With the seemly rise of socialism in the United States by way of the Democratic Party’s radical sect, has anyone considered the ramifications of the results?
The thing most disturbing is the lack of historical education of the young in the U.S. as to the ideology of socialism; i.e. Communism (Marxist-Leninist version of a classless society in which capitalism is overthrown by a working-class revolution that gives ownership and control of wealth and property to the state). For decades the educational system (Universities) have under the pretexts of progressive higher learning, eroded away at the idea of a an open democracy where the people are free to choose their own paths in society and have espoused the idea that all people must adhere to the collectivism of all, in a great social equality. Sounds great, but they neglect to tell you that it doesn’t work. Without the opportunities of a free market, there are only two classes, the ultra-rich or destitute poor, the very thing they claim to want to abolish.
Another thing they fail to inform the public about is the result of a socialist state; is that it requires single state run political party. There can be no dissention in a communist state, ever remember a multi-political protest in North Korean, Soviet Union (1917-1990), China, Cuba, Eastern European countries etc. For the Socialist ideology to work it must be under strict governmental control. Those at the head of the chain of command benefit, and those at the bottom (everyone else) pay. If you still are wondering how this could work, then all you have to do is look at the Affordable Care Act under the Obama administration. A socialist program by which a law required all citizens to have prescribed health care coverage, regulated by the government, or pay a monetary penalty (not incarceration, but that could just as easily have been included). The government decrees what the citizens must do and how to behave, without recourse. So to all those protestors and resisters out there take heed, those days will end under socialism.
The idea of a classless structured society sounds great for those considered to be the “down trodden masses”; at least in theory, but in reality it will never be, there will always be some people who take advantage of political dishevel in a country to gain control and exert their (Lenin, Mao, Hitler) personal concepts of government. Democracy for all its seemingly faults by far is the greater benefit to its people. It has the instruments ingrained with its democratic system (read the Constitution) to correct any failures that the people it severs see fit to change; this is not an option in socialism.
Elect socialism once and be prepared to live under it for a very, very long and harsh time.
Thank you for taking the time to read this
THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall