I have a number of conservative, constitutional, and Christian friends who tell me, “Never going to happen in America” regarding Socialism. They dismiss it summarily without giving much thought. I wish I could adopt that mentality but from what I have seen in recent elections, heard from various people, and observed a definitive shift in thinking among man, I’m not so sure. I am concerned.
The words of Proverbs 30:15-16 echo in my head as I consider the mind and heart of mankind. I cautiously use the Living Bible translation, “There are two things never satisfied, like a leech forever craving more: no three, things! No, four! Hell, the barren womb, a barren desert, a fire.” Greed in the human heart is never satisfied.
Proverbs 27:20 tells us, “Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, nor are the eyes of a man ever satisfied.” Greed, envy, and covetousness in the human heart blinds the mind to reason and strips one of the motivations to do what is necessary to succeed. The entitlement mentality of today’s world advanced and nurtured by the toxicity of liberalism and class envy are robbing generations of the necessary entrepreneurial spirit and drive required for success in Capitalism and the Free Market.
We have allowed Political Correctness and a fallacious ideology that somehow the field can be made level for everyone and everyone can share equally without labor and effort of everyone. There is a resurgence of Socialism and it is a serious threat to our American way of life, our economic and political system and, if allowed to prevail will destroy our Republic. I consider it that serious. You may truly believe that Americans will reject this idea but check some of the 2018 elections and see where this mentality won as well as how close some of the Socialist came to winning in their races against conservatives. That should raise red flags in your heart and mind and cause you to see the need to ‘expose liberalism and socialism’ for what it is.
Dr. Thomas Sowell and others who are renowned economist have sounded the alarm. They are true economist unlike the faux economist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, and the long list of Democrats who are backing the push for Socialism. He said, and I agree, reminded us that on paper, Socialism sounds good, but in reality, it is a disaster. Look at the countries that were once thriving economies and enjoyed freedom and liberty who are now under the jackboots of dictators who are advancing Socialism and Marxism. Venezuela is one of the most immediate that comes to mind. A once thriving nation is not starving because of Socialism. It did not make the playing field level. It did not make everyone equal except in poverty. If that is the desire, no thanks!
If people today used, reason and logic, tested ideas against facts and true history, Socialism would be D.O.A. and never have any hope of surviving in America. Sadly, that is far from the current condition in America. Today, our educational system, the media, politicians, and activist pay little attention to evidence and operate on rhetoric and emotion. That is hurling us headlong toward Socialism and a Grecian style democracy rather than a Free Constitutional Republic. That is not just dangerous it is diabolical and destructive!
If we ignore danger that danger frequently prevails. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. It is imperative that we know the strategies and agenda of our enemies to formulate a pathway to victory. Assuming that everyone sees the problem, loves our freedoms, and grasps the value and benefit of the Free Market is to open the door to the deception of millions. Freebies sound good. Who would not like to have something they desire given to them without having to work, save, and sacrifice to obtain? Well, many would, even if some argue they want nothing they have not earned.
It is my desire that Socialism be put on trial in America. No, I do not mean litigation in the courts of law but on trial in the court of public opinion. I want those who see the danger to articulate those dangers and expose the fallaciousness of the lies of the liberal socialist. I want their deception to be exposed and help as many as possible to understand that no nation operating in a Socialist Economy has produced the Utopia their ideology declares will be the result. Those in poverty become more impoverished. There are always a few in power who become incredibly wealthy and they do not ‘share the wealth’ or ‘redistribute their wealth’ to the masses. They keep it, horde it, and live in luxury while the people live in squalor. That is the truth of Socialism.
If the Socialist agenda of the Left becomes a reality we will see the literal destruction and devastation in energy, transportation, airlines, jobs, and businesses large and small. It would cost, in the estimate of many economists over $75 TRILLION. We need to remind people that the rant and diatribe of the Left that the Rich are not “paying their fair share” is false. The top 10% of all wage earners pay approximately 70% of all taxes. How is that deemed less than their fair share? The bottom 50% of all wage earners pay about 3% of all taxes. Let’s talk about fair shares.
Yes, the rich are sometimes rich to the point of being viewed as obnoxious and obscene but that is the reward of either inheritance or ingenuity and hard work. No, I do not think that everyone in America can become filthy rich, but I do believe that we can all achieve more if we make the required sacrifices, take advantage of the available opportunities or make opportunities for ourselves daring to risk everything. There are risk and reward in any business venture and you might lose everything pursuing your objective and that is a choice you must make. If you choose to not take the risk, how is that the fault of any ethnicity or those who have become wealthy?
Someone said, “Socialism is rising in America but so are ignorance, stupidity, greed, and envy.” It makes me scratch my head and wonder, “How can this be?” How can this be in a time of economic boom? Why would Socialism gain traction in a time when there are more jobs than we have seen in a very long time? How? Because of the greed and entitlement mentality that has been generationally produced via education, indoctrination, activism, liberalism, and the incessant rant of the media. Politicians love the idea of buying votes and thereby enslaving their constituents. That is the precursor to Tyranny and Socialism. We are dangerously close in America, so I see it as a very real threat and possibility.
What can we do? We must put Socialism on Trial in the Court of Public Opinion. We must articulate the realities and dangers of Socialism and the benefits of the Free Market. We must get on our faces before God and pray for sanity to prevail so that Freedom can survive. I pray that all who love our Freedoms, our nation, and want to keep America Free will unite and vote against all the Leftist, Socialist, Marxist, Liberals and RINOs in 2020. Let’s do this for America!
God bless you and God bless America!