In order to better understand what “Far Left Facts” is all about, it probably makes sense to have of a general understanding of what the “Political Spectrum” is. Simply put, the “Political Spectrum” identifies the (3) primary types or buckets of political positions people align with; Left, Middle or Right. Each one of these political positions has their own political complexities or that are wide and deep and can morph many different ways. The image below breaks down the (3) primary political positions and their attributes from a high level. However, since “Far Left Facts” is about the Far Left, that’s where our focus will be.
The Far Left is like Baskin Robins and it is referred to in a wide array of interchangeable nomenclatures, although not quite 31 different flavors! The Far Left is also known as: Radical Left, Radical Far Left, Far Left Radicals or my personal favorite the Unhinged Radical Left. These various references all mean the same thing: the radical left is a political belief which advocates a system of total Equity for all individuals. It is generally collectivist in nature, however some members of the Far Left see absolute individualism as the final goal of their radical ideology; Socialism, Communism, Marxism, and Anarchy.
Socialism and Communism/Marxism
A Socialist prescribe to political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods and services. Socialism is not something that happens overnight, in fact, if done correctly it will take time and very methodical planning. Any good Socialist or Socialist movement will abide by the “10 Planks of Socialism”:
- The abolition of private property
- A heavy progressive or graduated income tax
- There must be an inheritance tax to help “make things fair”
- The property of “certain people” can (and should) be confiscated by the State without due process
- The power to create magical money (and thereby credit) out of thin air should be centralized in the hands of an elite few chosen and empowered by the State
- Communication and transportation should be managed, supervised, licensed, and/or controlled by the State
- The State should supervise and ultimately control all agricultural and industrial use of its land
- Every American must be encouraged (and, where needed, pressured) to work within the Corporate/State system
- The State should allocate resources and people in American communities through the use of public schools and various regulatory systems/requirements
- The State should provide free education for all children in government schools
A Communist believes in a political and economic doctrine that aims to replace private property and a profit-based economy with public ownership and communal control of at least the major means of production (e.g., mines, mills, and factories) and the natural resources of a society. Like a good Socialist a Communist/Marxist movement will abide by the “10 Planks of Communism”:
- Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.
- A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
- Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
- Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
- Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state.
- Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
- Equal obligation of all to work.
- Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
- Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
- Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.