“Are you or are you not a member of the Communist Party”
No I am not; but I am a Communist.
That is the sensationalist answer the media wants, of course from one as myself, having no juice, it’s irrelevant but what I am, is not; and the problem is no one dares to talk about it. It might rival the greatest American taboo, Love. But it’s quite simple, really:
There are two major classes in American Society one owns all of the production property within the nation and the other class holds none, many of whom don’t even own a home, someone in the other class owns it. The class having no production property has no means to sustain themselves because we have no access to the earth from whence all sustenance is derived. We are therefore immediately and necessarily subservient to the other class, and at their mercy, for our very existence. We are not equal.
If you see that and want equality then you are a communist too
I was going to name this piece “Closing of the American Mind”; aside from the fact that Someone already used that title; but they do that with Pop music all the time but then it struck me that titling this “Closing of the American Mind” would be the epitome of “negative campaigning”
Hence this title. My variation on the theme. Call it, my form of affirmative campaigning.
The fact that people never interact with this blog makes my task more difficult. It’s like Heterosexual girls, I have to go around and see if anyone’s expressing similar ideas but be careful of what I say; and yet they’re still begging for new readership i.e., attention.
I’m hesitant to allow anonymous comments, too. When I consider doing that, recent SPLC reports come to mind, of myriad right wing groups popping up everywhere: so then it occurred to me how these groups come about.
I used to actually do all of the reading assignments in school. I liked reading. But then it came to the question part at the end and it was like wtf !! these questions have absolutely nothing to do with what I just read. Well any reasonable person of average sensibilities can readily see that, even someone under “the age of consent” - and let’s face it, after FCC v Pacifica and Ronald RayGun censorship put all of us there - somebody is trying to bullshit us. They’re attempting to impose an unnatural way of thinking. They’re trying to program us while calling it education. I’m taking my kids out of public school. Yeah but where are you going to take them?
Propaganda has to have some basis to it otherwise it won’t be read. It’s more like American Politcs than any other form of writing, because the reader is there to see - what can I get out of this? But what they’re really looking for is either a clue or affirmation. In either case it works. The most common “allowed” conclusions:
(I) Every problem you have regarding, property, money and an inability to afford things is directly attributable to a Jew merchant leach conspiracy that duped the Crown into Chartering the Bank of England and now the bastards came over here as the Federalist Party and made “The Banksters”, which is Premiering this Fall on Virgina National Television.
(II) Everything was fine until they let our Nigras have rights now theyz on the loose everywhere taking our white women and done overthrowed the government.
Coalition: Now the Nigras own the Government and the Jews own all the Banks and Newspapers - State Rights !!
(III) And now the womenz wants to be free too and
(IV) The gotdam Gays are making our White Christian America another Sodomy and Gimmemoreah, and
(V) The gotdam wetbacks are making our taxes rise cuz the gotdam Liberals are giving them food stamps. Some people work for a living. I do.
Generally speaking most of the people that fall into any of the foregoing categories are cowards, which causes frustration for those that aren’t, leading them to take reckless actions, which are quelled and then publicized, while the far greater number peacefully organize and assemble, reading the Bible, singing Patriotic songs, O dear God give us back our White Christian America.
The coward element is the most important because essentially they are looking for affirmation from powerful and charismatic leaders while at the same time the GOPstapo, as they have done since the time of Warren G. Harding, have encouraged them, either overtly or with quiet asides. Consequently all of these categories are component parts of the present day republican party, primarily because the Democratics got rid of them; but prior to that time the Democratics did the very same things that the republicans are doing now. These people either vote republican or don’t vote.
The Democratics don’t have anything like this, because:
The Democratic-republicans have made any and all aspects of communism more taboo to discuss publicly, than the word fuck. Especially on television or the radio. Consequently, the only alternative people have, when they clearly see that people are attempting to fuck them over, brain wash them and their children, is right wing radical extremism, which the GOPstapo have never denounced.
Mittney, in his own words, only needs 50.1%. Nuff said.
This situation is clearly the greatest strength of the republican party and the greatest weakness and handicap of and for the Democratic faction. Moreover, it is an insight into the Democratics’ collective state of denial. They are still acting like all of these people are still in their party. O geez we better be careful what we say, people from one of these categories will vote republican. Aside from President Obama promulgating his support for Gay marriage on National television, they admantly refuse to discern the actual reality of their situation and thereby refuse to consider the wisdom of Maestro Cecchetti - [p]’in order to learn the correct execution of a step you first have to admit that you don’t know how to do it’
Around 38% of the voting population religiously believes that the $1 a bottle cure for hoarsness is real and that it works.
Hunter S. Thompson believed that no matter what you do, once you are a “viable”
candidate or incumbent you’ll always pull at least 30%; and if that’s true then the Democratics are actually doing pretty good with 38%.
The 2nd aspect of the Democratics’ denial/failure is that they can’t see that they are an opposition party. Everytime they win an election? The pride is absolutely irrepressible: their wisdom, their power, their invincibility; people hate that shit and then they lose the House to the GOPstapo.
There are two essential aspects to this:
(A) They fail to realize that they lost several elements of what had allowed them to assume the status of a majority party - i.e., had the same President elected 4 times, controlling for a considerable time, both Houses of Congress:
(1) The most obvious - they lost the White Supremacists, who immediately went across the isle to the GOPstapo who accepted them with open arms and promised to fight with the greatest vigor for everything they ever wanted. Harding’s “Return to Normalcy”
It seems at first glance that that segment alone, if re-added to the 38%, would constitute a majority.
To their former faction’s credit they will not be re-added. However, with a white Southerner as President, especially one willing to abolish AFDC (code word - get them lazy fuckin Nigras off the dole) and turn it into a block grant, which States were doing illegally anyway, under pretense of 11th amendment immunity via Nixon’s Court: there’s just enough of that Dixie romanticism and Southern twang to at least have the WCHP(s) fantasizing about it.
That group maybe amounts to 5% of the voting population - give or take the slave girls tormented into submission. You vote for Mittney woman or I’ll whip your ass. Hey Chris still wondering what the white guys for Mittney are talking about?
(2) The Bible Belt, the Holy Christian Soldiers, the Grand Ole Opry. We ain’t gonna pay no excise on whiskey. With a White Southern Male as president, such as Jimmy Carter announcing to the World, that he’s a “born again Christian” with Griffin Bell and “States Rights” it gets that Dixie spirit going and then those women otherwise tormented into submission under White Supremacy alone become more maleable and require less beating because it’s Holy, Christian and “Good Clean Fun”.
For the most part, whether registered Democrat, or not, they will vote for someone like Reagan; and given the choice between a Black man and a White one, let’s just say ‘there is a definite tendency to go GOPstapo’. Let’s give them a 2.5%.
Now with these modest projections, the Democratics would still be at (x) 45.5%
Personally I think accepting Gay people as human beings and things like that, generally fall into one or both of the foregoing categories along with hatred of immigrants. Women are more of an intangible. There are still a lot of Gold Digger damsels in distress and unfortunately they’ll probably vote for Mittney even though the stock market performs dramatically better under Democratic administrations.
But the Second factor, is far more important, because it holds the potential of way more than 5%, and that is:
(2) The inherent populism associated with labor is communistic but Communism was one of the things that the Democratics decided to denounce Grover Cleveland and Labor Day (see my previous blog in re Woodrow Wilson).
So the real problem Democratics have is what Hunter S. Thompson astutely identified as atavism - e.g., if they attempt to appeal to what is essentially communistic in nature they either suffer mind flash and/or start whistling Dixie. While society has evolved way beyond that, it is painfully obvious that they have not cf. lQQk For a long time, the actual reality of this Labor situation was veiled by education, behavior modification programming, shirking by the media or became veiled under the pretense of the USA Vanilla Versions of what Labor Unions were intended to be (ibid.). Once all aspects and elements of “communism” were rooted out of Labor Unions they were embraced by the party that destroyed them.
Sure sounds Roman to me
Certainly, most, if not all of those Democratics, having fallen into either of the above categories - I’m remembering Claude Pepper - supported all sorts of government spending, “big government” social programs, particularly social security. So did Adolf Hitler and Mussolini; and they also never saw a war machine they didn’t like, especially when the factories that built them were in their district(s); while this is still true regarding war spending, the Democratics of today just don’t seem to realize that those folks associated with the anti-communism version of Labor (indentured servitude in exchange for more money) but pro big government spending are now either dead or in the republican party. Reagan had “Funding for the Contras”, the 600 ship Navy, the Stealth Bomber as their Pacifier. Rest assured, you vote with us on “key issues” and we’ll make sure there’s plenty of warbucks for the Daddys back in your District.
But they miss the most important aspect of this, with White Supremacy out of the party, the Democratics have nothing to bargain with.
And in regard to the republicans and Labor, the only reason Nixon might have appeared to be even slightly “liberal”, according to the Democratics Vanilla Version of Labor Unions, would be to entice and seduce those sorts of Democratics into crossing the isle or at the least to vote republican, which they did in 1980 and in Spades regardless of the fact that Jimmy Carter was a Born Again Xtian - White guy - from down South.
People were “populist” but disillusioned with the Vanilla Versions of Labor Unions - e.g., Higher Wages but Higher Prices.
The key was anti-communism - e.g., John Stennis. The US Senate under Bob Dole was like walking into the Zenith of, “Cold War, States Rights and White Supremacy: Their Greatest Hits”.
With RayGun in the White House as the Great White Prince. Ron and Nancy, the GOPstapo Camelot
A time warp in anachronism.
Now if you think back to the time of Nixon, one of his domestic covert operations was this group of hecklers known as “the hard hats” and aside from Rattling Muskie and others, it worked - that is - people actually thought that these guys were blue collar. Hey look blue collar guys for Nixon !! There was even a guy on the NYC TV stations I think his name was Jerry LaMonica - “what’s the Story Jerry”. He had appliance stores and did commercials with a hard hat, beer gut in a short sleeve shirt and at the end of the spot he lit his Lonsdale, “that’s the story”.
And a particular sentiment grew out of this - e.g., gotdam right !! look at what the government takes out of my pay check plus I have to pay Union dues? Jerry understood and he’s got a deal for you. The sentiment was necromancized for the benefit of RayGun by his Fascist Hollywood with a movie featuring this very theme starring Richard Pryor and Harvey Keitel, called “Blue Collar”.
So the anti-union sentiment, presently talked about in conjunction with the Scott Walker re-re-election, was going on for a long time and way before the RayGun Democrats converted the USA into the import-retail elysium of the Universe; and even with the Vanilla Versions of Labor Unions, this import-mania can be traced back to JFK, too, which was the beginning of the end for the once second largest shoe maker in the USA, right here where I live, Endicott Johnson. Ironically, the EJ buildings were veritably plastered with little yellow tin signs warning that ‘no union organizing shall be tolerated on these premises’
In fact, many of the problems the US faces today are directly attributable to what JFK did or promised to do in order to get elected. Notably, “the missile gap” or “a rising tide raises all ships”. I even heard Ted Kennedy once say, at a Senate Judiciary meeting ‘just because my brother did it doesn’t make it right’ because for a lot of Democratics the mere mention that “Kennedy did it”, is another mind flash for Democratics
So let’s just hose away all of this shit, already, and what you have left is the Industrial Revolution’s inherent, “class” issue, which is the very core of
populist sentiment. The GOP knows this so they do their little Black Magic “class warfare” and boink Democratic Mind Flash. This class struggle, the very core of populist sentiment is thereby suppressed, which clears the way for the absolute total exploitation of all populist issues on exclusive GOP terms. There is no opposition. This situation is so pathetic that those, directly afflicted, vote for the very people imposing the inflictions. The Democtratics act like the scared sherrif in “The Wild One”.
It’s very simple:
The ruling class owns production property and the greater number does not. There is no greater issue regarding National Security than that and it is something that veritably affects everyone. It is therfore a General Issue that begs to be properly before the General Government. It ought to be discussed on the floor of both Houses; because it is exactly this sort of issue that is needed to win the confidence of the people that will vote for you - i.e., a cause that effects all citizens.
But you also have to approach this, from present reality, not from a reality that no longer exists or never did.
You have to realize that the sorts of organizing and assemblies of today are and shall be different from the past, especially if the goal is inclusion. Unions, as they presently exist, can still constitute a considerable percentage but they will never have the same influence they had even in the late 60s and early 70s.
You can go around palming $100 bills to people telling them to vote for you, they will take the money, they will tell you that “you can count on me” and then vote for someone else. They have to want to vote for you.
You cannot synthesize a situation that came into being by the evolution of circumstance. It would be like borrowing money to fix up a diner that only came into existence by virtue of a factory that no longer exists and then wonder why you have no customers.
One of the essential steps in this readjustment is to abandon the idea that the foregoing situation resulted from the death of American manufacturing which was replaced by the retailing of cheap imports and like Jim Wright said “selling pizzas to one another”; and by accepting the fact that it’s because (i) Labor Unions evolved into vanilla versions of a Proletariat Power otherwise actually capable of challenging Bourgeois capitalism rather than accepting it in exchange for more money; and (ii) because the real issue has always been ownership of production property and equal access to the earth for sustenance; the latter of which can only be realized through a government of and for the people, first.
The present day Democratics have to start acting like adults - which would also immediately end the appearance that they’re the children of the republican party - and the best place to start is by learning these simple facts and then discussing the relationship between the owners of production property and the greater number - the Proletariat - many of whom can’t even own their own home without accepting a lifetime of debt.
Use these words. Neither are “fuck” so your government will let you; even the Holy Sacred private sector will too. Tony Scalia will cover your ass !! It’s politcal speech.
The Democratics adamant refusal to do this is the largest component part of their denial and consequent failure. I dare a prominent talking head to go on NPR and MSNBC and use the terms Bourgeois capitalism and the proletariat
This is not 1848 and I’m not calling for “the violent overthrow of the US Government” but the goal of communism, equality, in a classless society is inevitable, it is a function of social evolution the same as feudalism evolved into capitalism. This was conceded, prior to RayGun, and we were referred to as a “mixed economy”; that was changed by the media upon his election and has continued from that time, into the present.
Even if you believe that the key to your happiness and the happiness of the citizenry is for the greater number to have money to buy things, then you’re going to have to adopt a different approach. Just ask yourself: how many times have we primed the pump?
Now, granted, many of you realize, that we need a new pump !! but the real problem is something much older - viz., there is no longer enough to be drawn from that well to sustain all of the people.
And if you continue these sorts of policies then you automatically accept the fact that what is to be drawn shall be insufficient for everyone; and regardless of how you finance it, insufficient even for the Raygun “safety net” too - which the GOPstapo know and have thus already decided and resolved. So in that regard, if you continue as such, then they already won.
You can let down The people, continue as a loser, continue in denial and end up, metaphorically, talking to yourself in some dive bar sweeping the floor and cleaning toilets for bar whiskey. Or you can approach the most serious situation that this nation has and deal with it in a just manner instead of seeing how effectively you can get private business to ruthlessly exploit it for profit.
The place to start is by talking about it and letting The People know that you know. Be sincere. Give us a sign.
Free Leonard Peltier
To be Continued