Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld
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With Internet communication instantly available around the world, it is easy for any publication on distant continents to know exactly what is happening in the United States and to comment on these events just as quickly. One of these publications is Pravda, the Russian equivalent of the New York Times or the Washington Post.
Back in Soviet times, Pravda was the official mouthpiece of the Russian Communist Party and quite critical of American capitalism. But now it seems to have as much freedom as any publication in the West, and what it now writes about events in America is quite ironic. In its issue of April 29, 2009, Stanislav Mishin writes:
“It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
“True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the last 20 years. The initial testing ground was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.”
If you’ve read Antony C. Sutton’s book, “Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution,” you would understand what Mr. Mishin is referring to. Western money financed the Russian revolution, and millions of Russians died resisting the communist takeover of their country. But Marxists have learned from that experience and know how to impose their dictatorship “democratically.” Mr. Mishin goes on:
“Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.
“First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather than the classics. … Then their faith in God was destroyed. … The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been record-setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more than another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.”
This was written in April of 2009, before the tea-party movement really got under way. The great American rebellion hopefully will stop the nation’s descent into Marxism in November 2010 and restore our constitutional republic. Mishin further observes:
“These past two weeks have been the most breathtaking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, losses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look like little more than ordinary street thugs in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in sheer volume.”
And it is the Democrat-controlled Congress that has let all of this happen, with Republicans standing aside and watching like spectators at a show, or even worse, like witnesses to a gigantic bank robbery without the means to do anything but gawk at the blatant behavior of the thieves. Mr. Mishin writes:
“Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of ‘pure’ free markets, the American president now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs, and we can assume other employees of private companies at will.”
And the response of the American mainstream media to all of this was hardly audible. After all, the federal government tried to bail out the auto company, which then went into bankruptcy. But throughout our history, thousands of companies have gone bankrupt without any president exercising a dictatorial right to fire anyone in any company. But under a Marxist regime, things are different. Mr. Mishin comments:
“So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury Department the power to set ‘fair’ maximum salaries, evaluate performance, and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? …
“Prime Minister Putin, less than two months ago, warned Obama and U.K.’s Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western-sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our ‘wise’ Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.”
Strong words that no one in our mainstream media will dare utter. There are not even many Republicans willing to state the case as bluntly as the Russian writer. Yes, there is a communist in the White House, but political decorum rules that we must never publicly acknowledge such truths. After all, how many Americans really know the difference between a communist and a small “d” democrat? And who wants to be called an extremist? Mr. Mishin ends his article with this bitter comment:
“The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.”
Let us hope that November 2010 will tell us how wrong Pravda was in April 2009.