Essay #10: Much Shorter Today: There’s Just Something About Socialism.
You don’t have to be particularly educated to know these things. Everyone knows them. In fact, you could make the case that American higher education GETS IN THE WAY of knowing things, because it teaches counter to what we all actually already know.
For example: certain things indict themselves. Socialism (and its various flavors: Communism, Nazism and Fascism — all pretty much the same things), for one.
How’s that you say? How can the simple, generally disengaged voter understand that these things are bad? Well, by simply looking at, and doing some basic contemplation on, the things he DOES know. They’re out there, these things.
For example, what does absolutely everyone know about Socialism already?
Well, there’s just something in Socialism, in the belief system itself, that allows those who adhere to it to kill indiscriminately when they seize power. Everyone knows about the tens of millions murdered around the world in the last century alone, as a direct result of world socialism.
People may not know the exact reason for the wholesale slaughter, but they DO know: Basic Truth #1: If you live in a country controlled by those who call themselves “Socialists” you run a reasonable chance of being murdered if you show the slightest inclination that you might cause trouble of any kind for the government.
They ALSO know that there is no such peril in any government NOT controlled by those who call themselves Socialists.