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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.”

Socialist Evolution

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

MARINE said:

I keep reading--what is the solution? Jesse Jackson just said it in Wisconsin----RIOT AND REVOLT!!!!!!!Wake up people, the time is now and if not when?? If this keeps going on in the Govt. you will surely be sitting on the sidelines asking what happened. There is still a glimmer of hope, but it's like the brass ring, if you don't grab it now you lose.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM

michael said:

Mark, your piece on the impending socialist revolution is right on. May I suggest you include more quotes from Hayek and "The Road to Serfdom" in future Patriot Posts. Hayek's most prescient advice was that the road to serfdom--the complete dependency on government--usually starts out by government control of the economy. Once we are no longer able to provide for ourselves-due to regulations and taxes--we become completely dependent on government. PS: You might catch some flak about framing Obama's image with that of Hitler and Stalin. Allow me to say, as a Jewish American (not hyphenated, just used as way of identifying my point of view), stay the course. The three men just had different methods of achieving the same end -- statist dominance over their respective economies and, thus, societies.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Harold (Wyatt) said:

To Skyagunsta---AMEN on the slavery angle. I have been saying that we are becoming slaves for a long time, because we NO LONGER have a government by the people, or one run according to our Constitution. When those in power start dictating and running every aspect of your life :;:;:; YOU ARE A SLAVE. They no longer listen, they just dictate.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Anton D Rehling in Olympia, WA said:

April 19th, 1775, the colonies had no elections to determine their leaders or form of government. The world was run by tyrannical royalty, dictators and emperors. There was only one alternative to existing under the yoke of tyranny.Today we are now fooling ourselves by thinking we can change things with the next election, It is not who casts the votes who decides an election, it is those who count the votes that decide.How can you trust a government when those that represent us have stated, “We make up the rules as we go along”? Those in current office ignore the rule of law, ignore their limits and enforce their dictates with the brute force of government.There is no question that there are plenty of people that do not recognize tyranny and will enforce the dictates of tyrants with force, unaware that they have become the useful idiots of a power hungry elite that feel they alone are entitled to rule and to dictate how we will conduct our daily lives or how much of our sweat we will be allowed to keep.The alternative is no different now as it was April 19th, 1775; our country is under the imposed control of tyrannical individuals that knows how you should live your life better than you. All of our sweat is being confiscated through taxation and government deficit spending. Who do you think owes the 14 trillion dollars in US Debit? If government programs had to be run without debt and only with collected tax dollars, there wouldn‘t enough money without collecting all of what everyone makes, then what do you think would happen? We have allowed our elected government to break the trust between us by not holding them accountable. We are also told that we can regain our freedom if we just stay non-violent and work within the system, but what if the system is broken?My countrymen April 19th is fast approaching and the tyranny we live under is not getting less in spite of the last election.BUT!Just be patient? Don’t over react! The chains that have been built for you are light and easy to carry. Remember, our government has our best interest at heart, just submit, it will be OK. Play ball as the alternative may be worse.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3:50 PM

marlell nielson said:

To generate jobs and to reduce energy shortages, drill for oil and gas in our own country. There is oil and gas here, and some green people may have to experience some of what they have forced the rest of Americans to put up with. Provide jobs, reduce the money sent out of the country, and make more people happy. We have relied on others for too long, and at too great a cost. Keep the jobs home...!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Jean said:

Why not begin impeachment proceedings?

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3:58 PM

Jay V said:

I believe that photo of Obama with Hitler and Stalin is insensitive. Obama does not want to "spread the wealth"...ok, bad example. But he's not interested in nationalizing major industrial or service sectors like banks and hospitals, and control the rest through state regulations...oh, I guess he is. Well, he doesn't believe in expanding government power...darn it, he does. Fine, but he does not have a state controlled media as a propaganda apparatus...wait a minute...he has that too. Never mind, great photo!

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Phil said:

While I have disagreed with the vast majority of the decisions President Obama has made during his time in office, I have to say that I find the portrayal of his image next to Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler to be objectionable. Both Stalin and Hitler were directly, intentionally responsible for tens of millions of deaths. To compare our President (and like it or not, that's what he is) to these men is exactly the kind of hysterics I found so reprehensible when President Bush was in office. I found the opposition's treatment of President Bush abhorrent, and even given my deep-seated disagreements with President Obama, and the damage I beleive he is doing to my beloved country, I am still saddened to see peole with whom I am generally in firm agreement stoop to these sorts of levels. If someone who was politically on the fence saw this image, the chances are good that all the text around it would be instantly discredited in their mind.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 4:55 PM

The Editor replied:

The purpose of this image was clearly stated both in the essay and the image: The terminus of Marxist, Nationalist and Democratic Socialism is the same -- tyranny. However, let me respond to your objection on the basis that "Both Stalin and Hitler were directly, intentionally responsible for tens of millions of deaths." Hitler and Stalin were responsible for the policies of regimes that killed millions, Stalin (est. 20 million) far more than Hitler (est. 6 million), though the Leftmedia would have you believe the Nationalist murdered more than one of their Marxist brethren. However, there are few deaths directly attributable to either of them (as is often the case with tyrannical cowards, who have others do their bidding).

I am aware of no deaths attributable to Barack Obama, however he has been very directly and intentionally supportive of his regime's policy to allow the killing of approximately 53 MILLION children since 1973. In his brief capacities as an Illinois state and U.S. senator, and subsequently as president, Obama even supported the killing of fully developed children, who, according to the American Medical Association, have "the brain and material inside the skull evacuated" prior to being fully born. Perhaps some would qualify counting the deaths of children ripped from their mothers wombs (also a practice of Hitler's regime), "hysterics," but this grisly practice is the direct result of eugenics as advanced in the 1930's by Hitler in Germany and Margaret Sanger in the U.S. to "improve the genetic composition of a population." But I digress…

RedBaker in Florida said:

The increase in the national debt this fiscal year will be over $2 trillion, not the $1.65 trillion "deficit" recently revised. The "deficit" figures cited do not count the money "borrowed" from numerous trust funds. "Deficit" is a deceit. The total borrowing in the last two fiscal years plus this one will be $5.5 trillion. We are flying into the side of a mountain of debt. The previous record increase in national debt was $1.88 trillion in FY 2009. Last year, FY 2010, it was $1.65 trillion.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Ken in Tyler said:

Hey James- Yeah, real bummer about that Hussein thing. Lets check his birth certificate to see what his real full name is. Hmmm... no luck there.Used to be a question in the Church: If you were to be put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? The answer of course for those who follow the Lord should be an emphatic, "Yes".If Barry Sotero were to be put on trial for being a muslim, no doubt about there being enough evidence. Slam dunk, guilty as charged, Barak HUSSEIN Obama.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Jeff said:

Mark - thanks for running the Samuel Adams quote, which fully expressed his contempt for the fainthearted among his contemporaries:"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!"

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Hondo in Great Stinking Desert, Baja Arizona said:

“I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.” - William F. Buckley Jr. Gotta go reload more 7.62 FMJ and .357 magnum rounds. Don't wanna run short if ...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 6:13 PM

BrianK in Northwest Arkansas said:

Jim H probably would have told Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, et.al. to just calm down, after all, His Highness King George was good enough to send us tea. If you have not the stomach for the coming fight, do us a favor and stay out of the way. A storm is brewing, and I for one shall not go quietly.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Morning Glory said:

Love your closing statement by Sam Addams......what a very wise man and true patriot. Too bad we don't have REAL men, REAL patriots like our founding fathers running our country. Instead, we have a bunch of milque-toast sissies afraid they won't have a political "career" if they do what is mandated by our Constitution. God help us~

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Morning Glory said:

Just read Jim H.'s comment to which I respond.... SERIOUSLY? or was this more tongue-in-cheek.... I do hope you were trying to be funny. In any case...........HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (guess I'm just showing my "deranged" sense of humor.)

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM