Sadly, too many Americans donâ€™t know what communism is, or they foolishly think that it died with the fall of the Soviet Union. Nothing could be further from the truth. Communism is alive and well, but it isnâ€™t just in Russia or China anymore.
The 2012 election is not a referendum on Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. It is a referendum on American society. It is a contest between two opposite American Dreams and the outcome will tell us nothing about Romney and Obama, but everything about the American people.
It is a test of ALL Americans, those who vote and those who donâ€™t bother, and those who think they can afford to play 3rd party games on the sidelines, even in the most important election in U.S. history.
Unfortunately, before we can answer the subject question, I will have to teach the definition of communism first. Baby-boomers were never taught not to destroy their own country by overloading productive members of society with the high cost of free-stuff for folks like the common Obama supporter. But they wonâ€™t be able to claim ignorance after reading this column.
â€śA theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state; A system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state - dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.â€ť â€“ Thatâ€™s the definition of communism according to Dictionary.com
Letâ€™s break that down a momentâ€¦
a system of social organization â€“ as-in, social engineering via community organizing for benefit of social justice.
based on the holding of all property in common â€“ as-in, you didnâ€™t build that business, farm that land, earn that paycheck or save that money, etc. â€“ nationalizing all primary productive industries.
actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state â€“ as-in, our new 60% stake in General Motors, AGI, numerous banks, gas, oil, medical and insurance companies via so-called federal bailouts.
in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state â€“ as-in, Obama and his many unelected and unaccountable Czars currently dictating business practices, profit margins and pay scales.
dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party â€“ as-in, todayâ€™s Democrat Party, operating a dictatorship, bypassing the other two branches of â€śequal governmentâ€ť through the longest list of â€śexecutive ordersâ€ť in U.S. history, self-perpetuated by the flow of massive funds from Democrat Party to labor unions to government employees, entertainers, sports figures, journalists and welfare recipients â€“ back to labor unions who in turn fund the Democrat Party, or support is directly in the election booth. Government employees topping the list of Obama campaign donors, is as self-perpetuating as it can get.
So, now that I have covered the definition of communism for baby-boomers who thought Senator McCarthy was crazy, and tied communism directly to Democrat and Obama & Co., Americaâ€™s first Communist Administration, letâ€™s answer my original question.