Gallup is reporting that some 43% of Americans now see socialism as a good thing for America. This compares with 25% in 1942. Gallup says "a majority of Democrats have said they view socialism positively in Gallup polling since 2010, including 57% in the most recent measure in 2018." The Gallup survey, taken in April, also found that nearly 30% of Americans want government distribution of wealth, 35% want government responsibility for wages, and 33% want government control over the economy. Interesting that these percentages coincide with the percentage of the population who are also registered Democrats, although the Gallup survey did not distinguish party affiliation. But wait, there is more.
The Democratic Party platform has promoted a progressive income tax, extremely high inheritance taxes, expanded government property ownership, a centrally managed economy and credit system (aka Federal Reserve), expanded federal control over towns, counties and states, minimum wages, and is increasingly moving toward endorsing free education and a mandatory minimum income. At the same time, Democratic members of the House of Representatives have passed the Equality Act that elevates homosexuality and transgender sexual orientations above religious rights, even to the point that girls would have to share showers and bathroom facilities with men, and churches would be forced to support the LGBTQ agenda or face prosecution. Now let's compare all this to the Communist Manifesto.
The Communist Manifesto says, "But communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience." Other linchpins of communism are enumerated in the Manifesto: 1) Abolition of property ownership, 2) a heavy progressive income tax, 3) abolition of all rights of inheritance, 4) confiscation of property, 5) centralization of credit, 6) centralization of transportation, 7) centrally planned economy, 8) obligation to work, 9) abolishing distinction between towns and country, and 10) a free education for children. Since World War I, America has been on the slippery slope toward socialism.
The goal of Soviet Russia was to infiltrate American values with the destructive social goals of the Communist Manifesto. Former Soviet KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov, who defected from the Soviet Union in 1970, was interviewed in 1984 about Soviet infiltration methods. He said that by 1970 the Soviet Union already had infiltrated the US through brainwashing left-leaning people in the news media, entertainment, politics, business, education, and religion. Progressives are the new communists. Government is in. God is out. Exodus 20:3 says, "Thou shalt have no other god's before me." When government replaces God, bad things happen. We need to sound the warning bells from the church tops, a new revolution is here.