In The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx theorized that a social class is formed when its members achieve class consciousness and solidarity. This happens when those who make up the social class decide that they are being used and abused by those who hold power over them, by means of money or station in life. That is when the class conflict, or class warfare begins.
That social class will then bond together over their shared interests and form a common identity.
Per Marx, that lower or working class (the Proletariat) will then rise up against those that are exploiting them (the bourgeoisie).
In Marxist theory, the stage after the proletarian revolution when a society is changing from capitalism to communism, marked by pay distributed according to work done rather than need, is called socialism.
Norman Mattoon Thomas, six-time Socialist candidate for president, said the following in a 1944 speech:
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 … The Democratic Party has adopted our (Socialist) platform.
With the support of a once-noble political party that has been taken over by Far Left Radicals, and a once-objective Fourth Estate, which has morphed into a government-backed propaganda arm, flooding television, radio, internet, and print sources with Obama worship, misinformation, and downright lies, about both the Lightbringer’s accomplishments and anyone who dares to oppose him (ask Sarah Palin…and Mitt Romney), that the shear audacity of it all would make Goebbels blush, Obama has been on a mission to turn “the Shining City on a Hill” into a third-world barrio, and the transformation of the Greatest Country in the World into just another Democratic Socialist nation, such as can be found in Europe.
However, there may be hope that the brakes will be put on Obama’s Crazy Train.
Foxnews.com reports that
Congressional Republicans on Sunday pummeled President Obama’s plan to increase taxes on America’s highest wage earners, dismissing the proposal as not serious and a “non-starter.”
The plan was released late Saturday by the White House and attempts to increase taxes on the top earners and others to pay for cuts for the middle class.
The president is scheduled to further explain the plan on Tuesday night in his State of the Union address.
“The notion … that in order for some people to do better, someone has to do worse is just not true,” Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Raising taxes on people that are successful is not going to make people that are struggling more successful. … It would also be counter-productive.”
Among the other Obama proposals are increasing the investment tax rate, eliminating a tax break on inheritances, giving a tax credit to working families and expanding the child care tax credit — in total roughly $320 billion in tax hikes over the next 10 years.
The president also wants to impose a financial fee on some of the country’s largest financial firms. His full fiscal 2016 budget is scheduled to be released to the GOP-led Congress next month.
However, the centerpiece of the proposal is to increase to 28 percent the capital gains and dividends rate on couples making more than $500,000 a year. The top capital gains rate has already been raised from 15 percent to 23.8 percent during Obama’s presidency.
Rubio on Sunday also criticized Obama’s recent proposal to offer some Americans free community college tuition.
“I’m all for reforming our higher education system,” said Rubio, a potential 2016 presidential candidate. “In the 21st century, to have the skills you need for a middle-class job, you need higher education of some form or fashion. It may not be a four-year degree. The problem is he just wants to pour that additional money into the broken, existing system.”
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, called the plan “a non-starter.”
“We’re not just one good tax increase away from prosperity in this nation,” Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
He also argued that elected officials need to “quit spending this money that we don’t have.”
As Bill Flax wrote back in March of 2012, on americanthinker.org, Obama’s political philosophy speaks for itself,
Every fiscal policy from sundry stimulus programs to tax credits is steeply progressive. Obama champions wealth-redistribution and punitively taxing the affluent, even as political reality prevents implementing his complete agenda. Still, spending relentlessly rises long after the recession’s end, propelling government dependency to record heights. Meanwhile, regulatory impositions grow ever more invasive, further extending Leviathan’s lurching grasp.
The administration’s rhetorical assaults on business and repeated allusions to Republicans or the rich as “enemies” betray Marxist moorings. To Obama, profits represent not satisfied customers, but swindles; businesses are “greedy” until proven innocent. Acquittals come via campaign contributions or penance to progressive causes. Those who cooperate obtain ObamaCare waivers and lucrative public contracts; those who won’t get vilification from the presidential bully pulpit.
The desensitization and placating of the Middle Class, as it was in classic Marxist Theory, has been a key element, of both the Obama Administration and the Modern Democratic Party.
By taking the ambition of the Middle Class away, by offering a “safe and comfortable” cradle-to-grave Nanny-State, “Uncle Sugar” Federal Government, Obama and the Democrats have tried to buy American voters by giving them bribes of free Obamaphones, paychecks for not working, free food, etc.
Unfortunately, even with Obama’s Presidency swirling around the proverbial porcelain receptacle, there is still a great percentage of American voters who will buy Obama’s con game and be content with this “Mother’s milk”, instead of yearning for the thrill and the challenge of the hunt for American Individual Success and Freedom.
As has always been the case, the will and exceptionalism of the American people will be the way out of our woeful economic plight and into a bright future for our children and grandchildren, not Obama and his Administration’s “benevolent” bribery.
Until He Comes,