Friday, April 21, 2017

The Philosophy Of Socialism



“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it.” President Ronald Reagan

The Philosophy Of Socialism

 

By de Andréa

Opinion Editorialist for
‘THE BOTTOM LINE’

Posted April 21, 2017



There are those in the United States that are ignorantly, or purposely trying to undermine the free economy of America.  A philosophy that has for more than 250 years, made this country the most well off, for the most people, and the most desired country in the world to live in. And yet the greedy Social Communists, those that believe they are just a lot more equal than the masses, are turning America into just another failed Socialist Tyranny.

If you have been paying attention to the news you will see the ugly face of socialism in Venezuela. It is as if the aforementioned quote of Ronald Reagan is being played out right before our eyes, but should we be surprised? Recall how so many Hollywood Communist elites flocked to Venezuela when the tyrant and socialist dictator Hugo Chavez came to power. Folks like Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Harry Belafonte, and others celebrated and dreamed of this utopia. However, if these individuals had taken the time to read and study political philosophy they would have realized that socialism is rooted in five basic principles or tenets – 1. Wealth redistribution, 2. Nationalizing of production, 3. Expansion of the welfare state, 4. Social egalitarianism, and 5. Secular humanism. In my estimation, these are principles not to be admired in a sociality, but instead should be feared.
 Hugo Chavez promised to take from a certain class, let’s call them producers, and reallocate to the masses. The problem with that is as Margaret Thatcher expressed, those producers did as suspected, they fled. In South Florida is the suburban city in Broward County called Weston. In the city of Weston, you will see the American flag and another flag very prominently flying…it is the Venezuelan flag. There are those who affectionately call Weston Florida, “Westenzuela”. It is there that the great Venezuelan economic producers and those who did not share the vision of its socialist hell, fled to, and it is a beautiful American city.
Venezuela is without a doubt one of the richest nations in the world because for one - it is blessed with infinite oil resources. Yet, when Mr. Chavez came to power he nationalized those horrible capitalistic private oil companies. Now, those companies and resources have been so poorly managed, that Venezuela is suffering what is possibly the highest rate of inflation in the world. Therefore, the promise of giving everyone the profits from a nationalized oil industry has failed, miserably. To see and read the reports of that Country now having citizens, no, subjects, eating from garbage cans, and stores not having basic necessities is appalling.
But, where are the American Hollywood elites and advocates of socialism now?  You guessed it, back in their Belair mansions in capitalist America.
Hugo Chavez, and now President Nicolas Maduro (funny thing, Maduro used to be a bus driver) championed the principle of social egalitarianism. You know, everyone is equal so everyone should have an equal footing, meaning status. That reminds me of a simple quote, “a free people are not equal and an equal people are not free”. Socialism does not address the philosophy of equality of opportunity, it advances that which is antithetical to individual liberty and sovereignty, the equality of outcomes. Additionally, the outcomes are then determined by people like a Chavez, Maduro, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren and/or the many other programed robots in our government.
Maduro was a bus driver, and just imagine, Bernie Sanders did not truly earn a paycheck until he was almost into his 40s. That fella has done very well in government positions, having a beautiful lake home in Vermont.  Socialism is ripe with hypocrisy as well. Some are just more equal than others.
Churchill had it right in that, “the ugly face of socialism is the gospel of envy”. It creates a fever pitch atmosphere of hatred to a defined group, the 1 percenters. Then should we not all strive to be champions, the best, and exceptional? No, the ugly face of socialism wants to keep us ignorant in order to foster that equal sharing of misery…the result of the equality of outcomes.
 And what happens if the people eventually see the ugly face of socialism and reject it? Well first, it is necessary to disarm the people in order to have complete control over them. Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, and remember Nazi stood for National Socialism, began with disarming the German people and unleashing the feared Brown Shirts (SA).  In Venezuela today, Maduro is arming his own supporters, creating a militia, to gun down the unarmed protesters against his rule and consolidation of power. And where are the voices of the American Hollywood elite, or the Bernie Sanders? I believe this is the reason why the progressive social communists in America are so adamant about gun bans.
There is nothing trendy, cool, or desirable about socialism. And those who advocate it are, well, let me be blunt, lying, deceptive braindead jackasses – the symbol of the Democrat Socialist Party. The ugly face of socialism has destroyed the beauty of Venezuela, turning what could be termed as a little piece of heaven on earth… into turning a little piece earth into hell. And it will also destroy the liberty of a Free America. 
Let us commit that the beauty that is America shall not fall to the ugliness of socialism. For if that happens, where do we go?
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”Sir Winston Churchill
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.” -British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Thanks for listening. Now go do the right thing and fight for freedom. 
- de Andréa
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