In both 1917 Russia and the present-day America of 2023, one can discern what might be considered dangerous similarities in the way societies are being reshaped. One perspective can be framed as following a divine blueprint for humanity, drawing from religious texts like the Torah/Bible, while the other perspective aligns with a Marxist socialist ideology as outlined in the Communist Manifesto and other socialist proclamations.
God’s Blueprint for Humanity:
According to this perspective, humanity is believed to possess free will, allowing for gradual, generational learning to attain individual and collective perfection, aspiring to become more akin to the divine. This ongoing journey of virtue-guided learning and creation has been documented through history, from the ancient stone age to the modern AI era. Rabbi Manis Friedman suggests that this process embodies the essence of the notion that the “Messiah is coming” – is coming from the very beginning.
A Marxist Socialist Blueprint:
This perspective, inspired by Marxist and socialist ideologies, emphasizes the division between the wealthy elite and the working class. It posits that the wealthy amass their riches by exploiting the labor of the working class, and therefore, the working class (proletariat) should rise against the wealthy and reclaim what they consider to be rightfully theirs.
1917 Russia and 2023 America: dangerous similarity
Drawing parallels between historical events and contemporary situations, the people with a deep knowledge of history argue that a Marxist blueprint has manifested in 1917 Russia and 2023 America in similar ways, as could be seen below.
In 1917 Russia, Russian Bolsheviks achieved a Marxist transformation by the following actions:
- Bolsheviks divided the nation through indoctrination of industrial workers and peasants, fostering the belief that their lives could significantly improve by appropriating the wealth and power of the wealthy.
- Bolsheviks “woke-ized’ the military by imbuing soldiers with the idea that their allegiance was used to defend their oppressors and not the nation, and therefore the soldiers should disobey the commanders.
- Bolsheviks politicized the Judicial system, with judges being compelled to dispense justice aligned with Marxist doctrine, and by this doctrine all opponents were murdered or jailed (Trotsky and his supporters called Trotskyites).
- Bolsheviks eliminated the opposition by establishing a one-party ruling system (VKPB).
- Bolsheviks incentivized the slave-mentality majority with promises of free benefits (free housing, subsidized food, free health care, public transportation …).
- Bolsheviks manipulated the media with Marxist newspapers gaining decisive prominence (Pravda, Izvestiya …).
In 2023 America, a Marxist transformation is performed by American totalitarians by the following actions:
- Society was divided through indoctrination (“wokeness”) of diverse American population (diverse by religion, by origin, by gender, by race, by skin color, by profession, etc.) that various diverse groups are unequal because of historic discrimination by the other groups, fostering the belief that their lives could significantly improve by appropriating the wealth and stature of the others.
- The concept of “wokeness” is being employed to reevaluate the very essence of military allegiance, implying that they might inadvertently defend certain ideologies, White Supremacy for example, over the nation (it is mandatory now for US military to study “historic sins of this nation”).
- The justice system is being influenced by those who advocate for social justice-oriented “wokeness” judgments (such as judgements against former President Trump and his supporters called Trumpists).
- Congressional opposition is being limited, with Republican voices merely allowed to speak without substantial action (the White House has numerous legal tools to disregard Congressional decisions).
- Citizens are enticed by fat welfare and potential future benefits from the government (free or subsidized housing, food, education, health care …).
- Media outlets with a socialist leaning such as the New York Times and Washington Post gain guiding prominence with government help.
Societal changes are influenced by a myriad of factors, including economics, politics, cultural shifts, and evolving ideas. The historical and ideological comparisons offered here aim to initiate thoughtful consideration.