Marx, in the Communist Manifesto (this is from Chapter 2), advocated for use of a checklist of things that were to be implemented incrementally to get every nation to become Communist (

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. [We are getting there with overextended use of “eminent domain” by the federal government]

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

[We got that one down pat, and the class warfare to go with it!]

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

[Americans would freak if the government, all of a sudden, outlawed this. So, our dear leaders just tax the heck out of it with first, the estate tax, and THEN the inheritance tax for a second round of taxing. Stealth, no?]

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

[Has there been more than a dozen people who have emigrated from the USA?]

5. Centralisation (sic)of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.

[So close! We made it a private bank, but, they do control the credit, the entire financial system, and can always claim banker privilege. It’s illegal, according to the Supreme Law of the Land, but we can thank Woodrow Wilson for jacking this up. Of course, later he realized how awful it was, but…too late.]

6. Centralisation (sic) of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.

[Re: communication, this was the fairness doctrine that was done away with in ’85 – I believe. However, our dear leaders want to reinstate it [Net Neutrality], only with more vigor. Fun times, kids.

Oh, and our POTUS thinks we have no right to our 4th amendment rights when we are out in public.]

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

[GM/Chrysler, anyone? Banks? EPA, regulating farm dust, at the federal level? ]

8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

[We certainly don’t have that first one, but we have been working on that last bit diligently, haven’t we?]

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.

[The progressives went for a more concentrated population center…both these things are central planning, though, which is the point. Oh, and this little ditty, when implemented in Russia, resulted in the ground being soaked in blood, followed by millions starving to death. Enjoy!]

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c.

[We have the state run “free” education, paid for by tax dollars. No such thing as a free lunch…those teachers want to be paid for their work! Notice that Marx states “in its present form.” Not get rid of it altogether, just change it. The Progressives at the turn of last century made public school mandatory. But, when the one room school house kids failed to become trained to be good factory workers, the moved to our current structure. Now, children are trained to change jobs at the bell, not insist on time to finish projects….the bell rang, didn’t it?…are segregated by age, and kept away from their parents most of the day. This way they would be trained to be a useful force of labor for the factories. Don’t believe me? Read some John Taylor Gatto and get back to me.]

Wow, we are really working our way through this list, no? The application of these items has worked SO WELL in other countries! Oh…wait…