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The "New" Democratic Party

Obama's "Fundamental Transformation of America"

By Mark Alexander · Mar. 10, 2011
“I place economy among the first and most important virtues and public debt as the greatest dangers to be feared.” –Thomas Jefferson

Paraphrasing the esteemed classical liberal economist, Friedrich von Hayek, Future Freedom Foundation President Jacob Hornberger wrote, “There is no difference in principle, between the economic philosophy of Nazism, socialism, communism, and fascism and that of the American welfare state and regulated economy.” British historian, Dr. John Joseph Ray, noted further, “The BIG Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin’s Communism.”

Not only is there little distinction between Soviet and German socialist systems of the 20th century, but there is no consequential distinction between Marxist Socialism, Nationalist Socialism, or the most recent incarnation of this beast, Democratic Socialism. The objective of socialism by any name, is to replace Rule of Law with the rule of men, and the terminus of this transformation is tyranny.

The once-noble American Democrat Party is no more.

Vladimir Lenin wrote of the application of Marxism in Russia, “Marx said that the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat lies between capitalism and communism [Read: "socialism”]. He noted, “Political institutions are a superstructure resting on an economic foundation,” and that foundation must be destroyed in order to bring down those institutions.

Following the Marxis-Leninist models, in Adolf Hitler’s 1925 autobiography “Mein Kampf,” he wrote of his Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers' Party or NAZI), “The party should not become a constable of public opinion, but must dominate it. It must not become a servant of the masses, but their master.” On the the socialist state versus individual Liberty, he wrote, “The unity of a nation’s spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual; and that the higher interests involved in the life of the whole must here set the limits and lay down the duties of the interests of the individual.”

Hitler’s regime was founded on his premise, “We are Socialists, we are enemies of the capitalistic economic system…and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.” His Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels: “To be a socialist is to submit the I to the thou; socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.”

This is precisely the principle upon which Barack Hussein Obama and his contemporary cadres of “NeoComs” are following as they endeavor to raise a socialist government by undermining Free Enterprise. Indeed, Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America” is well underway.

Indeed, Democratic Socialism, like Nationalist Socialism, is nothing more than Marxist Socialism repackaged. It seeks a centrally planned economy directed by a dominant-party state that controls economic production by way of taxation, regulation and income redistribution. The success of Democrat Socialism depends upon supplanting Essential Liberty – the rights “endowed by our Creator” – primarily by refuting such endowment.

Noted Russian dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn, no stranger to the consequences of statism, wrote, “Socialism of any type leads to a total destruction of the human spirit.”

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Notably, regardless of the populist variant of Socialism, the consequences of of all three are tyranny. For those who are offended by the comparison of Democratic Socialism to Nationalist and Marxist Socialism, neither Stalin nor Hitler were guilty of exterminating “enemies of the state” until they had ascended to political positions affording consolidation of power in their respective Socialist states. The terminus of Socialism under any label, is tyranny. As Von Hayek observed, “Many who think themselves infinitely superior to the aberrations of Nazism, and sincerely hate all manifestations, work at the same time for ideals whose realization would lead straight to the abhorred tyranny.”

So what do these observations have to do with the current state of economic and political affairs in our great nation? Unfortunately, more than most Americans currently realize.

However discomforting this fact might be, there is abundant and irrefutable evidence that Barack Hussein Obama and his socialist cadre are endeavoring to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” with a debt bomb, the future shockwave of which, they surmise, will break the back of free enterprise. From the ashes of that cataclysm, Obama and his ilk envision restructuring our national economy as a Democrat Socialism State.

If you think such assertions are just rhetorical hyperbole, think harder.

As the direct result of Obama’s “economic recovery plan,” the central government [read “the American people”] are now burdened with trillion dollars deficits and a national Debt Bomb which dwarfs all previous deficit spending records. Given the economic consequences of continued growth in unfunded government spending, including most notably Obama’s signature ObamaCare legislation to nationalize healthcare, the only way to absorb that debt and avoid collapse, will be inflation.

More perilous for consumers is the potential for “stagflation,” a remnant from the Carter era that combines static or decreasing wages (stagnant economic growth) with increasing commodity prices (inflation).

As it stands now, Congress is borrowing 40 cents of every dollar it spends and our national debt is $14 trillion, which is about 97 percent of our nation’s gross domestic product (economic production) in 2010. “Deficit spending,” concluded Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (1987-2006), “is simply a scheme for the hidden confiscation of wealth.” And that is precisely the prescription necessary to establish Democratic Socialism.

If the future shock of this debt bomb set by Obama and his Useful Idiots does not yet cause you considerable heartburn, consider the implication of these statistics. In 1960, wages and entitlement program distributions by the central government were 10 percent of total U.S wages and benefits. Over the next 40 years, that figure doubled to 20 percent. In just one decade since, that figure has increased to 35 percent, with the baby boomer wave yet to fully draw on government income and social services. This explains, in part, why federal spending has increased from $1.86 trillion to $3.82 in the first decade of the new millennium. Social welfare spending alone has increased by $514 billion in the first two years on Obama’s watch.

In 2010, central government spending in the U.S. was almost 41 percent of our nation’s GDP – by far the highest it has been since WWII. It will far exceed that over the next decade unless there is real reform – or an economic collapse. For the record, in the last decade of the Soviet Union’s existence before its collapse, the USSR’s central government spending peaked at 49 percent of GDP. When their economy collapsed, it was clear that socialism had failed, and they have attempted to move toward a free market system.

For a preview of Obama’s post-debt bomb America, look no further than Detroit.

If Obama’s debt bomb eventually causes the collapse of the U.S. economy, his Leftist successors will “never let a serious crisis to go to waste,” in the words of his former White House Chief. Rather than restore proven free market principles, they envision the full state implementation of Democratic Socialism, which they have been incrementally instating for a generation.

So what are the political consequences when the money runs out, when the lenders withdraw, when the smoke clears and the mirrors shatter from the debt bomb shockwave?

Some will settle for the institution of Democratic Socialism.

However none should underestimate the potential groundswell of protest across our nation, composed primarily of legions of Patriots fully capable of intervening on behalf of Rule of Law enshrined in our Constitution.

If those elected to national office, regardless of political affiliation, fail to abide by their oaths to Support and Defend our Constitution, particularly its limitations on the central government which have been disregarded for much of the last century, then we, the people, will restore the integrity of our Constitution, as is our right and obligation. Rest assured, there will come a time for choosing as outlined by Ronald Reagan, and that time must come.

One might recall that our Declaration of Independence and Constitution were the product of civil disobedience and revolution against a lesser form of tyranny than that imposed today. In the words of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, “The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

For those whom such notions offend, I offer these words of parting from Samuel Adams: “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom – go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”

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106 Comments

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA said:

Yesterday, March 9th, I heard Reps. Bachman and Ryan on the Sean Hannity warn us that Obamacare already has in place its funding source for the next ten years. WTF! The former Congress really stuck it too the American People. The front loaded a program they new the people did not want and made it all the more difficult to get rid of the damn thing.Democratic Socialism. No. Democratic Facism. With their accomplices the media, radical Democrats have made successful Obama's campaign to "transform" America. In the words of Thomas Paine: "These are the times that try mens souls..." It is growing colder in Washington, what say we heat it up with a little talk of republicanism?

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Skyagunsta said:

Socialism is Slavery.We had a group of people in America in the past that were given free health care, free living quarters, free food, free clothing and their job was provided for them. They lived in the height of security with all there basic needs in life provide to them. This group of people had a name they were called by. That name was SLAVE.The Republican Party was founded on doing away with the institution of slavery and living up to the principle in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal”. The Democrat Party divided our country and went to war to preserve the institution of slavery. After they lost the Civil War the Democrat party instituted the KKK as their terrorist wing to continue to fight the advance of freedom for the former slaves. That’s right every single member of the KKK was a Democrat.For the next hundred years the Democrat Party and their terrorist wing the KKK fought tooth and nail to stop the advance of freedom. During the Civil Rights battles of the 50s and 60s every Governor, every Mayor, every Police Chief and every local Sherriff that turned the fire hoses on, turned the dogs lose on and orders the Billy clubs on the Civil Rights marchers was a Democrat. A higher percentage of Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than Democrats. Before 1960 every elected Black official in this Country was elected as a Republican.After losing all the battles to make all Americans free and equal the Democrat Party started a slow incremental process of selling Socialism to America and particularly the Black community. It has taken them 50 years of gradually passing one government give away program after another, until now they have most of the Black community and a large group of Hispanics and Whites totally dependent on the Government the same way the former slaves where dependent on their slave masters. When the government provides your health care, your living quarters, your food, your clothes and provides you with a government job or a make work job funded by stimulus money; then they control you and you have become their SLAVE.The only true freedom is economic freedom!

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Ricardo Valdi in Naples, Florida replied:

Slavery has historically been a capitalist enterprise. Or don't you know history?

Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Norman McCall said:

How long do we wait?

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM

The Editor replied:

Just before the dawn...as was the case on April 19th, 1775

Hardnox said:

4:30 AM tomorrow sounds about right.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Myrtle said:

I do wonder if the the Congress and the Senate members who claim they are NOT in Obamas pocket, will ever wake up and get off of the pot and do whatever is needed, before it is too late. It staggers my imagionation that Federal Judge who agrees with with Judge Vinson is not backing him up. This cowardness is at the point of destroying this nation.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Stan said:

Well said, sir, but I fear for my beloved country. We have "the greatest generation" and the "baby boomers" but next up - the "gimme generation".

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:10 PM

R. Hunter Ellington said:

That is a masterpiece! Keep up the good work.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:20 PM

gneal said:

Can we STOP using the moniker "greatest generation" now??? The people who fought WWII (thank you for your service) also gave us the New Deal (thanks for nothing)! They have set us upon this ruinous course. And, they have also "raised" (a very charitable word) the baby-boomers, aka, "the worst generation". All-in-all, I think the "greatest generation" could have done A LOT better! They threw out the Constitution and reared those who passed the Great Society. Thanks - guys - for hitting the beaches at Normandy, and Iwo. But, life didn't stop there. You needed to defend freedom at home, and raise a generation of citizens - rather than a mob of entitled whining hippies. If only you'd come home and done the same job for freedom as you did overseas... If only you'd ACTUALLY raised the next generation!But, now we go on. It is what it is.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM

MikeH said:

The American Hitler trikes a blow for the destroyers of our nation. The threat isn't from foreign shores but right here in the form of a spineless & corrupt Congress led by a dictatorial White House. Washington D.C. has forgotten the fact that they work for the American people and we aren't their subjects.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Gary Carroll said:

Your comments are very true. I would also like to see some solutions proposed. We can discuss our ills and problems all day; but we need to talk of solutions like getting control away from the federal reserve, like ending the trade imbalance between US and China and others, like finding out really why presidents and congress, both parties, are hell bent on eliminating manufacturing in America by signing on to nafta, cafta and every other kind of afta they can dream up.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM

The Editor replied:

Please note the hypertext link in the essay to very specific solutions... "There are budget solutions, but these require political courage and resolve, a rare commodity in our nation's Capital." http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2011/03/How-to-Fix-the-Federal-Budget#_ftn1

Tom Mayo in Waialua, Hi said:

My God richly bless you for the work you are doing on behalf of our country..........I appreciate it beyond words!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA said:

Gneal:Kudos for saying what you've said. I've thought for a long time that my father's generation (the generation who fought WWII) did a disservice to their progeny by not insisting on values which compelled them to fight for the liberty of others. I hope many readers understand your position, it has value.MikeH,DC may have forgotten whom they serve, but hopefully they will soon find out.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:58 PM

256NotOut said:

Exceptionally Well Stated!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA said:

Editor:I hope your comment to Norman McCall was not taken from Crosby, Stills and Nash? ... because Wooden Ships and "purple berries" are not needed at this time.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 1:02 PM

The Editor replied:

April 19th, 1775, when the first shots were fired just as the sun was rising on Lexington.

ONTIME in VACA/CA said:

Those who spoke out loud against incurring debt, who refused handouts and would not feed from the public trought in many of the last recent years were refered to as unamerican, they were ridiculed,called Scrooge and made to look as if they had lost their humanity. Now that shoe is on the other foot, we again have this oddball situation of people like Scott Walker R Gov. Wisc., being touted as a Somon Legree by government employee unions for doing the job he was elected to do, bring sanity back to the state government by cutting the huge spending spree and getting a grip on the debt. For doing so he is a ogre and that's mildly put but the irresponsible union emmployee who gobbled up all that union elected, tax paid politicians could garner for them seem to have forgotten that the public dime is composed of ten pennies, they in their quest for the fair share managed to take most of those pennies and left none to mind the business of government debt respinsibility for the benefit of the taxpayers and voting public from whence the money came and to who the government owes their existence. The union employees are really state employees, their allegiance is to the taxpaying public, in short their boss and they hired Walker to do a job not be fired by a employee union to big for their britches.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 1:20 PM