Wednesday, November 18, 2020






Vladimir Lenin predicted the fall of the United States in a move toward dictatorship.


Lenin was wrong in his belief that Russian communism would encircle the world and be the inheritor, but his prediction has a historic precedency.   History has dictated that around 250 years civilizations tend to collapse. 


How did we get here?   


Capitalism creates great wealth, but the producers of that wealth do not share in the wealth.    Lenin predicted that the collapse of the United States would come from the disillusioned masses. 


For decades our government has governed to systematically increase the wealth of the wealthy, while the middle class has stagnated and the poor have been neglected: Trickle Down Economics. 


The Koch brothers lit the fuse by financing the Tea Party Revolution:   Organizing and manipulating the dissatisfied and disaffected – giving them a national voice and an enemy to focus on.   This was the beginning of the inmates taking over the asylum. 



Next a narcissistic, Machiavellian, egotistical con-man becomes the savior of the common man and achieves power and leadership.    Then a dismantling of democratic institutions leads to collapse and anarchy.


We have seen it before in Germany, in Italy, in Russia…  


We are in a dangerous place.   Trump minions are seeking to undermine the democratic process of a peaceful transfer of power after a fair and free election. 


I have disdain for the Trump Republican voters that live in a bubble of conspiracy theories, racism and disinformation; and seem willing to bring down the government in support of their Glorious Leader. 

But unless we begin to address the needs of this group the division will tear this country apart.  


We need redistribution of the wealth through a tax system that taxes the wealthy, allowing a larger percentage to go to sustainable job creation, training, education and health care.   Middle class people need to feel secure that jobs are there for them, and that as they age, they will not fall into poverty. 


The Republican Party has been working a con on the middle-class working people of this country for decades with Trickle-Down-Economics.   They have distracted and manipulated their voters with God, guns, abortion, gays and vilification of the ‘Other.’   All the time riding their one-trick-pony of tax cuts and wealth distribution to the wealthy and mega-businesses.    Meanwhile, the income of the middle class has stagnated, health care is a burden and our infrastructure has deteriorated.  


We need to break through this Republican obstructionist bubble and communicate with middle-class working people.   We need to unite the country to common cause; or as Linin predicted our great democracy will wither and die from within.  


the Ol’Buzzard



  1. I agree with your analysis. It all started with the "Neo-Conservatives" who underpinned Reagan. I still don't understand why Americans loved him so much when he and his gang were so clearly dangerous. But he was just a pale forerunner of Trump demagoguery, I guess. Should have been a warning to us all.

    Economic reassignment of wealth would force white supremacy and racism back underground because they feed on resentment. Of course it wouldn't solve or eradicate those attitudes, just cut the legs out from under the need to express them.

    Will such reassignment occur? I'm not holding my breath.

  2. The more I witness, the more I am afraid. We have 4 years to reclaim Democracy.

  3. started with reagan and ends with trump

  4. Agree but the White vote will not allow it. Have a look at my blog posts from today. Appreciate your thoughts. Thank you


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