Bottom line, liberalism/progressivism/whatever IS communism/Marxism/socialism/Maoism/Leninism/Stalinism/whatever. The American people have been programmed for 100 years to think that it is something different, but as we can see by Skousen's discovery, admittance by Bezmenov, and countless other proof now available, they are both one in the same.
I don't remember when it was, somewhere I guess about 25 years ago, when it hit me. Things were much different then, because there was only one media and they weren't about to give you even a hint where they stood on this. Few realized that there was already a "media bias", though I had seen it in the 1984 election. No one would ever believe that those trustworthy men that brought the Evening News embraced something that would harm this country.
Those that were publicly talking about it were far too nice about it....not wanting to overly offend their friends, colleagues, and others. The main two were Ronald Regan, and William F. Buckley, who was Regan's conservative guru:
It was hard to find others talking about it. Oh, they were out there, but unless you were in the correct circles, you probably didn't know about them. They all wrote thick, expensive hardbacked books that were buried in the nonfiction section of bookstores, and one looked just like another. These books were seldom reviewed, and never made the NYT bestseller list. Buckley was getting the word out there slowly but surely, and probably as quickly as the American public could stomach it. It is hard to make people believe that their heroes and loved ones who are buying the liberal goods are fools and Buckley spoon-fed us from his PBS show, "Firing Line", and his magazine, "National Review".
Ronnie gave us some really awesome quotes but at the time we just really didn't understand what he meant. Today it is sickingly obvious how right he was.
It was surprising that I discovered the truth at a fairly early age. I come from a "Solid South" democrat background where all politicians were democrats. My dad was a rarity, a union member living in that South. He was born during the depression (1933) and for the first 20 years of his life the entire American government was run by democrats. He grew up knowing that Herbert Hoover caused the depression and that FDR saved the world from it. By the time I was born he had already had a serious brainwashing from the union, I grew up in the house of a man who hated all "rich people" (which was pretty much anyone that had more than he did), and all republicans. Add to that the fact that I was really into the music of the 1960s which was very anti-conservative, and was enough of a nonconformist that I somewhat respected the hippies. But by 1977 I know that I understood enough about liberalism that I could read through three of my college professors that were pretty hardcore liberals, and actually withdrew from one class due to liberalism of the professor. He could not understand why I wanted to withdraw from a course that I had a 4-point average in. Especially since the course was required for my major. (I had been in Electrical Engineering but decided I hated math and had changed my major to education of Social Studies)
I still wasn't putting "two and two together", but I was putting "one and one".
For about 10 years I knew the dangers of liberalism but was unable to connect it to communism. Mostly for the same reason that others still can't, for me, communism was the enemy in Moscow, Peking, East Berlin, Havana, etc, and liberalism was merely the opposing view of conservatism. Wrong and expensive, but not cancerous. I even had made the remark that "liberalism is kind of back to back to communism", that they were similar, but separated by some kind of invisible line. A line I guess made by the fear of admitting that the patriotic Americans who believed in liberalism were actually promoting communism, whether they knew it or not. I was a soldier during the last several years of the Cold War, so the commies were a real, visible enemy that we were training to fight against with conventional weapons.
And all the while, the words of Nikita Khrushchev were becoming true.
Then one day, that line simply disappeared, somewhere in '87 or '88 I guess. And now, I was REALLY alone, because I knew NO ONE would believe that! And then within a year, of all people, my father, introduced me to Rush Limbaugh. Here was a man who was saying what I believed. And pointing out the proof of why it was true.
Even now I still want to differentiate between what say, Obama wants, and "old time liberalism" like that of Walter Mondale and others of yesteryear. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE! The only difference is that most of those sold on the idea then actually wanted to help people and was fooled into believing that social programs were the answer. That the US government could legislate "fairness" and eliminate "injustice". Obama and the rest of today's Marxists knows that it has and will further damage this country as founded, and that is exactly what they desire.