The Democratic Party is now a Totalitarian Communist Party.
The Green New Deal is important evidence of this fact. (H.Res.109 – Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.) There are 90 co-sponsors of this resolution, and they are all Democrats. Since there is not a single Republican among them, this resolution signals a clean and clear divide between the two parties.
There are 235 Democrats in the House of Representatives, so 38.3 percent openly support the resolution. This is a high number, considering how radical the proposal is.
The Green New Deal requires government to extend its power dramatically over the entire economy. It will have total control if supporting legislation is passed, or even if the approach is piecemeal enactment over time. This economic control entails a corresponding destruction of property rights, that is, such freedoms as freedom to contract, freedom to create wealth, freedom of exchange and freedom to consume freely-made products.
Total control of the federal government, which suppresses capitalism and replaces it with a command-and-control economy, justifies the term totalitarian. The accompanying destruction of private property rights justifies the term communist.
The Green New Deal is open about its total communistic economic control. Free markets reflecting free consumer choices will no longer determine what industries have jobs to fill. Instead the government will “create millions of good, high-wage jobs and ensure prosperity and economic security for all people of the United States…”
Instead of a 5-year Soviet-style plan, there will be a “10-year national mobilization”. Again, total control from Washington. A reminder: 90 Democrats are co-sponsoring this resolution.
In addition, the resolution calls for a massive targeted welfare program “to promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth (referred to in this resolution as ‘frontline and vulnerable communities’)”
THERE IS MUCH MUCH MORE in this resolution, and it all adds up to total control, a totalitarian society, accompanied by communist measures that eliminate free markets and private property. The measures could not be implemented without large increases in taxation, another concrete sign of total government control and destruction of private property.
Although the Green New Deal is indeed madness, nonetheless this is what Democrats want. They want totalitarian communism for America. We have to assume that they mean what they say. We haven’t heard the other 145 members repudiate this mad policy.
Meanwhile, this is only one sign of the Democratic soul. Others include Medicare for All and, as in the Green New Deal, universal basic income, i.e., universal welfare. These too are clear communist measures, no matter if they are imposed by a dictator or voted in by a legislature. They can only be funded by a common pool of taxes, and they can only be administered by government control over prices and services. Private healthcare disappears.
Many Americans and American media like to deny that the country has an important degree of socialism and communism already. They hate to admit it. By admitting it, they would concede that such measures as the Green New Deal are in fact socialist and communist. They don’t want to admit this because they themselves favor more communism.
The totalitarian communism being built and advocated in America today doesn’t use the same rhetoric as Marx and Engels and their followers did. That proves nothing. The essence is the same.
The Russian Revolution in October 1917 was a big jump from one system to another, from a parliament to socialism. America has no such big jump into socialism, and this makes us different. We have smaller discrete jumps, and sometimes not so small like the New Deal of FDR. The results are spread over decades and hidden by the advances made by capitalism, which supplies a big pool of wealth. Personal freedoms are not squashed as under Lenin and Stalin. Agriculture is not suddenly collectivized, but it is manipulated and controlled. The Green New Deal singles out agriculture and other industries for control.
Our slower and more diffuse evolution toward communism allows leftist and blind intellectuals to laugh off the label of communism. But that is the reality of our country.
Today’s Democratic Party could change its name to Communist Party without misleading anyone. There already is a Communist Party USA, and its ideology in many respects doesn’t differ significantly from that of the Democratic Party:
“Among the points in the party’s ‘Immediate Program’ are a $15/hour minimum wage for all workers, national universal health care and opposition to privatization of Social Security. Economic measures such as increased taxes on ‘the rich and corporations’, ‘strong regulation’ of the financial industry, ‘regulation and public ownership of utilities’ and increased federal aid to cities and states; opposition to the Iraq War and other military interventions; opposition to free trade treaties such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); nuclear disarmament and a reduced military budget; various civil rights provisions; campaign finance reform including public financing of campaigns; and election law reform, including instant runoff voting.”3:55 pm on March 17, 2019 Email Michael S. Rozeff