How many of these conditions have now been met in America? How many are about to be met under the Obama administration?
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. If you don’t know what eminent domain is, this is it.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. Needs no further explanation.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance. Death taxes.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. Once again, eminent domain.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. Since the bailouts, the State owns the banks and the federal reserve.
6. Centralization of a means of communication and transport in the hands of the State. Fairness Doctrine as a control over talk radio. Ownership of the auto industry which, for one thing, will culminate in an attempt to control our mobility.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. Can you spell Green Jobs?
8. Equal liability of all labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. Again, Green Jobs, the power of the unions in this administration.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries: gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by more equitable distribution of the population over the country
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production. Free public education, we have aleady. Obama’s Americorp initiative, targeting young Americans.
These are the conditions, according to the Communist Manifesto, that must be met in order for a nation (and in Marx dream, the entire world) to transiton from capitalism to communism.
Watch what Obama does, who he appoints and who his “czars” are, what goals he has set. We’re going to see Marx’ communist manifesto realized before his first term is over.