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Posted: 1/15/2002 9:52:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2002 9:53:16 AM EDT by The_Macallan]
I know most are familiar with this, but it's good to remind ourselves every so often how close we are to the Marxist Ideal: Ten Pillars of Marxism: Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels (1848) [b]1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. [/b] * In progress... (EPA regulations...) [b]2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. [/b] *** DONE! [b]3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance. [/b] * In progress... (hefty inheritance taxes) [b]4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.[/b] *** DONE! (RICOH statutes) [b]5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly. [/b] *** DONE! (Fed. Reserve) [b]6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in he hands of the state.[/b] *** DONE! (FCC, Interstate Commerce clause) [b]7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. [/b] * In progress... [b]8. Equal obligation of all to work. [/b] *** DONE! (Women's Lib) [b]9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country. [/b] * In progress... ("Supermarket to the world") [b]10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.[/b] *** DONE! More than half-way there - Woooohoooo!!
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 10:06:40 AM EDT
The complete document: [url]http://csf.colorado.edu/psn/marx/Archive/1848-CM/cm2.txt[/url] (Look in Section 2 for the ten points) And, for comparision, the original platform of the Nazi party: [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=76162[/url] And our own Democratic party: [url]http://www.democrats.org/issues/platform/platform.html[/url]
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 10:08:03 AM EDT
You sure didn't need to remind me about #2 since 4th quarter taxes are due today to the IRS....
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 11:00:31 AM EDT
I had to bookmark this page, so I could come back and look at the links.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 11:04:27 AM EDT
Good work The_Macallan. # 10 is my personal favorite.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 11:52:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ECS: You sure didn't need to remind me about #2 since 4th quarter taxes are due today to the IRS....
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Stinkin' rich bastard. It is human abusers like you who are responsible for all the poverty and suffering in Africa! [/DemocraticUndergroundMode] [;D]
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 11:54:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Macallan: [b]3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance. [/b]
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Well, your kids can't inherit your registered "assault weapons" in Kali...
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