It appears to me our country’s education system has failed. They have failed in the very basic of things. Freedom of the individual under our Constitution. What else can explain this desire by the young minds of our colleges for socialism? I have wracked my brain to find other reasons for this lust of a failed governance system but can’t. Maybe you have a answer. I read with interest some local socialist supporters letters and columns in the Union this last week or so.
I recall not becoming aware politically until I was in my late 20’s and started to build houses. Anyone going through the building permit process to build their own home knows what a monster has been created to tell us all how to construct a residence. It made me stand up and take notice about apathy in our elections. Stay home, don’t vote, you get what you get. Then they start passing laws that handcuff everyone. The lunacy shows up first in home building for some reason. Could be home building is a ultimate form of individualism and must be squashed. And it has been, just look at the thousands of “rules” controlling your home construction. Just look at how much of your hard earned money is transferred to the government just because you want shelter!
So now we have people writing about the wonders of socialism. The people writing these articles seem to have forgotten what socialism really is. Webster’s Dictionary says this,
1. “1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2. 2a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private propertyb : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3. 3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
Who in America wants this? Apparently Democrats! Remember the word “socialism” is contained in National Socialism (NAZI) and the USSR, the second S. And of course MARX and Engels told us all about the wonders of socialism in the Communist Manifesto. Why would any American, guaranteed the individual freedoms in the Constitution, think and applaud the demise of their individualism? Give your body and mind over to whom? Become a worker bee without any hope to better yourself? This is caveman thinking!
Demagoguery is all I can think this is. Bernie Sanders calls himself a “democratic-socialist”. Sure, the Castro’s allowed voting but killed off their opposition before the votes were taken. Hugo Chavez won 99% of the vote in Venezuela and Kim Jong Un in North Korea is “dictator for life”. You don’t get a chance to vote for opposition and if you declare that desire you get the Siberian death camps. You think I am kidding? Look at the USSR and read Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s books. Read Mein Kampf and see what a socialist has in store for others. Read the Little Red Book of Mao Tse-tung. The USSR and their surrogates murdered a 100 million of you last century. Who saved you? America and the individual desire here for freedom.
But somehow we have allowed someone or some system to disregard the reason America became the greatest country ever. Our country starting in 1776 and decided to throw off the kings and queens and the royalty of the previous five thousand years. Our Constitution said YOU are important. YOU are not just “cannon fodder” for some idiot king. We set up a nation of laws to protect YOU. Look at other countries that seem to think all you are good for is a human bomb.
Yet there is a disconnect in many Americans who think “socialism” is cool or maybe “fair”. It is only there to allow the return of a king. Someone has to be in charge. Right? And if it is not you then you will become cannon fodder again. There is no allure for me in the musings of socialism. It makes you all into lemmings. Wait until the socialists start taking over the means of production. Little things like the empty shelves of grocery stores will rise like a Phoenix. Want that?
I don’t, I reject the socialist claptrap, I vote freedom, I vote America! Show these socialists the door.