Thursday, May 18, 2006

Very much worthy of repetition....

In the headline is linked an article published on News With Views, By Albert Burns November 9, 2004. Happened across the article while doing a search concerning the apparent 'communist agenda' trend appearing across the country. Was so struck by the points that Mr. Burns made that I contacted him. Turns out Albert is a Patriot in the highest degree! He agreed to allow me to republish his work and I thank him for it. Following is his article, in its entirety:
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AND NOT A SHOT IS FIRED!
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By Albert Burns
November 9, 2004
NewsWithViews.com

To the average American, those words would not make much sense or have much meaning. They are, however, a very accurate description of just how our governmental system has been and is being changed before our eyes.
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The technique is not new, in fact it dates back millennia. The current name given to the technique is called "parliamentary revolution." Nikita Krushchev in his report to the Communist 20th Congress, February 14, 1956 noted: "In this connection the question arises of whether it is possible to go over to socialism by using parliamentary means...."
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About a year later, a conference on theory was held at the Communist party's political University in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The results of that conference became a communist document which British intelligence heard about and tried hard to obtain. They tried through several channels but were always advised that it was "out of print." Three years later, a copy was finally obtained in 1961. It was translated into English and was published in the United States in October, 1961.
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The English title assigned to the document is : "And Not A Shot Is Fired." The original Czech title, translated to English is: "How Parliament Can Play a Revolutionary Part In The Transition To Socialism, And The Role Of The Popular Masses." Certainly not something you would pick out at the local bookstore for an evening's casual reading.
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The author of the document was Jan Kozak, a Czech. At the time he wrote the document he was a member of the Secretariat of the Czech Communist Party. It is not easy reading by the furthest stretch of the imagination. Its enormous value lies in its complete authenticity. The dull text presents a fascinating story of the peaceful revolution which transferred Czechoslovakia over to the Communists.
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In an ideal world, once the information became known, it is a tale which would have been taught to every American citizen in high school or even earlier. The fact that it has been denied to the American people is an indictment of our mass media and our education system.
To quote from the Introduction to the U.S. version of the book:
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"How does the technique work? It may, for instance, be applied to some easily discoverable public concern. To answer the need, a piece of "enabling legislation" is suggested, carrying no authority, expressed or implied. It sets up an "agency." The agency, once established, follows normal agency behavior. The need becomes more precisely defined. A modicum of authority is requested. Pressures are organized, artificial and real, from "above" and from "below." The requested authority is voted, and pressures wane. In due course, further authority is suggested, and new coalitions of pressure appear. All in good time an Authority is there, self-contained; a new instrument of power has arisen, sufficient unto itself. This instrument may be local, regional or nationwide. Its key word is Authority. In the beginning, this word is seldom employed.
"By such parliamentary means a democratic and representative government can be made authoritative, legally, and piece by piece. The form remains, an empty shell. Its philosophy and its content are gone. The person, the individual, who one year is free and independent, is next year just a little more restricted. Then a little more, and a little more. Suddenly, overnight, he no longer is a person. He is a cog, being moved inexorably by the monolithic machinery of the State. .
"And not a shot is fired!"
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The Founding Fathers clearly understood the dangers of placing power in the hands of Congress. In The Federalist, No 47; Par. 5, Madison wrote: "...it is against the enterprising ambition of this department [the Congress} that the people ought to indulge all their jealousy and exhaust all their precautions."
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Those who wrote the Constitution based their hopes for the future of this country on the people. They placed an inescapable responsibility on the citizens: the will of the people, who would elect legislative bodies, to watch over and restrict the activities of those they would elect. As long as the balance between legislative greed for power and the will of the people to restrict that thirst remained active, no legislative body whether national, state or local, could vote the people's freedoms away.
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The technique Jan Kozak wrote about takes those opposing forces and uses them for exactly opposite ends. Both the legislature AND the people are deliberately manipulated to destroy the balance.
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To quote again from the Introduction: "Parliament" (the legislature) is slowly maneuvered "into a direct instrument for the victory of the socialist revolution", and the technique is precisely illustrated. (P.15)
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"First, the legislative power, at all governmental levels,-- local, state and national- is manipulated as pressure 'from above'; then the people's power is manipulated as 'pressure from below'. Concurrently, a 'wide popularization of the demands and slogans of the policy of the Communists' is promoted, serving 'as a means of revolutionary education of the popular masses.' (P. 19) Gradually, and by cooperative legislative action, business, industry, agriculture, finance, the professions, and even living conditions come under the domination of The State. (P. 20) (Emphasis in the original.)
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"Thus, by 'a democratic and constitutional course', the legislature is reconstituted 'into an instrument of the transformation of the whole state and its machinery...[and the] revolutionary transformation of capitalist society into a socialist one...[proceeds] absolutely legally." (P. 33)
The brilliant mechanisms of self-government our Founding Fathers established for us have been (and ARE) being used to destroy its very character.
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The revolution has been developed very quietly and stealthily with due respect for the legal forms. None of this is dramatic. Indeed, those who have been knowingly subverting our government and stealing our freedom avoid publicity and drama like the plague. Slowly, insidiously, one bit of our governmental structure has been removed and a different piece slipped unobtrusively in its place, ALWAYS maintaining the appearance and form of the original. Does anyone out there recognize just how far this process has been advanced in the United States? In our next column, we will examine just how this technique is applied.
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AND NOT A SHOT IS FIRED!
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© 2004 Albert Burns - All Rights Reserved, (Reprinted with permission from the author).
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Albert Burns was born 1924 and brought up in Elizabeth, NJ. Enlisted in the Air Force in September, 1942. Sent to Boca Raton, Florida to begin Officer training. Graduated as a Second Lieutenant. Attended University of Arizona to study Civil Engineering.
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Albert moved to Lima, Peru as Assistant Supervisor of Construction, with the U.S. Foreign Buildings Division of the State Department. Worked on the construction of the new U.S. Embassy Office Building in Lima. After completion, he was transferred to Mexico City to work on the construction of the new Embassy.
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Joined the John Birch Society in 1967. Was a chapter leader, section leader and eventually served for several years as the Coordinator in Hawaii. Once he got on the Internet about ten years ago, he began writing articles in an effort to alert fellow Americans to what was taking place in America which the vast majority were unaware of. He has been studying and writing, ever since. E-Mail: avburns@mindspring.com
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Interesting, huh? Somewhat brings into focus the current day situation with our Second Amendment Rights, doesn't it? Which, by the way Mr. Albert Burns is an ardent supporter of.
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Now then. We see what the true problem that we are faced with. What, pray tell, are We The People going to do about it? Do we continue to allow these politicians, along with their followers/instigators/minons to continue pursuing this communist/socialist agenda? Whose clear intention, is in subverting and perverting our Constitutional Republic? Or, do we get out from in front of the TV, and reassert our lawful Legitimate and Ultimate Authority? We do, after all for the time being, still have the right of choice. What is our choice to be?
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Perhaps a little reminder of the history of Totalitarian Regimes might serve us well, in helping to make up our minds. Is that what we truly want for ourselves and our progeny? Don't know about you, but that is NOT my idea of fun.
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Once again, the United States of America is a Constitutional Republic. That was formed by "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
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As Thomas Jefferson pointed out, in a 1797 letter to James Monroe; "Natural rights [are] the objects for the protection of which society is formed and municipal laws established."
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These mayors and other politicians that are after our Right were sworn by oath;
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"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will SUPPORT and DEFEND the CONSTITUTION of the United States against ALL ENEMIES, foreign and DOMESTIC; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and TRUTHFULLY discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. SO HELP ME GOD."
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Does it follow to reason that these supposed officials should be allowed to disassemble the very structure for which government was formed to protect in the first place? I, for one, will strongly contend against that notion. But, that's just me.....How about you?

4 comments:

Jay said...

Excellent as usual, David.

E. David Quammen said...

Thank you, General! How are you holding up?

Reason said...

What then will you do? So many have recognized the sham that has replaced our constitutional government, yet we seem paralyzed!

What action can be taken? I have yet to hear any good ideas.

E. David Quammen said...

Exactly what I, and quite a few others, are doing right now. Trying to sound the alarm and rattle the cages. The world of Blogs on Rights is growing daily. Even some of the news outlets, formerly the bastion of the screaming liberal agenda mechanism, are seeing the light.

The liberals are seeing the writting on the wall and attempting a counter. But, it is stiffening the resolve of those desiring a return to Freedom and Liberty. But, we need a larger number en masse and soon. If the dems regain power in 2006-2008, the Freedom game is over.

Here is one thing that seems like it is catching on, albeit somewhat slowly: http://amendmentii.blogspot.com/2006/05/to-keep-and-bear-arms.html

We must announce our resolve and have enough of a presence to cause an effect. The longer we put it off, the harder it will be to recapture our lost freedoms and liberties.

We MUST make a stand now....