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What draws you to Socialism?
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When you say "Socialism",
Socialism is about control. Socialism is about an authoritarian autocracy telling you, your family, your friends, and everyone else what to do. Socialism is just another word for tyranny.
"For your own good" implies somebody else is better able to run your life than you. No matter how it starts out, it inevitably spirals down into ever-greater oppression.
Socialism is not about doing what is right. It is about being in power. It is about controlling other people. Nothing more.
Socialism is about turning over your freedom to the people in the government – people who are no different than you. Is that really what you want to do?
There is no right way.
Miami mayor speaks out against socialism: ‘driving poverty, immigration’
"I think sometimes we under-appreciate what we have here in our country."
California accuses oil industry of price gouging, Valero hits back
As Valero’s letter was made public Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will call a special session of the state Legislature in December to pass a new tax on oil company profits to punish them for what he called "rank price gouging."
Venezuela Downsizes the Bolivar. Don’t Tell Bernie
In macroeconomic terms, socialism is hopeless.
"Communism is a failed ideology"
The same problem that makes communism a failed ideology is true of every Marxist ideology - fascism, socialism, or any other. Marxism itself is inherently flawed.
Why you can't find everything you want at grocery stores
Meanwhile, politicians who enjoy power for its own sake promise more Socialism as the solution to all problems. Socialism is a destructive spiral doomed to failure and that culture is doomed to destruction from the beginning.
AOC silent as DSA appears to back Cuba's communist regime over protesters
The DSA International Committee on Monday declared its solidarity with the "Revolution" – the term used by the communist regime – "in this moment of unrest."
Cubans protest against Communism – Cuban president urges revolutionaries to counter
Sen. Ted Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant, took to Twitter on Sunday in support of the thousands of protesters. Cruz reposted a video that claimed to show dozens in front of the Communist Party Headquarters and said the current regime will be "consigned to the dustbin of history."
Follow the money – Socialists revealed
Nikki Haley dubs 2020 'the year socialism went mainstream'
"The left believes that government knows best. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that when govt dictates how the economy is run, Americans suffer. With the Biden admin set to take power, now is the time to renew the fight for capitalism."
American Marxists Set the Stage for World Fascism
Regulation against “hate speech” and “fake news” is a leftist ploy against free speech.
Socialism vs. the Business Jet
Without a business jet, profitability would be more difficult to achieve and maintain. : Business jets are signs of prosperity.
Last Rites for Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company
Socialism: The Way It Was — And Never Should Be Again
Buy into socialism if you will, but you’ll condemn our next generations to a Venezuelan-like existence — guaranteed.
Senator Loeffler: Black Lives Matter is Marxist-based
The Black Lives Matter political organization "is a very divisive organization based on Marxist principals. This week they threatened to burn the system down, literally and figuratively if they don't get what they want. This is an organization that looks to destroy American principals."
You’re Being Duped: Black Lives Matter Founder Admits “We are Trained Marxists”
Marxism doesn’t have the interest of the people in mind. It often uses people or causes as an avenue to dismantle and rebuild political systems. Communism and socialism are not a solid system to replace anything with as they deteriorate and degrade everything, including the lives of the people. Socialism in all its variants – e.g., Communism, Socialism, Fascism – has claimed the lives of well over a hundred million people in its implementation in various countries.
"Black Lives Matter" Is Preying on America’s Belief That Black Lives Matter
BLM the institution doesn’t seem to want to solve the problem. They are, by their own admission, not interested in coming together with law enforcement bodies to solve the problem and will reject any attempts or events that do so.
Donations to Black Lives Matter Go to 'ActBlue' – The Activist Arm of the Democrat Party
Act Blue's tag line: "Powering Democratic candidates, committees, parties, organizations, and c4s around the country."
Fear, ignorance, panic, mob hysteria, propaganda, agitators, and hidden-agenda groups are the environment where the Leftists gain the most ground. Marxist ideologies like Socialism, Fascism, and Communism do not work. They destroy the incentives for productivity and hence prosperity; poverty is the inevitable result. They are purely destructive, and their so-called proponents know it. Being in power and in control as despotic tyrants is the ulterior motive and ultimate goal of Leftists. Well-meaning but misguided and misled average people, mobs, dupes, stooges, and thugs are their tools.
TEACHER FAILS ENTIRE CLASS:
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Thought for the Day
Poverty has no causes. Only prosperity has causes.
– Jane Jacobs
Socialist Venezuela, Where Everyone Is a Millionaire and No One Can Afford Eggs
How Today’s Kids Got Brainwashed into Socialism
Some people say that most folks in Denmark like their Socialism.
But make participation – and the taxes that go with it – voluntary.
Then you will see people leave Socialism behind.
In Full-Blooded Socialist Systems, Access To Government Power Is The Paramount Avenue To Success.
Actually, that is true in any Socialist system. Look at the EU.
How simple Chinese farmers exposed the failures of socialism: 'The Unauthorized History of Socialism'
Traces the history of socialism from its first failed experiment in America to the collapse of the Soviet Union, to its apparent revival today.
Thoughts for the Day
I Witnessed Things Go South in Venezuela
– We Don’t Need Those Failed Ideas Here
Chris Matthews Turns Against His Fellow MSNBC Hosts: "Socialism Doesn’t Frickin' Work!"
And that is why they want to take your guns.
Record 158,803,000 Americans Employed; 1.85M Year-to-Year Increase
Trump's stance on freedom and de-regulation works,
exposes flaws in Socialist claims and ends delusion of Socialists' goals,
sets anti-rights Socialist dreams back for years to come.
No wonder the Democrats hate Trump so much.
Move Over, Communist Manifesto, The Capitalist Manifesto is Here
Socialism guarantees failure and suffering – So why do so many Americans support it?
'Victims of Socialism' campaign with firsthand accounts of its consequences
Victims of Socialism - first-hand accounts
These 3 countries tried socialism.  Here's what happened.
"I Went to a Socialist Conference.  Here Are My 6 Observations."
Shortages plague Socialist Cuba
Inside the slums in Venezuela's Socialist paradise
Another general calls for the military to rise up against Maduro, to end Socialism in Venezuela
Socialist decline continues - Venezuela military attacks own citizens
Socialist decline continues - Venezuelans rally to demand power, water, and end to Maduro
"We’ve come to demand freedom and democracy"
Talk of socialism 'offends me,' says House Democrat who calls herself a 'proud capitalist'
"The idea that in the greatest democracy, the greatest capitalist system in the world, we’re having casual conversation about socialism, offends me." - U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Florida.  Her opposition to socialism is rooted in her youth while growing up in Vietnam, which is run by a socialist government.
How much clearer can we make it?
"Socialism means turning over your freedom to your government"
Venezuela's Socialism shuts down electric power; little food available spoils
Bernie Sanders' bizarre statements extolling Communist Soviet Russia, Nicaraugua, Cuba
So what's keeping him here?   Why doesn't he go there to live?
Socialism takes, Capitalism creates!       -   Thanks for nothing, AOC!
Antifa activist facing assault charges tied to Democrat policy-makers
Hey Democrats - I've lived in a Socialist country with income equality, and it was miserable
"When the state runs the economy and its citizens' lives, there will be plenty of equality in scarcity, poverty, and hopelessness."
Socialism worked in Venezuela to destroy liberty and prosperity
"Even socialist despots now concur with conservatives that socialism doesn’t work."
Venezuela's Maduro admits Socialist economy has failed
As Venezuela's two presidents face off, children scavenge for food and soldiers run out of patience
Venezuela opposition fights to win military
Hundreds of thousands protest against the Socialism of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in Venezuela
Jews in Venezuela and the divisive, anti-Semitic tactics of a dictator
"It is in the government's interest to instigate chaos, impunity, and disrder."
- the classic tactics of Socialists everywhere.
Socialism always needs a scapegoat - someone to blame for its lack of success. The failure of Socialism is inevitable, and Socialist rulers need to deflect the blame from thsmselves and their failed policies.
Ousting Maduro - Venezuela has two presidents
In Venezuela, gun-control was a "declaration of war against an unarmed population"
How gun-ontrol became an instrument of tyranny in Venezuela
Legislature, outside world call for Maduro's ouster
Venezuela's economic collapse has lessons for America's Socialists
Venezuela continues its Socialist decline
Socialism has Venezuelans eating garbage to survive Venezuela was at one time one of the world's richest countries - close to being a first-world nation.
Google "food lines in venezuela" to see numerous pictures of people standing in endless food-rationing lines
The is no right way.
Socialism is not about peace and love and sharing. It's about using force to make people do what you want. That's oppresion.
You can't have Socialism without tyranny.
So you think you want socialized medicine?   See it in action in Great Britain
China's Great Leap Backward
- or view the PDF version
Socialist dictatorship is, in the end, just dictatorship, no matter how "enlightened".
Half of Venezuela without electricity
Chinese fear competition from other ideas - shutting down churches
No Freedom in China - Socialism cannot tolerate it
Venezuela set minimum-wage - Layoffs follow - one more failed Socialist policy
China population in internment camps grows to one million people
Forced into classes to shout, "The Communist Party is good!"
"Sense the Party's thought, obey the Party's words, follow the Party's lead."
Still the same old Socialist story of abuse and killing
A detailed history of Socialist Venezuela's decline
Lays bare why government control inevitably never works
Meanwhile, increasing freedom in the U.S. results in a booming economy
Socialist Venezuela continues decline - general health and safety affected
Even Dems admit Socialist vision would bankrupt the U.S.
Military running more and more as Venezuela dies
Residents paying for water - Military commandeering private water trucks
See the lead-up stories, below.
First, a socialist government orders its military to act against its own people.
Then, as the socialists' coffers are emptied, the military takes over.
Total tyranny is the natural, inevitable end-product of socialism.
Socialists authorize force; there is only one consequence:
ever-increasing force, due to ever-increasing opposition, resistance, and rebellion.
20 January 2018
Wealthy exodus from California to escape taxes worries Democrats
Socialism cannot work without someone to pay for it.
24 December 2017
No Christmas lights in Venezuela - Socialism is a real Grinch
15 November 2017
Venezuela goes bust
With no more victims to rob, Socialism's downward spiral continues
22 October 2017
Socialist Iowa State University students call for killing President Trump and all Capitalists
Once again, Socialists explicitly advocate violence against Freedom and Rights
Violence is implicit in Socialist ideology, and when Socialist principles are translated into action, violence quickly becomes explicit.
Democrat Party Chair: Trump worst President ever
Well, of course he is, to Democrats, with their Socialist, anti-Freedom agenda.
Which means Trump is a great President!
20 September 2017
"The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that it has been faithfully implemented."
"All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests and their well-being, including their prosperity"
"Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests and their well-being, including their prosperity."
Sickness and Shortages as Venezuela crumbles
The inevitable, textbook decline of Socialism continues in Venezuela;
if you vote for Socialism, this is what you are asking for.
4 August 2017
Socialist currency crumbles - rampant inflation in Venezuela makes money worthless
30 July 2017
The end of socialist "democracy" in Venezuela.
"One by one, the markers of Venezuela's democracy have been pushed aside."
- the ultimate phase of an inevitable socialist collapse
23 June 2017
The Battle for Venezuela - An uprising is brewing in Venezuela.
6 June 2017
Venezuela's road to disaster littered with Chinese cash
6 May 2017
Endgame in Venzuela - Elite Fracture, Military, Patronage, Corruption, Defection, and a Shrunking Pie
- the many intertwining paths to end the old and bring in the new
5 May 2017
The vicious destructiveness and violence underlying and pervading socialists' thinking and attitudes is evident even in Dartmouth - as is the sharply contrasting faith in human nature of the students there who believe in freedom; in individual rights
Venezuela's socialist nightmare continues - killing protesters
Venezuela - people starve, wealth is destroyed - in the name of Socialism
- leaving no possible road to recovery for the people living in Venezuela
Socialism is a lie
29 April 2017
The descent continues: support from the poor evaporates
17 April 2017
Venezuela's socialist death spiral accelerates - the army vs. the people
11 April 2017
Venezuela's socialist death-spiral continues predictably - protests, riots, killing of civilians
- what socialism looks like when it runs out of victims from whom to confiscate wealth
- Socialism is inherently unproductive, and finally destructive.
13 February 2017
True story: A socialist I know left one job yesterday for another with higher pay. I accused him of being a capitalist. His response was to lament that it would mean he would have to pay higher taxes.
Excuse me? Lament? Which part of socialism does he not understand???
Socialism is about paying more taxes; about the belief that the government knows what to do with your money - and your life - better than you do. Socialism is about a government out of your control, spending the money it takes from you in taxes on things you may not agree your money should be spent on.
Freedom is about you being in control of your life and your money.
Socialism is about the government's control of you. Who cares if you like that or not?? In socialism, what you like or do not like is irrelevant. In socialism, you have no rights.
To all you socialists:
Do you really think you'll have a say in who makes the rules? Freedom it's not.
12 February 2017
Socialism kills - "Three meals a day is a luxury." - government running out of victims; a populace under Socialism now killing flamingos, armadillos, lizards to eat.
21 September 2016
See the ultimate end of a socialist government which has exhausted the riches of productive people to victimize, and is in its death-throes, in this article about Venezuela. If you were too young to witness the collapse of the Soviet Union, you can learn about the same inherent flaws of socialism - in real, live action - by watching and studying the collapse of Venezuela - a classic, textbook example.
Socialism only survives as long as it can steal existing wealth. It can create none of its own. Socialism is not productive. When it uses up its last victims, it is finished.
This is the inevitable end of socialism, any time, any place.
20 September 2016
Socialism equals Dictatorship
Socialism is the government telling you what to do. "Democratic Socialism" is only a ploy to make you feel like you have some little bit of participation in what they tell you to do - and to spread the blame for who is responsible for the conditions you are forced to endure.
Why do so many Europeans wear that so typically familiar resigned, cynical, cowed expreesion? Why is their habitual, perennial, underlying attitude so different from that of Americans? Ask them sometime how the "democratic" part of their socialism is working out for them. Ask them about freedom. Where is it? Think about why so many still escape to the U.S. to live.
The EU is a case in point, as the recent news article linked here shows - what is happening there is not an isolated occurence, but an inherent, inevitable demonstration of what happens under socialism. What has occurred so far is only the beginning.
"Democratic" - i.e., the supposed participation of the population, is used to explain and justify the miniscule "some little bit" of ever-growing restrictions. But oppression is progressive, never-ending. The only way it can end is in bloodshed and rebellion.
Either format of socialism is founded on the destruction of freedom; the destruction of individula rights, and the destruction of your right to "ordain and establish" a true constitution, which is above the government and beyond its ability to alter. These are the things Socialist dictators - up to and including the EU Commission autocrats - fear the most.
When someone says the U.S. Constitution "is old, out-of-date, and makes it hard to govern", those limitations on government are what they mean. Those limitations were put there by deliberate intent when the Constitution was written, in full awareness that would-be dictators would be hobbled. The nature of tyranny was present and recognized then, just as it is now; it does not change. The rule of law - with nobody above the law - stops autocrats in their tracks. The EU and its autocratic Commission have a lot to learn about building good government.
The freedom of the United States, with its greatest achievement, its Constitution protecting that freedom, with its free citizens, who believe in that freedom, revel in it, stand proud and tall in it, refusing to bow to anyone, who are willing to defend it - that freedom, country, and Constitution all remain an ever-present, unapologetic, slap-in-the-face affront and threat to all dictators everywhere, from the EU on down, with the simple fact of its existence providing a lighthouse and a reminder to their victims that a better way of life exists beyond their country's borders - one which they never stop dreaming of reaching, or emulating, if they could.
No wonder socialists work so hard to undermine America, corrupt the education of its younger generations, spend fortunes trying to influence its worst elements, shake its core, subvert and erode its structure.
There is always some "higher order", or "greater good" (but for who?), touted as a justification for socialism, as an attempt to convince the unwary and unknowing voters that their oppression is justified and somehow worth it. Democratic socialism is a dictatorship by thugs, hidden behind a facade (the votes of the majority) to which the dictator can point to as his justification - someone else on whom he can lay the blame.
Socialism and democratic socialism are both statements that you are not fit to self-govern, and that someone else is, and needs to do it for you. The ages of Kings and Commissars are not gone, but just wearing new, more fashionable clothes. The socialism that ignited Europe's horrendous battles of World War II is not gone. It still dominates European politics and life. It is less violent, but still oppressive, still in control, still destructive, still there. The con remains the same.
Socialism always and inevitably grows progressively more oppressive over time. There is no justification for it to be otherwise.
Socialism does have one distinction: in the 20th century, more than 120 million people were murdered in the name of socialism. No other scourge that has touched humanity comes close to that level of destruction. That's an all-time, very poignant, and indicative record.
Socialists can be grouped as being in one of three distinct categories: the killers and dictators, their willing gang of enforcers and thugs, and their unwitting idealistic-fantasy dupes. Everyone else is a victim - and a subject, living without freedom.
For everybody, socialism is the opposite of freedom.
Name one place Socialism has ever worked? Just one.