Charlie Brown and the Bolshevik Revolution
by Bruce Bowers on April 7, 2011 at 12:26 PM
Everyone knows the troubles he’s seen. It is world famous and every school child has witnessed it for themselves.
Mr. Charles Brown. Dog lover (Snoopy, Joe Cool of the comic world), sportsman (baseball as well as football), snappy dresser (saddle oxfords and the same zigzag shirt worked for fifty years) and possessor of endless determination and hope.
But, as fate would have it, he is a Blockhead!
Charlie Brown, whether he was an unmitigated optimist or just a lovable idiot, just never seemed to get the world around him. He never did a thing in his life with malevolent intent but could never see the bellicose environment in which he lived. His most notable antagonist was his arch enemy, Lucy Van Pelt.
The Russian Revolution is a term used for a series of revolutions in Russia in 1917, which destroyed the Tsarist autocracy and led to the creation of the Soviet Union.
During the first, The February Revolution of 1917, the Czar was deposed and replaced by a Provisional government. The army leadership, though loyal to the monarchy felt they did not have the means to suppress the revolution and Czar Nicholas II of Russia abdicated. The February Revolution took place in the context of heavy military setbacks during the First World War, which left much of the army in a state of mutiny.
In the second, The October Revolution, the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin, and the workers' Soviets, overthrew the Provisional Government and replaced it with a Bolshevik (Communist) government.
The Bolsheviks appointed themselves as leaders and established the Cheka to ruthlessly quash dissent. To end the war, the Bolshevik leadership signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany in March 1918.
A brutal civil war erupted between the "Red" (Bolshevik), and "White" (anti-Bolshevik), factions. The war was to continue for several years, with the Bolsheviks ultimately being victorious. 9,000,000 people died during the revolution years of 1917 – 1921. This was in addition to the already 3 - 4,000,000 killed during WWI. Add another 51,000,000 Russians murdered under Stalin's regime (1924-53).
United finally, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was the arch enemy of freedom. They never wavered in their totalitarian mind set until 1990. The Democrats and Socialists in our country and Europe are still sad at its demise.
The point you ask? The point is, just because the Democrats in the White House and Congress seem to be at cross purposes over keeping the current tax rates in effect, it's not seen as some sort of division that can help the conservative cause. They are still, all of them, liberal, leftist, statist ideologues. They may spar within their own ranks but will always rally around the red flag of union workers party.
Conservatives will make a huge mistake in believing that this will open the door to Tea Party conservatives to push forward their own agenda. It won’t. Their Comrade will never leave his Marxist mindset behind. His goal is the fundamental transformation of America. Period.
Those with him on most issues believe that everything in America belongs to the government. Anything that you have or make or earn is theirs first unless they decide to let you keep it. Congressman Wiener recently stated this when he said that those that inherit wealth did not earn it and do not deserve it so the government can take as much of it as they want.
Do not get side tracked by their slight of hand. The tax rates should not go up next year. They are stealing enough from us already. But don’t let it distract you from what they are doing. Adding another 200 billion to the debt, $56 billion worth of long-term unemployment benefits, blau, blau. It is the same old thing just being repackaged under the guise of being bi-partisan, Republican backed tripe.
Reject it. If the Repubs want to do the right thing, stop everything they can and get us something that will truly help the country. The President is giving in on this for some reason. Watch both hands while dealing with a slight of hand Marxist.
Poor Charlie Brown. If he didn’t have bad luck…well you know the rest. It's football season isn’t it. You remember football season for Charlie don’t you? Lucy Van Pelt promised to hold the football for him this time. She promised not to pull it away again. Charlie fell for it. Again! She pulled it away. Again! He busted his butt. Again! Seems the Republicans in Washington could do well by re-watching the old Schulz cartoon could they.