I’ve been sitting here watching the debates, hearing about all the candidates, and having been around for 50 years now, I (and others my age and older) know what a danger socialism is to this nation; to ANY nation really.
I cannot fathom HOW Bernie is allowed to run for President in this country, let alone have support. He and his ideologies will tear this country apart, bit by bit, until there is nothing left. He is an EXTREME danger to our democracy, our very livelihood. And I mean ALL OF US.
I realize college kids are loving his words of equality and how he spews his hatred for the wealthy and how they are so oppressive to poor people. This is the man who had his honeymoon in Russia because he loves it (communism) so much. I, for the life of me, don’t understand why he didn’t just stay there with his wife since they love Russia (communism) so much, but I digress. He claims to be a socialist, but is he really a communist? One must seriously ask this question.
What Bernie doesn’t realize with his claims in this video is that what he claims other countries do with food is the same that will happen here. He’s either extremely ignorant and entitled, or he’s a great liar:
I also realize college kids are being brainwashed into these very dangerous ideologies. They don’t know how things work. They’ve hardly lived yet, experienced working, experienced what it is to have the freedom of private property and more. They are entitled, and don’t understand the very fabric of this nation which is individuality, freedom to dream and create, freedom to make those dreams come true, and freedom to prosper. After all, they’ve been handed everything either by mommy and daddy, or by the government.
They don’t understand that if it weren’t for capitalism, NONE of the businesses we have today would even exist. Fast food places were inventions of American entrepreneurs. They created the technology behind being able to serve up food as quickly as they do. Harley Davidson, electricity, the telephone, Ford, Dodge, Walmart, Sears, JCPenney, Sam’s Club, Hobby Lobby, Chik Fil A, the NFL, basketball, baseball, HOLLYWOOD…. these are all just a few of the thousands of examples of great employers in our nation that have created jobs (and entertainment) for all of us, because someone had a dream….an idea – and they were free to put that dream in motion. THAT is what capitalism does.
Socialism doesn’t allow this to happen. Here’s the definition of socialism per the (age old and very reliable) Merriam Webster definition:
Definition of socialism
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods2a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private propertyb: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
I’ve personally seen how the government handles business. THEY DESTROY IT. They put a bunch of eventual cranky people in charge of things where they don’t CARE how the results of their work turns out, because they are just their for a PAYCHECK. If you really want to see the result of government controlled business – all you have to do is simply look at the DMV, the post office, Child support services, and now healthcare. All of these organizations are messes. They are all worked by people who seemingly hate their lives and the people they serve. They are disorganized, and really don’t care about you or your needs. They are just there to do a “job”. That’s government for ya. I cringe whenever dealing with ANY of these organizations. 90 percent of the time, after dealing with government agencies, you will walk away angry, feeling like a number or worthless, or that they simply do not care about the quality of service.
People that start businesses CARE about their consumers, their quality, and their competition. Competition has always driven business in this nation and allows the consumer to enjoy low prices, freedom to choose, and sometimes wonderful customer service. Ie: Skippy vs. Jif peanut butter. You may prefer one over the other. Under socialism, you wouldn’t have that choice. You would get whatever the government tells you that you can have. Truth be told, I doubt peanut butter would even be an option under socialism.
I heard a story a few years ago about some socialist country (Venezuela? Cuba?) where entire families were being allotted 1 portion of meat PER WEEK. They are not allowed to fish. They must work the government controlled farms for minimal wages and take meager portions of food for their families. People are undernourished, broke down financially, emotionally, mentally under this oppressive system. There is no more private property, no homes owned (except those controlling the government), no private business and you will work where, when and how the government wants you to.
People might say that communist China works. Does it? The cries from the people of China wanting democracy and now how they are being treated (like cattle) with this Coronavirus is nightmarish to speak mildly.
Yet the entitled kids in this nation want this? To have their cell phones stripped from them? Their homes? Their parent’s business? Healthcare? Their comfort? To have the government breathing down their necks with every step or move they make?
NO THANK YOU!
You hopefully noticed in the definition above how it says that socialism is TRANSITIONAL between capitalism and communism right? Yet the left will tell you “socialism ISN’T communism”. No….it just LEADS TO IT.
I feel like government already has way too much control over our lives. The healthcare being the latest monopoly grab by big government and let me tell ya – millions are STILL uninsured or underinsured. It’s a MESS.
They caused medical insurance regulations long ago and drove the prices up so they could eventually take it over. And here we sit. I have health issues that often times I have to simply wait because we don’t have the funds to pay for things. Yes, I have insurance….but only for catastrophic events. That’s all we can afford. My husband isn’t even insured. We pay out of pocket and had to choose which of us needed insurance more. It’s awful. But this is what socialism does….and they aren’t even done messing around with it yet. You see, my husband makes too much money for us to take state insurance, and we aren’t rich enough to take the big insurance….so this is what we get. Talk about breaking the middle class workers’ backs! It’s already begun. Bernie will just be a nail in the coffin. And he WILL take our only means of self defense left….GUNS.
If you wish to see what socialism REALLY does to a nation, I encourage you to watch this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz6VJK3mS08
It’s extremely disturbing that there are people in this nation who actually WANT THIS in this country. It’s horrifying. We must stand AGAINST it. The government doesn’t own this country – WE DO.
BTW – Bernie has never had a job. Bernie is a millionaire who only ever took money from taxpayers to support himself. He has 3 mansions. I’ve always found it rich that one of his biggest claims is against the wealthy in this nation – when he’s one of them. Talk about hypocrisy!!!! To us little people, there’s not much difference between a Millionaire and a Billionaire, except for the first letter – am I right? But Bernie likes to bash BILLIONAIRES because he doesn’t want to sound like a hypocrite….but he can’t fool all of us. He IS a millionaire. He’s very, very wealthy!
Don’t be a muppet. Don’t follow crazy Bernie. You wanna say “feel the Bern”? We ALL will if this traitor or anyone like him gets elected to run this country. (And for those who says Bernie’s socialism is democratic socialism so it’s better, I have oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you.)
We NEVER see people fleeing to socialist countries. People come HERE because they want what we have. If that’s gone? Goodbye freedom to the world. People won’t be fleeing to come here….they’ll be trying to flee FROM here. God help us all.
Peace to you all, today and everyday.