Land was, is, always has been, and always will be… power. Real power.
Land was, is, always has been, and always will be… power. Real power.
The saying goes: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Rings true.
As Hitler was rising in power in Germany, there were good men warning about it. The most famous of whom was, of course, Winston Churchill. But there were also good men in Germany warning about it all. It’s just that there weren’t enough. And/or, no one gave the alarmists the time of day. And/or many actively shut them up. And/or many said things like, we must tolerate all viewpoints, even those we find disagreeable.
The world can be seen as divided into two parts: In one part the people live well, freely and with great opportunity to advance their circumstances
In the other part of the world, the people live in squalor, poverty, disease and despair. Worse, they have no possibility to improve their lives.
Where the people live well is entirely Capitalist; where the people live horribly is entirely Socialist.
Is there any wonder there are no mass movements to any overtly Socialist country? Is it any surprise that all migrations are from Socialist countries to Capitalist countries?
Of course it’s no surprise. Socialism is bad… really bad.
Socialism is a primitive system. It’s the system that has prevailed around the world since caveman days. It’s not interested in progress; it’s not interested in solving problems; it’s not interested in improving things; it’s not interested in making advances; it is interested in obtaining and keeping power. That’s why every country based on Socialism becomes a primitive hellhole, whose inhabitants are reduced to living like beasts, surviving from day-to-day by begging, selling their own bodies, fraud or violence.
It’s why there’s a coronavirus emergency today.
A half-witted wanker — not so young or fresh-faced — was for a while the leading candidate — the odds-on favorite! — to head the Democrat Party in the upcoming Presidential election!
Nor is it insignificant that the Democrats recognized the problems with the half-witted wanker, and have firmly and resoundingly stated that a mumbling, incoherent geriatric sliding into dementia, is their real guy.
“Heh heh. We were just kidding about the raving, dopey, fatuous, loony-eyed, boneheaded, Socialist tosser. We really meant the senile, rambling, incoherent, delusional, old dork! You know, the one who couldn’t find Florida on a map of… Florida.“
Socialism is… bad. Very bad. The world’s Socialists are either profoundly ignorant, or profoundly evil people.
Here’s the hammer blow that the coronavirus deals to the notion of Socialism as a viable governing system: A system that itself is designed to produce shortages — in normal times — has no way to handle major crises. The current coronavirus is demonstrating that in spades in Italy and elsewhere.
Socialize a system, and any major crisis will make it collapse. Socialize a country, and any major crisis will make it collapse.
Did anyone really doubt that in the case of such a crisis, left-wing people and institutions would fail miserably? Thinking back, how would a hypothetical President Hillary Clinton have handled any of this differently? How would the press have covered her efforts?
Well, the crisis arrived, and — surprise, surprise! — all the left-wing people and institutions — around the world! — failed miserably.
As usual, we’re in this stupid mess because of stupid things done and said by stupid leftists.
I for one am sick and tired of the crap that seems to pour from the political Left — in America and around the world — like a wide-open sewer drain in a torrential downpour on New Year’s Day.
I’ve often wondered about the paths that people’s lives have taken. For example, if Josef Stalin had made up his mind at, say, 10-years old, that he wanted to go out into the world and murder 60 million people, what do you think he would come up with as a plausible strategy to accomplish that goal? Easy: become the leader of an incomprehensibly huge Socialist country from 1929 to 1953. That’s all there is to it. Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Castro, Ho Chi Minh, the Kim family… all figured it out. What’s the common element?
Socialism. The ideology of death.
At the end of today, it’s just a question of whether Sanders throws in the towel, or decides that he still wants to bask in the glow of media adoration for a while longer. Remember: Sanders doesn’t really want to be the President of the United States… his is the ultimate vanity campaign. A campaign intended to make sure that Americans become used to hearing the word “Socialism.” It’s a campaign intended also to associate the name “Bernie Sanders” with what he views as the future of this country. In that way he hopes to be seen as the latter day George Washington, the future “Father of His Country.” The founder of what he believes will be the Union of Socialist States of America.
It’s important to note that Sanders believes he can accomplish all that even if he gets routed today in the “Mini-Tuesday” primaries.
• We’re (the political Right) not scapegoating anyone.
• We’re not suppressing their speech.
• We’re not shouting down leftists on college campuses.
• We’re not calling them horrible names.
• We’re not blaming them for every problem ever experienced in America
• We’re not excluding their web pages from search engine results.
• We’re not deplatforming them.
• We’re not censoring anyone.
• We’ve never unleashed the IRS against tens of millions of leftist and leftish people and organizations.
All signs of an actual trajectory toward Fascism come from the American Left today.
By posing the question at the top of this page, we pretty much answered it by implication. Yes, the Democrat Party has actually gone mad. This particular essay is a “We Can Prove It” kind of essay. The “Why” essay is one we’ve written many times before in these pages, and it can all be summed up very concisely: Their primary goal is to obtain and retain power.
Here’s an exploration of the evidence that the American Democrat Party has actually gone mad.
Assuming that Bernie Sanders is honest in his equivocation on the Cuban régime, then he’s either 1) too stupid, 2) too blind, 3) too power-hungry, 4) too willfully ignorant, or 5) too dishonest to see it. We can’t rule out: 6) All of The Above.
If Castro thought that to shoot people wholesale would enhance his power he did that. If Castro thought that to imprison people en masse would further his power, then he did that. If Castro thought that to teach the people to read would solidify his power, he did that too.
Castro’s “literacy programs” had only one purpose: more effective indoctrination and subjugation of the Cuban people. They succeeded to a large extent. Fattening the cow for slaughter.
Here’s a crucial understanding too: If Castro had deemed that to keep the people completely illiterate would be more effective in his retention of power, then he would have done that.
The people who obtain power because they have a “D” next to their name on the ballot, but who are really lightweights or idiots obsessed with identity politics, soon show themselves to be AOC-style kooks, lightweights, nutballs and idiots. This is the Democrat Party’s bench.
Democracy implies that you can vote in someone who will support and enact something, and then you can vote in someone else who can undo all that the previous guy did. No Socialist ever intends to enact anything that can be undone in some future election.
Remember, once the Socialist has stolen what he’s going to steal, he doesn’t just sit on it so that at some future date he can give it back if a future election mandates it. No, once he’s stolen it, the Socialist… uses it.
This is because Socialism is all about taking. The reason for this is a simple truth: To achieve greater societal equality by elevating those who have less is vastly more difficult than to achieve equality by taking from those who have more.
Socialists understand this intuitively, and, intuitively, they seek to reduce in stature those who have more, rather than elevating those who have less.
The supporting reason for this is simple too: to elevate the poor, you must put in place opportunities that the poor might or might not take advantage of. This takes time, and some of the poor, will fail to take advantage of opportunities. To dispossess the wealthy, however, you need only to enact some law or other. And you can ignore the poor entirely. Easy!
Since Socialism works to impoverish those who have more, rather than elevating the impoverished, it guarantees a sick society.
Biden’s toast — It looks like Bloomberg — Sanders is leading — Pete Buttigieg is Alfred E. Newman — Elizabeth Warren is the mediocrity she appears to be — Sanders’ problem is that everyone pulls their punches with him, because no one wants to be seen as picking on the crazy person — Because of Democrats’ forbearance toward Bernie Sanders, you have half-wits in Congress like AOC et al. — AOC et al. not as smart as a tardigrade! — The Iowa Caucuses! — An idiot doesn’t know he’s an idiot; because he’s an idiot — AOC is an idiot — Idiots can be evil too.
Leftists always, always, always gravitate toward the ones who will kill you. It’s the very same thing as the secondary henchkids of the elementary school playground bully. The ones who gravitate to the power that radiates from the bully. However, you and I always understand the real nature of these toadies: they’re cowards. They fear the very same bully in whose shadow they scuttle around like roaches. They figure that if they become the bully’s sycophants, they protect themselves from the bully’s threat of violence.
Hillary remains, and will always remain, royally ticked off at Bernie. So ticked off that she might do something that goes so utterly and completely against everything she is, in the very fiber of her being: tell the truth.
Don’t forget, Hillary still wants to be at the top of the heap on the Left. Like any top, or formerly top, leftist, she continues to crave power.
Have you ever noticed how leftists never just… go away? They lose, but they continue to scratch and claw and scrabble for power. It’s who and how they are. It’s because power is the thing they crave above all else, and that’s what makes them leftists to the core.
Let’s face it, Hillary still wants to be the President. However, since she can’t be, she still wants to grab and wield as many levers of power as she can. And, howlingly obviously, she still wants her 2016 loss to be someone else’s fault.
Two Quick Things: First: It obviously was no accident that the Iranian régime murdered more than 170 Ukrainian people on an airplane in coldest blood. Yet, still no commentary anywhere (except here, of course) suggesting that the Iranian régime is composed of amoral beasts.
Next…The more Socialism you have, the more the government takes from you; the more Capitalism you have, the more the government… leaves you alone.
Let’s face it: the so-called “impeachment” has at least the following component: the desire to be able to refer to Trump as “disgraced President Trump,” and “the disgraced President.” You’ll see that, from now on, this word will make its way frequently into Democrat/Socialist campaign speeches. This is further proof that the Left has long been reduced to silly word games to try to bamboozle the American people.
Serious enough to get the corrupt, whackadoodle, old bastard out of the race.
The country is frantic! How serious is Bernie Sanders’ heart problem?!?!
Sillies. Stop worrying!
Bernie Sanders is a Socialist. He has no heart.
Want world peace? Want to end hunger? Want to end poverty? Easy: end Socialism.
Start by making fun of it.
There’s so much stuff that’s widely-accepted “conventional wisdom” in America that’s patently, obviously, transparently, self-evidently… false.
Some of it’s just plain idiotic!
At its very best, Socialism thoroughly stifles economic, social and political mobility through massive regulation and and bureaucratic overload. Socialism’s answer to the phrase: “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer” is, “The rich get poor and the poor stay poor… except, that is, for a tiny minority of fabulously wealthy at the top.” Socialists call this: “Progress.”
Socialists are idiots.
Didja ever notice: Throughout history the principal means of oppressing the population has been to: control who owns land?
I could have visited the Soviet Union back in 1988 too. I was an adult then. But I didn’t. Oh, I was idealistic too; every bit as idealistic. But I never, ever, not ever, went in 1988 to visit the régime that made Adolf Hitler look like a Campfire Girl.
There’s vastly more evidence that gun-wielding good guys prevent far more deaths and injuries than armed bad guys cause. In vain can one argue that if there were no guns in the first place, then there would be no gun violence. “No guns” is a pipe dream. The bad guys don’t give the teentsiest-weentsiest hoot about gun control legislation. They’re licking their chops in anticipation that half-wits like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will have their way, and turn the entire nation into a soft target. Continue reading AOC Beclowns Herself Again
Yep. Almost ’nuff said. Remember: all these morons are,l or were, socialists. At some point you have to ask yourself: when is … Continue reading Hitler, Mussolini, Fascists, Nazis, Socialists, “Democratic” Socialists — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Bernie Sanders (BS)… They’re All the Same Thing
America’s “Democratic” Socialists are trying to dress up their cyanide and sell it to you as chocolate.
Here’s a stark Law of Political debate: A political school of thought that is confident of the strength and truth of its own arguments does NOT shrink away from debate. ANY debate. Continue reading Keep It Up, Conservatives!
We’ve always made the point in these pages that one should carry on a never-ending, strenuous debate with oneself. One … Continue reading Arguing Against Ourselves
A “failure” is something that happens when someone fails to achieve what he intends to achieve. A “success” is something that happens when someone actually achieves what he intends to achieve. Socialism is … both. Continue reading The Catastrophic Failure that is Socialism (Part II)
Capitalism is mostly about allowing systems and structures to develop and grow organically. In other words: free people using free choices to show other free people how much they value, or don’t, their products and services.
In Venezuela, one of the natural resource-richest countries… in the world, the people have no food or toilet paper. So, to make things better for them, their government guns them down in the streets. Why? Well, the people are quite naturally wondering why, with all the natural resources their country has… they have no toilet paper or food. When they express those concerns in public the government solves their petty complaints by adding a few grams of lead to their diet. Continue reading The Catastrophic Failure that is Socialism
… by Increased Capitalism. Oops! Ouch! That’s inconvenient! It’s supposed to be Socialism that’s the big innovation; the thing that’s supposed to … Continue reading Since 1994, The World Extreme Poverty Rate Has Been SLICED IN HALF…
#1: Socialism does work — if, that is, you’re trying to impoverish — or kill — people • • • #2: The Democrats love poor people so much, they’re constantly making more of them. Continue reading Two Pithy Phrases… Coined in These Very Pages!
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to Boston Frickin’ University for cryin’ out loud! Do they not teach math there? Did the rest of AOC’s education fail her too? Or is she just stupid? Continue reading The Bright, Shining, New Face of the Democrat Party is… a Moron (Part II)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to Boston Frickin’ University for cryin’ out loud! Do they not teach math there? Did the rest of AOC’s education fail her too? Or is she just stupid? Continue reading The Bright, Shining, New Face of the Democrat Party is… a Moron
The Left in America is fond of saying things like “Conservatives and Republicans want to set us back 50 years!” The Left — half-wits like Bernie Sanders, Keith Ellison, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and their ilk — are trying to set us back CENTURIES. Continue reading GREAT Summary — Freedom and Equality (Part IV)
Okay, okay, okay… It’s a bit more than a summary. It’s an elucidation of “the Pareto Principle.” The Pareto Principle … Continue reading GREAT Summary — Freedom and Equality (Part II)
Bernie Sanders is either profoundly ignorant — inexcusable in a man in his position — or he’s a sadistic monster, indifferent to the suffering of others. Or a complete idiot. Don’t rule out: All three. Continue reading Bernie Sanders and Socialism Summarized
Why ON EARTH does this odious ideology have ANY following WHATSOEVER anywhere in the world? It truly is only the profoundly stupid, the completely ignorant, or the monstrous who would call themselves Socialists. Continue reading Socialism: By the Numbers
Bottom Line: There simply is no segment on the American Left equivalent to the “Never Trumpers” on the Right. Whereas … Continue reading Oprah? Will America EVER Get Serious Again?
Want to be equipped to argue against those who say: “Socialism? What’s wrong with that?” Response: “Oh? How about: poverty, disease, death, oppression, mass murder, massive, sprawling concentration camp systems, cruelty, sadism, racism, squalor, serfdom, slavery, heavy-handed government, onerous rules and regulations, secret police, arbitrary government power, bloodthirsty tyrants, slavish adherence to ideology, ignorance, public lies, fraud, corruption, sleaze, depravity, immorality, perversion, degradation, societal putrefaction, islam, racial discrimination, atheism…” Socialism is… all of that. That’s just a short list. Continue reading Socialism IS Misery — Or: How to Win The Debate About Socialism
There’s no meaningful difference between Nazism/Fascism and Communism. They’re simply the same odious, totalitarian strain of Socialism, but they call themselves something different because they’re competing for the same societal demographic. Continue reading It’s So Worth Repeating: Nazi/Fascist = Communist = Nazi/Fascist
Look, let’s face it: we on the Right won the debate long, long ago. We invented anti-slavery, Then… We defeated slavery. … Continue reading To Win the Debate
When Antifa showed up spoiling for a fight, and they looked across at the ones they waned to fight, they were looking in the mirror. Continue reading Antifa? Neo-Nazis? Nazis? All The Same Things
Never put a lot of power into the hands of one institution or person. Ever. Continue reading Venezuela Proves — Conclusively — One Thing.
Anyone who reads Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago, and remains a Socialist, is either an idiot, or deeply evil. Actually, that’s the only way anyone could call himself a Socialist today. Continue reading Map of Misery