By Greg Holt
(The Olive) Have you ever read something and your immediate reaction is, “what an idiot.” Yes I know, this happens to many of us every day – it’s called Liberalism, Progressivism, and Democratic Socialism among other things.
Hollywood funny man Jim Carrey, who in real life is not so funny, told Bill Maher on his HBO show that the Democrats simply need to, “stop apologizing,” and “say yes to socialism.”
Bill Maher meanwhile lamented that the election of Donald Trump made the Democrats “rediscover who they are.” If rediscovery means that the Democrats are being a little more honest and open about who they are and what they believe in – as in socialism, corruption, greed, and generally screwing We the People, while lying about it, then yes, Maher is right on target.
This writer simply cannot understand how anyone can believe that Socialism is a good idea, what pray tell is good about it? I recently wrote an article about California, If California Points to the Future of the United States – We are in DEEP Trouble – that bastion of illegals, social welfare programs, open borders, free health care for all, and the nation’s largest homeless population. But wait, it gets better – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom wants to give free health care to, get this – all illegals!
Liberal snowflake and all around clueless Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez foresees the nationalization of America’s companies – or in plain speak, the U.S. government would own all U.S. corporations. Cortez also famously stated that Medicare for all would be cheaper than the current healthcare system because it would reduce funeral expenses. Uh say what? Oh, and don’t forget that the low unemployment numbers are due everyone working two jobs. And people want a lamebrain like this helping to run our country?
Maxine Waters another liberal Democrat has vowed to get Trump, for what I’m not sure. In order to impeach a sitting U.S. president, there first needs to be evidence of a crime right? Where is the evidence? Anyone?
Socialism advocates like to point to Canada’s healthcare system as a model showing that nationalized healthcare works, and works well. That is a lie. What about the wait, sometimes for months or even years to see a doctor?
What about the fact that the Canadian government determines what is necessary medical treatment, not doctors, you know, the people who practice medicine for a living? Bureaucratic officials untrained in medicine make the decisions, how well do you think that works for the patients?
What is Socialism?
a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
(in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles. (source)
There is one small problem with the above definition – it is a theory. In fact the national government controls all commerce, decides who gets what and how much. The national government controls all of the media, and what said media releases to the “people”. The “people” control nothing. The “people” do as they are told or face the consequences.
This is how socialism has always worked, in every case without exception, and this is how it always will work.
All those at the top of the socialist pyramid, i.e., the ones in control – are wealthy and powerful. If anyone believes for one nanosecond that these wealthy elitists are going to share their wealth with the “people,” well they are severely delusional, if not outright stupid.
The Leftists would have us believe that Socialism does indeed work, and these clever little socialists will point to the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark) as socialistic success stories. One small problem here, these countries are not socialist countries – instead, they have taxpayer financed very generous social welfare programs, big difference from true socialist countries like Venezuela and Cuba.
In every single country that has tried Socialism, it has failed, Every. Single. One.
Despite all the evidence that Socialism is an unmitigated disaster, the esteemed and honorable Dr. of economics and history, Dr. Jim Carrey – (ok, ok, I made that up) says that Democrats should openly embrace Socialism; after all, it has worked so well in Venezuela, the former USSR, Cuba, etc.
Socialism brings tyranny, corruption, severe economic loss, loss of creativity, drastically high unemployment, poverty in the extreme, loss of hope, and an entirely enslaved people who are dependent on the state for their every need.
Socialism is certainly as its protractors claim, it is definitely equitable – Socialism equally destroys all countries and their people without regard to race, creed, religion, or without regard to anything else either.
So thanks for your wise and learned input Dr. Carrey, but no thanks.
Since 2013, Christian news magazine The Olive Branch Report has featured the insightful writing and reporting of Greg Holt. His writing has been featured on American Prophet, American Clarion, Eagle Rising, Capitol Hill Outsider, Sons of Liberty Media, Rev. Austin Miles, and others. Greg is also the Publisher and Editor of Inspirational Christian Blogs.
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