America has not been this divided since the Civil War because our country is under vicious assault by an alien ideology called communism. They have corrupted the institutions that made America great and have control over education, entertainment and the national mainstream media which is the propaganda arm of the Democrat party. Everything that comes from the MSM is a manufactured illusion designed to deceive. It’s sad to hear liberals parrot lies spewed by the mainstream media.

The communists have made their home in the Democratic Party and the environmental movement. Democrats argue that socialism isn’t communism despite following the teachings of Karl Marx, who invented it. It’s no longer the Democrat party of John F. Kennedy, but the party of Karl Marx. Socialism is the gateway to communism.

It’s disturbing that so many Americans fall prey to an ideology that wants to deprive them of freedom, destroy capitalism, reinvent our founding and rally behind nonsense like manmade global warming and gun control. Socialism has a special appeal to those who desire government to take care of their every need, think for them and punish those who have more than they do. Social justice means we will be sharing equally in scarcity and misery. Donald Trump is demonstrating that capitalism is far superior to socialism and is pushing back against the liberal agenda causing Democrats to go insane and foam at the mouth.

How many parents would sit down with their kids and tell them their world is going to end in 12 years and they will be dead? Yet, this is what children are taught in schools and universities. No wonder our young people are suicidal. Young people need to look forward to their future, their goals, their dreams and enjoy their youth, not told they are going to die in 12 years by hooplehead liberals and communists. The climate hoax is a sinister form of child abuse and supporters should be ashamed of themselves.

The global warming hoax is brilliant and you have to give the commies credit for coming up with such a masterful deception. It’s the perfect weapon to destroy capitalism and replace it with socialism. To save the planet we must ban fossil fuels that are the life blood of our capitalist economy. Why have so many bought into this nonsense? The climate hoax allows aimless people to add meaning to their otherwise meaningless lives by crusading to save the planet. Note: A consensus of scientists is not science.

After every shooting the Democrats blame law-abiding gun owners, the Second Amendment and the NRA. The Second Amendment isn’t about deer hunting. It’s about having weapons to defend our country, our community and our homes against tyranny and whatever threat comes our way. The best weapon is a semi-automatic center fire rifle with large capacity magazines. Socialism is a control system and not compatible with an armed citizenry. That’s the real reason they want your guns.

Walmart recently banned firearms in their stores, even those with carry permits. Way to go Wallyworld, you placed your customers at risk by providing a safe zone for nut jobs and terrorists.

Hypocrisy is a hallmark of the left. The strategy is to accuse your enemy of being what you are. The only crime Donald Trump committed was winning the election. Yet, the left spent two years demonizing Trump over the Russia hoax while Democrats actually did what they accuse Trump of doing. 

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”

“The goal of socialism is communism.”

— Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (AKA Lenin)

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idavidgraficks

Our LTE writer here hasn't been keeping up. It's the RNC and the NRA that have been taking tens of millions of laundered Russian Oligarch monies. What corrupt remnants of the Soviet Union are the ones calling the shots to our 'dear President'. The latest example being our abandonment of the Kurds and US military bases at the Turkey/Syria border. Putin's loving it.

bill jenkins

where are the black helicopters?

TwoToeJoe

No David, Ron Brault got it right. “After every shooting the Democrats blame law-abiding gun owners, the Second Amendment and the NRA.” I guess statements such as “Everything that comes from the MSM is a manufactured illusion designed to deceive” just can not be argued. As Ron stated “Hypocrisy is a hallmark of the left” and the pullout of US troops in Syria should be celebrated by the liberal left. I am still waiting to hear about your manufactured illusion of the magical voting districts located in the village of Joshua Tree. Try arguing that the Democratic Party is not the party of “Socialism” or the “masters of deceit”.

Mike

Keep America Great! Free markets and capitalism are ending the fossil fuel era as we speak. For a plethora of reasons electric vehicles, of every sort, are vastly preferable to gas and diesel. Range and recharge times will soon become comparable, or better (performance already is). The wheels are in motion. The transition is picking up steam and cannot be stopped. Thanks to capitalism, the entire world is benefiting from technologies communism and socialism could never inspire.


Blayd

Dal-gone shame the tRump is doing his best to keep fossil fuel burners going strong and coal mining and power plants operating into the next millennium. The only technology he seems to embrace is Twitter messages.

Thankfully the private sector is moving forward. I would dearly love a plug-in hybrid work truck given the price of California Gold currently.

TwoToeJoe

I just returned from visiting Florida and Georgia where gasoline cost $2.35 a gallon vs $4.00 a gallon on average here in California. I bet you are looking forward to plugging your dream hybrid into the California .19 cent per kilowatt hour electrical grid whereas those in Georgia and Florida pay .12 per kilowatt hour. Needless to say the roads and highways in Georgia and Florida were top notch compared to the third world class roads here in California. Given the price of cap and trade energy taxes here in California I bet you would like some relief from California Gold and the "masters of deceit"!

Blayd

I have solar and wind for those days that the vehicle is inactive, hence the need for a hybrid vehicle since overnight charging isn't possible unless I spring for a bigger wind turbine.

Agreed that gasoline, vehicle taxes, registration fees, and insurance are outrageously over the top considering what little is done with them. Local taxes are not better since services are non-existent for my area.

Only the fine weather keeps me here. Pain free with no medications here unlike my former life in the Northeast. Cost of feeling good I suppose.

Thankfully the private sector is working towards more fuel efficient technologies, since fossile tRump would rather coddle and support obslete technologies from the early twentieth century.

TwoToeJoe

It is pretty sad isn't it. The only good thing about California is the "fine weather"!

Mike

Read it carefully.

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The second amendment does not give us the right to bear arms. The amendment assumes that has always been the case and always will be. Rather it prohibits any interference with that right by our government or anyone else. The amendment simply makes infringement of the right illegal and explains why that needs to be so.

Note; Infringe meaning - undermine, erode, diminish, weaken, impair, damage, compromise, limit, curb and so on…

Alfred Whitehurst

I've never gotten a straight answer to this question, perhaps this will be my lucky day so I'll ask it yet again: How does individuals owning - and in many areas, carrying around - individual weapons meet the 2nd's requirement of 'A well regulated Militia'?

Blayd

Oh gosh golly gee whiz. The poor WallyWorld (aka China-Mart) shoppers who now cannot bring their weapons inside to perform their capitalistic duties to purchase or shoplift the communistic Chinese manufactured goods on deep discount. Woe be they.

Bye Bye American Pie... Drove the Wuling Hongguang to levy (pension fund), but the levy (pension fund) was dry.

Maybe Vladimir can get the Donald a good used ZiL on discount after he fully and completely implodes.

Vladimir is looking pretty good at the moment in the middle-east, while dipstick donald is busy writing little missives to world leaders that would shame a fourth grade student for content.

Branson Hunter

Rh Mike, due process, human rights and personal Liberties are just as important as our guns.

Mike

Yeah! So think about it, Blayd. Thanks to capitalism, today’s technology allows the President of the greatest nation on earth, to communicate with the entire world, any time he wants to, at the click of a mouse. And thanks to freedom we have a duly elected President who enjoys doing that. As you’ve noticed, Trump is not afraid to share his thinking with anyone and bravely speaks his mind, several times a day, every day, whether we like it or not and whether we agree or not. THAT IS WAY COOL!

Blayd

The internet in it's infancy was a government investment for military, college and NASA, as was many other technologies including solar panels. Products produced from DARPA today will eventually turn into consumer items. Taxpayer funded research and education will keep this country strong. Regretfully tRump doesn't support the sciences on any level.

Blayd

It's debatable on whether tRump is sharing his thinking or just showing his tunnel vision narrow-minded views on the social media site "Twitter". Let's not confuse impulsive posts with bravely posting whatever pops into his mind at the moment. While I find many of his raw thoughts quite troubling, and eloquent communication is certainly bereft from his postings, the retorts from sundry individuals can be quite entertaining.

I my opinion perhaps less Twitter postings, and more reflection and thought is in order, and certainly far more dignified considering the office.

I and many other fine folks are not on Twitter or farcebook and choose to sample worldwide print media in it's many forms.

Mike

Just another thing Obama could have done for us and didn't.

bill jenkins

we don't have capitalism in this country, what we have is a giant grift economy. it works like this: rich people support pols. that promise big tax cuts, enough of them get elected to deliver on their promise, which makes them richer, and so- well the rest is obvious. the last tax cut is a text book example. no wonder we have an obscene wealth disparity. what we have is cronies capitalism. adam smith is rolling over in his grave!

TwoToeJoe

Yes Bill, Adam Smith believed that capitalistic free market economies were the most productive and beneficial towards society. I bet he is rolling over in his grave with all the new Marxist pipedreams being pushed by the new Democratic Party.

bill jenkins

i forgot to mention , the shortest rout to socialism is cronies capitalism.

TwoToeJoe

No Bill, the fastest route to Marxism is electing a Socialist.

Branson Hunter

Picture this, communist influencing American elections, communist manipulating the president in his own office and in secret meetings, recent decisions made by the president 100% benefit the Communists. Now comes the Trump lie and talking point in here that that Americans Democrats, progressives, and liberals are communists if kowtowing to the machinations of an American elected dictator.

TwoToeJoe

Look on the bright side Branson and don't be so despondent. You and all the other social justice warriors will get the chance to elect a Marxist as the leader of our country next year and turn this country into the cesspool California is now experiencing. After all who can argue against free College, Medicare for all, the Green New Deal, Open Borders or any other fantasy that suits the gullible and naïve electorate. Just send the bill to the American citizens and we will gladly pay the cost. If I was a Marxist I would go for that lie.

Branson Hunter

Posting from a cell phone using Voice to Text has its problems.

bill jenkins

adam smith warned that high consentrations of wealth would be a threat to capitalism.

this is exactly what we have today.also you know when the majority of the people perceive that the economic system is rigged against them, and can't be fixed,they seek alternatives. cronie capitalism is rigged so it's just a matter of time until the majority will rumble.

TwoToeJoe

No Bill. It was Karl Marx that wrote the book "Das Kapital" which perceived that capitalism would fail while socialism would rise up and save humankind as an alternative. Yet time after time we see numerous socialistic countries fail and reach out to capitalism in order to reobtain the wealth lost thru Marxism. Venezuela for example was once a rich nation and when it adopted the Marxist Theory it fell from grace almost overnight. The majority of Venezuelans rumbled about capitalism and adopted socialism and all are now rumbling and disappointed in the outcome. Adam Smith laid the foundations of the classical free market economic theory for economic wealth. Karl Marx laid the foundations for the socialistic economic theory for economic failure. Even the Communist Chinese has recently learned the quickest route for economic success is to embrace capitalism! I bet you value Marxism as you speak so highly of it while despising capitalism.

Branson Hunter

Huh, throw out the Marxist jacket and completely avoid intelligent discourse regarding this president. This is an all-time low You Know Who You Are.

bill jenkins

the best finatial years i had in my working career is when i was an industrial sales rep. selling on straight commission. that was real capitalism, getting paid for what you produced; i loved it! that was over 50 years ago. since then however, we have left capitalism in the dust. in those intervening years productivity has doubled while wages have stagnated. all this while the people at the top became extrodinarly wealthy, far beyond there real worth. i do not see a solution to this problem short of a structural change in the way wealth is distributed. i am open to ALL ideas!

Mike

Branson, Ron’s article isn’t about Trump! Get it together, dude.

Mike

Branson, "due process, human rights and personal liberties" are no more than meaningless concepts if they cannot be defended.

Mike

Armed with the usual misinformation, our favorite holophobe takes aim at the NRA and the RNC but his shot is wide and far left of the mark. Research it yourself. The truth is at your finger tips. Keep in mind, neither the Republicans nor the Democrats are enemies of freedom and prosperity but socialism and communism are. And I hope we all understand that the NRA is protecting everyone’s rights through donations from literally millions and millions of individual, freedom loving, Americans. Thanks Guys!

Branson Hunter

Still waiting for intelligent discourse Mike.

CookieG

Intelligent discourse is always welcomed in this discussion Branson.



Feel free at anytime to engage in the merits and advantages of Socialism instead of constantly attempting to change the narrative towards something you feel more comfortable.


CookieG

By the way Marxism sends shivers up my spine also and so I can understand why that word is so offensive in your mind.


bill jenkins

highway 62, the public liby.,the public schools, the police dept., the fire dept,. jtnp.,the food you buy at the store that is produced by subsidized farmers, medicare, ss., the marine base and numerous other programs are all socialism.

TwoToeJoe

No Bill. The taxes levied upon individuals and Corporations who earn, produce, and buy the products and services of capitalism and the owners of private property fund our highways, libraries, and public schools. Our National Defense, Medicare, and Social Security is paid for thru taxes upon those who take advantage of our great capitalistic economic system that disburses wealth to productive people. Socialism provides EBT cards, free healthcare, public housing, and SSI for those who do not take advantage of the benefits of Capitalism.

bill jenkins

that's laughable.

Blayd

SSI is an insurance plan. You have to pay into it to receive it. I certainly won't feel guilty when it's time for me to collect Social Security Insurance. I have paid plenty into the plan over the decades.

TwoToeJoe

No. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a FEDERAL WELFARE program funded by GENERAL TAX REVENUES not Social Security taxes. You never have to pay into it to receive it. Social Security (SS) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is funded by payroll taxes.

horsehouse

SSI makes monthly payments to people who have low income and few resources, and who are:

• Age 65 or older;

• Blind; or • Disabled.

Yes, the general fund pays but is administered by Social Security

TwoToeJoe

Let's review. The statement "SSI is an insurance plan" would be a false statement. My statement that "Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a FEDERAL WELFARE program funded by GENERAL TAX REVENUES not Social Security taxes" would be a true statement. The statement "You have to pay into it to receive it" would be a false statement. My statement "You never have to pay into it to receive it" would be a true statement. My statement that "socialism provides EBT cards, free healthcare, public housing, and SSI for those who do not take advantage of the benefits of Capitalism" thus is also a true statement. SSI was created for the elderly, the blind, and the disabled but due to recent liberalized eligibility standards it has turned into an occupational field for the unproductive masses. Many blind and disabled people lead productive lives and never fall for the welfare scam that leads towards a substandard lifestyle at the expense of others.

Alfred Whitehurst

Correct Bill - multiple areas of American life are partially or entirely based around Democratic Socialism, a good example of is this: Does everyone have the same Right to have fire protection for their home(s) and business (s)? The Fire Dept is entirely socialist - supported by everyone (via taxes, usually), and is provided to everyone whether they paid the tax or not. The same is true of Police protection and Public Schooling (you pay for the schools whether or not you have children that might use it). In summary, Democratic Socialism is an excellent way to provide services that everyone might need, regardless of whether individuals have the ability to pay for it - because Society and Civilization have determined that such things are most important and should be available to everyone.

Lindap

Our country is under attack by an alien ideology called fascism. Read up on Hitler and Mussolini and you will see where Trump got his ideas.

Branson Hunter

My heartfelt concern at this time about Marxism/communism is what's taking place with the presidency of the United States. Back in the day when I was a boy McCarthyism was alive and well. I remember so vividly watching television with my folks during those hearings and the news. Those marxists today they're working right out in the open & behind curtains. The first children have been compromised by Russian influence. The executive branch likewise

Why are democratic trump people im here NOT talking about this?!

Mike

A fellow commenter here, who often promotes himself as some sort of quasi-legal authority and the go to guru respecting all things Constitution, is pressing me to discuss/argue our Constitutional Rights.

I would remind the bodacious gentleman that it is he who sighted the first amendment when attempting to defend the aggressive actions of that lunatic who prances around on the curb at 247 and 62 during rush hour, deliberately creating a dangerously confusing situation for drivers as he incessantly waves a large offensive sign in their faces and demands their attention by acting as though he might, at any instant, leap out in into traffic.

Now I’m certainly no expert on the matter but it seems to me that a moron intentionally trying to cause a wreck at a busy intersection is little different than someone falsely yelling fire in a crowded theater and is not behavior protected by our Constitutional Rights.

BTW Branson, I have no inclination to argue nonsense with you and I think you’d do better to let sleeping dogs lie.

booboo77

This area is becoming the capitol of brain-dead right-wing troglodytes. Communism is dead dude. The Chinese are the biggest capitalists in history. Russian billionaire oligarchs buried Marxism years ago. Rave on!

horsehouse

I agree that the country is deeply divided but I don’t get the jump to a communist invasion. The writer seems to think that there are only two monolithic groups of thinkers. Those who agree with him and the enemies are all those who disagree. As a registered Democrat I do not know a single person pushing communism. I also do not see socialism becoming the mainstay of a capitalist country. Governing a huge population to help people of all kinds involves social consideration and that is what we seem to be still short on. Too much inequality which leads me to be more concerned about a political movement toward fascism. Look that up. If truly interested in knowing about fascism read Madeleine Albright's book; Fascism a Warning.

Alfred Whitehurst

Well stated HH :)

niceguy

Does vomiting out from a fox new play book give your life meaning?

Branson Hunter

Hey Mike, focusing me is a pretext and a distraction. You don't have to be a lawyer to understand constitutional safeguards. And you don't have to a lawyer to understand right from wrong. This President is making a mockery out of himself and the office he holds. Trump is dangerously out of control, out of Conformity with the law, and like a trapped animal. How will this nightmare end?

TwoToeJoe

I thought those who were sufferings from the Trump Delusion Syndrome(TDS) had their space for presidential comments in Fred Alexanders letter "Trump is not my kind of American" What happened? Got lonely over there Branson? I bet your nightmares must keep you up at the wee hours of the morning. Like I stated before the social justice warriors will get the chance to elect a Marxist as the leader of our country next year and turn this country into the cesspool California is now experiencing. After all who can argue against free College, Medicare for all, the Green New Deal, Open Borders or any other fantasy that suits the gullible and naïve electorate. Just send the bill to the American taxpayer and we will gladly pay the cost. Right?

Mike

Horsehouse, aren’t you better motivated with a carrot than a stick? Are you not more inspired to produce when you are rewarded for your effort rather than being forced to carry the increasing number of freeloaders socialism ALWAYS creates?

horsehouse

From my personal experience hard work was greatly rewarded and I live a nice life. Yes, I was determined to excel in my career and I got big carrot financial rewards, Mike. On the other hand from birth I had all the social skills, lily white, well educated and from a lower middle class family. How fortunate am I? My whole upbringing was very Christian and if I seem on a track that is repetitive it is because my model is the Sermon on the Mount. Sorry, I do not see that everyone is as capable as I have been and my religion teaches me to be generous to those less fortunate and not judge them.

Mike

Communists and Socialists Are Masters of Deceit

Terrific article Ron Brault, thank you for taking the time and effort to express the concerns many of us have!

You are right. Our present division is reminiscent of 150 years ago when, because of hate, we killed and wounded more than a half million fellow Americans simply because we refused to settle our differences amicably.

I hope we learned a lesson from that. I hope too, that we all understand how costly independence is before any of us consider exchanging it for something of lesser value.

Regaining lost freedom is a near impossible task. See Venezuela.

Branson Hunter

Has anyone noticed, it seems to me Ron's Manuscipt foists more dogma & propaganda than old Carl Marx. Most of which is actually directed towards Democrats and progressives.

bill jenkins

Canada has a good bit more socialism than we do, but also has a vigorous free enterprise private economy. in my personal experience they are generally well off and much more content than we are.

CookieG

Welcome to the discussion Branson.

The dogma and propaganda of Karl Marx is indisputable and is held in high regard by Progressive Democrats.

Many moderate Democrats are shocked and dismayed with being linked with the Marxist agenda and are afraid to speak out.

Mike

“Has anyone noticed, it seems to me Ron's Manuscipt foists more dogma & propaganda than old Carl Marx. Most of which is

actually directed towards Democrats and progressives.” - DUH!

bill jenkins

the democrats will carry CA. by at least 3to2 next year.

BBB

Ron's rantings are Red Scare Redux. The Germans overreacted to the first Red Scare, and that sure went well for the rest of the world. Anyone got a match....

Mike

3-2 Bill? Yeah, that sounds about right.

I figure that to be about the ratio between lemmings and people in California.

Right now we are the laughing stock of the Nation but that could change when Barr completes the investigation and the swamp rats are exterminated. Keep your fingers crossed, eh?

bill jenkins

mike: did you ever consider writing for comedy central?

Branson Hunter

Republican senator Joseph McCarthy died at an early age of 48.

Mike

He died of hepatitis

Mike

Critical thinker.

Branson Hunter

December 2, 1954 the Senate voted to censor Senator Joseph McCarthy. "Have you no sense of decency," asked by the Army chief of staff. This marked the end of McCarthy's power and his anti-communist hysteria and red baiting scare in America. Mike and Ron bring back that black-hearted history.

bill jenkins

i call it political paranoia.

Mike

Just trying to help... You'll thank me later.

Mike

McCarthy made his, now infamous, inquiries all throughout the time America was engaged in mortal combat with COMMUNIST China and COMMUNIST Russia (then USSR) on the Korean front, and it was at the height of the Cold War between America and COMMUNIST Russia.

All during McCarthy’s campaign against communism, American Moms and Dads were literally digging in and building “Bomb Shelters” and school children were practicing “Duck and Cover” in fear of the very real possibility that COMMUNIST Russia would launch of a nuclear attack against us.

Still, some sixty years later, Branson calls the feelings we had against Communism in those days “black-hearted”. What is the matter with that guy?

Branson Hunter

Nice post Mike. I lived through all that, and I'm probably older than you are. This is why lt's disconcerting have so much Russian influence buzzing around this President and his siblings and son in law. It is

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