Perhaps a little history is in order to understand the mindset of Democratic Party ideology.
It all started in Europe during the early 1800’s, at the beginning of the Industrial Age.
This created a new social layer consisting of merchants, industrialists, and professionals.
That segment of society began to chafe under monarchist regimes — and the upper crust of the nobility. It was not so much that monarchs were too oppressive, denying people their political rights. Rather, it was that the upper class nobility considered everyone not belonging to the noble crust inferior — and almost social outcasts.
Yet, the new managerial classes created wealth and with it a desire for power.
Albeit, to successfully achieve power one needs a broad base of support.
It was sensed, that the working population could provide such support. As a result, appeals and promises were made for social and political equality. As in the French revolution of 1789, the motto was "Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood."
The resultant organizations evolved into liberal parties, but were still without political clout. To radically change matters, these parties, with the overt support of Free Mason members and their multinational brotherhood, produced, in 1848, almost simultaneous uprisings in major European cities such as Vienna, Dresden, Frankfurt, and Paris; trying by force to dissolve the existing monarchies.
Yet, few of the common folks and the intellectual mentors joined fighting on the barricades, which were manned primarily by young students, eagerly absorbing the utopian ideas of their professors. Sound familiar?
As a result, the 1848 revolutions collapsed.
A few years later, Karl Marx's book "Das Kapital" gave the liberal movements some semi-scientific underpinning and needed intellectual veneer; eagerly absorbed by left-leaning professors.
As a result, these movements morphed into communist parties.
Communism had its heyday after the Russian October Revoluton of 1917, ultimately proving that extreme liberal theories do not work in practice.
After World War II, the Cold War, and the McCarthy era, communism became unfashionable and was even considered subversive.
Former communists morphed, becoming members of social democratic — or in some European countries — socialist parties.
Here in the U.S. they joined the Democratic Party en masse which they ultimately dominated, hoping to obtain power from the ballot box.
They did so, after changing their names again to "progressives," with the election of President Barack Obama, who tried to change the U.S. economic landscape through executive orders.
Yet, they overdid their social engineering, thereby engendering a conservative reaction that lead to the election of President Donald Trump.
Hans Baumann is a licensed engineer in four states and a member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. He is an adviser to the dean of the University of New Hampshire Business School. Baumann has published manuals on valves and was a contributor to many works including the "Instrument Engineers' Handbook" and the "Control Valves Handbook." He has also published several books on business management and German history. His book "Hitler's Escape," suggests that Adolf Hitler did not commit suicide and survived World War II. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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