necessary transition stage on the road to communism."Thus, according to Strachey, the goal has been to gradually introduce Socialistmechanisms within the capitalist market systems through degenerative measures[such as Keynesian Economic Theory] that would increasingly promote governmentintervention in the markets. This has indeed happened over the last seventy-some-odd-years, and today we are seeing an even greater push by government in aresponse to this latest dislocation in the economy, as predicted by Strachey, aswell as other Socialists.It becomes apparent that one of the goals of Keynesian Economic Theory is thetransformation of a free market economy into an official government economy.Indeed, if we look at the effects of Keynesian Theory on the actual monetary andeconomic policies executed in this country over the decades it becomes easy to seethat this particular theory has eliminated the normal market mechanics forartificially induced and managed market mechanics. You will notice that over theyears the savings rate in this country has gradually deceased, consumption, drivenby debt, has increased and during this process the government has drasticallyincreased its power over the economy. Due to various mechanisms within KeynesianEconomics, in particular the enforced use of Fiat Money, private monies forinvestment has gradually dwindled while government monies have increased. Withoutprivate monies there is no other way for the markets to be maintained other thanthrough public funding, thus the government must intervene and provide capital inthe markets, as we have seen. At this stage, once the government infuses publicfunding, it has the power, as we see, to dictate not only conduct within themarket, but also the various processes involved in business decisions.John Maynard Keynes was closely associated with various Socialist groups; in factKeynes once described himself as a Bolshevik and was well aware of Socialistdoctrine and theory. Keynes, in his book "Economic Consequences of the Peace",stated: "By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate,secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. Bythis method, they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and whilethe process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some.... The process engagesall of the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does itin a manner that not one man in a million can diagnose."Indeed, Nikolai Lenin spoke before the Second Congress of the CommunistInternational and declared of Keynes: "I will quote another economic source whichassumes particularly great significance, the British diplomat Keynes, the authorof The Economic Consequences Of The Peace, who on the instructions of hisgovernment, took part in the Versailles peace negotiations, watched them directlyfrom the purely bourgeois point of view, studied the subject step by step, andtook part in the conference as an economist. He arrived at conclusions which arestronger, more striking and more instructive than any a Communist revolutionarycould advance, because they are conclusions drawn by an acknowledgedbourgeois...."The political economic nature of Keynesian Economics cannot be denied, nor can theeffects of those theories on the entire economic and social structure of ourgovernment. Keynes, in a letter to fellow Socialist George Bernard Shaw, said: "Ibelieve myself to be writing a book on economic theory which will largelyrevolutionize ... the way the world thinks about economic problems. When my newtheory has been duly assimilated and mixed with politics and feelings andpassions, I can't predict what the final upshot will be in its effect on actionsand affairs. But there will be a great change, and in particular the Ricardianfoundations of Marxism will be knocked away."