Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Countering Communism

It has concerned me lately to observe the spread of communism. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we have seen marxist/communist doctrine now spread through Europe and over the Atlantic to the United States, to the very nation that liberated Europe from the grips of communist Germany.

I find it very interesting to observe the difference in foreign policy, with respect to the Berlin Wall and The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. Since the fall of The Berlin Wall, communism has spread West. On the other hand, The DMZ (which is still in place today) has effectively contained Communism on the North side of it, allowing South Korea's free market economy to grow robustly in the last 50 years under capitalist system, bringing those Koreans fortunate enough to live in the Southern half of the country from the depths of poverty to a per capita income and a quality of life on par with ours here in the United States.

On the other side of the token, communism has been allowed to fester, unchecked, in North Korea and we now have a communist regime nearing the point of developing long range nuclear weapons. This is a very dangerous situation as without an open dialogue with North Korea, we do not and will not know thier intentions for those weapons and could very possibly find that there is a nuclear standoff and ultimately nulear warfare between North and South Korea, inevitably involving the United States and likely involving Russia and China on the side of North Korea.

All of this being said, I think it would be in our best interest to focus our diplomatic efforts on building relationships and dialogue between North and South Korea, with the ultimate goal being the removal of the DMZ. It is far to risky to continue to ignore the growing nuclear threat that is North Korea.
Ronald Reagan, in his infinite wisdom, knew that communism, isolated and allowed to grow without dialogue with the capitalist world would become a threat too dangerous to ignore. For this reason, he demanded that Mikhail Gorbechev "Tear Down This Wall." What wisdom and courage it must have taken to make such a demand! He knew that it had to happen. Unfortunately, there was an unintended consequence of the fall of the Berlin Wall and that is the spread of marxist ideology into Europe and ultimately into the United States.

Now that we know what has happened as a result of the fall of the Berlin wall, we must counter the spread of communism with conservative capitalist policy that will help the marxists who are promoting communist doctrine to understand that capitalism is the only way forward to a peaceful, just and prosperous future for America and the rest of the world. Communism ALWAYS results in abuses of the powers of government, taking of God given freedoms and often genocide and ethnic cleansing. We must stand up to the growth of government that leads us down this dangerous road.

I would propose a foriegn policy of open dialogue with the Eastern world and a domestic policy of fierce conservatism. Cutting govenrment spending by large percentages will bring this nation back to the prosperity that we once enjoyed. We should strive to remove the DMZ so that the North Koreans being kept in the darkness of communism, religious intolerance and poverty will have a chance to see that there is a better way.

Tuesday, November 2nd, I ask that you stand with me in promoting these policies by electing the conservative candidates on the ballot wherever you will be voting. After that I challenge you to speak to them regularly and demand that they govern by the will of the people. The people right now are asking for smaller government, more liberty, lower taxes and a return to prosperity. If we elect conservatives in this election and in those in the future, we will see our country turn back in the right direction. We will see our country revert to the policies that made America great. Finally and perhaps most importantly, the communist nations that remain in this world will take note and see the benefits of capitalism (freedom) and follow suit.

God Bless,
Daniel Dyas

1 comment:

gori said...

I agree with the general idea of your comment and with your conclusion.

The fall of the Berlin Wall seemed to have the opposite influence on the west. For example, Italians elected the first communist Prime Minister EVER in the early 90's, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, they had been socialist (SD) before, like Germany and other EU nations.
Italy recovered somewhat in the last 15 years.

Most Americans understand American exceptionalism. The USA is the last bastion of Freedom.

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