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Communist USA

The world has gone mad. Up is down, right is left and black is white. Reason has left the human race and if man has lost his powers of reason he is no longer human.

A good friend of liberty wrote recently of how even world socialists presented to us by the US media are aghast at the communist policies currently being implemented by the United States government. I have decided to expand upon what he wrote to me. This is a compilation of previous posts on Chavez and Rogers that now includes Putin.

Here are three world figures, two from governments and one entrepreneur, who decry the Communism of Obama.
– Socialist President Hugo Chavez
– Former Russian President and KGB Chief Director Vladimir Putin
– Jim Rogers, co-founder with George Soros of the Quantum Fund and CEO of James Beeland Rogers Holdings

Chavez

They have criticised me, especially in the US, for nationalising a great (telecom) company, CANTV, that didn’t even cost $1.5bn,

Chavez said at a ceremony that included representatives of US oil company Chevron.

“The US has spent $900bn, four times what the Venezuela produces in a year, to try to boost the troubled finance system and housing market,”

Chavez said.

US takeovers dwarf my nationalisations: Venezuela’s Chavez

Putin
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the former Russian President was advising the U.S. on the dangers of the state and the importance of non-intervention. We are living in strange times. Putin says amazingly:

The entire economic growth system, where one regional centre prints money without respite and consumes material wealth, while another regional centre manufactures inexpensive goods and saves money printed by other governments, has suffered a major setback.

Excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state’s omnipotence is another possible mistake.

True, the state’s increased role in times of crisis is a natural reaction to market setbacks. Instead of streamlining market mechanisms, some are tempted to expand state economic intervention to the greatest possible extent.

The concentration of surplus assets in the hands of the state is a negative aspect of anti-crisis measures in virtually every nation.

In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state’s role absolute. In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated.

And one more point: anti-crisis measures should not escalate into financial populism and a refusal to implement responsible macroeconomic policies. The unjustified swelling of the budgetary deficit and the accumulation of public debts are just as destructive as adventurous stock-jobbing.”

Nor should we turn a blind eye to the fact that the spirit of free enterprise, including the principle of personal responsibility of businesspeople, investors, and shareholders for their decisions, is being eroded in the last few months. There is no reason to believe that we can achieve better results by shifting responsibility onto the state.

In our opinion, we must first atone for the past and open our cards, so to speak.

This means we must assess the real situation and write off all hopeless debts and “bad” assets.

True, this will be an extremely painful and unpleasant process. Far from everyone can accept such measures, fearing for their capitalisation, bonuses or reputation. However, we would “conserve” and prolong the crisis, unless we clean up our balance sheets. I believe financial authorities must work out the required mechanism for writing off debts that corresponds to today’s needs.

Second. Apart from cleaning up our balance sheets, it is high time we got rid of virtual money, exaggerated reports and dubious ratings. We must not harbour any illusions while assessing the state of the global economy and the real corporate standing, even if such assessments are made by major auditors and analysts.

In effect, our proposal implies that the audit, accounting and ratings system reform must be based on a reversion to the fundamental asset value concept. In other words, assessments of each individual business must be based on its ability to generate added value, rather than on subjective concepts. In our opinion, the economy of the future must become an economy of real values. How to achieve this is not so clear-cut. Let us think about it together.

Third. Excessive dependence on a single reserve currency is dangerous for the global economy. Consequently, it would be sensible to encourage the objective process of creating several strong reserve currencies in the future. It is high time we launched a detailed discussion of methods to facilitate a smooth and irreversible switchover to the new model.

Fourth. Most nations convert their international reserves into foreign currencies and must therefore be convinced that they are reliable. Those issuing reserve and accounting currencies are objectively interested in their use by other states.

Putin’s Davos Speech

Such a speech sounds more like Ron Paul than any other politician I’ve ever heard! Putin has shot up my favourite politicians list for the simple fact he said those words, whether he believes them or not is another question. I can’t believe he mentioned competing currencies for the ‘world reserve currency’!!!!

Rogers
The nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shows that the U.S. is “more communist than China right now” but its brand of socialism is meant only for the rich, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Europe.

America is more communist than China is right now. You can see that this is welfare of the rich, it is socialism for the rich… it’s just bailing out financial institutions,

Rogers said.

US Is “More Communist than China”: Jim Rogers

In summary, the US is:

– dwarfing the socialism of Venezuala,
– too interventionist for the taste of Russia’s PM,
– more communist than China (Jim Rogers).

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Written by NaomhAdamnan

February 4, 2009 at 4:56 pm

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    Communist USA - Politics.ie

    February 5, 2009 at 1:45 am

  3. Christianity has been accused of legislating morality (that is a big discussion) but its burden is light compared to anything else especially socialism and fascism. This was posted on Lew Rockwell. It is a great injustice. Kellogg needs to read about casting the first stone. We have adulterers prosecuting adulterers for adultery and yet, this is far worse since the law itself is unjust. I am passing it on.

    Kellogg’s dumps Michael Phelps over pot smoking photo
    Posted by Chris Brunner at February 6, 2009 12:37 AM

    According to the AP, Kellogg’s is dumping Michael Phelps because he smoked pot.

    Yes, that’s right. Kellogg Company is dropping the guy who has won more gold medals than any Olympian in history because he acknowledged that he inhaled from a marijuana pipe.

    Never mind that the drug war is total nonsense or that Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, the last three U.S. presidents, several Supreme Court justices, and close to half of America has or does the same thing. Michael Phelps should surely be made to suffer for his egregious crime. And suffer he will, thanks to Kellogg’s.

    Upon hearing this news, several bloggers began suggesting a boycott. However, I think I have a much more effective solution to offer. I’ve seen LewRockwell.com readers make a huge difference in the past, just by making their voices heard. There are two things you can do right now to make a difference:

    1) Tell Kellogg what you think.

    There’s no need to hassle the poor folks who answer the Consumer Hotline phone number. Be like Phelps and go for the gold by talking to CEO David Mackay directly. Here’s his contact information:

    David Mackay
    President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

    +1.269.961.2000
    dave.mackay@kelloggs.com

    Kellogg Company
    1 Kellogg Sq
    Battle Creek, MI 49017-3534

    (Click here for more contact info.)

    2) Spread this blog post far and wide.

    Email it, blog it, digg it, tweet it, stumble it, or use whatever medium you’re comfortable with.

    More upper-level Kellogg’s contacts:

    Mark Baynes
    Chief Marketing Officer

    +1.269.961.2561
    mark.baynes@kellogg.com

    Kellogg Company
    1 Kellogg Sq
    Battle Creek, MI 49016-3599

    (More will be added upon request.)

    Chalcedonite

    February 6, 2009 at 8:53 am

  4. Christianity had for a long time, 1000 years, being in reality a republic based on certain families, a massive control over thought of all kinds. Only after the fall of Constantinople did free thinking flourish again.

    Phelps knows the rules and Kellogg are not obliged to pay their money to him. Business relies on consumers. Of course it is tragic and comic, but the real evil is conferring a monopoly of drug supply to the criminal classes who curse all they touch!

    Use your energy to tax the consumption of drugs and enjoy “free” facilities, paid for by the taxes of the pleasure seekers!

    Pat Donnelly

    May 9, 2009 at 4:59 am

  5. What these 3 men said are true.

    Face

    December 25, 2009 at 1:19 am

  6. America is now a part of communism. We have no say in anything anymore. The only time i can think of us having a say in for our country is when we’re electing for president. Thats all the comes to my mind. If you disagree, please some one enlighten me to where we choose what we want. Such as health bill, economic issues, ect. Or was that all in the package of the president to choose?

    Face

    December 25, 2009 at 1:21 am

    • if it was communist you would have a say in everything… Look up communism in a dictionary

      HI

      April 6, 2010 at 1:51 am

      • I think he means he is powerless!

        Communism as defined does not mean much in societies where men seek to retain power. In Russia, it meant you got defined as mentally ill if you voiced an opinion contrary to what others thought acceptable. Politically correct ring any bells?

        Both parties are offering the same choices! They say whatever they think will get them elected then do what they both intended all along! Obama wanted the war to stop, remember?

        Pat Donnelly

        April 6, 2010 at 3:49 am


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