I've read this article before, but now that we are facing the reelection of President Obama it would be good to read it again.
Russian perspective: American capitalism gone with a whimper
April 3, 2010
The following article is taken directly from the Russian newspaper, ‘Pravda.’
For those who do not believe the authenticity of the column, please scroll to the bottom of this column for a verification link from ‘snopes.com.’ Although it was written months ago, it remains an interesting take from the Russian view of America.
The irony of the article is how ‘Pravda’ can print the perspective has been largely ignored in this country. Please read on. Although you will be offended by some of the thoughts, I have corrected some of the rough English translation mistakes including “Senator” Barney Frank.
It must be said like the breaking of a good dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless and sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past 20 years. The initial testing grounds were conducted upon Holy Russia and a blood test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of Marxists.
Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls to the whims of their elites and betters.
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather than the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more about their “right” to choke down a McDonald’s burger than their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy.” Pride blinds the foolish.
Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different branches and denominations were for the most part, little more than Sunday circuses. Their televangelists and top Protestant mega preachers were more happy selling their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches were scandalously liberalized in America.
The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months (2009) has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been record setting, not just in America’s short history, but in the world. If this keeps up for more than another year, and there is not sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.
These past two weeks have been the most breathtaking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, losses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more than ordinary street thugs in comparison. Yes, the Americans beat our own thieves in their shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?
These men, of course, are not an elected panel, but made up of appointees from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen, who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American Congress. Again, congress has put up little more than a whimper to their masters.
Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct dear reader. In the land of “pure” free markets, the American President now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEO’s and, we can assume, other employees of private companies, at will.
Come hither, go dither, the Centurion commands his minions.
It should be no surprise that the American President has followed this up with a “bold” move of declaring that he and another group of unelected industry will now redesign the entire automobile industry and even guarantee automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world. Prime Minister Putin, less than two months ago (2009), warned Obama and UK’s Tony Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism; it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, and so let the “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.
Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper … but a “free man” whimpers.
It should it be no surprise to discover that the democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury Department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses. Representative Barney Frank, a ‘social pervert’, not only is not looked down upon for his life choice, but his Marxist enlightenment has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but if it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.
The Russians owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the ‘Land of the Red’ as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left. The proud Americans will go down into their slavery without a fight, beating their chest and proclaiming to the world how free they really are. The world will only snicker.
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