A Commentary by: J. D. Longstreet
I have written thousands of commentaries during my career as a broadcast journalist, reporter, and broadcast commentator. This one, however, was painful to write. It was akin to writing the epitaph for a dearly beloved friend now deceased. Read on and you will understand.
Last April, while addressing a small group, in Paris, France, Howard Dean is reported to have said the contest between Socialism and Capitalism in America is over. He declared that Americans have decided to have BOTH! There is video of his speech in which he made this declaration available for you all over the Internet. In fact, here is a link to one such location: SOURCE. http://www.hotair.com/archives/2009/12/01/howard-dean-the-debate-on-capitalism-and-socialism-is-over/
Dean is reported to have said: " Capitalism is always going to be with us because capitalism represents part of human nature. But the other part of human nature is communitarianism. The debate for the new generation is instead of capitalism or socialism, is we're going to have both and then which proportion of each should we have in order to make this all work."
The problem, Dr. Dean, is... it WON'T WORK!
The democrat/socialists in charge of America these days simply will not accept, or, they already know and will not admit it, or -- they are just too dumb to grasp the intricacies of socialism and therefore they cannot conceive of it's inability to co-exist with capitalism.
Look. Socialism is a "bully.” It cannot co-exist with Capitalism because it thirsts for power with an insatiable thirst. It will devour capitalism until capitalism no longer exists, they a nation ends up, not as a socialists nation, as the socialists/democrats would have you believe, but as a communist nation. Socialism is only a stepping-stone, a forerunner, as we have said before, to communism.
As of today, America is a socialist nation well on its way to becoming a godless communist nation. The people who pull the strings from behind the curtain already know this. A few more thoughtful Americans know this. But, ignorance is having a field day in America these days. If you doubt it, I offer as evidence -- the election of Obama.
Ignorance insured the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States. Smart, intelligent, people, people who saw through Obama's facade, did not vote for him. Unfortunately, with our public education system run by the government, the current electorate in America is, quite likely, the dumbest in the history of this nation.
Look, America was not founded for dumb people. No democracy can long endure when its people are dumb. Why? The answer is simple -- because those dumb people will invariably vote for the candidate offering them "something for nothing." Intelligent people know there is no such thing as "something for nothing." But, when America's public education system is dumbing down the populace it allows one political philosophy to gain power -- and -- it ensures the hold on power by the political party, which adheres to that philosophy. Of course, that means democracy in America is doomed.
What I have just described to you is exactly what has happened in America. And it is going to happen again in 2012 unless the intelligent among us can find a way to prevent the human tidal wave of ignorant voters sure to converge on the ballot boxes in 2012 to "save THEIR President."
In the quote above Dr. Dean says: " But the other part of human nature is communitarianism." Ok. So what is communitarianism? The short answer -- communism. And that is where America is headed -- as straight as a Martin to a gourd.
I honestly don't know what it will take to get Americans to understand: Socialism is only a phase a nation goes through, a necessary phase, on its way into communism. America is in the socialism phase, at this moment, on its inevitable way to communism. The stage is set, all the actors are in place, in fact, the curtain is raised, and the play has already begun.
The problem with socialism is: It kills it's host!. It has failed everywhere on earth it has been tried and it destroyed the nations foolish enough to try it. It WILL destroy America, too.
It is a terrible thing to watch a great nation commit suicide. It is especially awful when the people of that nation have all the knowledge of the ages at their fingertips and all of it warns of the dangers of covetousness, sloth, greed, and ignorance. All four combine to become socialism -- a cancer that will devour the core of any society weak enough, ignorant enough, and greedy enough, to covet that which his neighbor has, so much, that he is willing to destroy his neighbor, and himself, in his quest -- not to raise himself up -- but to bring his neighbor down! THAT is what socialism does. It is a philosophy straight out of hell itself.
If Dr. Dean is correct, then America is well on the way to the dustbin of history. And those who led her into socialism will answer at the final judgment for the murder of a nation.
J. D. Longstreet