Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Read Part 1
Let's first review some important historical facts.

Theodore Roosevelt, one our most popular and articulate Presidents, said at the very beginning of the twentieth Century that our destiny as a nation was being threatened. He excoriated some American intellectuals who were espousing what they called "a new morality." Emphatically and without equivocation he stated, "There are those who believe that a new modernity demands a new morality. What they fail to consider is the harsh reality that there is no such thing as a new morality. There is only one morality."
He went on to state "There is only true Christian ethics over against which stands the whole of paganism. If we are to fulfill our great destiny as a people, then we must return to the old morality, the sole morality.”

Roosevelt saw the beginnings of the moral and intellectual slippage and it bothered him greatly. He saw some college academicians advocating a “new morality” embodying atheism, evolution, and socialist materialism. Our twenty sixth president then emphatically said, “All those blatant sham reformers, in the name of new morality, preach the old, old vice and self indulgence which rotted out first, the moral fiber and then even the external greatness of Greece and Rome.”

Tough stuff, hardly what today's political liberal sophists would publicly say much less believe. Not many paid attention to Roosevelt's prophetic warnings. The ethics of these “new moralists” flowed primarily from the theories of two atheistic authors; the now 150 year old, 1859 "scientific" evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin; detailed in his book “Origin of Species,” and, the 1848 socialist "scientific" concepts in Karl Marx’s Das Kapital, and Communist Manifesto. Darwin and Karl's theories became quickly the 'new thing" for a number of American academics who, not only accepted as truth, but, quickly began to advocate as scientific fact to their students.

Over the last 150 years, both Marx and Darwin have been thoroughly discredited and debunked by modern science, logic and time. However, both fallacies were taking hold at the turn of the 1900's. These “new moralists" were becoming increasingly vocal on our college campuses and in the national labor union movement. It didn't take long before they were demanding their “new scientific" ideas should become implemented politically. They began their maiden political voyage by attempting to elect their candidates under the socialist banner. They were unsuccessful and their numbers and influence remained small.

They, at first, had made the mistake of trying to explain how their atheistic, materialistic, and collectivist political schemes worked --- concepts such as governmental ownership of all businesses and property. These were wild ideas at the time --- diametrically opposite to the way Americans thought and therefore, were not only rejected, but scoffed at. The vast majority of our citizens were happy with personal liberty, ownership of private property, constitutional government, free enterprise and politics implemented through the established two party system.

Up to the beginning of the twentieth Century, the nation's ethics were decidedly Christian based --- 90% of the citizenry proudly called themselves Christians and approved of it being discussed in our public schools. Students were instructed on why and how the Constitution was written and who were the Godly men who did so. Students were instructed to memorized passages from their fore-fathers speeches and recite them before the class. Christmas carols were learned and joyfully sung in our public schools. Bible verses were memorized and recited in class. Even the United States Supreme Court, after years of voluminous study, declared in 1898 that America was decidedly a Christian nation.

Patrick Henry emphatically stated, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been offered asylum, prosperity, and freedom to worship here.”

Americans became very comfortable with our good life, our two party system --- only a few ever thought about wanting to change it. "Why would anyone want anything else?" --- was the national attitude.

In Europe however, the socialists were making some headway in the labor union movement, promoting their Marxist, anti capitalist, hate the rich, divide the wealth, propaganda. The English Fabian socialist movement grew and captured the interest of some of the British intellectuals, such as Bertrand Russell and George Bernard Shaw.

At the turn of the twentieth century, a well organized radical by the name of Lenin, put wheels under the international world socialist movement. He directed a tiny minority of well organized communists in subverting and overthrowing the Russia's Czarist government. He set up what was soon to become a socialist dictatorship of the proletariat. In so doing, Lenin developed a financial base and an international platform for the promotion of world socialism through agitation, subversion, and propaganda. Lenin believed that if subversion worked in capturing Russia, why not anywhere else? After the First World War, the leftist movement wanted to become more politically active in the United States. Lenin was an excellent organizer, and he and other socialist leaders such as Norman Thomas, realized that it was an impossible task to sell their bad tasting political medicine to the vast majority of Americans. Lenin wrote extensively on how not to sell socialism, calling left-wingers who tried to explain socialism an "infantile disorder." In essence, he told the faithful, don't try to sell the details of how the socialist system works, if you do, you'll scare people away. They will quickly see how all power is centralized in the hands of a centralized government and in the hands of a powerful few. Just tell the masses that socialism is wonderful and that it promises equality for all. Safe your breath trying to explain how socialism works, make headway condemning the inequities of capitalism.

Norman Thomas, an early leader in the American socialist movement, promoted the concept that Americans would "never knowingly adopt socialism but, under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened." The socialist movement decided there were three areas of extreme importance for them to penetrate and influence. Since human beings are nothing more than graduate animals, all humans were just another accident of nature. What they hear and read control all their actions so --- control the avenues of mass communications and you can program the beasts to react like Pavlov's dogs. That meant that the media, education and politics became their prime areas of conquest.

The left then wisely abandoned attempts to sell their socialist programs as a third political party--- deciding that there was more fertile ground within the two party system running as “liberals” and “progressives.” They soon found it wasn't very difficult to do so --- as long as they kept their mouths shut on the glories of socialism. At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the Democrat’s had a weak national political party, eager for any new members. The left seized the opportunity, registered as Democrats, called themselves "progressives" and went to work within the Democrat party.

They were well aware that both parties are open to any one who wants to join, with no ideological strings attached --- no platform one must adhere to, no specific issues one must accept to be a member. All one had to do was register to vote, be of age, no felonious record and, if caring to run for office, have enough money to file for candidacy. There is no political litmus test in either party in order to be a member or a candidate. Socialists found it easy to register, and run for office as a Democrat; just sublimate their ideology and then campaign around any popular issue in order to get elected. Say what ever works in order to win the office, then legislate as they jolly well please once elected. The end justifies the means was their motto and moral guide, do whatever it takes to win --- lying was never a problem unless caught.

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