There are a lot of masculine looking women and feminine looking men walking around loudly calling for a new socialist revolution. They talk about privilege and corporate greed and government run healthcare for all without knowing exactly how the current system was corrupted in the first place. Socialism will do more of what they claim to dislike. It will merely end in more privilege, more corporate greed, and even worse healthcare for everyone. First let’s properly define socialism as Marx himself defined it. It is an economic theory that believes the government (the public) should control the means of production. Meaning that the people, or the public, or the government (those are all the same in socialist theory) should own the businesses and factories of a nation.
Hence some presidential candidates, like Bernie Sanders and former candidates like Elizabeth Warren propose taking control of medical, energy, tech, media, etc. Democratic socialist and public apologist, Congresswoman Cortez of NY said recently that Amazon should become a “worker collective”. That is socialism and socialist thought. The USSR (United Soviet Socialist Republic) turned all their business into collectives or trade unions after the Bolshevik Revolution. As did the NAZIs (German National Socialists), as did Castro, etc et al. World War II era Germany was a true Democratic Socialist country. Hitler was democratically elected before he made himself Emperor or Fuhrer. Which he also became with the German people’s approval. He began tons of new programs every where and printed money (modern monetary theory) to do it (like Sanders, AOC and Warren propose).
Mr. Sander’s after having said for many years that he admired Venezuela, after the utter socialist collapse there, had to find a new socialist government to admire. So he turned to places like Denmark and Sweden. Both of those countries have been attempting to point out in their media that they are indeed not socialist countries but are in fact free market economies. They economies were socialist from around 1970 til around 1990. But after 20 years of trying it, they pulled up before they crashed into the ground by liberating their markets from capital controls. Will our media in the U.S. cover such stories or tell the history? No, because they are a foolish and uneducated too. Degrees on the wall do not give someone an education. They are uneducated because they cannot think and evaluate information, so all information that does not line up with what their Ivy League professors told them must be eliminated from coverage. Here’s a short film and here’s an OpEd from former Swedish Prime Minister on why Sweden is not a Socialist nation.
I would encourage you, if you think you are a socialist to discover what socialism really is. What was Marx’s economic theory? What is a free market? Why does one inevitably lead to poverty and bloodshed while the other lifts the poor from poverty and leads to peace and prosperity. Key questions for you to discover the correct answers to would be…
- Why has wealth inequality grown so much in the U.S. since FDR’s New Deal?
- Why has poverty exploded since Lyndon Johnson’s New Society?
- Why has student loan debt exploded and college prices skyrocketed since government backed loans?
- Why have housing prices skyrocketed and become unaffordable for the poor since government backed housing loans?
- Why has government debt exploded since the Federal Reserve, a government backed bank took control of our money supply and interest rates.
- Why has health care costs exploded since the government created the insurance industry and separated the consumer from the provider?
The answer is government control in those areas. We have been moving incrementally in the direction of Socialism since the end of World War I. And each step we take exacerbates the problems that socialists claim to oppose. Socialist policies are in fact the disease, not the cure. Mr. Sanders and his ilk are attempting to cure our national headache with a hammer. A sickle and hammer to be precise. They are just continuing the path that we are already on. They want to complete our journey to the dark side of the force. Just watch a few videos of leftist protests and all you will see is envy, fear, and rage.
Seeing the problem is one thing, but rightly diagnosing its cause is another. Medical malpractice is a leading cause of death in the US. Identifying the problem and treating it accurately matters. Those who support Mr Sanders and other Democratic and socialist policies like those he proposes will eventually kill us all because they’ve misdiagnosed the problem. These people see privilege and greed as being the fault of capitalism. But you are wrongly diagnosing the symptoms. The problem is not free markets, the problem is government control of markets. The problem is that power under a socialist regime becomes more and more concentrated into the hands of an elite few. That has been the trend for a century in the U.S. already. It takes choice away from everyone and makes everyone a slave. We are already on the road to Socialism and the fruits are the things socialists themselves claim to dislike. Slavery, concentration of power and wealth into the hands of a few, bad healthcare, are all the results of elite government bureaucrats picking economic winners and losers. If you are a socialist you are just mad that they didn’t pick you, or some group that you believe should have been picked.
If socialism leads to peace, prosperity and income equality, then why are the poor over whelming lifted out of poverty by free markets? Why are socialist nations the bloodiest most corrupt nations on the earth? If government is the answer instead of human freedom, then why are so many killed at the hands of Marxists? Why is it that where ever you find the most corruption it is in socialist and command and control economies? If you are an American socialist, you truly have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. 100 million dead in the 20th century alone should scream wait, stop, don’t to any reasonable person. Oh, but I forgot, you were taught by your Feminist Studies Professor that none of that was real socialism.
Woke is dangerous. The French Revolution, the Russian Gulags, German Concentration Camps, the death camps of Mao, the killing fields of Laos…. all were perpetrated by Woksters… Woke is slang for Enlightened, Bolsheviks, Marxists, NAZI….. it’s all the same.