THIS IS A FIGHT–SOCIALISM VS CAPITALISM—53H,
I think human beings can create a Utopia.” – Kanye West, on Twitter, 3/13/16 “Venezuela is shutting down for a week as the government struggles with a deepening electricity crisis… The government has rationed electricity and water supplies across the country for months … The ruling socialists have blamed the shortage on … weather phenomena and ‘sabotage’ by their political foes. ” BLOOMBERG==3/16/16
Where there’s no private property, ownership, or profit, there’s no wealth creation. Where economic equality is enforced, equal misery is guaranteed. Centralized government control — which is what socialism is — inevitably, ultimately, stamps out individual creativity and talent and industriousness. Collectivism is soul-killing.
ln “The Return of Socialism,” Commentary magazine reports that in 1982, a full 72 percent of Americans thought the U.S. would be worse off under socialism. But by 2015, a YouGov poll showed that only 51 percent had an unfavorable view of socialism; 35 percent had a favorable view.
‘As the great Garyv Kasparov, former World Chess Champion, put it on Facebook on Super Tuesday, 3/1/16: I’m enjoying the irony of American [Bernie] Sanders supporters lecturing me, a former Soviet citizen, on the glories of socialism and what it really means! Socialism sounds great in speech sound bites and on Facebook, but please keep it there. In practice, it corrodes not only the economy but the human spirit itself, and the ambition and achievement that made modern capitalism possible and brought billions of people out of poverty. Talking about socialism is a huge luxury, a luxury that was paid for successes of capitalism. Income inequality is a huge problem, absolutely. But the idea that the solution is more government, more regulation, more debt, and less risk is more regulation, more debt, and less risk is dangerously absurd..
We’ve got 94 million Americans not working, wages stagnant, people working fewer hours because of Obamacare requirements, record numbers on welfare, food stamps, disability.
We want to bring the country together and not divide this country ore. That’s why this was such a big victory tonight … because we know that we need to unite this country and be Americans and not spend our time dividing people in this country.” It’s typical political happy talk, but sorry, this whole notion of bringing the country together is bunk. We’re way past that. We’re never going to unify with liberal Democrats. There’s no candidate that can forge a kumbaya. It’s fatuous. The truth is, liberals aren’t the slightest bit interested in unity. The left does not want to reach common ground with us. To them, we are enemies. Worse, they see us as the Gestapo, Nazis. We are what stands in their way. And they will roll over us, and all we hold dear, by any means necessary.
I recently had a caller, a Trump critic, who told me she was looking for a GOP candidate who would “unite all Americans.” She wanted to re-experience the solidarity she remembered from the 1980s, and she cited Ronald Reagan and his landslide victories as bringing people together. Here’s my question? Then why aren’t we still together? What the hell happened? Reagan won two landslides, we had the greatest economy the country’s known in our lifetimes, low unemployment, burgeoning job growth, personal wealth that was going like crazy. We brought down the Soviet Union. Why are we still not unified?
The left tore that unity apart. Destroyed it. Even as Reagan was bringing Americans together. Democrats in Congress were aligning with Soviet communist client states in Central America and Grenada and wherever else they could to undermine the President. Ted
Teddy Kennedy actually traveled to the Soviet union and told Kremlin leaders, “Do not fall for anything Reagan tells you, he’s a deceiver.” They sabotaged Reagan for eight years. hating him with a white-hot hatred.
Unity sounds wonderful. Sororities love it; fraternities pretend to love it so they can get inside the sororities. But it’s nothing more than a dream. This is a world governed by the aggressive use of power, the aggressive use of force, and to maintain both, you battle.
source-rush, bloomberg, garry kasparov