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Putting the Party Before People - Part 1

Written by Ray Peach

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On Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed accused the Republicans of putting party loyalty ahead of the needs of the nation. He stated that he hoped that the Republicans had learned their lesson and would work with Obama and give him what he needs to turn the country around. Specifically he mentioned raising the debt ceiling, and other issues such as the ridiculous $40 tax cut for people who pay into Social Security; but as we see with GM and Solyndra, which received $535M in loan guarantees, the money these people are squandering, benefits political functionaries, not the nation as is claimed.

While Obama’s culpability is unmistakable, it is important to note that George Bush (v2.0) also pumped tens of billions of dollars into GM. He hid the money in places like the 2008 Pentagon budget that included $25B in supposed loans that would never be repaid.  This was followed by $34B more in TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program), money that was supposedly appropriated to bail out the banks.  In July 2005, Bush made Solyndra possible when he signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, creating the 1703 loan guarantee program; and in 2007, Solyndra was one of 16 “clean-tech-companies” to receive startup funding from the Department of Energy.

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The truth is, Democrats and Republicans form a single mass political party, designed to create the illusion of choice. Obama’s mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski said that a mass political party is an essential component of a totalitarian autocracy. Such a party begins initially with a small percentage of the total population of men and women, creating a hard core of true believers. This core is passionately and unquestionably dedicated to the socialist ideology, and is prepared in every way to assist and promote its general acceptance. The party can either be superior to, or intertwined with, the governmental bureaucracy whose machinery is designed to create a labyrinth of obscurity, which is impossible for the average citizen to penetrate.  This includes the judicial machinery, which becomes part of the administrative and bureaucratic hierarchy. 

All socialist governments are called democratic, but it is only the elite who is actually allowed to vote. Citizens may attend a plebiscite,  but the candidates are pre-selected by the party so the choice has no real effect on who governs. The First Known Political Party The concept of a political party originates with the ancient Greeks. Athens is often described as the cradle of Democracy, but as it turns out, the first known elections actually took place in ancient Israel, nearly a thousand years before Greece even existed.  This aside, it is true that ancient Greece is the origin of modern democracy, just not the democracy many people have been led to think. Around 620 BC, Athens was on the verge of revolution after years of aristocratic infighting and tyranny. In an attempt to solve this problem, a new lawgiver emerged called Draco who wrote the first constitution and legal code of Athens.

On its own, Draco’s constitution didn’t get much attention until a pompous, self-righteous politician named Solon, championed it.  Solon had become the chief magistrate, but had a weakness in that he didn’t like to kill people. He could have easily become just another tyrant, but made the observation that, “Tyranny is a very pretty position. The problem is, there’s no way out of it [save death].”  George Washington would make a similar observation when he was offered the job of king after the war with England. Under the Greek system, those who had power exercised it socially through a share cropping system. Under this system, a large number of Athenians paid 1/6 of their produce to a superior individual, as a fee for access to the land. If there was a problem and the fee could not be paid, the sharecropper was held personally responsible and sold into slavery. There was a court, of sorts, that provided a legal avenue for appeal; but the ruling class controlled it and few had the courage to challenge it.  In time the situation became so desperate that the lower classes began to rebel. What Athens needed was a system that allowed aristocrats, who had power and wealth, to work with other aristocrats who were in search of power and wealth without killing each other off. Otherwise, there would eventually be no ruling class.

Solon solved this problem by eliminating the threat of slavery for unpaid debts.  He then created a new supreme council to enact laws and oversee the election of public officers. This gave the average citizen some voice in the direction of the city. Access to political and military office, which had been restricted to specific families, would instead be determined by wealth as measured in land and slaves.  Ultimately the supreme council, which placed restrictions on who could appear on the ballot, became organized into what we would now call a political party. Today this kind of single party “democracy” is called social democracy, and forms the political foundation of all communist states, including: Vietnam, North Korea, and the People’s Republic of China whose constitution declares itself a “democratic dictatorship.”  Solon’s democracy was also the basis for the Soviet Union and for Pol Pot’s Democratic Kampuchea (Cambodia).

Political Parties and Socialist Totalitarian Dictatorships The German sociologist Max Weber (1864 – 1920) said that, “A political party is a group of human beings, stably organized with the objective of securing and maintaining for its leaders the control of the government, and with the further objective of giving its members, through such control, ideal and material benefits and advantages”.   Weber defines the state and its government as an, “entity which claims a monopoly on the legitimate use of force,” creating the foundation of modern socialist governments. Socialists view the party as a means for the elite to achieve wealth and power through force if necessary, where Harold Lasswell from the Frankfurt School, defines the elite as being those “with the most power.”  This isn’t an original perspective, as it probably states the belief of every despot since the beginning of time. The difference between the socialists’ view of the political party and the Hebrew-Christian one is the difference between coercion and cooperation. Coercion is at the heart of Mussolini’s Fascism and Hitler’s National Socialism where they repeatedly preached the socialists’ formula, “Believe, Obey, Fight.”

The Soviets were different in that they loved to proclaim that their Democratic-Socialist Party was a democratically organized movement composed of class-conscious workers and peasants. This was part of a design to give the outward appearance of inner party democracy, where the final authority resided in the hands of the party membership.  A congress was supposed to meet every three years to elect a Central Committee to legislate on behalf of the congress until the congress met again. The executive branch of the party was the Politburo, and the bureaucratic branch was called the Party Secretariat. Under these two central party branches there were 15 duplicate “Republican Party” organizations for each Soviet state, such as Soviet Georgia, or Azerbaijan. These were further divided into 544 city organizations, and 350,000 primary organizations.

Regardless of how it appeared, the Soviet structure was, in fact, a centralized dictatorship, where Lenin, Stalin, and all of his successors, including Gorbachev, had no less power than Hitler or Mussolini. The difference was that power was exercised through the skillful manipulation of the party machinery  so that one Marxist could put his henchmen into key positions, while denouncing the henchman of his rivals.   Eventually, Stalin had taken total control of the party, and through it, the government and the military.

Over time, The Soviet Democratic-Socialist Party, German National Socialist Party, and the Italian National Fascist Party grew to become the dominant and eventually the only party in their respective countries. That doesn’t mean that every citizen was a member, just that no other parties were possible. By 1927, Italian Fascists only represented about 1 million people, or about 2 percent of the population. Then as party membership became a requirement for employment, a second tier of the party began to grow where the entry requirements were substantially reduced. Finally, people were forced to join if they wanted to or not, thus creating another level resulting in a mass political party.   Part 2 will begin with America’s founding  

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Ray_PeachMr. Peach (visit his website) ·is a retired engineer who spent a great deal of his life traveling the world to solve problems for fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Government.·After serving 8 years in U.S. Naval Air he went to work for Litton Guidance Systems as a field engineer, working in the Middle East and Asia. For the next 12 years he worked as a systems engineer for Hughes Aircraft where he was involved with the F-14D, F-15E, and the F/A-18 tactical aircraft...........read more

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