Hat tip to Ed Cone on Mission Accomplished Day. Nice find, Ed. James's blog Comments It' Mayday! Dance around the Maypole and the mission is over? 10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto 1.Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.* Republican Supreme Court did this two years ago 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. Abolition of all right of inheritance.* George Bush Grandfather did this in 1913 3. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.* Republican Supreme Court took care of that 20 years ago under the Republican RECO Drug laws 4.Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. * George Bush Grandfather did this in 1913. It is call the Federal Reserve System which is neither Federal nor Government. Classic Private money Fascism at work 5.Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.* It is called the Federal Communication System. George Bush Grandfather slipped this one in 1927 and go to a airport and try to get pass Homeland security for a simple one hour flight 6.Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.* Give Greenpeace and Republican Teddy Roosevelt credit for this one 7.Equal liability of all to labour. 8.Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; It's called the corporate industrial complex where over 70% of our farms are own by mega international corporations. 9.gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.* In some circles, this is called force annexation in North Carolina 10..Free education for all children in public schools.* Speaks for it's self with the present dumbing down system and the present educational results of the masses. Such as! "Italy is a little boot in a big sea known as the Pacfic Ocean" Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c., &c.* It is called NAFTA or the outsourcing of American jobs to China or Mexico 11. Appoint George Bush dictator for life According to the Communist Manifesto, all these were prior conditions for a transition from capitalism to communism or fascism (but Marx and Engels later expressed a desire to modernize this passage} International Worker's Day Bloggers celebrating May 1st, International Worker's Day by... blogging?