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So do you think you could do a better job of running a Socialist government?
    Visit     So You Want Socialism?     and see if you are up to it...

What draws you to Socialism?
    Better read   Who Gets To Decide?   before you go much further.

When you say "Socialism",
        think Tyranny.

Socialism is about control.  Socialism is about an authoritarian autocracy telling you, 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 about turning over your freedom to the government

5 November 2020

American Marxists Set the Stage for World Fascism

Marxism in American Politics – Philosophically, there isn’t really an American variant of Marxism.  But its Americanized instantiation is now the most powerful culture-affecting force in the world today, setting the stage for a new world order.

“Marxism,” “Communism,” and even “Socialism” have all been unmentionable words in America among the political establishment until recently;  Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) do now call themselves “democratic socialists” — that honesty has twice cost Sanders the Democratic Party’s nomination

Fascism is condemned by all major political parties in the West; however, it’s practiced subtly by all of them, but in vastly varying degrees.  And the so called “center-left” parties in the West globally are continually embracing more of it.

Jessica Scarane is a 35-year-old Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member running for Senate in Delaware against Democratic incumbent Chris Coons in 2020.  Scarane is running on a platform that includes Medicare for All, Housing for All, a Green New Deal, criminal justice reform, and strengthening the labor movement.  She has been endorsed by Rep. John Kowalko (D-DE), and several minor parties including the Brand New Congress (the same party that facilitated AOC’s upset win, and backed Rashida Tlaib and many others into Congress.

"Are you a party that’s in competition with the Democratic Party for votes and support?"  No, we are not a separate party.  Like our friends and allies in the feminist, labor, civil rights, religious, and community organizing movements, many of us have been active in the Democratic Party.  We work with those movements to strengthen the party’s left wing.

Regulation against “hate speech” and “fake news” is a leftist ploy against free speech.

27 October 2020

Socialism vs. the Business Jet

"A guy looked at my airplane the other day and said I wonder how many people I could have fed for the price of that airplane..."

I replied, "I am not sure, it fed a lot of families at the Dassault factory where it was built.  I’m sure it fed a bunch of families that rolled the aluminum at the Alcoa factory.  It surely fed a lot of people at the Honeywell factory where the experts built the turbines.  It fed a whole company for a few weeks when I had them build me a new interior.  It feeds the families of the linemen that fuel it.

"That’s the difference between capitalism and a welfare mentality. When you buy something, you put money in people's pockets, and give them dignity for their skills.

"When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth.

"Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value.

"Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for."

It goes further.  The owner did not go on to mention that the jet is a tool which enables him to stay competitive in his own business.  Timely interaction with his customers is crucial to being competitive and obtaining the sales contracts which will mean payments and ongoing operations to his company.  That in turn means that, because of that business jet, all his employees stay employed.  In any business, the cost of tools like an airplane must continually be justified, by generating more revenue and income than is consumed by their cost - they must create profit.

With socialism, you have to endlessly continue to give people the food and other things they need to survive.  They live in grinding poverty, and the money you take from others to feed them grinds those others down into poverty, resulting in general economic decline, until everything is gone and life is reduced to savagery.

Of course, Socialists do not believe in profit.  That is why socialism always and inevitably fails.  Profit is necessary to human survival.

Without a business jet, profitability would be more difficult to achieve and maintain. : Business jets are signs of prosperity.

23 October 2020

Last Rites for Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company

Socialist mismanagement is killing Venezuela's national oil company.

Venezuela has the largest proven crude-oil reserves in the world. At 303.81 billion barrels, they are larger even than Saudi Arabia’s, which stand at 258.6 billion barrels.  But Venezuela is in the throes of an unprecedented economic collapse.  Oil is Venezuela’s lifeblood, but it is being mismanaged by Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the country’s state-owned oil company.

Faced with dwindling revenue from PDVSA, the government has relied on its central bank to finance public expenditures.  To satisfy these demands, the Banco Central de Venezuela has turned on the printing presses, and, as night follows day, hyperinflation has reared its ugly head again.

In total, there have only been 62 episodes of hyperinflation in history.  Venezuela, along with Lebanon, is one of only two countries currently experiencing hyperinflation.  Today, Venezuela’s annual inflation rate is 2,275 percent per year, the highest in the world.

Under the direction of Luis Giusti in the 1994–98 period, PDVSA’s production soared.  This trend changed in 1999, when Hugo Chavez became Venezuela’s president and introduced Chavismo as the country’s guiding economic doctrine.  Venezuela’s oil output began to stagnate, a situation that worsened further after the coup attempt of April 2002.  Chavez responded with mass purges of PDVSA’s employees, replacing them with "reliable" hands - those loyal to Chavez’s socialist regime.

If all that isn’t bad enough, equipment breakdowns and increased accident rates have contributed further to long downtimes and output declines.  As of October 1, 2020, PDVSA had reported 42 accidents and incidents since 2003, costing the SOE approximately 580 days of production.  Because many of PDVSA’s blunders go unreported, and many of the mismanagement incidents (such as the sinking of the natural gas exploration rig “Aban Pearl”) cannot be quantified in terms of days lost, the true number of days in which PDVSA’s production has been hampered due to mismanagement is undoubtedly much higher than reported figures.  Production has fallen so much that it would take 569 years for PDVSA to tap half of its reserves.

Thanks to Venezuela’s embrace of socialism and Chavismo, PDVSA has probably destroyed more economic value than any institution in world history.

20 July 2020

Socialism:  The Way It Was — And Never Should Be Again

Democrats have turned into progressives who are increasingly turning into full-blown state-sponsored Marxist socialists.  They’ve been taught this false promise in school.

Socialism destroys the individual work ethic, dispirits the human dimension, and kills innovation — always.  Under socialism, human productivity plummets and the state is faced with distributing fewer and fewer resources until the pie is too small to sustain the population, much less motivate it to achieve.

For Marxist socialism to succeed, Jesus Christ must be stricken from public belief and discourse. In all fully socialist states, Jesus Christ and God our Father are among the first enemies of the state and thus become brutalized victims of the state’s control apparatus.

Socialism requires the destruction of the nuclear family. Indeed, it sees the family as a competitor that must be terminated. After all, the state assumes responsibility for all citizens’ health and welfare

If you’re interested in a socialist United States, then be ready for a dismal and marginally productive work environment, a state cap on your ability to achieve, worshiping at the altar of the state instead of God, and having the state tell you explicitly how to raise, educate, and discipline your family and children.

Buy into socialism if you will, but you’ll condemn our next generations to a Venezuelan-like existence — guaranteed.

9 July 2020

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”

There’s Black Lives Matter the concept and Black Lives Matter the institution.  Most people who sign onto the BLM movement believe they are backing the concept, but it should be understood very clearly that the institution is reaping all the benefits.

Black Lives Matter has absolutely no concern for the well-being of black lives or equality in this country.  In fact, by their own admission, their purpose isn’t to heal this country, it’s to rip it apart and remake it into a more Marxist kind of society.

From a 2015 video of an interview with co-founder Patrisse Cullors:  "We actually do have an ideological frame.  Myself and Alicia [Garza] in particular, we’re trained organizers.  We are trained Marxists.  We are super versed on ideological theories."

Black Lives Matter the institution isn’t trying to hide their Marxism either.  In their "what we believe" section, they list their goals and all of them are extreme leftist stances concerned with destroying the very fabric of America in favor of the implementation of radical marxist ideals.

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

Rest assured, Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a political party.

But the concept of black lives mattering has an institution attached to it that many Americans can’t get on board with.  Black Lives Matter the institution isn’t looking for equality, they’re looking for support and power for the Democratic party.  We know that because the official BLM donation page goes straight to ActBlue, which is tied directly to the Democratic party.

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

ActBlue states that users can obtain the fundraising group’s "latest financial report" by emailing the company.  Yet when asked, the company would not provide that report.

The ActBlue website features a donation tracker which shows that since their establishment in 2004, the organization has raised over $5,247,111,000.

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.

27 June 2020

TEACHER FAILS ENTIRE CLASS:

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that she had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class.  That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on this plan".  All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A....  (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.  The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.  As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.  When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1.  You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2.  What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3.  The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4.  You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

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

12 May 2020

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.

10 March 2020

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.

1 March 2020

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



             

16 February 2020

I Witnessed Things Go South in Venezuela
    – We Don’t Need Those Failed Ideas Here

12 February 2020

Chris Matthews Turns Against His Fellow MSNBC Hosts: "Socialism Doesn’t Frickin' Work!"

31 January 2020



    And that is why they want to take your guns.    

12 January 2020

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.

6 January 2020

Move Over, Communist Manifesto, The Capitalist Manifesto is Here

7 November 2019

Socialism guarantees failure and suffering – So why do so many Americans support it?

22 October 2019

'Victims of Socialism' campaign with firsthand accounts of its consequences
        Victims of Socialism - first-hand accounts

21 October 2019

These 3 countries tried socialism.  Here's what happened.

9 September 2019

15 July 2019

"I Went to a Socialist Conference.  Here Are My 6 Observations."

28 May 2019

Shortages plague Socialist Cuba

Inside the slums in Venezuela's Socialist paradise

13 May 2019

Another general calls for the military to rise up against Maduro, to end Socialism in Venezuela

8 May 2019

30 April 2019

Socialist decline continues - Venezuela military attacks own citizens

7 April 2019

Socialist decline continues - Venezuelans rally to demand power, water, and end to Maduro
        "We’ve come to demand freedom and democracy"

3 April 2019

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.

23 March 2019



How much clearer can we make it?

23 March 2019

"Socialism means turning over your freedom to your government"

19 March 2019

10 March 2019

Venezuela's Socialism shuts down electric power; little food available spoils

23 February 2019

22 February 2019

Bernie Sanders' bizarre statements extolling Communist Soviet Russia, Nicaraugua, Cuba
        So what's keeping him here?   Why doesn't he go there to live?

20 February 2019

    Socialism takes, Capitalism creates!       -   Thanks for nothing, AOC!

11 February 2019

Antifa activist facing assault charges tied to Democrat policy-makers
       

9 February 2019

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."

3 February 2019

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

28 January 2019

As Venezuela's two presidents face off, children scavenge for food and soldiers run out of patience

Venezuela opposition fights to win military

25 January 2019

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.

24 January 2019

Ousting Maduro - Venezuela has two presidents

18 January 2019

In Venezuela, gun-control was a "declaration of war against an unarmed population"

How gun-ontrol became an instrument of tyranny in Venezuela

12 January 2019

Legislature, outside world call for Maduro's ouster

3 January 2019

Venezuela's economic collapse has lessons for America's Socialists
               

31 December 2018

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

22 November 2018



                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.























Socialism is the biggest plague ever visited upon humanity.  To date it has killed 120-150 million people, and still today enslaves billions more, in China, India, and elsewhere.  Imagine if Mahatma Gandhi and Mao Tse Tung had been educated about freedom and rights, in the U.S., instead of being taught by advocates of socialism in Britain and Soviet Russia.  How different those countries and the whole world would be now.

3 November 2018

So you think you want socialized medicine?   See it in action in Great Britain

28 October 2018

20 October 2018

China's Great Leap Backward - or view the PDF version
        Socialist dictatorship is, in the end, just dictatorship, no matter how "enlightened".

16 Octber 2018

Half of Venezuela without electricity

16 September 2018

Chinese fear competition from other ideas - shutting down churches
        No Freedom in China - Socialism cannot tolerate it

14 September 2018

Venezuela set minimum-wage - Layoffs follow - one more failed Socialist policy

9 September 2018

18 August 2018

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

4 August 2018

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

19 July 2018

Socialist Venezuela continues decline - general health and safety affected

Even Dems admit Socialist vision would bankrupt the U.S.

25 June 2018

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

Trump -
"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."

September 2017

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 (additional link) - 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.

-- Scott

Name one place Socialism has ever worked? Just one.

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