Alexander's Column

The 'NeoComs'

The New Democrat Party

By Mark Alexander · Dec. 13, 2012
“We must make our election between economy and Liberty, or profusion and servitude.” –Thomas Jefferson (1816)

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. … Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.” –Winston Churchill

There is a new and unfortunate entry for the political lexicon, a fitting label for the latest ideological iteration of Marxists in America: “Neo-Communists” or the abbreviated version, “NeoComs.”

You’re no doubt familiar with the label “Neo-Conservatives,” and its shortened version, “NeoCons,” to describe conservatives who have adapted to more interventionist foreign policies promoting democracy, and who support open trade policies. “Neo” differentiates these conservatives from the isolationist and non-interventionist conservatism of the 1930s – until the attack on Pearl Harbor drew us into war with Japan and Germany.

At the other end of the political spectrum from the Ronald Reagan NeoCons are the NeoComs – modern-day socialists, “useful idiots” – who have risen, in the last two decades, to dominate the once-noble Democrat Party. They have modified old Marxist doctrines and adapted them to current political platforms and policies using leftist propaganda more compatible with contemporary culture. Chief among these is the Democrat Party’s tried and true “divide and conquer” disparity rhetoric, which foments discontent and division based on income, race, ethnicity, gender, education, occupation, etc.

However, bull pucky by any other name is still bull pucky. Democrat Socialism, like Nationalist Socialism, is nothing more than Marxist Socialism repackaged.

The objective of today’s NeoComs is, as you by now know, “fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” in order to “peacefully transition” from our constitutional republic and its free-enterprise economy to a socialist republic with a state-organized and regulated economy.

Ideological adherents of the American Communist Party made few political gains under that banner in the last century because the label “communist” was and remains “distasteful” to most Americans. Thus, NeoComs have infested the Democrat Party and are using it as cover for socialist policy implementation.

The political genes of the current cadres of NeoComs establish them as the direct descendants of the statist policies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the programs he implemented under cover of the Great Depression.

Roosevelt, like most of today’s wealthy liberal protagonists, was an “inheritance-welfare liberal” – raised in a dysfunctional home and dependent on his financial inheritance rather than that essential spirit of self-reliance, which forms the core of American Liberty. Consequently, the “dependence ethos” irrevocably shaped by FDR’s privileged upbringing is virtually indistinguishable from the dependence ethos of those who have been raised or inculcated with belief that they are reliant upon welfare handouts from the state.

Though markedly dissimilar in terms of their political power, the underlying difference between inheritance liberals and welfare liberals is, the former depend on investment and trust distributions while the latter depend on government redistributions. But they both support socialist political and economic agendas based on Marxist collectivism.

Endeavoring to transform our Republic into a socialist state, FDR set about to replace our authentic Constitution with the so-called “living constitution” by way of judicial diktat, thereby subordinating the Rule of Law to the will of his administration. Anticipating Supreme Court rulings against many of his patently unconstitutional policies, which he later arrogantly outlined in his “New Bill of Rights,” FDR attempted to expand the number of justices on the High Court, thereby allowing him to flood the bench with his nominees in order to win majority rulings.

Despite his failed attempt to pack the High Court, over the course of FDR’s three full terms, he infested American politics with socialist programs and policies, and brought the nation perilously close to being ruled by an avowed Marxist, his vice president, Henry Wallace.

Prior to 2008, the closest the U.S. had gotten to an openly socialist president was after FDR’s then-vice president, John Garner, broke with Roosevelt over FDR’s effort to pack the court. In 1940, Roosevelt tapped his secretary of agriculture, Henry Wallace, to replace Garner as his new running mate. Wallace’s allegiance to Marxist doctrine was well established. However, near the end of World War II, Roosevelt feared that he could not get re-elected to a fourth term with an open Communist on the ticket, so he tapped the more moderate Harry Truman and demoted Wallace to Secretary of Commerce – where he could further his Marxist agenda.

FDR, of course, died in office just a month into his fourth term. But had he retained Wallace instead of opting for Truman, America would have had its first communist president by succession.

Shortly after becoming president, Truman fired Wallace because of his affinity for the USSR. Wallace would later unsuccessfully challenge Truman in 1948 under the thinly veiled socialist Progressive Party front, with the endorsement of the American Communist Party.

The end of World War II largely capped FDR’s “New Deal” socialist expansion of the state until Lyndon Johnson’s progressive “Great Society” platform heralded a plethora of new statist programs and policies. Ironically, another war, Vietnam, capped Johnson’s socialist expansionism, but not the enormous price tag of the welfare and entitlement programs established by FDR and Johnson.

It was not until the sharp economic downturn of the Great Recession in September 2008 that the next socialist surge of statist intervention would be implemented. That severe recession, the result of Democrat-sponsored statist intervention policies which led to the collapse of real estate values, and cascaded into the near collapse of the U.S. banking system, also led to the election of Barack Hussein Obama, much as the Great Depression had led to the election of FDR.

In fact, Obama’s progressive re-election mantra, “Forward,” was inspired either by the concluding words of FDR’s “Bill of Rights”: “[W]e must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights….”, or by Mao Zedong’s collectivist “Great Leap Forward.” Either case would constitute a political distinction without a difference. And a prophetic footnote: FDR also wrote in his Bill of Rights, “People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.”

Like Roosevelt, Obama was raised in a dysfunctional family, but unlike FDR, Obama inherited a socialist political legacy rather than wealth. However, neither Roosevelt nor Obama “let a serious crisis go to waste.”

Obama, the NeoCom-in-Chief and our first openly socialist president, was elected and re-elected on his progressive “fair share” rhetoric, which he often frames as “spreading the wealth around.” That, of course, is merely a new riff on an old FDR proclamation: “Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.” However, that “American principle” is merely a paraphrase of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, in which he declared, “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”

Obama’s political storm troopers are led by the largest subgroup of congressional Democrats, the 76 declared members of his Congressional Progressive Caucus, who have made “progressive taxation” the top priority of their “redistributive justice” agenda.

Rep. Paul Ryan properly summed up Obama’s progressive agenda as “a dull journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.”

Obama and his American Communist Party-endorsed NeoComs are crafting their progressive economic policies using the subtle Cloward-Piven model, a socialist strategy that outlines how to overload the national entitlement delivery system, what we call the ObamaNation Plantation, in order to generate a severe economic crisis and ultimately break the back of free enterprise. Obama is using so-called “stimulus and bailout” plans (including his most recent “Fiscal Bluff”), ObamaCare, cap-n-trade, international climate change treaties, and the like, to take our country to the edge of that precipice.

Sometimes, however, the NeoCom agenda is not so subtle, as was the case this week when Jeffrey Immelt, an ardent Obama supporter who also chairs Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, said of Red China’s economy, “The one thing that actually works, state-run communism, may not be your cup of tea, but their government works.”

NeoComs outside the U.S. are even less subtle.

In a recent newspaper column in “Pravda,” the old Soviet propaganda rag (“The Truth”) now published by post-Soviet era conscripts of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, a popular writer, Xavier Lerma, had this observation on our most recent presidential election: “The Communists have won in America with Obama. … Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society.”

Lerma criticized his fellow Russians for electing Vladimir Putin who, Lerma laments, “sounded like Ronald Reagan” in a recent speech Putin gave on the Russian economy.

Putin said: “We are reducing taxes on production. We are optimizing state expenses. We must avoid excessive interference into the economic life of the country and the absolute faith into the all-mightiness of the state. Unreasonable expansion of the budget deficit and accumulation of the national debt are as destructive as an adventurous stock market game. During the time of the Soviet Union the role of the state in economy was made absolute, which eventually lead to the total non-competitiveness of the economy. That lesson cost us very dearly. I am sure no one would want history to repeat itself. We must seek support in the moral values that have ensured the progress of our civilization. Honesty and hard work, responsibility and faith in our strength are bound to bring us success.”

Lerma concluded, “Who could ever [have] imagined anyone so willing to destroy [capitalism] like Obama, much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They read history in America don’t they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist president.”

Indeed, who could have imagined?

Our great nation has retreated a long way from the American Revolution, rooted in a three-pence tax on a pound of tea, to the populist Sixteenth Amendment and its 1913 provision “to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived,” to the current debt crisis. The consequence of unmitigated taxing and spending is the rise of the Socialist Democratic Party fueled by the redistribution of wealth, and Barack Hussein Obama’s NeoCom regime, which poses the greatest threat to Liberty since our Founding.

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Darrel De Lamielleure in Cottrellville, Michigan said:

Great article on the "NeoComs" but we need to consider the fact that God has a "hand" in all the affairs of men/women according to Daniel 4:17. Whether they are elected or appointed -- and that He has a purpose/plan for all mankind. He has a "date" set when He will right all the wrongs. Perhaps this "NeoCom" in charge will be the one, allowed by God, to bring His purposes to the appointed time -- somebody will do it.

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:47 PM

gary sheldon in prescott, Az. said:

The POST is so spot on so consistently and it is a real honor to support these PATRIOTIC efforts.
Soetoro's desire to raise the "debt ceiling" by his own means shows the audacity of this autocrat and the hidden agenda of fascism. there are some who have more of the world's riches than others. Fascists "play" the middle class protection game and pit ethnic and cultural segments of the population against one another. An additional method includes control of the press ( with little effort it appears in th USA) and promotion of the fallicy that capitalism is evil and the reason why some have more of the world's wealth than others includes the use of envy and greed. We in America would do well to remember that Satan comes as an angel of light and in the end he is a liar and kills and destroys all he touches. He also is a great deciever and easily enters where the strong man slumbers.

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Richard J Kennedy in Winter Park,Fla said:

I agree with article

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Richard J Kennedy in Winter Park,Fla said:

I agree with this article

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Alan in Oklahoma said:

I disagree with your characterization of the new Democratic party as neocoms. It is far worse than that and far more deceptive. Benito Mussolini once made the statement "Make no mistake! Fascism IS Socialism!" The primary difference between Communism and Fascism is that Communism demands direct governemt ownership of all forms of production - fascism merely wants to "control" all forms of production rather than having titular ownership. Add the elements of racism and hidden antisemitism prevalent in the current Democratic Party, and it is no longer just Fascism - it is National Socialism - aka Nazism.

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Robert Beville in Glendale, California said:

I say: Cap n' ball for Cap n' trade!
The only possible road for conservatives now is to press hard to ammend term limits for congress and senate. Also, we must insist that those in Washington share in the bounty of Obama-care. We Americans need to be tough and never quit. It's not defense we need but offense!

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Jim Southern in Portland, OR said:

Living in Portland, a liberal hotbed, has allowed me to watch them in action and has confirmed in my mind why I embrace conservatism. In a word, liberals are "bullies". They want things done their way and will pass laws and impose regulations to force all to obey their beliefs. Of course, the great truth is that capitalists can live without socialists, but socialists have to have capitalists around. Without capitalists, there would be no wealth to redistribute!

Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:29 AM

William in Florida said:

There is not a minute I do not think about how to save our great country from the self destruction process the unfortunate blind of our country has led us to. There are 2 avenues we can take and in this order. 1) We aproach by using the same ignorance that our representatives and there supporters have and "quit the republic" and start our own government body with "Constitution in hand that we stick to". We generally live together but apart by government rule.( We will be a nation of divide) There citizens abide by there rules and our citizens by our rules. In cases of Law both parties would retain diplomatic immunity while the expense for our military and infastructure would be shared since both governments would own it. (This would force common sense regulation since our old govt body would realize we will not pay for nonsense! ) Many would argue this would not work but it already does between Federal and State governments except for the state governments seam to have caved in to polotics as usual where we would not. I actually know the true free people of our nation can turn our lives around quickly and without bloodshed on our part. (I HAVE A REAL PLAN) 2) This is the part where our current government bows to the powers at hand and declares war on its own people! We must defend ourselves to remain free. Never give up our weapons! Never give in to bad political rules that will tie our hands to make us feel beaten! Instead remain firm in the idea "Let them have what they want but its not for us". Above all we must remain as one and never break apart so when they come for one of us "Freedom Fighters" they will deal with millions of us. Above all we must remain peacful until attacked upon! REMEMBER: We do not want bloodshed nor violence / Just "FREEDOM of choice".

Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Dave Mather in Troy, MI said:

We are in rough shape because of Obama, the people will realize what a drastic mistake it made by the end of January 2013 because it will take them that long to figure out they have been duped yet again! With taxes on Obamacare and an increase in medical, people will finally start to wake up and realize the free ride is over! By the way NO ONE has ever been able to confirm why Obama has spent/given up over 8 Million dollars for his birth certificate, diplomas, visas, and college enrollment papers! Why aren't more people asking more about this phony information he's provided?

Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Jerry (Jerwolf) Donlan in Eudora, Kansas said:

Pencils don't mispell, spoons don't make people fat, cars don't cause drunk driving accidents & guns don't kill people. Give someone money & you help them for awhile. Teach someone to earn money & you help them for life. Bobin Hood in reverse is masquerading as Santa Claus. Start using your money to fight back. Stop spending it where it's being used against you.

Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Tom, who in Exeter, California said:

a real simple solution. It's your choice to support liberal businesses liberal media or liberal Hollywood

Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Ron in Cypress, Tx said:

Your definition of neo-con is a little different from the one I have seen quoted from the man who coined the phrase. He, Crystal (can't remember his first name) said a neo-con is a former liberal who has seen the light of conservatism, and has made the transition.

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Jsmith in Fredericksburg said:

I don't see them as any version of Communist -- neo or otherwise. They are fascists who hate liberty because they despise the common man.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Art R in Middletown, NY said:

Maybe it is time to rethink what our party stands for. We can no longer be held hostage by Ultra-Conservatives. They are close-minded and intractable. They stayed home the last election and let Obama waltz into a second term. Why can't we fight to reduce the abortion time to at most 3 months and put this issue to bed. Why can't we allow marriage between two people if they choose to love and support each other no matter the sex. This country was founded on the principle that we are a free people. Free from any one group's ideology. Their churches have the freedom to not marry same sex couples. But, the government has the *solemn duty* to assure that marriage certificates are allowed for same sex couples. We will not progress unless we shed the Luddite belief that the universe was created in 7 days according to some religious documents. The Catholic Church affirmed the concept of the Big Bang, yet their are ignorant people who refuse to believe. Let us shun these Ultra-Conservatives. We CAN be more inclusive of others no matter the race, creed, or national origin. We just need to uphold that anyone can come into this country legally, have them affirm their loyalty to this country, and live by our laws. The problem is that the immigration laws have not been enforced over the last couple of decades. Amnesty is the best option to legalize people that have been living here for years. It gets them paying the taxes for services they've been receiving for free. Then, enforce the borders. Once the Ultra-Conservatives have been shunned and the party is more open, we will siphon off MANY independents and blue dog Democrats to make up a stronger and more far-reaching majority. Our immediate goal is to take 60+% of the House and Senate in 2014 in order to nullify the Obama agenda, and enact over any Obama veto, the Neo-Republican agenda.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Honest Abe in North Carolina said:

The false promise that is "Hope and Change" has made null and void all the wisdom of and sacrifices by our preceding generations. Modern American thought must be cursed as anathama to all those who have lived and died for liberty. America may be fundamentally changed, but not for the good.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM