The orator was adamant and deadly serious as he said, “We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”
In a private conversation this brilliant lecturer said, “When I talk to people, especially those who are not yet party members, or who are about to break away for some reason or other, I always talk as if the fate of the nation was bound up in their decision; that they are in a position to give an example for the many to follow. Certainly it means appealing to their vanity and ambition, but once I have got them to that point, the rest is easy.” All men, rich or poor, he said, had an inner sense of unfulfillment. “Slumbering somewhere is the readiness to risk some final sacrifice, some adventure, in order to give a new shape to their lives. They will spend their last money on a lottery ticket. It is my business to channel that urge for political purposes. In essence, every political movement is based on the desire of its supporters, men or women, to better things not only for themselves but for their children and others…The humbler people are, the greater the craving to identify themselves with a cause bigger then themselves, and if I can persuade them that the fate of the nation is at stake, then they will become part of an irresistible movement, embracing all classes.”
One might be surprised to learn that the orator of the above was Adolf Hitler, as he spoke in 1927. Today’s “progressives” don’t come out and say it so bluntly, but I get the feeling that the American people are being “nudged” in that the direction with slogans like “change we can believe in”.
It is time to turn to the foundations of the Unite States Constitution. I would like anyone to show me where our government leaders are empowered to issue bailouts, dictate salaries, or issue mandates regarding healthcare.
Right now I feel like we are drifting back to 1927, listening to a political pied piper leading us away from the capitalistic foundation which made the United States a great and prosperous nation. It is only when politicians issued government mandates which forced socialist vices into the capitalist dictates that we expedited failure. Their focus should be limited illegal activity and unharnessed greed. Redistribution of wealth is not the business of government.
Our elected representatives and senators have perpetrated the greatest Ponzi scheme in our nation’s history by taking money from Social Security and leaving an IOU, payable by our children and grandchildren. As we acquiesce to this tawdry behavior, our legislators give themselves raises and increase their own expense accounts. As their employers, we must start minding the store and fire those who have put us in this mess. In 2010, I would demand an accounting from the incumbents who shall be replaced, if they prove to be part of the problem.