Posts Tagged ‘communism’

Stan MonteithFrom the August 9, 2012 episode of Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith, he said (at 27:16):

I’ve seen my FBI file — I was able to get hold of it, 20 years ago. Page after page after page, blacked out in the name of national security. But the one thing they did have is every time I’d ever given a talk any place and there was an article in the paper, they had the clippings on all the talks I’d given. They knew more about me than I knew about myself, and this was 20 years ago. And what was my crime? Well, I was a patriot, and I was around talking about the dangers of communism.

For more on Dr. Stan Monteith, see my articles:

1) Dr. Stan Monteith on Judge Andrew Napolitano: “Is he another plant in the conservative movement?”

2) Dr. Stan Monteith: “I’m sure that they’ve infiltrated and neutralized Ron Paul’s political candidacy”

3) Dr. Stan Monteith: “Most of the conservative organizations have been infiltrated”

4) Dr. Stan Monteith: “I want you to know, we are not tax deductible, because we want to be able to tell you the truth”

5) Dr. Stan Monteith on Lyndon LaRouche: “He is, I believe, part of the controlled opposition”

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Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek in Liverpool.

Slovenian philosopher and self-described communist, Slavoj Zizek, was interviewed by Charlie Rose on October 26, 2011.

Slavoj Zizek is here. He is a philosopher who describes himself as a complicated communist.

Now, here’s why:

At 17:24:

The 20th century communism was — it did some good things here and there: universal education, blah, blah — but basically, let’s face it — it was a fiasco.

At 20:41:

I’m not just blindly anti-capitalism, let’s be serious. Capitalism is the most productive social order in the history of humanity.

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If you heard a Marxist, would you know it?

Meet Ted Rall, cartoonist and author of the new book, The Anti-American Manifesto, who was recently interviewed on Culture Shocks. Despite the host saying that Rall’s book isn’t really anti-American, Rall’s statements show otherwise.

At the end of the first segment, he called for a minimum wage equal to a maximum wage.

I think there should be a minimum wage and a maximum wage, and they should both be the same number.

That is, one of the two main components added to socialism that make it communism — equal pay for all. The other component is the abolition of private property.

He also called for a 100% marginal tax rate. That is, 100% of your income over a certain amount would be fully taxed. He clearly shows no understanding of human nature, in that very few would want to work very much beyond the point that all monetary compensation for their efforts is for others.

In the second segment, he called King George III a “liberal reformer,” despite the Declaration of Independence pointing out his many misdeeds.

He said, “I think that the Constitution needs to be swept aside as well,” and;

It’s not to say that I wouldn’t like to see a lot of elements from it in a new government,” whereupon he cited freedom of the press and the Second Amendment. Though, in his case, I’m fairly certain his interpretation of it excludes an individual right to keep and bear arms.

In the third segment, he said the Detroit automakers shouldn’t be allowed to make a car that isn’t a hybrid. That’s socialism — the control of the means of production and distribution.

You have to listen to his tone of voice to hear his combination of intense frustration, and, dedication to his cause.

Yes, there really are Marxists in America, and Ted Rall is one of them, and a bold one at that.

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The first step in my health care reform plan is simply this: recognizing that health care is not a right.

How can I be so cruel as to say that? How can anyone be so cruel as to say otherwise?

To say that health care is a right means that you have a right to someone else’s labour. Do others have a right to your labour, or is your labour your own, to use it as you see fit?

Communism is a system that holds that some have the right to the labour of others. Communism co-founder, Karl Marx, stated in 1875: “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

I understand the well-meaning intentions of those who say that health care is, and should be, a right. However, a right is an entitlement. How can you be entitled to the work of a doctor, a nurse, or any other health professional, as a matter of birth?

If health care truly was a right, then that was quite the oversight by the Founding Fathers of the United States, in not including it in the Bill of Rights in 1789. But it wasn’t an oversight. They recognized that it wasn’t a right.

The consequence of recognizing that health care is not a right, I believe, is to put the focus back where it properly belongs, as to who is ultimately responsible for their own health — the individual. There are those who are unable to properly care for themselves, as there has been since the dawn of time. Those people should be appropriately cared for, as matter of public interest, not as a matter of right, as well as all others. But just because it’s in the public interest to take care of all individuals, doesn’t make it a right, nor necessitate the method of care.

These days, health care is often taken to mean expensive diagnostic equipment, treatment with expensive drugs, expensive private health care plans with high overhead, and unsustainable government health plans, such as Medicare, which, as I previously documented, cost 744% more by 1990 than previously estimated at its inception, in 1965.

Modern health care has regressed from the basic principles of the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, who stated: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Instead of a proactive, preventative approach to health by the individual, the focus has regressed to a reactive, expensive third-party approach, and this must change.

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Think capitalism came into the lexicon from the work of Adam Smith? Think again. Capitalism is the new kid on the block relative to socialism and communism.

According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, the word capitalism was first used in 1877 — 87 years after the death of Adam Smith. The word socialism was first used in 1837, and communism in 1840.

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