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Stealing Capitalism: The Crime of the Century
American Thinker ^ | 3/28/10 | Jill S. Sprik

Posted on 03/30/2010 10:00:03 AM PDT by listenhillary

It's been 105 years since a clandestine plot was hatched to purloin America's capitalist system and replace it with socialism. Most of us were unaware of what was taking place right under our naïve noses, but recent events have now made it clear. Here's how it happened:

Autumn of 1905 was chock-full of historic people and events. Teddy Roosevelt was president. His cousins Franklin and Eleanor were settling down as newlyweds in New York. Novelist Upton Sinclair had recently published his infamous novel The Jungle in serial form.

A young baseball player named Ty Cobb was enjoying his rookie year, and inventor Orville Wright was recovering from a recent airplane crash. The science community was atwitter with talk of new physics theories just published by a 26-year old nobody named Einstein.

The U.S. population was around 83 million people. Fifteen million of them had a bathtub; six million had a telephone, and fifty of them were about to embark on a plan to replace American capitalism with Marxist socialism.

On September 12, 1905, a group of community organizers assembled in the loft of Peck's restaurant in New York City. Among those in attendance were Upton Sinclair, Jack London, John Dewey, Clarence Darrow, Mary "Mother" Jones, and Walter Lippman.

They named their group the Intercollegiate Socialist Society (I.S.S.). Governing and membership rules were established. Officers were chosen and goals were identified:

1. Promote an intelligent interest in Socialism among college men and women [1]; 2. Familiarize students with the inherent evils of American economic and social system based on laissez-faire policies [2]; 3. Promote the establishment of a socialist order [2].

The I.S.S. determined to achieve its goals in three ways: organize I.S.S. chapters on college campuses; graduate socialist adherents into society; and permeate labor unions, schools, and government with their followers.

Initial efforts met with resistance, as socialism was despised in America at this time. But with persistence and occasional obfuscation, I.S.S. chapters were soon formed at Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton, and by 1917, there were 61 college campus chapters and twelve alumni groups.

At about the same time the Intercollegiate Socialist Society was organized, the Rand School of Social Science opened for business in New York City. The school was funded primarily by the British Fabians. Various Intercollegiate Socialist Society officers were also on the board of the Rand School, whose purpose aligned with that of the I.S.S.:

The school had a very definite object -- that of providing an auxiliary or specialized agency to serve the Socialist and Trade Union Movement of the United States in an educational capacity ... to offer training along the lines calculated to make them more efficient workers for the Cause. [3]

As they were expanding their reach through college campuses and the Rand School, I.S.S. members were also busy building other organizations to advance their cause. The Industrial Workers of the World, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the American Civil Liberties Union, the New Republic magazine, and multiple teachers' unions were all founded by Society members. And in 1919, this tireless group launched yet another weapon against our economic system: The New School for Social Research.

Continued http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/03/stealing_capitalism_the_crime.html


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; democrats; fabianism; harvard; liberalfascism; liberalprogressivism; marxism; obama; socialism; tyranny

1 posted on 03/30/2010 10:00:04 AM PDT by listenhillary
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To: listenhillary

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/03/stealing_capitalism_the_crime.html


2 posted on 03/30/2010 10:00:24 AM PDT by listenhillary (Capitalism = billions raised from poverty, Socialism = billions reduced to starvation)
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To: listenhillary

very nice a history lesson on socialism i never knew it started there but john dewey i am well aware of thx


3 posted on 03/30/2010 10:07:33 AM PDT by kwill4u
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To: listenhillary

bump


4 posted on 03/30/2010 10:11:04 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: listenhillary
Do Americans really want a system where the powers that be can "work their good will" on us? Do those who have unknowingly bought into to this century-old power-play comprehend the hoax being played on them? Unless we who see through this scheme can passionately persuade our fellow citizens about the merits of our maligned capitalist system and the underlying motives for eliminating it, our fight to sustain the Republic might be a losing effort.
5 posted on 03/30/2010 10:15:24 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: subterfuge

40 to 50% want it for free. I don’t know what they will say when they are told that we can’t afford it.


6 posted on 03/30/2010 10:21:33 AM PDT by listenhillary (Capitalism = billions raised from poverty, Socialism = billions reduced to starvation)
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To: listenhillary

bookmark


7 posted on 03/30/2010 10:24:59 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: listenhillary

“Well, what is your costume today?
And who are the props in your play?
You’re acting a part which you thought from the start
was an honest one.

Well how do you plead?
An actor indeed!
Go read up your lines!
You don’t know what you’ve done!
Nothing honest’s begun!”


8 posted on 03/30/2010 11:06:51 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: listenhillary; kwill4u; subterfuge; dalebert; PMAS

This article is absolutely astounding in itself but one link it contains opens the whole entire can of scorpians (worms is not nearly a strong enough comparison). It is the link for L.I.D. It leads to a book, Keynes at Harvard, written in 1969, by Zygmund Dobbs. It traces the whole growth of the infiltration of Fabianism and hence socialism/marxism into the US universities and from there the government, media and culture from the late 1800s through to his present. If you read this book you will understand completely how we got to where we are now. One of the comments on the AT article gives further history that ties in SDS and hence 0’s buddies. I was reading parts of the book to my husband and he thought it was something that had just come out in the last year or so. This book gives you all the names. John Dewey is only one of a very long list of people and highly influential schools and organizations. It has completely transformed my whole understanding of the last century.

For one thing,it made me curious about was how Pierre Trudeau was related to this whole thing because he has had a profound effect on Canada since he was elected Prime Minister. Well sure enough, I researched him and discovered that he had been a student at the London School of Economics and “adored” the Fabian socialist ideas of Harold Laski. Trudeau was responsible for greatly increasing the Canadian national debt based on the ideas he learned from these guys.

The addendum, written in 1971, reveals how these guys’ personally depraved, atheistic, communist ideas were introduced into American culture which has led in a significant way to the moral decay we experience in our modern culture. It was really disgusting!!

I was somewhat shocked when I discovered that a Beatrice Potter was an original founder of the Fabian Society but then discovered that it was not the author of Peter Rabbit. However having done some more research, I discovered that the author, Beatrix Potter, had been a speaker at the London School of Economics in her later life so I sadly suspect that she was infected with this corruption too.

This article and this book by Dobbs needs to get to guys like Rush, Levin, Hannity and Beck but I have no idea how to get it to them so that they will personally receive it.


9 posted on 03/30/2010 11:18:07 AM PDT by Albertafriend
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To: listenhillary; kwill4u; subterfuge; dalebert; PMAS

Sorry if this posts double but I had forgotten to include the link at the bottom.

This article is absolutely astounding in itself but one link it contains opens the whole entire can of scorpians (worms is not nearly a strong enough comparison). It is the link for L.I.D. It leads to a book, Keynes at Harvard, written in 1969, by Zygmund Dobbs. It traces the whole growth of the infiltration of Fabianism and hence socialism/marxism into the US universities and from there the government, media and culture from the late 1800s through to his present. If you read this book you will understand completely how we got to where we are now. One of the comments on the AT article gives further history that ties in SDS and hence 0’s buddies. I was reading parts of the book to my husband and he thought it was something that had just come out in the last year or so. This book gives you all the names. John Dewey is only one of a very long list of people and highly influential schools and organizations. It has completely transformed my whole understanding of the last century.

For one thing,it made me curious about was how Pierre Trudeau was related to this whole thing because he has had a profound effect on Canada since he was elected Prime Minister. Well sure enough, I researched him and discovered that he had been a student at the London School of Economics and “adored” the Fabian socialist ideas of Harold Laski. Trudeau was responsible for greatly increasing the Canadian national debt based on the ideas he learned from these guys.

The addendum, written in 1971, reveals how these guys’ personally depraved, atheistic, communist ideas were introduced into American culture which has led in a significant way to the moral decay we experience in our modern culture. It was really disgusting!!

I was somewhat shocked when I discovered that a Beatrice Potter was an original founder of the Fabian Society but then discovered that it was not the author of Peter Rabbit. However having done some more research, I discovered that the author, Beatrix Potter, had been a speaker at the London School of Economics in her later life so I sadly suspect that she was infected with this corruption too.

This article and this book by Dobbs needs to get to guys like Rush, Levin, Hannity and Beck but I have no idea how to get it to them so that they will personally receive it.

Here is the link:
http://www.keynesatharvard.org/index.html


10 posted on 03/30/2010 11:22:13 AM PDT by Albertafriend
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To: Sean Hannity; Albertafriend

Not sure if this is really his account or not. Won’t hurt.

I’ve had good luck getting information to Glenn Beck via his email link on his page.


11 posted on 03/30/2010 11:35:08 AM PDT by listenhillary (Capitalism = billions raised from poverty, Socialism = billions reduced to starvation)
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To: listenhillary

Puts it all into a nice nutshell.


12 posted on 03/30/2010 11:41:21 AM PDT by Excellence (Meet your new mother-in-law, the United States Government.)
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To: Albertafriend

“Left-wingers quickly saw the Socialist intent behind the confusing maze of Keynes’ system. They realize that the entire Keynesian apparatus is based upon the principle of control and regulation by government. “

http://www.keynesatharvard.org/book/KeynesatHarvard-ch05.html


13 posted on 03/30/2010 11:50:57 AM PDT by listenhillary (Capitalism = billions raised from poverty, Socialism = billions reduced to starvation)
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To: Albertafriend

One more quote from your link

“Left-wing top leaders of all types have privately known that “freedom” must be curbed in order to have socialism. Professor Wright shows that any socialistic order requires that men who do things “both technologically and socially” must be “forced into line” or quietly eliminated. This question has been carefully kept out of print in agitational and propaganda literature not only to fool the public but also to mislead the rank and file radical membership. In the subsequent chapter we will show where some “mild socialists” not only intend that progressive thinkers be “eliminated quietly” but also plan to use methods that are not so quiet, i.e. “firing squads.”


14 posted on 03/30/2010 11:52:28 AM PDT by listenhillary (Capitalism = billions raised from poverty, Socialism = billions reduced to starvation)
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To: listenhillary

Bump.


15 posted on 03/30/2010 12:05:23 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: listenhillary; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ..



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16 posted on 03/30/2010 12:07:45 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: listenhillary

Don’t forget the other aspect of socialism supporters -

covetousness and jealousy.

Many don’t want what others have, they just don’t want others to have it.

Two Arabs are walking in the desert, and come across a lamp half buried in the ground. One picks it up and rubs it and a genie appears and says he’ll grant one wish. The man says he wants a goat, and, bing, there’s the goat. The other man asks for the lamp, rubs it, genie appears, says he’ll grant one wish.
“I want you to kill his goat.”


17 posted on 03/30/2010 12:11:30 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: listenhillary

Thank you so much for the contact on Sean Hannity. I’ll check out Beck and see if I can get anything through to him. I’ll do it next week though when he’s back from vacation. It would be great if any of his researchers could actually pick up the article from FR or from American Thinker and actually follow all the links.


18 posted on 03/30/2010 12:22:06 PM PDT by Albertafriend
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To: listenhillary

Another significant troublemaker in those days was Scott Nearing, who lived to be 100 and died a suicide (by deliberate fasting). Not to speak ill of the dead, I can say nothing more.


19 posted on 03/30/2010 12:23:14 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: listenhillary

Bump to learn more.


20 posted on 03/30/2010 1:16:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: listenhillary

I value these history lessons that are so pertinent to today’s news! I’m not completely typical but am another history-ignorant American.

Thank you!


21 posted on 03/30/2010 3:04:41 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: listenhillary

for later...


22 posted on 03/30/2010 3:12:53 PM PDT by pigsmith
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To: listenhillary

"No sooner is the exploitation of the labourer by the manufacturer, so far, at an end, that he receives his wages in cash, than he is set upon by the other portions of the bourgeoisie, the landlord, the shopkeeper, the pawnbroker, etc."

The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx

Socialist Party of America

The Socialist Party of America (SPA or SP) was a democratic socialist political party in the United States, formed in 1901 by a merger between the three-year-old Social Democratic Party of America and disaffected elements of the Socialist Labor Party which had split from the main organization in 1899.

In the first decades of the 20th Century, it drew significant support from many different groups, including trade unionists, progressive social reformers, populist farmers, and immigrant communities. Its presidential candidate, Eugene V. Debs, won over 900,000 votes in 1912 and 1920, while the party also elected members of the United States House of Representatives (Victor L. Berger and Meyer London) and numerous state legislators and mayors. The party's staunch opposition to American involvement in World War I, although welcomed by many, also led to prominent defections, official repression and vigilante persecution. The organization was further shattered by a factional war over how it should respond to Russia's Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and the establishment of the Communist International in 1919.

After endorsing Robert LaFollette's presidential campaign in 1924, the Socialist Party returned to independent action and experienced modest growth in the early 1930s behind presidential candidate Norman Thomas. After the 1920s, however, the Party's appeal was weakened by the popularity of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, the superior organization and tactical flexibility of the Communist Party under Earl Browder, and the resurgent labor movement's need for friendly government policies. A divisive and ultimately-unsuccessful attempt to broaden the party by admitting followers of Leon Trotsky and Jay Lovestone caused the traditional "Old Guard" to leave and form the Social Democratic Federation. While the party was always strongly anti-Fascist, as well as anti-Stalinist, the SP's ambivalent attitude towards World War II cost it both internal and external support.

The SP stopped running Presidential candidates after 1956, when its nominee Darlington Hoopes won fewer than 3,000 votes. In the party's last decades, its members, many of them prominent in the labor, peace, civil rights and civil liberties movements, fundamentally disagreed about the socialist movement's relationship to the Democratic Party domestically and how best to advance democracy abroad. In 1972–73, these strategic differences had become so acute that the Socialist Party shattered into three successor groups...

Source: Wiki

Why Socialism?

by Albert Einstein This essay was originally published in the first issue of Monthly Review (May 1949).

...The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labor—not by force, but on the whole in faithful compliance with legally established rules.

In this respect, it is important to realize that the means of production—that is to say, the entire productive capacity that is needed for producing consumer goods as well as additional capital goods—may legally be, and for the most part are, the private property of individuals.

For the sake of simplicity, in the discussion that follows I shall call “workers” all those who do not share in the ownership of the means of production—although this does not quite correspond to the customary use of the term. The owner of the means of production is in a position to purchase the labor power of the worker. By using the means of production, the worker produces new goods which become the property of the capitalist.

The essential point about this process is the relation between what the worker produces and what he is paid, both measured in terms of real value. Insofar as the labor contract is “free,” what the worker receives is determined not by the real value of the goods he produces, but by his minimum needs and by the capitalists' requirements for labor power in relation to the number of workers competing for jobs. It is important to understand that even in theory the payment of the worker is not determined by the value of his product.

Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society...


Further Readings: Socialism: Utopian and Scientific - [The Development of Utopian Socialism] Frederick Engels UCLA: FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate

23 posted on 03/30/2010 3:28:22 PM PDT by luckybogey
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To: listenhillary

btt


24 posted on 03/30/2010 7:15:04 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Albertafriend

good post


25 posted on 03/30/2010 7:19:10 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: listenhillary

Great find and thanks for posting this excellent read from American Thinker!


26 posted on 03/31/2010 5:28:00 AM PDT by GBA
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To: GBA

Government in charge of student loans? Cool! 4 or 5 more years of indoctrination at the hands of the socialists.

I keep asking myself with each move this administration makes “Does this program or law create more government dependents” the answer has become monotonous.


27 posted on 03/31/2010 5:34:43 AM PDT by listenhillary (Capitalism = billions raised from poverty, Socialism = billions reduced to starvation)
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To: listenhillary
In our dream, we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hand. The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk
28 posted on 03/31/2010 5:37:09 AM PDT by listenhillary (Capitalism = billions raised from poverty, Socialism = billions reduced to starvation)
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To: listenhillary

“I.S.S. chapters were soon formed at Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton”
*********

What a coincidinky- the librul progressives love the Ivy League.


29 posted on 03/31/2010 5:39:44 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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To: Canedawg

Young minds, what a terrible thing to waste.

Infecting them with socialism and the idea that more government is alway the right answer to any problem.


30 posted on 03/31/2010 5:45:13 AM PDT by listenhillary (Capitalism = billions raised from poverty, Socialism = billions reduced to starvation)
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