1) Control Healthcare - Control healthcare and you control the people. Once government provides healthcare, it continues it's "mission creep" into controlling your personal life and personal preferences under the pretense of "budget controls" or the "public good." It's a slippery slope into more state control of your life. Because the government pays for your healthcare, it now can instruct you to not smoke, outlaw super-sized soft drinks, etc. Oh, and never adopt market solutions for healthcare! They are the antithesis of government control of your lives by professional bureaucrats FOR the benefit of those same bureaucrats. It's all about micro-management, control and job security for or by government workers!!
2) Control the Media - If you control the media, you control people's opinions through propaganda and "spin." As Alex Jones says: "there's a war on for your mind." Right now the Socialists are winning. Why do you think Socialist states OWN their media outlets?? Why do you think Obama and Co. hate Fox and the likes of Matt Drudge? They are some of the few "opposition" media remaining. The rest have descended into stupid. See Dumb-down Education below.
3) Control the Money Supply and Eschew Sound Money Embrace "paper" money (and abandon sound money) so that the government can manipulate the amount of money in circulation and spend with abandon. Who cares about debt? Expanding paper money enables the government to create creeping levels of inflation to surreptitiously default on it's debt obligations -- debt caused by out-of-control spending outpacing ever increasing taxes. Inflation, of course, creates more poverty for the bottom 80% and forces these people into the welcoming arms of the propagandized "benevolent" government (who caused all of the problems!) Eventually, inflation erases all of the "giveaways" and "freebies" given to the bottom 50%. See Venezuela and Argentina for a glimpse into the "end game" of Socialist takeovers.
4) Increase Poverty - Increase the
5) Agitate Multiple Issues Saul Alinsky opines: "Change is brought about through relentless agitation and “trouble making” of a kind that radically disrupts society as it is." The Agitator must move from issue to issue to "stir up discontent and dissatisfaction." He must “agitate to the point of conflict." Why do you think Obama has manufactured yet another "crisis" -- this time at our border? His promise of ignoring our own law and order has lured a surge of immigrants to our borders.That's after his push for same-sex marriage, etc, etc.
7) Promote Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor. Socialist prescriptions of ever higher "soaking the rich" to supposed reduce income inequality causes everyone to get poorer. And the inequality persists!! Socialists and Democrats would RATHER everyone get poorer than to allow the wealthy to stay wealthy. They would prefer kill the golden goose for a false and incorrect idea. See Increase Poverty above!
9) Gun Control - Remove the ability of people to defend themselves from the Government. At the same time, the "State" arms itself for it's own preservation. That way you are able to create a police state. Remember, one day, citizens may have to fight it's own "internal enemies" (enemies of the republic otherwise known as Socialists or Democrats) in a new revolution. Remember the Declaration of Independence: "..Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends [Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government." There may be a day when we have to fight to regain our Republic and dislodge the Socialists! Buy more guns! The government is!
10) Increase Welfare - Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income). It gives micromanaging totalitarians something to do and keeps people dependent on THEM. Declare an outrageously expensive war on poverty that doesn't work -- even after 40 years of spending!
11) Dumb-down Education - Take control of what people read and listen to - take control of what children learn in school. Democracy requires an "informed electorate," so ruin and dumb-down public education, de-emphasize the teaching of Civics. Don't teach about the remarkable political and economic history of our republic -- so that people buy into anti-democratic and socialist propaganda. Never teach the value of Capitalism and free markets!
12) Pooh-pooh Religion -Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools. Replace faith in God with a 'faith' in the "religion" of big government and it's wonderful bureaucrats. Ugh!
13) Politicize Government Agencies - to enable targeting of the political opposition to maintain their power. Because education is dumbed-down, the sheeple don't notice or care. To wit, IRS targets conservatives just prior to a Presidential election, HHS works to increase welfare, NLRB targets corporations, the DOJ robs banks for $10s of Billions under the guise of fines, etc.
The end game for Socialists is against everything America used to stand for. They are enemies of our Republic.