Liberalism = Marxism. See The Occupy Movement Shutting Down Ports, Capitalism, Jobs To Get Their Way (Communist Russian Revolution Part Deux)

Karl Marx summed up American liberalism better than anyone else (when he was actually writing about communism):

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”

I have often challenged Democrats to explain how their philosophy had nothing whatsoever to do with this essence-of-communism on this very blog.  Never once have I had a response.  Rather, I am greeted with the equivalent of the sound of “one hand clapping.”

We can all remember back to how the Obama regime, the Democrat Party and the mainstream media (the propaganda wing of the Obama regime and the Democrat Party) savaged the Tea Party.  Obama went so far as to classify us as “terrorists” via his Department of Homeland Security.  You know, along with combat veterans coming back from fighting for our liberty.  But then there’s the liberal and Democrat-blessed Occupy movement, with all of its rapes, drug overdoses, crime, violence, criminal defacement, mass arrests, contempt for authority and law, destruction of public property, not to mention giant piles of garbage rats and lice and all sorts of other parasites attracted by these parasites.

Journalists and reporters are the worst kind of liars, and fully deserve to “occupy” the lowest level of hell.  They posture themselves as “objective” and “neutral” when in fact they are shameless ideological tools of the left.  And in fact we can look back over history and see how the media has again and again been used to justify the rise of all of the regimes that were the most vile and murderous in human history.

This is the Occupy movement:

Occupy San Diego Holds Communism Seminar
The continuing appeal of history’s worst idea.
by John Hayward
12/05/2011

The San Diego chapter of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement has always been one of its more… colorful outposts.  They’re the ones who held a moment of silence in solidarity with the guy who shot at the White House, after all.  In the twilight of the Occupy saga, when only the hardcore crazies are left, places like San Diego are giving us a closer look at the “core beliefs” of the movement.
 
To that end, Occupy San Diego held a little seminar on the virtues of communism on Sunday.  The fun begins about six minutes into the clip.

[see video posted at Human Events]

There are a few things to be learned here, besides the astonishing historical ignorance and poor critical thinking skills of the Occupiers.  (Remember, a lot of these people are students.)  The enduring romantic appeal of a heavily sanitized communism should not be underestimated.  Communism and fascism were history’s worst ideas, but they experienced very different fates in the postwar era.  Communism evaded the deep grave in which fascism was rightly buried in Western society, and is still credited with marvelous good intentions, not least because it promises to free gullible young people from material concerns… by robbing them blind.
 
Thus, when the introductory speaker in San Diego repeats the hoary old promises that communism “seeks to eliminate the conditions in which the majority of workers live only to increase capital to fulfill the interests of the ruling class,” and “under communism, society’s wealth would be used in the interests of the workers,” she’s making it sound like advanced Obamanomics
 
Those ideas have not been discredited in the public mind, after causing a century of poverty and bloodshed, because Western academics will not allow them to be discredited.  Instead of reviewing the grisly wreckage of communist dungeon states and examining why those glittering visions of “everyone sharing everything” lead directly to gulags and enforced starvation, they ask their students to forget about all the unpleasant “mistakes” of totalitarian rulers who didn’t really understand the true communist genius, and restore full faith and credit in the good intentions of an invariably brutal and squalid system.
 
Later, the featured speaker muses that under socialism and Marxism, “everybody has a say, and all working-class people run society.”  Nothing could be further from the truth, and this delusion lies at the core of everything from the 80-proof Marxism sold at university lectures, to the white-lightning bathtub brew guzzled by the Occupiers… and the watered-down and focus-grouped socialism Barack Obama​ sells on a daily basis.  These people are simply ignoring the staggering amount of compulsive force necessary to make collectivist systems function.  The more “re-distributive” society becomes, the more force it must deploy against its people, and the less of a “say” they have in what occurs.
 
No amount of political activism, during the increasingly rare and ineffectual trips to the ballot box afforded under collectivist systems, can possibly replace the “say” working-class people exercise through the full ownership of their private property, and the accompanying economic liberty this provides.  What a dismal cultural and educational failure it is, to see so many young people who not only fail to understand this, but believe their ignorance makes them morally superior.  The Occupy Wall Street tragedy lies in its loss of appreciation for economic liberty, and the failure to appreciate that all other liberties ultimately spring from it, because if you own nothing, you can refuse nothing
 
Of course, since their defining act is the forcible appropriation of property they don’t own, and the refusal to contribute to its maintenance and repair, that’s not really a surprise.  The approval of compulsion for “righteous” ends is written into this movement’s DNA.

As to the final paragraph, it’s right on the money, fact-wise.  Here is the Occupy Movement leaving a million dollars in damage at just one protest sight; here is the Occupy Movement leaving thirty tons of literally toxic filth at just one sight; here’s the Occupy Movement destroying small businesses (see also here and here) and saying, “You don’t matter; your rights and your property don’t matter.  All that matters is our beloved movement.”

All across the country – in flagrent disregard of government orders – the Occupy movement “occupied” publicly owned areas and demonstrated the fact that they are quintessentially fascist.  When they blockaded streets, they were in effect saying, “We are usurping your rights to public streets that you paid for because we the fascisti trump you.  You have the right to do what we let you do, and nothing more.”

Keep in mind, while Barack Obama and Democrats self-righteously pretend that only they care about jobs that they ENDORSED and BLESSED this Marxist movement:

Occupy Ports: West Coast occupiers unite
For the first time, OWS movements plan a coordinated protest. Will it work?
Stephanie RiceDecember 9, 2011 06:26

OAKLAND — As anti-Wall Street protesters attempt to regroup and settle in for winter after a series of police raids that stripped much of the movement of its signature camps, protesters on the West Coast are staging a comeback.

On Dec. 12, Occupy movements from Seattle to San Diego say they will shut down their local ports, temporarily stopping the flow of capital on the West Coast. Organizers say they aim to disrupt the business of the “1 percent” — in this case, the corporations that own shipping terminals and do business at the ports.

If successful, shutting down the West Coast port system would be a massive show of power for a movement that in some cities seems to have lost some of its momentum along with the camps. It would also mark the first time the loosely organized and very decentralized Occupy movements have coordinated in a major way.

Occupy World: What OWS is really about

The action comes at a pivotal moment for the two-month-old movement, with protesters facing down a chill both from dropping temperatures and authorities who are increasingly losing patience with tents outside City Hall.

In recent weeks, police have cleared large encampments in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and elsewhere. In Boston, protesters were ordered Thursday to clear out by midnight, although the deadline passed and police did not evict them.

“It’s a really incredible opportunity to build infrastructure for communication between the different movements,” said Jed Johnson, a 26-year-old baker and barista who attended a recent port-shutdown planning meeting in Oakland.

Occupy World: Curtains for Occupy Boston?

“There’s a little bit of a lull right now,” he added. “Stuff like this is important to keep people out here.”

The move has also galvanized Occupy movements in other cities. Texas occupiers have called for protesters to gather in Houston and march on that city’s port. Even landlocked Denver is trying to get in on the action, with plans to protest at a local Wal-Mart distribution center.

In Oakland, protesters like Johnson are hoping for a repeat of Nov. 2, when tens of thousands converged en masse on the Port of Oakland, successfully stopping the flow of goods overnight.

It could be more complicated this time. The powerful International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which represents most of the port workers whom protesters say they are supporting, has publicly rejected the blockade effort.

“It appears here that outside groups intent on driving their own agendas outside of the ILWU and the Coast Longshore Division are attempting to co-opt the Union,” ILWU leaders wrote in a Nov. 21 memo to union locals.

Some protesters say they believe the rank-and-file port workers are with them and that union leaders are simply being careful to avoid legal problems that could arise if it appeared they were endorsing the shutdown.

Others are taking pains to avoid potential conflicts they worry could strain the warm relationship Occupy has shared with labor groups so far.

In Vancouver, Canada, Occupy member Mya Mayhem said protesters are still talking with local ILWU members and haven’t decided whether their demonstration that day will include attempting to halt port business.

“It is definitely our plan to send as much of a message as we can to union busters and environmental polluters but (we) are striving to maintain a good working relationship with our unions at the same time,” Mayhem wrote in an email.

“As soon as we find out what method will best represent the 99 percent we will go ahead,” Mayhem added.

In Oakland, officials are taking the threat of a second shutdown seriously. Port commissioners recently took out a full-page ad in local papers, reading in part:

“Shutting down the Port of Oakland is a bad idea. Another shutdown will only make things worse — diverting cargo, tax revenue, and jobs to other communities. It will hurt working people and harm our community.”

To bring port traffic to a standstill, protesters need to have enough people blocking terminal entrances so that a local arbitrator declares the situation a health and safety hazard, which will effectively stop port activity until the crowds dissipate or are cleared away.

In Oakland, it remains unclear whether protesters can mobilize those numbers the way they did on Nov. 2, when massive crowds streamed into the port and easily shut it down.

Unlike on Nov. 2, these days there is no camp outside City Hall. A small number of protesters — including at least one “tree-sitter” perched in a Sycamore — have been maintaining a vigil at the quiet plaza. But the space no longer provides the sense of community and visible reminder of the movement’s existence it did when there were 180 tents in it.

Numbers have been dwindling at general assemblies, the meetings where protesters discuss and vote on proposals. At several recent general assemblies, protesters have struggled to keep at least 100 — the number required to bring proposals to a vote — in the outdoor amphitheater that at one point swelled with crowds of more than 1,000.

“There is a sense of loss,” said Lucas, a member of Occupy Oakland’s finance committee who, like many protesters, gave only his first name. “What the camp did was provide a sense of place.”

But Lucas said he has faith that protesters will carry on without their tents. “The fact that the camp is not here does not change that we are living in a time of the most radical increase in inequality in history,” he said.

In economically hard-hit California, the movement does appear to have traction with the public. A recent Field Poll of 1,000 Californians found that 58 percent agree with the underlying reasons for the protest. A little less than half — 46 percent — said they personally identify with the movement.

For now, the toughest challenge may be simply building enough momentum to get through the winter, when protest activities — especially those by campus groups — are generally expected to quiet down.

And for those holdout cities still maintaining camps, the dropping temperatures pose a major obstacle.

Reached by phone earlier this week, Occupy Denver member Jeannie Hartley said she had more immediate concerns than her group’s involvement in the port shutdown day — mainly the roughly 50-75 people, a mix of homeless and activists, she said, who remain outside in record-cold temperatures.

“It’s going to be minus-6 degrees tonight,” Hartley said, “and we’ve got people camping.”

Check out GlobalPost’s full coverage on Occupy Wall Street here.

There’s a story that came out in the Associated Press that started like this:

Los Angeles—The Occupy LA protesters are gone, but Susan Hutchinson wonders if her customers will ever come back.

The manager of a downtown farmers market stared toward a barricaded City Hall park Thursday, where vendors until recently sold baskets of plump strawberries and tomatoes, buttery croissants and bunches of fresh-cut roses. The weekly, open-air market was uprooted from the park by the two-month Occupy LA protest, and merchants suffered when relocated across the street from what became a squalid encampment of earnest activists, disenchanted youth, the homeless and drug abusers.

“We were collateral damage,” Hutchinson lamented about the political protest that became “more like a refugee camp.” A quarter of vendors stopped coming and business fell off by as much as 50 percent for those that remained.

Hutchinson’s complaints were among scores heard by City Hall leading up to the decision by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to evict hundreds of protesters from the park in a late-night raid, resulting in nearly 300 arrests last week. The behind-the-scenes pressure added weight to more obvious problems, from illegal drug use to seeping portable toilets to lice.

The left is as filthy and parasitic as the lice that inhabit their bodies.

They crush little people in the name of the little people.  And then count on other little people to be too ignorant to understand that fact.

Further down the article, there’s another quote:

Occupy activists are unapologetic and say critics are missing the big picture by focusing on inconveniences instead of the broader problems of society and the camp’s efforts to raise awareness.

You see, under Marxism and under fascism, the ends justify the means.  People who demand that we have more and more and more government power and government control have the right to ignore government power and government control in order to push their agenda.  They have the right to shut down and destroy your business and the livelihoods of your employees to demand more “jobs.”

Hypocrisy is their quintessential essence.

Here’s the cost of just the Occupy L.A. movement alone as estimated by a liberal Democrat mayor:

Last week the park looked like a faded industrial yard—concrete barriers topped with chain-link fencing walled off what was left of the lawn, once popular with sunbathers and tourists. Villaraigosa has said the cleanup and repair to the park might cost more than $1 million.

And somehow they started out with a beautiful park paid for with Other People’s Money and they turned it into a representation of what is truly in their own ugly souls: a Berlin Wall in microcosm.

This is the true soul of liberalism and the true soul of the Democrat Party.  The more power they get, the uglier they become.

These people don’t want jobs and they don’t give one damn about the little guy.  All they want is power and control and the ability to decide who wins and who loses.  The essence of the right is individual liberty based on the principles of free-markets and limited central government.  The essence of the left is totalitarianism.

The Russian people and the German people got what was coming to them, and we’re getting what is coming to us, too.  Because we all made the same mistake; we trusted in leftists to take control of our government and thus take control of our economy and our lives.  The only question as to how long we will suffer and how bad our suffering will be is merely a question as to how long we are willing to allow the people that I describe above to have power.

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2 Responses to “Liberalism = Marxism. See The Occupy Movement Shutting Down Ports, Capitalism, Jobs To Get Their Way (Communist Russian Revolution Part Deux)”

  1. stick a fork in Occupy Says:

    The main difference between Liberalism and Communism is that Liberalism is rooted in the European Enlightenment, on the basis of individual rights (now claimed by conservatives), transformed into rights as consumers, under a State Paternalism. Communism, in so far as we are talking about Marxism, is rooted in German philosophy (Hegel et al) and does not recognize individual rights vis a vis the State, and demands that socialism is inevitable, on the basis of a modified Hegelian dialectic. Marxists believe in uniting with LIberals against conservatism or fascism, whether liberals like it or not; it’s a shotgun wedding. Liberalism sees the State as a regulator of capitalism, Marxism sees the State as the vehicle through which capitalism will be transformed into communism at the point of a gun (Leninism). To conflate these two ideologies is easy for a lazy writer, but in fact they are very different, even if one doesn’t care for either.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    stick a fork in Occupy,

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

    You want to lecture me for “conflating” and being “lazy,” do you?

    Your description of “liberalism” is perfectly dandy – as long as people understand that what you present as a definition of modern liberalism is actually that of classical liberalism.

    What is classical liberalism?

    Classical liberalism is the philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government, constitutionalism, rule of law, due process, and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.

    What does that have to do with modern American liberals or the Democrat Party? Absolultely NOTHING. They walked away from ALL of it. Only Republicans are true to the ideals of classical liberalism.

    When you point out that individual rights are now claimed by conservatives, you kind of fall of the cliff of your own point. Because individual rights are CENTRAL to the “classical liberalism” as embraced and defined by our founding fathers.

    Liberals ABANDONED “classical liberalism” and embraced SOMETHING ELSE which they relabeled as “liberalism.”

    And when you look at what modern liberals want – particularly as being enacted by the Occupy Movement – you can clearly see fascist (national socialist) and Marxist (international socialist) thought written ALL OVER IT.

    That is, if you’re not conflating completely different things in an extremely intellectually lazy manner.

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