Taking America Down

By | 2017-06-02T18:30:05+00:00 January 8, 2018|
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About a century ago, the Progressives got busy in America just as the Communists got busy in Russia. For a moment, the Progressives were in the lead. By 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution, President Woodrow Wilson had already put in place the fundamental changes that had to be made if the Progressives were going to succeed in eventually replacing the American Republic with the Progressive State. (For more on the Progressive transformation, you may find this of interest.)

Conditions in Russia enabled the Communists to seize power in a revolution and set to work creating the Marxist utopia all at once. America at that time was not ripe for any kind of revolution. In fact, America had already had its revolution, and the American Revolution and the American Founders were still revered by most people. Consequently, the Progressives were forced to advance their cause incrementally, progressively. But it was clear where they were headed. In March 1919, Progressive journalist and Wilson advisor Lincoln Steffens visited the Soviets and reported: “I have seen the future, and it works.” In a little over a year, the Russian Communists had already created the future, according to Steffens and his fellow Progressives.

By an astonishing coincidence, the Progressives were poised to arrive at their longed-for future precisely 99 years after the Russian Revolution. Vladimir Lenin led his revolutionaries to power on November 7, 1917. On November 7, 2016 the Progressives believed they were on the verge of their final victory in America.

And a final victory it very likely would have been. Even four years of the Clintons back in the White House would have been enough time to secure one-party rule by the political party of the Progressives for as far as the eye could see. The remaining Americans who want to continue living as Americans would have been overwhelmed in an unceasing flood of people from the Third World.

As for the Constitution and the rule of law, forget about it. In the first place, the Clintons have been operating a criminal enterprise that is more brazen by orders of magnitude even than Vladimir Putin’s looting of Russia. The Clintons’ evident kleptomania keeps them obsessively stealing when, as Obama has said of others, they already have enough.

And please ponder this thought: Supreme Court Justice Barack Hussein Obama.

The Progressives were certain they had final victory in their grasp, but Trump’s election spoiled everything. It simply can’t have happened; it defies “the arc of history” Obama enjoyed referring to so often. November 7 can’t have gone the way it did—and yet it did go the way it did. That is the reason for the madness on the Left.

The strange parallels don’t cease with the date of November 7. When the giant Soviet red star imploded in 1991, what was left behind was a shrunken political black hole, a kleptocracy. The collapse revealed that the Soviet system all along was what dictatorships always are: rule for the benefit of the rulers who enrich themselves by taking from the ruled. So much for “the future”; that kind of rule is the oldest racket in the world. Relying perhaps too much on the arc of history, the Progressives got a bit ahead of themselves when they chose a kleptocrat to establish the Progressive dynasty and finally put an end to the Republic of the American Founders. American voters whose common sense preserved them from being blinded by Progressivism were offered a too-revealing glimpse of the future the Progressives planned for America—and they recoiled.

Blinded by Progressivism, Lincoln Steffens saw what he wanted to see when he visited Russia, although there was already plenty of evidence of the horrors the future had in store for the people living there under Communism. Communism may be on the “ash heap of history,” but Progressivism lives. In the last election, Americans blinded by Progressivism voted for an obviously corrupt kleptocrat, while believing they were about to establish a Progressive utopia in America.

About the Author:

Robert Curry
Robert Curry serves on the Board of Directors of the Claremont Institute and is the author of Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea from Encounter Books. You can preview the book at: http://www.amazon.com/Common-Sense-Nation-Unlocking-Forgotten/dp/1594038252 He also serves on the Board of Distinguished Advisors for the Ronald Reagan Center for Freedom and Understanding.
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  • Peta Johnson

    Excellent piece. We need concrete measures. Student loans replaced by home, commercial and industrial property and large rig and commercial boat loans. Young people should be able to pool their loans and acquire income earning property at no interest for 10 years. Colleges should be emptied. Internet colleges and apprenticeships should attract an Earned Income Tax credit.

    Chain migration applications should attract a $50k vetting fee when from hard to vet countries. Sponsorship obligations should be assigned to people like Suntander for collection.

    If no border wall, then forts should be built on the border out of the Defense budget, etc. Good enough for Kandahar Province – good enough for USA.

    • Robert Curry

      Dear Peta Johnson,
      Thanks for your friendly comment!
      Yes to concrete measures, especially ending the visa lottery, chain migration, and birthright citizenship (no more Anwar al-Awlakis!).
      Best wishes…

      • SarahAnne

        Mr. Curry. Love your rapid and concrete measures. How do we get all of this done without changing the filibuster rule? Also, do you think the Republicans who’s interests run toward amnesty (“Grahamnesty”, Gang of 8, etc) would get on board? Do you have confidence that Trump understands your points and won’t get out-maneuvered? I’m very worried about all of this and seeking some hope😱. Many thx…

        • Robert Curry

          Dear SarahAnne,
          Really great questions, thank you.
          No question your worries are well-founded.
          I feel certain Trump understands the importance and urgency of these common sense measures. And I am also confident that he knows how to make it too hot for Congress when they try to get in the way. Trump–and America–can win on this one.
          All the best…

        • strongmind

          great questions which need to be answered ASAP.

  • Tom

    The Progressives are still working on the mass invasion from the third world: ” DACA (and amnesty generally) is again at the top of the news. The outcome of this political battle is is a matter of existential importance for our nation – for if any appeasement toward the immigration aggressors is allowed, those concessions will prove not just irreversible, but consummate a secured beachhead for the invaders; the harbinger of a larger invasion to follow. The stakes are that enormous – thus, it may be not coincidental, but a providential sign that the movie “Darkest Hour” is currently in theaters – for though different in detail and manifestation, the outcome for our nation of decisions currently being made by President Trump are as potentially consequential as those confronting Prime Minister Winston Churchill as he faced the National Socialists (the “Nazis”) as they were poised to invade Great Britain.” — from: http://www.trevorloudon.com/2018/01/on-behalf-of-the-middle-class-an-eight-count-indictment-against-democrats-republicans-and-crony-corporate-interests/

    • Robert Curry

      Dear Tom,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Your parallel between the threat Churchill faced and the threat Trump faces is brilliant.
      Wishing you the best…

      • Tom

        Dear Mr. Curry: Given your credentials, I feel truly honored at your use of the word “brilliant.” Also, given that you enjoyed that post, you might enjoy others that I’ve contributed to the Trevor Loudon site. This piece of yours shows to me that politically we’re kindred spirits; this from the first paragraph of the Introduction to my book “Communiques From The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy”:

        “While the communiqués that follow will discuss and verify, and so validate the assertions presented in this Introduction (and much more), as an initial matter let us not dance around or mince words, but be resolutely clear: Progressivism is a political philosophy and movement that is inherently and irreconcilably anti-American; thus “Progressivism” is actually a code word for “anti-American,” and so those referring to themselves as “Progressives” are actually declaring themselves to be un-American.”

        • Robert Curry

          Oooh, even more brilliant!–and spot on, too!!
          Thanks for the heads-up re your writings. Can you provide me with a link to that site to help me get connected?
          Thanks.
          All the best…

          • Robert Curry

            Found the book on Amazon. Great to meet you, Tom.

          • Tom

            Robert, the main site is: http://www.trevorloudon.com (if you’re not familiar with him, he’s done some excellent documentaries, on his own and with the Capital Research Center). Here is a link with my last name as the search term, which pulls up my contributions:
            http://www.trevorloudon.com/?s=wigand&x=0&y=0

            >>Great to meet you, Tom.

            It’s great to meet you as well!

    • strongmind

      I totally agree with your post, Tom. These anti-American globalists need to be beaten to a pulp lest they, and their new-found third world friends, gain the upper hand ….. forever.

      • Tom

        Thank you strongmind. If you have time I suggest that you check out Mr. Loudon’s documentaries — there’s an “America Under Siege” series on the Capital Research Center web site (and likely YouTube) and a full-length documentary “The Enemies Within.” The latter is available for streaming on, e.g., Amazon (and likely elsewhere as well).

        • strongmind

          thank you for the heads-up Tom. Just gave up the remodeling business due to health problems and will have more time to split between my graphic design business and “getting involved,:

  • Comparing the two ‘movements’, the Progressives seem to have done a much more thorough job of destroying the ‘host’ state. The Communists never quite seemed to extinguished the love of ‘Mother Russia’. On the other hand, the Progressives have almost eliminated all knowledge of — let alone love for — the Republic.

    • Robert Curry

      Dear hamburgertoday2017,
      Yes, excellent comment!
      The Progressives are going strong.
      Their project is to undermine knowledge of and love for the Republic. We must win that fight or lose the Republic.
      Wishing you the best…

  • BanBait

    Which is what makes the apparent somnolence of Jeff Sessions so objectionable.

    • Robert Curry

      Dear BanBait,
      “Apparent somnolence” gets it just right.
      I was grateful that he was willing to leave the Senate to take on such a challenging and now urgently important job, but I admit I have been, like you, puzzled by what the heck is going on. Wishing you and our country the best…

  • Marathon Youth

    Mr. Curry presents a version of history from November 7, 1917 to 2017 that defined America, Russia and for that matter, the Western world. Here is my take.

    -When world war 2 ended Communism and Capitalism won, Fascism lost.
    -From 1945 till 1991 the Cold war was born, including the Atomic age, nuclear proliferation. The Cold war was a face off between the Soviet Union and the US/NATO forces, both vying for one or the other power to win.
    Capitalism included the Democracies. Communism included the economic system of Collectivism.

    Side note: Communism usually wins through revolutions. Failing that invasion are done. China’s invasion and annexation of Tibet would be an example. In either case or independent of both Communism also uses subterfuge. This method is seen in the Frankfurt School of Cultural Marxism. It is not the only method. In 1958 an FBI agent wrote “The Naked Communist” which presents a geopolitical strategy by the Soviet Union to overcome and control all the governments of the world that were not members of the Communist bloc.

    Out of that book are the “The Communist Takeover Of America – 45 Declared Goals” . It is noteworthy that from #15 on down all goals have been met.
    In 1991 the Soviet Empire collapsed but during the time from 1945 to 1991 the Frankfurt School of Cultural Marxism to those 45 goals worked their way into the American system undermining America and the Western world from within. Working like parasites or a virus it destroyed the healthy host body. The damage to our traditions continues to this day. In that sense Communism achieved far more in damaging us than we give her credit.

    • Robert Curry

      Dear Marathon Youth,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment so completely.
      No question–the Soviet Union is no more, but the threat to America from Cultural Marxism/Marxism-Lennonism is real, especially because of its hold on young Americans.
      Wishing you the best…

      • Marathon Youth

        Thanks for replying. The damage due to subterfuge is far reaching and has proven to be more devastating than an invasion.

        • Robert Curry

          Dear Marathon Youth,
          You are certainly welcome.
          I realize you are no fan of Lincoln, but I reckon you are with him on this thought:
          “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
          Wishing you the best…

          • Marathon-Youth

            I admire President Lincoln as one of the great leaders of America, just not on the freedom of states to dissolve a union. I find Marcus Tullius Cicero said it better:

            “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

          • Robert Curry

            Excellent!
            Thanks for sending this. It really is perfect.
            Let’s agree in the friendliest way: you won this contest of quotes!
            All the best…

          • Marathon-Youth

            Thank you Mr. Curry. I did not see it as a contest since Cicero was a consul during the time of Julius Caesar I believe. A time when deceit within the state became a classical example through time

          • Robert Curry

            You are very gracious.
            Speaking of Cicero, when Lord Acton visited Harvard he found that the students were studying Cicero–and my favorite, Thomas Reid. We have Acton’s very reliable testimony that Harvard once upon a time provided a true liberal education. All the best…

  • Marathon Youth

    Since this article begins this part of our history in 1917 Communism should not have won. Russian Communism would have been defeated by the Fascist forces of Europe under Operation Barbarossa had we let Germany and Italy do their job.

    Had Russian Communism fallen there would not have been a cold war and the Chinese Communist Revolution could have been averted. China could have come out as the Buddhist nation led by Chiang Kai-shek. Taiwan would have remained part of China and Tibet a free nation.
    We would not have faced the cold war or the cultural decline due to Cultural Marxism.

  • BCML

    Sadly, this bombastic author knows so little about history that he produced a work of fanciful polemical fiction. Swill.

  • Sam McGowan

    The recent election gave us a reprieve but they’ll be back. Who knows who the Democrats will run in 2020 but unless something changes – fast – they’ll be back in power in 2021.

    • Robert Curry

      Dear Sam McGowan,
      You are so right that they are relentless. They will never stop until their job is done.
      As “Tom” says below “Progressivism is actually a code word for “anti-American.” Their job is not done until America is all the way down.
      With best wishes for us all..

  • Kill the King

    And this is why a Never Trumper is dead to me

  • Clive Johnson

    IT NOW KNOW AS ( NEW WORLD ORDEN ) THIS IS YOUR ( DEMOCRACIES )