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Wednesday
Nov282012

Can the GOP meet the challenge of ‘Wage Class War’ extremists?

Victims of Communism Memorial, North Capitol St., NW, Washington, D.C. (Photo: Carol M. Highsmith; U.S. Library of Congress Digital Collection)History abounds with stories about political movements that pit one class of people against another. Some of the cruelest tyrants in history gained power by pitting class against class on the basis of skin color, religious creed, ethnicity and other factors.

That is what we are experiencing in America at the hands of Democrats. Perpetual Leftists  founded a website, ‘Wage Class War,’ as a tactic in the political war to gain control of what has been the most prosperous country in modern times.

Two well-heeled Leftists, Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey, are at the helm of ‘Wage Class War,’ backed by Hollywood and other one-percenters. Extremists seems too kind a word.

The Wage Class War home page gives an idea of the propaganda used so effectively to return President Barack Obama and many of his fellow Democrats to office in 2012 [boldface added]:

“But looking back, we are likely to see this as the first of the class warfare elections of our new Gilded Age of extreme inequality. A besieged middle class is increasingly aware that the rules are rigged against them. They are increasingly skeptical of politicians and parties, and believe — not incorrectly — that Washington is largely bought and sold. But they are looking for champions.”

Ironically, every policy this movement has is actually a negative for the very people supporters claim to help. The Left built low income enclaves—go visit one to see the “prosperity” this movement will bring to our country.

The single mother relying on welfare may get more in benefits, but she will lose what she gained and more every time she goes to the grocery, pays her electric bill, pays for any medical device or fills up her gas tank. If she owns a home, it is quite possibly worth far less than she paid for it, courtesy of a housing bubble almost entirely crafted by Leftists.

Nothing Democrats have done or propose to do will really benefit the middle class. On the contrary, the party and its president appear to be obsessed with eradicating the upper middle class sector that isn’t part of the political class. As regulations multiply like groupies at a rock concert, no one will be more disadvantaged than mom-and-pop small businesses.

At present, Democrats are demanding “more revenue,” code word for “taxes.” Effective messaging, with most media as a tool, has convinced Americans the rich should pay, as Obama said, “just a little bit more.” As Democrats encourage what amounts to wholesale thievery of an economic class already paying the majority of income taxes, the public appears to be fine with looting, at least as long as no one’s looting their own wallets.

Ironically, this administration’s policies loot everyone’s wallet.

Today’s Democrat Party is an awesome structure funded by some of the wealthiest people in the world, manipulated by megacorporations, many of whom are recipients of taxpayer dollars. Even Warren Buffett, poster senior for financial success, benefited from taxpayer dollars in the bailouts.

Nothing good has come of this.

Did you know  Washington, D.C. is both the wealthiest district in the U.S. and at the same time, the biggest recipient of food stamps? What does that tell you about Democrats' eagerness to redistribute wealth?

Something Karl Marx wrote more than a century ago perfectly describes Democrats’ winning tactics in 2012 [boldface added]:

“Large-scale industry concentrates in one place a crowd of people unknown to one another. Competition divides their interests. But the maintenance of wages, this common interest which they have against their boss, unites them in a common thought of resistance—combination.... Combinations, at first isolated, constitute themselves into groups ... and in face of always united capital, the maintenance of the association becomes more necessary to them [i.e., the workers] than that of wages.... In this struggle—a veritable civil war—all the elements necessary for coming battle unite and develop. Once it has reached this point, association takes on a political character. (Marx, The Poverty of Philosopy, 1847)”

If Democrats succeed, not only with redistributing wealth rightfully earned, the only result we should expect is tyranny. The door has opened wide already, with the passage of the ObamaCare Tax Bill. It swings a bit wider as Democrats wage full-scale war on freedom of speech.

If you’re a Democrat voter, ask yourself if you’d like to live in Cuba, Venezuela or China. The current political and economic climate of those countries will be our own if Democrat power is not checked.

As the federal government grew to a bloated, wasteful and inept bureaucracy, freedom began to shrink. Obama says he cares about social justice and wage disparity. Ironically, his party’s policies helped create and perpetuate the conditions he criticizes.

There’s a question troubling many of us. Can the GOP, currently the only party capable of challenging Democrats, meet the challenge of the coming class war sparked by Leftist extremists?

There’s only one outcome if we fail, and none of us will benefit from it, other than the political titans, both domestic and foreign, looting the U.S. Treasury and the American people purely for greed and power.

At the moment, the U.S. government cannot effectively manage existing "revenue." Yet this president and his party want more from people already doing more than their "fair share" of work.

It is often said that socialism leads to communism, an ideology that dismisses the individual as an asset, relying instead on what politicians determine as the "common good." Nothing good has ever come of that either, unless you're a Leftist extremist interested in population control via murdering the masses.

(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Nov. 28, 2012)

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