What is Socialism and Why We Should Fear It.
Socialism is an economic system characterized by public ownership and centralized planning of all major industries (manufacturing, services, and energy), banks and insurance companies, agribusiness, transportation, the media, and medical facilities. This means that in a true Socialist state, you the people would run everything. We all know that this did not work out so well for Russia, and is not working too well for China who enjoys one of the largest capitalist economies in the world whether they call it capitalistic or not.
I don’t believe anybody in the Federal government is trying to take over any private industry including the health insurance industries. There are, however many who are selling the idea that our government is moving towards Socialism. These are people who get attention only by selling fear and propaganda. These people have nothing to offer the American people that will benefit the poor or middle class so they sell fear. Fear of Socialism, fear of terrorism, fear of economic ruin, which by the way, the Republicans have already achieved, are the only things left for them to sell because they offer no solutions to our nations problems.
FOX News sells the same fears, but they take it a step further. FOX tells their audience not to listen to the other news programs because FOX says that nobody but FOX will tell you the truth when in fact is FOX is riddled with inaccuracies, misquotes, and misstatements. But most disturbing is FOX telling their audience not to listen other news programs. For years, that has been a strategy of dictators, hasn’t it? Dictators allow their subjects to listen to only one news source, don’t they? Isn’t that what propaganda is? Dictators usually lie to their subjects to perpetuate their own ends, don’t they? Doesn’t that sound Socialistic?
So, if you are really against Socialism, then you should stop accepting from our government, any form of social benefits such as Social Security, Government Retirement, Medicare, Medicaid, and Tri-care. When FDR fought for Social Security benefits, he was strongly opposed in the name of starting our nation down the road to Socialism.
So what should you really be afraid of? Here are some things you should really fear. Be afraid of:
• Anybody who tells you not to seek opposing viewpoints does not want you to know the truth. Anybody that tells you not to listen to any other news shows, your church, or the other side, is attempting to control your thoughts, aren’t they? You should seek out others to find out for yourself what they believe and stand for. Don’t let an uninformed or misguided person make your decisions for you. Seek out the truth.
• Anybody who tries to sell you fear because that is all they have to offer. If a person or group of people hamper solutions to our nation’s problems and tell you to be afraid of what the other side is doing, but the group does not offer any viable solution, avoid them. If you listen to them, they will tell you to be afraid of the things they oppose, but offer no solutions to fix them.
• Anybody who does not want to help the poor, middle class, or the majority. Our country boasts of their democratic institutions, but this is an illusion because all the political power is in the hands of those who hold the wealth.
• Racism and bigotry. There are many forms of racism, but the most prevalent today are “Closet Racists.” These are people who may say to you, “There is not a racist/prejudiced/bigoted bone in my body.” Yet these same people want our President to fail because why? Most of the time they cannot tell you why, but I think we can guess that closet racist want him to fail because he is black. Judge a man by his character and actions instead of his skin color. I believe St. Matthew that said, “Before I judge others who have a splinter in their eye, get the log out of my eye.”