A recent statistic stated that 40% of Americans favor socialism. Assuming this stat is correct, I wonder what percentage of that 40% understands what socialism really is. I would venture to guess that a majority of this 40% believe that it is just free stuff such as medical care, schooling, food, housing, etc etc. Those who believe this, I tend to say, also believe that the government will take care of them and that they all can live in some utopian state where they can pursue their desires and all live happily ever after. I think this is what these SJW’s and other liberals espouse as the cause they are fighting for, when they are not beating the hell out of people who disagree with them. And therein lies the point. How can any ideology the professes its ultimate goal is some sort of utopia via fairness where everyone pays their fair share and all that nonsense while propagating violence to achieve these ends?
Did anyone stop to ask just what kind of utopia is being fought for? Free stuff? Nothing is free-there is always a price to paid and it may be more than just high taxes. So, what exactly is socialism and are there any examples of this alleged socialist utopia anywhere currently or in history?
For starters, let me quote a couple of lines from the Gospel of Matthew, it will be pertinent to the rest of the article. Matthew 7:15-20: Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bring forth good fruit: but a corrupt tree bring forth evil. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bring not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
What is socialism? According to Wikipedia: Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterized by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production, as well as the political theories, and movements associated with them. Social ownership may refer to forms of public, collective, or cooperative ownership, or to citizen ownership of equity. There are many varieties of socialism and there is no single definition encapsulating all of them. Social ownership is the common element shared by its various forms.
And from the Encyclopedia Britannica: Socialism, social and economic doctrine that calls for public rather than private ownership or control of property and natural resources. According to the socialist view, individuals do not live or work in isolation but live in cooperation with one another. Furthermore, everything that people produce is in some sense a social product, and everyone who contributes to the production of a good is entitled to a share in it. Society as a whole, therefore, should own or at least control property for the benefit of all its members.
Here is a definition of Communism: 1A: a theory advocating elimination of private property
B: a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
2capitalized a: a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the U.S.S.R.
B: a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production
C: a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably
D: communist systems collectively
These are many sources that go into greater depth of these belief systems, but you get the general idea about what these two ideologies are. I think it is safe to say, that socialism and communism are one of the same. Or put more succinctly, socialism will lead to communism in short order.
The American Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Mattoon Thomas, back in 1944, said, “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialistic platform until one day, America will be a socialistic nation, without knowing how it happened.” He went on to say that he will no longer run for president under the socialist platform since the Democratic party has adopted their platform.
You look at the people who espouse socialism, the mainstream media, academia, public education and government. The media, in my opinion, are completely corrupt and have devolved into a propaganda mouthpiece for all things liberal. They are not interested in the truth, but just propagating the party line. In this past election, their lack of integrity was on full display along with their lack of journalistic honesty regarding Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the misdeeds her campaign conducted. They focused mainly on calling Trump names.
Academia has turned into a complete bastion of a liberal breeding ground. The whole academic industry, from the public school system to the ‘higher’ learning institutions are concerned with turning out dumbed down, socialist-minded drones that just do what they are told with no critical thinking. Just look at what is going on at Berkley, Evergreen, Mizzou where there are safe spaces, teddy bears for the snowflakes that cannot deal with events that do not go their way (the election of Trump, for example). There is no concern for turning out engineers or scientists, but a high priority placed on social issues, left leaning of course. So much money is pumped into the education cabal, but the US has one of the worst testing results of any of the industrialized countries.
I believe the US ranks in the top 3 for how much money is spent per child for education. For another review of the low degree of education of the American public, check out Mark Dice’s channel on Youtube. In some of his videos, he asks people basic questions such as what was the date of the nation’s independence, what year did WWII end. The answers people gave were truly embarrassing. If you notice, when any of these SJW’s are interviewed, at some sort of racist rally, or climate change march or whatever, their answers are pretty much the talking points of the MSM. There is really no deeper thought process involved with their answers. Remember the Occupy Wall Street movement? Remember some of the ‘occupiers’ interviewed could not answer basic questions regarding their ‘cause’ except for repeating the talking points. By the way, these are the same people who defecated in churches, destroyed businesses after some of these businesses gave them free food, attacked innocent people and destroyed public and private property.
The Clintons and Obama are in favor of a socialistic government. We have the Clinton body count, the pay to play while she was Secretary of State, the Clinton Global Charity fund which was just a slush fund and another pay to play scheme. Barack Obama who is a pathological liar and basically did everything he could to destroy this nation. Bill Ayers, Obama’s mentor, who claimed that we need to reduce the population in this country while those who fail to adopt the socialist platform in training camps will need to be killed, he quoted a figure of 25 million.
One more thing, the individuals mentioned above, have read Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”. They consider him a mentor and Hillary devoted her master’s thesis about Alinsky. I am sure you have heard about this book. Did you know that Alinsky dedicated his book to Satan? Called him the first radical to break away from the status quo and got his own kingdom (I paraphrased that statement). Whether you believe in the devil or Satan, is not the point. The fact that this person dedicated his book to a personification of evil, thinking that this entity did a good thing is just disconcerting, to say the least.
I glossed over Obama and Clinton since their deeds and misdeeds are pretty current and you can find out for yourself the details. If you notice, these people who are in positions of power seem to do well for themselves. Socialism is wonderful if you are at the top of the pyramid and have some level of participation in ruling the unwashed masses. Life is good if you are at this level. Just look at the bureaucrats that run the European Union parliament. They are not elected, but a large portion of this group make very good salaries, shop at their own exclusive mall, have expensive flats, free medical care and a host of other perks such as travel allowance, daycare etc.
Obama and the Clintons are multimillionaires, as are many in Congress. I wonder if they paid their ‘fair share’? Many of the Communist leaders of other nations were living very well while their countries struggled to survive. The hypocrisy here is astounding.
Speaking of government, many of these liberals want government to take care of them and think bigger government is the solution. Obama and many other politicians have also expressed this. I wonder why? These same liberals blame the country for the wars and the misery allegedly caused by this country around the world. Somehow, I do not think the farmer in Indiana bombed a hospital in Somalia or a bunch of good ol’ boys formed ISIS to rein terror in Syria. No, it was our government. The same government that is pathologically gathering all kinds of information on its people. The same government that imposes a mountain of laws, in the name of safety, that take away our freedoms (the Patriot Act, the NDAA act). The same government that is manipulating markets, reports lies about the health of the economy, and has a taxation scheme that is effectively killing the middle class. It is responsible for the death and destruction of thousands around the world in order to maintain its petro dollar hegemony. They, the liberals, seriously believe this same government is going to take care of them?
Let’s review how past socialist governments performed in taking care of their populations. Joseph Stalin killed over 20 million people, because they would not give in to him. Many millions of Russians were killed during the Revolution in 1918 and through the 20’s and 30’s. The countries in Eastern European block experienced the same kind suffering. Chairman Mao, it has been estimated, killed between 40-70 million of his people because they would not give in to his changes and ideology. Polpot killed around 2 million of his people for the same reasons. The same actions took place in Cuba, Latin America and in South America. In these societies, there was no economic growth, no development of its people. Just oppression. But these leaders all lived in luxury, no exceptions.
It is ironic, there is such a heated debate to build a wall on the US southern border to keep people out, however, these aforementioned countries built walls on their borders to keep their people from escaping.
I think it is a safe bet to say many of the leaders of these countries, were psychopathic, extreme narcissists, and just plain evil. However, many of liberals suffer from the same type of arrogance and narcissism. They truly believe they are smarter than everyone else and they should be the ones to make the rules by which everyone else should live. All you need to do is listen to the way any of these academicians, Hollywood elite or politicians speak to the people (the unwashed, unenlightened masses). Again, the hypocrisy is astounding in the issues these morons spout. Whether it is gun control (Hollywood and politicians have protection), climate change (they all live in mansions and fly in jets or have entourages with multiple SUVs). These points are not realized by the common liberal. They just follow along and do/say what they are told. There is no thinking about it. I got into a discussion about the presidential election with a pro-Hillary person. All she could do was regurgitate the talking points from Hillary’s campaign ads. She could not have any sort of discussion outside of those parameters. There was no effort to look at her criminality, or even the possibility thereof. These liberals gloss over any sort of moral factors involving their candidate, but focus in on it with the opposing candidate. There is no moral compass or absolute truth with liberalism, which is why I say it is for the weak minded, the ignorant and the criminally minded.
A good example of this is the ‘Bush lied and people died’ mantra. I did not agree with the Bush policies of invading these countries, but the left was all over it. Was there any discussions or protests over the Obama policies? No. There should have been, since Obama followed the same policies as Bush and, in fact, he expanded on them.
Something else to ponder, socialism and communism both promote atheistic principles. The systems want to crush and erase religions and any type of worship of God. Why? It has been said that when God and worship thereof is removed from a society, the government becomes god.
Are you starting to get the picture, yet?
By the way, I doubt you will hear this on CNN. Karl Marx was a practicing Satanist. He started out as a believer in Jesus Christ, but at some point in his life, he made an about face. In fact, his close friends, Engle and Mazzini claimed he was possessed. If this was true, and Marx was possessed when he wrote his Communist Manifesto, which is the basis for socialistic movement, it is not hard to understand why his writings were the cause of so much death and suffering while propagating the illusion that it was a workers’ paradise. It has been anything but.
So, let us look at the fruit of liberalism: mass murder, oppression of the populace while the elites live very well. Deception and lies in order to promote the end goal (the ends justify the means), the promotion of ignorance so people do not discover the facts, violence, high taxation (actually, theft), a joyless society, no freedom to worship except to government and its leaders, crimes are excused if committed by ‘one of their own’, ‘laws are for thee but not for me’. Destruction of the family unit (we did not get into that in this article), the promotion of perversions, the suppression of speech under the guise of ‘hate speech’ or ‘politically correct’, rampant hypocrisy and corruption. Blatant and pathological liars in liberal leadership (this is not exclusive to liberal leadership, however if they claim socialism is so wonderful and superior, then shouldn’t they be a better class of politician?).
I have observed how unhinged many on the left are becoming with a seemingly disturbing detachment from reality represented in the crowds or on the MSM with their abject lies (do they really believe the crap they are spewing out?). This brings to mind a couple of quotes, first from “The Masque of Pandora” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow where one of the characters, Prometheus, stated that “whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.” The second quote is another scripture from Romans 1:28; “Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.”
This is why it is so important for your survival to know the Truth.