In the 1970's The Socialist Workers Party known as the SWP started to make its mark on the British loony left political scene. Their dedicated activists were to be seen picketing factory gates and workplaces the length of the country harassing the workers and selling their weekly rag sheet, known as the Socialist Worker.
I recall a banner headline in 1974 on the occasion of Richard Nixon's resignation above a blown up picture of his face: One Man Down A System To Go.
This anti-American sentiment was shared by the entire British left including the communist dominated Trades Unions and the Labour Party.
The reason is obvious, that while the American system of prosperity driven by individual liberty and constitutionally limited government existed, the equal sharing of poverty and misery offered by communism/socialism would be unattractive by comparison.
In contradiction to Karl Marx's predictions and despite the efforts of the Trade Unions and the hard left to incite a class war, the people of Great Britain were not the revolutionary type and they showed no desire to overthrow the established order or to replace it with a Soviet style communist autocracy.
The people were relatively happy with their system of multi-party elections even though they would traditionally grumble about the results.
To progress their cause the hard left offered themselves up for election under their own banner and were subsequently humiliated every time, attracting a derisory handful of votes and using up valuable resources on lost deposits.
The Thatcher and Reagan administrations were a bitter blow to the hard left as they offered an alternative to the socialist orthodoxy of government control over the economy, political power and the minutiae of everyday life.
These two administrations reversed the generational drift to left by setting the people and industry free from the communist dominated, and in many cases Soviet Union funded, Trade Unions, from the Labour Party and from ever intrusive government bureaucrats.
The old inefficient nationalised industries were sold off with share discounts for the employees and for the first time in history working class people became shareholders. Social housing was sold off to the residents at a discount so working class people became property owners.
To the horror of the global left, Thatcher and Reagan took their free enterprise philosophies onto the global stage resulting in the downfall of the Soviet Union.
The global leftists progress towards communist domination of the planet was put into reverse. People started to become independent of government by taking control of their own lives and removing once and for all the left wing establishments' reason to exist.
The Thatcher/Reagan defeat of communism had a galvanising effect on the left, they analysed their position and came up with a devastatingly effective agenda to usurp power and to put in place an infrastructure that would ensure governments like Thatcher/Reagan could never happen again.
Dropping the words communism and socialism and now referring to themselves as 'progressives' the hard left united, they put aside their ideological differences and infiltrated the existing political parties across Europe, the United States and the UN.
For 18 years in Great Britain they planned their revolution down to the smallest detail. They infiltrated and politicised the traditional British institutions ready for the day they took control.
Europe was already a cesspit of authoritarian socialism with the European Union taking over where the Soviet Union left off but in 1997 with the election of the the Labour government in Great Britain the transformation agenda to impose eternal socialism began in earnest.
This long planned and permanent fundamental transformation of Great Britain was benign in the beginning but was ramped up after Labours' re-election for a second term.
To make the transformation permanent the 'progressives' instigated what was in effect a scorched earth policy with the intention that any incoming government trying to clean up the destruction would be so unpopular they would be limited to one ineffective term.
The list of their crimes is endless but in summary:
Unlimited expansion of the state at the expenses of the private sector.
Unprecedented increases in direct and indirect taxation.
Ensuring high taxation and government control of the economy for generations to come by refusing to cut spending thus deliberately increasing debt and the obligation of debt repayment.
Cultural and demographic replacement, otherwise know as ethnic cleansing, by using open border mass immigration.
Carrying out a cultural war on traditional Judeo-Christian values allowing other cultures like Islam to dominate.
Creation of a dependent client state by extending welfare entitlements to almost everyone including immigrants who have paid nothing into the system.
Creating a permanent socialist voting proletariat by squeezing the middle class out of existence via taxation, envy and class warfare.
Controlling the media, effectively closing down alternative opinions.
Indoctrinating children via the education system.
Attempting to control thought and behaviour by zealously policing a political correctness agenda.
Disenfranchising the people by continually transferring sovereignty to unelected supra-national bodies such as the European Union and the United Nations.
The fundamental transformation of Great Britain from a free sovereign country based on individual liberty into a cesspit of socialist deprivation is complete. Great Britain is unrecognisable from the country it was a decade ago.
The capitulation of the American House of Representatives over the 'fiscal cliff' negotiations spells the beginning of the end for the American people.
With the re-election of President Obama for a second term the 'progressives' are on a high and they are determined to implement their long planned transformational agenda.....permanently.
As was the case in Great Britain, tax hikes for everyone with no accompanying spending cuts is how it starts, by the end of this administration the United States of America will be a unrecognisable from the one we know and love.
So as the America people wake up this morning to the new reality of defeat to the socialists they have finally joined the rest of us poor suckers who have been suffering the 'progressive' revolution for a decade or more.
The liberty loving people of the world were in denial when they thought that the last bastion of freedom on the planet would hold the socialist revolution at bay and in doing so it gave them hope that one day they would overcome and throw off the shackles of government engineered equality, fairness and misery. A
Alas they were wrong.