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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Ten Planks Of Marxism

(With a hat tip to Trestin)

As presented in the second section of The Communist Manifesto, the set of short-term demands:
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.

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 equitable distribution of the population over the country.

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.
Supposedly, these policies would be forerunners of a classless society.

And we see that some of the above "societal reforms" are well underway in America today.




The story of boiling the frog comes to mind.

15 comments:

  1. I don't know, AoW. The heating process recently accelerated. Let's see if the frogs will jump out.

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  2. Actually, I was thinking I wonder how many old communists are sitting in their rocking chairs having a darn good chuckle as America lurches towards communism and oblivion......

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  3. I was saddened as I watched the last shuttle land this morning. Thousands of our brightest minds are going to be out of work, with no hope of a job. At this rate, we're going to have more people out of work than working, and depending on the government, a true communist state. I wonder who is going to take care of our satellites?

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  4. We're over halfway there, by my reckoning...

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  5. I read where many of our brightest NASA scientists were moving on to other countries and are much in demand. Agenda moving forward as planned.

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  6. Thersites,
    The frog may indeed jump out in November 2012 -- if he isn't completely boiled by then, that is.

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  7. A not so amazing parallel between the policies of Marx and the policies of Obama. Well, to be honest, I'm not so sure that these are so much the policies of Obama as much as they are the policies of all of the "Political Class".

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  8. You have to add that some of the frogs were in the pot because the Libs, Progs, and Commies told them it was cold outside.

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  9. A friend wants me to renounce these petty labels, “communist” and “socialist”. He writes, “We should be looking at the ingredients, not labels.” Okay then, let’s look at those ingredients: Wow, imagine that … pure communism. New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen urged us today to “compromise” on important issues; it is the only way to achieve progress. Has anyone noticed how often our progressive politicians urge compromise when it advances the communist agenda?

    Two pearls of wisdom: sometimes, a rose really is a rose, and no one should ever compromise their principles. This should give us a distinct advantage over the communists, since they don’t know what principles are.

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  10. We've been walking those planks for quite awhile now.

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  11. Mustang,
    Labels are not necessarily petty.

    I fail to understand why your friend has taken such a position.

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  12. They're here.

    1. Not yet
    2. In progress
    3. In progress
    4. Not yet
    5. Done
    6. In progress (more with mobilecom)
    7. In progress (GM, banks, etc)
    8. In progress
    9. Done
    10. Done

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  13. A global warming skeptic recently advised those of us who think that green groups are really just about the environment to examine the communist manifesto, then the green manifesto. The similarities are startling.

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