What is a frustrated liberal to do when the comparisons of President Donald Trump to Hitler and Stalin become overused and stale to the point of irrelevance?
Why not compare him to Karl Marx?
Mr. Sunstein is the husband for former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power who is up to her neck in the abuse of the nation’s anti-terrorism apparatus and the “unmasking” of the names of Trump campaign team members for political exploitation.
While Power is trying to wriggle out of the mess that she’s in by claiming that someone else was using her name to conduct spying on Trump and his team, it doesn’t seem like a mere coincidence that her hubby is entering the fray.
— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) October 19, 2017
The following is excerpted from the Cass Sunstein screed entitled “Russia Is Using Marxist Strategies, and So Is Trump”:
Karl Marx and his followers argued that revolutionaries should disrupt capitalist societies by “heightening the contradictions.” Russia used a version of that Marxist idea in its efforts to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign. It should come as no surprise that the most powerful nation from the former Soviet Union, whose leaders were schooled in the Marxist tradition, is borrowing directly from that tradition in its efforts today.
What is more surprising, and far more important for American politics, is that President Donald Trump is drawn to a similar strategy.
Marx contended that as the conditions of workers started to improve, they would cease to be content with their lot, or to regard their alienation as inevitable. Lenin seized on this idea and transformed it into a revolutionary strategy.
Lenin urged that as capitalism developed, workers would see, or could be made to see, the contradictions between the official story of universal freedom and their actual inability to have real control over their own lives. The job of the communist revolutionary was to “heighten” or “accelerate” those contradictions.
During the 2016 campaign, Russians did something very much like that, not to produce a revolution, but to deepen and intensify social divisions (and to help elect Donald Trump). Mimicking American voices, they used Facebook to energize and inflame a diverse assortment of political groups: gay rights supporters, African-American activists, Texas secessionists and opponents of immigration. (“America is at risk and we need to protect our country now more than ever, liberal hogwash aside.”)
Some of their efforts vigorously defended gun rights. In one ad, a young woman asks: “Why do I have a gun? Because it’s easier for my family to get me out of jail than out of cemetery.” They attempted to appeal to Christians with provocative ads quoting Trump: “We are going to say Merry Christmas again.”
In short, the Russians tried to foster a sense of grievance and humiliation on all sides. The goal was to intensify social divisions and to contribute to an atmosphere of mutual suspicion and anger, even rage, that would ultimately weaken the nation and make it difficult to govern. Lenin would have been proud.
Even if Hillary Clinton had won, Russia’s strategy might have proved effective. As a Russian participant in similar campaigns recently said, “Our goal wasn’t to turn Americans toward Russia” but instead “to provoke unrest and discontent.”
Sunstein’s entire piece can be read HERE.
You can see the moving parts in the use of the Russia meme to shut down political dissent so that another outsider will NEVER be able to win an election again as Trump did. The left is hellbent at criminalizing speech and Sunstein’s writings served as an ideological underpinning for the total destruction of the First and Fourth Amendments.
Do read this just to believe it: Cass Sunstein argues Trump, Putin & Bernard Sanders are all using Marxist tactics to divide America: https://t.co/oHAbzRoE4E
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 19, 2017
Sunstein was the driving force behind the idea of censoring the internet and especially conservative websites which has now come to fruition under the false pretense that anything that was remotely critical of Hillary Clinton or other establishment figures is of “Russian” influence.
As far back as 2008, Sunstein was working on the ongoing crackdown that if not stopped soon, will impose serious limitations on political speech in this country.
The Marxism gambit is desperate and another effort to push the Trump-Russia connection. The establishment is very worried right now, notice how they even dragged out former President George W. Bush on Thursday to push the unproven assertion that Russia swung the election away from Hillary.
This man is a very dangerous ideologue and his ideas have finally gained traction within the Democratic party, the media and most importantly – in Silicon Valley.