Ronald R. Cherry
The trial and conviction of American Socialism
By Ronald R. Cherry
March 1, 2019

Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council Director, stated in a recent speech:

"I want you to put socialism on trial. That's what I'm asking you to do today. I don't want us to stand idly by. I don't want to let this stuff fester; I want it challenged; I want it debated; I want it rebutted, and I want to convict socialism."

So true; we had better not stand idly by, like frogs in a frying pan, because the water is slowly heating up, soon coming to a boil. Now is the time for all American Patriots to come to the aid of their country, by becoming active and un-yielding anti-Socialists, by vigorously and knowledgeably speaking, writing and peacefully demonstrating against the disgusting anti-American scourge of Marxist Socialism.

Socialism is excessive and oppressive government power over the individual, derived via excessive collectivization of the people's property, reducing the people to cogs in the machinery of government. A small degree of Socialism (collective government power) is necessary, such as our Federal and Interstate Highways, Post Office, National Parks, the CDC, NASA and the U.S. Military, but Federal control of banking, healthcare, education, retirement, intra-state commerce, the internet, and ultimately every aspect of American life, is the very thing our Founders were seeking to avoid, because that degree of Socialism is in fact Totalitarianism.

"By bringing the whole of life under the control of the State [via excessive collectivization of the people's property], Socialism necessarily gives power to an inner ring of bureaucrats, who in almost every case will be men who want power for its own sake and will stick at nothing in order to retain it... It cannot be said too often – at any rate, it is not being said nearly often enough – that collectivism [Socialism] is not inherently democratic, but, on the contrary, gives to a tyrannical minority such powers as the Spanish Inquisitors never dreamed of." George Orwell

In its essence Marxist Socialism is an irrational, utopian, coercive and suicidal perversion of human equality. Marxism seeks equality where equality does not exist, demanding legal enforcement of equal social outcomes, including those related to economics, higher education, athletics, religion and human sexuality. This perverted ideology even extends to international relationships whereby no nation is allowed to excessively prosper or achieve greatness, i.e., all nations must be equal. Never mind that when people are free their human nature leads to inequality of outcomes – some are hard-working and some are lazy – some are more intelligent and some are less intelligent – some are stronger and some are weaker – some are tall and some are short. Unequal results occur naturally without force when people possess rightful liberty. Based on their degree of truly Free Enterprise nations similarly divide themselves unequally into various degrees of prosperity or depravity.

American Marxists hide from your view the fact that our American Declaration of Independence defines equal, natural, God-given human rights for all people of every race, both sexes, all religions, etc. – actual social justice – true American justice. Perish the thought that all people, by the hand nature and our Creator, possess infinite and therefore equal human value, and therefore equal natural human rights. American Marxists also hide from your view the fact that our 14th Amendment already secures those unalienable (Declarational) human rights equally for all people, and that violation of this essential Constitutional Law comprises political treason, a higher injustice and crime than violation of Federal Law. The fact that some Americans end up with greater economic or social wherewithal than others is of little concern as long as they got there under a system of equal natural rights and equal protection of the law – i.e., as long as they got there justly. Natural inequalities are not unjust. Marxists, like their French Revolutionary heroes, will not sit still until they achieve "real equality."

"We claim to live and die equal, the way we were born: we want this real equality or death; that's what we need. And we'll have this real equality, at whatever price. Unhappy will be those who stand between it and us!...We need not only that equality of rights written into the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen; we want it in our midst, under the roofs of our houses... The French Revolution was nothing but a precursor of another revolution, one that will be bigger, more solemn, and which will be the last." Gracchus Babeuf

The Orwellian Paradox of Marxist Socialism is that the governmental power required to enforce equal economic and social outcome elevates an immensely powerful Marxist oligarchy of not-to-be-equalized equalizers, thus the Orwellian paradox of forced equal outcome is unequal outcome on an immensely greater scale than any natural inequality which existed before.

"It had long been realized that the only secure basis for oligarchy is collectivism. Wealth and privilege are most easily defended when they are possessed jointly. The so-called "abolition of private property" [Communist Manifesto] meant in effect the concentration of property in far fewer hands than before... In the years following the Revolution it [The Socialist Party of Oceania] was able to step into this commanding position almost un-opposed because the whole process was represented as an act of collectivization... It had always been assumed that if the Capitalist Class were expropriated Socialism must follow, and unquestionably the Capitalists had been expropriated. Factories, mines, land, houses, transport, everything had been taken away from them, and since these things were no longer private property it followed that they must be public property. Ingsoc [Socialist Principles of Oceania], which grew out of the earlier Socialist movement and inherited its phraseology, has in fact carried out the main item in the Socialist program with the result, foreseen and intended beforehand, that economic inequality has been made permanent [with the Socialists on top]." George Orwell – 1984

Real Socialism, as opposed to the Socialist-flavored Capitalism of Scandinavia, is a poison pill for any and all nations which swallow it down. It saddens me to say that the Democrat Party has been taken over by true-believing, Manifesto-thumping Marxist Socialists, degenerating, at the highest levels, into a criminal organization. When a criminal organization runs a country one acquires a criminal government. The term "Democratic Socialism" is a euphemism, Orwellian Newspeak for Socialist Socialism, because it doesn't matter if this unjust and self-serving scourge is put into place through anarchy, violence, brutal conquest, or by democratic vote of confused and addled people; the end result is still Socialist tyranny. Democratic Socialism is where this disgusting and ultimately suicidal system of economics, social engineering and government is voted in by a majority of brainwashed fools, as if birds voted for having a snake in the nest. The fly in the Socialist ointment is precisely the fact that fallible, greedy, self-serving, violent people, not angels, inevitably make their way to the top of the Socialist dung heap.

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of Kings [or Socialists] to govern him?" Thomas Jefferson

Free people are naturally prosperous because they bring home the fruit of their own labor and thereby possess a natural incentive to labor. An unnatural state of serfdom and poverty occurs when Marxist -Socialist government forcefully robs and then "collectivizes" the fruit of other people's labor – in violation of Natural Law. The temptation to pig out on collectivized property and to use it for bribing people and buying votes is an irresistible force in Marxist government. Serfdom and poverty are inevitable in a Marxist society because the people comprising collectivist government, and their proletarian allies, invariably become greedy for fruit of other men's labor. It follows that the work ethic of the laboring middle class, the so-called bourgeoisie, is destroyed as they eventually become exhausted and demoralized by the burden of excessive taxation of their labor on behalf of the parasitic so-called proletariat class in alliance with the equally parasitic Marxist ruling class. The work ethic of the non-disabled proletarians is also destroyed because they are not required to labor for property – the Marxist ruling class supplies them with the fruit of middle class labor.

"The proletariat [lazy, tax-eating, non-disabled, government-dependents] will use its political [democratic] supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital [property] from the bourgeoisie [laboring, tax-paying middle class], to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state [self-serving Marxist Government]... Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of [middle class] property. You must, therefore, confess that by "individual" you mean no other person than the bourgeois, than the middle-class owner of property. This person must, indeed, be swept out of the way, and made impossible." Karl Marx – Communist Manifesto

In the end a nation where the natural work ethic of its people is universally destroyed – where there are no longer enough people in the laboring middle class – is a nation on the Road to Serfdom. At the end of Marxist economic class struggle, when the middle class finally succumbs, there will be a dramatic fall off in production of food and other goods and services. Envision a cruise ship where more and more proletarian passengers run over to the left side looking for "free stuff" from government – of course the "free stuff" is the fruit of other men's labor – the sweating or creatively-thinking and problem-solving men still slogging it out on the right side – the so-called bourgeoisie. Eventually there will not be enough laborers and entrepreneurs on the right side of the ship to prevent it from capsizing. The tipping point arrives, and voila: Marxist "social justice" ends in crisis and anarchy followed by dictatorship. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Alexander Hamilton must have anticipated the likes of Karl Marx – a man hell-bent on re-establishing despotic government domination of the individual.

"When the [proletarian] people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." Benjamin Franklin

"To take from one [from the so-called bourgeoisie] because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father's has acquired too much, in order to spare to others [to the so-called proletariat], who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association – the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it." Thomas Jefferson

"Property is the fruit of is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless [the so-called proletariat] pull down the house of another [the so-called bourgeoisie]; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built." Abraham Lincoln

“In the general course of human nature, a [government] power over man's substance [property] amounts to a [government] power over his will.” Alexander Hamilton

The end stage of Marxist class struggle is a homogenized and economically equalized class of serfs, the original proletariat class plus the newly impoverished former middle class, the pitiful little animals and proles of George Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984, ruled over by the Marxists, who like their Fascist cohorts await booted and spurred. Marxist "Social Justice" ends in poverty and a "dictatorship of the proletariat" – code for dictatorship of the Marxist ruling class, thus the terminal phase of Marxism is indistinguishable from Fascism. Marxist Socialism is not the cure for injustice and poverty in this world – it is the chief cause of injustice and poverty in the modern world – an organized crime against humanity.

"World socialism as a whole, and all the figures associated with it, are shrouded in legend; its contradictions are forgotten or concealed; it does not respond to arguments but continually ignores them – all this stems from the mist of irrationality that surrounds socialism and from its instinctive aversion to scientific analysis... The doctrines of socialism seethe with contradictions, its theories are at constant odds with its practice... these contradictions do not in the least hinder the unending propaganda of socialism. Indeed, no precise, distinct socialism even exists; instead there is only a vague, rosy notion of something noble and good, of equality, communal ownership, and justice... And even equality itself, that powerful appeal and great promise of socialists throughout the ages, turns out to signify not equality of rights, of opportunities, and of external conditions, but equality qua identity, equality seen as the movement of variety toward uniformity... It could probably be said that the majority of states in the history of mankind have been "Socialist." But it is also true that these were in no sense periods or places of human happiness or creativity." Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The time has come for a determined, long-term, manly, and if required, sacrificial opposition to American Socialism, which represents nothing less than an anti-American counter-revolution. In order to be victorious in the defeat of American Socialism, and thereby defend and restore the American Revolution, it will first be necessary to Restore the American Mind.

Ronald R. Cherry
Author of Restoring the American Mind

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