Americanizing Socialism

In 1776 our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. In 1913, our representatives destroyed it when they allowed the income tax and Federal Reserve to be instituted. I suppose the federal reserve and income tax law may not have gone over quite as enthusiastically with the public had they instead called it what it really was: “The Declaration of Subservience”.

The roots of the Federal Reserve can be traced even further back than 1913. The ideas were from Europe, Germany and Russia of the 1800s. The Earth shattering legislation and the starting point of our steady national economic and moral decline, which will ultimately result in our ruination if not re-directed soon was not our idea.

A century later we still will be imprisoned if we don't comply with what many believe was an illegally passed tax amendment. Why fight it? It has been going on for so long, it hasn't collapsed yet, why is it dangerous to us now?

The robber barons seem to be continuing to dictate our economy from their graves. Many of their direct heirs are still in political and economic power today. The legislation they implemented in the early part of the last century has become the core of all of our financial decision making procedures. Their influence is felt not only here in the United States, but throughout the entire world, as was intended.

The economy and our country have been in near constant decline since this legislation and the subsequent gradual altering of our collective philosophical mindsets. We have been convinced to hold traditionally different beliefs today than when our nation was formed over 200 years ago. It is not just the passage of time. It isn't technology.

We can trace this philosophical and ideological thought process modification even farther back from our cataclysmic year to the middle of the 19th century. In 1848, two young Germans proposed a Utopian society based on the common good of all. This was to be a social democratic society in which every able person was required to give of his time and talent to maintain and improve the social well being of all. Monarchical oppression was to end once and for all; the people were to band together to serve themselves as one.

The individual was to be considered not only less important than the whole, but completely unimportant in the overall scheme. The two Germans laid out ten premises for this Utopian societal structure outlined in a very recognized manuscript.

They believed that the individual must sacrifice his selfishness for the good of society as a whole, and also that most would realize this logic and so there would be little opposition since the good of all was after all, for everyone's good. Why should anyone oppose? Many people who had been oppressed for years agreed with their basic principle of all for one and one for all.

Today, there is no doubt that we in the United States and throughout most the "free world" live under the vast majority of the ten principles outlined in the mid-eighteen hundreds, not those penned by our own forefathers in the late 1700s. Whether the founders of our modern economy (the robber barons) took their cue from these men is debatable, but the resulting society is no longer subject to question as to its origin or description.

The two idealistic German social-economic philosophers differed on a few minor points, as no two people can agree on every detail. Those points were not critical, and eventually they were able to agree on a social and economic plan for the good of all.

The progressive thinkers who penned the financial order under which we now live were 28 year old Frederick Engels and 30 year old Karl Marx. Not a whole lot of experience there, yet they are revered as brilliant socio-economic thinkers. Two men in their twenties, with stars in their eyes, no business background, and little life experience were somehow taken seriously as philosophical economists, their theories depended upon to run a nation. They had almost no understanding running their own families and yet the gullible masses trusted them to explain how best to govern a world. They wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848. It consisted of 10 basic planks which unfortunately the United States has bought into virtually without exception:

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