Poli Sci 101 For Obama: Why Democracy Works And Socialism Fails
Why isn't there a single example of a successful 'People's Paradise'? How is it that the best of intentioned revolutionaries was never able to produce a functional society? Why is it that societies that espouse economic equality and predicated on well meaning ideals, either secular or religious, have proved to be abject failures?
Socialists mistakenly believe that a collective 'unity' of belief, thought and ideology empower a society. Their strength, they believe, are in the numbers of those who share their ideologies. Socialists believe that they have every right to design a society based on what they believe is in the best interest of that society. They also believe that an unwillingness to conform to their ideals, poses a threat and quite possibly, a danger.
For today’s liberal elites and their Democrat hangers on, it is about ‘the color of one’s skin’ and not the ‘content of character. It is about image and not substance. The deliberate obfuscation continues and the blurring of reality continues. Mr Obama indicts America as self absorbed and drunk with materialistic inclinations. President Obama wants Americans to believe that if only they would unite under his banner, all would be well with America and the world.
The Obama message, right out of the socialist playbook, is populist and intoxicating to leftists everywhere. Why? Because the promise of equal opportunity pales in comparison to the promise of the equal distribution of wealth.
The Socialist state takes a dim view of anyone or group that might demand lower taxes, or changes in the state welfare benefits. Just recently, millions of Frenchmen turned out to protest an employers right to fire them from their jobs- even if their job performance was sub par.
The Socialists naturally see themselves as 'progressive.' They believe their way of viewing the world is an improvement over the 'old way'- hard work for greater personal gain, for example (it is interesting to note how 'progressives' have aligned themselves with Hollywood- the most narcissistic and self centered group of people on the planet. They are also among the most removed from the real world, believing themselves to be a kind of aristocracy, entitled to material things others would have to pay for. There is much truth to the old saying. 'You are known by the company you keep.' The 'progressives' have made clear their attachment to the phony aristocracy of Hollywood trumps the relationship they might have with the rest of us, 'the little people.'
Of course, the 'progressives' cannot argue that the greatest philosophers and thinkers were free to think and present their cases. It is they, the progressives, who want to present their own versions of history, religion and ideologies. Disagree with them and the wrath of the State will come down on you.
In reality, the 'progressives' are actually regressive. It is because of the single minded, lockstep thinking that we find ourselves in the messes we are in. They believe in the 'My way or the highway' kind of thinking. Disagree with them and the world is coming to an end. The vitriol and visceral hatred of the current administration is a good example. No difference of opinion will be tolerated. Disagree and the well oiled machine of personal destruction comes out. The Democrat controlled House and Senate spectacularly shower themselves with selfish pork barrel politics in these tough economic times, caring little for the shame they heap upon the nation in the eyes of the world.
Tens, if not hundreds of millions have died because of 'My way or the highway' ideologies. Disagree with the powers that be or want to be, and there are calls of “Death to…”. Disagree loud enough and you are marked for death. We all got a taste of that as the cartoon riots unfolded. It was 'My way or the highway' ideologies unleashed on democratic societies.
'My way or the highway' is a nothing more than a regression to a more barbaric time, when disputes, disagreements and different ideas were settled only when blood was spilled. That is a derivative of 'My way or the highway.' Mankind evolved and advanced when societies came to tolerate those with different ideas and beliefs. We advanced because we allowed each of us the freedom the opportunity to achieve whatever it was we were capable of in any endeavor we chose. No one told us what to do, what to think or what to invent. The Soviets produced engineers by the millions. They built the world's largest hotel, the Rossiya, in Moscow, meant to be showcase of Soviet superiority. There are walls that are crooked and floors that are uneven. It is true the Russians led early on in the space race. It is also true that many tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, died over the years because money that was spent on the space race was diverted from providing food to Soviet citizens. That malaise infected Communist eastern Europe. Once a net exporter of grain, Poland reached a point where she could barely feed herself. To put that in perspective, at one time, Poland grew more grain than France or Canada.
Western democracies have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that living in a free and tolerant society creates a culture of progress and the free exchange of idea thoughts and ideas- realities that frighten the dysfunctional leaders of the region. Socialist states are nothing more than a monument to failure. Replacing democracy in favor of a socialist agenda is a deliberate choice to embrace failure. Those who choose that kind of fate are not the empathetic figures they want you to believe they are.
the entire raison d’etre of the left is wrapped up in identity alone. This is anathema to citizens of a real democracy, people who define themselves by their efforts, work and achievement- and the freedom to have independent and differing opinions and views.
Free societies evolved and political expression advanced when those societies came to tolerate those with different ideas and beliefs. We advanced because we allowed each of us the freedom the opportunity to achieve whatever it was we were capable of in any endeavor we chose. No one told us what to do, what to think or what to invent. In free societies, possibilities were open to all, irrespective of their political persuasion.
The Left leaning administration and Congress of today take a dim view of anyone or group who might question the distribution of stimulus money, demand lower taxes or demands for any kind of accountability. Leftists today wants to saddle the citizen with a bigger load and a more intrusive government. Why? Because a lesser burden on the individual and less control of the individual by the state empower the individual. In the Leftist state any kind of individualism and real self expression, empowered or otherwise, represents a threat to the state.
The western Judeo-Christian democracies understand why free democracies succeed over socialist states. We have accepted freedom and democracy as a way of life and as a result our societies prosper and progress and the market place of free thoughts and ideas flourish. Socialists see freedom and democracy for what they are, societies that value independent thinking and creativity. They rightly understand that to be a threat to their power structure and thus insist on uniformity of thought and state approved belief structures.
Mr President, is this what you really want for America?