To the Editor:
Back in 1960, as a little boy, I remember seeing Khrushchev banging his shoe at the United Nations as the news networks replayed it endlessly. His anger was very frightening. As Khrushchev was pounding his shoe on the podium, he stated, “Your children’s children will live under communism. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you; we’ll so weaken your economy, until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands.”
Communism is the belief that everything we own belongs to the state, in addition to all economic and social activity being controlled by a single political party.
When you consider the philosophy and ideology of the nowadays Democratic Party that embraces endless regulations, ever expanding government, excessive taxation and endless social programs that keep people dependant on government, and throw into the mix that government labor unions have taken control of our federal, state and local governments and have allied with the liberal elitists who scorn anyone who disagrees with them via political correctness, it’s frightening indeed.
Of our 113 legislators, only 10 are Republicans. Approximately 47 are either presently employed or retired from civil service, which is why our state has the highest taxation in the country in addition to our legislature being synonymous with corruption via backroom dealings, etc. What is even more frightening is when you consider the political correctness taking place in our unionized liberal public schools that prohibits religious expression and open honest debate in addition to countless proclaimed Marxists and socialist college professors. Brainwashing is taking place right before our eyes.
Also, the nowadays-Democratic Party embraces open borders and the continuation of printing trillions of dollars that not only undermines our currency but also our national security. When you consider the endless lies and cover-ups of the Obama Administration, “the union’s president,” and our very liberal congressional delegation that has not once complained of Obama’s actions and inactions, including recent revelations regarding the prisoner exchange of high level Taliban leaders, we are indeed “falling like overripe fruit.” More civil servants and the electorate need to listen to their conscience.
We all want job protection and benefits and wages that we can live on, but when you consider the outrageous endless costly provisions and resulting unsustainable entitlements in the contracts of civil servants that are worlds apart from the private sector, the real world, civil servants who would proclaim, “These things were promised to us and you can’t be take them away” or “Don’t blame us for the stupidity of the politicians or the people that keep voting them in,” don’t give a damn about our country or our future.
To sustain the status quo will necessitate higher taxation, including future taxation that will include how many miles we drive our cars, supplemental taxes, excise taxes, in addition to user fees, endless toll booths and inheritance taxes, in which one day when we die, government will keep everything we ever earned in this life. Tell me this isn’t communism.
In closing, when Khrushchev was referring to “we’ll,” “we” and “our,” he was referring to unsavory Americans who methodically, via the Democratic Party, have taken control of our institutions, e.g. education, judiciary, mainstream news outlets, school committees, city and town councils, legislatures and every major government department such as the EPA, IRS, Immigration Enforcement, National Labor Board, Justice Dept etc., right up to the presidency as the result of people only caring about themselves. Whoever thought 50 years ago someone running for public office advocating cost effective government, lowering taxes and protecting traditional family values would be scorned and persecuted? I hope the readers will pass this commentary around and give it full consideration because this next election could be the last time we may enjoy what is left of our freedoms.
Peter A. Filippi III