There has been an alarming growth of socialism and other Marxist ideas in America in the past few years. Socialists, Communists, Marxists, fascists, National Socialists (Nazis), or the new Democratic Socialists of America are all of the same family. They all preach the destruction of our Democratic – Republic type of government in America and the abolishment of our Constitution, Bill of Rights and business being conducted as capitalism.
Marxists professors in the United States are teaching students that capitalism is evil, while progressive socialists in Congress push for more government control over every aspect of our lives and the higher taxes that are required to pay for everything. They preach free this and free that, but nothing is really free. Someone has to pay the cost, which means they push for high tax rates of around 70 percent to pay for what they are proposing.
Socialism, Communism, Marxism, fascism, and National Socialism (Nazi party) have all failed where they have been tried. Today our schools are failing to teach the history of these “isms” and their cruel regimes, along with the suffering they brought to countries in the past where they gained control.
The Socialist professor I had in three classes in college was a devout follower of Norman Thomas, who ran for President of the United States six times on the Socialist Party ticket. This professor tried to indoctrinate and convert us to Socialism, but we were smart enough to know what he was doing. We knew about the evils of Socialism where it had been tried in other countries, and we were smart enough to reject the Socialist ideas. I have seen political rallies on television lately by Socialist candidates and heard the chants of high school and college students, and I am afraid these students and others have not been taught the evils of these “isms” and have been indoctrinated into these socialist ideas.
Socialism is currently ravaging once oil-prosperous Venezuela where food shortages are rampant, items for daily use of the people are in short supply, and freedom is gone. In Paris, France, the citizens have been rioting in the streets to protest increased taxes to pay for Socialist policies in their country. Study history, and you will find that Socialism, Communism, and the like have always failed, and always will and always take away freedom.
These systems of government were developed in the mid 1800s, advanced by Karl Marx, later by Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin in Russia, and Mao Zedong in China. All emphasize that Socialism or Communism can allow man to create utopia. That sounds good, doesn’t it? And that is how they fool people. Ingredients of the Socialist-Communist form of government are: government control over means of production, public ownership of all property, government control of freedoms and incentives, government dictates of education and profession (defined by collective need), family life (one child policy in China), travel control (no escape), no unauthorized groups, no religious or political dialog (freedom of speech is gone), and of course, guns in the hands of the citizens are banned so the citizens cannot protest the loss of their freedom to the Socialist-Communist leaders who also wind up with all of the wealth of the country.
So what does history show us that this Socialist-Communist utopia looks like? Answer: the former Soviet Union (Russia, Etc.), Communist East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland under Communism, Hungary under Communism, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, the Peoples Republic of China, Laos, North Viet Nam, Cuba, Cambodia, North Korea, Somalia, and South Yemen. With Socialist-Communist rule, they all fell into depravity, poverty, and despair without The largest Socialist organization in the United States is the Democratic Socialists of America party, organized in 1982, of Communists and socialists. Since then, it has grown from about 6,000 active members to about 52,000 active known members by 2018, with many running under other party labels to mask their true beliefs.
The ideals espoused by today’s Democratic Socialist of America Party do not differ greatly from those of the Communists of the Soviet Union (Russia) as both are based on distribution of wealth and social ownership of industries. Democratic Socialists of America Party member Alexandria Ocasio-Corez, U. S. Representative in Congress from New York, has encouraged centralized control of industries and supports government guarantee of jobs, which is, coincidentally, a key component of the 1936 Constitution of the Soviet Union (Russia). Senator Bernie Sanders is a long time follower of Socialist Norman Thomas.
It is frightening that so many of today’s young people in the United States are falling for the Socialist propaganda. The January-February 2019 issue of a magazine, The Association of Mature American Citizens, reported that a poll of younger Americans, aged 18-29 in a 2016 Gallup Poll, said they had a positive view of Socialism, and a 2017 You Gov Poll asked Americans in their late twenties and early thirties whether they would prefer to live in a Capitalist, Socialist, fascist, or Communist nation, with 44% answering Socialist. In a 2018 study among Americans aged 22-37, nearly one third of them identified their political leanings as Socialism.
This makes you wonder, do our young people in America really understand what Socialism really is? Modern Socialism is leading our country down a dangerous path. The United States was built upon the values of individual freedom, limited government, and private property, not misery and the death of liberty, such as Socialism offers.
When someone professes socialism, the goodness of centralized control by government, and how safe our country would be with guns taken away from citizens, remind them of history. Tell them you prefer the Bill of Rights of our American Constitutions and the freedoms they give us.
Remember Socialism and Communism have the same beliefs and goals. The main difference is that Communists use force to gain power, while Socialists use the ballot box, preaching democracy and utopia, and free this and free that, to fool the people into voting for them.
Many members of the Democratic Party are fooled when they hear the term Democratic Socialists of America. They only hear the word Democratic and think you are talking against the Democratic Party of such leaders as John “Jack” Kennedy and Harry Truman. This could not be further from the truth. The Democratic Socialist Party of America added the word Democratic to their name to fool people. They have infiltrated the established political parties and run their candidates on the established party tickets to fool people, especially those who vote “straight Democratic” or “straight Republican” party tickets. This is what U. S. Representative Alexandria Casio-Cortez did in New York when she beat the establishment Democratic party candidate in the primary election and then went on to win her seat as a Representative in Congress.
Right now, one of the most important things that can be done is to educate our high school and college aged citizens about the true goals of Socialism if we are to save the United States and the freedoms that have been fought for by the country’s founders, our ancestors, and our veterans.
May God bless and help America to overcome these attacks upon our freedom.
It is time for us to stop being Democrats or Republicans and join together and work like we did during World War II and just be Americans.
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