We see and experience the chaos that is endemic in our society at every level! “feelings” have become the “conventional wisdom.” Critical thinking has been replaced by “critical race theory!” Free speech is forbidden — unless you or I speak what is allowed and that changes minute by minute!

What is the endgame? In my opinion (shared by millions of Americans) their message is clear: “Tear down and destroy our Republic!” We no longer discuss our differences with the goal of solving a problem! Truth or reality is whatever the conventional wisdom says it is. And that changes like mercury on a skillet!

I am a believing Christian who is not perfect, but a work in progress. My goal is to be a better person every day guided by my faith in Jesus Christ’s witness! I can almost hear minds snapping shut when some read this. Most of those minds are the ones who, based on their religious atheism, espouse tolerance as long as we say what is acceptable to them.

Our education system at one time taught differing ideas expressed, discussed and struggled through by reaching a compromise or agreeing to disagree without rancor! That is no longer acceptable in so many of our schools and businesses throughout the country. How did we get here? What are the roots of the turmoil in the world today?

The answer is clear to me after 80 years of life, a man of color, growing up in America seeing the changes. I grew up during a time of systemic racism. I marched for liberty, saw peoples hearts change, only to see the cancer of division propagated in our nation today. We now are all being portrayed as racist, homophobic, evil capitalists! This is the “short” list of victimhood. How did this happen? Who birthed it?

The roots are from Karl Marx, Sergey Nechayev, Vladimir Lenin, Stalin, Mao and other communist protagonists. The root of the chaos in our society is atheist/socialist/communist ideology that is currently being publicly promoted by our politicians, media, governments and all levels of our educational system. Who are the proponents of this ideology today? George Soros, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, AOC, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and many others. I would also like to include a few useful idiots to their cause: Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney, Mitch McConnell.

How is it manifested in our society today? ANTIFA and BLM (Black Lives Matter) to name two.

The truth is that all lives matter. And the goal of these hate groups is to destroy America. We must never forget that what is most important to the above people and groups is for the success of a revolution. Their main goal is to destroy any other existing government in the world!

The Marxists will include anybody to create division and then throw them under the bus after they no longer fit the Marxist agenda. In closing, here is a quote from a manifesto written by Sergey Nechayev in 1869:

“The only form of revolution beneficial to the people is one which destroys the entire State to the roots and exterminates all the state traditions, institutions, and classes…

“Our task is terrible, total, universal and merciless destruction.”

Nechayev is a valued source of Marxist ideology today and he wrote this when he was 22 years old.

My question to you is: What do you value?

Jim Tapscott

Show Low, Arizona

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che guevara

The real tragedy here is that America is not just simply a divided nation , but more ominously America has deteriorated into a nation at war with itself . All by design . The end result is not at all going to be agreeable to anyone , regardless of which side of the issues one may stand , or what one's ideologies may be . The subversion of a nation , the erosion of it's values , the fraying of it's societal fabric , and the adversarial strife among the population are the harbingers of war from an aggressor nation , up to and including foreign invasion . Don't think that it could never happen here .

ronzim

“Free speech is forbidden — unless you or I speak what is allowed and that changes minute by minute!”

COMMENT: Nonsense. By whom and upon what authority? The First Amendment is alive and well in America. What qualifies as free speech does indeed change over time as the courts answer various challenges with new rulings.

“Truth or reality is whatever the conventional wisdom says it is. And that changes like mercury on a skillet!”

COMMENT: Balderdash! We obtain truth about the universe around us from science which requires assiduous application of the scientific protocol and rigorous attention to evidence as the basis of truth. All else is opinion. Science is an iterative, self-correcting enterprise which expands our body of knowledge even when improving on past observations or experiments.

“Most of those minds are the ones who, based on their religious atheism, espouse tolerance as long as we say what is acceptable to them.”

COMMENT: There is no such thing as religious atheism. Belief without evidence is superstition and is part of the system of myths that I wrote about below. Tolerance: “the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.” Intolerance resides in racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, aporophobia, xenophobia, and other subtler manifestations of resentment none of which are restricted to any one class of people.

“We now are all being portrayed as racist, homophobic, evil capitalists!”

COMMENT: Pure piffle. Who is “we”? It is generally a good idea to avoid such all-inclusive terms as “all” because they cannot be true. Actually, there are racists, homophobes and evil capitalists in broad swaths of America, and they are found in every tribe. That does not mean that capitalism is intrinsically evil but it is often brutally used to create concentrated wealth, power and influence instead of developing the best trained and most prosperous workforce on the planet along with providing the highest quality products and services at the best prices.

“The roots are from Karl Marx, Sergey Nechayev, * * * a few useful idiots to their cause: Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney, Mitch McConnell.”

COMMENT: This entire paragraph is false propaganda from a source who does not know the meaning of many words used. The root of the chaos in our society has nothing to do with “atheist/socialist/communist ideology.” The Pew Religious Landscape survey reported that atheists make up 3.1% of the U.S. population. It is pure paranoia to suppose that such a tiny group could create chaos in such a large society.

I checked several polls and found that there have been steady increases in the public’s approval of “socialism” with concomitant declines in enthusiasm for capitalism; however, this trend wrongly attributed government social programs as “Socialism” which is untrue. In America, virtually 100% of the means of production, distribution and pricing is private which means we are robustly capitalistic. Communism has no purchase in this nation. It is a triviality.

phxnative54

Mr. Tapscott, your regurgitation of hysterical right-wing talking points memorized from Fox "News" / OANN / NewsMax bespeaks your complete misunderstanding of our system of government in the United States. The "Left" are neither socialists nor communists, nor do the espouse either of those ideologies. Instead, they continue to strive for more of what our system of democratic socialism (not the same as plain old socialism) has provided Americans for well over a century, Fact: Most developed countries, including the U.S., employ a mixture of socialist and capitalist programs. That’s how we have the freedom of a capitalist system balanced with the restraint of some socialist programs including Social Security, Medicare, interstate highways, police and fire departments, public schools and public libraries. These and other tax-funded governmental programs are designed to support the common good of our citizens, not oppress anyone or make us entitlement-crazed.

Justsayin141

This gives me a headache.

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