Socialism in Pajamas

By Gustavo Solimeo   
April 08, 2010
"A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of communism." This is the famous opening line of the Manifesto of the Communist Party written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848.  This sentence could be paraphrased today: "A specter is haunting America -- the specter of socialism."

Is Communism Really Dead?

Communism is only an extreme form of socialism.  After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, many thought communism was dead and could be relegated to the dustbin of history.  However, it is hard to support this assertion.

In fact, although the political power of communism and socialism has declined, it is undeniable that its cultural manifestations are now at a peak. Therefore, one cannot affirm that socialism or communism died.

Much more important than the political expansion of communism and socialism is the spreading of ideas and customs that are leading the world to abandon the natural order and Christian civilization. Such ideas and customs can be seen everywhere with campaigns in favor of abortion, euthanasia, same-sex “marriage,” and other moral aberrations.

But someone might ask: “What do these moral issues have to do with socialism?”

A Theoretical Approach

In more abstract terms, the answer to this question is this: pride and unbridled sensuality break down intellectual and moral barriers that preserve the order established by God in the universe, thus opening the gates for the progress of socialism. In turn, socialism provides philosophical systematization and political support for such practices.[1]

In other words, everything that favors immorality on one hand, or the revolt against any inequality on the other, ipso facto fosters the advancement of socialism. Conversely, socialism favors these same unrestrained evil tendencies of fallen man, masking them under the façade of a pseudo-philosophy and pseudo-science.

The Facts Speak for Themselves

It is no coincidence that, upon coming to power, socialist parties try to implement the homosexual agenda, promote or facilitate abortion, impose stringent “hate crime” laws, or advance other “politically correct” causes.

Recent examples include:

Portugal: Portuguese parliament passed a socialist-sponsored bill legalizing same-sex “marriage.” Last year, abortion was also introduced.

Spain: Same-sex “marriage” and abortion were recently legalized by the Socialist government lead by Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

England: The same measures mentioned above were introduced by Tony Blair’s Labor Party.

Brazil: President Lula (Workers Party) just signed Presidential Decree No. 7,037 on December 21, 2009. The decree calls for the expansion of abortion, homosexual “rights,” state control, and other socialist features.

As the whole world moves almost imperceptibly toward socialism, America is also following the trend.

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+38 # Juan N. Santillan 2010-05-24 12:10
Our Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima warned the world what would happen if we don't pray the rosary. How sad it is for the world that we DO NOT heed this warning. Let us all pray the rosary on a daily basis and everywhere we can.
Thank You
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+21 # Cheryl 2010-05-24 19:06
I remember talking to my physical therapist about Obama before the election. He's a Catholic, he favors "good morals," but the one thing he insisted on voting on behalf of was his finances.

The only other thing we should add to facts about Socialism is that socialists will lie to get what they want. And we hear their lies about the "benefits" of their economic insanity every day in the media. A good job of teaching, I will be forwarding to friends.
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+24 # Rosemary 2010-05-24 21:54
I just had a thought...America is a sleeping giant (we have heard this before). Yes, today America is certainly asleep! Some one elected a socialist president and congress as we were taking our zzzz... Well, America WILL awake and remember "all men are created equal and endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable rights". America is the only Country in the world that holds this claim of God from its foundation. And, when we do regain our senses from such a destructive slumber the world will thank America for showing the way and the truth to Freedom for all Countries. God bless America!
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+18 # Gary 2010-05-24 22:22
When the government enables self-destructive behavior, it knows people will want someone to bail them out. Thus people will demand a more expansive government nanny state to care for them since people will not want to accept the consequences of their own actions.
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+20 # Tony 2010-05-25 00:29
Morality and action are not, and cannot be mutually exclusive. Read Saul Alinsky for a crash-course in what is going on in our society, read Max Eastman for a critique of that system's threat to morality and individual liberty, and defend what is yours while you still have it.
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+21 # tom alflen 2010-05-26 21:52
May God forgive us in our current state of apathy, guide us to lives of courage and holiness and send His Spirit upon us all, who look to Him with hope in our hearts. May we come to know and love Him much more through His Son, our Lord and Saviour.

Amen.
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+39 # Covadonga 2010-06-06 19:44
Hello everyone, I'm Spanish and I completely agree with your article, you're so right... I couldn't avoid writing here when I read this part: "Spain: Same-sex 'marriage' and abortion were recently legalized by the Socialist government lead by Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero."

A lot of people from my country are really fed up with this man, because he is destroying Catholic morals and encouraging mothers to kill to their own sons... By his fault, Spaniards can't defend our History nor our Catholic identity, and now he's the laughing stock of Europe...

I hope morality in Spain and in The United States is able to rise again. Thank you for this web page (and sorry for my English...)
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+15 # Pamela Free 2011-04-15 09:52
Surely if Obama is Catholic he would be excomunicated due to his stance on DOMA, and abortion. Keeping Planned Parenthood in our tax pocket and other socialist idealogy. Why American voted for him? I don't think his election was legit with ACORN falsifying votes. If he was Republican it would have caused a huge uproar.
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+5 # Steven J. Catalano 2011-09-23 15:34
We must not be dismayed by this pagan idiocy. Everything can be rescinded, defunded, and finally disclaimed and defamed. The radical feminists, the "lavender lobby", and every stripe of liberalism will eventually fall under their own weight of falsehood; if this imbecility is remembered at all, it will be in excoriated disgrace.
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+10 # Jill Gentry 2011-09-26 10:40
The only way America is going to get out of this downward spiral is with prayer. The more of us that untie in prayer, the stronger we will be. We need to pray the rosary and pray for the repentance of Americans. We need to pray for our leadership and pray especially hard for God to bless us with the election of God fearing politions and leadership. It all starts with our own repentance and prayer. We cannot expect others to do what we are not doing ourselves. Change coms from within.
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+9 # DeeTee 2011-09-28 01:56
Reply to Juan N. Santillan;

How true!

However, DO MOST parents these days (Catholic, OR not!) actually TEACH their children WHO God is, LET ALONE, what the Rosary or PRAYER is FOR, OR even less, HOW to use it?

If PARENTS don't place importance on prayer, HOW are the youth supposed to see it as important enough to continue prayer THEIR lives?

This attitude teaches, that it's a boring and meaningless activity (soccer practice? Oh ya! Certainly can't be late for THAT! COACH wouldn't be happy!)

Does anybody EVER stop to think that
G O D wouldn't be 'happy' when HE doesn't come first in our lives?

Do any of us recognize ourselves in this description?

EVIDENCE speaks for itself in BOLD self-serving, self-glorifying BEHAVIOR and ATTITUDES, NEVER before expressed (in children!) in history!

I'm a 1ST GRADE Catechism teacher...'nuff said!
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+4 # Ken 2011-10-13 13:36
We must pray the rosary everyday to end communist, socialist, liberalist, and others.

I knew that communist is not dead yet because Holy Father and Bishops of the world did not say Russia by name in 1984. Please, pray for the Pope and Bishops of the world to say Russia by NAME before it is too late.
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+2 # Isabelle Verret 2012-03-01 20:13
DeeTee, you are so right!
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+1 # Mary VanDenBrink 2012-07-05 12:31
We need to start hearing the messages of Fatima from the pulpit...tired of all the watered down sermons so as not to offend anyone. Catholic schools must also get back on board with teaching the Baltimore Catechism. I'm 56 and remember it well...my eight kids were not, as I had to work on that myself with them...too often they are taught WWJD, or that Jesus loves you, blah, blah, blah---which is fine as long as there is more in depth study as to answer the why questions. WAKE UP PEOPLE!
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0 # Don 2014-01-08 02:48
Statistics show an alarming decline in the last 50 yrs, therefore back to:
1) Traditional Catholic Mass
2) Three Hail Marys for the conversion of Russia after Mass (Tradition)
3) clergy to say their Breviary
4) Holy Rosary every day
5) Baltimore Catechism no compromise for the kids,
6) Prayer and penance as per Fatima
7) Don't Waite for the Bishops to tell you
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