Fooled into Socialism


I DON’T BELIEVE THAT OUR
CURRENT ECONOMIC SYSTEM ACTUALLY WORKS. CAPITALISM BY DESIGN IS
EXTRACTIVE, AND IN ORDER TO GENERATE PROFIT IN
A CAPITALIST SYSTEM SOMETHING HAS
TO BE EXPLOITED. THAT’S LAND, LABOR,
OR RESOURCES. AND I THINK THAT WE’RE IN
LATE PHASE CAPITALISM AND WE KNOW IT DOESN’T WORK. AND WE’VE GOT TO MOVE
INTO SOMETHING NEW. HERE IS A CANDIDATE FOR
DENVER’S CITY COUNCIL RECENTLY DECRYING
CAPITALISM AS A TOTAL FAILURE. AND I BELIEVE IN COMMUNITY
OWNERSHIP OF LAND, LABOR, RESOURCES AND DISTRIBUTION
OF THOSE RESOURCES. AMAZINGLY, SHE WON IN THE
ELECTION, DESPITE HER SOCIALIST CONVICTIONS OR,
IT WOULD APPEAR, BECAUSE OF THEM. AND I’M EXCITED TO USHER IT
IN BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. SUCH VIEWS IN FAVOR
OF SOCIALISM AND IN OPPOSITION TO CAPITALISM
ARE GAINING GROUND IN AMERICA. A RECENT GALLUP POLL FOUND
THAT 4 IN 10 AMERICANS EMBRACE SOME FORM
OF SOCIALISM. I AND OTHER PROGRESSIVES
WILL FACE MASSIVE ATTACKS FROM THOSE WHO ATTEMPT TO
USE THE WORD SOCIALISM AS A ‘SLUR.’ BUT THE TRAGEDY IS
YOU SEE THESE COLLEGE STUDENTS MASSING TO HIS
RALLIES AND CHAMPIONING HIS IDEAS. GREED IS DESTROYING
OUR NATION. (APPLAUSE) WE WONDER HOW THESE
COLLEGE STUDENTS WOULD RESPOND IF YOU WENT TO
THEM AND SAID, “YOU’RE AN ‘A’ STUDENT, BUT YOU KNOW,
THERE’S AN ‘F’ STUDENT IN YOUR CLASS SO WE’RE GOING
TO GIVE THEM A ‘C’ AND GIVE YOU A ‘C.’ HOW
DO YOU LIKE THAT?” I DON’T THINK THEY WOULD. A RECENT HARRIS POLL FOUND
THAT AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE BORN AFTER 1980: 73%
BELIEVE THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROVIDE
UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE. 67% BELIEVE THAT THE
GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROVIDE TUITION-FREE COLLEGE. AND 49% SAID THEY WOULD
PREFER LIVING IN A SOCIALIST COUNTRY. WELL IT’S BEEN IN THE
ACADEMY FOR A LONG TIME. I MEAN, SOCIALISM HAS BEEN
PREVALENT SINCE THE 60’S AND 70’S IN TERMS OF
FACULTY TAKING THAT LEAD IN THE DEBATE. I WOULD ARGUE THAT WE’VE
HAD SOME FORM OF SOCIALISM OR SOCIALISM LIGHT IN THIS
COUNTRY FOR A LONG TIME. THE WELFARE STATE. I’M CALLING FOR UNIVERSAL
FREE COLLEGE AND THE CANCELLATION OF STUDENT
LOAN DEBT OF UP TO $50,000 FOR 42 MILLION AMERICANS. BUT WHERE DOES THE
MONEY COME FROM? IT IS TAKEN BY FORCE FROM
1 CITIZEN AND GIVEN TO ANOTHER CITIZEN. MARGARET THATCHER HAD
A WONDERFUL STATEMENT. SHE SAID, “THE PROBLEM
WITH SOCIALISM IS THAT SOONER OR LATER YOU RUN OUT
OF OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY”. HERE IN THE UNITED STATES
WE ARE ALARMED BY THE NEW CALLS TO ADOPT SOCIALISM
IN OUR COUNTRY. (JEERING) AMERICA WAS FOUNDED ON
LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE AND NOT GOVERNMENT COERCION,
DOMINATION, AND CONTROL. WE ARE BORN FREE AND
WE WILL STAY FREE. TONIGHT WE RENEW OUR
RESOLVE THAT AMERICA WILL NEVER BE A
SOCIALIST COUNTRY. IT IS MY VERY STRONG
BELIEF THAT THE UNITED STATES MUST REJECT THAT
PATH OF HATRED AND DIVISIVENESS, AND INSTEAD
FIND THE MORAL CONVICTION TO CHOOSE A DIFFERENT
PATH, A HIGHER PATH, A PATH OF COMPASSION,
JUSTICE AND LOVE. (APPLAUSE) AND THAT IS THE PATH
THAT I CALL DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM. (APPLAUSE) ONE OF THE BYPRODUCTS
OF SOCIALISM IS TOTALITARIANISM. SOCIALISM NEVER OPERATES
WITH A FREE PEOPLE, IT JUST DOESN’T. IT OPERATES WITH A VERY
STRICT IRON HAND OF GOVERNMENT THAT GIVES VERY
STRICT GUIDELINES TO WHAT PEOPLE CAN AND CAN’T DO. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
OCCURS TO ME IS THAT THE PEOPLE LIKE ALEXANDRIA
OCASIO-CORTEZ AND MANY OF HER GENERATION, NOT TO BE
DISPARAGING, BUT THEY WERE SHE HERSELF WAS BORN A
MONTH AFTER THE SOVIET UNION FELL AND THE WALL
COLLAPSED IN BERLIN. SHE HAS NO FRAME
OF REFERENCE. BUT WHAT OF THE BIBLICAL
ADMONITION TO CARE FOR THE POOR? WELL SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID
THAT THE BIBLE TEACHES SOCIALISM, THEY’RE WRONG. THEY’RE SIMPLY WRONG AND
THEY’RE VERY SIMPLISTIC. THE BIBLE TELLS US A GREAT
DEAL ABOUT THE NATURE OF MAN, WHICH IS
PRETTY BASIC. AND THE NATURE OF MAN IS
ACCORDING TO JEREMIAH, THE HEART OF MAN IS DECEITFUL
AND DESPERATELY WICKED, WHO CAN KNOW IT. CAPITALIST ECONOMIES HAVE
OUTPERFORMED SOCIALIST ECONOMIES IN TERMS OF
ALLEVIATING POVERTY IN THE 20TH CENTURY AND THE 21ST
CENTURY LIKE NO CENTURY BEFORE.




Comments
  1. HOW CONVENIENT FOR YOU TO BELIEVE THAT ITS OK FOR YOU TO TAKE CONTROL OF OTHER PEOPLES MONEY AND BREAK IT UP AND GIVE IT TO OTHERS

  2. OK, SINCE NANCY IS THE RICHEST SENATOR IN WASHINGTON DC SO LETS START BY BREAKING HER HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS AND BREAK T UP INTO $50,000 PACKS TO BEGIN DISTRIBUTION IN SAN FRANCISCO WITH THE HOMELESS SLEEPING IN TENTS OR CARDBOARD HUTS. THEN WE CAN ALL REJOICE IN HOW WELL NANCY PLOWSY DEMONSTRATED HER PHILOSOPHY IN MOTION. GREAT PLAN NANCE

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