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Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%.
Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried.
- Winston Churchill
Originally posted by VelvetSplash
How, in this day and age, can people still be so terrified and apalled at the word 'Communist'? Like Capitalism is going so well for the US.
Drop the 'us and them' crap. It's 2009, not 1959.
Originally posted by TheOracle
And back on topic I rather have a good communist system than a failed corporate capitalistic one, like the ones currently in place.
Originally posted by HotSauce
"Progressives" are nothing but filthy, lying Communists that picked a nice marketing name for their hidden goal to turn the world into one big Communist state.
Just think you probably wouldn't vote for someone who told you upfront they were a Communist, but if they lie to you and tell you they are for "Progress" then it doesn't seem so bad to vote for them.
As we all know Liberals like to make up super positive names for their most insane agendas. For example, they made murdering your baby all about the mothers choice instead of about the fact that her choice ends in the babies death.
They created welfare and entititlements and said they were to help the poor, but really there were intended to teach people learned helplessness and government dependence.
They created a scheme to redistribute your hard earned money to third world countries and told you they were saving you from killing yourself by warming up the planet.
However, when you look at their agenda they are nothing more than Communists with a friendly name about Progress. If you research their history you find that they are based in the Marxist/Communist ideologies that have failed throughout the world.
So when you see that the "Progressive" Obama Administration is full of Marxists you should realise that this is not an accident or negligence. This was intentional, because this is what the current administration believes is best for the USA. They think you would be better off in the collective. They think you would be happier if you were Communist. They seem to forget that Communism has failed over and over.
Here are just a few quotes and articles to help you on your search for the truth behind their idea of Progress. Just google "are progressives communists" and you will find many more.
All of these thinkers contributed to what would become the ethical foundation of the Progressive Movement: a contempt and loathing of "individualism" -- and its political expression in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution:
* Croly: "The Promise of American Life is to be fulfilled ... by a large measure of individual subordination and self-denial."
* Sociologist Lester Ward: "The individual has reigned long enough."
* Antitrust leader Henry Demarest Lloyd: Individualism is "one of the historic mistakes of humanity."
* The Outlook editor Lyman Abbott: "[I]ndividualism is the characteristic of simple barbarism, not of republican civilization."
* Baptist minister Walter Rauschenbusch: "[I]ndividualism means tyranny."
Communist Front was originally the term used by the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), and then later by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) and the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS) to label Comintern (Communist Interational) organizations found to be under the effective control of the CPUSA, with special emphasis on those groups most active during the Great Depression of the 1930s. The term also refers to organizations not originally Communist-controlled which after a time became so, such as the American Student Union.
In 1955, the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee published a list of what it described as the 82 most active and typical sponsors of Communist fronts in the United States; some of those named had literally dozens of affiliations with groups that had either been cited as Communist fronts or had been labelled "subversive" by either the subcommittee or the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
Perhaps the best-known - and, in the short run most successful - 'Communist Front' in the United States was the Progressive Party which nominated former Vice-President Henry A. Wallace for President in the 1948 election. The party was on the ballot in 45 states, though under various names. For instance, in California it was known as the Independent Progressive Party. In New York State, it was the American Labor Party, founded a number of years earlier, which repeatedly elected Vito Marcantonio and, in a by-election in the Bronx in February, 1948, Leo Isacson, to Congress. Isacson was defeated by a coalition candidate in November, 1948. Marcantonio was re-elected then, the only Progressive candidate to win office, but was defeated in 1950.
[edit on 2-12-2009 by HotSauce]