By Don Jans
The left has learned how effective it is to bully and intimidate and they are incredibly good at implementing these tactics. An example is how they destroyed Joe McCarthy. In retrospect, Joe McCarthy was absolutely correct. The bureaucracy, the entertainment industry, and the media industry were and still are dominated and controlled by communists. We saw how vicious the left could be in their attacks against Joe McCarthy and how so many who claimed to be advocates for freedom and liberty quickly took what they believed to be the politically correct path and joined the attacks against McCarthy and truth, just like we are seeing today in the attempts to destroy President Trump.
The personalized attacks, those attacks that label people as people who hate, aimed at anybody who would disagree with the ideology that is collectivism, (Marxism, communism, socialism, progressive, Democrat, – all virtually the same) have accomplished the intended purpose. That purpose is to silence, or at the very least to intimidate people into not using accurate terms such as communists when speaking of the Democrats of today. Consequently, very influential people will refrain from using the accurate term of communist or qualify it in some way when referring to communism in connection with the Democrats.
So, what really is communism. Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin wrote extensively on what Communists must do in order to bring about the utopia to which they aspire. The first phase to bring about this utopia is destruction. Marx said that all long-standing principles, all morality, and all belief in God must be destroyed and eradicated. Marx also said that all state institutions, including but not limited to law enforcement and the military, must be destroyed and eradicated. The purpose of this destruction and eradication is so the communists can gain total control of the government.
The next step, and Lenin wrote about this stage in more detail than did Marx, was to implement control of the people under despotic rule via the “dictatorship of the proletariat”. The purpose of this stage in to destroy or eradicate all who are not communists. Marx and Lenin said this would bring about a classless society. They said all antagonisms or conflicts in society are caused by having different classes who have different ideas and values, such as the worker and the capitalist, the rich and the poor, the minorities and the white people, and on and on. The communist movement encourages rioting, looting, arson, and chaos to create and enhance hatred between classes because this anarchy hastens the destruction of the society the communists then promise to fix by remaking or re imaging it.
Both Marx and Lenin emphasized that during the reign of the “dictatorship of the proletariat”, despotic and violent means must be used. They both emphasized that there could be no limits to what would be done in order to accomplish the goal of having a classless society; that is a society where all people think alike, have the same values and goals, and all people are given equal starts, are equal during their journey, and as Kamala Harris recently reminded us, end equally.
When a classless society is achieved, there will be total conformity and equality, because there will no longer be different classes of people, society will then operate in total harmony with no antagonisms or conflicts, so the communists say. The old society will have been destroyed and the new classless society will have been created.
Several other actions are mandatory the communists tell us to achieve total harmony for a society. Citizens can not have guns. All education must be changed to indoctrination. The family unit must be destroyed.
History has to be rewritten and taught in such a way that all of society believes the state is more proficient in bringing about prosperity and equity than is a free-market system where competition and profit are motivating factors. All productive property and all distribution must be controlled by the state because the state knows what products are best for the people. History must reflect that our long-standing principles are faulty principles because they were promulgated by evil and faulty people. People must understand that the state is the god, and all allegiance must be given to the state.
The communist teaches that societies with strong families are societies that cultivate and then promote conflict. We are told that in order to arrive at the utopia promised, “the views of all children can no longer be the views of the parents or the church, but must now be the views of the state”. Marx said, “the education of all children from the time they can leave the care of their mother must be in state institutions”. Lenin said, “destroy the family, you destroy the nation”.
Lenin went about destroying the family by providing easy abortion, promoting pornography, enabling easy divorce, promoting adultery and prostitution, and through assignments of workers he separated married couples. Teaching children manners and values becomes the responsibility of the community via such philosophies as it “takes a village to raise a family”. The communist believes all children are the states property.
The axiom, “the ends justify the means” is the only law to which Lenin would adhere. To lie, cheat, steal, and manipulate were not frowned upon or punished but rewarded and applauded.
As you read through this brief description of communism per Marx and Lenin, you will become aware that the communist doctrine and communist methods per Marx and Lenin are identical to the doctrine and methods of the Democrat party. Consequently, the only logical or rational conclusion one can reach is that those who adhere to the same doctrine and methods must be the same, or yes, Democrats are Communists. Therefore, do not apologize and do not equivocate when speaking the truth saying that Democrats are Communists.
I can not emphasize enough how critical it is that we who are Freedom Loving Americans immediately make it a top priority to begin “Setting Brushfires of Freedom”. An integral part of Setting Brushfires of Freedom is speaking the truth, which would include calling Democrats what they are, Communists.
The first step to be an effective brushfire setter is to understand who we are and who they are. The second step is to learn how to go about setting those brushfires. Many people have told me that after they read “The Road to Tyranny”, “Two Visions of America”, and “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” and now understand who we are and who they are. Consequently, they have become far more adept in their quest to make a meaningful difference in preserving and promoting individual freedom and liberty. It worked for Samuel Adams and it will work for us.
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/