Saturday, February 9, 2019

The March of Socialism and the Future

It's bad out there, very bad.

I have caught only a few snippets of television news since President Trump's State of the Union speech but talk is turning to socialism across the networks.

This morning I turned on CNN and caught the tail end of the Smerconish show. You guessed it, it was about socialism.

Just watch this idiotic conversation (starts at 30:49).

Notice both Smerconish and the guest, Krystal Ball, are trying to paint "democratic socialism" as different from socialism (and communism).

Ludwig von Mises' warning in Omnipotent Government in 1944 is still applicable today in America:
Since the ascendancy of Russian Bolshevism most people differentiate between communism and socialism. But this differentiation refers only to political tactics. Present-day communists and socialists disagree only in respect to the methods to be applied for the achievement of ends which are common to both.
The German Marxian socialists called their party the Social Democrats. It was believed that socialism was compatible with democratic government —indeed that the program of democracy could be fully realized only within a socialist community. In Western Europe and in America this opinion is still current. In spite of all the experience which events since 1917 have provided, many cling stubbornly to the belief that true democracy and true socialism are identical. Russia, the classical country of dictatorial oppression, is considered democratic because it is socialist. 
However, the Marxians’ love of democratic institutions was a
stratagem only, a pious fraud for the deception of the masses.
Within a socialist community there is no room left for freedom.
Ball then threw out the dishonest point that the tax rate was 91% in the 1950s without putting the rate in context. That is, there were plenty of loopholes that resulted in hardly anyone paying that rate (SEE: Hey, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Even President Eisenhower Was a Tax Dodger and Didn't Have to Pay Taxes at the Then Top Rate of 91%).

On the other side of the spectrum, Neil Cavuto on his FOX Business News show also discussed socialism, with the co-founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus.

Bless, Bernie's heart, it is in the right place, but he is not going to move one college kid from being pro-socialist with the type of comments he made on Cavuto's show.

Further, the leaders of the modern day socialist movement are very politically savvy. They know exactly what they can get away with and how to present it. Socialist college teachers shouldn't even be on the radar of those who want to launch a counter-offensive against socialism. With the correct strategically thought out plan (not being implemented now), you could flip the kids against professors very easily. But if something isn't done and soon, in 10 years the United States could be very socialist.

1 comment:

  1. How do you watch this? It’s so frustrating. I’m like pulling my hair. I cut out at 1:17.