WITH SOCIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY DOES NOT EXIST
by Marc Shea
(Jun. 2, 2011) — The Marxist revolution unfolding from the White House is the culmination of a hundred-plus years’ worth of collectivist efforts to strip the individual of his or her unalienable rights. The core principle of Marxism is, of course, that the State is sovereign, whereas the core principle of Americanism is that the individual is sovereign. This is what Jefferson meant when he wrote that we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. To be truly free we must own our lives (past, present and future), and not be made slaves to the State.
What many people don’t seem to know about communist theology is that the “end game” is the dissolution of the State, leaving people in a perfect state of freedom. No, dear reader, communists don’t actually want to enslave humanity in perpetuity; it’s just for our own good in order to bring about true freedom. Some Faustian bargain. The fact that Marxist societies have all ended in the cumulative annihilation of over ONE HUNDRED MILLION people in the last century is irrelevant to those dedicated souls who always want one more chance to prove that they are the best and brightest. These lunatics believe that the problem isn’t the system itself, but that the people implementing it haven’t done so correctly. It is this human failure that has led to the killing fields, the mass starvation, the Nazi genocide, etc, not communism itself. When Marxist in Chief Barack Obama said “We are the ones we have been waiting for!” it wasn’t some empty-headed slogan as most conservatives made it out to be. It was the self-absorbed, arrogant ranting of a mad man that at long last the revolution would succeed because he and his drones are the ones who will get it right. This time there won’t be any death camps and no need for authoritarianism on mass scale. Just sunshine and lollipops!
But let’s get real for a moment. Marxism always fails because it denies the sovereignty of the individual, and, most importantly, because Marxists believe human beings are perfectible. Both are obviously wrong. And because these two fundamental core “values” are so completely wrong, Marxism will always fail. Human beings cannot be perfected, and any effort to compel such “perfection” will end with tyrants overwhelmed with frustration at their own personal failings and, as history has proven time and again, genocide in order to rid the world of those people who just aren’t good enough to be perfected by their betters. Jews, Catholics, blacks, homosexuals, gypsies; none were human beings endowed by the Creator with the unalienable rights of life and liberty. They were merely speed bumps on the road to perdition.
As Obama and his band of fiends regulate the economy to death, strip people of their individuality, compel them to submit to authority and murder them if they do not obey, in order to bring about this twisted faux-utopian communist society, we must remember to return to first principles and shout to the heavens the self-evident truth that coercion is always wrong. Coercion is the heart of Marxism. It matters not what the issue is or who the person is; to compel is to rob an individual of his or her freedom. To put on a funny uniform and call yourself an agent of the “government” does not make it OK to compel. It is not suddenly lawful to molest infants (or anyone else for that matter) in an airport, to steal money and call it “taxation” or to redistribute the wealth of others to your friends or constituents and call it “welfare” (corporate or otherwise). If you wear that same uniform and force a private business to conduct operations in a certain way you have violated the owners’ right to enjoy their private property however he or she sees fit. It doesn’t matter if you have some purported social “good” in mind because at the end of your decree is the barrel of a gun. To be free, at the very least, must mean the right to be free from compulsion.
As the Marxists lead us all against our will into hell, it is important for us to remind them that they have no right to force us to go with them, and to stand up and defend our right to be free from compulsion if necessary. We know what the end is if they win this war to nullify the Constitution and our liberty. It is misery. It is enslavement. And they have no right to force us there. Ronald Reagan, though no true friend of liberty himself upon entering the Oval Office, got it right when he once said, let them go their own way and let us go ours. There is nothing immoral or unconstitutional about secession. It is sometimes inevitable “in the course of human events” that irreconcilable differences between people will precipitate a parting of the ways. Even should our society based on liberty collapse and we fall into a permanent state of destitution, the Marxists among us have no right to force us to go along with them just because they think they’re right and we’re wrong. If there’s one right we all have, it’s the right to be wrong.
After a hundred years of failure and a body count over ONE HUNDRED MILLION, Marxists should know that better than anyone by now.