Rising Up Against The Oligarchs Does Not Equal Socialism

By Jon Rappoport

There are “people’s” groups all over the world who advocate the overthrow of the men at the top —the Oligarchs—who control nations.

These people’s groups want to install socialism as the answer to Oligarchy.

That’s preposterous.

The Oligarchs—bankers, mega-corporate CEOs, financiers, government leaders, intelligence agencies—collude to cut out competition so they can stand alone at the summit of the mountain. And they call this arrangement SOCIALISM. They PROMOTE socialism. They’ve staked out OWNERSHIP of socialism worldwide.

In other words, the “people’s” groups, who claim to be battling for a better world, are doing the Oligarchs’ bidding. Unconsciously, or on purpose.

Useful idiots.

Socialism has never been about toppling power-hungry leaders. Its pretension of equality and share-and-care is a cover for totalitarianism by the few, for the few.

Karl Marx, while predicting a coming utopia on Earth, expressed the absolute need for a “transition” phase called the “dictatorship of the proletariat.”

Of course, that was a partial misnomer. The “dictatorship” part was correct, but the proletariat would never run it. They would labor for it. They would look up from ground level at the leaders who were supposedly their friends and guardians—and soon realize they’d been taken in by a long con. There was no transition government. There was just the same old Oligarchy under another name, that’s all.

From Gary Allen’s 1971 classic, None Dare Call It Conspiracy:

“We are being socialized in America and everybody knows it. If we had a chance to sit down and have a cup of coffee with the man in the street…he might say: ‘You know, the one thing I can never figure out is why all these very, very wealthy people like the Kennedys, the Fords, the Rockefellers and others are for socialism. Why are the super-rich for socialism? Don’t they have the most to lose…?’ In reality, there is a vast difference between what the promoters define as socialism and what it is in actual practice. The idea that socialism is a share-the-wealth program is strictly a confidence game to get the people to surrender their freedom to an all-powerful collectivist government. While the insiders [Oligarchs] tell us we are building a paradise on earth, we are actually constructing a jail for ourselves.”

When a mega-corporate CEO, whose company is in deep financial trouble, magically secures a giant loan through a crony, and when that corporation continues to pollute the land and destroy lives, and while the government agency that should be hauling off the CEO to prison sits on its hands, that’s socialism in practice. That’s the real thing.

The government may not officially own such corporations, as in the classical definition of socialism, but at the top, the government and the biggest corporations are cooperating, as one. It’s a distinction without a difference.

Why don’t more people understand all this?

Because their minds are clouded with propaganda and feel-good New Age oatmeal. Because they’re convinced that believing in something that sounds good on the surface (“a better and more just world for all”) is enough, is a pinnacle of achievement for them. And since they’re told this belief is socialism, they’re for it.

They will fall for any program on that basis. If pernicious medical experts assure them that mandated mass vaccination will protect the planet from disease, they will snap up that vision in a minute. “A healthy Earth for everyone.” It must be true. It feels right.

Recently, I published an astonishing statement made by the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio: “What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. And I would, too…Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level. They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality.”

The control of private property, from above, is of course one of the tenets of socialism.

Oligarchs, who promote their brand of socialism, who are also Globalists (no nations, no borders), want to sweeten their pot through floods of immigrants. No, they’re not thinking about “doing good.” They have propaganda operatives who spout that line.

They’re thinking about how they can blur and erase all sorts of distinctions surrounding private ownership of private property—and instead, disruptively resettle immigrants, make them dependent on the State, sink property values, and induce more and more citizens to accept the idea that “everything belongs to everybody.”

This gibberish phrase actually means: the Oligarchs own it all.

This is their premise and their goal.

They mean business, literally and figuratively.

On a much lower level, scratch the surface of any self-proclaimed socialist who happens own a home, and watch what happens when you demand he turn that home over to “the people.” He suddenly becomes a raw naked capitalist. He rails against the State.

The State—to whom, when the pressure is off, he claims every citizen should swear allegiance, so that money and property and services and goods and energy and every necessity and luxury of life can be managed, for the benefit of all.

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

 


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12 Comments on "Rising Up Against The Oligarchs Does Not Equal Socialism"

  1. JimmyGotHisKornCracked | October 1, 2017 at 1:20 pm | Reply

    Failing to fully comprehend the 3rd plane earth, does result in an insufficient destination. Which in turn, weakens everything. Life is a chain. We are but it’s links. And if we become eroded and rusty, then we are not traveling a self benefiting trail.

    The life, it’s desires, are they a condemnation or a pardon for you. For time judges, and when ones errors are many, the cosmos themselves are against you. But the path of righteousness is it’s own peace it’s own reward

  2. The lack of independent critical thinking skills is what is at the core of this.
    People have been conditioned to respond with emotion instead of thinking for themselves and truly investigating the issues and or perceptions that they are being manipulated by.

  3. If you tax and get rid of the fed it does and floods of immigrants? If Americans are worried about immigration they should stop there government from fucking over other countries and nations for big corporations

  4. I suggest that people should notice that governments put out many, many laws and regulations with all sorts o economic consequences, winners and losers, some predictable, and some unpredictable. We can consider all of those taken together as an “economic policy” and discuss it’s overall fairness to citizens, it’s level of support for adequate chances and living standards, and it’s overall efficiency. If it doesn’t support fairness and adequate chances for most citizens, then the overall policy is wrong and should be different. Because there are so many different parts to that, most of which get left out of typical “economic policy” discussions, people don’t notice all the ways they are impacted.

    The parts that I see as most unfair in current policy to large numbers of citizens:
    1) Spending the majority of the govts. discretionary income on the military and the US Security State in wasteful and harmful ways.
    2) Earned income is taxed at a much higher overall rate (considering Fed, State, payroll taxes..) that various fors of investment/passive income. The reverse should be true
    3) Existing wealth is the easier way to earn more wealth – through passive income – and too much of existing wealth is being passed withing families rather than earned. Inheritance and asset taxes should be higher and income taxes lower in a relative sense.
    4) Excessive protection for “intellectual property” which ends up generating enormous wealth for for the patent/title holders as semi-passive income once they are in possession of a working distribution/production system with exclusive rights.
    5) Various kinds of corporate welfare, including incredibly large subsidies to oil companies.
    6) Too little investment in public infrastructure.
    7) Too many forms of hiring discrimination are tolerated endorsed – sexism, ageism, etc.
    8) Money center banks have special Fed insurance/borrowing privs. and other support which guarantee large returns on investment, yet these are mostly in rich private hands – that is money out of the public’s pocket.
    9) Govt. contracts – esp. Military/Defense/Security contracts are often non-competitive and benefit private industry that hires the same lawmakers who vote for them in a revolving door. In general, campaign finance reform is way too weak and restrictions on benefitting from programs legislators supported in the near future are also way too weak.

    • Nice list.
      Though #7. maybe true, it is is only natural law that can correct these “isms”, of which there are two score and 10. Human laws to correct this will end up in thought crime scenarios, where purely subjective judgments, mostly of a single judge, will sentence innocent people to significant punishment. It also leads to quotas, which are ridiculously unfair.

      On the other hand, natural law, will mean companies with idiotic CEO’s, hiring on the basis of an “ism”, will perform less well, and eventually die off.

      Education is the best way to battle isms. Natural law is the correcting force. No sane CEO will ignore a top class performing individual. Human laws on this subject are the road to suppression of the population.

      • Unfortunately, the people who are discriminated against still suffer some effects in their future career or wealth whether or not the company dies out 10 years later…and hiring practices in industry vs. public sector are somewhat tied by tradition and numerical comparisons, so effects of widespread discriminatory practices spill over to the public sector too. Many people write critically of “corporate governance” which touches on some different issues (also important) – a common point is that profit efficiency is not generally sufficient to drive best manager performance even in the case where public shareholders and not “the private owner” are the actual owners of a well established company.

        • You believe in legislating against certain forms of stupidity and in doing so removing freedom from the whole of society. Your methods will be and are used for general and arbitrary suppression of society by big government, the subject of this article!

          We are all subject to wealth impact of the stupidity of others. Stupidity in bad health decisions (taxes); stupidity in sexual relations (taxes); stupidity in educational choices (economic inefficiency); stupidity in cronyism for recruitment (economic inefficiency), stupidity in blind prejudice of all sorts (economic inefficiency) . All these and a myriad of others bite us collectively. Creating an Orwellian society to attempt “fix” some of them is not a good trade.

          The cunningly stupid will not likely be caught in this Orwellian net. Their stupidity will always be disguised, unless you are suggesting thoughts can be read. But perhaps you are in favor of totalitarianism, of arbitrary judgments, as often occur in the pre-Orwellian Germany, where truth is no defense.

          It is a fact that only positive role models and education can fix stupidity. Legislation cannot.

          • I didn’t say anything about legislation in general, or any particular legislation. But remarks about workplace discrimination in hiring & promotion were in the context of criticizing government policy. It has long been recognized that some forms of discrimination such as racism are pernicious in society and hurt many people. Any particular government response to that is never a bullet proof solution – it doesn’t fix all the problems, it has some costs, and it can sometimes lead to unexpected outcomes – remarks which are actually true of almost everything the government does. Issues like employment & discrimination are both giant factors in society, and govt., if we have any at all, plays a role in addressing their fairness and efficiency. Good government can do a positive job with that, and bad government can do an awful job…and this is true for everything that govt. touches. Constructively, what can be better. I’d like to see more national performance exams that people can use to certify their competence in key skill areas – these can be referenced and compared by potential employers so it can save a lot of money and time for business while giving people & courts more objective yardsticks so discuss the objective qualification levels of applicants.

  5. “everything belongs to everybody.”: Oh my, that’s why socialism is in full blow now, things are disappearing from store shelves like crazy! You socialistic humans, STOP STEALING!!! Earn it FIRST, the hard way, by spending your TIME on creating instead!

  6. “On a much lower level, scratch the surface of any self-proclaimed
    socialist who happens own a home, and watch what happens when you demand
    he turn that home over to “the people.” He suddenly becomes a raw naked
    capitalist. He rails against the State.

    The State—to whom, when the pressure is off, he claims every citizen
    should swear allegiance, so that money and property and services and
    goods and energy and every necessity and luxury of life can be managed,
    for the benefit of all.”

    Maybe the article should be called : “From a full blown socialist to a naked capitalist”, since at the end, when you are really naked, physically and financially, you will only get arrested as a public offender.. And its getting exponentially worse, DMV even wants your dead body, as an organ donor..
    How long will humans continue to give, and give, and give, their lifetime, their essence, their STRENGTH AND BEAUTY, for free?

  7. “When a mega-corporate CEO, whose company is in deep financial trouble,
    magically secures a giant loan through a crony, and when that
    corporation continues to pollute the land and destroy lives, and while
    the government agency that should be hauling off the CEO to prison sits
    on its hands, that’s socialism in practice.”
    Well, maybe Whole Foods should change their logo to a squarish red surface with a yellow hammer, sickle and star in order to attract more of its ‘socialistic friends’, with the only difference that the country carrying that flag prohibits GMO’s, while Whole Foods (what an irony of name) spreads them everywhere..

  8. You rich people obviously don’t mind the oligarchs, until the peasants speak of socialism.

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