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Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Communist Manifesto

 Ten Planks of Marx and Engel’s Communist Manifesto

Democracy, Globalism or Communism; pick only one. We progress from Democracy to Globalization to Technocracy to totalitarian Socialism or Communism. We seem to already be halfway there without even noticing. Dystopia, be careful what you wish for. Note the ten planks of Manifesto. Marx called it dialectic materialism, a formula for endless subversion. Dystopia entails loss of freedom, equality under slavery or death and full obedience to the state. Our independence, freedom and Democracy are still worth fighting for, but how? 

The burning debate is not Left or Right, but rather globalization or the Constitution, internationalism or nationalism.

1.     Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.

2.     A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3.     Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4.     Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5.     Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly

6.     Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state.

7.     Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8.     Equal obligation of all to work.  Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9.     Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

10.  Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.

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