By Don Jans
We who believe in the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and its first ten amendments or the Bill of Rights, are individualists. We people in individual rights and freedoms. Because we believe in truth and honesty, we assume all people strive to be truthful and honest. This is a false premise. Collectivists (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats, – all virtually the same) believe the individual is but a mere clog in the workings of the collective and are to be used in any way conceivable to promote the goals of the collective. A collectivist lives by the axiom, “the ends justify the means”. The ends, or the goals of the collectivist, is to bring about a society where all people conform to the dictates of the collective and are all equal as defined by the collective. The means are whatever it takes.
We Freedom Loving Americans must stop trying to rationalize the actions of the collectivists based on what we would do or would have done. What we would do or would have done is totally different from what a collectivist would do. We would play by the rules. The collectivist believes you make the rules as you go along so you can achieve your ends. We believe in applying the same standard to similar situations. The collectivist believes you apply the standard necessary at the time to achieve your ends. We believe that when a promise has been made, all can rely on that promise. The collectivist believes that any promise should be made at the time to further the cause but is no longer binding when that promise becomes detrimental to the ends.
Only Freedom Loving people can live in a free society. Collectivist beliefs are applicable only to a tyrannical government as described by Marx when he explained that there will be a transformation brought about under the despotism of the “Dictatorship of the Proletariat”.
Freedom Loving Americans delude themselves when they believe that all American citizens believe that individual rights and freedom are desirable. Democrats and RINOS despise individual rights and freedom.
Freedom Loving Americans delude themselves when they believe that all Americans want to adhere to the Constitution as the law of the land. Democrats and RINOS have been telling us for years that the only constitution to which they wish to adhere is the one they can change to accommodate their means to reach their ends.
Freedom Loving Americans delude themselves when they believe that all Americans place America first. Democrats and RINOS despise America because they believe that the Untied States is the most evil imperialist empire that has ever existed.
Freedom Loving Americans delude themselves when they believer that because somebody calls themselves a Republican they are a conservative. All we have to do is look at examples like Eisenhower, Chief Justice Warren, Gerald Ford, Daddy Bush, W Bush, the Bushes, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Chief Justice Roberts, to name a few.
Freedom Loving Americans delude themselves when they believe people who say they are a capitalist and not a socialist because they have made money in the capitalist world. Engels was a business owner who was very wealthy. Engels was a dedicated communist as are Soros, Gates, Zuckerman, The Obama’s. Holder, and on and on.
Freedom Loving Americans delude themselves when they say Republicans are not collectivists. RHINOS are as dedicated to communism as are Democrats. The only difference between them is the timing.
Freedom Loving Americans delude themselves when they believe things will work out for the best because truth and right is on their side. We are in a war of good versus evil. Every aspect of collectivism is evil. Communism and socialism have no redeeming values. Their goal is to control the individual and not recognize them for their individual characteristics but only as a clog in the world of collectivism. If the individual lives or dies is of no consequence to the collectivist. Truth and right do not prevail in every situation. We who are Freedom Loving Americans must fight if we are to remain free.
The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.
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. Visit his website: http://www.mygrandchildrensamerica.com/