Lance FairchokRed Dawn Over America: Defeat & DespairNovember 12, 2008

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” – Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940, 1944, and 1948.

Nine years into the twenty-first century, Mr. Thomas’ prediction has come to fruition; the presidential elections of 2008 have validated his faith in “liberalism” and its Trojan horse delivery of Socialism. After decades of slow yet persistent desensitization in our schools, in our media, and in government policy, Americans have become complacent to the ramifications of Socialism upon our prosperity, our individual freedoms, and our national identity.

We have been so concerned with external threats that we have forgotten to watch our back door. While we defeated Communism in much of the rest of the world, it quietly crept into our schools and institutions, disguised as a more palatable communitarian “philosophy.” It has now taken America. It did so without violence, by subterfuge and stealth, but make no mistake, President-elect Barrack Obama is motivated by the same controlling impulses that inspire Chavez and Noriega. He is moved by the same totalitarian tendency that animates all utopian ideologues.

“When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,” Barack Obama explained to Joe Wurzelbacher, popularly known as Joe, the Plumber. The hard lessons of history have taught us otherwise; the application of utopian ideals by those who would govern using them has always led to disaster and ruin. Socialism bleeds the vitality from a nation. It dilutes the national will and lulls the citizenry into a fatal complacency that makes it ill-suited to survival as social programs progressively consume larger and larger portions of the national budget for continually decreasing returns. Its corrupting influence on cultural and national strength is clear in the continuing struggle to rebuild the countries of the former Warsaw Pact. Its negative effect is becoming increasingly evident in those European nations that now experiment with it, with ever-increasing taxes, declining populations, and decreasing productivity.

Simply put, Socialism is a disaster.

Our new President is a man who was bred into socialism’s fantasies; who was mentored as a boy by communists and their sympathizers; and who was drawn to Marxists and radicals his whole life. He is not a centrist, nor is he even truly American as most of us define it. He does not esteem our foundational values, but looks at them as oppressive and defective. The care he takes to obscure and hide his associations, to present himself as an everyday American is a façade, a ruse, and a tool to gain the power that he will now use to deconstruct us. READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE