Socialism is defined as a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Which may sound like a good idea to some, I suppose, until one takes it upon oneself to spend a little time searching out those places where it is actually practiced. And only then, and in very short order, that one would come to realize that it’s really not a very good idea at all!
Unless of course the goal is to create as much poverty and abject misery as possible instead of a society that is prosperous and free. And it’s not at all difficult to find examples of just how much of a failed system socialism is because we are quite literally surrounded by all manner of examples. And when searching for examples of what a failure socialism actually is you need not bother looking overseas, you can start right here at home because these days we have more than a few.
And the sad truth is that you don’t need to go very far, and in any direction, before you run smack into one of them. For starters look at ANY our largest cities that are nearly all controlled by Democrats and have been for decades. Most are nothing but cesspools of corruption. The Democratic Socialists will always promise you a Denmark or a Norway, but what they always deliver is a Cuba or a Venezuela. And yet we continue to have those gullible enough to buy into the leftist propaganda.
And we now have a growing number of those in today’s Democrat Party who have become advocates for this failed system, busily promising all manner of ‘free’ stuff. Now any reasonable adult knows full well that there is nothing that comes for ‘free’, someone is going to have to pay for it. But apparently there are those who actually do see the “promising of free everything” as a winning strategy for the Democrat Party. Take for instance, Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for one-time student debt cancelation, claiming the policy could see annual GDP growth on average from $86 billion to $108 billion. And when she’s not calling for tuition-free public college or the abolishment of ICE, Ocasio-Cortez is crisscrossing the country in support of progressive Democrat candidates. And being the true socialist that she is, she also apparently favors abolishing profit, abolishing prisons, and abolishing cash bail. And she won.
And as you may recall it was in a recent interview with left-wing radio host Bill Press that Democratic National Committee (DNC) head Tom Perez enthusiastically supported Ocasio-Cortez going so far as to identify her as being the “the future of our party”. Ocasio-Cortez is also a dues-paying member of Democratic Socialists of America’s New York City chapter. The far-left group recently called for the abolishment of all prisons as well as national borders.
She’s another leftwing moonbat who believes she knows socialism while she obviously doesn’t have a clue about the way it works. Meaning pretty much everything is PAID for with taxes. You WILL pay more taxes, you WILL pay more for people who openly spit on the USA, and with socialism you WILL see the government owning you a bit more every day. Also, don’t forget the liberal who after years of socialism decide it’s not enough, then they promote communism. It never ends with these people.
Socialism means you work for the benefit of a population of mostly anonymous comrades and not for the benefit of yourself and your immediate family. The fact that human nature doesn’t work that way is a major reason why Marxism doesn’t work. It also means that if you work your butt off, you will get the same as the bums all around you that don’t work. It’s only the very top who gets rich, and off the backs of the workers whose rights they claim to protect. But the workers are worse off.
Democratic socialists will always deny that getting on the pathway to tyranny will actually lead to tyranny, and they will always tell you that true socialism has never been achieved. Basically, their argument is that we should throw out the ideology that brought the world the freest and most prosperous country in human history and instead give an ideology that has failed every single time it’s been attempted yet another shot because they are tired of paying for the things they want.
Socialism is not in the least what is pretends to be. It is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created. It does not build, it destroys. For destruction is the essence of it. It produces nothing, it only consumes what the social order based on private ownership in the means production has created … Each step leading towards Socialism must exhaust itself in the destruction of what already exists.
When voices are once again heard calling for socialism, whether they be candidates representing the Democrat Party, Hollyweird, or on university campuses anywhere across the country, it is important, no, it is crucial, that the history and reality of socialism-in-practice in those parts of the world where it was most thoroughly imposed and implemented, be remembered and fully understood. If we choose not to do so, well, we all know how history has its own way of repeating itself.
Communists, atheists, and most liberals believe in the perfectibility of man. And that if you pass the right laws then man can be molded into a more perfect creature. If the government guides us, you can eventually come to have a utopia here on earth. This is their fundamental flaw. Because once the liberals discover that humans are free-thinking units who do not conform, they then proceed to use whatever government force they may deem as being necessary to coerce them.
It is in a Christian republic, we make laws that hopefully mimic God’s Commandments knowing that man will commit crime and hoping men will come to repent and change their ways. From Marx to Stalin to Mao to Castro and even right on up to Barry ‘O’, the ultimate goal of Socialism has always been the destruction of the individual in order to shore up the insane notion that “collective humanity” actually exists and is somehow more righteous than is individual freedom.
Barry has also spent much time working to implement Marx’s strategies for the “socialization” of our economy. I cite Barry’s adherence to Karl Marx’s “ten point platform on how to socialize an economy in stages”. With Marxist-Leninist economics, the greatest damage is always done to the middle class. With his traditional bloodthirsty truculence, it was Lenin who said, “The way to crush the bourgeoisie [middle class] is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
You’d think the hundreds of millions murdered under Marxist dictators, would convince people. But nope. Most socialist doctrines and movements are literally saturated with the mood of death, catastrophe, and destruction. We’re constantly being told of the beauty of “European style Socialism” and how it’s somehow different from the brand of Communism practiced by mass murdering Marxist dictators. But it’s not, it should be painfully clear that all Socialist roads eventually lead to tyranny.
Finally, the men responsible for crafting our Constitution are shown to be more brilliant every single day. When you see and hear the things that the Democrats are now proposing, you can’t help but appreciate, more than ever, the checks and balances placed within our system of government. But massive immigration and cultural degradation is changing, and more rapidly than you might think, the American electorate and in such a way that I can only hope that in the end our system survives.