The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 played havoc on the nation of Russia. According to Wikipedia,
The Russian (Bolshevik) Revolution is the collective term for a series of revolutions in Russia in 1917, which destroyed the Tsarist autocracy. The Tsar was deposed and replaced by a provisional government in the first revolution of February 1917. In the second revolution, the October Revolution, the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin, and the workers' Soviets, overthrew the Provisional Government in St Petersburg. The Bolsheviks appointed themselves as leaders of various government ministries and seized control of the countryside, establishing the Cheka to quash dissent. Eventually, civil war erupted between the “Red” (Bolshevik), and “White” (anti-Bolshevik) factions, which was to continue for several years, with the Bolsheviks ultimately victorious. In this way the Revolution paved the way for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). (1)
But, what gave Lenin the opportunity to succeed in his efforts to win the Russian (Bolshevik Revolution) and turn Russia into a Communist nation? According to Robert D. Clare in his article entitled “Why did the Bolshevik Revolution of November 1917 Succeed,” there are seven powers that Vladimir Lenin had. They are as follows:
1. Provisional Government problems
The Bolsheviks succeeded because the Provisional Government was weak and unpopular (remember that Government That’s Provisional Will Be Killed). When it was attacked, nobody was prepared to defend it.
The Bolsheviks had good slogans such as ‘Peace, Bread, Land’ and ‘All Power to the Soviets’. Other parties claimed they could never deliver their promises, but their arguments were too complicated for people to understand. This meant that they got the public’s support.
The party ran its own propaganda machine, including the newspaper Pravda (‘Truth’), which got their ideas across.
4. German money
The Germans financed the Bolsheviks because they knew that Lenin wanted to take Russia out of the war. This gave them the money to mount their publicity campaigns.
A brilliant leader – a professional revolutionary with an iron will, ruthless, brilliant speaker, a good planner with ONE aim – to overthrow the government. The Bolsheviks were well-led.
A private Bolshevik army (the Red Guards), dedicated to the revolution, was set up and trained under Leon Trotsky. It gave the Bolsheviks the military power to win.
The Bolsheviks were brilliantly organized (or were they?). A central committee (controlled by Lenin and other leading Bolsheviks) sent orders to the soviets, who gave orders to the factories. Membership grew to 2 million in 3 months. Unlike the Provisional Government, the Bolsheviks demanded total obedience from their members, so they were well-disciplined (members did what the leaders wanted). (2)
Ultimately, as is indicative of these seven powers that Lenin had, it was fairly easy for him to take control of Russia and turn it into a Communist nation. However, does the Obama Administration have the powers to turn the United States of America into the United States Socialist Republic (USSR)?
Needless to say, President Obama does have most of the powers that Lenin had that he could use to turn America into a socialist state, but probably not into a Communist state, since it would require an army that would actually
kill its own citizens. First, America’s elected Congress is weak, just like the Provisional Government in Russia prior to the Bolsheviks Communist takeover. The United States Congress is definitely unpopular and weak. Sadly, Congress is so weak that it cannot stop President Obama from usurping its power and the Constitution of the United States. Also, its popularity rating is less than ten percent. Unfortunately, though, the idea of checks and balances is almost null and void in America today. The President continually uses his executive powers to usurp the constitutional powers of Congress.
Fortunately, one congressman has spoken out against President Obama’s agenda to usurp the powers of Congress and transform America into a socialist state. This brave politician is Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. In fact, he accused President Obama of “behaving dictatorially, usurping legislative powers.” (3) Also, he said, “It is merely the latest escalation in a pattern of contempt for the elected representatives of the American people and the constitutional separation of powers.” (3) Finally, Senator Grassley said,
The more President Obama has gotten away with these little power grabs, the bolder he has become. Congress has not been effective in fighting this executive encroachment because Congress is not of one mind. Members of the President’s party are understandably reluctant to oppose him publicly. However, with this latest escalation, the time has come for Congress, on a bipartisan basis, to say ‘Enough is enough.’ (3)
Therefore, it is obvious that Senator Grassley would not be so outspoken if President Obama was not actually circumventing Congress and the United States Constitution. As a result, if America permits President Obama to rule the United States in a roughshod manner for four more years, America has to change its name to the USSR (United States Socialist Republic).
Second, President Obama and his administration have used plenty of slogans to get public support for their agenda. President Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan that helped him win the election was “We Believe in Change.” Now, in order to win the 2012 General Election, several new campaign slogans have been suggested. Three such suggestions are: “Winning the Future,” “Greater Together,” and “We Don't Quit.” Of course, the problem with the slogans that President Obama uses is that they have a way of coming to fruition.
For example, “We Believe in Change” caused a fundamental change in America’s political structure. President Obama and his administration have changed America from a people-led, capitalist system to a government-led socialist system. However, if America continues to move in its current political direction, a socialist system will take the United States down a road filled tyranny, secrecy, high taxation, extreme business regulations, dictatorial legislation, and godliness. This is definitely not the change that President Obama’s supporters wanted for their nation. But, in reality, did they want a change that would eventually create a government that constantly redistributed the wealth of hardworking American citizens?
Of course, if “We Don’t Quit” is chosen for President Obama’s new slogan and it comes to fruition, what would be the outcome in the United States? As a result, America would get the following for putting President Obama back into the Office of President for four more years:
1. Increased pressure to force Americans and nations around the world to formally accept the homosexual agenda, even if it goes against their religious or societal beliefs.
2. Increased pro-abortion demands from a socialist administration that does not value the sanctity of life as mandated by the Holy Scriptures.
3. Initiation of the National Defense Authorization Act that would use the military to arrest suspected terrorists (Christians, Veterans, Tea Party members, and many other classified people and groups) for protesting against the government, which is a First Amendment right.
4. Increased voter fraud in order to create a one-party system in America, a system that would promote Marxism and extreme government control over the freedom-loving people of the United States.
5. Increased efforts to solidify a one-party system by giving amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants who would show their loyalty by voting for all Democratic candidates.
6. Initiation of the Affordable Care Act that will provide healthcare for people who cannot afford it, including illegal immigrants, at the expense of those who work and have to pay for their own health insurance.
7. Initiation of the Affordable Care Act that will break the economic backbone of the United States that recently lost its triple credit rating for borrowing money from countries that hate America.
8. Initiation of the Affordable Care Act that will place controls on who can receive health care for certain medical procedures.
9. Increased taxes to fund the redistribution of wealth in America, which will raise the income of lower income Americans at the expense of the middle and upper class Americans.
10. Initiation of the Affordable Care Act that has a myriad of provisions that have nothing to do with health care:
*A 3.8 percent tax on the sale of houses
*Government takeover of the Student Loan Program
*Increases taxes on families earning over $250,000
*Adds a new tax on investment income
*Permits the U.S. government to transfer personal funds from banks
*Penalizes marriages by permitting individuals to claim more subsidies
*Violates religious liberties, especially when it comes to abortions
*Puts over half of all Americans on a government program (4)
Therefore, since slogans played an important part in the Communist takeover of Russia and turning it into the Soviet Union, slogans will also be instrumental in the formation of the United States Socialist Republic by those who will not quit in their efforts to destroy America’s constitutional republic and deny American citizens their constitutional rights and freedoms.
Third, President Obama and current administration have their own propaganda machine, just like Lenin had in Russia during the Provisional Government and the Bolshevik Revolution and thereafter. According to Personal Liberty Digest in an article by Sam Rolley, “President Barack Obama is mounting an effort to assemble a 2 million member-strong ‘grassroots communications team,’ dubbed the Truth Team, to carry the propaganda wing of his 2012 re-election campaign.” (5) Of course, according to Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski,
The Obama campaign is organizing propaganda teams to deceive voters because Americans are catching onto the reality that Obama’s record doesn’t match his rhetoric. How else will they mask the broken promises like introducing another trillion dollar deficit or the fact that the president continues to recycle the same proposals without ever seeing results? (5)
Besides the Truth Team, President Obama also has the Mainstream Media on his side to advance his socialist agenda in America. However, it is understandable that they do as he asks, since they may have to face some serious consequences if they fail to follow his dictates. For example, according to an “On the Arizona Border” article entitled “Member of the Media Threatened, Warned not to Report on the Cold Case Posse Investigation on Obama,” the Federal Trade Commission threatened members of the Mainstream Media demanding that they do not cover the story about Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation of President Obama’s birth certificate. Needless to say, they did not since they feared that they would be killed or fired from their jobs. As a result, some reports actually quit their jobs. According to Lead Investigator Mike Zullo,
Instead of reporting the facts, the media questioned Arpaio’s motives or filed stories characterizing the findings as conspiracy-mongering. Or they just ignored the press conference and the cold, hard facts altogether. There is NO EXCUSE, NONE for the leftwing media trying to protect Barack Obama and his radical transformation of America into an undemocratic, unrecognizable, nation whose major media networks are enslaved to Obama’s ‘eco-friendly’ talking points. (6)
Therefore, it is clear that President Obama’s political propaganda machine is well-greased, well-oiled, and well-charged as it attempts to win another four years for President Obama, so that he can fully destroy the very land that the electorate put him into office to save. Hopefully, the Mainstream Media will wake up and begin reporting “just the facts” and report “the whole truth and nothing but the truth” so that Americans will not fall for the lies of the Obama Administration and reelect their man to the Office of the President of the United States. However, if Mainstream Media does not jump on the “true American bandwagon,” they will be writing an obituary for the United States, a constitutional republic, while promoting a new nation, the United States Socialist Republic.
1. “Russian (Bolshevik) Revolution.” En Wikipedia.
2. CLARE, JOHN D. (2002/2010), ‘Why did the Bolshevik Revolution of November 1917 Succeed?,’ Greenfield History Site (http://www.johndclare.net)
3. Levinson, Alexis. “Grassley Says Obama Is Behaving Dictatorially, ‘Usurping Legislative Powers.’” Daily Caller. 1 January 2012.
4. Senger, Alyene. “The 10 Terrible Provisions of Obamacare You May Not Have Heard Of” The Foundry. 7 March 2012.
5. Rolley, Sam. “President Barack Obama Is Mounting an Effort to Assemble a 2 Million Member-Strong ‘Grassroots Communications Team” Personal Liberty Digest. 15 February 2012http://www.personalliberty.com>.
6. “Members of the Media Threatened, Warned Not to Report on the Cold Posse Investigation on Obama” On The Arizona Border. 4 April 2012.