Out of Retirement and Up to Old Tricks
Flies In Your Eyes continues a series of interviews with nationally known politicians and international leaders. Since the web site is relatively unknown and read by few, the interviewees have the rare opportunity to express true, non scripted opinions without suffering for their candor.
Last week FIYE, much to the chagrin of the national media, broke the story that Mr. Karl Marx had been named head of the UCSF School of Medicine. He has graciously agreed to be interviewed.
Near Kathmandu - photo by JoAnn Sturman
FIYE: Welcome, Mr. Marx. You interrupted your lengthy retirement to reenter public life at UCSF School of Medicine. Why here of all places?
Marx: My medical problems are well documented in “The Letters of Karl Marx.” The most disabling being an infestation of boils on my buttocks and scrotum, and for this I received the less than flattering moniker, “Boil Butt.” At UCSF I receive world class medical care but also am surrounded by many who view the world as I do.
FIYE: A member of the UCSF faculty sent a notice to all those affiliated with the institution, calling for civil disobedience in wake of the recent grand jury findings in Missouri and New York. Could you put this in perspective and extrapolate to a larger scale?
Marx: No Communist or radical socialist government can ascend to power without the public perception that society is deeply flawed. Inherent in this, is the importance of undermining the public’s confidence in the police. The deaths of Mr. Brown and Mr. Garner serve as an opportunity to achieve this goal, by using their misfortune to indict everyone in the country involved in public safety. Remember, police departments based on integrity and independence of political influence are an anathema to our movement.
FIYE: Could you remind the readers of the tactics used to persuade the public that this is the case?
Marx: Of course. No totalitarian government can function without complete control over law enforcement. This extends from the Attorney General to the lowest level cop. The goal is to put our people in charge of these critical agencies. As you recall, when the grand juries failed to indict, our news agencies at CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS to name a few, bombarded viewers with scenes of mayhem. By reporting only one side of the story and employing incendiary techniques, we were able to escalate civic tension.
FIYE: Is race intentionally used in the process?
Marx: Exploitation of racial tension is an essential condition of the strategy. I remind the readers once again that consolidation of power is impossible without the perception that society is wholly corrupt and social upheaval the only manner to redress the issue. Personalities like Mr. Jackson and Mr. Sharpton are useful for kindling the flames, but they are small players. It is our colleagues in academia, the media, and the entertainment industry who have the wealth, fame, and means to accelerate the process. They paint the picture in the colors they choose.
FIYE: A close friend recommended Jean-Francois Revel’s book, “The Last Exit to Utopia,” a discussion of the socialist and communist movements in Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union. I was struck by similarities between Leftist politicians in Europe and those in the United States.
Marx: I, too, have read the book and can summarize our tactics in one simple sentence: “We Communists and Socialists judge ourselves by intent, not results, and we expect everyone else to so, as well.” This theme has been exposed by some American critics of the progressive movement. They point out that our movement has been largely responsible for spending $16 trillion dollars since initiating the War on Poverty, but the rates of poverty have been largely unaffected. Historically, it has been easy to deflect criticism by denouncing our detractors as greedy and uncaring. Comrades Pelosi and Reid are particularly adept at this strategy.
FIYE: Why have certain minorities failed to achieve prosperity despite the efforts?
Marx: It is incorrect to assume that an independently minded, prosperous citizenry is the objective. Socialism and its corollaries only work if the masses are dependent on government. We have realized these goals in the Black community by crafting laws and programs to remove the stabilizing influence of the Black father from the family. We have made millions of Black women dependent on welfare and subjected their children to a submarginal education process, where they will never be able to effectively compete. New York’s Mayor, Comrade de Blasio, offers a good example as shown by his efforts to destroy the charter school program. Let me add, in order to completely undermine the Black community of its value systems, it is necessary to summarily degrade the importance of religion. We have largely removed a fundamental pillar of morality and replaced it with — nothing. This effect was discussed brilliantly in Robert Ruark’s book, “Something of Value.”
FIYE: Yesterday two policemen were assassinated in New York City.
Marx: No one should be surprised. The Left has been very successful in fueling racial tensions and portraying the police as reprehensible thugs. Comrade de Blasio is quite adroit at this. We subject conservatives to unremitting criticism for stereotypical behavior, but it’s the Left who are masters of the technique. Comrade Alinsky documented them well in “Rules for Radicals.”
FIYE: The press reports that racial relations have plunged to new lows during the Obama presidency.
Marx: Comrade Obama is an ideologue first and foremost. I chuckle when people seem shocked by this observation. He fully expressed his views in his books before becoming President, so it is laughable that anyone should be startled by his conduct. If one has any doubt about his motivations, ask the question, “What has the President done during his tenure to enhance the status of the United States?” The brevity of the response tells all.
FIYE: Thank you, Mr. Marx. Unlike the proletariat who will face long lines under Obama Care, your privileged position at UCSF should guarantee your nagging boils will receive prompt attention.
Boudhanath - photo by JoAnn Sturman