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Anatomy of a Bolshevik

To say that Obama is a Bolshevik may sound extreme, but as someone who grew up in the former Soviet Union, and holds degrees in economics and political science from the University of Marxism-Leninism, the American political landscape reveals a scary reality: the United States elected a Radical Socialist Government committed to the transformation of the American capitalist free-enterprise system into an egalitarian society with a state controlled political economy.

As Patrick Henry said: “I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.”

The great historical irony is that unlike the Russian people who understood the perils of socialism and fought the Bolsheviks in a bloody three year civil war that by some estimates took fifteen million lives, the freedom loving Americans simply voted themselves into socialism. The communist leaders from Lenin to Brezhnev are turning in their graves watching what proved impossible for the Soviet Union to accomplish with all its military might and nuclear arsenal is being enacted by a duly elected American president with the support of American voters.

Obama’s agenda reads as if it came straight out of the University of Marxism-Leninism. There is nothing new here but the striking parallels between the Russian Bolsheviks and Obama’s government: both utterly convinced in their own uncompromising righteousness and their fanatic belief in economic equality, and both equally obsessed with power and control.

In order to succeed, as the Bolsheviks’ teaching goes, the government needs to take control of the economy and dominate everyday life by making its citizens dependent on the government. The Bolsheviks’ promise of a social paradise was a lure to make Russia’s citizens dependent on government handouts. To accomplish this Lenin said, “Debauch the currency to overturn the basis of society.” The Bolsheviks created hyper-inflation that made the currency, the Russian ruble, worthless thereby destroying personal wealth. Russia’s economy was paralyzed and the Bolshevik government was able to solidify their control over all aspects of their citizens’ life.

Obama is clearly following Lenin’s script, spending and printing money at unprecedented levels. The plan is simple: replace American self-reliance with government dependency. Increasing government spending in ever growing numbers, be it for bail outs, stimulus plans, health care, manure management, tattoo removal, condoms or solar energy is the program – the area doesn’t really matter. The objective is to spend until the country is in such debt as to result in default or hyper-inflation causing the destruction of our currency and the obliteration of wealth. The more the American people are indebted to government, the more they will turn to the government to save them, assuring Democratic one-party rule for the future. And, he is not far from achieving his objectives considering how much this country changed since its inception.

The slogan of the original Tea Party was “No taxation without representation.” The objection at the time was to being taxed and not having a say in their governance. Today, we face a different and more subtle problem: “Representation without taxation.” And, now when almost 50% of Americans do not pay income tax, they are voting to spend other’s people money. In addition, de facto millions of Americans are already getting according their needs from various government sponsored social programs. The Democratic Party has successfully corralled these voters with promises of a better life, a socialist paradise if you will, of free health care for all, better job benefits for workers, stronger unions, and a government that will pass laws to pay for all of this out of our own treasury.

If Obama’s Grand Plan succeeds, this great tragedy will run its predictable course: high taxation, hyperinflation, depleting savings and the devaluation of the dollar; prolonged economic stagnation, and the destruction of our democracy, all culminating in one party rule for all Americans in a social-democratic Obama era. For many, a better life awaits in the short run. In the long run, however, as we well know, history usually repeats itself; first as a tragedy and second, as a farce.

As a Russian journalist recently wrote: “The proud American will descend into slavery without a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world how free he really is.”

This Russian journalist could still be proven wrong; Obama’s short reign may turn out to be the best thing to happen to this country. The 2008 elections could be a political wake up call for this nation like Pearl Harbor or 9/11. In the elections next week, and in those in 2012, American may choose to pursue the utopian Marxist working people’s paradise of equality in poverty or, perhaps they will face reality and regain their democracy so that the country can thrive and prosper for another 200 or so years.

Either way, this is a turning point in American history.

See also: “Anatomy of a Bolshevik, Part II”

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