There is no difference between Democrats and Republicans – just a matter of degree – and it has been that way for a long, long time. It's just that, until recently, Republicans did a better job of concealing it. The reason for this is that the majority of those comprising leadership in both parties, and those in the media, are spawned from the same centers of intellectual indoctrination. David Horowitz has done stellar work exposing this.
People fail to realize that the majority of mainstream media and party leadership on both sides of the aisle attended the same schools. George Bush, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Obama and a host of other apparatchiks either had the same professors or were students of other, like-minded professors. Do you think those professors changed course outlines based on class attendees?
Which full circles back to my comment, that they're spawned from the same seed and that the difference between them is a matter of degree, not substance. This is why they go about business as they do. It's why the media is so enamored with Obama – he is their king; he's the communist who broke the political glass ceiling.
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In his marvelous book about the "American experience known as the Vietnam War" and the lives of several brave Marines who lived it firsthand, Larry Henry quotes the following: "Ladies and gentlemen, our time has come. We must seize the reigns of power. Get involved in politics, join your hometown civic organizations, school boards, newspapers, city planning. Work your way up the political ladder. Patience and hard work, that's what it takes. And a sincere desire for government expansion. Through government we can control every aspect of the American way of life, our economy, banking, Wall Street. There will be no more opposition from the military industrial complex. Those people will be working for us." ("Plato's Cave," Page 12)
The afore-referenced quote was by a Harvard professor speaking at a 1968 anti-war demonstration. And that, my friends, is exactly where we are today – but it didn't happen overnight. Their movement didn't start in just the last few years. It started to take root at the beginning of the 20th century. Those advancing said movement have just become more emboldened in recent years.
Communists have long understood what most of America was blind to, i.e., that as Eugene Debs said in 1900, "Promising indeed, [was] the outlook for Socialism in the United States. The very contemplation of the prospect is a wellspring of inspiration." Lenin saw it when he opined that blacks were a "revolutionary class of people" and ripe for communism. Their infiltration started with Nazi sympathizers editorializing for the New York Times. It started, as I've previously chronicled, with the NAACP ("How Communists co-opted black America"). It started with the protesters during World War I. It started with Bayard Rustin, the homosexual Communist who influenced the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and who insidiously laid the groundwork for Dr. Martin Luther King's efforts to be corrupted.
The communist takeover entrenched itself in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the American Federation of Labor (AFL), the Amalgamated Clothing Workers and other unions – most notably, the teachers' unions. The nefarious movement seized credibility as Walter Cronkite and other ministers of agitprop fed lies and propaganda, night after night, to an unsuspecting public.
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But nowhere was the marriage of agitprop and socialist alchemy more explicit than in the higher education system. This isn't ipse dixit – it's verifiable fact. William F. Buckley, Jr. said: It's on college campuses "that we see how a number of energetic social innovators, plugging their grand designs, succeeded over the years in capturing the liberal intellectual imagination. And since ideas rule the world, the ideologues, having won over the intellectual class, simply walked in and started to run things. Run just about everything. There never was an age of conformity quite like this one, or a camaraderie quite like the Liberals."
The domestic terrorists of the '60s – those who were rioting in our streets and taking university buildings hostage – were not bums from the gutter. They were from the most elite Ivy League schools, and they were from those schools when it took personal wealth to attend them.
Nikita Khrushchev famously said that Communists would bury America, and do it without firing a shot. But he said something else that should have stirred more concern. He said: "Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically opposing views get together and shake hands, the contradictions between our systems will simply melt away? What kind of daydream is that?"
Daydream indeed, but that is exactly what many in the conservative movement expect will happen. They expect reason and rationale to overcome socialism, but it will not. Socialists have visceral hatred for conservative opinions, and they especially detest those of us who are unyielding in our condemnation of their lies. We must be aggressively relentless in our presentation of truth, if we are to overcome the darkness of the socialism of Obama, et al., that threatens to devour us.
As Buckley said, "I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors – never to the authority or political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth."