10 Planks of Communism – Know Your Enemy

Although Marx advocated the use of any means, especially including violent revolution, to bring about socialist dictatorship, he suggested ten political goals for developed countries such as the United States. How far has the United States — traditionally the bastion of freedom, free markets, and private property — gone down the Marxist road to fulfill these socialist aims? Judge for yourself how successful the Communists have been in changing American society up to this point. If you think that it can’t be true, just ask yourself:

If an enemy was trying to change an ENTIRE nation, would they do it by announcing their presence to the world, or would they do it by pretending that they don’t even exist?  They deny being liberals, progressives, and/or communists, and they will often change what they call themselves to something that sounds kinder and gentler.
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  1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. (Excessive and expanding use of “imminent domain,” federal land grabs across the country, increasing pressures that push people to rent rather than own cars/houses/property…)
  2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. (If this isn’t obvious, you’re in trouble. In the last century, nearly ever time progressive liberals were in charge, we had high taxes and a depressed economy. Now the uber-progressive Obama and his minions are pushing for higher taxes at, you guessed it, a progressive rate punishing the successful and productive among us.)
  3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance. (Pushing for more and higher “death taxes” comes to mind.)
  4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. (Rebels? How about those who disagree with the administration, i.e. Obama and the progressive liberals? Think it’s a coincidence that they get audited at a much higher rate than Obama supporters?)
  5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly. (If you weren’t paying attention during the credit and housing crisis, you missed policies that forced smaller banks out of business or to be absorbed by larger banks. You also missed a greater amount of control being exercised over the remaining banks through “stress tests,” and forcing executives to resign so they could be replaced with more “progressive” executives. Recurring bailouts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ring a bell?)
  6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state. (Net “neutrality,” increasing FCC intrusion into internet and telecommunication business…)
  7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. (Government takeover of car makers in violation of contract law.)
  8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. (Some have a more “equal” obligation than others. Notice the political elites aren’t exactly breaking a sweat at anything other than soaking up perks and a paycheck while the rest of us are struggling to stay out of the poor house. Socialism has never been for the socialists, just for the rest of us.)
  9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
  10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc (Taxpayer funded schools that must teach what the government says they will teach? Legal attacks on home-schooling?)


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