How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World

The Epoch Times is serializing a translation from the Chinese of a new book, How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World, by the editorial team of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.

I will provide links here so those that are interested can read these important translations. Even if you don’t plan to read the translations, I urge you to go to the first link on the bottom and work your way up reading the names of the chapter titles. If you are aware of what is happening around the world and especially in America as the Progressives push Democratic Socialism I believe you will see an alarming familiarity.

This post will be updated as new translations are posted by the Epoch Times.

Go the bottom for the first translation.
An audio-book option was added in this update.
March 3, 2019 – How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World: Conclusion
March 3, 2019 – Chapter Eighteen: The Chinese Communist Party’s Global Ambitions (Part II)
February 28, 2019 – Chapter Eighteen: The Chinese Communist Party’s Global Ambitions (Part I)
February 9, 2019 – Chapter Seventeen: Globalization: Communism at Its Core
January 31, 2019 – Chapter Sixteen: The Communism Behind Environmentalism (Part II)
January 27, 2019 – Chapter Sixteen: The Communism Behind Environmentalism (Part I)
November 17, 2018 – Chapter Fifteen: The Communist Roots of Terrorism
October 10, 2018 – Chapter Fourteen: Popular Culture–A Decadent Indulgence
October 8, 2018 – Chapter Thirteen: Hijacking the Media
September 11, 2018 – Chapter Twelve: Sabotaging Education (Part II)
August 29, 2018 – Chapter Twelve: Sabotaging Education (Part I)
August 16, 2018 – Chapter Eleven: Desecrating the Arts
July 27, 2018 – Chapter Ten: Using the Law for Evil
July 26, 2018 – Chapter Nine: Chapter Nine: The Communist Economic Trap (Part II)
July 22, 2018 – Chapter Nine: The Communist Economic Trap (Part I)
July 17, 2018 – Chapter Eight: How Communism Sows Chaos in Politics (Part II)
July 15, 2018 – Chapter Eight: How Communism Sows Chaos in Politics (Part I)
July 13, 2018 – Chapter Seven: Destruction of the Family (Part II)
July 12, 2018 – Chapter Seven: Destruction of the Family (Part I)
June 15, 2018 – Chapter Six: The Revolt Against God
June 15, 2018 – Chapter Five: Infiltrating the West (Part II)
June 14, 2018 – Chapter Five: Infiltrating the West (Part I)
June 12, 2018 – Chapter Four: Exporting Revolution
June 7, 2018 – Chapter Three: Mass Killing in the East
June 7, 2018 – Chapter Two: Communism’s European Beginnings
June 3, 2018 – Chapter One: The Devil’s Strategies for Destroying Humanity
June 3, 2018 – How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World: Introduction
May 31, 2018 – How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World: Preface

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The Stupidity Of The American Voter’

This is old news now and unfortunately forgotten by most.

I remember how incensed I was about the Obamacare farce and just came across these probably forgotten articles in Forbes Magazine that explain the lies and deceit behind the passing of Obamacare.

Click on the headlines below to see the complete article.

Grubergate Part 1: ‘The Stupidity Of The American Voter’

Recently, video surfaced of MIT health economist Jonathan Gruber admitting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – a.k.a. ObamaCare – “would not have passed” if Democrats had been honest about its costs. The renowned architect of the Act admitted “this bill was written in a tortured way” to create a “lack of transparency,” an effort that succeeded thanks to the “the stupidity of the American voter.” The video was one of a series of recently discovered video and audio recordings in which Gruber either boasts about how architects of the law deceived the public, or undercuts the government’s position in a case (King v. Burwell) soon to be heard by the Supreme Court that would make the law’s costs more transparent. Gruber has accepted an invitation to testify before Congress on December 9. Here is my effort to help members of Congress and the public understand the depth of the deception he admitted.

Grubergate” has so many facets, I divided this post into several parts. Here in part one, I present the full context behind Gruber’s “stupidity of the American voter” comments. The context is essential for understanding the breadth and depth of the deception he admitted. Part two explains that indeed Gruber admitted the entire PPACA is just one giant deception. Part three explains that Gruber also admitted he approves of such deceptions when necessary to achieve universal coverage. (Too harsh? Read on.) Part four explains how Gruber’s remarks prove Chief Justice John Roberts was wrong in NFIB v. Sebelius. Part five explains how King v. Burwell, the next big ObamaCare case to go before the Supreme Court, could thwart efforts to hide the law’s costs from voters. Part six shows how Gruber and other PPACA architects, including President Obama and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are determined to keep the deception going. Part seven explains how many supporters of universal coverage don’t even realize they are among those the architects deceived. Part eight offers Congress suggestions on minimizing the harm from the PPACA’s deceptions and preventing similar deceptions in the future.

Grubergate Part 2: ‘The Stupidity Of The American Voter’

When health economist and Obama advisor Jonathan Gruber said the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed only because of a “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter,” he did more than insult millions of people. He admitted (1) if voters had understood what the PPACA does, the opposition would be so great that it would not have passed because even Democrats would have abandoned it, (2) the law’s authors knew this, and (3) because of this, they consciously sought to deceive voters about the enormous taxes the law imposes on millions of Americans, both at the law’s inception and at every turn during the public debate. In short, Gruber admitted ObamaCare is and has always been one giant deception from beginning to end, and its architects achieved by deception what they could not have achieved honestly.

Gruber admitted all this with just a few sentences in response to a suggestion that the law’s taxes and subsidies should have been made more transparent:

You can’t do it, politically. You just literally cannot do it…

This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure [the Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay? So it’s written to do that. [If] you made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed.

Let’s take the last sentence first.

“Healthy People Pay In And Sick People Get Money”

As I mentioned in my last post, the centerpiece of the law is its community-rating price controls, which force insurers to raise premiums for the healthy in order to reduce them for the sick, and therefore create a fundamentally non-transparent form of redistribution.

Paul Harvey’s “If I Were the Devil”

In 1965, Paul Harvey broadcasted “If I Were The Devil.” 

It is really amazing to realize over 53 years ago how accurately he “prophesied” the future spiritual condition of the United States.  Many of his statements were considered ridiculously outlandish at that time in history.  Yet, look where we find ourselves today. Essentially, everything he mentions has come to pass. This worries me a lot and makes me want to puke.

If I were the devil … If I were the Prince of Darkness, I’d want to engulf the whole world in darkness. And I’d have a third of it’s real estate, and four-fifths of its population, but I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree — Thee. So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first — I’d begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: ‘Do as you please.’

“To the young, I would whisper that ‘The Bible is a myth.’ I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what’s bad is good, and what’s good is ‘square.’ And the old, I would teach to pray, after me, ‘Our Father, which art in Washington…’

“And then I’d get organized. I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting, so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting. I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies and vice versa. I’d pedal narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.

“If I were the devil I’d soon have families that war with themselves, churches at war with themselves, and nations at war with themselves; until each in its turn was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flames. If I were the devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions — just let those run wild, until before you knew it, you’d have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.

“Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing, I’d have judges promoting pornography — soon I could evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and deify science. I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls, and church money. If I were the devil I’d make the symbols of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.

“If I were the devil I’d take from those, and who have, and give to those wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And what do you bet? I could get whole states to promote gambling as thee way to get rich? I would caution against extremes and hard work, in Patriotism, in moral conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging is more fun, that what you see on the TV is the way to be. And thus I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure. In other words, if I were the devil I’d just keep right on doing on what he’s doing. Paul Harvey, good day.”