Progressives call for Seizure of Private Industry
The attack on America continues faster than I can bring it to you.. Rosie O'Donnell is calling for BP assets to be seized immediately and for Obama to issue an executive order nationalizing the industry.
“Seize their assets today, take over the country, I don't care. Issue an executive order. Say BP, guess what. Call it socialism, call it communism, call it anything you want. Let's watch Rush Limbaugh explode on TV when he talks. Seize their assets today, take over the country, I don't care. Issue an executive order. Say BP, guess what. “
Now granted we all know Rosie is a complete loon, but she is not alone.
Robert Reich-“We need to have government take BP's operations over at least until this is solved. ”
…and others that let slip what they are all about.
Maxine Waters-“And guess what this Liberal would be all about? This Liberal would be all about socializing…er, uh. [Pauses for several moments] …would be about… [pause] … basically… taking over, and the government running all of your companies.”
Bill Maher-“But yeah, they are talking about 60 votes, forget this stuff, 60. You can't get Americans to agree on anything 60%. 60% of people don't believe in evolution in this country. He just needs to drag them to it. Like I just said, they're stupid. Just drag them to this. Get healthcare done, you know, with or without them. Make the gang of six an offer they can't refuse. This Max Baucus guy, he needs to wake up tomorrow with an intern's head in his bed. “
The Constitution was meant to slow down the Government so they can’t use “crises” to usurp the will of the people.
As Rahm Emanuel said “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.”
The left is running out of time. They are getting impatient. They want their Socialist utopia and they want it now.
This is Progressive styled Socialism..
“Victor Wallis asks, "what can we do without?" Wallis wants to imagine what professions our society could eliminate if it were really to make a maximum effort to put "an end to the wasteful consumption of resources and energy" . So here is what he suggests ending:
* The advertising industry, together with private insurance, banking, and associated communications, acounting, and legal services;
* The construction, resource-use, and services arising from the automobile/ shopping mall/ suburban sprawl complex;
* Excess energy use arising from the global integration of production processes and from over-reliance on long-distance trade;
* The development of a highly specialized fuel-intensive agriculture with heavy reliance on chemical fertilizers and pesticides;
* Certain fuel-intensive, typically macho recreational activities giving their users an artificial sense of power (car-racing, snowmobiles, jet-skis, speedboats, etc.);
* A growing sector of purely status-related luxuries, defined as such by (a) their frivolity -- including pandering to sexist or racist norms (e.g. cosmetic surgery to disguise age or ethnicity) -- and (b) their highly restrictive prices;
* The police, private protection, penal, and military services built up in response to the threat and/or the reality of challenges -- whether individual (delinquent) or collective (revolutionary) -- to concentrated private wealth;
* Whatever proportion of general production (and construction) or ancillary services -- including health care -- is accounted for by demands placed upon the system, or upon individuals, by the abovementioned practices.
“We need to be out there with our own educational institutions, our social get-togethers, our outlets for direct action, our think-tanks. We need to be looking to the next election, to which hindrances in Congress are going to be tossed out of office, and to how we are going to get new people elected to fill their spots. We need something that will appeal, in radical fashion, to the hopes and dreams of the most intelligent fraction of the working class. And that something has got to engage their everyday lives in a way that will lead, down the road, to a more democratic and ecologically sane world for all which will exist outside of the corporate order in eventual hopes of replacing it.” “The marxist tradition, however, has an intellectual tool which is far more useful than the traditional marxist utopia, and this is called historical materialism. Historical materialism is a method of interpreting history: it is the ability to glean from the historical record a "natural history" of human behavior, and to extract from it a set of trends which fit the metaphor of historical momentum. Historical materialism, then, offers progressives a version of reality which can help them make sense of their own utopian ideals.”
Progressives like Megan McCain who “are like Progressive because I like progress and stuff” are generally harmless idiots. Others like Rahm Emanuel, Van Jones, Andy Stern and others are much more dangerous.
Obama idea of a centralized government, of wealth redistribution and spending that goes on forever which will lead to taxation all leads to the same place that the Collective Farms did. The Soviet Union believed that it could control everything, but the more they tried to control, the less control they actually had.
“Centralized planning made sure that corruption and inefficiency were distributed from the top down through a long bureaucratic chain in which everyone took their cut, and no one was responsible, except for the scapegoats.” “ementing the socialist system on top of the existing economic system. It is the same old disaster of feeding everything and everyone into the great big machine of government, and expecting it to somehow spit out Utopia. A plan that fails every time.
An Army officer in Vietnam said, “In order to save the village, we had to destroy the village.” The new Obama economic agenda is, “We must destroy the economy in order to save the economy.” The truth is that what the economy needs to be saved most of all… is from them.Daniel Greenfield