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Another Totalitarian Communist – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on March 18, 2019

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/03/michael-s-rozeff/another-totalitarian-communist-running-for-president-as-democrat/

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His name is Andrew Yang. His proposals are here.

We have a choice in assessing the Democratic hopefuls like Yang, Harris, Sanders, O’Rourke, Warren, Booker, Biden, etc. Are they colossal idiots, or are they Communist Totalitarians?

We know their ideas, and these ideas are so bad, so destructive and so evil, that we might think that these people are colossal idiots.

That would be a mistake. They have given detailed plans. They are mature people. They are successful people. They are educated. They are advertising their policies and actively seeking power.

We MUST assume that they know exactly what they’re proposing and what they intend to do if given power. We MUST take them at their word. It’s not plausible to dismiss them as morons. They didn’t get where they are by being stupid. They didn’t draft detailed communist policies for the fun of it. They are telling us to our faces what they believe and what their intentions are.

We MUST assume that these people are fully aware of what their plans for us mean. In that case, they all have to be viewed as Totalitarian Communists.

They are intent on taking over the country and running it according to their stated programs. Power over all of us is their aim with the goal of instituting their communist policies, and these will entail total control of America and Americans.

Totalitarian Communists look like anyone else. They smile, make jokes, play with their pets, kiss children, make waffles and broadcast it, wear informal dress, get their hair done, and visit dentists. Some have had businesses and made money. Some look like capitalists. This is all superficial window dressing. Look at their platforms.

Yang’s communism starts with this: “Andrew would implement a Universal Basic Income, ‘The Freedom Dividend,’ of $1,000/month, $12,000 a year for every American adult over the age of 18.”

It won’t be freedom for the people who have to pay for this income.

Yang will communize healthcare: “…we must move in the direction of a single-payer system…”

Yang wants “Human-centered capitalism”, as if businesses didn’t already only survive by offering human beings goods they want at prices they can afford. He’s obviously absorbed Marxist-communist ideas. He wants government to control industry.

These Democrats cannot implement their communist platforms without the government becoming much more totalitarian. They are Totalitarian Communists. They lie constantly that their policies will be good for Americans and enhance their freedoms, when the opposite is true.

We need not get bogged down in hair-splitting about leftist political philosophies, or definitions of socialism and communism. American communism as advocated by these candidates doesn’t necessarily conform to 19th and 20th century Marxist ideas and rhetoric, especially since they have been discredited; ideas of proletarian revolution and dictatorship of the proletariat, for example.

However, today’s Democratic communists share Marx’s utopian aspiration of creating a perfectly secure society in which everyone is insured against any contingency. They take abundance of goods as a given, just as Marx imagined abundance leading into a glorious communist future. They imagine no one of any favored group denied their rights, except unborn human beings and capitalists, just as Marx imagined an end of all “exploitation”, profits, private property and capitalism.

Today’s Democratic communists have adapted their anti-capitalism and totalitarian aspirations for control to make them current and seemingly relevant to “issues” like the environment, health, hate speech, gun ownership, and income distribution, etc. They’ve adopted progressivism as a road to their communist heaven on earth. It’s a ruse. Today’s progressives are communists-in-waiting. The Democratic candidates are communists in disguise.

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