About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

An Analysis - Socialism In America

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The last post presented the results of a Quinnipiac University poll that showed Socialist Bernie Sanders beating all of the top four GOP presidential candidates in head to head matchups by the same or wider margins than Hillary Clinton does – she beats all four also in this poll (although she trails slightly to Carson & Rubio in a more recent poll).  Some responses to the post blamed the pollsters or the polls – talk about shooting the messenger.
The above graphic shows the befuddled thinking that could produce such electoral results.
Before dismissing the Sanders-Hillary favoritism please consider how government schools have contributed to socialism's rise in America.  Professor Friedman wrote in the Cato Policy Report, March/April 1999 - "Any institution will tend to express its own values and its own ideas. Our public education system is a socialist institution. A socialist institution will teach socialist values, not the principles of private enterprise."
Over the decades as government schools deteriorated, & local control was reduced to fewer school districts, younger Americans started to have a much better view of socialism, & worse view of capitalism, than their elders did – which is especially true the last seven years with the elevated U-6 unemployment rate - still 9.9% in November (up from 9.8% in October) – all per BO's design.
The Pew Research Center also found in 2011 that 49% of people aged 18 to 29 viewed socialism favorably while 46% viewed capitalism favorably. 
All of this set the stage for this latest poll favoring both Sanders & Hillary over the top Republicans – it is easy for people who have grown up with a dependent mindset to prefer leisure & redistribution of other people's earnings & wealth to working in a free enterprise system that has been purposely shackled, obstructed, & demonized by BO.  Just try to name one of BO's policies that would make people believe in the American dream & capitalism – you can't because all of his policies favor socialism.
Look @ the graphs below to see the anemic full-time job growth that struggles to get back to even pre-recession levels.
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Look @ the graph below to see that all but the top quintile (& top 5%) are making less in inflation adjusted dollars since the start of the last recession.  The table below presents the sorry story for all Americans the last 15 years.
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BO has focused on five areas of government control of the American citizenry – 1) entitlement programs (expanding every one of the 126 entitlement & welfare programs identified by the Cato Institute form a suicide pact & giveaway of our way of life), 2) healthcare (making people totally dependent on government - both financially through taxes & physically through universal healthcare), 3) illegal immigration (ushering in the poorest, least educated, lowest skilled people BO can find who will permanently vote Democrat in return for taking away & receiving your life's savings), 4) climate change (using bureaucratic EPA regulations to change every aspect of our lives through false claims of global warming & the costly elimination of harmless emissions of CO2), & 5) gun control (taking away people's guns will render them helpless so that gaining control of the military & police forces will be easier so that the citizenry will have no choice but to capitulate any remaining rights or freedoms not already lost).
All of the tactics BO uses to displace capitalism with socialism in America are based on the Alinsky Method of community organization explained & detailed in Rules For Radicals – a book & method that Hillary is also very familiar with.  All of the above fits neatly into the final stages of Death Of Democracy – we are certainly in the apathy to dependence stage teetering on the dependence back into bondage stage – which is the stage BO & Hillary have in mind for us.
The problem for you & me with all of this is that the poorly educated people just do not know that over hundreds of years & countless societies socialism has imprisoned so many people with a life of mediocrity & misery while capitalism, as established by our Founders, set people free – a freedom so great that hordes today wrongly take it for granted – figuring they will continue to enjoy all of their current freedoms never seeing any of the personal tolls coming their way. 


  1. Hello Doug,
    I highly recommend watching "Agenda: Masters of Deceit". We watched it at our Somerset County Tea Party meeting last night and it was even better than Agenda. The video confirms everything you just said in your analysis. You are absolutely right. There is an astounding link that the movie brought out between communism and the muslim leadership. Here is the link to the website: http://www.agendadocumentary.com/store/p2/NEW%21_AGENDA_2%3A_MASTERS_OF_DECEIT.html I can't say that you will enjoy watching it, but I do think it is something we all need to see. Thank you for your great analysis.

  2. I would like these conundrums presented to Hillary at a town hall meeting or Saturday's Democrat debate. How would she respond; what would those attending think.

  3. RTE dec18
    Doug - today I had a brief but interesting discussion with a 55 year old Software Engineer with many years in the private sector and when younger started up his own business in financial software products. He praised Bernie Sanders. I then reminded him that Bernie calls for Top tax percent of 90. He replied that back when the top rate was 90 the economy was great and that we should return. It is very sad that such a man may have been brain washed by the Leftist Media. It is really remarkable how public education and media has promoted economic myths that even penetrate some hard workers in the private economy.