By Don Jans
How dd Samuel Adams bring about the American Revolution? Remember, many in the colonies were indifferent to freedom just as are many Americans today. Remember, many in the colonies supported the tyranny of the King just as many Americans support government tyranny today. Remember, many in the colonies feared independence because it required responsibility and accountability just as do many in America today. Remember, many in the colonies believed the lies of the tyrannical King that his control brought security and safety just as do many in America today believe the lies of government.
Samuel Adams faced the same obstacles that Freedom Loving Americans face today, and that is the indifference and ignorance of an indoctrinated group. Many in this group truly believe that collectivism, or government control over the lives, choices, and thoughts of the people is superior to each individual being responsible and accountable for their own lives, choices, and thoughts. Samuel Adams, a true believer in the benefits of individualism, did not let the intimidation of the collectivists deter him from his proper mission. Samuel Adams, the champion of “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” told us that we must be a part of that irate and tireless group fighting for liberty, and we must be about “Setting Brushfires of Freedom.”
People who oppose a society where the powers of government are limited and the liberties of the people are not infringed or abridged, do so because of one or two reasons. The first reason is because they have been indoctrinated, believe the propaganda, and fear the intimidation of the collectivist movement. The second reason is because they are true collectivists who believe absolute control over all will result in a society of total harmony. True collectivists include Marx, Lenin, Hitler, Castro, Mao, Wilson, Obama, and Soros.
Those who are members of the first reason, would include most if not all Democrats, and many RINO’s in the United States today. It is to this group that we must target our efforts as “Setting Brushfires of Freedom.” It is the responsibility of each Freedom Loving American to understand the evils of collectivism and why individualism enabled the United States to become the free and prosperous nation it was. We are not being transformed and consequently are less free and less prosperous as a nation because of that transformation.
The collectivist believes that all institutions of an individualist nation must be destroyed. This is the final paragraph of the “Communist Manifesto”.
“The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.”
The forcible overthrow means the use of violence. Marx also stated that despotic means would be necessary and must be used. You now can understand why the Democrat Party supports and promotes riots, looting, arson and even assassination.
Marx said that to bring about the harmonious society that collectivists would have us believe is the product of total conformity and equality, it is necessary to eliminate private property. He also said that there are other individualist institutions that must be destroyed. Included in this group are the Family, Individuality, Eternal Truths, Nations, and History. This will help you understand many of the desired ends of the policies of the Democrat Party.
Lenin told the Democrat Party how to implement these policies and how to seize control of a society in “Manuel to Seize Control of a Society.”
“Corrupt the youth and give them absolute sexual freedom.
Infiltrate and take control of the mass communication media.
Divide the population into antagonist groups; encourage arguments between them over social issues.
Destroy the people’s confidence in their leaders.
Talk all the time bout democracy and republic, but when the opportunity arises, seize power as a dictator.
Cooperate with the drainage of public funds; discrediting the image of the country, especially overseas, and create panics within the population through the launching of an inflationary process.
Encourage strikes, even if they are illegal, in the country’s key industries.
Promote riots while conspire to prevent intervention by law enforcement.
Cooperate actively in destroying the moral foundations of society and honesty and trust in the government’s promises. Infiltrate other parties with your own people, forcing them to vote for what is useful to your own party’s interest.
Register everyone who has firearms, in order to confiscate them when the time comes, preventing them from opposing your revolution.”
You now know the actual platform of the Democrat Party. Never has the movement promoted by the Democrat Party, the collectivist or communist movement, brought harmony. It has always resulted in government tyranny and abolishing individual liberty and opportunity. Oppression, poverty, and misery has always been the result.
If you are an American who believes the power of government must be limited and the liberties of the people are not to be infringed or abridged, you must understand the above and use them to ask questions when “Setting Brushfires of Freedom.” Ask your family, friends, and acquaintances for instance if the believe the powers of government should have restrictions and limitations and if so to explain. Ask your family, friends, and acquaintances if violence and despotism should be supported and promoted, and if so when and to what extent. Ask your family, friends, and acquaintances if they believe private property should be eliminated and the family should be destroyed, and if so what would be the result.
You can move on from here, but remember, nobody likes to be told that they are wrong. Do not tell these people they are wrong, ask the questions, plant the seed, be about “Setting Brushfires of Freedom.” Samuel Adams brought about an historic revolution “Setting Brushfires of Freedom,” and we can restore our Constitutional Republic if we will become as irate, and tireless as was Samuel Adams.
Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker. He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history. His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism).
Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs. He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.
Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.
Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness.
Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom.
The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.