Thursday, September 17, 2015

Communist Policies

In a previous post, I quoted a passage from the Communist Manifesto. Now, I'm going to be using that passage again. A lot of people would be surprised at how many Communist policies that our nation follows
The original words are bolded block quotes.

Karl Marx, one of the founders of Communist philosophy, wrote:
Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property, and on the conditions of bourgeois production; by means of measures, therefore, which appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionising the mode of production.
That is to say, in order to achieve Communism, you've got to engage in economically unfeasible policies. 
These measures will of course be different in different countries.

Nevertheless in the most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.
This ones pretty self explanatory
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
Communal/government ownership. We don't have this yet, but try telling that to someone who's suffered from eminent domain abuse. We're on the way there. When you take everyone's property away, it all goes to the government, which then manages it well and gives everyone a place to live. Just don't expect it to be livable.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
 16th amendment to the Constitution. We're already there. And some people want to make it worse. "Take from the rich give to the poor". The end goal here is equal pay for everyone. So that doctors who go to school for a minimum of 12 years and people with useful STEM education, get paid the same as useless Sociology drones and unskilled fast food workers. The end result is "as long as they pretend to pay us, we will pretend to work".
3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
This is the end goal of the "inheritance" or "death" tax. We're lucky it keeps on getting neutered, otherwise people would start retiring before they got too rich.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
 If you don't like it we get your stuff. Not yet a problem, although, given how they're going after people who move their money offshore to avoid taxes, it might not be much longer for this one.
5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
If you control the money, you can control the people, at least to a degree. It's a lot harder to flee to a free country when people want real money to get you out and all you've got is useless fiat currency. Moreover, it gives some (illusory) control over the economy. Just look at China right now, and ourselves way back when the recession hit. People tried to use money to control the economy - and failed.
6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
Up until the fall of the Soviet Union we thought they were going strong. People thought that the Soviets were a permanent part of life. Then the Soviet Union fell, and we discovered that almost everything we knew about them was a lie. Because they controlled communication and transportation and could prevent the truth from getting out.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
These three really need to be dealt with together, because this is the basis of everything from Stalin's Five Year plans to Mao's Great Leap Forward, leading to shoddy products, ecological disaster, and millions of people starving to death. Fortunately, we're still no where close to these three. 
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.
 Public schools are the perfect place to indoctrinate children into the narrative, and as such, this is one of Marx's more important thoughts. Unfortunately for us, this is one of his more successful ideas, and one which is enforced here.

 We're not communists yet, but we can see the mass graves from here.