Talking politics with the youth of 2020, during a media controlled condemning of Trump, is like reading the “1984” novel by George Orwell. Orwell’s book should be a mandatory read for every high school student, or at the least, every college freshman. This book terrified me, opening my mind to the possibilities of what can happen under the pretense of totalitarianism, but I recognize a totalitarian control in a socialist democracy.
How can I make such an allegation? How many politically savvy, or even those averse to studying politics, have taken the time to read how socialism works? I’d take a chance by stating that most people only know what others have told them about a socialist government: Everyone carries the same financial independence in a world that harnesses the wealthy and makes everyone equal.
God Almighty people. Read! Someone is in charge. It will not be YOU. Since the government owns EVERYTHING, including your house, doesn’t that pot make someone mighty lucky – like finding the end of a rainbow? Most likely, the wealthy people you want to bring down to your level, will still be wealthy, except now they’re the government and get to decide everything about your life.
Once a socialist government takes control, there will be no freedom of speech, education, career, home, or food.
The government will decide your fate. Consider what John Maynard Keynes, biographer stated concerning Keynes views on Keynesianism, “The state is wise and the market is stupid.” Your brain belongs to the state and benefits the state- not your family.
(Keynesianism -Keynes belief that government should take a bigger role in the economy because they were more equipped to intervene and manage effectively) (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/shared/minitext/prof_johnmaynardkeynes.html)
People need independence and without the freedom to choose we become restless and/or lazy. Here is the kicker for a socialist government, it fails because without motivation, people aren’t motivated. We see this every day in America. Generations of children born who learn from their forefathers that the government can and will take care of them. It’s the socialist government’s job to provide food and housing. Good luck with the issue of eating regular meals.
So, if we have all these lazy, unmotivated people in America, then socialism sounds like the perfect means to get them on the streets in a job designated by the government. First, most American’s are not lazy. The primary problem becomes a lack of incentive, which leads to laziness.
The socialist government must control what we hear (the media), and what we learn (education), what we say (freedom of speech), to convince society that they live within a prosperous state, with equality for all. There’s one problem with this manifesto: Those in power are the exception. They are the decision makers and have control of the money, the power, the choice.
“Those in power” are supposed to be the government. “We the people…” and all that will go out the window in a socialist government. They lead you to believe that the “people” benefit- but they don’t. It can’t happen.
Oppressed people must be ruled over by the decision makers and the decision makers “ain’t workin for free.” They own EVERYTHING!
Power breeds greed. A socialist government gets greedy and a greedy government becomes – well, Kim Jong Un (the North Korean dictator).
Many governments have tried socialism – and failed. The United Kingdom was once a socialist government. Margarat Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” of England, became the first female president in England, because she promised to bring back the people’s freedom of choice, “A man’s right to work as he will, to spend what he earns, to own property, to have the state as servant and not as master—these are the British inheritance.” Thatcher believed a socialist government fails because “the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
Isreal tried socialism and ultimately its people rebelled against tyranny when the government became covetous and the people suffered.
The Israeli socialist government made all children below the age of 18 live together – away from their parents, and they gave extra money to the kibbutz (a communal settlement).
Why take children away? Control!!!!
So here’s what happened – the government, known as the Histadrut, (the general federation of labor) gave production control to the state, to prevent what they perceived to be “robbery.” They owned everything, including the kibbutz.
Ten years later, from 1965 to 1967, they suffered a recession, a Six-Day War and then in 1973, Milton Friedman pressed the Histadrut to “set your people free.”
China has seen success, although there are indications they are seeing a less favorable global gain. How has socialism worked in their country? A combination between socialism and capitalism, changing the superior control between the governing systems as warranted. China focuses more on a government led by dictatorship than the people. But then, isn’t that a socialist government? Control and power given to the few.
Fear does breed success. Plain and simple. Fear is the greatest form of brainwashing. You do what you’re told or – die.
I ask you, with all the concerns that Kamala Harris is a socialist, is she truly who we want to assist our president in leading our country? I am proud that the people are willing and open to a woman in command whether she be Caucasian or a woman of color, but I fear a socialist government.
No matter what you vote, this changing world (from free to oppressed) will only affect me, at best, another 30ish years, but my children and my grandchildren must continue on. I pray they will live in a free America, where they can be proud of their accomplishments in a society that will protect them and punish the guilty, while keeping the moralistic values of our forefathers. I am proud to be an American. I hope you are too.