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In previous letters I have pointed out the times in US history that our government has used the military, National Guard or hired private security to violently stop strikers and other groups, given examples of when the government has disarmed certain groups within the US, and placed certain groups of people into internment camps.
With everything that has been happening in the last decade in the US, many immigrants have warned us about the rise of Marxism/Socialism in the US and similarities that are taking place in the US to when communism took over the country they immigrated from.
In 1984, KGB agent Yuri Bezmenow (who specialized in Marxist-Lenin ideology) made predictions that seem to be coming true in our present day America. Yuri stated “Change the perception of reality to such an extent that despite of the abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their family, their community and their country. It’s a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages” – demoralization of a nation (which only takes the education of one generation), destabilization, crisis, and violent change of power, structure and economy; with time, acceptance of this as being normal.
Cuban immigrant, Maximo Alvarez escaped Cuba as a teen. His family had fled Spain to escape communism, just to see Cuba fall under the communist rule of Fidel Castro, by the time Maximo was 11. The Blaze interviewed him where he said “that everything that is currently happening in America, from the cancel culture and cultural revolution to the media bombardment, is ‘the same old story’ of how communism overthrows countries. … We need to explain to people that the communist philosophy is based on the fact that the ends justify the means. They will do whatever is necessary to accomplish their objective.” He went on to explain that one of the first things was being controlled by fear mongering. The next step is class warfare which creates hatred between groups. On Fox news, Maximo compares what is going on in the US to what happened in Cuba – the false empty promises of social justice; propaganda of diversity, equity and inclusion; and indoctrination of the youth about how racist the US is, that the US abuses people, that we don’t like immigration; gun control efforts, etc.
In a Nordskog Publishing video, a Yugoslavian immigrants stated that the first step is creating division and hatred between groups (in Yugoslavia it was religious groups); pushing discrimination and inequality. The next phase the government makes social policies that are so terrible that certain groups are at a disadvantage. The government swoops in to correct these injustices by favoring the supposedly discriminated group over the oppressing group. In Yugoslavia the mainstream media was in partnership with the government. The narrative was racism and people started accepting the violence and hatred against the oppressors because they disserved it.
Protests started, followed by rioting and destruction of property, after a spark – a murder of one of the oppressed by someone in the oppressing group. Following this, groups started barricading themselves in certain towns or a division of a city. Constitutional rights and freedoms, heritage, and way of life were being eroded. She warns that the real “cancer in America” is the elected officials.
One of PragerU’s journalists, Felipe Moura Brasil, came from Brazil. Before 2002, Brazil had a booming economy until the socialist Lula Da Silva was elected president who promised he would heal national divisions and unite everyone. He promoted income redistribution to decrease inequality. The media, academic elite and celebrities assured that by transferring of equity, the poor would become richer but the only ones who got richer were the President and his friends. Next socialist president called for stimulus which increased government spending, deficits and debts. They increased the minimum wage, social justice programs, government salaries, handed out thousands of jobs in the government and state-owned company jobs to those the elite owed favors to. From 2008 to 2015 the government spending increased four times as fast as the revenue. The economy shrank drastically. It only took 13 years to destroy the economy which increased criminal activity.
In PragerU’s video “How’s Socialism Doing in Venezuela,” Debbie D’Souza (wife of Dinesh) remarked that Venezuela was a thriving democracy with a strong economy before socialism ruined the country. After two decades of socialism, 82% of the households live in poverty. Just before socialism, Venezuela was the fourth richest nation in the world. Also Venezuelans, Juan Pablo Porras and, Andres Guilarte tell similar stories and warns Americans of the dangers of socialism.
He was penniless and only 21 when Hungarian Thomas Peterfe came to America and now is one of the richest people in Florida. He said that the capitalist system works due to profit motivation. Socialism decreases that motivation. Add to that, lots of Federal, state and local regulations and businesses suffer and the chance of a business being profitable decreases. He warns that many things are going on now that went on in Hungary when socialism took over and the thriving economy crashed.
Lindy Li, Chinese-American immigrant shared her families daunting story of living and suffering under China’s Communist regime. The government promised it would lift everybody out of poverty. Her family was extremely poor. They witnessed murders, oppression and censorship. The fact that she sees, in the US, the tactics of silencing and suppression is “terrifying” to her. She said in China, the mentality was either you are with us or you are against us. If you were against us, the socialist government would destroy you. She sees similar things happening in the US and warns of the dangers of accepting socialism.
Many immigrants from socialistic countries have warned us about socialism and its consequences. All of these countries took the guns away from the people and silenced those who opposed the people in power. We need to protect our freedom and rights, which includes the second amendment. Our Second Amendment isn’t about hunting; it is about defending our country against the threat of dictators and tyrants.
I would like to end by pointing out that I am very proud of my township of Tiffany. Although there were two different viewpoints at the last meeting, everybody was respectful and polite. Each person was given two minutes to speak their mind. In the end we came up with a compromise and then the board passed the resolution to support the Second Amendment. This is how a republic is supposed to work.