In 1848, the founder of Communism—Karl Marx—wrote in his infamous Manifest of the Communist Party about the “crying inequalities in the distribution of wealth.” Then, in 1867, in what has been referred to as his masterpiece, the first volume of Das Kapital was published. In this anti-capitalism work, Marx continues his extolling of Communism and advises that wealth must be redistributed from the ‘rich-and-evil wealthy’ to the ‘poor-and-downtrodden’.
In 1875, Marx continued with his theme with his treatise Critique of the Gotha Program, in which he expounds upon and summarizes the principles of a Communist system. It is from this work that Marx wrote of the distribution of society’s wealth: “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his need.” With this, he advises the reader that those who are the most able should and must produce more than those who are not as able. However, under Marx’s Communism all will be able to take equal amounts from the community trough—regardless of their contributions. Suffice it to say, those who are actually productive are not big advocates of Communism. Side Note: Black Liberation Theology—as taught by Barack Obama’s over 20-year mentor Jeremiah Wright—has its roots in Marxist philosophy.
Communism has never worked in any country in which it has been tried. In practice, Communism—the ultimate goal of liberalism—affords everything to and for the power elite and little to nothing for everyone else. It also does away with the concept of meritocracy—unless of course one is a member of the aforementioned power elite. However, more and more this is what Democrat presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama seems to be proposing.
On Monday 13 October, Barack Obama was asked by an Ohio plumber: “Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn't it?” Obama answered him with: “It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance for success too. My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around [AKA wealth redistribution], it's good for everybody.” We have to imagine that Karl Marx would be extremely proud.
We already have the set-up for a USA-Communist government in place. The Democrats—via their organizations Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and ACORN (to be fair to other Democrats ACORN is actually almost solely Obama’s group)—have pretty much brought the world’s financial institutions and its people to their knees and on their way to complete destruction. Similar to what Hugo Chavez has done to Venezuela, Democrats are first going for nationalization of financial institutions, which will be followed by Democrat’s takeover of other industries. Does anyone out there still remember California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters’ threat to take over US oil companies?
Electing Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States of America will pretty much finish the Democrats’ job.
Sher Zieve is a long-time syndicated columnist who generally writes columns of a politically Conservative and Constitutional nature. She also interviews notable people with an interesting and/or newsworthy story to tell. These include politicians, writers, activists and others in the news. Her work has been and continues to be carried by both national and international publications. Sher appears regularly on national talk shows.