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‘4 in 10 Embrace Socialism’–Really?

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They wish!

*Sigh*  I guess I’ll do some nooze. Don’t wanna, but it’s part of my job.

In a somewhat misleading headline, Gallup reports that “4 in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism” (https://news.gallup.com/poll/257639/four-americans-embrace-form-socialism.aspx). Obviously they haven’t been paying much attention to what’s going on in Venezuela.

According to Gallup, 43% think socialism would be “a good thing” for America, while 51% say it would be a bad thing. Among Democrats (surprise, surprise), 57% “view socialism positively” in a 2018 poll. In 1942, 25% of respondents said they thought socialism was good. Given that we were at war at the time with the National Socialists of Germany, that seems a rather odd response.

Digging a little deeper into this poll, we find that the definition of socialism, at least in many people’s minds, has changed. Only 17% of the people in the poll associated socialism with “government control over the means of production.”

What? But socialism is “government control over the means of production.” Looks like our schools and colleges have done their work only too well, producing 83% ignorance of what socialism is. Heck, it’s easy to have a positive view of something when you jolly well don’t know what it is.

In the same poll, respondents decisively preferred the free market over government control in all categories except for “protecting consumers’ privacy online” and “environmental protection.” Well, duh! It would be nice if we could actually trust somebody to protect the environment. Around here the government lets developers pave over every square foot of the environment that they haven’t paved already. Gotta make room for all those nail salons.

I wonder how the Democrats’ 70% tax rate, open borders, and live birth abortion would poll.


Socialism: Not for Christians

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You hear a lot lately about socialism being “real Christianity” and socialists being “real Christians”… because sharing is caring, and it doesn’t matter if it’s not your stuff to share, in fact that makes it so much better–!

Let’s knock that down in four words, shall we?

Thou shalt not steal. (Exodus 20:15) It is No. 8 of the Ten Commandments, handed down from the mountain by God Himself and binding on all God’s people, Jews and Christians first, but also everybody else regardless of their belief or non-belief.

“Thou shalt not steal” proves that God recognizes private property rights (not that this is the only place in the Bible where He does so). It’s not possible to steal unless what you’re stealing belongs to someone else.

Now according to Crazy Bernie Sanders, and he should know, under socialism, the government owns all goods and services, all property, and all profit derived therefrom; and then distributes it (heh-heh) “fairly” among the people. And according to a famous Democrat ad campaign, “Government is the only thing we all belong to.” That cannot mean that we are all members of the government, because obviously we’re not. It can only mean that we all belong to the government: the government claims ownership of us.

Hence it’s not even possible to steal from the government, because none of us owns anything, we don’t even own ourselves, and even if we lift a tool from our next-door neighbor’s shed–and it’s not really his shed, but the government’s, and not really his bicycle pump, but the government’s–it hasn’t really changed hands, hasn’t really been stolen, because it still belongs to the government.

If that sounds kind of asinine, it’s only because it really is asinine.

Again, simply, if there is no private property, then there’s no need for a law against stealing because stealing is impossible.

I see you socialists gawping at me as if I had tulips growing out of my scalp. I’m sorry if reasoning is not your thing.

For the government to grab somebody’s stuff that he worked for, and give it to somebody else–minus the big chunk of it that sticks to the government’s fingers–so that that somebody else will vote for the Party and keep the free stuff coming–that is immoral. That is theft by proxy. We don’t have the guts to rob our neighbors, so we let the really big crooks on Capitol Hill do it for us.

It wasn’t always this way in America.

Socialism is not “real Christianity,” but rather false charity.

We need to go back to the way we were before we polluted ourselves with socialism.


Zillionaire Comedian: ‘Say Yes to Socialism’

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You really have to wonder about the mental state of someone who says we have to dump the economic system that has made America the freest and most prosperous country in world history and take up socialism instead. But that’s what alleged comedian Jim Carrey told a Democrat audience last month on Bill Maher’s TV show (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/10/jim-carrey-tells-democrats-we-have-say-yes-socialism/?utm_term=.fa6462afd145). As reported by the Democrat house organ, The Washington Post.

“We have to say yes to socialism,” said the star of Liar, Liar. “We have to stop apologizing,” he counseled Democrats. Go all out for socialism, he said, because socialism will give the American people “a government that cares about them.”

We don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution.

Socialist/Democrat icon Bernie Sanders defines socialism as a form of government in which the government, for all practical purposes, owns all the goods and services produced in the country and decides how to distribute their rewards.

He didn’t say anything about socialist countries running out of food, toilet paper, and free speech.

Yo, Jimbo–name a multi-millionaire comedian who lives and works in Venezuela, Cuba, or North Korea.

Is it even necessary to say that big, swollen, massive government fails catastrophically wherever it exists? Do Democrats think the Soviet Union failed because they didn’t serve enough petit-fours on bridge night in the gulags?

Please, please, please–never again let this party take power in America.

Because you’ll be awfully sorry if you do.


I’ve Reviewed Bernie Sanders’ Book

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I read this twaddle so you don’t have to, I guess. I’m also trying to sound the alarm: socialism is a nation-wrecker and an immoral system of government, and our Democrat Party has shifted into high gear to bring us socialism.

Here’s my review of Bernie Sanders’ book, on the Chalcedon website.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/book-review-guide-to-political-revolution-by-bernie-sanders

I have nightmares about these people winning the next two elections and turning America into Venezuela North. I would rather just have nightmares about monsters and such: much less horrifying.

Please, please! When the next election comes around, get out there no matter what and vote against these people.


‘Bernie: If You’re White, You Don’t Know What It’s Like to be Poor’ (2016)

Well, Bernie Sanders sure as shootin’ doesn’t know what it’s like to be poor: that much we know. And to think this socialist fat-head would’ve been the Democrat nominee for president, if Hillary (who’s no better!) hadn’t cheated him out of it. Millions of people would have voted for this guy.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/03/24/bernie-if-youre-white-you-dont-know-what-its-like-to-be-poor/

Why revisit this? Because it’s needful to remember that leftism sprouts directly from Original Sin. It is covetousness enthroned–the whole idea that anything that’s wrong in your life is someone else’s fault and the government exists to drag everybody else down to your level.


Book Review: ‘Why Socialism Works Good’

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I have accepted an assignment from Chalcedon to review Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Political Revolution. The sacrifices I make for this ministry!

I am sure Bernie will only be following in the footsteps of a book I read many years ago: Why Socialism Works Good, by Dr. Helza Poppin, an associate professor of Nothing Studies at Pimento University (“P.U., P.U., we’re all for you!”).

“Once you makes it against the law to make a profit,” Poppin wrote, “socialism just naturally happens. Them profits they drives up prices and also they encourages people to be greedy. People they should only work for altruistic reasons like I do, for the pure growth of knowledge and also knowing things. So you see if everybody they work for free then they can all get everything they need from the government for free, and you do away with money like totally. This is very awesome.”

The book dropped out of the market when it was revealed that Dr. Poppin actually was being paid what a dean at P.U. called “an exorbitant salary, and not worth a penny of it” and that she did not, in fact, work for pure love of increasing the fund of human knowledge. Published by Pablum Books, now out of business, a new copy of Why Socialism Works Good sold for $75.99 and a used one is virtually unobtainable.

But I’ll betcha Bernie Sanders read it.


When Fools Play God

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What do all of these have in common–safe space, hate speech laws, “affirming” and “celebrating” whatever aberrant “lifestyle” anyone can think of, vaccinating infants for every disease under the sun, and claiming that government action and policies can control the earth’s natural processes and prevent “Climate Change”?

All of these, and more, flow naturally, inevitably, from the cockeyed humanist project to set man up in place of God: and for “man” read “government.”

To out-do God in being God, these people seek to remove any and all challenges from life. Don’t take my word for it: read “the Humanist Manifesto II.” (http://americanhumanist.org/Humanism/Humanist_Manifesto_II) “Using technology wisely,” we can wipe out disease, direct the course of human evolution, end war and poverty, and blah-blah-blah.

They can’t promise eternal life and forgiveness of sins (“Not yet, not yet–but we’re working on it!”), but for the time being they can transform the world into a secular paradise in which nothing bad ever happens–not even bad weather. And if perchance it does, well, it must be somebody’s fault it happened, and the government will soon take care of it.

This from people who would be hard-put to organize a softball tournament.

This is what we get from leaders and wise men who abandon God–now they’re the ones who have to be God! But don’t worry, it’s just bound to work: because they’re so smart, their intentions are so good, and anyhow human beings are naturally good and that will become apparent as soon as our masters engineer all the bugs out of the system. The problem is not original sin, oh, no! It’s just that our environment has been so screwed up by capitalism, racism, sexism, White Privilege, and yes, you bet, by Religion in general and Christianity in particular… and once we get rid of all that stuff, you’ll see heaven on earth.

But they have to prove they can do it–hence all these policies and programs to take all the struggle, all the stress, all the pain, and all the disappointment out of life: because if God were half as smart as they are, He never would’ve created such a defective world.

It started in the Garden of Eden and it’s still going strong today.

And Heaven help us if we’re fool enough to trust these people.

 


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