Enemies Within

A group calling itself the Freedom Socialist Party has been in the news lately. This prompted me to look into FSP, its values and its goals.

From their very own website:

“Welcome! The U.S. Freedom Socialist Party is a revolutionary, socialist feminist organization, dedicated to the replacement of capitalist rule by a genuine workers’ democracy that will guarantee full economic, social, political and legal equality to all who are exploited, oppressed and repelled by the profit system and its offshoot—imperialism.”

“FSP’s founders….linked their own rich experiences to the Marxist understanding that only the working class has the power to take humanity to the next level.” Their world view “flowed directly from the ideas of early socialist thinkers like Marx, Clara Zetkin, and the co-leaders of the Russian Revolution, V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky.”

This group idolizes ruthless mass murdering communists such as Josef Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Russian revolutionaries Lenin and Trotsky. Why should millions of peace loving, hard-working Americans have a problem with this group of fanatics?

Let’s look at what kind of person their hero Trotsky was.

“Vladimir Cherniaev, a leading Russian historian wrote that,

“Trotsky bears a great deal of responsibility both for the victory of the Red Army in the civil war, and for the establishment of a one-party authoritarian state with its apparatus for ruthlessly suppressing dissent. As a Jacobin in spirit, he was not frightened by the smell of freshly spilled blood. He was in ideologist and practitioner of the Red Terror. He despised ‘bourgeois democracy’; he believed that spinelessness and soft-heartedness would destroy the revolution, and that the suppression of the propertied classes and political opponents would clear the historical arena for socialism. He was the initiator of concentration camps, compulsory ‘labour armies’ and the militarization of labour, and the state takeover of trade unions. Trotsky was implicated in many practices which would become standard in the Stalin era, including summary executions.”[i]

Ukranian Victims of Socialist Utopian Dreams. The murder of millions of Ukranian peasants in 1932-33 by Stalin’s Soviet regime has become widely known as the "Holodomor" , which means “to kill by means of starvation.” Of course, the policies that led to this humanitarian catastrophe were done in the name of “progress” for the “good” of the communist motherland.

Ukranian Victims of Socialist Utopian Dreams.
The murder of millions of Ukranian peasants in 1932-33 by Stalin’s Soviet regime has become widely known as the “Holodomor” , which means “to kill by means of starvation.” Of course, the policies that led to this humanitarian catastrophe were done in the name of “progress” for the “good” of the communist motherland.

 A group that looks to Leon Trotsky for inspiration is a group that is out to destroy America as we know it. The Freedom Socialist Party is run by fanatics who believe in suppressing free speech, and spilling the blood of middle class and wealthy Americans for their utopian dreams. They wish to tear down the fabric of American society and replace it with something else. These misguided people are the ideological offspring of history’s most ruthless killers. They are truly enemies within.

Frotho Canutus

[i] p. 191, Critical Companion to the Russian Revolution, 1914-1921; Edited by Edward Acton, V. I͡u. Cherni͡aev, William G. Rosenberg; Indiana University Press, 1997.

MSNBC “Progressives” Continue To Hack Away At The Traditional Family Unit.

MSNBC “expert” and Tulane University college professor Melissa Harris-Perry thinks your children are not your responsibility, but rather the responsibility of the “community.” (See video below) Of course, her choice of the word “community” is just a euphemism for the state or the government. She also talks about “investments” in the children. What she is advocating is for more resources and responsibility to be shifted away from parents and families and into government-run programs for the purpose of indoctrinating children with a left-wing, statist ideology. It’s an old idea that has been practiced before with disastrous results by the communist party under Josef Stalin, and the national socialist/fascists in Germany led by Adolph Hitler. The frightening thing about this is that MSNBC produced this promotional video for viewer consumption and therefore is giving its tacit approval to this crazy notion that parents are not responsible for their children, and that your children will be better off if raised by government “experts.” MSNBC and Harris-Perry are couching destructive ideas with nice sounding phrases, good looks and slick marketing. Der Staat will die Kontrolle über Ihre Kinder.

Putting aside the fact that Harris-Perry’s expressed vision of child education is simpatico with the child rearing practices of the tyrants and mass murderers of the 20th century; there is no evidence that parents who take responsibility for educating and raising their children do a poorer job of it than parents who show little interest. In fact the opposite is certainly true. One important reason Asian students often academically outshine their non-Asian peers is because their parents are more involved in their children’s education and demand excellence from them.

Another reason Ms. Harris-Perry’s idea is a bad one is the existence of the phenomenon called “diffusion of responsibility.” In large groups, where no one has been assigned personal responsibility or made to be “in charge” (unlike a parent who is motivated to assume responsibility for their children due to moral obligations or even for personal, selfish reasons), everyone tends to assume that someone else is responsible, in this case, for raising the children. This means that in Harris-Perry’s world, many more children will “slip through the cracks” because they will not get the same love and attention that only parents can give. Parents have a direct vested interest in the success and well-being of their children. Collective groups will never have or feel that same connection to individual children and therefore are a very poor substitute indeed. Guard your children, people. Be aware the Left is coming after them. You better fight them at every step of the way. Do not let them implement their crazy ideas in your communities or at any other level. Get involved and stay involved. Don’t be afraid to challenge them publicly.

Publius Canutus