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INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE VOICE OF UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA

First Published in 1994

INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE VOICE OF
UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA

Earth the Real Red Planet
"He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and His people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the Heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in." - Isaiah 40:22 NIV

“None are more hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.” - Johann Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Yes, I know.  Mars is called the “Red Planet”.  Over the past few decades we’ve seen some phenomenal pictures from the various NASA “Vikings”, “Mariners”, “Pathfinders”, and “Rovers”, those intrepid little explorers who send back great panoramas and detailed photos of Mars over 200 million miles or more back to Earth.  As Mr. Spock from Star Trek might comment:  “Fascinating”!  But when I observe the “color” of Planet Earth, normally called the “blue planet”, I’m referring to the “color” of its prevailing political structures, which are heavily skewed to the collectivist/socialist and destructive to freedom  leftist hue---RED (the despicable socialist commies are not generically referred to  as “blues”, are they?) 

But, you say—everyone knows that “communism” is dead over most of the world, with the exceptions of China, Russia, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Mongolia, Ethiopia, various African countries, and---well, it might still be “twitching” here and there, but it is dead or dying over most of the world.  Right?  Well, I hate to disillusion you, but in reality there has never been a real “communist” country anywhere in the history of the world!  Just lying and brutal and authoritarian dystopian governments that operated with “wishful thinking”, coercion and brutality, serfdom for the masses, and “the good life” for the small “ruling class”—AND that almost always referred to themselves as “socialists” rather than “communists”.  Hmmmm.  I wonder why?

Just what is “communism”?  According to that Satanic lunatic, Karl Marx, communism will come about when all of the governments of the world have “withered away”, leaving only the proletariat (that’s us) to enjoy an idyllic existence where a person’s needs will be happily and willingly fulfilled by everyone else, and only joy and laughter, and peace ever after, will be the lot of mankind.  God will not be needed, for He never existed in the first place in the fevered belief system of Marxism.  Man will reign supreme in an earthly “paradise”.  Unfortunately, because of that evil, selfish, capitalistic and un-socialist propensity of the proletariat (that’s us) to look out for number one (that’s also us), it hasn’t yet worked out as Marx and Engels prophesied.  No, not quite.

But, you say—for most of the past 106 years, since the Bolshevik’s takeover of Russia in 1917, we have been opposing “communism”, haven’t we?  Well, not really. We in the U.S. and in Europe have been pretending to oppose communism—which by definition has never yet existed—when in reality the western world generally, and the U.S. specifically, have been becoming what the “communists” are now and ALWAYS have been---SOCIALISTS living under various repressive collectivist and tyrannical regimes of total government control (viz. “The Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics”, “National SOCIALIST German Workers Party”--i.e. Nazis—a version of socialists), etc. 

Just because many formerly “communist” countries no longer refer to themselves that way, or use the term “socialist” in their official names, doesn’t mean that the “authoritarian” aspects of those former “communist” governments don’t still exist.  In most “former” communist (i.e. socialist) countries these tendencies still exist, to one degree or another—perhaps not with the same harshness and lack of basic consumer goods that existed previously, but the “totalitarian urges” still exist in many of those nations.  Urges that are getting stronger here in the West—in Europe and especially in the U.S.A.  May God bring us to our senses before it is too late—if it isn’t already!

Do you think that Marx and Engels really believed that the government of any nation state would “whither away”?  You would have a better chance of finding a quarter left under your pillow by a real tooth fairy than ever living in a world where all governments would disappear.  Marx knew this. So did the Illuminati/Jacobin conspirators of The League of the Just, in Germany, who suggested the “manifesto” in 1847, and who supported Marx financially as he wrote “The Communist Manifesto” at their direction, which Marx published in February, 1848.  So have the worshippers of all repressive socialist governments, from Marx’s day until now, by whatever name they call themselves:  Nazis, Fascists, Bolsheviks, Peronistas, Fidelistas, “New Deal and Great Society Democrats”, or “Compassionate Conservative Republicans”.  They are ALL one and the same in their dedication to total government control over our lives.  Only the degree of intimidation and raw force may vary somewhat, but the expected outcome is the same---the government becomes the “intimidator” and we, the people who are supposed to be the government, are the “intimidatees”. 

It makes no difference if “Pharaoh” lives in ancient Thebes or Luxor, Babylon, Cairo, Rome, or in present day London, Berlin, Moscow, Beijing, or Washington, D.C.  The message is always made perfectly clear eventually:  Obey the government or suffer the consequences.  The Marxists/Globalists who now control the Obama/Biden Administration and most of our U.S. government have made that “edict” perfectly clear, and are quite disturbed that some of us REFUSE TO COMPLY with their authoritarian nonsense!  They hate and fear those of us who “resist” their authoritarianism, which is all the more reason for free people to CONTINUE TO RESIST the despicable globalists.

Some of our gullible and uninformed citizens who trust those who have some degree of power over their lives assure us that “communism” could never happen here in the good old U.S.A., land of the free and home of the brave.  But recall that “communism” is the utopian, unachievable goal.  Repressive socialism of one form or another---total “1984-style” dystopian government---always has been and STILL IS the real goal that our modern-day “Pharaohs” really seek.  You are correct if you assume that “communism” could never happen in America, for the real goal of the jackals we call communists (and their butt-kissing progressive/socialist allies and their globalist masters) is TOTAL GOVERNMENT CONTROL, achieved gradually and voluntarily if possible, but with force and repression if necessary.  Our modern “communists” would be horrified at the thought that their totalitarian government would eventually “wither away”.  Perish the thought!  They aren’t “that” dedicated to the Marxian “fairy tales”. 

Always remember that ANY socialist government is only a few ‘jack-booted’ steps away from the brutality that was (and is) so efficiently practiced by the socialist tyrannies of Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, The German Democratic Republic (i.e. ‘East Germany’), Fascist Italy, and most of “Eastern Europe” while it was under Soviet domination.  Many years ago, a conservative writer—Vox Day, reminded us that “Socialist countries are particularly prone to slaughter, as 58% of…socialist regimes have committed ‘democide’—killing their own people,---and these socialist mortacracies are responsible for 80% of the 169 million victims of government murder in the 20th century.”  Can socialism kill you?  You’d better believe it!

Just what did Marx and Engels propose in their “Communist Manifesto” to bring about their heaven on earth?  I don’t have space to list all ten of these Satanic ‘revelations’, so I suggest that you call up on the internet “The Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto”.  I think that you’ll be forced to conclude, as I was, that we in the good old U.S.A. are, for the most part, already-----COMMUNISTS, as proposed and defined by Marx (well, not really, since there never has been a government that could call itself ‘communist’, because under true “communism” there would be no governments). In actuality, we in the U.S. are currently living in asemi-socialist oligarchy”, while still pretending to be a ‘Constitutional Republic’ operating under the principles of “federalism” (strong states, weak central government) as envisioned by our Founders).  Our current system is just the opposite!

If we define “authoritarianism” as TOTAL GOVERNMENT CONTROL over the lives of the people, then just what do we have here in the U.S.?  Do we have weak states that are essentially vassals of the federal government?  YES! Do at least half of our population and most of “our” government hold anti-free enterprise, pro-socialiist beliefs? YES!  Do we have heavy graduated taxation and regulation through the IRS? YES! (Although the previous degree of confiscation of our incomes under President Trump was considerably reduced—while Comrade Sleazy Joe Biden’s Administration has done all they can to reinstate much higher taxes.)  Do we have judicial disrespect for our Constitution and for our Christian heritage? YES!  Government ownership or control of increasing acreage of land and the stealing of private property via the abuse of eminent domain? YES

Are we experiencing government at all levels trashing our American values and fostering unconstitutional ‘give-away’ programs from the cradle to the grave? YES! Sinister collectivists and despicable pandering politicians trying to disarm us and change the meaning of our precious 2nd Amendment from an individual right to a ‘collective’ right? YES! Government control over our “public” schools? YES! Limitations on our right of free speech?  YES! Subservience to ‘The Federal Reserve Banking System’, the PRIVATELY OWNED central banking system foisted on America in the early 20th century, which has caused depression, multiple recessions,  and destroyed the value of our currency?  YES!  Uncontrolled ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, i.e. an INVASION of our borders, encouraged by our anti-American government---YES!  A virtual medical dictatorship forced on almost all of our states during the recent Chinese Communist-induced Plandemic, during which both “R” and “D” governors surrendered like cowards to the threats and dictates of the federal leviathan?  Yes! Let’s be honest:  We have all these symptoms of total government power!  The Satanic disciples of Marx and Engels have done their evil work well, slowly converting our once determined-to-resist American people into sniveling, complying COWARDS!

One of the Communist Manifesto’s planks (#1) calls for “the abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes”.  Try not paying your property tax one year, and see if the government  doesn’t come and confiscate your property.  Under all so-called ‘communist’ countries, the people are not allowed to own any real property.  And let’s face it---we NEVER really own our property even here in the U.S.  if a government entity can confiscate it for failure to pay property taxes or by seizing it via the Constitutionally permitted (and now increasingly abused) exercise of “eminent domain”, a power often exercised by unscrupulous politicians demanding some sort of “quid pro quo” or even the payment of financial bribes. 

Plank #2 of the Manifesto calls for “a heavy progressive or graduated income tax”.  The international socialist banking cabal foisted this nail in the coffin of freedom upon us in 1913.  Plank #5 calls for “bank with centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national State capital and an exclusive monopoly”.  As I said, the Federal Reserve System was created in 1913.  I assume you know that it is NOT Federally owned and NOTHING is in reserve.  It is a privately owned corporation controlled by national and international powerful socialist/globalist bankers with the power to increase or decrease our money supply as they see fit. (The Chairman of the Fed is always “one of them”). The “Fed” creates money out of thin air, lends it to the willing accomplice socialists of our Treasury Department and other foreign national banks, and then collects lots of “interest” from the American taxpayers.  As Baron De Rothschild, one of the brainchildren of the centralized banking system said long ago:  “Permit me to control the currency of a nation and I care not who makes its laws”. 

Well, my fellow “communists”, have I upset your complacency enough for you to begin investigating for yourselves?  Through many different laws and “government regulations” over the past century or more, we Americans have already adopted almost all ten of the Communist Manifesto’s planks to one degree or another.  Research it yourselves if you doubt me.  We no longer live in the truly free country as envisioned by our Founders.  Oh yes, we still maintain the “outer forms” of our Constitutional Republic, while inside this nation the rot induced by the lies and lust for power of the globalists and progressives is becoming much more apparent, and much more difficult for our masters to conceal. 

For many decades Americans have banded together into various patriotic groups in an effort to reverse, or at least slow down, this mad rush toward authoritarian collectivism here in the U.S.  But  there are not enough rank and file Americans manning the ranks of these patriotic pro-constitution, anti-Marxist organizations, and even fewer in positions of power or influence, to  seriously challenge these Marxist institutions and paradigms, and even fewer politicians and church leaders who call for their repeal or even gradual phase out.

At best we have slowed down the inexorable “long march” of these despicable Marxists/progressives/globalists toward their goal of the destruction of the Constitutional Republic known as the U.S.A.   We Americans might still have more freedoms that other people who suffered under total government, or who are still suffering thereunder, but we as a people seem to have slowly acquiesced to the major socialist attacks on constitutional freedom and private property, considering them now as normal parts of our “American” way of life.  But IT IS NOT NORMAL—ONLY ACCEPTED!

Our U.SA. has slowly turned away from the principles of God-given individual rights, limited constitutional government, free markets, free enterprise, and private property.  We all seem to have increasingly embraced the FAILED ideas of socialism that have been foisted upon our nation ever since the mid-19th century, when the insane plot to “grow government” began to gain traction.  We all should be ashamed of ourselves for having allowed this to happen to our nation, and to us as its citizens.  As Johann Von Goethe so wisely observed long ago:  “None are more hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free!”  That’s Americans, in a nutshell!

Repressive socialism usually sneaks up on a nation and its citizens incrementally.  History has thoroughly proved that fact.  It is happening to America today.  Just consider the “manifesto” of the 2020 Democrat Party (The Klan of New Bolsheviks) that was pushed by Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders and his brain damaged sycophants, and APPROVED by Comrade Sleazy Joe Biden, to see a roadmap directly into total government and political repression!  Although I’ve never been an admirer of the late Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, he said something that we all should reflect upon:  “As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression.  In both instances, there’s a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”  I suggest  you read those words again, and memorize them!

Whether we are living in the twilight of the last vestiges of freedom our Forefathers gave us, and are facing incipient chaos and the eventual breakup of our nation, or in the dawn of a renewed American spirit, are  questions each of us must answer from the deepest recesses of our own consciences.  The Roman writer Ennius wisely reminded us:  “On ancient ways and heroes stands the Roman state.”  Likewise for our greatly loved, but greatly troubled, country that  surely seems to be forgetting those ‘ancient ways and heroes’ ON PURPOSE.  The Marxist scum who are salivating over their long-sought conquest of the U.S. are destroying all evidences of our erstwhile greatness and cohesiveness in their Satanic quest to end the Constitutional Republic of our Founders and replace it with a tyrannical “United Socialist Republics of America”.   

I am truly bothered by sounding negative, as I suppose I have been in this article.  Sometimes I feel helpless to be anything else.  This I do know:  We will either march in the army of free men and women, with the spirit of our patriot ancestors and the principles of our Judeo-Christian faith to guide us, or we will goose-step down the path toward the oblivion of our liberties and a thousand years of “sig heils”, with all that implies.  The choice of what future we select, my fellow Americans, is NOW upon us.  I hope you’ll choose wisely, because  the fate of freedom depends on what YOU decide!

 

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A native of Cleveland, Ohio W. H. (Bill) Lamb was graduated from Cleveland State University (Ohio) in 1960, and relocated to South Carolina in 1964.  For many years he was an Industrial Engineer, Chief Industrial Engineer, and plant manager in the steel, electronics, and apparel industries in Ohio, South Carolina, and Alabama. 

He is a long time student of both American history and ancient Egyptian history, and has long admired the stalwart people who founded the British colonies and pre-dynastic Egypt, two groups that left permanent marks on human civilization.

An avid and long time writer concentrating on political and cultural issues of concern to America’s Christian Patriot community, he was published in the Lancaster, S.C. “News” during the mid-to-late 1960’s and in Greenville’s “The Times Examiner” since 1999.   The late Christian Patriot, Col. Bobby Dill, was his first editor for The Times Examiner, the publication he always refers to as “a great journal of truth”.

Married to Barbara for 65 years, he has two adult kids, five grandkids, and six great grandkids, plus a “feisty and opinionated” 80 lb. Pit Lab named Hayley, who runs the entire house.

A long time member, with Barbara, of the patriotic John Birch Society, he believes that it is the duty of ALL Christians to first, share the love of his Savior, Jesus, with others, and then to be dedicated patriots and do everything possible to both resist the evil of collectivism that is smothering Western Civilization and educate and motivate his fellow Americans in the preservation of our unique Constitutional Republic.