"The goal of the “liberals” -- as it emerges from the record of the past decades -- was to smuggle the country into welfare statism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a step at a time. Never permitting their direction to be summed up into principles, never permitting their direction to be identified or the basic issue to be named. Thus, statism was to come, not by vote or by violence, but by slow rot—by a long process of evasion and epistemological corruption, leading to a fait accompli. (The goal of the “conservative” was only to retard that process.)"
Ayn Rand
[Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum] (1905-1982) Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter
“‘Extremism,’ or the Art of Smearing,” Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 178
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Welcome to Amerika. Karl Marx understood well that: “Religion is the opium of the people” and as such, he knew how to manipulate liberal ("Progressive") dogma through means of single, concrete and specific measures to ultimately manifest a religious fervor with statism as the omnipotent god. The current occupying statist theocracy infesting this land fills full Rands' here quote. The religious transformation can be seen by vain claimed false / forced charity, the attacking of all other beliefs (Judaism, Christianity, etc.) and ecclesiastical approvals by such as the Commander and Thief = the CCP's criminal puppet justifying the enslaving, rape and genocide of the Uighars - it being nothing more than a simple difference in cultural norms.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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