Letter: A rose ... err, a socialist by any other name
"In 1848, imbued with Enlightenment ideals, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels penned 'The Communist Manifesto,' an idealist imagining of the oppressed workers of the world uniting in bloody revolution to over-
throw their oppressors, namely
the oligarchs and capitalists of the world."
"In England, in 1884, the Fabian Society was formed to clandestinely interject socialism into British institutions and bring about the demise of capitalism."
"The Fabians were socialist-Marxist imbued; however, they differed from Marx regarding the need for violent class warfare and revolution. Instead, they targeted established institutions for spreading their influence, utilizing the tools of 'stealth, intrigue, subversion, and the deception of never calling socialism by its right name' in order to achieve their goals." (Excerpts from "The Infiltration of Marxism Into Higher Education" video.)
During the 2008 presidential campaign, then Sen. Barack Obama quoted from the Fabian Society mission statement to "fundamentally transform" America, and three weeks after being elected Democratic National Committee chairperson, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, declared that progressive liberal socialists had seized control of the Democratic Party.
With the re-election of Gov. Kate Brown, along with the election of a democratic majority in both houses in Salem, Oregon has "fundamentally transformed" itself into a socialist state. Come January the Socialist Politburo in Salem can start deciding what and how much they can legally tax Oregon residents; and to think Democrats only make up 35.5 percent of Oregon's population.
No matter what name they call it, communism or democratic socialism, it is still socialism, comrade.