The Weekly Sedition

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

The Former Soviet Union as a Force for Good?!

Filed under: History, Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:41 AM

Just when you thought there was no one left to advocate for the former Soviet Union —

No, that wasn’t posted by some 90-year-old veteran of the Great Patriotic War.

That picture of “Captain USSR” was most likely posted by an American twentysomething or thirtysomething, and then was “re-tweeted” by another American thirtysomething, one Matt Kuehnel, who had previously fronted for the “Libertarian Socialist Caucus” in the Libertarian Party.

No, I’m NOT making any of this up.


Sunday, 24 August 2008

Is Communism Dead?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — weeklysedition @ 7:18 PM

Recently, I received a letter from Christina Groth, chair of the Libertarian Party of Lea County, New Mexico. The following was attached —
Is Communism dead?
Judge for yourself!
The ten planks of the Communist Manifesto:

  1. Abolition of private property: The EPA, the United Nations Biodiversity Treaty, the Wildlands Project, Endangered Species Act, environmental fraud, eminent domain.
  2. A heavy progessive or graduated income tax: self-explanatory — just ask the IRS.
  3. Abolition of all right of inheritance: inheritance / estate tax — just ask the IRS.
  4. Confiscation of property of all emigrants and rebels: Asset forfeiture laws, IRS liens and levies — just ask the California farmer who ran over a rat while plowing his field.
  5. Centralization of credit and money: The Federal Reserve System
  6. Government control of communcations and transport: The FCC, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration holding states hostage by threatening to withhold highway funds.
  7. Government ownership of factories and agriculture: Just try to get out of farm programs. NAFTA, GATT, and the World Trade Organization have allowed the wholesale gutting of America’s manufacturing base. A group of seven companies control the bulk of the food distribution from field to stomach.
  8. Government control of labor: 48 to 51 percent of the population now depend on or work for a government entity.
  9. Regional planning and corporate farms: Interstate compacts, dissolving of political boundaries, unelected Councils of governments.
  10. Government control of education: Goals 2000, Outcome Based Education, failed public schools, lowering of test scores so things don’t look so bad.