We received a visitor from South Africa who spoke to us about visiting America. He has written a book about the communist takeover of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) called "Government by Deception." Zimbabwe was the name of the ancient city located in that region long before any European ever lived there. He described in his book how tough the Rhodesians were and how hard they were to defeat, but in the end the communists took over the country and ruined it in four years, taking it from an export nation to starvation. There is still a steady stream of native refugees from Zimbabwe to South Africa. Below are some of the things he discussed with us:
Recognizing the Lies About Socialism
Communism is behind most revolutions and it is alive and well today, posing under different names such as socialist, progressive, moderate, and those who promote it will try to find out what will work in order to subjugate people. In America they play on the guilt of the male person. They want him to feel that other people are not as well off as he is, and that he must be greedy because he is doing so well, and that he has so much, but he probably stole the land from someone in order to get it all.
Every American male must be made to feel unworthy and hang his head in shame because he is alive and prospering. These false teachings exist in the public schools and colleges all over the country, even the Christian colleges. Students must know what these teachings are and be prepared to correct their teachers. Americans must quit being so polite and be able to correct every lie.
Another way in which the average American is intimidated by socialists, is by name-calling. If you know something is not right and you expose some secret thing in government or some false teaching regarding the role of government, you are accused of being a right-wing, fundie wacko who "sees a commie around every corner." You will be called a racist, a bigot and an elitist if you do not follow the socialist agenda that is being pushed forward in this country. This is calculated to make you feel incredibly infantile and stupid and it is one of the tactics of the mind-game they play in order to demoralize you.
Americans Can Preserve Their Country
Our visitor told us that even the American of no great means, could change things with a blog, a text message, a you tube video, phone calls to representatives, an email, a printed paper that is mailed around, or even something they say to someone else while standing in line at a grocery store. Americans must not let the socialists and progressives march away with their country and they can put a stop to it very simply: by refuting everything. Housewives have more power than they realize, because they control the destiny of the family and the pocketbook. Though the progressives have a great deal of money and control of the media, they can be stopped and we can keep our freedom. Their greatest power is in making you think it is hopeless and you cannot do anything.
In example, he cited a case where the dictator of Zimbabwe, had a referendum he wanted to put to a vote, probably to show that the vote is still allowed in his country. Even though times are extremely hard in that country, everyone has a cellphone. (I personally call this the trickle-down cell-phone economics.) One man sent the message to vote 'no' on the referendum to everyone he knew. That text message eventually was passed all over Zimbabwe, and the president-for-life Mugabe was utterly shocked at how little control he actually had over the people, when he discovered that his proposal was rejected.
The communists, posing as socialists and progressives, are promoting a system that does not work. That is why they major in propaganda. Most of their warfare consists of lies. After you have heard a lie a lot, you lose your ability to distinguish between the lie and the truth. Because socialism is a system that destructs society rather than builds it, they must persuade people though lies and smooth talk, that it is better. It is a serious game of words that Americans must learn to refute.
They also like to pit one kind of people against another: male against female, race against race, employer against employee, rich against poor, religious against non-religious, young people against their parents, etc. If that does not work, they find other things that bother people and agitate til there are sides taken on the matter.
Americans must refute every single false teaching, even if it is some little tiny thing. A family like yours can make a big difference if they do that. Americans are too polite and too passive, probably because they work so hard and want to mind their own business and enjoy the fruits of their labours, and are too busy to fight with people. Those that hate America and hate capitalism will capitalize on the fact that Americans mind their own business and do not want to be bothered. They will do as much as they can behind their backs, believing they can expect no reaction from the average American, who will of course be labelled "reactionary, legalistic," or some such thing in order to make him back off.
The socialists/progressives have a hard time getting Americans to fight with each other, because communism, socialism, and other isms are based upon envy. Americans are so individualistic, it is hard to stir up hatred or envy, so they will constantly use the media to report some injustice to make people rise up in outrage. The subversive agents will use persuasive words about how unfair something is. They have been playing on the word "fair" for a long time, and when no one refutes them, they gain more credibility and more following. When you hear something in the news media, you need to analyze it closely and think what it really means and whether it is really true.
Most of the time the progressives will try to convince the American public that money belongs to the government to dole out wherever it wants to, and that everyone should be equal, even if some work harder than others or manage their money better and smarter than others. Traditionally, Americans have always been able to govern themselves and create their own economy without help from the government. The progressives are changing that , and in doing so, taking away our liberty.
One major lie is that the socialism is more fair and just than the free enterprise system by which a person can determine his own wealth and his own success.
Socialists, he emphasized, produce nothing. They only live off other people's hard work, rearranging the good results and most often, running it into the ground because, sooner or later, they run out of other people's money.
Highways and Cities Look Good
Your cities are well laid out with great infrastructures, meaning that you have streets and buildings and an orderly paths within them. What looks like enough space for 3 million people in an American city, only holds one million. There is space well used and laws against loitering and littering; laws which work for you even though you are not aware of it. "There is a lot of highway construction and maintenance wherever I go, and that impresses me," he said. America is neat and clean and orderly. People drive in a polite manner for the most part, (in comparison to other countries he has been to) and no one honks their horn without a reason. (He probably does not know that in most states you cannot use your horn unless it is an emergency, with penalties for infraction of it).
He was not used to driving on the right side of the road and once got on the wrong side. A couple in an oncoming car waved him down and helped him. He said also that when he needed help finding out where he was he could walk to anyone sitting in a car and they would roll their window down and give him directions very helpfully. It is not so in his country.
Honesty and Trust: Part of a Strong Foundation in America
"Basic honesty, resulting in trust, is a common foundation in America," he said. "If you lose that, you lose something basic to your country. For example, when someone sells something here on the Internet, you usually get it, and if you don’t like it, you can get your money refunded or they will cheerfully try to find what you like. One man who sold me something on the Internet told me he would send it without me paying, and if I didn't like it I could return it, and if I liked it I could pay him. That is part of that inborn system of honesty and trust that Americans expect of each other."
Americans have an altruistic, giving sort of nature. They lack envy, which is a problem in other places. He also said he was trying to get used to the fact we did not have electric fences and big gates with alarm systems on our properties. We left things out over night, like porch furniture and ornaments, which, he said, would be stolen in 15 minutes in his country. Some people still don’t lock their doors all the time here in America, especially when home.
Basic honesty, he assured us, was an ingredient in the foundation of our freedom here. Honesty produces trust, and trust is something you have in America. He cited instances where farmers could leave a jar for money and people could help themselves to the produce at the fruit stand. That would never happen where he lived. He had a conversation with a bank president who said he was tired of giving people change, so he made a huge table in the middle of the bank and put a lot of change in it. People could come in and help themselves to change, and leave the equivalent in paper money. At the end of most days he had more money in paper than in change.
Marxists and communists know that honesty is something most Americans still have, and that our laws support that, and that people are liable for punishment for dishonest dealings. Marxists need to break down that honesty in order to convert our system to Communism. Honesty makes people in America trust each other and enables them to do business with one another. Those who hate America will try to break down this prevailing character quality in this country by infiltrating the country with cheating and swindling, til the average American cannot do business with anyone and trusts no one. They will find something they can break down, and work on it until they can crack it. Americans must expose things like this. As it stands now, no one can start a business and expect to operate it dishonestly and get away with it. Those who do, suffer penalties under the law. This is some deterioration in these laws but they still work for you.
Your Laws Work For You Even When You Are Not Aware of It
Americans are not physically aware of how well their laws are working. Their nation is based upon law, and that is ultimately what those who want to destroy this country will try to change, through liberal lawyers and courts. They know we live by law and, unable to get us to go against it, will simply change it into their own liberal policies.
Business With a Smile, Going the Second Mile
Your businesses are well-run. Those who are in business will smile at the customers and ask if they need help. They want to know if you want fries with that. They want to know if you were happy with your meal. They want to know if everything was okay in your hotel room. Their business depends upon it. Staying in business depends upon the proprietors knowing every minute if they are complying with regulations set in place by laws. Customers can complain to health authorities, business bureaus, police, and other authorities, if they feel they have been mistreated or cheated. These business can be shut down if they even have a dirty restroom. They eagerly comply with the laws so that they can conduct their business without the threat of being shut down.
Your Laws and Your Personal Integrity Are Part of the American Character
Your laws are working on the highways, too. People do speed and disregard the road rules, but for the most part, it is in the minority. In general they drive according to the rules. Most people are very good citizens, helpful and polite, even when he made mistakes, not having had experience on American roads. He claimed that no one honked their horns at him, even though he often did not know where he was going.
Your laws work for you when you are in your homes. You live in relative safety, and most people do not have to guard their property with their lives. He said he felt an immediate sense of safety and well-being when he stepped off the plane in America, compared with his own country.
Average Americans Matter
Other good things he said about America was that most people will have a say in what happens to them politically and if you push Americans too far they will not put up with it. Every American, from the one who works at the burger place, to the man behind the desk in a business, has a say in what their government can and cannot do. The greatest harm that can happen is to make Americans think they are worthless people who have no hope and who do not know how to govern themselves.
The liberals in America are the LEAST qualified to govern us and the least qualified to guide us or lead us in any way. Communists and Marxists, posing as socialists and progressives, or moderates, are the least qualified to be in government. Their system does not work, so they have to convince everyone that it does and they do it by massive media outreach. In America even the common man in the most menial job is more qualified to govern than a liberal, a socialist, a progressive, or a communist. Just compare how the average person runs his home and his business, to how a liberal government is run.
"Americans are not crazy. Americans have just been over-propagandised by the Left that's all.
Too Vast to Conquer
On his car trips he was impressed with the vastness of our country, saying that sometimes others tend to think they can conquer America as they would another nearby nation, but America is so huge, and has so many hills and valleys and such, that it would take all of Europe and all of Asia and all of Africa to conquer us, and even then, they only might. He said that is one reason the left uses media to influence us. They cant win unless they demoralize us first and suck us willingly into their scheme to "de" us: de-nationalise, de-privatize, de-individualize, demoralize.
Socialism is a Lie
Those who do not like your system are trying to break it down by spreading the merits of socialism, which do not work.They are preaching a system that does not work. They are using the public schools and colleges as their pulpits and preaching it to the next generation, who become the future lawyers and judges who change laws as they go. They are preaching it in the newspapers and on the television news and other shows. The web is the last frontier of freedom, where we can "go and do likewise" to them. We must spread the opposite message.
Americans are not all rich, greedy and selfish
Even those working in menial jobs are helpful and courteous and work hard, going beyond what is required of them. Most are not rich, but willing to share and extremely generous. The rumour that they are rich and greedy is another piece of propaganda.
"I had many, many fascinating discussions with Americans. Americans are an ok kind of people. They are NOT fat lazy people who have it easy. Quite the opposite. Many are really hard working people... and kicking them in the teeth continuously is not a wise idea. In WWII, America produced 100,000 combat aircraft!!! These people are a mild people who are really slow to anger... but there are many facets to America. Most Americans were very hospitable, and I was told that the ones in the South, particularly, were so hospitable that they would insist on taking you home with them."
It is dangerous to be uninformed about the new socialism that parades itself as a bright future for America. When socialism/communism takes over a country, you will not experience the great freedom of worship, or see the the pretty, idyllic scenes of the houses and the farms, nor will there be shops full of merchandise. Communists are the least qualified to rule a country because their mis-management causes drought, financial depression, and death.
There is an interesting trailer here along the same lines as this subject. See another interesting one here about socialism in America.
Here is yet another excellent video on how the left is breaking down our culture.
We hope to have another visit with this man and I will try to write about it in a future post. My objection to socialism/communism is Biblical one: a man should be able to enjoy the fruits of his labours, and should deal honestly in his business. People should work hard and use their own money to take care of their own people.
Visiting America Part 2