What do Teddy Roosevelt, Donald Trump, Limbaugh’s ‘Country-Club, Blue-Blood, Republicans and the Liberal/Progressive Left have in common? You just might be surprised to find out that they all support the same basic political ideology. I know, if you are a Trump Supporter or a die-hard Republican, you might find it hard to accept that you actually have more in common with the Democrat Party than our founding fathers, but its true. Now, don’t shoot the messenger. I’m just trying to share a little history with you, that’s all. So, if you’ll give me a few moments of your time, I’ll walk you though a quick little history lesson that will put you on the path to proving to yourself that many of us are actually closer to the people we think we oppose than tot he people we claim to support.
It starts with a reversal in the American understanding of what government is, what it should do and how it should do it. This change came about as a result of the infiltration of German political philosophy into American universities. This philosophy was primarily driven by a man named Hegel, who gave birth to Marx. Before the infiltration of this German political thinking, Americans believed in individual rights and liberty, which was based in the concepts of Natural Rights and Natural Law. It gave birth to an understanding of government as the result of the Social Contract. Americans embraced small, limited government. At this time, the notion of ‘class’ in America was not much of a concern. At that time, business was the driving force of the nation and everyone aspired to become successful in a business of their own. Still, people — as a rule — did not covet their neighbor for having succeeded. Instead, they saw that person as an example of how to do the same thing.
The German philosophers rejected all of this. Whereas the American system embraced a world view based on the acknowledgement of God and His Natural Laws, the Germans rejected God. They said the only thing that exists is matter, and they explained everything in terms of materialism. This gave rise to ‘classism,’ which in turn, gave rise to the notion of ‘social justice.’ However, the Germans did not think so much in terms of upper, middle and lower class. They thought in terms of the business owner and the worker, or labor class. These German philosophers then set about justifying the use of government to ‘control’ these Capitalists. IN short, they based their arguments on the notion of ‘social justice,’ defined in terms of material equality rather than individual merit and effort. This is the thinking that infiltrated our nation and lead to a complete reversal of the nation our founders built to the nation the French were trying to build in their own revolution. As history has revealed, the results have taken a little longer to manifest, but they have been the same — and for the same reasons.
Now, enter Teddy Roosevelt. He is the first person to define the political movement that drove all this change. It was (and is still) called the Progressive movement. Teddy was the very embodiment of the Progressive, which is actually an American term for Socialist. That the two are no different can be seen in his own words:
We grudge no man a fortune in civil life if it is honorably obtained and well used. It is not even enough that it should have been gained without doing damage to the community. We should permit it to be gained only so long as the gaining represents benefit to the community. This, I know, implies a policy of a far more active governmental interference with social and economic conditions in this country than we have yet had, but I think we have got to face the fact that such an increase in governmental control is now necessary.
Now, people liked Teddy. He was a man’s man. He used the media to his advantage, and was witty in the process. People liked the way he said things, how he took on his opponents and how he refused to back down. They also liked his direct approach, his propensity for ‘action.’ In many ways, he was a lot like Donald Trump, but there is a catch here. Even in Teddy’s day, those who understood liberty understood who teddy really was and what he was advocating and they tried to warn Americans.
Now, here is the part that we should all take to heart. In the late 19th Century, the Democrats were the Party of small government, States rights and the individual. The GOP was the Party for big government. However, during the Progressive movement, this did not so much as ‘switch’ as it ‘slid.’ The Democrat Party became the advocate for big government, but the GOP remained pro-big government, as well. The ‘slide’ in the Democrat Party was from the individual to the government, and in the GOP, it remained with business. the point: both Parties became Progressive. Teddy Roosevelt started the Progressive movement in the GOP and Wilson took the mantle from him, but both Parties remained and continue to be Progressive — at least in their leadership. So, naturally, when either Party sees a Progressive ‘getting the better’ of the other, they support him. No one really cares about policy because, in the end, the fight is just over something we would recognize immediately if we understood the new division that was created in American politics.
Let me see if this helps. Remember I told you that Progressive is the American way of saying Socialism. OK, well, the Republicans have been and remain strong Nationalists. The Democrats started out that way, but in seeking to differentiate themselves from the Republicans, they become more international in nature. This is reflected in Wilson’s push for the League of Nations, and later, the UN. Now, what do we call a National Socialist? I’ll give you a hint: the Germans abbreviate the term this way — NAZI! And what do we call an international socialist? Well, Marx defined it as Communism. Now, do you see the split that happened in American politics? The Democrats took the position of the European Communists while the Republicans took that of the NAZI’s.
At this point, I want to make this absolutely clear. I am not saying that the Democrats are equivalent to Stalin and Mao and the Republicans are Hitler and Mussolini. What I am saying is that the ideology and policies that drive each Party directly correspond to and can be understood by studying the same division in the Communist/Fascist split in Europe. Now let’s keep going.
Remember I said that the Parties have remained as they became in the early 1900’s? Hillary telling the nation she identifies with the early 20th Century Progressives in the 2008 Primary Campaign is an open admission of this, as is the fact that the Communist Party USA has come out and said they no longer need to run a candidate because the Democrat Party has become Communist. At the same time, the GOP retains all the markings of National Socialism: a big business-government relationship, strong patriotism, strong military — all with the same sense of authoritarianism as the Democrats. Neither side has any respect for the Constitution or rule of law because both are lawless ideologies that stand in contradiction to Natural Law.
Now, the Communists in the Democrat Party are easy to see. Sanders even admits he is a communist, as does Soros, a major backer of both the Clintons and Obamas. But, in the GOP, they hide. These are the people Rush refers to as ‘country-club’ and ‘blue-blood’ Republicans. If you listen to Rush long enough, and pay close attention, he tells you this is true, you just have to read the stitches on his fast balls. If he came out and explained it as clearly as beck does, I doubt Rush would still be number one on the radio. But even Beck has been careful about how close he comes to these people. He will pick on Soros, because he is easy, but he does not go after the Rothschilds or Rockefellers, now does he? there is a reason for that.
This brings me to the last point I want to make about Teddy and Trump. In his excellent book, “Theodore and Woodrow,” Judge Napolitano details how Teddy was used when he was set up to run third Party. He did not see it, but the international bankers (remember, I just told you that Rush and Beck leave them alone), they set Teddy up in his own Party. They did it to get Wilson elected. That is because the Republican candidate was pushing to use the Anti Trust Act to regulate the banking industry, and the international bankers wanted the Federal Reserve Bill passed. Well, sure enough, Roosevelt pulled votes away from Taft, Wilson won and promptly signed the Federal reserve Bill into law. This nation has belonged to these bankers and their ‘New World Order’ ever since (no, this is not ‘conspiracy,’ it is documented fact, but that is a series of other posts).
So, if you like Trump, then support him. But understand the history, the ‘spirit’ of the man and everything that could possibly go wrong if he is elected. Had we known Obama was a Marxist before the 2008 election, and it had been explained what that means for individuals and the economy, it is unlikely Obama could have won. Similarly, if people understood that Trump is repeating a well-played card, and what it is likely to mean for the individual and economy, it is unlikely Trump would have any support. If you doubt this, then just remember, Trump is good at the deal. So, when Trump tries to throw his weight around and the bankers come to him and say “OK, we will give you that, but you have to do this in return or will devalue the currency and destroy the nation’s economy,” what do you think Trump is likely to do? Will he stand on principles, and if so, what are they? Or will he accept what he is given and find a way to present it as a win, which is what he is known for doing already? You have to answer that question and all the others for yourself. All I can say is that, knowing what I do, there is no way I will ever vote for a Progressive again, and Trump is definitely a Progressive.