Anyone who has ever read an accurate and unbiased history book knows that all of these ‘ism’ forms of government control and regulation are crap. Personally, I find talk of socialism and communism within the United States government to be a personal affront to not only the veteran’s within my family but every veteran that ever fought defending our freedoms and our way of life.
To be clear, the ‘ism’ forms of government and regulation I am referring to are socialism, fascism, and communism. These three terms are in the news all the time nowadays for a variety of reasons, usually incorrectly attributed to someone or something associated with the current POTUS.
To me, democracies, republics, and democratic republics that employ a capitalistic form of commerce, as noted throughout the annals of history, is the only form of economics and commerce that allows its citizens to succeed or fail based on their own merit. Basically, it calls ‘balls and strikes’ and stays out of the way.
And just so we’re clear, and you know where I’m coming from, when I see hipsters and millennials thinking they’re hip and cool by wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt or spouting anarchy and socialism for all, it takes everything in me not to pistol whip and accost the little dumb asses.
Just for shits and giggles, here’s a website that’ll clue you in to this little Marxist dipshit, Che Guevara:
Now that I’ve gotten Che outta the way, I do want to say that, to me, it’s not surprising in the least that every time our government (you know, that omnipotent bastard in D.C.) expands and gets involved, everything goes to hell in a hand basket.
Don’t believe me?
Look at the two most recent forays by our government into the private industry; health insurance and college student loans. Game, set, match… so don’t even bother arguing. And do yourself a favor before you fill up my inbox with inaccurate vitriol… read a book.
Now, so that everyone is on the same page, a quick search and reading (skimming) of a dictionary provided these definitions:
Communism: a political and economic system in which the major productive resources in a society—such as mines, factories, and farms—are owned by the public or the state, and wealth is divided among citizens equally or according to individual need.
Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
Fascism: a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
Democracy: a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
Republic: a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
Democratic Republic: a form of government operating on principles adopted from a republic and a democracy. Rather than being a cross between two entirely separate systems, democratic republics function on principles shared by both republics and democracies.
Capitalism: an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
Today though… today I found myself more hopeful that people are finally getting the message that our grandparents knew from the start… communism, fascism, socialism… these things suck. I say I’m more hopeful because, you see, today I came across an article from The Daily Signal discussing Venezuela and this country’s latest attempt at a newer, better form of socialism.
Guess what folks, socialism by any name is still crap. Here’s a link to the article (below) so you can read for yourself how the latest dictator to employ this form of government is living the high life while everyone else either flees or starves.
If you meet someone who has fled that shit hole of a country and received asylum here in the United States because of this lunatic, go out of your way to give them a helping hand. They’ve earned it just for surviving sheer stupidity.