The Social Re-Engineering of America (Part III of III)
(See link for Parts I & II below article)
By TLB Contributing Author: Rico S. Giron
Although Marx advocated the use of any means, especially including violent revolution, to bring about socialist dictatorship, he suggested ten political goals for developed countries such as the United States. How far has the United States — traditionally the bastion of freedom, free markets, and private property — gone down the Marxist road to fulfill these socialist aims? You be the judge. The following are Marx’s ten planks from his Communist Manifesto.
1. Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.
The courts have interpreted the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868) to give the government far more “eminent domain” power than was originally intended, Under the rubric of “eminent domain” and various zoning regulations, land use regulations by the Bureau of Land Management property taxes, and “environmental” excuses, private property rights have become very diluted and private property in landis, vehicles, and other forms are seized almost every day in this country under the “forfeiture” provisions of the RICO statutes and the so-called War on Drugs..
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
The 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913 (which some scholars maintain was never properly ratified), and various State income taxes, established this major Marxist coup in the United States many decades ago. These taxes continue to drain the lifeblood out of the American economy and greatly reduce the accumulation of desperately needed capital for future growth, business starts, job creation, and salary increases.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
Another Marxian attack on private property rights is in the form of Federal & State estate taxes and other inheritance taxes, which have abolished or at least greatly diluted the right of private property owners to determine the disposition and distribution of their estates upon their death. Instead, government bureaucrats get their greedy hands involved . Otherwise known as “grave robbing.”
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
We call it private property rights “forfeiture” Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process. Oh shit, I’m in trouble.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
The Federal Reserve System, created by the Federal Reserve Act of Congress in 1913, is indeed such a “national bank” and it politically manipulates interest rates and holds a monopoly on legal counterfeiting in the United States. This is exactly what Marx had in mind and completely fulfills this plank, another major socialist objective. Yet, most Americans naively believe the U.S. of A. is far from a Marxist or socialist nation.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state.
In the U.S., communication and transportation are controlled and regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established by the Communications Act of 1934 and the Department of Transportation and the Interstate Commerce Commission (established by Congress in 1887), and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as Executive orders 11490, 10999 — not to mention various state bureaucracies and regulations. There is also the federal postal monopoly, AMTRAK and CONRAIL — outright socialist (government-owned) enterprises. Instead of free-market private enteprrise in these important industries, these fields in America are semi-cartelized through the government’s regulatory-industiral complex. In 2020, they are fully cartelized, like the Medellin Cartel from Columbia.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
While the U.S. does not have vast “collective farms” (which failed so miserably in the Soviet Union), we nevertheless do have a significant degree of government involvement in agriculture in the form of price support subsidies and acreage alotments and land-use controls. The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture. As well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Evironmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
We call it the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two “income” family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920’s, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000. And I almost forgot…The Equal Rights Amendment means that women should do all work that men do including the military and since passage it would make women subject to the draft.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
We call it the Planning Reorganization Act of 1949 , zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public “law” 89-136.
10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.
People are being taxed to support what we call ‘public’ schools, which train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based “Education” . [I simply call it, “indoctrination”, why lie?]
“So, is the U.S. a “free country” today? Hardly! Not compared to what it once was. Yet, very few Americans today challenge these Marxist institutions, and there are virtually no politicians calling for their repeal or even gradual phase-out. While the United States of America may still have more freedoms than most other countries, we have nonetheless lost many crucial liberties and have accepted the major socialist attacks on freedom and private property as normal parts of our way of life. The nation, whose founders included such individualists as Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, James Madison, John Adams and Patrick Henry, has gradually turned away from the principles of individual rights, limited constitutional government, private property, and free markets and instead we increasingly have embraced the failed ideas and nostrums of socialism and fascism. We should hang our heads in shame for having allowed this to happen.” The Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto
Social engineering is an insidious and incremental process. You take a once vibrant people with vigor, values, defiance in their Hearts, a love of Freedom, and slowly, imperceptibly erode all of those traits and produce a lazy, arrogant, fat, drugged up and “government loving” society. That is how to socially re-engineer a society. You give them “circus and bread”, like the Roman Empire did to its citizen/slaves. That is how the love of Freedom is killed off, gently and softly. Historically, all great empires have destroyed themselves from within.
Ironically, in America, we do not take in information thru facts anymore, as we take in information thru stories and government narratives. Stories have to be spun by someone. In ancient times there were traveling bards who told stories based on real events, but were enhanced to be better, funnier, more courageous, for instance, the Adventures of Don Quixote by Cervantes. Our modern “bards” no longer travel along dusty country roads, but rather sit in ivory towers and spin their tales, like fauci and bill gaytes. Modern main stream media is the greatest modern bard of all. Advertising agencies are modern spinners. They can swing markets, initiate trends, break industries as well as make industries, elevate world leaders and topple them as well. However, are these modern bards simply enhancing tales or is there a more sinister agenda behind everything they do? Is there any Truth left in America? Reminds me of when I was in college. I took one year of statistics, and what I figured out was that we could set up an experiment to prove virtually anything we wanted. A set of statistics can be filtered again and again to get the desired end result. “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” My eternal question, Cui bono? Who benefits? “Meanwhile, Schwartz and Woloshin estimate that in 1997, pharmaceutical companies spent $1.3 billion on drug ads that targeted consumers. By 2016, that figure was roughly $6 billion. The majority of these ads were television commercials and magazine ads. In 1997, drug companies spent roughly $17.1 billion on marketing for prescription drugs and any health conditions that may be associated with them. By 2016, that figure was $26.9 billion. Simultaneously, total US spending on prescription drugs skyrocketed from $116.4 billion to $329 billion.” That seems like an incredible rate of return. What is the fable being spun by Pig Pharma for the American consumer? A little white pill for every ill. Welcome to the Pig Pharma Big Tent. “Come one, come all, our “vaccinations” will cure all your ills.”
These TV ads are so blatantly simple and appealing to the lowest common denominator, that virtually everyone has one or more symptoms as described by the pharmaceutical ads. “Do you breath when you go to sleep at night?” “Have you ever gotten up to urinate at night?” “Do you sometimes feel like someone is watching you?” Well, our Billy and Hillary Clitory Snake Oil Elixir is guaranteed to sooth your ailments. Two bottles of my special brandy elixir and you will be humping your wife like a rabbit. “Previous studies have found that drug sales may increase as a result of advertising—particularly when that marketing targets a lay audience. But there has been no evidence that Americans are getting better medical treatment as a result of targeted drug advertisements.” That story is called “cognitive dissonance.” Big Pharma also spins stories for their best clients, doctors. “In 1997, the total spending on marketing to physicians was $15.6 billion. By 2016, it was $20.3 billon. Marketing to physicians includes sending paid representatives to doctors’ offices to talk about a drug, free samples of it, or compensating physicians for speaking engagements about the drug.” Not to mention the massive kick back schemes that compensate doctors for prescribing drugs. “Illegal pharmaceutical kickbacks are designed to influence doctors’ behavior (and, as a result, boost sales) by offering something of value in return. Essentially, pharmaceutical companies bribe doctors to prescribe their products to more patients, sometimes for longer periods of time or in higher dosages.”
And guess who is the biggest beneficiary of the Pig Pharma spending? Main stream Media. I would say that is a tad hypocritical on the part of these so-called, “doctors.” Indeed, finding a doctor without deceit and ulterior motives, may be as difficult as finding a “unicorn” roaming the streets of New York City.
Follow me into the Rabbit hole for a little tour that will leave you speechless.
1. $1.05 trillion
That’s the total revenue of the global pharmaceutical market. To put that number in perspective, it’s roughly one-quarter of what the U.S. federal government will spend in 2016.
2. $515 billion
Of the $1.05 trillion revenue for the global pharmaceutical market, nearly half of it — roughly $515 billion — comes from the U.S. and Canada. However, the two countries make up only around 7% of the total world population. [Which means that Canadians and Americans are the most drugged up and f@#cked up societies in the world. And we thought we were healthy. Every single drug prescribed has more side effects than a dog has fleas.]
This is the 2015 profit margin that Forbes estimated for the healthcare technology industry, making it by far the most profitable industry of all, with major and generic pharmaceutical companies leading the way. The company really setting the pace is Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), which has a profit margin of nearly 53% over the last 12 months.
The average stock return over the last 10 years for the 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies based on 2015 sales is 88%. However, this statistic is skewed by the huge returns of over 480% during the period for Gilead. Excluding the big biotech, stock returns for the other big 10 biopharmaceutical companies averaged 44% — well below the 73% returns achieved by the S&P 500 index.
5. $58.8 billion
Members of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) invested a combined $58.8 billion in research and development during 2015, up from $53.3 billion the previous year. According to the National Science Foundation, the biopharmaceutical industry accounted for 21% of all U.S. business research and development spending in 2011. The second-highest industry, software, accounted for 11% of R&D spending.
Where does all that R&D spending go? Over 7,000 drugs are currently in development around the world. That number includes 1,813 cancer drugs and 1,329 neurological disorder drugs. Around 70% of the overall total of drugs in development are potential first-in-class medicines.
This number of drugs approved by the FDA last year might not seem like a big deal at first glance. However, it’s the second-highest total in at least 35 years. The only year where more drugs were approved by the FDA in recent history was 1996, with 53 approvals. Nearly half of the drugs approved in 2015 were for rare diseases.
8. $2.6 billion
Developing a new drug costs pharmaceutical companies around $2.6 billion on average. That figure includes the costs associated with drug failures. By comparison, the average cost to develop a drug in the 1980s was around $413 million.
Less than 12% of drugs that make it to clinical trials ultimately win regulatory approval. For some indications, the odds are even lower. Between 1998 and 2014, pharmaceutical companies attempted to develop 123 Alzheimer’s disease drugs. Only four won approval.
10. $5.2 billion
Nielson estimated that $5.2 billion was spent on prescription drug advertising in 2015. The largest chunk of that amount was for television advertising. Two drugs in particular were promoted on TV the most. AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) spent $357 million last year in TV ads for Humira. Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) wasn’t far behind, shelling out $328 million on commercials promoting Lyrica.
The biopharmaceutical industry directly employs 854,000 people in the U.S. When you count indirect jobs for suppliers and vendors to the industry plus induced jobs from additional economic activity, the industry supports an estimated 4.4 million jobs.
12. 64.2 billion
Talk about the patent cliff has subsided, but the reality is that Big Pharma still faces a patent cliff. From 2016 through 2018, drugs with pre-expiry value totaling a combined $64.2 billion will face generic competition. Among them are top-selling drugs like AbbVie’s Humira and Pfizer’s Lyrica.
Every drug ad is a spin story geared to one thing, “Ask you doctor about this new and improved drug.” In fact, the founding of this country was a “spin story” concocted by white, anglo-philes, racist, slave owners. Ironically, no one seems to care about the human cost at the end of the line. In the United States, it’s about the Money.
Steven Yates describes the six stages of Empire, “According to Glubb, empires go through fairly specific (often overlapping) stages:
(1) An Age of Pioneers.
(2) An Age of Conquest.
(3) An Age of Commerce.
(4) An Age of Affluence
(5) An Age of Intellect.
(6) An Age of Decadence.
Once any nation enters stage 6, there is no turning back. Such a nation or country will suffer the indignities of all its past sins and Mother Nature will re-balance, not matter what the human cost. Mother Nature is indifferent to humans. Mother Nature is neutral and seeks only balance. America entered Stage 6 post WWII and has been on a downward path since then. In between Stage 1 and Stage 6, societies are socially re-engineered by the Ruling Cabals to benefit only themselves. Eventually, even Slaves get to embrace, and actually, Love their own Slavery. After awhile you could get used to anything. “So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable.”Aldous Huxley
“In lockdown countries, the bad blood between the public and government will not evaporate after the ‘crisis’ is over, which is a real problem which lockdown governments will continue facing in the future.” Patrick Henningson, TLB In “incarceration nation” aka, United States, perhaps this is the very desired result. The goal being to incarcerate more and more men and women for minor offenses against the state born out of sheer frustration. More than anything the United States wants to create a docile, sheeple population standing in bread lines miles long, with their hat in their hand, asking for some sort of handout to simply feed their families. Sheeple in a bread line cannot afford to be defiant, independent and belligerant, they will simply not get any benefits, other than the “benefit” of being tossed in jail for being impatient. A nation of Commercial Refugees, please read my chapter titled, “Commercial Refugees of the United States”, broken in spirit, are much easier to control than a population, working, socially interacting, and earning a good living thru their own effort. That is how to socially re-engineer a society. Baaa! Baaa!!!
So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet,
trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair.
That’s why you must walk so lightly.
Lightly my darling,
on tiptoes and no luggage,
not even a sponge bag,
― Aldous Huxley , Island
My Voice is the Cry from the Wilderness,
Travel Well my Brothers and Sisters.
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