It is beneficial to remind ourselves periodicallyof the realities in the struggle between Constitutionalism / Capitalism and Marxism-Leninism. It is a continual struggle, whether we acknowledge it or not. And the enemy of America as a constitutional republic with a capitalistic economic system is Marxism-Leninism, whether it be characterized as communism, socialism, progressivism, leftism, statism, or liberalism (in its current state).
Historically, we can consider the birth of the fusion between Marxism and Leninism to be in 1917, when Vladimir Lenin first took power as the leader of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, later to be known as the USSR. Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution that gave the world its first taste of socialism, established as Communism. He transformed the political philosophy of Marxism into his own brand, Marxism-Leninism. Here are a few of his famous quotations1:
"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."
"One man with a gun can control 100 without one."
"A lie told often enough becomes the truth."
"Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."
"The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament."
"The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency."
"The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses."
"Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism."
"Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever."
"There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel."
"Democracy is indispensable to socialism."
"It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed."
It is well-recognized that President Obama's political philosophy is heavily influenced by Marxism-Leninism, originating primarily through his childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. He has demonstrated through his policy implementation that he believes in a strong centralized government and increasing governmental control over the financial system, media, education, energy, healthcare, private property, where people live, their means of transportation, and how they behave.
His beliefs are reflected in his words:
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times."2
"Generally, the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties."3
"If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."2
"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."4
"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."5
"I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program."6
"I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution..."7
"If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun."8
"...We're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us."9