|I'm very much on the Left which should be evident if I'm here, which I am. Nonetheless, I am crazy about philosophy, classic lit, history, political science, and the arts. Thus again, why I am here to some degree. I have been around the world and seen kindness where I would not expect and extreme evil which is right here at home in the U S of A. I wish Americans would wake-up to reality and get their brains unlocked from church and Faux News and read and research the truth. I abhor violence and pseudo-Christians who never truly know Jesus Christ, but listen to lies from sermons every Sunday. I was brought up in the Bible Belt so I have a lot of experience with religions. But I think Marx was right about organized religion and certainly about capitalism as a poison to humans. Thus I also abhor suffering through deceitful government and elites that dodge taxes and pay lobbyists to control the laws for greed and selfishness.|
The Dilemma of Liberty vs Labor is Property or Capital
My argument is a deviant argument from the common narrative that has been taught for many decades. The United States is not a nation that supports an ideology of reason and human dignity. The United States is a regime that thrives on the blood and sweat of the masses to preserve capital or even perceived capital and profits. The Bolshevik Revolution that overthrew the Russian monarchy remained Left of the United States even after the attack and blockade. The United States needed the masses to believe the Bolsheviks turned against their own doctrine to survive. The mistake made by the United States was the Red Scare and McCarthyism attack on Communism. The principle is a dilemma of democracy vs pseudo-democracy (doctrine of property).
What is the basis of political theory?
From the Right side of the political theory spectrum is preservation of the state and the regime that preserves the state. To use the United States as an example, the preservation of capital which also consists of natural resources and profits. What differentiates the Right vs Left is focus on property, capital, and profits. The human being is an agent or slave for the preservation of this principle to be subject to capital and property.
From the Left side of the political theory is preservation of human dignity for every individual. This doctrine or ideology of betterment of masses is a principle of reason and personal liberty of free will. Capital and property are not the purpose of quality of life. The objective is intelligence and egalitarianism.
My name is Fred Phillips I am 43 years old. I was brought up to believe in the principle of meritocracy. I have worked at Fast Food restaurants, grocery stores, telemarketing, lawn-care, factories, and most of all as a professional commercial truck driver. The harder one works the higher up the success ladder one can achieve. What I learned working as a laborer is under this belief system there is no liberty or freedom as an agent of the capital and profits. Any human dignity is swallowed up for the sake of preservation as the agent of capital and profits. The relationship can appear to have respect or dignity, but that is only when capital and profits are first priority. The employee is truly a slave to the regime that uses capital to maximize profits. The only freedom extended to the slave is termination of employment, but the need for housing and food will not be met.
When Christopher Columbus first arrived on an island near the Americas he was surprised to see the doctrine of property was not what he believed it should be. He abused, tortured, and massacred those people because he wanted their property even though it was freely given (Zinn, 2003). The doctrine of property can only succeed under military dominance and control of information. Both of which is supremely achieved by the regime of the United States. So much so that the truth of the Left has been perverted to appear an enemy to the masses, but in reality the Left to be Left must persevere as an egalitarian doctrine not built on property, but life of humanity. The United States has not been a nation that thrived on preservation of humanity for which we have the genocide of the Native Americans to verify that, but they are not alone throughout the course of American History. The United States in its quest to achieve dominance of property, capital, and profits has crucified the Irish, Italians, Chinese, Japanese, Catholics, Hispanics, and all that represent those without property, capital, and profits (e.g. the poor).
The narrative broadcasted in our schools and over mainstream media in the U.S. is one where the United States had made no mistakes as it had traveled along history on the golden road of democracy; nor does it continue to make mistakes. This is regardless of the fact that the President Ronald Reagan won the Presidency on the argument that the federal government has too many problems from within that prevents our nation from thriving. On top of that, the majority of the two-party political regime has continually argued that point; while backsliding towards more military aggression (DOD, DOJ & NATO) and totalitarianism of social conformity under a banner of capitalism or fascism (oligarchy). The truth will never be broadcasted from representatives, stewards, or officials of the government. However the regime and people of the United States still struggles for the thesis of the American Revolution (e.g. never honestly about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”). The thesis being free and fair access at profits and preserving rights and property. If after ten million years of existence, it is only within the last one hundred thousand years that we as a species have ownership or property called “civilization”, but that meant either stealing that property from a nonexistent landlord or stealing it via bloodshed and/or death from one who already previously lived there. Recently a narrative has returned of Cold War (NATO) and anti-communism from Russia, as it has been perceived to trouble Ukraine. However, the point is not about political theory, but profits and property of stockpiles of natural gas and oil within Russia.
However my argument is not about property that is land, vehicle, or anything that is physical in nature that you live on or ride in, but property of one’s own thoughts. The Revolutions of United States, France, and Russia were never first about land or profits, but reason and ideology. The Revolution of the United States would never have taken place without the arguments published and voiced by Thomas Paine. Regardless how professionals can twist and turn the Constitution of the United States, the arguments of Thomas Paine were easy to had been understood with a mutual consensus with the various classes. The primary difference from the American Revolution from the Bolshevik Revolution was leadership and doctrine of that leadership. Bolsheviks knew the old story of the Grasshopper and the Ants from Aesop’s Fables. They knew the oligarchy (Grasshopper) would manipulate and deceive the Russian people (Ants).
The Revolution of the United States was different than the revolutions of France and Russia:
· The nation called the United States was founded on a set of British colonies.
· The nation of the United States was recently an inhabited region of various groups of indigenous cultures that made up a society we call, the Native Americans.
· The Native Americans first traded with Western Civilization until propaganda was created to think ill of the Native Americans.
· Then a doctrine of genocide started to expand British settlements.
· This land was open to the Dutch, French, Spanish, and British before it was taken over.
· A series of British tariffs and taxes to corner the Market for the East India Company for tea and everything else the King of England owned for maximizing profits (e.g. monopoly)
· British military brigades of soldiers and sailors to police taxes, tariffs, and East India Co. products overwhelmed colonies that caused uncomfortable feelings. Basically what happened was a blockade by the British Empire of the British colonies.
· A distant regime had made the British Colonist oligarchy feel threatened because profits were channeled directly to the King of England.
· British colonist oligarchs started a propaganda campaign of individual liberty, rights, and privileges for property and profits.
· British colonist had declared the British monarchy had infringed on their rights and liberties to capitalize. British laws had prevented Dutch, French, German, or whatever tea, coffee, or etc. to be bought and sold in the British colonies. These are the fundamental grievances for the American Revolution.
The French Revolution (not supported by United States even though France aided British Colonist before it became USA) was very much more closely related to the Russian Revolution. The masses were sickly poor. All three the United States, France, and Russia required broadcast of propaganda to unite and inspire the Revolutions so that is the one link. The Austrian royalty that was their French queen insulted the French masses.
All three did have another common link, they all required oligarchs to form a parliament or regime to act outside of the monarchy to intervene. The only supreme difference was the Russian oligarchy had their regime overthrown shortly after it started. If Napoleon had not declared himself an emperor France may have survived longer as a parliamentary monarchy or republic. Lenin had established a regime that had never ever been done before. The regime of communism, the closest doctrine to true egalitarianism or democracy ever achieved. Remember the word and principle ideology of “democracy” was a newborn as far as civilization goes. “Communalism” too was a newborn, I do not understand the severe animosity towards the principle of communism, and I don’t know if I ever will. The idea of a society without a rich, middle, and poor class has always appealed to me. A society where the priority is education and progress. I never believed that someone could receive an education to be a medical physician, lawyer, air plane pilot, or whatever should be based on their access given or not given to them by their relations, but I do not believe in divine destiny in a society of narcissistic greed and profit driven privileges. I do not believe that someone who designs a new money market scheme should earn more than one who was trained to save lives with surgical skills. Nonetheless, that is the world we live in. A person can sale stocks without a college degree can earn more than one who devoted their 6-10 years in medical school. I am sure some can argue that I have digressed from the thesis, but I argue, Remember, the class is about understand what a revolution is. And a revolution is all about descent.
The greatest revolution of all time was the Russian’s Reds Revolution. The whole world watched in awe as the greatest military force of the world broke apart from within due to an ideology for aspiration of egalitarianism and pacifism. Russia was America’s Right Arm as a mercenary regime. When the Bolsheviks overthrew the new government of Russia and withdrew from the World War, it became personal for the United States to oppose that regime and setup a blockade around Russia to hopefully starve her and inspire a counter revolution, but it did not work. However, it did create long-term contentions between Russia and United States.
As Americans of the 21st century and post Cold War, it's difficult to share the same global perspective of Americans of the 19th & 20th centuries. That difficulty consists of recognition of Russia as an important ally. Germany and Ottoman Empire has been an enemy.
Freelance journalist, John Reed was a Harvard alumni and advocate of the Socialist Party. Before you freak out with all those Rightwing-authoritarian dogma rhetoric and turn off your reasoning, let me elaborate by arguing that Socialism was not widely feared, but if one was to research elections from the early 1900's, it will be seen that even in Indiana there was a growing Socialist Party. I think it was something like 12 or maybe even 15% of the polls had voted Socialists. Also, the famous American author Jack London was a powerful advocate for the American Socialist Party.
I will return to my point of what I learned from reading John Reed's book, Ten Days That Shook the World. Mr. Reed had argued that the Russian "propertied" class had shadowily conspired for a revolution of the absolute monarchy for a plutocracy or oligarchy with a pseudo-republican regime.
John Reed argued that the Bolsheviks were prepared for the Revolution of a regime change towards a constitutional republican government much like the United States or even a parliamentary monarchy regime like Great Britain, but the Russian masses were aware of the same issues at hand of both regimes and doctrines which left the masses still in a state of poverty and struggle for want as well as a serfdom.
I have spent most of my life researching, reading, talking with Russians, Ukrainians, and even other Europeans and Eastern Europeans (e.g. Poles, and etc) to understand and learn the truth about Russia. I became intrigued about the Cold War and U.S.S.R. (Russia) when I was introduced to Russian classical music (e.g. the music for the famous ballet, The Nutcracker). Even in October of 2003, I got to travel and see various major cities of Eastern Europe including Kyiv. I learned some Ukrainian and Russian, not just speaking, but also I learned to read (which was very difficult).
Everything I have learned about Russians has been contrary to the portrayed narrative by our regime and mainstream media. There has been a Class War since perhaps the dawn of civilization, but only recently has there been friction. I have seen that in the early 1900’s that the people of the United States truly exhausted the democratic process to constitutionally transform the United States regime to a true egalitarian doctrine, but failed due to the shadow oligarchs that preserved their craftiness to pervert the American ideology as a constitutional republic, but in reality has been a fascist regime or pseudo-democratic regime under a banner of liberty and human rights. The Authoritarian-Right will stop at nothing to persuade and even coerce every citizen of the world that theirs is a ideology that preserves the interest of humanity, but its at the expense of selfmutilation through a false doctrine of capitalism. From the beginning since the birth of the Declaration of Independence, the arguments from those like Thomas Paine has been on the basis of egalitarianism and end of imperialism, conquest, expansion, and world domination for ownership of all resources and labors.
A campaign to destroy a political theory which maybe interpreted as democracy or egalitarianism. The campaign waged against Reds or Communism was always a class war and political theoretical war against democracy. The minds of the masses had already proven easily persuaded against “Indians”, the genocide of Native Americans to broaden the lands of the United States. The 19th century required a propaganda campaign to increase labor to build the railroad. People came from Ireland, China, and everywhere. However the doctrine of White Supremacy had remained in power as the KKK, John Birch Society, and American mainstream Christianity throughout every major city of the United States. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood that race and class was ultimately were instruments to keep labor, property, and profits in the same control of the ruling class. This was no different than philosophy of Karl Marx for a revolution of the poor labor masses once the “False- consciousness
I just want to leave you with this thought; can a regime of non-professional politicians be expected to establish a successful nation while under duress of blockade from the United States, England, and etc.? The protagonist, John Reed came to this realization. The primary crisis and cause of contention in governments is the professional politicians that make deals under tables that perpetuate the division of classes and preserve the doctrine of for profits on the necks of the masses.
The primary dilemma of our survival is the doctrine of property. The Bolsheviks had an answer to this, but it meant a love of intelligence and human dignity more than ownership of property, capital, and profits. Above this is an age of technology and consumerism of property. But can we agree that the doctrine of preservation of property and capital has destroyed too many lives and is the cause of extinction of all animal life. We see the remnants of an ancient civilization throughout the world with technology that appears to match us in medicine. The doctrine of capital and property has kept us in the dark of medical progress. Due to the nature of preservation of profits and property there is no chance of a change. My argument is the Bolsheviks did succeed in putting off the Right’s agenda to preserve property and capital. If the United States would have worked in diplomatic harmony for the principle of egalitarianism it is conceivable that we would be living in a pacifist world today without the fear doctrine to preserve property and capital.
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