presidency a dedicated lifelong socialist in Bernie Sanders and a newly declared socialist in Hillary Clinton.  In recent polls nearly 59% of Democrats say they would vote for a socialist candidate as well as nearly 50% of independents and even more frightening nearly 70% of those between the ages of 18 and 29 in the country claim they would vote for a socialist.

This phenomenon is due to two primary factors.  First, the ignorance of what socialism is and its overwhelming failure everywhere it has been tried. This is due to the Left’s control of the entertainment/education establishment over the past 40 years, which has eventuated in indoctrination not education. Second, the unwillingness of the opposition to vigorously defend capitalism and the founding tenets of this country.  Instead, the guiding principle became, as it took less effort, continual compromise with those whose single-minded objective was to establish a socialist nirvana and seize political power.

The major failing of this go-along-to-get-along mindset is the inability or unwillingness to understand that one cannot compromise with those whose driving ambition is to control others.

The avowed proponents of socialism/Marxism understand that the most dominant trait mankind has, as do all living creatures, is an innate desire to survive and prosper.

While some may willingly choose to pursue subsistence on their own terms, to the majority of the human race the path of least resistance is the most desired.  Thus mankind is susceptible to financial scams, gambling, crime, and resentment or violence towards those who may have more.  But above all, many people are very open to the concept of a central authority providing them with the means of livelihood with no thought as to the how.

A secondary characteristic of human race, and the most dangerous, is the need, by some, to conquer or maintain total control over their fellow man. 

The mid-19th century saw the Industrial Revolution and the rise in living standards and education for the populace in Europe.  It was during this same period that the advent of socialist/Marxist theory occurred. Those that considered themselves superior to the masses, and in the past may have achieved ruling status through the power of intimidation over the illiterate and unwashed, now had to look to other means to achieve control of the levers of governing.

The easiest course to assume this power was to promise, in return for the support of the people, that the state through a new ruling class would provide the citizenry cradle to grave economic security.  Thus a Faustian bargain encompassing the desire by the majority for ease of survival and others for the need to rule would be entered into.  The populace, having committed itself to this compact, would expect neverending freedom from adversity.

However, within this arrangement is the seed of its own destruction.  For socialism to succeed, it must have an economic underpinning that can provide the foundation for massive social spending.  The Soviet Union, as early as the 1920’s and 30’s, proved that complete state control of the means of production was a colossal failure as it could not produce sufficient wealth to support the population, so their version of socialism (Communism) had to be enforced at the point of a gun or by starvation.

Only the capitalist economic system, which is anathema to a powerful central government and its attendant oligarchy, can produce sufficient wealth necessary to underwrite a social safety net for the general public, promulgate upward mobility and finance the security of any nation.

Capitalism, reflective of that portion of mankind choosing to seek subsistence on their own terms, does by its nature celebrate the success of the individual not the collective.  Individuals separately or together, driven by the motive of self-enrichment, produce goods or services desired by others.  In the process jobs and wealth are created thus benefiting society as a whole.

A massive tension exists between those who adhere to central government control and fealty to socialist philosophy and those who produce the wealth of a nation.  As the state inherently has more power than the individual and once socialist doctrine dominates the ruling class, government begins a relentless process of injecting itself into the affairs of the individual and producer class.

Those who tout the tenets of socialism/Marxism invariably have an overwhelming ego-centric psyche and a predisposition to control the populace and economic activity through laws, regulations, taxes, intimidation and in extreme cases outright force.  The result is the inexorable march toward state control of the economy and rapid erosion in personal freedom.  Despite the history of failure, every new generation of adherents to socialist ideology believes they can make this arrangement work and maintain their unwritten agreement with the people.

But the reality is they cannot, as the economic engine of capitalism will not continue to produce wealth if it is increasingly put under the thumb of bureaucrats and central planners inevitably attempting to institute not only governmental management of the economy but also regulate the day-to-day activities of all citizens.  The motivation of the producer class will be stifled and they will either drop out, join the dependent class or simply move on to other more hospitable countries, a reality more in play than ever in today’s global economy.

In due course centralized governments will, as history has shown, turn to excessive and unsustainable borrowings as well as inflation to finance their societal obligations.  The contract between the statists and the citizens who were promised cradle to grave security cannot be maintained as the economic underpinning of this arrangement will quickly erode.

Social and economic chaos resulting in dramatically lower standards of living must inevitably ensue, and in some cases lead to violence or revolution.  No amount of promises, demonization of capitalism, seizure of the means of production, the takeover of the media, confiscatory taxes or the printing of money will re-institute prosperity or security for the populace.  These desperate actions only serve to accelerate the downward spiral.

Within the United States, because of the unrelenting socialist indoctrination of the people and the stealth takeover of the Democratic Party by the radical Left, plus the unwillingness of the only viable opposition -- the Republican Party -- to understand that one cannot compromise with those whose sole objective is the seizure of political power, this process is well on its way and the culmination, if not stopped now, will be the end of this nation as a bastion of freedom and opportunity.

Yet the mindset of the Republican Party is still that of compromise and getting along with the opposition.  Virtually all of the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination tout their ability to make deals and get along with their political adversaries.  It is that mindset that has eventuated in the debacle the nation now finds itself in.  There can no longer be any consideration of compromise with the now unabashed socialist Democratic Party.  They must be defeated and their gains rolled back.  This election is the last opportunity to do so before it is too late, as the devastating polling statistics so frighteningly confirm and which the Republican Party chooses to ignore.