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Collectivist Anarchists such as Mikhail Bakunin (Statism and Anarchy, 1873), along with Communists Karl Marx, Frederich Engels  (Communist Manifesto-1848; Capital, Volume 1-1867, Volume 2-1885, Volume 3-1894) and others were justly disturbed by the cruel, sometimes vicious exploitation of working people they believed to be the direct, inevitable result of capitalism at the hands of the bourgeoisie.  Without getting into  complex socioeconomic theories debated among pioneers of Socialism, Anarchism, Syndicalism, etc., let’s agree that generally speaking, the prevailing discourse at the time (19th Century) was wage earner (proletariat) versus wage provider (capitalist/bourgeoisie) and the ensuing class struggle.

Marx didn’t so much promote Communism as predict it.  Some of Marx’s predictions came to pass, but much of his perceived future came down through history very differently.  For example;  Marx correctly foresaw the inevitable rise of monopoly capitalism, but the destruction of small business and wage earner wealth did not wholly diminish as he thought it would.  While corrupt monopolies did flourish, small and medium businesses also flourished and worker earnings grew significantly.  It turns out, all boats tend to rise under free market capitalism in spite of corruption and unfair advantage.  The revolution never materialized, but the despicable evolution is alive and well, though of a very different nature than Marx thought.

Marx and others opined that the proletariat would violently revolt or as Bernstein, Gramsci and others opined, non-violently evolve with the workers taking control of the State; destroying private property ownership; ending inequality; finally ending the need for a State entirely; the result being a prosperous paradise.  Marx and Engels realized that the State as an intermediate step would for some period of time have to be frighteningly powerful, but then would magically go away as it realized it was no longer necessary.  What Karl Marx envisioned happening, up to the powerful State part, in my humble opinion, did in fact happen, is happening – just not at all the way he imagined.

It never occurred to Marx that the bourgeoisie, or as I call them today, the Elite, the world’s dynastic families, the Oligarchy, the Plutocracy – would identify Communism or more generally Collectivism as the ideal mechanism for obtaining total monopoly control of all governments, resources, people and wealth on earth.  Marx never saw that coming.  His students and academic adherents still don’t see it; but the Elite see it and use it perfectly to their greedy advantage.  Marx’s important work provided the Elite, the world’s largest, most corrupt transnational monopoly owners a road map, a business plan by which they could hope to rule the world.  And as we can all see, they are trying their inbred best to make that happen.

Main Street citizens, for the most part are busy raising families, earning a living, recreating and so forth.  They don’t pay much attention to political ideology nor its impact on legislation, regulation, taxation or their lives.  The inbred Elite on the other hand, may have more money than brains or honor, but they do pay attention.  The Elite realized in about a minute that Marx’s vision could be a wonderful thing for them – if they could manage history as a self-fulfilling prophesy with themselves as controllers of the State rather than workers.  Nothing makes control of populations easier than top-down, centrally controlled government.

The Bolshevik Revolution, Mao’s Revolution and the spread of international communism, now more digestibly called socialism have been and still are entirely funded by the world’s wealthiest Elite; are supported by the Elite through their Foundations, Institutes, think tanks, study groups, associations and of course, as Lenin so aptly exclaimed, the useful idiots of academia.  Good intentions are oft used against us.

MONOPOLY CANNOT SURVIVE FREE MARKET CAPITALISM.  Monopoly requires assistance and protection, usually provided through the wheel chair of corrupt government regulation and taxation, in order to destroy potential competition and provide free reign for price fixing, government policy manipulation, etc.  Marx inadvertently handed the keys for world domination off to the same Elite he so despised;  then we the people gave them the car…the train….the boat….the plane…and everything else to go with all that – and we don’t even realize it.  We think we’re fighting it.

The so-called New World Order (NWO) isn’t a conspiracy.  It’s an effective BANKING/OIL/WAR BUSINESS PLAN operating in plain sight every day of every week.  A plan whose evil strength lies in its ability to go unnoticed; to masquerade as something it’s not, while cloaking it’s impoverishing, enslaving nature in a media cloak of propaganda, entrainment and conditioning.

Capitalism allows for monopoly, but discourages it.  Collectivism not only allows monopoly; but protects and nourishes it.  It’s time as voters we recognize we’re being had.  R’s and D’s are all wholly owned subsidiaries of the Elite Oligarchy.   Main Street has zero representation in D.C.  Transnational monopolies have 500% of the ears in D.C.  That means our elected and appointed officials are usually bribed more than once, hence more than 100% corruption.

I’m not sure how we’re going to fix this, but I do know we Main Street folk better start discussing it and we best exercise a bit of individual, free thinking before casting our 2106 votes in November.  As the late, Aaron Russo said and I’m paraphrasing; Quit being good R’s and D’s.  Start being good Americans.  We owe this to ourselves and the generations to come.  Let’s take back self-governance together as the good, decent people we are.

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We live in a world increasingly referred to as a psyop; a pseudo reality created by various Elite owned media and technology sectors where very few things are what they appear to be or what we are told they are.  Unfortunately, foreign aid appears to be another of those make believe things.  The American people are a generous people who will actually give their lives for others in far away places, when they are convinced of the need to do so.  The world’s dynastic families, many members of whom are demonstrably pathological, take advantage of that generosity and mis-direct it for profit and political power.  And no I don’t abhor profit.  Free market capitalism is the most generous economic system ever devised, but the United States hasn’t seen capitalism or free markets since at least 1913.

America has a completely Fascist political/economic system (our Constitution is dead) where multinational corporate conglomerates monopolize industries via corrupted government regulation and taxation.  Under this parasitical system, hundreds of billions of dollars, trillions over time in supposed foreign aid through organizations such as USAID are nothing more than cover for transnational monopolies to access various selected countries to rape resources and labor.  Most USAID employees, good decent people, don’t know this.  They think they’re doing something good, and to a limited extent they are; but their real role is cover for monopolized blood money and unbounded monopolized earnings.  The enormous aid capital flows are co-opted, skimming 90% or more off the top to local despots, warlords, banks and the multinationals with barely a crumb or two dropping from the greed table down to the people.  In the center of this human disgrace, Elite families and their pawns wade neck deep in narco dollars, weapon’s dollars, oil dollars, de-population and on and on and on.

Foreign aid programs are often, if not usually, just despicable cover for installing despots and warlords friendly to western multi-nationals in small impoverished countries possessing valuable resources.  CIA, MI6, Mossad and NATO, like cockroaches, are always around to coerce leaders, facilitate another invasion,  civil war or whatever chaos is required to gain access, control and finally rape the wealth.  Debt is the primary tool, whereby the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank coordinate and stipulate strict provisions along with bank loans requiring contracts with various multinationals and aid groups for whom aid is very big, very lucrative business.  The American people, of course, are on the hook via D.C. for paying the big banks back on defaulted foreign loans, which 99%  are – defaulted that is.
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“To give food aid to a country just because they are starving is a pretty weak reason”.  {1974 foreign policy statement by Henry Kissinger as U.S. Secretary of State}

In 1993, Bill Clinton announced on the bloody heels of his long-time friend, George H.W. Bush’s OPERATION RESTORE HOPE in oil rich Somalia; “the U.S. military is a force for good”.

Barack Hussein Obama in September of 2009 had his Administration embark on a National Security Strategy of TARGETED KILLING; declared the U.S. was above torture; and instead, simply kidnapped human political/economic obstacles, transferred them to more culturally brutal puppet regimes through a hypocritical policy of cowardice and abuse called rendition.

George W. Bush, in the aftermath of the Oligarchy’s 9/11 attack on America, in his turn coined and strategically married rhetoric such as  “axis of evil” regarding Iraq, Iran and North Korea; “compassionate conservatism”; and of course in his January, 2002 State of the Union Address characterized the “true character of the United States” as demonstrated by the “courage, compassion, strength and resolve” of the American people.  With Main Street on board the national security train, off we went with the misuse of our honored military to Afghanistan and Iraq where we re-vitalized world opium trade and the flow of narco-dollars and more vigilantly protected the financial interests of the Plutocratic BIG BANKING/BIG OIL/BIG WAR money machine.
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To better comprehend how our  money supply is tied to foreign aid programs covering for massive third world debt, which equals huge bank profits and guaranteed transnational monopoly contracts in mining, weapons, drugs, farming, food supply or whatever, we will need to digress into the world of banking and central banking.  U.S. imperialism is veiled by sophisticated covers masquerading as compassionate help, which it rarely is, though the propaganda we call news never mention it and the average citizen has no idea at all what’s going on across the globe in the name of their good faith and credit.

Above we see five career criminals, without conscience, integrity or decency acting in tandem exclusively on behalf of the dynastic Oligarchy families whose political/financial interests they not-so-openly represent; regardless of human or environmental consequence.  On top of this moral tragedy in leadership, as though the West Wing of the White House isn’t despicable enough; we further support, unwittingly, this clever imperialism through 435 Members of the House and 100 U.S. Senators, nearly all of whom are fully complicit in appropriating and approving so-called humanitarian funding (read DEBT) (to knock down the doors of sovereign nations) and misuse our military in service of the world’s largest transnational monopolies, all operating above the law of any country.

WHY? HOW IS THIS ACCOMPLISHED?  How can it be so easy to co-opt decent political candidates, turning them into lazy, corrupt, lying, self-aggrandizing, dangerous politicians?

There is one answer to all three questions.  MONEY!
The BIG BANKS  own the politicians.  Period.  The banks control the money supply;  add in a bit of cushy insider trading, favorable press coverage, protected privilege and voila; the big banks own the legislation, regulation and discriminatory tax system – and we the people are reduced to feudal serfs, just as Jefferson predicted more than 200 years ago.

It’s important as American citizens and voters that we understand, every dollar spent by Washington D.C. elected and appointed political pawns is unconstitutionally borrowed from the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank.  Not some of the dollars.  Not most of the dollars.  Every dollar.  All the dollars.  Nothing costing money can be proposed or enacted by any politician or bureaucrat in Washington without full and complete co-dependence on BIG BANKS, who in turn own the Federal Reserve System.  The overall scope is much worse than this in terms of banker control of society as the United States has gone beyond mere fiat money to debt money.  Every legal and illegal person residing in the United States today is nothing more than a free-ranging, indebted feudal serf.

To go a bit further down this economic rabbit hole, Mr. Joseph Plummer in his book entitled, “DISHONEST MONEY, Financing The Road to Ruin” states on page 129 (of my paperback edition):  “Every physical dollar, as well as every digital dollar, had to be borrowed into existence.  So long as our entire money supply is made up of this debt money, the bankers are guaranteed to earn interest on every single dollar, every moment it exists.  It also means our debt is inescapable.  To pay off every loan, we’d have to give back every dollar the bankers have created.  This would reduce our money supply to zero… it can’t be done.”

The Big Banks want politicians to spend money as all the money spent is created from thin air and pays interest 365/24/7.  No politician can buy patronage votes without cooperation by the Big Banks to create the money.  Political careers are built on ego, money and lies.  Via fractional reserve banking, which is beyond the scope of this discussion, just let it be understood that this money when spent goes through the commercial banking system where it is multiplied through the 10% or so of required reserves over and over again.  Via this fraudulent system a $100 billion Federal loan or loan to a foreign country quickly increases the money supply by as much as $900 billion – all from thin air and all collecting interest.  The amounts of money we’re briefly touching on here are truly incomprehensible to any decent person.

It’s important to further understand that controlling interest in the BIG BANKS is apparently held by just eight families, four of whom reside outside the U.S.  According to J. W. McCallister, an oil insider connected to House of Saud in his book The Grim Reaper, Saudi bankers informed him that 80% ownership of the New York Federal Reserve Bank (the most powerful Fed bank) are:  the Goldman-Sachs, Rockefellers, Lehmans and Kuhn Loebs of New York; the Rothschilds of Paris and London, the Warburgs of Hamburg, the Lazards of Paris, and the Israel Moses Seifs of Rome.

Per Mr. Dean Henderson’s heavily researched book entitled BIG OIL & THEIR BANKERS IN THE PERSIAN GULF, CPA Thomas D. Schauf corroborates Mr. McCallister’s claim, adding that ten banks control all twelve Federal Reserve Bank branches.  Schauf names N.M. Rothschild of London, Rothschild Bank of Berlin, Warburg Bank of Hamburg, Warburg Bank of Amsterdam, Lehman Brothers of New York, Lazard Brothers of Paris, Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York, Israel Moses Seif Bank of Italy, Goldman Sachs of New York and JP Morgan Chase Bank of New York.  Mr. Schauf further lists William Rockefeller, Paul Warburg, Jacob Schiff and James Stillman as individuals owning huge shares of the Federal Reserve.  The Schiffs are Kuhn Loeb insiders and the Stillmans are with Citibank and married into the Rockefeller family.

Note that Mr. Eustace Mullins in his heavily researched book based largely on Congressional Records held in the Library of Congress, “The Secrets of the Federal Reserve”, also displays ownership charts connecting Fed ownership to member banks and in turn to these same listed families.

I bring all this up as a digression because these eight families in union with many other dynastic families also hold controlling interest in the BIG OIL Companies as well as most Fortune 500 companies.  Their interlocking directorships provide overwhelming control over world resources, events, politics, capital flows and of course, their very handy aid programs; the oft used key to access.  Our Congress and White House serve Oligarchy demands exclusively, though occasionally commit accidental acts of patriotism or enact good deeds for Main Street.

We need only look through the bloody repetitive history of dozens of countries to see the oft used Oligarchy play book and coordinated roles played by intelligence organizations, multinational conglomerates, aid groups, our politicians, misused military and finally, the banks – ultimate puppet masters wantonly planting seeds of destruction, pulling the strings of war, feeding the gluttonous grasp for wealth and power accumulation.  Entire nations of people such as Afghanistan, Argentina, Chile, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Panama, Somalia, South Vietnam, Venezuela, Yugoslavia and dozens more have been devastated without recourse by the world’s Established Oligarchy and their conscienceless pawns.

Unwittingly, the poorly informed American people are largely unaware of this horrible abuse perpetrated in their good name by the Elite and their thugs.

The pathological BANKING/OIL/WAR BUSINESS MODEL is frightening in its parasitic global scope.  It’s time American citizens wake up and demand their politicians stop serving this merciless agenda.  Not purchasing products or services from multi-national conglomerate monopolies, dumping the Federal Reserve Criminal Enterprise and NEVER voting for incumbent politicians would be a good start.

This Vlog Post discusses the reality of collectivist government enabling monopoly, which in turn nurtures collectivist government.  Collectivism has zero ability to pursue excellence; it can only force equal outcomes to the lowest common denominator breeding never ending mediocrity for everyone.

 

ANSWER: YES!
Collectivism in any guise is based on the general idea or MYTH that many can better take care of the few than the few can take care of themselves.  It’s warm and fuzzy; feels good;  makes for wonderfully disingenuous sound bites;  and in all of human history has not only, never worked, but ALWAYS leads directly to OVERBEARING government coercion.   In extreme cases the coercion is followed by outright abuse of power, imprisonment, torture, starvation and murder of the very same citizens the system was supposedly going to help.

I am aware of no exception to this general collectivist scenario, though admittedly there are degrees of coercion and the time to collapse is variable.  Somehow, under socialism, the Elite insiders and their obedient Ruling Class – that is to say the FEW – always end up controlling the MANY – just opposite the false promise.

Setting aside the murderous abuses found with extreme cases such as Russia, China, Cuba, Cambodia, etc.: the question becomes, WHY can’t socialist, centrally planned programs ever work – even when intentions are good?

Marxism / socialism / collectivism cannot and do not work for one very simple reason.  EVERY PERSON BORN, DIES.  It’s that simple and no ideology can change it.

All the ideology in the world;  the most complicated algorithms in the world;  the biggest hearts in the world;  cannot change the fact that every person born will die.  We are stuck with a one to one (1:1) ratio in the matter of physical life versus physical death.  On planet earth, within the construct of the physical world as we know it; each life converges on its own death.  Therefore, the many become the few over time and Nanny State ARITHMETIC simply does not work.

Regardless how the collectivist program is envisioned and structured; regardless the good or bad intentions; the population demographic ultimately converges on 1:1.  Now, since we have always, at least so far on earth, had some number of folks living – we don’t actually reach 1:1, which would be extinction.  However, as we approach 4:1; then 3:1 and finally 2:1; the wonderfully envisioned Nanny State system fails – every time.  It cannot survive itself.

All Nanny State concepts such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, etc. fall victim to this convergence and are unsustainable because of it.  There is no methodology or ideology able to overcome the physical reality of life converging on death for every person born on earth.

As an example, the link below shows the population statistics of America’s Social Security program from 1970 through 2011.  Please realize that all collectivist style programs fall victim to the ebb and flow of population growth and ultimately fail for this same reason.

SS From 1970 – 2011

You’ll notice from the chart that in 1945 there were 41.9 workers contributing to the system for each beneficiary.  By 1970, just 25 years later, the system declined to 3.6 workers contributing for each beneficiary.  In 2010 we were down to 2.9 workers per beneficiary.  In comparing rates of population growth and decline across the globe, we find variation in growth rates, but the differences are not significant.  We also find localized discontinuities resulting from war, famine, disease, etc., but these are also insignificant over time.  The fact is – every person born, dies; and neither politics nor socioeconomic theories change that.

Even leaving birth and death aside, let’s keep it simple.  Say a community has a total of 100 police and firemen employed.  They set up a retirement program whereby each worker will contribute 5.00% of their income toward the retirement and health care of 20 fellow police and firemen, now retiring.  Looks great.  Years later, the 100 police and firemen are ready to retire.  To support all 100 of them at the  same contribution rate of 5.00%, the community will need 2,000 police and firemen contributing.  When the 2,000 retire, at the 5.00% contribution rate, 40,000 working police and firemen will be needed to support those retired.  Since there will never even be 2,000 working police and firemen, the contribution rate must be upped to impossible levels.  The workers cannot support the non-workers.  Each must take steps to support him or her self.

Nanny State programs are simply not mathematically viable nor sustainable.  We can tweak them and argue about this or that improvement, but after four generations – the population gig is up, reality comes a’ knockin’ and the program fails.  This fact is not arguable;  it just is.

The sustainable alternative to inevitable Nanny State failure is, of course, free market capitalism and individual self sufficiency to the maximum extent possible.  Capitalism is basically anarchy with rules and it works.  As governments grow;  freedom, self sufficiency and personal sustainability decline.  The Constitutional Republic of the United States bolsters free markets and the individual pursuit of excellence.  This system has provided more opportunity for more people and lifted more people out of poverty and hopelessness than any socioeconomic system in world history.  Period.  That is historic fact.  There is no other country or group of countries, or any other system that has created more wealth for more people than has the United States of America with its Constitutional recognition of human unalienable rights.

The arithmetic of population clearly demonstrates that abandonment of the individual to the collective ultimately fails everyone every time.  The only sustainable solution is maximum self sufficiency, whereby, the few disabled and helpless can easily be accommodated and cared for by the spiritually healthy, freely self sustained.

Russia and its collective Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) collapsed in less than three painful generations (Assuming a generation to be 25-years.) from 1917 to 1989; after starving and murdering more than 40 million people to force their doomed system in place.  China starved and murdered more than 60 million to establish their brutally failed system and now is turning to a limited form of state-capitalism in an effort to save itself from a second revolution and collapse.  More than 75% of the Chinese people have received zero benefit from Communism and live in abject, utterly hopeless poverty, though remain conveniently out of sight through efforts of the Globalist media, conditioned socialists all.  Europe is headed for the same demise as most European countries are already flirting with bankruptcy, but at a slightly slower rate as Europe has not gone to full on Communism, or 100% government.

It is imperative for the American middle class to realize that the current Nanny State track of the United States government leads to disaster.  It is not a question of “IF”, but “WHEN” we fail and the arithmetic shows that four generations is about the sustainable limit.  We the Baby Boomers are the third generation and we are beginning to fail.  Proceeding stubbornly and ignorantly down this same collectivist path yields our children, the fourth generation, a future of certain poverty and chaos.

Capitalism and Constitutional Republics can be tweaked and improved.  Socialism is simply doomed to arithmetic failure.

A program like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) can never be fixed.  Delaying it cannot fix it.  Remodeling it cannot fix it.  The entire concept is simply ludicrous with 10,000 people per day turning 60 years of age and with 95% of all lifetime medical expenses typically incurred during the final decade of life.

Survival of the American Dream requires facing reality.  It requires responsible voters who will elect Representatives having the intestinal fortitude to deal with real life and not get caught up in some cowardly utopian farce masquerading as caring.  The Dream only lives for our children and grandchildren if we ourselves have the courage and forseight to live the Dream ourselves.  Collectivism is not a dream.  Collectivism is a nightmare.