Socialism at Its Finest: Venezuela Facing Toilet Paper Shortage


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

First let me assure you this is not a parody, it’s the well sourced truth, and don’t think for a moment if Obama thought he could pull this off, he wouldn’t try in a heart beat.

logo no more che dayThere’s just one minor detail, make that a major detail, Venezuela is not socialist, the have become the second communist state on the continent, the other being Bolivia.

Some would quibble calling them Marxist controlled states but there is no doubt about Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Most of the countries in Latin America are run by Marxist dictators. 

Last Friday, dictator Maduro approved two laws that finally ended free markets in Venezuela. The first law, with the Orwellian name of “Law for the Protection of the Venezuelan Family and Control of Costs and Prices,” requires all businesses in Venezuela, large and small, to submit their price mark-ups for approval with the head of Venezuela’s newly created Economic Council (whose leader happens to be an army general).

The second law creates a National Foreign Trade Center that will eventually become a monopoly that will handle all Venezuelan imports. Private companies will be allowed to operate only as local distributors and retailers of the National Foreign Trade Center.

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In January, when Venezuelans discover that their cheap purchases of government-mandated, reduced-price goods produced the collapse of the private sector, the government will be ready with a Soviet-style rationing system. Already, black market operators are setting up shop in what promises to be a thriving business in Socialism for the 21st Century

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Beginning in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, numerous Latin American countries underwent a left leaning shift that has been dubbed “the pink tide.” This moniker was created to contrast itself with the more extreme “red” socialism that stood for the abject failure of the Soviet Union.

It was supposed to be a more moderate form of socialism, perhaps more in line with the welfare states of Europe. In theory, it would have all the supposed benefits of communism, like equal rights, land reform, and cheap government services, but without the single party politics and death camps.

In practice, socialism has never had any of those supposed benefits, and if they do, they usually accomplish them by burying their country in debt and poverty. You can paint a fresh face on socialism, but it’s still the same vile system of exploitation that killed millions of people in the 20th century; and much like their hated rivals, the crony capitalist systems of the West (i.e. not truly capitalist in any sense of the word), their system still engenders an elite cartel of despots that lord over their impoverished people.

This supposedly moderate “pink tide” was led by Hugo Chavez’s gang in Venezuela, after he won the 1998 election. Within 6 years, the people of Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic had all elected leftist governments. Within a few more years, Paraguay, Peru, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Ecuador would follow.

But since the death of Hugo Chavez in 2013, the fate of the pink tide nations has never looked so bleak. Venezuela was the poster child of this movement, and their country is currently enduring one of the most devastating economic calamities in modern history. They just don’t understand that no matter what shade of socialism you create, it will always fall apart. In this case, Venezuela is facing one of the classic symptoms of a failed Soviet state. That is, shortages of basic necessities.

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The Differences Between Marxism, Socialism & Communism


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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This site tends to use the term Marxist when referring to Obama when in fact he is both a socialist and a Marxist.

The same goes for Hillary Clinton, though she tends to espouse more Marxist leanings while still being a socialist.  (Remember her failed health care plan of 1993)

by Sandra L. Campbell, Demand Media 
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Karl Marx laid the groundwork for Marxism, socialism and communism.

In political circles and polite conversation, people often use the terms ”Marxism,” ”socialism,” and ”communism” interchangeably, as if the three philosophies are the same.

 

karl-marx-001However, they have important distinctions. Each philosophy builds upon the other. Marxism is the theoretical framework which lays the foundation for the economic and political philosophies of socialism and communism.

The Basics of Marxism

Karl Marx, writing with Friedrich Engels, developed a theory of social and economic principles and a sharp critique of the capitalist form of government in the mid-1800s. Marx believed that workers, under the capitalist system of government, sold their labor and that this labor became a commodity.

This commodity, or “labor power” translated into surplus value for the capitalist, but not for the worker. Marx concluded that this created an inherent conflict between the working class (proletariat) and the ownership class (the bourgeoisie).

Because capitalism has this “built in” inequality, Marx argued that the working class would eventually take power over the ruling class, reconstructing society. This reconstruction would take place in stages. The next stage after capitalism, according to Marx, would be a socialist form of government.

The Economics of Socialism

Socialism advocates public ownership of property and natural resources rather than private ownership. The socialist system of government values cooperation over the competitiveness of a free market economy.

Socialists believe that all people in society contribute to the production of goods and services and that those goods should be shared equally. This differs from the capitalist system in which individual efforts trump the collective and the free market determines the distribution of goods.

Examples of socialist policies include a living wage, free higher education and universal health care. Advocates of socialism believe that capitalism creates vast inequality and that it ultimately leads to imperialism, a hyper-form of capitalism.

Communism: The Last Stage

The communist doctrine differs from the socialist worldview because communism calls not only for public ownership of property and natural resources, but also for the means of production of goods and services.

Karl Marx argued that capitalism, with its strict adherence to free market principles, divided people because of competition. He believed communism was the solution. According to Marx, communism would give people a chance to develop into their very best.

He concluded that communism was a natural progression from socialism and would occur in two stages. First, the working class would gain control of society and push the ownership class out.

Second, society would evolve into a classless one without government. According to Britannica.com, Marx and Friedrich Engels defined communists in their “Communist Manifesto” as, “The most advanced and resolute section of the working class which parties every country, that section which pushes forward all others.”

Marxism, Socialism and Communism Throughout the World

Many countries have adopted various forms of Marxism, socialism and communism. The former Soviet Union is the most famous example of a communist system of government, lasting from 1922 to 1991.

The People’s Republic of China has a communist government, although, China has developed a more mixed market economy with private ownership and state ownership of entities such as media.

European countries like France, Italy and England have mixed economies with free market and socialist policies such as universal health care and free collegiate education.

The United States, a capitalist mixed economy, has examples of socialist policies such as public schools, libraries and health care support in the form of Medicaid and Medicare for low income people and senior citizens.

Let’s not forget ObamaCare!….Obama’s Health Care Rationing and Denial Program. (OHCDARP)

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Socialism – The Loch Ness Monster of Politics


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Few do it better that Bill Whittle at “Truth Revolt.”

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In the video below he explains clearly why “True socialism,” would not exist if Capitalism and countries who still believe in said model didn’t pay for virtually everything they deem “Free.”

Socialist countries don’t have the military capability to take on Somalia they know they can count on the U.S. to intervene.

With our own Obama induced economic collapse, will that likely go on in the future? 

A good guess would be if the country were a significant trading partner with the U.S. or a NATO alley ready to help us in future battles.

In socialist countries, the birth rates have fallen to the point where their future would be unsustainable if they didn’t important Muslims who breed like rabbits and we all know the story when that happens.

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Will this be America’s Last Independence Day?


Not with “Sparky” with his hands on the controls, no sir!
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Why all the gloom and doom?  Republicans will gain control of the Senate in either 2014 or 2016, Obama will be gone, and most of his progressives in the house and senate with him. 

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NSA SPYING ON AMERICANS

IRS TARGETING OF CONSERVATIVE GROUPS

EPA REGULATING ENERGY COMPANIES OUT OF BUSINESS

BENGHAZI COVER UP CONTINUES

ARMING OUR ENEMIES IN LIBYA

A RETURN TO WAR IN IRAQ

FAILED FOREIGN POLICIES

A WEAKENED UNITED STATES MILITARY

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION POLICIES

NEW GUN CONTROL LAWS BY EXECUTIVE ORDER

OUT OF CONTROL GOVERNMENT SPENDING

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VOTER FRAUD IN NOVEMBER MID-TERM ELECTIONS

Any questions?

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Are you a dystopian? Or an American? Ronald Reagan wants to know from his grave


Bcrew-2231y Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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If you are a left-wing person it goes without saying.  You want shared misery for all.

Dystopian  features also include the muddled thinking of those believing our best days are behind us.

They are caught up in their own Fantasy Land.

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Examples include:

It is the opposite of a utopia. Such societies appear in many artistic works, particularly in stories set in a future.

Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments, environmental disaster, or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society.

Dystopian societies appear in many sub-genres of fiction and are often used to draw attention to real-world issues regarding society, environment, politics, economics, religion, psychology, ethics, science, and/or technology, which if unaddressed could potentially lead to such a dystopia-like condition.

Famous depictions of dystopian societies include:

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Man made Global Warming.

R.U.R. (which introduced the concept of Robots and the word Robot for the first time).

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Nineteen Eighty-Four, which takes place in a totalitarian invasive super state; Brave New World, where the human population is placed under a caste of psychological allocation.

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A Clockwork Orange, where the state undertakes to reform violent youths; Blade Runner in which genetically engineered replicants infiltrate society and must be hunted down before they injure humans.

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The Hunger Games, in which the government controls its people by maintaining a constant state of fear through forcing randomly selected children to participate in an annual fight to the death.

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Logan’s Run, in which both population and the consumption of resources are maintained in equilibrium by requiring the death of everyone reaching a particular age.

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Soylent Green, where society suffers from pollution, overpopulation, depleted resources, poverty, dying oceans, and a hot climate. Much of the population survives on processed food rations, including “soylent green.”

and Divergent, where people must fit into one of five factions based on character traits: Selflessness, Bravery, Intelligence, Honesty, and Peace.

Those people who possess more than one quality are hunted down for fear that they will not conform and that their multi-trait personalities make them difficult to control.

In a phrase those who are dystopian share the delusion shared misery, their shared misery is the we the want “normal people” to conduct their lives.

They focus upon things like immigration knowing our economy is a mess attempting to make it a political hot button to insure more future democrats who will exchange their votes and rights the become indentured servants on Uncle Sam’s Plantation.

Voter ID is anathama  to them because unless voting is rigged they know they can’t win. 

Members of the progressive/left/ socialists or Marxists you are not Americans. 

It’s impossible to be dystopian after heading the wonderful words spoken on a Memorial Day  : We Are Americans”many years back and featured above.

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This obscure French pamphlet from 1850 predicted today’s America


Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Like a modern day Nostradamus, Michel de Nostredame, usually Latinised as Nostradamus:

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He was  French  and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide.

The following quotes come from French classical liberal, economic journalist and legislator Frédéric Bastiat’s 1850 pamphlet, “The Law.”

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1. It started with “hope and change” ”While society is struggling toward liberty, these famous men who put themselves at its head are filled with the spirit of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

They think only of subjecting mankind to the philanthropic tyranny of their own social inventions. Like Rousseau, they desire to force mankind docilely to bear this yoke of the public welfare that they have dreamed up in their own imaginations…

Listen to the ideas of a few of the writers and politicians during that period [the late 1780s]:

SAINT-JUST: The legislator commands the future. It is for him to will the good of mankind. It is for him to make men what he wills them to be.

ROBESPIERRE: The function of government is to direct the physical and moral powers of the nation toward the end for which the commonwealth has come into being.

BILLAUD-VARENNES: A people who are to be returned to liberty must be formed anew. A strong force and vigorous action are necessary to destroy old prejudices, to change old customs, to correct depraved affections, to restrict superfluous wants, and to destroy ingrained vices…. Citizens, the inflexible austerity of Lycurgus created the firm foundation of the Spartan republic. The weak and trusting character of Solon plunged Athens into slavery. This parallel embraces the whole science of government.

LE PELLETIER: Considering the extent of human degradation, I am convinced that it is necessary to effect a total regeneration and, if I may so express myself, of creating a new people.

2. And a social justice agenda ”Now this must be said: When justice is organized by law — that is, by force — this excludes the idea of using law (force) to organize any human activity whatever, whether it be labor, charity, agriculture, commerce, industry, education, art, or religion. The organizing by law of any one of these would inevitably destroy the essential organization — justice. For truly, how can we imagine force being used against the liberty of citizens without it also being used against justice, and thus acting against its proper purpose?”

Yep, Obama didn’t get their on his own.

3. That enabled Obamacare ”But when the law, by means of its necessary agent, force, imposes upon men a regulation of labor, a method or a subject of education, a religious faith or creed — then the law is no longer negative; it acts positively upon people.

It substitutes the will of the legislator for their own wills; the initiative of the legislator for their own initiatives. When this happens, the people no longer need to discuss, to compare, to plan ahead; the law does all this for them. Intelligence becomes a useless prop for the people; they cease to be men; they lose their personality, their liberty, their property.

Try to imagine a regulation of labor imposed by force that is not a violation of liberty; a transfer of wealth imposed by force that is not a violation of property. If you cannot reconcile these contradictions, then you must conclude that the law cannot organize labor and industry without organizing injustice.”

4. And the IRS scandal, DOJ malfeasances, etc. ”Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve.

Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim — when he defends himself — as a criminal. In short, there is a legal plunder

5. Where law was used as a weapon ”But, generally, the law is made by one man or one class of men. And since law cannot operate without the sanction and support of a dominating force, this force must be entrusted to those who make the laws.

This fact, combined with the fatal tendency that exists in the heart of man to satisfy his wants with the least possible effort, explains the almost universal perversion of the law.

Thus it is easy to understand how law, instead of checking injustice, becomes the invincible weapon of injustice. It is easy to understand why the law is used by the legislator to destroy in varying degrees among the rest of the people, their personal independence by slavery, their liberty by oppression, and their property by plunder.

This is done for the benefit of the person who makes the law, and in proportion to the power that he holds.”

6. And condoned in a culture of political corruption ”The law has been perverted by the influence of two entirely different causes: stupid greed and false philanthropy.”

In their own words: “With pretty boy Paul Ryan’s draconian and savage cuts to Medicare in his budget proposal, we have to ask ourselves: Is America still beautiful without Medicare?”
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Pravda Calls Obama a Communist, Blames his Reelection on ‘Illiterate Americans’


crew-223Comment by Jim Campbell, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

There is little doubt that the U.S. electorate is woefully undereducated and has demonstrated this fact by continuing to elect progressive administrations which destroy our once strong economic base.

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It’s a safe bet that if the reader wanted a shot on news the U.S. media would not report up until just recently, Pravda would expose readers to views that would send the traditional media running like scalded dogs!

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Oh, how times have changed. Obama is too Communist even for Pravda.

Pravda, the famous Russian newspaper most notable for being the bullhorn of the former Soviet Union, has announced their bewilderment at the stupidity of America for reelecting Obama. Citing his reelection as a result of “illiterate Americans,” the author, Xavier Lerma, explains that Obama is a communist through and through and shakes his proverbial head at the willingness of America to reelect a communist who aims to follow the catastrophic Soviet model.

It’s strange to say, but Pravda and I are of the same mind…

Lerma writes,

“The Communists have won in America with Obama but failed miserably in Russia with Zyuganov who only received 17% of the vote. Vladimir Putin was re-elected as President keeping the NWO order out of Russia while America continues to repeat the Soviet mistake… Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes wars as he did in Egypt, Libya and Syria.”

It’s sad, but true. Not everyone who voted for Obama is illiterate, but generally speaking, Obama was able to keep his job by pandering to the ignorant masses. By peddling his lies of “war on women,” promising the continuation of “free” stuff and inciting class warfare, he masterfully pulled off one of the greatest cons of the century.

Lerma continues,

“O’bomber even keeps the war going along the Mexican border with projects like ‘fast and furious’ and there is still no sign of ending it. He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.”

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Why a contrived crisis can never be allowed to go to waste


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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper, and Patriot. 

American Communist Party Members, don’t me misled by the fact they are registered Democrats and members of Congress: They are also registered members of the American Communist party.

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For those of us desiring to maintain a Constitutionally driven Republic, it is incumbent upon us to understand the differences between liberals, democrats, socialists, Marxists and Communists.

This article from multiple sources explains who’s who and what their goals are.

The Communist Takeover Of  America – 45 Declared Goals

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The Cloward/Piven Strategy of Economic Recovery

By Nancy Coppock

Using borrowed money for a band-aid bailout of the economy should seem backwards to most people. However, it likely is a planned strategy to promote radical change.
Those naively believing that  Obama is simply rewarding his far-left base, and will then move to the political center, must wise up.

The assumption that Obama will need the nation to prosper in order to protect the 2010 mid-term election incorrectly assumes that he esteems free market capitalism. He does not. Rather than win through superior ideas and policies, the Democrat plan for success in the mid-term elections is to win by destroying political opposition.
Obama adheres to the Saul Alinksy Rules for Radicals method of politics, which teaches the dark art of destroying political adversaries. However, that text reveals only one front in the radical left’s war against America. The Cloward/Piven Strategy is another method employed by the radical Left to create and manage crisis. This strategy explains Rahm Emanuel’s ominous statement, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
The Cloward/Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their goal is to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands. The created crisis provides the impetus to bring about radical political change.
Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation… [Emphasis added.]
Making an already weak economy even worse is the intent of the Cloward/Piven Strategy. It is imperative that we view the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan’s spending on items like food stamps, jobless benefits, and health care through this end goal.
This strategy explains why the Democrat plan to “stimulate” the economy involves massive deficit spending projects. It includes billions for ACORN and its subgroups such as SHOP and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Expanding the S-Chip Program through deficit spending in a supposed effort to “save the children” only makes a faltering economy worse. 
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