By: J. D. Longstreet
The comments herein have been made necessary, in my opinion, by The Left’s campaign to redefine socialism. The campaign is about to slip into high gear as the MsM (Mainstream Media) has taken up the banner and, from all appearances; they intend to run with it. The left-wing media folks have not yet settled on a common definition for “The New Socialism,” as of this hour, but soon they will, and it will be off to the races!
When I began using the word “Socialism” and “Socialist” to describe our new government… mainly the executive and legislative branches of said government, I was among the very few commentators to “call it as I saw it.” I was being honest. I use the word to describe that which I am observing, as it is being acted out right before my eyes.
Whilst using the words “Socialist” and “Socialism” correctly (as defined by the dictionaries I referenced) I must tell you… I wondered how long it would be before the leftist/socialists in the mainstream Media would protest the accurate description of the current US Government. Honestly… it took longer than I ever thought it would!
There is an old saw that says: “The truth hurts” and, indeed, it must, because the socialist media is coming after Conservatives who choose to use the “S” word. Yes, the leftists are coming after we capitalists with a vengeance.
Look, I was born before the 2nd World War. I have seen and observed Socialism as it crept it’s slimy way out of Russia, or as it was most recently known, “The Soviet Union”, and spread it’s malignant tentacles across the face of the European continent, and crossed the North Sea and the English Channel into the British Isles. I have observed socialism take root in South America and bring a few countries there to ”a head” (reminiscent of a pus-filled boil about to burst). I have a lifetime of observing socialism. So, do not tell me I don’t know it when I see it… because… I DO! I have lived on the same planet with socialism all my life and my education predates the takeover of the pubic education system in America by the left and their hordes of revisionists.
What we are seeing, dear reader, is a move by the leftist/socialists to “redefine” socialism in a vain attempt to camouflage it so the less educated, the less sophisticated among us, won’t recognize it as the “Nation-Killer” that it is. Given the absolutely absurd public education system in America and the two generations that are products of that system… their task will not be a difficult one. What I mean is… Modern Americans are too dumb to know the difference between REAL socialism and whatever the socialists, now in charge of the US Government, and the ever “faithful-to-Obama” Mainstream Media, tells them it is.
Try a simple experiment. Read the “A” section and the “business section” of your newspaper. Now before you turn your attention elsewhere, get your dictionary and look-up socialism, and compare what you have just read in your newspaper against the dictionary’s definition of the word “socialism”. But… do it quickly, before the next edition of the dictionaries is published. Why do I urge you to hurry? Because, the current definition of the word socialism WILL be CHANGED! Bet on it!
I am a Southern-American and I have seen what revisionists can do when they set their collective minds to it. As an example, I have seen the reasons for the American Civil War go from “States Rights,” taxes, and tariffs, to being about one thing, and one thing ONLY. Slavery.
Two generations of American kids have been taught that slavery was the reason behind that war. Now they believe it, completely, even though it is a bald-faced lie. The same two generations of Americans have been spoon-fed the myth of “Global-Warming” and they have swallowed it line, hook, and sinker! So, do not think for one moment, they cannot change the definition of Socialism…because they Can… and they Will!
American has now begun her slide into obscurity. Socialism will eat the heart out of this country. Just look around you and observe how our society is already crumbling right before our very eyes. That collapse is partly dues to the current government’s drive to redistribute the nation’s wealth. It is a simple fact of economics that when you take away the producer’s money… the producer stops producing! His incentive to produce has been taken away by the government. Socialism is, well, killing the goose that lays the golden egg.
Voltaire summed it up. He said: "In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other." Even Norman Mailer got it right when he said: "The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.” Ayn Rand said this: "Socialism is the doctrine that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that his life and his work do not belong to him, but belong to society, that the only justification of his existence is his service to society, and that society may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be its own tribal, collective good." And finally a quote from on of the outstanding thinkers of his time and one of the Founders of what came to be known as the United States of America, Thomas Jefferson. He said: "To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, 'the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, and the fruits acquired by it.'"
As I said above, America has only just begun her ignoble journey to the dust heap of history. Socialism will eat the heart out of the country and, by “country” I don’t mean only the collection of people, places, and things we define as “a country.” I also mean us, you, and me. Just look around you. Let it sink in. Store it away in your memory bank somewhere, for soon that is all the America you and I have known will be. It will be just a memory… a DISTANT memory.
J. D. Longstreet