“Don’t let anybody, don’t let anybody tell you that, ah, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton
When this quote from Hillary Clinton made the news a few days ago, it instantly met with derision from Republicans and just about anyone who has ever built their own business. The utter absurdity of the statement makes it unnecessary to refute, it is best left just hanging out there for everyone to see. If Hillary decides to run for President in 2016 you can be sure you will see the quote featuring prominently in Republican campaign ads. What you will not see however is Democrats lining up to disagree with her.
Hillary did not make that statement off the cuff, nor was it a mistake on her part; rather, it is an indication of the Marxist beliefs that she shares with other leftist Democrats. During a 2012 campaign stop in Roanoke Virginia, Barack Obama delivered is infamous “you didn’t build that” line, and Elizabeth Warren said “There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody.”, and all of them are expressing a view promoted by Berkley linguistics professor and left-wing activist George Lakoff.
What is the purpose of making such statements? The Left is promoting this narrative to establish the notion that the government has a claim to at least partial ownership of every business built in America. Just in case you don’t recognize it, this is the essence of Communism. Despite the less threatening sound of names like ‘Liberal’, ‘Progressive’, or even ‘Socialist’, it is an ideology that leads to Communism, just at different speeds. The Democrat Party is made up primarily of communists, and both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are devotees of Karl Marx.
Of course most conservatives are well aware of this, but the same is not true for average Americans who are not as well informed about political matters (Rush Limbaugh refers to them as “Low-information voters”). It is a sad fact that many people in this country don’t recognize communism when they see it, and far too many don’t understand just how dangerous it is. This is in part because we have allowed the Left to quietly change the terminology (which is George Lakoff’s specialty) to the point that if you happen to use the correct term for the ideology – Communism, people think you’re a left-over from the Cold War. Well, I am a left-over from the first Cold War and I call it like I see it.
In the upcoming Presidential election Hillary Clinton, or whoever gets the Democrat nomination, will be faced with the prospect of trying to convince voters that Barack Obama is to blame for the problems the country is experiencing, and that they will do a better job. In reality it is core Democrat policies that are causing the problems and doing a better job of implementing those policies will only make the problems worse. Higher taxes, more regulations, and Obamacare are killing any hope of real job growth or economic recovery. Full implementation of the Democrat agenda will “fundamentally transform America” into the same kind of Communist Utopia enjoyed by our neighbors in Cuba.
If we are going to stop this from happening we must begin by identifying exactly what we are facing. It is almost important to defeat an enemy you don’t know, and by allowing the Left to control the terminology we use we immediately hand them the advantage. It is not enough to simply point out that a Democrat candidate has incorrect positions on various issues, we have to point out that those positions are all part of a failed ideology that will destroy this nation.