There is nothing new under the sun. This ancient Bible wisdom applies just as much today as it did during the time of King Solomon.
Take socialism, for example. This evil, failed theory has been seized with enthusiasm by recent generations and lauded from the highest platforms in the land. To the annoyance of liberal academia, the high ideals of socialist and communist classless societies have never materialized, no matter where or how often it’s tried. Socialism is, in the words of Walter Williams, “a system that has caused more deaths and human misery than all other systems combined.” But thanks to our mainstream media and public “education,” the death toll from socialism in the 20th century – at minimum 262 million murdered individuals – is completely ignored. Because THIS time it will work.
Yes, THIS time it will be different. That’s what we’re promised by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other useful idiots (an historical term AOC would be wise to learn).
AOC is pushing the Green New Deal, a collection of expensive utopian projects designed to kill America as a nation (though she’s publicly walking back her promise to provide taxpayer-funded support to those “unwilling to work“). Dressed up as a noble battle of environmentalism and saving the planet, this New Deal has “far less to do with environmental policy and far more to do with carrying out a far-left social and economic transformation of America,” according to columnist Jarrett Stepman.
When asked how this miraculous transformation will be funded, AOC can come up with nothing more original than “taxing the rich” and “printing more money.” Neither of these, she is certain, could possible backfire or have unintended consequences. This is what happens when you base economic policy on emotion rather than facts (or logic or history or even human nature).
“Running the world’s greatest economy on unicorn farts and rainbow stew all run by masterminds in Washington, D.C., is a fool’s errand,” said Dan Kish, distinguished senior fellow at the Institute for Energy Research … and that about sums it up.
The Green New Deal will never become reality, of course. Even AOC knows that. What she’s doing is proposing something wildly extreme while knowing it will fail; so when something less extreme is proposed, everyone thinks it’s moderate. That’s the way progressives work, you see. Two steps forward and one step back is still one step forward toward socialism.
Of course, once you start peeking under the pretty green skirts of socialism, the ugly structure for tyranny becomes visible. Socialism always ends the same way: oppression of the people, power and wealth concentrated with a tiny minority and eventually economic collapse. But THIS time it will be different, right? Remind me again, what’s the definition of insanity?
“Many millennials have bought into socialism as a good thing, as if it’s more compassionate and just better than capitalism,” notes columnist Robert Knight. “And this is disturbing because socialism leads to poverty, totalitarianism, the destruction of free speech [and] freedom of religion. It’s an evil doctrine of envy – and whenever it gets into power, it destroys. And yet these young people still find hope in it.”
Columnist Cal Thomas agrees. “No evidence that contradicts their doctrines can persuade [young people]. They accept what they have been told as a cult member accepts what their leader tells them.”
Why should socialism work THIS time? Because there would be “nicer” people in charge? Do you think 262 million murdered people are wrong about the benefits of socialism?
The depths of ignorance about socialism and its end goal, communism, is astounding. “Twenty-five percent of millennials who know who Vladimir Lenin was view him favorably,” reports Walter Williams. “Lenin was the first premier of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Half of millennials have never heard of Communist Mao Zedong, who ruled China from 1949 to 1976 and was responsible for the deaths of 45 million Chinese people. The number of people who died at the hands of Josef Stalin may be as high as 62 million. However, almost one-third of millennials think former President George W. Bush is responsible for more killings than Stalin.”
Folks, this staggers the mind – not the number of deaths at the hands of these tyrants, but the stupidity of our modern crop of youth who think THIS time socialism will work, THIS time it will be different. Our educational system has been hijacked by ignorant twits who teach our young people that socialism is full of peace, love and compassion – while conveniently ignoring the hundreds of millions of deaths it has caused. It’s no accident the refusal to teach history is one of the hallmarks of a Communist education.
(For those useful idiots who hold up Sweden as an example of socialism that works, read this. Sweden’s experiment with socialism was a brief fling that lasted two decades and ended in disillusionment and reform. At least the Swedes were smart enough to recognize failure when they saw it.)
As an interesting side note, the Community Party USA (CPUSA) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Have you heard anything about it? Of course not. It’s been kept very hush-hush. Why? Because effectively the CPUSA has morphed into the Democratic Party. They call themselves “Democratic socialists” to disguise their Communist beliefs.
As this article notes, “In fact, it has been 35 years since the CPUSA has run candidates for president, back in 1984 – five years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since then, the U.S. Party has been increasingly throwing in its lot with the Democrats – more and more enthusiastically.” [Emphasis added.]
To everyone who believes in this system: Don’t listen to the honeyed words and golden promises of the Green New Deal or other utopian fantasies. The most effective poison starts out sweet (so victims will consume a lot) before it does its dirty work. Instead, listen to the hundreds of millions of voices just in the last century who have been murdered in the name of this false utopia.
Socialism has never – not once, with anyone, in any nation, at any time in history – worked. THIS time won’t be any different – no matter what the Green New Deal, your college professors, various politicians and nearly every public school teacher promises.
But I doubt you’ll listen to me. For progressives, feeeeelings trump logic, history, human nature, economics and facts every time.