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People who follow the teaching of Buddha are called Buddhists. People who follow the teaching of Christ are called Christians. People who follow the teaching of Karl Marx are called Marxists, except in the United States, where they prefer to be called Democrats.

In the United States, people who oppose the teaching of Karl Marx are called a variety of names that include teabagger, trailer-trash and even domestic terrorist. In fact, the primary defense used by Democrats against the Marxist label is arrogant, condescending ridicule.

Obama says his critics accuse him of using a “socialist” mop to clean up the mess he inherited.

Socialism, according to Marx, is the transition between capitalism and communism; both political systems are based on the teaching of Karl Marx.

The Socialist Party USA “…stands for a socialized health-care system based on universal coverage, salaried doctors and health-care workers, and revenues derived from a steeply graduated income tax.”

Obama agrees with this goal, and his Democratic majority in Congress has delivered the first major step toward this most important plank in the Socialist Party’s platform.

Are we witnessing the return of Karl Marx, or at least his anti-capitalist ideology? Compare today’s developments with Marx’s classic, “Das Kapital”

The Socialist Party Platform says: “The Socialist Party stands for municipal ownership and control of energy plants, in a non-profit and decentralized, but coordinated, system that ensures the most careful use of natural resources.”

During a legislative hearing, Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters threatened a government takeover of the entire oil industry.

The Socialist Platform says: “We call for public ownership and democratic control of all our natural resources in order to conserve resources, preserve our wilderness areas, and restore environmental quality.”

Even though the government already owns nearly 42 percent of all the land in the United States, Democrats have introduced S. 787, which will take virtually all water from private owners and state and local governments, and give it to the federal government. It will also give legal jurisdiction over “… all activities affecting these waters” to the federal government. Enactment of this bill will effectively deliver this plank in the Socialists’ platform.

The Socialist Platform says: “The U.S. must immediately return to participation in international agreements, such as the Kyoto Protocol, limiting carbon emissions, and accept a major role in worldwide efforts to control global warming.”

The New York Times reported that “within weeks of taking office, President Obama has radically shifted the global equation, placing the United States at the forefront of the international climate effort and raising hopes that an effective international accord might be possible.”

The Socialist Platform says: “We call for all financial and insurance institutions to be socially owned and operated by a democratically controlled national banking authority.”

The federal government is on course to implement this socialist platform plank. It started with the takeover of AIG and other financial institutions. It continued with the takeover of student loans. Sen. Chris Dodd has even introduced a bill to create a new banking authority (Section 111, page 20).

The Socialist Platform says: “We call for recognizing a union based on cards signed.”

Obama promised “Card Check” to the unions, and more than 200 Democrats have co-sponsored H.R. 800 – the Employee Free Choice Act – which will end the requirement for workers to vote by secret ballot to form a union, and require nothing more than a majority of workers to sign a card. Democrats can’t wait to implement the Socialist Party’s agenda.

Read all of the Socialist Party Platform. Study the website of the Democratic Socialists of America. Learn how the communists in Alabama brought about the civil-rights movement. Read the Communist Manifesto. The more you learn about Marxism, socialism and communism, the more you will recognize the agenda of the Democratic Party.

Public schools no longer teach the principles of Marxism or why every nation that embraces Marxism eventually fails. Schools no longer teach principles of freedom and free markets. Instead, schools have become propaganda mills with curricula designed to instill beliefs rather than to teach discovery using the scientific method; to shape attitudes rather than to teach facts; to promote acceptance of the collective good as a value greater than personal achievement. Obama’s takeover of student-loan funding will ensure that the students who get loans will be those who pursue this vision of public education.

Marxism in a free society is like a cancer. It grows and spreads and infiltrates every facet of society, always demanding more taxes to provide universal health care, a living wage, adequate housing, education and other entitlements, until eventually, there are no more taxes to take.

The only cure for Marxist cancer is radical surgery. The first of two necessary operations is scheduled for Nov. 2, 2010.

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