Eight Levels of Control

Bill Neinast


This was a recent post on Facebook:

“Do you remember September 29, 1959?

This was his [Russia’s Khrushchev] entire quote:

‘Your children's children will live under communism. You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright; but we will keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you will finally wake up and find you already have Communism. We will not have to fight you; We will so weaken your economy, until you will fall like overripe fruit into our hands. The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

A little research indicates that it is not a Khrushchev quote.  It is, however, a fairly accurate account of what has happened in this country in the last 60 years.

That history is summarized in these eight questions that were also part of the Facebook post quoted above:

“Remember, socialism leads to Communism. So, how do you create a Socialistic State?

“There are 8 levels of control; read the following recipe:

“1) Healthcare - Control healthcare and you control the people.

“2) Poverty - Increase the poverty level as high as possible; poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them.

“3) Debt - Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

“4) Gun Control - Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government That way you are able to create a police state.

“5) Welfare - Take control of every aspect (food, housing, income) of their lives because that will make them fully dependent on the government.

“6) Education - Take control of what people read and listen to and take control of what children learn in school.

“7) Religion - Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools because the people need to believe in ONLY the government knowing what is best for the people.

“8) Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. Eliminate the middle class This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to tax the wealthy with the support of the poor.”

Consider those eight levels carefully.  Consider them as a true/false test and answer each one honestly.  

If you do so, the most logical conclusion is that we are well on the way to socialism/communism.

Actually, we have been on that trek for more than three quarters of a century.  It began on August 14, 1935, with the enactment of the Social Security Act.

That initial step even includes ”social” in its title, and like all other similar programs was to be self supporting.

Except for the initial recipients in the late 1930s, recipients of social security payments would have earned it.  Theoretically, they paid for it through social security taxes deducted from their pay while employed. 

These taxes were to go into a special fund reserved for social security payments.  In other words, younger employed producers were making the social security payments of their elders.  Later, when they reached retirement age, their social security payments would come from those still working.

In just 25 years it became apparent that the system was not going to be self sustaining. As life expectancy rates continued to grow, the number of social security recipients soon exceeded the number used in calculating the tax to be collected from the young producers. 

The first solution was the usual one.  Increase the rate, the base, or both.  In 1959, the decision was to increase the base.  

As the military had its own retirement system, soldiers had not been subject to the social security tax.  That meant there were millions of producers who were not being taxed.  Adding those millions to the tax rolls temporarily slowed the shrinking social security fund, but it also added more recipients of the benefits.

What will be the next fix to keep social security “self supporting?”

So here’s the perspective.

Karl Marx’s “das Kapital,” the communism bible, paints a beautiful picture.  In reality, though,  except for a few elites at the top, it is a tough, unpleasant, unhappy way to live.

Socialism is simply the gate to communism.  An honest appraisal of the eight indicators mentioned above indicates that we are pushing hard at that door.



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