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Is it too late?

Here are three a chilling pieces about where we were and where we are.

The first is an essay from 2005 titles "The Quiet Revolution" about Gramscian Marxism and it's quiet implementation here in the United States. Some of it may seem chillingly familiar in 2013 America. A couple of snips:

[...] In sum total, systems education changes the focus of education from educating the child for intelligence to producing a worker; the school becomes a workforce development center, producing workers according to regional economic development strategies and regional labor market needs as determined by the regional Workforce Development Boards (established under the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998) under the auspices of the federal government.

Nazi Germany and the U.S.S.R. were both built on a system finding basis in systems theory. A paper put out by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE), University of California, Berkley, is very telling in its praise of the polytechnical education system of the U.S.S.R. Of particular note is that the system described in Polytechnical Education: a Step is the system of education implemented in America under the Goals 2000: Education America Act and the School to Work Opportunities Act. This paper, comprising a total of 51 pages, was paid for by a $4,000,000 grant from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. The mission statement of NCRVE was “to strengthen school-based and work-based learning to prepare all individuals for lasting and rewarding employment, further education, and lifelong learning.”

Nazi Germany, of course, ended with the death of Hitler and surrender to Allied Forces. The U.S.S.R. as a union no longer exists. This is not to say, however, that communism is dead in Russia or the satellite communist republics that once made up the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Far from it. Many Americans are quick to claim that we won the Cold War. Not likely. Khrushchev said, in 1956,

"If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations, and don't invite us to come and see you. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you."

While American’s were busy laughing at this foolish little bald-headed man, after all we have our constitution to protect us — as though it were some indestructible entity capable of rebuffing the evil intent of any nation or individual, the transformational Marxists and systems thinkers were busy fulfilling Khrushchev’s prophecy within the borders of the United States.

But will they succeed? Will the quiet revolution reach fruition without bloodshed? Not likely, for several reasons.

[...]

But once in place, because tyranny will accompany transformational Marxism in its final implementation, the populace will be faced with the reality that those behind the implementation of Marxism in the United States will not give up their conquest without a fight. And the populace will have nothing left with which to fight, including their right to keep and bear arms and their right to free speech.

If we want to keep our freedom, the time to fight and defeat transformation Marxism is now.

The second is by Erik Rush writing in Canada Free Press, titled "Apocalypse Sooner or Later."

The snapshot of America does not look good. I realize this will appear to some a vast understatement, but bear in mind that not all readers here are part of the choir as yet. While I don’t believe that the momentum of statists (the political left) in the US can be abated at this point (short of civil war or Divine Intervention), anyone who wakes up along the way may be able to prepare themselves for the worst, thus attenuating their suffering.

Additionally, their voices may be put to good use somewhere along the way; in the choir, as it were, in waking others up, and strengthening the core of people who will have the wisdom and the means to pick up the pieces when this is all over.

At present, the snapshot looks like this: There is a dedicated communist residing in the White House in the form of one Barack Hussein Obama (This is probably not even his given name, but we won’t go there right now). Many conditions conspired to bring this about, and to keep Obama in power.

Part of it had to do with the cult of personality, particularly concerning his ethnicity. Part of it had to do with patriotic and otherwise engaged Americans having capitulated to the dictates and erroneous interpretations of American law proffered by communist academics and lawyers; this gave rise to the rise of progressive and Marxist thought and policies in America, which should have been addressed with extreme prejudice 70 years ago.

A starry-eyed press, indoctrinated into liberal-socialism by communist journalism school professors, have become no less than a state propaganda bureau. Thus, the press as most of us understand it, no longer exists. We can count on their doing all they can to aid Obama and the mission of the radical left in the foreseeable future. The most harmful realm in which they currently operate is that of nondisclosure, whereby they are withholding vast amounts of information concerning the criminality of this administration from the public, and the degree of power it continues to criminally usurp and coalesce. [...]

The third, "Return of the “Red Decade,” reminds us of a very true salient fact: the curse of America is its refusal to learn from its past.

If you are a regular to this column, then you know we have mentioned many times that current events in Washington are very familiar.  We’ve seen this movie before.  And we have.

For the past four years we have drawn our readers attention to the fact that Obama’s agenda is, in fact, a socialist agenda a form of “Marxism Lite”, if you will.  In fact, we have pointed out many times that the Democratic Party, itself,  seems to reflect the agenda of the socialist party.  We have even, on occasion, suggested the Democratic Party change its name to more accurately reflect its socialist ideology.

The curse of America is its refusal to learn from its past.  In fact, more often than not, we refuse to look back for guidance even when compelled to do so by out-of-control events.  We pay a heavy price for that reluctance and reticence.

Had we looked back recently, we would have realized the roots of the machinations of the Democratic Party, and its current leader Barack H. Obama, are deep in “The Red Decade” of the 1930’s in America.

“The Red Decade is a term coined by journalist and historian Eugene Lyons to describe a period in American history in the 1930s characterized by a widespread infatuation with communism in general and Stalinism in particular. Lyons believed this idolization of Joseph Stalin and exultation of Bolshevik achievements to have reached its high point in 1938, running deepest amongst liberals, intellectuals, and journalists and even some government and federal officials.” [...]

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