In 400 B.C., Plato wrote a book called The Republic. Around 1600 A.D., Thomas More wrote Utopia. Around 1650 A.D., Francis Bacon told the world about New Atlantis. By 1700 A.D., an Italian named Campanella, described his ideal State as The City of the Sun. Then came an Englishman, Robert Owen, who wrote a book called New View of Society.
All of these plans abolished private property and human competition. All provided for collective ownership and rigid state control. They were an exercise in futility. Communism didn’t work then, and it still does not work today. You cannot reward a non-worker by taking away from the real producer. This is exactly what Obama is advocating by saying, “spreading the wealth around is a good thing.” THAT IS PURE MARXISM!!!
In Russia, a few autocrats sought to weld 160,000,000 people into a centrally controlled government. They established in 1917-1921, not a social democracy, but a social treadmill that was forced to move along by the bayonet and the machine gun!!! The sound of firing squads was heard with almost as much regularity as the sound of the morning whistle summoning men to work. The dictatorship of the proletariat was and still is attempting to smother, BY FORCE, the desire to possess private property. Where Americans toil so that they can possess something for themselves and their children, Russians and all Communist countries now toil because they have bayonets at their backs.
The 20th century attempt to re-make human society in Russia alone took a staggering human toll. Without counting the murders of the Czar, his wife and children, and thousands of old nobility, the following have, up to 1931, been EXECUTED in the course of Russia’s “experiment:” 28 bishops, 1,219 priests, 6,000 teachers, 9,000 doctors, 54,000 officers, 200,000 soldiers, 70,000 policemen, 12,950 land-owners, 355,250 intellectuals and professional men [including bankers], and 815,000 peasants. A total, through 1931, of at least 1,750,000 were executed or massacred in the process of re-making Russian society. What will be the final toll of Americans when the military or U.N. troops FORCE the New World Order upon us???
In the same period, 18,000,000 Rusians died of starvation, and one to two million Russians are still dying annually from hunger and cold. Not long ago, two thousand peasant farmers were shot in one day because they sought to hold back from government grain collectors enough of their own grain to keep themselves and their families from starvation. In the name of order, obedience and regimentation, Russian firing squads lined up 14 head men of peasant villages and shot them to death simply because these men and their humble village folk wished to possess the fruits of their own toil. Political opponents of the existing order are exiled or executed. Siberian prison camps have overflowed since the inception of Communism.
China has been even worse. The head count of dead people in order to re-make human society has been estimated at 200,000,000 to date. Families can have only one child.
Across North Africa, and plunging deeper into that continent, is the spread of Islam. When the majority of the people are Islamic, they force their religion upon you or you die! They want to re-make human society according to their beliefs.
It seems that all endeavors to re-make human society, when led by human beings, has failed. The Constitution of the United States gave men the greatest hope mankind has ever known. Now, it is being stripped away step-by-step. What could possibly be next on the horizon for mankind?
“And in the days of these kings [ten] shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people…” (Daniel 2: 44). “… and they [martyred believers] lived and reigned WITH Christ a thousand years” (Revelation 20:4b). Jesus will re-make human society for their benefit!!!