What is Socialism?

Brueghel-tower-of-babelMarxists view Socialism as a stage of transition. In order to incrementally nudge a regime from Capitalism to Communism over, let’s say…a hundred years. Many things have to be managed and controlled to incorporate a communal structure, but most importantly, 
spreading a general acceptance of Socialism is the first step. This step has long been taken in America.

Socialism is best defined as the art of taking revenue from one individual and giving it to another. They believe in a collective ownership – of everything; property, revenue production, distribution and national resources. Collectivist principles are promoted through a misrepresented ‘better for the whole’ strategy. Collective ownership basically means government owns everything and operates everything. I call it servitude (serfdom) or slavery, if you will.

Centralized power = Centralized control

 
What better route to socialism is there than to convince Americans that “social justice” is the only way out? First create a financial crisis and elect the proper leader to “progress” the country in another direction. Give the people no other option as housing values, stocks and jobs plummet, turning mortgages upside down, life savings cut to threads and recovery dramatically dimmed by lack of employment opportunity.

It’s the people who perceive themselves to have power that actually implement tyrannical rule. It is those that detest individualism and individual liberties. It is those that have attacked capitalism throughout history. Could they’ve imagined harnessing that power? Could they position themselves to capitalize on a new system? 

Are There Greedy Capitalists?

Sure there are, these few are what sustains the whole argument against Capitalism. Are there not greedy political leaders and special interest groups? Of course, but a free market system can easily balance that of big corporate greed while none of our checks and balances could ever correct a ruling class or communist system. A free market is especially successful in this informational and communication age where we cast our vote with our dollars.

There hasn’t been one communist country that hasn’t had to resort to capitalistic measures as some sort of fix for their flawed social design – for their very survival. This excerpt from a former socialist and world philosopher, Robert Heilbroner.

It has been the Friedmans, Hayeks, von Miseses, e tutti quanti who have maintained that capitalism would flourish and that socialism would develop incurable ailments. Mises called socialism “impossible” because it has no means of establishing a rational pricing system; Hayek added additional reasons of a sociological kind (“the worst rise on top”). All three have regarded capitalism as the “natural” system of free men; all have maintained that left to its own devices capitalism would achieve material growth more successfully than any other system.

From Robert Heilbroner.
“The World After Communism.”
Dissent (Fall 1990): 429–430.

Are you willing to trial the tried and failed principles – again? Will you fall for the advancement of “Progressive” theory when it’s anything but new? By changing the name and calling it progress should tell you something right there. Make no mistake, their final goal is to push us into a one world government. Some people call this a conspiracy theory (how else would you defend taking America down). The whole concept isn’t such a great jump from where we are now given the IMF and our major contributions to other countries. We not only bail out failed banks, auto manufacturers and wall street but we bail out other countries.

Analyze the whole GM fallout with bailout followed by a  structured bankruptcy, here’s a breakdown of what happened (because it’s so easy to forget); GM’s IPO, fuzzy math, and politics by Michael Rose – Examiner.com. Pay attention to coming updates as China (insider list) and the Union (UAW) made out with the big wins while the taxpayer receives a mere 25% return on their investment. This is straight up Socialism folks.

Want to know how God feels about a one world government and changing individuals from stone to more uniform and equal bricks? Re-read the story about the Tower of Babel.

The time is now to choose for or against as the building (structure) and promotions (indoctrination) culminate for an overthrow that’s no doubt set to roll.

Our Constitutional architects and writers toiled, pondered and lamented whilst contributing everything thing they had in order to draft a system of responsible governance that foremost protects your individual liberty and God-given unalienable rights. Dare we forget that battles have been waged and lost – wars have been declared and won but billions of lives were given to keep us free and billions more lives were adversely compromised and impacted in defense of the same historically signed piece of parchment.

On an entirely different note, check out what Sandy Meeks has been up to; Random Topics

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11 Responses to What is Socialism?

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  2. Robin says:

    From the world stage, I found a great article from Russia, entitled “America says “NO” to Socialism“. The closing paragraph says; “There’s a lot of work for the Republicans to do. Can they do it? If they want to keep their jobs they will. Many people from the Tea Party had shouted to liberal congressman, “You work for us!”. Almost all those who refused to listen were fired. If the Republicans fail they too will be fired. The Tea Party still has a lot of power that is only growing. As Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1787 regarding Daniel Shay who led 1200 farmers in revolt.

    “A little rebellion now and then is a good thing”

  3. sixathome says:

    Your grasp of socialism is confused. What we do not need are more corporate welfare queens,¨GE had plenty of earnings last year — just not in the United States. For tax purposes, the company’s U.S. operations lost $408 million, while its international businesses netted a $10.8 billion profit.

    That left GE (GE, Fortune 500) with no U.S. profit left for Uncle Sam to tax. Corporations typically face a 35% federal income tax on their earnings. Thanks to its deductions and adjustments, GE reported an actual U.S. federal income tax rate of negative 10.5%. It got to add a “tax benefit” of $1.1 billion back into its reported earnings.¨from CNN-http://money.cnn.com/2010/04/16/news/companies/ge_7000_tax_returns/
    ¨And it is not our object to destroy civilization. We do not desire to “divide up,” as people are in the habit of saying; we do not wish to throw humanity back into barbarism; on the contrary, we desire to lift the whole of humanity to the highest thinkable plane of civilization. We wish every individual without exception to have a share in the means of culture and education according to his capacities and his needs. This is the loftiest ideal that the human race can set before itself; and this ideal is possible today because it is only now that, in consequence of the thousands of years of progress towards civilization and of the tremendous acquisitions which man has gained in this age of culture; because only now are all the means and possibilities given through which we may realize this ideal condition in the way that the majority of men desire to realize it.¨

    August Bebel, Socialism and the Student (1905)
    God is the inspiration for a socialist.
    #¨ However, there should be no poor among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you.” Deuteronomy 15:4
    # “If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.” Deuteronomy 15:7
    Giving and sharing, from each according to ability , to each according to his need.
    How could that be wrong?

    • Robin says:

      With all due respect sixathome, my grasp of socialism is not in the least confused. Greedy corporations that are in bed with the government have nothing to do with capitalism or the American Dream. Not all corporations are corrupt. GE’s elite tax department made up of former Treasury, tax-writing officials from congress and from the IRS has plenty to do with fact GE paid $0 taxes. This combined with extreme lobbying to change the tax code; specifically capitalizing on it shows two things. 1) A corrupt corporation that’s willing to pay handsomely to create loopholes instead of paying taxes. 2) Corrupt politicians can be bought to supply those loopholes. Let’s not forget about the $16 billion bailout taxpayers footed for GE while aligning their efforts for capitalization of the Obama administration’s “green initiatives” I bet the proper paperwork actually shows we paid GE.

      Paul Ryan’s budget addresses these issues by lowering corporate taxes and closing the loopholes. I think Glenn Beck said it best, there is “us” the average American that’s fighting the corruption of unions, corporations and government.

      God was not the inspiration for socialism socialists misinterpreted Gods words. The Old Testament is a book of laws, laws that were applicable before Christ was born. God knew man couldn’t live up to the law, Christ was born, lived among us and died for our sins, absolving us from the laws of the old testament.

      Deuteronomy 15 is about the law of debts. God was talking to the Israelites that he delivered to the Promised Land from bondage in Egypt. God kept a promise to his chosen people and further blessed them for obedience to the laws…it has nothing to do with socialism.

      You are projecting your moral weakness onto others if you think generosity and compassion can only be acquired from the point of Caesar’s spear.

  4. sixathome says:

    Do not assume that I bow to Caesar . Many points of Anarchism delight me.

    ¨Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come [and] follow me.¨ Matthew 19:21
    New Testament

    Some different ideas, read instead of defend- http://dailycensored.com/2011/04/06/us-revolution-obama-fascism-is-more-unlawful-than-bush-fascism/
    ¨

    • Robin says:

      Jesus said to give to the poor, not give to Caesar so that Caesar can give to the poor. Jesus also said, give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, teach him to fish, he will eat a lifetime.

  5. sixathome says:

    Actually that was attributed to Confucius.

    • Robin says:

      Ha, lol…you’re right! The phrase, “give a man a fish…” is not word for word from Christ. It is a Chinese proverb, my profound apologies. To be fair though, it could have still been inspired by God.

  6. sixathome says:

    WOW!! Thanks and thanks for the discussion. I find this medium hard to ascertain a congenial feeling. Yes, I believe there must be divine inspiration , all people were given their prophets known and unknown.

    • Robin says:

      When I’m wrong, I have to admit I’m wrong, at the same time you deserve credit for being right. It is difficult to ascertain congenial feelings and sometimes there are none but I commend you for looking, and expecting it. Thank-you for the discussion.

      What did you think about the point of giving to the poor instead of giving to Caesar so Caesar can give to the poor?

  7. sixathome says:

    I am still searching. I believe that while man could be good we are not always. If handled justly we could give to a central ¨tax/ alms/ zacat¨ and have it doled out justly. I do not like my dollars going to things I think are wrong morally. Some people are never satisfied and have too much , while others (no matter how hard they try) have far too little.
    There is a saying, ¨ Your fat would look better on a poor man¨ something like that.
    But yes, there is a misgiving about Caesar.But in the big picture gov can and should seek out those in need, while I am at the daily task of working/living. I think if we were more mindful of how close we all are to the abyss of not being able to provide then we would be more likely to help others. Now ,unfortunately, there are more that need help than those that are seeking to help.

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