Today I’d like to discuss the “ten planks of communism” as Karl Marx wrote them in his “Communist Manifesto”. Marx wrote his manifesto in 1848 after being exiled from Paris for his radical ideas in 1843, only to be exiled from Cologne again 1849. He wrote these ten planks as a sort of guide to tearing down a free enterprise system to replace it with a system of all-powerful omnipotent government. So it could be assumed that if these are a guide for establishing a communist society they could also be used to test whether a society has become communist or not, which means if all ten are in effect and in force, then we are all practicing communism, whether we like it or not.

1.) Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.

The federal government already owns 1/8 of the total land in the United States. The rights of private individuals to property in America are already being eroded, through taxation, escheat (the state taking over ownership of property if the property owner dies without a will), eminent domain (which does say the government can’t seize private property without payment, but you still don’t have a choice in turning over the property), police power (which relates to things like zoning codes, air and land traffic regulations, and health, safety, and sanitary regulations, these usually are put forth for “general welfare” and while some make sense others are needless intrusions of property rights). It’s with the police power that private property rights are being obviously ignored by the state and local governments, such damaging political action often reduces the owner’s property value without just compensation.

2.) A heavy progressive or graduated income tax

Here in the United states we might know this plank as paying your “fair share” as it has been renamed by our People’s Commissar In Chief. You know that whole thing about the rich needing to pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes (graduated income tax) because…. well he never really says why, but I’m sure there is a really good reason that those people deserve to keep their hard-earned property less than you do. Sounds familiar, does it not?

3.) Abolition of all rights of inheritance

This is known as the Federal & State Estate Tax and limited inheritance due to arbitrary inheritance tax status. The socialists hate private wealth and they believe the thing that makes a nation great is its spending, so if it lets people decide where their money is spent then its a waste. Which is funny because that’s exactly what Barrack Obama said about what makes America great.

4.) Confiscation of all emigrants and rebels property

In America we call this government seizures, tax liens, Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive Order 11490, section 1205, which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process. Asset forfeiture laws are used by DEA, IRS, ATF, etc.)

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

We would know this as the Federal Reserve which is a privately owned credit/debt system allowed by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. All local banks are members of the Fed system and are regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) another privately owned corporation. The Federal Reserve banks issue fiat paper money. (money that gets its value from the government basically just saying, “OK this piece of paper will be $20” and doesn’t have a real world value, basically the same as monopoly money)

6.) Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the hands of the State

Right here in the good ole U S of A we would know this as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) mandated through the ICC Act of 1887, the Commissions Act of 1934, the Interstate Commerce Commission established in 1938, The Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Executive Orders 11490, 10999, as well as State mandated driver’s licenses and Department of Transportation regulations.

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

This is what we call the Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture the difference being that the US government has exchanged “controlled or subsidized” for “owned”. This plank is seen in these as well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations.

8.) Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture

In America we have the Minimum Wage and slave labor like dealing with our trade partner Communist China. We see it in practice via the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. Then we have the socialist unions who will do anything to stay in power and have been known to be at the beck and call of the man occupying the office of the president, and are willing to fight in the streets when directed to do so.

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

This can be recognized as the Planning Reorganization act from 1949, zoning and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 and Public law 89-136. These provide for forced relocations and, believe it or not, forced sterilization programs, just like our pall China.

10.) Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor. Combination of education with industrial production.

This is what we Americans call “public” schools, in reality they are force-tax-funded schools. Even our private schools are government regulated. Their purpose is to train the young to work for the common debt system and to indoctrinate them to be loyal to the government and never question what they are told. They are taught propaganda such as “majority rule” and “pay your fair share” which comes from the Communist tagline “from each according to his ability, too each according to their need” pure Marxist jargon. As for the combination of education with industrial production; the “public” school system was instituted for the burgeoning industrial world. They wanted to create a system that would produce a certain amount of skilled labor and a certain amount of unskilled labor, they didn’t want to educate the population to the point that they could ever stand up to the rule of the system, in other words they did not want educated voters, which is where the new term of uninformed voters comes from. The majority of voters don’t even know how the three branches of government work and that’s how they want it. For those who haven’t seen it I recommend ‘Waiting For Superman” it’s a documentary on the government school system that is really touching as well as revealing.

Those are Marx’s 10 steps to Communism and if America doesn’t qualify on all 10 steps we are well on our way to fulfilling the great dream of Communism.

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