Ringer noted that in "The Communist Manifesto," Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels summarized the plan this way: "In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries, unite!"
And Vladimir Lenin stressed the importance of this social change: "We say that our morality is wholly subordinated to the interests of the class struggle of the proletariat."
To progressives, the masses don't need to understand the principles; they just need to stand up for them. In fact, it's actually better that they remain ignorant. Alinsky stated it this way: "Here our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the HaveNots can take power away from the Haves."
The truth is that the only way out of this slippery slope is to help educate the masses about the uniqueness of our republic and push back on the tides of progressivism, socialism and communism. That is also why I expanded the paperback version of my New York Times best-seller "Black Belt Patriotism" (http://www.BlackBeltPatriotism.com), which gives America's Founding Fathers' solutions for our modern problems.
I am a firm believer in studying history. It can help us not to repeat the mistakes of our past and to recognize evil when it surfaces. It is also good to make a habit of educating ourselves and finding answers to what we are facing in America, which Curtis Bowers did in his very insightful documentary, "Agenda: Grinding America Down."
Thomas Jefferson's wisdom still points the way out of this mess: "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them. And it requires no very high degree of education to convince them of this. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
Ronald Reagan stated it this way: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same."
But does that sound like the way of Wall Street occupiers, Soros, Obama and the MSM?
While Occupy protesters accuse Wall Street of stealing their pocketbooks, the MSM and progressives are seeking to steal and control the American mind.
That's the real question every American and occupier should be answering: Which do you value more, your money or your brain?