From the beginning, Progressive Socialism has meant the fixed path to Communism, the Borg of Star Trek. Yet those appealing to the “joys of Socialism” never recall that. The many trials of Socialism are not remembered as Socialism, but something else. In spite of the total adoption of Marxist and Leninist doctrine and the name of Socialism that is attached to it, the following is never associated with today’s Progressives:
“The party is all-embracing. It rules our lives in all their breadth and depth . . . There will be no license, no free space, in which the individual belongs to himself. This is Socialism . . . Let them then own land or factories as much as they please. The decisive factor is that the State, through the party, is supreme over them, regardless whether they are owners or workers . . . We want to start by implementing socialism in our nation among our own people! It is not until the individual nations are socialist that they can address themselves to international socialism.”
“There will no longer exist any individual arbitrary will, nor realms in which the individual belongs to himself. The time of happiness as a private matter is over.”
This is not Marx or Lenin or Trotsky, but the avid follower of this “revolutionary and evolutionary genius” named Adolf Hitler. It is the very speech of our current Democrat Party. Yet one man’s opinion is only that! Perhaps you will continue to believe in the Progress of Socialism toward the goal of Communism. Hitler certainly did. He declared:
“But National Socialism always bears in mind the interests of the people as a whole and not the interests of one class or another. The National Socialist Revolution has not aimed at turning a privileged class into a class which will have no rights in the future. Its aim has been to grant equal rights to those social strata that hitherto were denied such rights.“
The German people were not some sort of savage race before Hitler came to power, but they believed him, and believed in him.
More than enough Germans (and many Poles, Dutch, Austrians, French, etc.) did what they did because they thought it was just and necessary to the great cause of the magnificent new National Socialism that would lead to the beautiful new Communist world.
Our current American Socialists are not eager to directly join paths with Canada, China or Russia. It is their goal to prepare America, and this Progress is only possible one step at a time, beginning with National Socialism.