The Revolution the US is Experiencing – and What if it Succeeds

Article author: 
Ron Lipsman
Article publisher: 
American thinker
Article date: 
October 14, 2020
Article category: 
Our American Future
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It may be difficult to admit that a full-scale revolution is brewing in the United States of America...

As for putsches or cleansings at our leading cultural institutions, can you say, “cancel culture”? ...

Virtually all the opinion molding organs of American society are in the hands of the revolutionaries: the entire educational establishment, the media, the law schools, the libraries, big corporation boards, the entertainment industry and the Democratic Party. Moreover, they are winning. The youth of America have been brainwashed for at least the last 50 years...

This eventuality represents the success of an idea that is generally attributed to Antonio Gramsci – that is, politics runs downstream from culture. The Progressive Movement began its ongoing revolution 125 years ago with the express goal of destroying the classic American culture and overthrowing the established political system. They have succeeded at the former. But the political revolution has not quite yet come to fruition....

First, traditionally, Americans:
  • Are committed to republican government.
  • Hold liberty (as opposed to equality) as its most cherished ideal.
  • Believe in the sanctity of God-given individual rights.
  • Also believe strongly in free enterprise.
  • Uphold the rule of law.
  • Believe in US “exceptionalism” – that is, unlike all the other nations, the US is an exceptional land with the moral authority and right to lead the peoples of the world in the fight for freedom, justice and opportunity.
  • Agree that religion plays a key role in developing the morality that allows government by the people to succeed.
  • And subscribes to the political, cultural and ethical tenets of classic Western Civilization.
 
The political revolution that the Progressives foresaw replaced the remarkable list above by the following:
  • Desire for an authoritarian and powerful central government that controls the economy.
  • Hold equality above liberty.
  • Foresee universal world government over the nation states, with the US no more special or exceptional than any other nation.
  • Deny that religion has any public role to play in the nation’s development, and that it is up to the people to set the moral standards that guide the nation.
  • Sees Western Civilization as corrupt, oppressive and racist; and the nation would better prosper if it accorded more respect to the cultures of indigenous people, peoples of color and immigrant groups.
  • Free enterprise has not turned out to be free or enterprising for most Americans. It concentrates wealth in the hands of white privileged segments of society; holding down the common folk in unsafe, poor paying, ephemeral jobs while a small coterie accumulates vast wealth – which it uses for nefarious purposes.
  • Individual rights are a scam to keep minorities oppressed. Group rights protect the average citizen much better.
  • Fair trade is not fair and not really trade. It sucks the wealth from poor people and enriches the white privileged.
  • Finally, considers the Founders’ Constitution to be outdated, to be replaced by one giving force to the ideas in the previous bullets....
 
The land of the free, the bastion of liberty, whose light the whole world looked to for freedom the last quarter millennium may be overthrown when the revolutionaries take power in 2021. They will:
  • Abolish the Electoral College and guarantee majority leftist rule perpetually.
  • Pack the Supreme Court to guarantee leftist “justice.”
  • Cripple the economy with confiscatory taxes, overwhelmingly burdensome regulations, banned fossil fuels and profligate government spending.
  • Reinstitute all the absurd federal regulations removed in the last three years and institute myriad new ones, putting the federal knee on the throat of American business.
  • Continue to flood the country with aliens not schooled in Western Civilization or representative government.
  • Persecute those who espouse traditional values, laissez-faire economics, individual rights, American history and exceptionalism, and religious morals.
  • And very possibly, abrogate the Constitution...

The good sense of the American people prevailed [in 1967 and 1968] as we restored order and proceeded to rely on our traditional beliefs and values to right the ship. Perhaps we shall again.

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This is a Marxist Revolution, by Vasko Kohlmayerm, Lew Rockwell, October 31, 2020.