Washington Post Says Socialism Is Cool [VIDEO]
Washington Post Says Socialism Is Cool [VIDEO]
August 21, 2018
Elizabeth Bruenig says socialism isn’t the dirty word we’ve always thought it was. You see, we capitalist Deplorables just don’t understand that socialism has been so misunderstood all these years.
The United States doesn’t have a familiar, established socialist history to look to for guidance on what socialism might mean in this country. But that doesn’t mean socialism is hopelessly nebulous, or that Americans who are interested in the idea are wandering dabblers. It just means that socialism, like any sophisticated term, warrants thoughtful consideration.
Yes, socialism warrants thoughtful consideration for about .000009 seconds and then dumped in the trash. Our Founding Fathers knew that we could and should be able to manage our lives and our businesses on our own without some government weenie barging in and telling us what to do, how to vote, what to buy, and what we can and cannot eat or drink.
In this Republic we have a voice. It’s called Freedom of Speech. Under socialism..not so much. Socialism tells you how high to jump. Our Republic only says, jump as high as you want.
But Elizabeth fails to recognize that. In fact, she thinks capitalism is evil and it’s failing everyone because no one is FAIR!
In fact, if we just would understand that today’s socialism is great because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the new IT girl; we’d jump on the bandwagon!
And the politics of differing socialist visions played out over time, with different forms of socialism taking root in various countries through the years. The profusion of disparate historical examples of socialist governments can understandably cause confusion about what socialism looks like on the ground: Soviet Russia or modern-day Norway? One may as well ask if the United Arab Emirates or the United States of America is really capitalist. The answer, in both cases, has to do with varieties, degrees, democracy and methodology.
Well toots, lets take a look at what “socialism looks like on the ground.”
Some more faces & stories from the Ecuador/Colombia border. This is Lisbeth Mendoza, 48, who suffers from lupus & fled Venezuela in search of treatment. “I just want to live, my friend,” she told me. “Just a little bit more” pic.twitter.com/DIhfvxIskU
— Tom Phillips (@tomphillipsin) August 20, 2018
Then there’s the fact that Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador have enacted major border controls due to the influx of those fleeing a socialistic regime that has left them starving.
Peru and Ecuador have enacted new rules to help curtail the mass immigration from Venezuela. The influx of migrants leaving Venezuela has also led to mob violence in the case of Brazil, where it has gotten so chaotic in border regions that the Brazilian state of Roraima has asked the Government to halt Venezuelan immigration completely, Reuters reports.
Yeah, that’s some terrific socialism at work right there.
Take it from the French :
Socialism doesn't work,
Even just a little,
Even in a far away place,
Even by luck,
Even on a misunderstanding. pic.twitter.com/W8dZMLvtgS
— Le Rhododendron (@Le_Rhododendron) August 20, 2018
It is all about freedom from govt/what the govt must do to protect natural freedoms. Capitalism is natural law (free to succeed/fail – equal opportunities) socialism is govt orchestrated/controlled meaning equal outcomes (impossible on a large scale) and goes against it's purpose
— Chris Purdon (@Purdonc1) August 21, 2018
Let’s talk government control shall we? Venezuela is today’s example. Right now, people are starving and dying. Businesses have been shut down for the ‘greater good of the people,’ and the government’s answer is MOAR taxes!
The leader of Venezuela’s socialist regime, Nicolás Maduro, announced late last week a new series of sweeping reforms aimed at reducing inflation and improving the quality of life in the besieged nation. According to Reuters, Maduro’s plan includes a minimum wage increase of 3000 percent and new taxes.
Maduro is hoping to invest the money gained from the new taxes in the Petro, the Venezuelan government’s new cryptocurrency. According to Bloomberg, the Maduro regime stated on Friday that it “values the Petro at 3,600 sovereign bolivars,” worth $.014, and that it plans to allow “the cryptocurrency to fluctuate.”
Did y’all catch that? The Petro has a value of FOURTEEN cents right now. But HEY! Raising taxes will fix everything!
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 25, 2018
Elizabeth, pull your head out of your ass. In fact, just take a trip to Venezuela and watch socialism in action. When people don’t even have enough money to buy FOOD to survive, how is raising THEIR taxes going to help? Answer is, it won’t.
For all you morons who embrace socialism… https://t.co/V7lGBI3a12
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 20, 2018
That’s quite a bit of reality right there. As for Elizabeth’s assertion that Norway’s socialism is the bomb diggity…because it’s supposedly social democracy which is kinda sorta different from actual socialism.
The Nordic model is NOT socialism. Plus they pay 65% tax and 25% sales tax. Their economy is propped up by fracking and a HUGE oil find off the coast of Norway.
— Hollie Klumpp (@HollieKlumpp) August 20, 2018
The fact it, socialism will always fail and it always will be a dirty word. You know why? Because eventually, as Margaret Thatcher said, the government will run out of other people’s money AND we will get damned good and tired of letting the government run us into the ground.
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