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Americans' Ignorance About Socialism Is Unbelievable

Tasine 2012/07/19 15:18:02
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Socialism has never worked but it is easy to sell to those who refuse to study history which is why progressives use academia as their base of operations.

If this country is to survive the disastrous results of socialist experiments in government, we need to educate our citizenry on what socialism actually is which is neither benign nor without hazard.

While there may be a very slight distinction between the European-style socialism (with its apparent advocacy of social issues) and the totalitarian dictatorships Forman refers to; the ultimate goal of each remains the same - the complete control and subjugation of the populace.

The dictionary definition of this system calls it a theory which advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

Clever proponents of the takeover and elimination of our capitalist system cloak their intentions by calling themselves progressives only concerned with the basic needs of the community. That's why they push national health care and other issues involving social change like gay marriage. Meanwhile once they come to political power they use public money to fund the takeover of major industries, e.g. the auto industry. Public entitlement programs eventually bankrupt cities and states and leave citizens dependent on a government check.

In 2006, the Democrat Party became the majority in the House and Senate and promptly ratcheted up spending so that in 2008, the economy tanked, unemployment soared and the country fell for the promises of change. Destitute Americans looked to the government for assistance without recognizing the trap being set for them to become wards of the state.

Formally independent citizens found their road to freedom blocked by seductive offers of food stamps, free healthcare, extended unemployment checks and easier disability applications. Democrat politicians tout their insincere concerns to beleaguered Americans by promoting class envy of the wealthy and attacking the very class of individuals who can provide jobs and economic recovery. They do this because they do not want a recovery. They want power over our lives.

Immigrants who have survived the Marx, Lenin system of communism are flocking to the Conservative Party and the Tea Party because they recognize how socialism works.

Here in Staten Island, we have had a large influx of immigrants from Russia and the Baltic States who say, "that the national Democrats' 'socialistic' policies remind them too much of the top-down oligarchy they fled in their native land."

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  • Tuna 2012/07/19 15:52:08
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    Tuna
    +4
    Just allow their ACTIONS to speak louder than their words. They destroyed the housing market, then nationalized it. General Motors ditto; the mortgage industry, ditto. Andnow healthcare is nationalized. Cap & Trade will be 30% more nationalized. democrat socialists

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  • Constitution Believer 2012/07/25 03:58:36
  • Tasine Constit... 2012/12/17 04:44:44
    Tasine
    Well, at least you seem to understand how ignorant you are. congratulations.
  • Constit... Tasine 2012/12/23 17:52:51
  • shaltov72 2012/07/20 15:45:45
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    shaltov72
    +1
    First off is that the Framers of the US Constitution wanted this to be a REPUBLIC,
    the socialists usually come in first which push their slime as FDR, Woodrow Wilson, Johnson, Carter, Clinton's, Bush's, and now Obama. Most of them pushed socialisim and
    with brainwashing and hitting on emotions they got their way. Also in America's history
    we have an evil person named John Dewey supposed father of education, he was a
    sympathisier to marxisim. Many today who speak socialism are considered "useful idiots"
    because they get the socialistic ball rolling then the communists continue, we are at the
    stage now! But most of this is manipulated by the one world order slime jerks who
    are the world banking elitists, they cause division or get the leaders to do this as obummer
    has done, cause unrest, by October of this year I predict that obama will push
    marshal law!
    In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh ,
    had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

    "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent
    form of government.
    A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can
    vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
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    First off is that the Framers of the US Constitution wanted this to be a REPUBLIC,
    the socialists usually come in first which push their slime as FDR, Woodrow Wilson, Johnson, Carter, Clinton's, Bush's, and now Obama. Most of them pushed socialisim and
    with brainwashing and hitting on emotions they got their way. Also in America's history
    we have an evil person named John Dewey supposed father of education, he was a
    sympathisier to marxisim. Many today who speak socialism are considered "useful idiots"
    because they get the socialistic ball rolling then the communists continue, we are at the
    stage now! But most of this is manipulated by the one world order slime jerks who
    are the world banking elitists, they cause division or get the leaders to do this as obummer
    has done, cause unrest, by October of this year I predict that obama will push
    marshal law!
    In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh ,
    had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

    "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent
    form of government.
    A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can
    vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
    From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the
    most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
    collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."

    "The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has
    been about 200 years.
    During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

    From bondage to spiritual faith;
    From spiritual faith to great courage;
    From courage to liberty;
    From liberty to abundance;
    From abundance to complacency;
    From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependence;
    From dependence back into bondage."
    The Obituary follows:

    Born 1776, Died 2012
    It doesn't hurt to read this several times.

    Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul , Minnesota ,
    points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:

    Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29
    Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
    Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million
    Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1

    Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was
    mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

    Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income
    tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."

    Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the
    "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy,
    with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached
    the "governmental dependency" phase.

    If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal
    invaders called illegal's - and they vote - then we can say goodbye to the
    USA in fewer than five years.
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  • Tasine shaltov72 2012/07/20 16:00:49
    Tasine
    But when people vote themselves benefits, the government has gone too far. IF our government operated as it was designed to do, they would not be making laws and edicts for private individuals. That should be totally removed from the federal domain. Nor should they be in the "lending" business as it is OUR dollars they are lending - I don't believe they have the
    Constitutional authority to send our money to foreign countries or to private businesses. It should never be used to benefit one person or one group of persons - that is unfair and unequal, and SHOULD be illegal. These types of things that may be needed belong at the STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS.

    I am unable to convince many, many people and NO leftist, that such is the case. ALL of us should be pushing that and demanding that.
  • thefatguy 2012/07/19 17:33:35
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    thefatguy
    +2
    It is true that many Americans are ignorant of socialism as a political/economic theory but virtually all understand it in the gut sense that hard work should be rewarded and not punished and freedom is better than enslavement.
  • none 2012/07/19 17:09:20
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    none
    +2
    Progressive/communists are foolish, uninformed, and ignorant beyond belief, socialism does not work.
  • 4570GOVT 2012/07/19 16:48:47
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    4570GOVT
    +3
    The MAJORITY of Liberals / Progressives / Socialists that I have talked to are " IGNORANT BEYOND BELIEF " . They are not the evil ones ! They Don't Even Know That They Support These Things . They Are Nothing But SHEEP . These people Still Believe that the Democrat party is the same as it was during their grandparents day when nothing could be further from the truth . " THEY " refuse to believe FACTS presented to them showing what is happening to America - AND - " WHO IS PULLING THE STRINGS ".
    Obama is a NWO Socialist ( FACT ! ) - He was Installed Into Office By Very Powerful People ( George Soros being one ) . THEY pull his strings and this puppet dances !

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WAKE UP ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Tasine 4570GOVT 2012/07/19 21:42:57
    Tasine
    +1
    Good info! Many thanks!!
  • Laissez Faire Husker 2012/07/19 16:48:02 (edited)
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    Laissez Faire Husker
    +1
    Socialism has many people over the corse of history trying to define it in their own way. Marx, Sorel and Thomas Moore to name a few. It could be viewed as collective decision making for society as a whole rather than individual decision making.
  • Tasine Laissez... 2012/07/19 21:44:23
    Tasine
    +1
    Absolutely. All these forms and philosophies consist of 3 things: collectivism, loss of personal freedoms, dictatorship/tyranny.
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/07/19 16:39:47
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +2
    Progressives do not have the intellect nor the capacity to think for themselves. Logic and reason are not welcome on the progressive plantation and one will be demonized for exercising those concepts.

    Progressives = Communists. No questions allowed.
  • heirsoftheking 2012/07/19 16:37:35
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    heirsoftheking
    +2
    If socialism aims to have no rich class and no poor class, then socialism shall never work.

    Jesus Christ said we'd always have the poor among us, and that we can help them any time we want (and we should help them.) Jesus has been correct for nearly 2000 years. On the other hand, I don't know of one socialist society that survived longer than 73 years,
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/07/19 16:30:03
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +2
    I have known what socialism is for a long time. But when I was in what is now called "middle school," and took what they called "social studies," I remember learning what socialism was.

    I suspect that many young adults today learned a somewhat different definition, one that hides the nature of socialism in America and makes it look good, both at once.
  • Tasine Temlako... 2012/07/19 21:45:59
    Tasine
    +2
    Yep. I can see it in my youngest grandson.
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/07/19 15:58:51
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +2
    I am no Progressive or Socialist or Communist but I truly believe Obama is and I will never vote for him---- Any one But Obama !!!!!!
  • Tuna 2012/07/19 15:52:08
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    Tuna
    +4
    Just allow their ACTIONS to speak louder than their words. They destroyed the housing market, then nationalized it. General Motors ditto; the mortgage industry, ditto. Andnow healthcare is nationalized. Cap & Trade will be 30% more nationalized. democrat socialists
  • Tuna Tuna 2012/07/19 16:30:29
    Tuna
    +2
    Welcome to that NEW WORLD ORDER Bush 41 promised us; worldwide economic suppression; world wide civil unrest, world wide bankruptcy including the USA, war after war after war. Boy, they just couldn't get Reagan out fast enough could they? Picked right up where the Carter years left off.
    new world order
  • Mike 2012/07/19 15:50:21
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    Mike
    +3
    Agree on “Americans’ ignorance about socialism.” Complements to our government controlled educational system. Now why would our government schools educate about socialism when they are too busy teaching capitalism is bad, diversity is good, and we need more fairness and sex education, not to leave out, everyone gets a trophy.
  • Striker 2012/07/19 15:41:53
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    Striker
    +3
    Socialism and it's several collectivist companions are all dedicated to the fallacy of Marx' disproven theory that all mankind's first priority is the "greater good".

    Logic demands that one first take care of oneself, for if one does not survive, he is useless to all and unable to do a single thing for any others, and certainly not for the "masses"

    America is founded based on the Right to Life. To remove by edict the means of sustaining that life is totally immoral. Governments do not own your life nor your Right to Life, and therefore can neither grant nor remove this basic right of humans. Therefore redistribution via government force is equally immoral, and the immoral use of Force for such purpose must be prohibited.

    And yet people choose to be Governed? LOL
  • Tasine Striker 2012/07/19 15:48:32
    Tasine
    +3
    bravo

    WELL SAID, STRIKER!
  • MichaelJ 2012/07/19 15:23:25
    I am a proud non-Progressive and must agree with the article because logic di...
    MichaelJ
    +3
    Excellent read!

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