Curtis Dahlgren
WHO SAID "we shall now proceed to the Socialist Order" Nov. 8th?
By Curtis Dahlgren
November 10, 2009

"Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish the dictatorship to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship." GEORGE ORWELL

ORWELL SAID THAT A LIBERAL IS A POWER WORSHIPER WITHOUT POWER (even thought power is their ultimate goal). Their delusions of grandeur are cultivated by delusions about their own intellectual capacity (like the Sophists of old). Orwell said:

"There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them."

That reminds me of last weekend's "Saturday Night Mangling" of the U.S. health care laws. If Congress had had a shred of discretion, the Speaker of the House could have called for a moritorium on any big decisions until our loved ones had been brought home and buried (2 of the dead and 4 of the wounded at Ft. Hood were from my part of the country).

Instead, Speaker Pelosi called a special Saturday session to vote on a 2,800 page "reform" bill that no one but no one (not even its writers) had even read. My LARGE print King James Bible is only 1,400 pages, and it took God 2,000 years to write it. Who writes this stuff up there on Capitol Hill? It is easy to get discouraged these days. Orwell said:

"Who controls the past controls the future, Who controls the present controls the past . . [and] Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible."

Nancy Pelosi's impatience, however, belies her bluff. Trying to ram anything down the throats of AMERICANS is likely to come back to bite them in the butt. Samuel Adams once said:

"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

Today is the 20th anniversary of the demise of the Berlin Wall on November 10, 1989. But the question remains, "Who said that we shall now proceed to the Socialist Order," on the 8th of November? Here's a bit of history for you:

-November 8, 1917 Russia Lenin

"8th November, 1917: Lenin makes his first appearance before the Congress of Soviets, in which the Bolsheviks hold a 60% majority, announcing: 'We shall now proceed to the construction of the socialist order.'"

[Question: Why was Pelosi so determined to pass socialized "medicine" by Nov. 7th??]

"The October Revolution (Russian: Îêòÿáðüñêàÿ ðåâîëþöèÿ, Oktyabr'skaya revolyutsiya), also known as the Soviet Revolution or Bolshevik Revolution, was a political revolution and a part of the Russian Revolution. It began with an armed insurrection in Petrograd traditionally dated to 25 October 1917 Julian calendar (7 November 1917
Gregorian calendar) . . .

"7 November — the anniversary of the October Revolution, was an official holiday in the Soviet Union and still is in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan. The October revolution of 1917 also marks the inception of the first Communist government in Russia. After this Russia became the RSFSR and later the USSR, The USSR and the RSFSR were active until 1991."

Notice the three phases or levels of the "revolution": First came the "political" revolution and then the bloody November 7th revolution. Finally, the Bolsheviks — with visions of a world-wide Empire — swallowed up all the "republics" surrounding Russia, and half of Europe. In the saga of man, some of the bloodiest and cruelest regimes came out of movements that were bloodless and "political" at first (pseudo-intellectual even).

In future years, will the enemies of Freedom around the world celebrate November 7th not only for its Russian roots, but as the day America went over the top, around the bend, down the slippery slopes of hell?

"No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer." — George Orwell

If you've read this far, many of you will be in disbelief at this point. History revisionists have most people believing that Orwell was a socialist. The American Left has never seen a dictatorship on the Left that they didn't like, and they have been snookered into believing that Big Brother in "1984" was an extreme "right-wing" government. In actuality, all regimes that lean toward totalitarianism are on the extreme Left (whether Italian fascism, German Naziism, or Soviet Communism). Orwell also said:

"It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is democratic . . "


That's the scariest part. There are eerie parallels between our own "Youth Revolution" of the 1960s and the Nihilism movement that began to pioneer the Communist Revolution exactly 100 years earlier — in the 1860s! I try not to waste your time with things you already know, and this is one of those things almost no one knows!

Some history courses on Russia (including one online from the UW-Madison) start the story of Soviet Russia in 1882 — during the backlash by the government over the assassination of the Tsar in 1881. By the way, President Reagan was shot 100 years to the very month later! Of course the Bolsheviks murdered another Czar and his whole family in 1917. The radicals even exploited unsuccessful wars by Russia to gain sympathetic attention, just like our own long-haired hippies have done. Though Russia was a "victor" in World War I, the chaos of war helped pave the way for the Bolsheviks.

My father was 17 years old in 1917, and President Reagan was about 8 years old. Both of their lives exceeded the lifespan of the old Evil Empire. However, those old Bolshevik ideas never die. Human nature hasn't changed. The lies are streaming from the loudspeakers "all over again," as Yogi Berra might say.

P.S. It's hard to tell who's winning in our country right now. The President had a bad week, with losses by two governors he campaigned for, plus the 10.2 percent unemployment (the actual percent, seasonally adjusted, is about 12% — not to mention those who have just given up looking for work).

And yet he seemed to be in an unusually good mood the day he made his statement about the shooting at Ft. Hood. On Saturday night, we took one small step, one giant leap, towards the "Socialist Order" he always supported.

It's time to call a spade a spade and a manure fork a manure fork. And Yogi said that when you come to a fork in the road, take it. Hundreds of citizens showed up Thursday on the Hill to protest (minus their pitch forks). The effort did not go unnoticed, even though the media ignored it, and the Congress proceeded on Saturday night to tell the taxpayers to "just shut up."

"So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot."

Believe it or not, that's another Orwellianism! And I want to close this column with some gems by the Yogi (I'd rather take advice from Yogi Berra than from an Ivy League grad, or a law professor from the University of Chicago — especially on economics). Yogi said:

- "The future ain't what it used to be."

- "A nickel isn't worth a dime anymore."

- "We made too many wrong mistakes."

- "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is."

- "Even Napoleon had his Watergate."

- "There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell'em."

- "The other teams could make trouble for us if they win."

We now have almost more pundits than punditry readers, but at least we're thinking. One bumper sticker says, "I THINK, THEREFORE I'M LIBERAL." They think they don't stink, y'think?

The scariest headline I've read all year was in June: "Feds mull tweaks to economic revival programs." I mean, is our ultimate "salvation" in the hands of dweebs with tweaks? What's so hard to understand? Yogi Berra could have been talking about economics when he said:

"Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical."

You see, the economy isn't just a pile of wealth the way the liberals and Communists see it. It's not static, but is more like a living thing that depends on faith — in part even religious Faith to keep the economy going. "Wealth" isn't a finite pile of money, or a pie to be divided up by government (that not only kills the golden goose, but the goose wouldn't be big enough to feed us all anyway).

Everything the President says about economics would seem to show he doesn't have a clue. As I said, Academia seems to think that Big Bro is a so-called meanie like Juan Peron while they are the Evitas out to "save" the poor little guy. When he met Hugo Chavez in person, the President's body language was very revealing. The broad smiles and laughter betrayed an arrogant ignorance of the laws of nature on the part of both of them.

I reminded my readers just recently that "perilous times" are coming, good intentions or no good intentions. It's hard to keep track of all the serial killers in the news. This past week, one was in Cleveland, one in Orlando, one in Texas, plus the DC Beltway sniper in the news. STILL:

"Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it." — George Orwell [again]

And here's a closing quotation for you (from "Geezerhood; What to expect from life now that you're as old as dirt" by Wayne Allred). Under "A few things that might be worse than being 60, 70, or 80":

"Going into the hospital for surgery on your ruptured appendix and having them donate your heart, kidneys and lungs to a transplant patient instead."

Unless the American Assn. of Retired Persons wakes up, and you call someone who "cares" (such as your Member of Congress), we might as well face it:

Though you may not think that you're so old
When weighed against a redwood,
As far as everyone else is concerned,
You're just a pile of dead wood.


The good news in the short term is that Conservative Democrats and Independents are just as tired of Political Correctness as the rest of us. Do not be afraid to communicate with your neighbors and friends, whatever their PAST politics. Liberals say, "Think globally; act locally."

I SAY, "THINK UNIVERSALLY; ACT INDIVIDUALLY." Y'think conservatives never think?

I think it's fairly safe to say that Yogi Berra's thinking leans to the right. He once said:

"If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be."

Utopianists of the World, grow up!

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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