The Historical Evolution of Communitarian Thinking

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    THE ANTI COMMUNITARIAN MANIFESTO
    by Niki F. Raapana and Nordica M. Friedrich


    The Historical Evolution of
    Communitarian Thinking

    December 19, 2003



    Ex-President Clinton and George Bush Jr. both define their policy objectives as communitarian (Galston 1991; D'Antonio 1994; Milbank 2001; Allen 2002), yet only recently have Americans begun to study the communitarian platform as the predetermined synthesis to the Marxist's left-versus-right conflict of ideals (American Patriots 2001; Ball 2000; Iserbyt 2001; Worts 1999; Austin-Fitts 2001).

    What is communitarianism?

    The obscure term communitarian was introduced into the "upper reaches of Anglo-American academia" in the 1970s (Bell 2001), but it is our "thesis" that communitarianism was actually created at the same time Marx and Engels drafted their anti-thesis to capitalism. We are convinced that philosophical communitarianism is the synthesis in the capitalism-versus-communism dialectical conflict. We are even more convinced that constant, ongoing political conflicts are not at all "natural," and that the communitarian solution is based entirely in a false ideology perpetrated by globalists with less than noble objectives.

    Communitarians teach that all free American neighborhoods should be governed like Chinese-Soviet community collectives (Etzioni 1992). They supported "reinventing" the U.S. government in the early 1990s (Gore 1993) and excluded almost all Americans from the process. There was no open debate nor was there ever a public, national vote to modify the constitution of the United States. But now, in 2003, communitarian based global laws and sustainable development programs have been implemented in every State in the Union (Traub 2002).

    The misunderstood communitarian philosophy is designed to define the "common good," even though the U.S. Bill of Rights was specifically designed to "protect and maintain individual rights." They insist a "rights" based society can only exist if it is balanced with communitarian perspectives. They believe mandatory volunteerism in the community is the moral responsibility of all modern democratic citizens. Their leader helped establish federal citizen-volunteer programs (Americorps), even though recently he's backed down on the harsher elements of their platform, and now he says spying, reporting, and citizen-police interventions on suspicious neighbors (TIPS) are not necessary to maintain Americans' freedom (Etzioni 2003).

    Communitarians study hundreds of reports of "polled" Americans who are asked whether they will "give up" liberty to "fight terrorism" and then present their conclusions as if the whole process wasn't contrived to achieve the desired responses. Mainstream media presents the communitarians' confusing either-or scenarios to unaware Americans who answer as if the questions are valid. While they never poll Americans and ask them if they want to give up their free national system for totalitarian Marxism, they continuously challenge American's foundations for property and privacy rights in academic arenas few average Americans are ever exposed to (Etzioni 1998).

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    Compassionate communism ?
     
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    sounds quite Obamaish lol
     
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    How about a kinder and gentler communism ? :lol:
     
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    Seriously Dillo, if you ever have a few hours to spare you should read the entire anti-communitarian manifesto. It's mind blowing.
     
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    I plan to---it sounds more accurate than the other terms being thrown around (socialism etc ) when describing Obama's philosophy.
     
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    We live in a kleptocracy now, or haven't you noticed the TARP plan, yet?

    Thinking what they're imposing on us is a form creeping socialism is ignorant.
     

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