You’re the President of the United States…and you have just barely won your second term, by promising to lasso the moon (a la George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life”).
So, now that the suckers actually believed your Santa Claus impression , you’re in the catbird seat and you rightfully feel that you can do any doggone thing that you want to.
As you sit there, reveling in your glory, you remember what you promised the suckers when you were running for your first term, in 2008. Back then, you promised that you would radically change America.
You also told some guy named Joe in Ohio, who said he was a plumber that “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody”.
But, how do you get to the point to where you can realize your plans? After all, this isn’t a bunch of weak-kneed Europeans you’re dealing with.These are freedom-loving Americans, whom, as you said at a fundraiser, were “bitterly clinging” to their Bibles and guns.
You’ve already thrown a ton of money at the ones who already support you. At this point, they’ can’t live without all the “Hope and Change” you’ve been giving them, like a pusher gives addicts free drugs until they’re hooked.
But, what are you going to do with the rest of the citizenzy…the ones who see you for who you really are, are not impressed, and refuse to “get with the program”?
At this point, you have what you believe is a brilliant idea: You remember that lessons you learned from your grandparents and your next door neighbor in Hawaii, Frank Marshall Davis: When in doubt…refer back to Marx and Lenin.
1. Ridicule the Proletariat’s religion and regulate it out of everyday life. Make sure any laws you pass, accomplish this.
Obamacare was a good start. Force those Christians to offer contraception and abortiafacients in the Health Insurance they offer to their employees. And, while you’re at it, force them to accept deviant sexual behavior as “normal” and “natural”.
It would be bourgeois narrow-mindedness to forget that the yoke of religion that weighs upon mankind is merely a product and reflection of the economic yoke within society. No number of pamphlets and no amount of preaching can enlighten the proletariat, if it is not enlightened by its own struggle against the dark forces of capitalism. Unity in this really revolutionary struggle of the oppressed class for the creation of a paradise on earth is more important to us than unity of proletarian opinion on paradise in heaven.
That is the reason why we do not and should not set forth our atheism in our Programme; that is why we do not and should not prohibit proletarians who still retain vestiges of their old prejudices from associating themselves with our Party. We shall always preach the scientific world-outlook, and it is essential for us to combat the inconsistency of various “Christians”.
…The revolutionary proletariat will succeed in making religion a really private affair, so far as the state is concerned. And in this political system, cleansed of medieval mildew, the proletariat will wage a broad and open struggle for the elimination of economic slavery, the true source of the religious humbugging of mankind. – Lenin
2. Convince the Middle Class (Proletariat) that the Wealthy (Bourgeois) are holding them down and are evil. And, all good things come from the State. (Politboro)
The deal we are about to strike will raise taxes on the rich. But, the fiscal imbalances we face remain unsatisfactorily large. So, I will ask for more tax increases on the rich later. President Barack Hussein Obama
Between equal rights force decides. Hence is it that in the history of capitalist production, the determination of what is a working-day, presents itself as the result of a struggle, a struggle between collective capital, i.e., the class of capitalists, and collective labour, i.e., the working-class. – Marx, Das Kapital
3. Indoctrinate the children
…I know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. And for those of you in kindergarten, or starting middle or high school, it’s your first day in a new school, so it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. I imagine there are some seniors out there who are feeling pretty good right now — (applause) — with just one more year to go. And no matter what grade you’re in, some of you are probably wishing it were still summer and you could’ve stayed in bed just a little bit longer this morning.
I know that feeling. When I was young, my family lived overseas. I lived in Indonesia for a few years. And my mother, she didn’t have the money to send me where all the American kids went to school, but she thought it was important for me to keep up with an American education. So she decided to teach me extra lessons herself, Monday through Friday. But because she had to go to work, the only time she could do it was at 4:30 in the morning. – President Barack Hussein Obama, September 8, 2009. Address to America’s School Children
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. – Lenin
4. Disarm the citizenry. – A man with a gun is a citizen, a man without a gun is a subject. – D. Michael Wiechman May 14, 1996
I’d like to get it done in the first year. I will put forward a very specific proposal based on the recommendations that Joe Biden’s task force is putting together as we speak. And so this is not something that I will be putting off. –President Barack Hussein Obama
One man with a gun can control 100 without one. – Lenin
Okay, by now, you may be saying, “Well, KJ’s officially a couple of fries short of a Happy Meal.”
Norman Matoon Thomas (1884-1968) was a six-time Presidential Candidate representing the Socialist Party of America. In a campaign interview in 1948, he said the following:
The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.- Ronald Reagan
Until He Comes,