I have given up my one man quest to protect the English language from right wing Visigoths who insist in raping, pillaging, and burning their way through the dictionary - corrupting definitions and creating havoc with meaning while doing their utmost to make intelligent discourse impossible... ...Case in point: Today’s blow up over the flag at Ground Zero being pulled up before President Obama spoke. Or something. Doug Ross, among others, rushed into the fray after a tweet from ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper that read; “One minute to air and they decided to take the flag down from the live shot!” ...[A]n excitable and indignant Ross wrote:
'This administration and, by extension, the Democrat Party are now so thoroughly divorced from the history, traditions and morals of America that we might as well admit the Marxist left has executed a successful coup d’état on this Republic.'
The mindlessness, the out of control idiocy represented in that one comment says volumes about many on the right, who toss around words like “Marxist” and concepts like “coup d’etat” as casually as if they were discussing the weather...
...It is doubtful that Ross, or any of the bloggers who linked and aped his manifestly absurd blog post would know a true Marxist if they came up and bit him... Democrats are Democrats. Marxists are Marxists ... What concerns me and should concern anyone with any reverence for the English language, is that jamokes like Ross - and there are thousands of them on the right who use these ill-chosen descriptives every day - are either too ignorant to know what the real definitions of “socialist,” “communist,” and “Marxist” are.
For a man who prides himself on verbal precision, Moran slings invective with the best of any "right wing Visigoth". But that said, Moran seems to have been in suspended animation since the thirties, when the Democrats launched their first major attack on the Constitution with Wickard v. Filburn.
The path the modern, MoveOn-controlled Democrat Party is on today was presciently described by Stuart Chase in 1942. He wrote that the agenda of the Fabian Socialists -- who had launched a counter-revolution against America's founding -- was to create an authoritarian and completely centralized government apparatus. The tenets of the Fabian Socialists were codified as follows:
• Strong, centralized government
• Government-controlled banking, credit and securities exchange (like Dodd-Frank, etc.)
• Government control over employment (like the "Employee Free Choice Act" and NLRB efforts to increase unionization of the workplace)
• Unemployment insurance, old age pensions (like 99-week unemployment benefits, Social Security, easy access to welfare)
• Universal medical care, food and housing programs (like Obamacare, food stamps, HUD)
• Access to unlimited government borrowing (like massive deficits)
• A managed monetary system (like an opaque Federal Reserve)
• Government control over foreign trade (like China tariffs)
• Government control over natural energy sources, transportation and agricultural production (like drilling moratoriums, the EPA's regime of "Cap-and-Trade")
• Government regulation of labor (like the Wagner Act, monopolistic power of trade unions, et. al.)
• and Heavy progressive taxation (like our current tax code, the most "progressive" of all Western countries).
Rick, the policies of the modern Democrat Party are absolutely synonymous with Marxism. And that's not just my opinion, that's the take of historians and Constitutional attorneys like David Limbaugh and Mark Levin.
In his review of the seminal work Liberty & Tyranny, David Solway describes the road on which the modern Democrat Party is traveling in words even Moran can understand.
The Statist ... is preoccupied not with liberty but with equality. “In his war against the individual, the free market and ultimately the civil society,” Levin writes, the “Statist must claim the power to make that which is unequal equal and that which is imperfect perfect.” The problem is that the Statist is interested not only in equality of opportunity, to which no reasonable person could object (assuming that opportunity is not manipulated to favor one class of persons over another, as, for example, affirmative action), but in equality of outcome, which sanctions the massive interventions of the state into the private domain.
Every legitimate forecaster -- from Moody's to Peter Orszag -- describes America's fiscal condition as critical. And why is that?
Could it be that the Democrat Fabian Socialist principles of wealth redistribution, limitless welfare, open borders, "Great Society", universal health care, and dozens of other failed entitlement programs are bankrupting this Republic?
So, Rick, next time you opine on wordsmithing, take the 30 seconds to compare the agenda of the Fabian Socialists with that of the modern Democrat Party. Because you couldn't separate the two with a freaking crowbar.
The Democrat's failed, Marxist policies have cost American taxpayers untold trillions of dollars and simultaneously breached the firewalls of the Constitution.
So, Rick, please: read Federalist 45 and tell me you can come to any other conclusion that today's Democrats are the avowed, open enemies of the Constitution. This ain't your pappy's Democrat Party any more.
So man up, and quit acting like a Keystone Word-Cop. These Democrats are freaking Marxists as certain as Michael Moore is a morbidly obese Communist sympathizer.
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