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What Would A Socialist America Look Like? — Part 1

If Donald Trump loses in November, there is a chance we could find out.

Thankfully, about the only way that can happen is if the election is stolen by the Democrats’ mail-in voting plan. Trump is unlikely to allow that to happen, but if he does lose, what then?

Broadly speaking there are two possibilities. The first is that the Democratic Party could take the United States further down the tubes, slowly but surely, allowing the increase of illegal immigration, rolling back some of the Trump tax cuts, and just as importantly red tape cuts. They would also attempt to pack the Supreme Court and abolish the electoral college to ensure the Republicans never again win an election. This would mean a slow, lingering death for America.

The second thing they could do is implement a full-on socialist agenda after the fashion of Black Lives Matter, and this would destroy America within a year or two.

Socialism presents itself as the champion of the downtrodden and oppressed, which is the main reason it panders to blacks and other minorities. However, Leon Trotsky, the ultimate internationalist, summed it up in three short sentences.

In The Revolution Betrayed, he wrote: “…Stalin, through Pravda, openly advised the local organs not to give [his opponents] work. In a country where the sole employer is the state, this means death by slow starvation. The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.”

Trotsky was murdered in Mexico by a Stalinist agent.  In August 1940, Ramón Mercader plunged an ice pick into his brain; for that he was awarded the Order of Lenin. Trotsky’s assassination has allowed his followers to portray him as an heroic figure, but although nowhere near as practical, he was every bit as ruthless as Stalin; it was Trotsky who ordered the mass shooting of sailors at Kronstadt “like ducks in a pond”.

How would most Americans like to be forced to obey a monster like Stalin or Trotsky, or perhaps as bad a moron like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a woman who understands neither economics, nor history, much less human nature?

Here she is talking about one of those statues of long dead white men her fellow travellers are so keen to tear down, that of Saint Damien of Molokai:

“it’s the patterns that have emerged among all of the statues in the Capitol: virtually all white men. Each individual could be worthy, moral people. But the deliberate erasure of women and people of color from our history is a result of the influence of patriarchy and white supremacy.”

Saint Damien – pictured above in 1889 – was canonised in 2009. He devoted his life to the care of lepers in Hawaii, which led to his death at just 49.

Does this woman ever think before she opens her mouth?

Regarding white men and patriarchy, America was built by the genius of white men as was almost all the rest of civilisation. Virtually all the major inventions of the past thousand years were invented by white men (including Jews). Over the past half century or so we have seen increasing contributions from the men of other races, and also from women, but the historical record speaks for itself.

As for this rubbish about patriarchy, in a world without proper sanitation, modern medicine and birth control, a woman of her heritage would very likely have been a mother of three by her age, and only because her other three offspring died in infancy. Or in the absence of an early marriage, a woman with her looks could have made a good living selling her body until she hit the wall, and then she would likely have ended up in the workhouse and been dead by fifty.

Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travellers have no idea what a hard place the world was for our ancestors, and how much harder it would have been had men of genius not been fairly unfettered to innovate while entrepreneurs took their innovations to the masses through the free market.

Now let’s look at how socialism – the confiscation and control of the means of production – would affect ordinary and not-so-ordinary people.

Although she was born in Barbados, the entertainer Rihanna moved to the United States in 2005. Her net worth is estimated at around $600 million. Not bad for someone held down by racism and the patriarchy. Like most of the super-rich, she lives a fairly extravagant lifestyle, which included donating $5 million to the fight against the coronavirus.

Under socialism she would have donated precisely nothing to any worthy cause, because her earnings would have been taxed to the hilt.

To Part 2.

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John Ellis
August 9, 2020
  1. Why is it that both capitalism and socialism require government to have a monopoly on the use of force and violence? Because capitalism enslaves in poverty the 50% working-poor so that the upper-half of society can hoard all the wealth. On the other hand, socialism enslaved the upper-half so that full control of the land and wealth can be given to the lower-half.
  2. Why is it that both capitalism and socialism destroy the moral fabric of society? Because capitalism forces wealth up, socialism forces wealth down, and this makes it impossible to have compassion, give charity or be grateful.
John Ellis
Reply to  John Ellis
August 9, 2020
  1. A better way, everyone desire to have only enough for a comfortable, which would cause all wealth to be donated toward ending hunger, the homeless, global warming and to create mass transit, green energy and Medicare for all.
Robert Tyrrell
Robert Tyrrell
Reply to  John Ellis
August 9, 2020

You make a lot of good points, john. Green energy, control of pollution ( covid lockdown has shattered climate change narrative) global warming is cyclical. But when you start the nonsense of just enough or all have the same and live in harmony, you lose me. That is just rubbish talk. And equality for all? So I came from very little. I fought tooth and nail through hard work and study to better myself and now my family is starting at a better level than I did. But you want some total waster (and there are millions of them) who… Read more »

Susan Rarick
Susan Rarick
Reply to  Robert Tyrrell
August 9, 2020

When I lived in Mitchelstown, Ireland’s dole was less free than it is now. Makes me glad I came back to America and worked among the Piney’s and Hillbillies – never did like urban elitist scum

Last edited 1 month ago by Susan Rarick
Robert Tyrrell
Robert Tyrrell
Reply to  Susan Rarick
August 9, 2020

And we are also glad you fucked off. Elitist scum? Because I think hard work will get rewarded if you go to the bother and try every day?? I know people who will go from school age to pension without lifting a finger and will have money in their pocket every day in between. You are a poster child for the reason america is never ever going to recover from where you are right now. And thank you for leaving. We have enough of own idiots.

Susan Rarick
Susan Rarick
Reply to  Robert Tyrrell
August 9, 2020

I’m glad I left too – I almost opened up a factory there till your fine folk insisted on me making the IRA a partner. Told them to fuck off and came back to my Piney roots. Set up my business here and did well till I retired – so take that Irish trash. PS – Family came from Co Kerry and they didn’t like Irish city trash either.

Robert Tyrrell
Robert Tyrrell
Reply to  Susan Rarick
August 9, 2020

So I am elitist scum ( who has never risen my prices in11 years and always discount and do things for customers whom I know are in trouble…who is not from a city…)but all you are on about is your monetary success????? The IRA? Your kerry buddies and their ilk nearly voted their political party in to government in february! And before you start again I always vote for a local independent who has a clue. And I have noticed here that it seems to be retired people who want everyone to be exactly the same. I would actually like… Read more »

John Ellis
Reply to  Robert Tyrrell
August 9, 2020

Since the beginning of civilization, the more intelligent upper-half of society has hoarded all of the land, wealth, political power, 98% of swords-guns and all the good paying jobs in law enforcement.

When 46.8 million millionaires collectively own approximately $158.3 trillion, when now in this virus plague they are making gigantic windfall profits, why should you and I quibble over how much public charity should be given to keep children from starving?

Robert Tyrrell
Robert Tyrrell
Reply to  John Ellis
August 9, 2020

Again john. A valid and fantastic point which I totally agreed with. But social welfare is not public charity. It is taxes and also government borrowing ( which has made us a slave to brussels) A large amount of people need all the help they can get and I fully agree with this of course. It is the 20 to 30% who are having an 80 year paid holiday . These are who I am mentioning. As you are aware trying to get a full point across on these platforms is impossible….

John Ellis
Reply to  Robert Tyrrell
August 9, 2020

I agree.

Now do you agree that the only solution is for your upper-half of society to pass enough land and wealth down to the 50% working-poor to elevate their income to a living wage?
For it would take less then 5% of the wealth being hoarded by your upper-half to end all poverty in America.

Sam Brevard
Sam Brevard
Reply to  John Ellis
August 10, 2020

Inaccurate absolute characterization of socialism of the future. Stalin Communism became fascism. And Stalin declared socialism to have been successful when it never arrived during his time or later incarnations. State bureaucracy was the employer, but the employees, the citizens were never involved. In the beginning of the revolution they were. What suffered were agrarian reforms sacrificed for advanced industrialization because the USSR was surrounded by capitalist US anti-communist states. Stalin and USSR helped defeat the Nazis. The Nazis hated the communists and feared them because socialism was becoming extremely popular in Germany after WW1and the reparations destroyed the German… Read more »

Bob Valdez
Bob Valdez
August 9, 2020

“Regarding white men and patriarchy, America was built by the genius of white men as was almost all the rest of civilisation. Virtually all the major inventions of the past thousand years were invented by white men (including Jews).”

FUCKING BULLSHIT!

Many of the “white man’s” (read americans) so-called “inventions” were STOLEN from the Chinese and Greeks.

padre
padre
Reply to  TheDarkMan
August 9, 2020

In other words, all the principles they established in mathematics,astronomy,medicine,philosophy aren’t worth a shit?Numbering system, calendar,surgery?When we, the white men, were still hunters or shepherds and simple farmers, in India, China, Mesopotamia they had cities with million residents, and they were not built by ancient aliens!

Robert Tyrrell
Robert Tyrrell
Reply to  padre
August 9, 2020

Dont forget. There is more and more proof that we as humans have done all this before and a comet hit north America around 10900bce. Then we had to start again… all the ancient cultures acknowledge this fact. Not aliens but definitely not our current civilisation either….. ancient history is so much more interesting than modern…..

Robert Tyrrell
Robert Tyrrell
Reply to  Bob Valdez
August 9, 2020

I presume you are in the states? Here in Europe with a name like Valdez you would be [email protected]@ like all Spaniards! Greeks are also white in Europe. Jews in Israel are white (mainly) all Europeans are considered caucasian. We have national differences not racial. You Americans should look outside your little bubble of failures to the rest of the world. Side note. Dont forget the achievements of ancient India.

Susan Rarick
Susan Rarick
Reply to  Bob Valdez
August 9, 2020

The problem with the Internet is it’s so easy for a person to show how ignorant they are.

John Ellis
Reply to  Susan Rarick
August 9, 2020

It’s not the ignorant we should worry about, but the more intelligent liars who have a greater knowledge of good giving them an ability to fool us by using a pretense of good to hide their evil intent.

Aleksandar Sarovic
August 9, 2020

A socialist America will act like every other socialist state in the future. It will eliminate unemployment by shorter work hours, causing an increase in the demand of workers on the free market and the rise of workers’ salaries until the exploitation of workers is eliminated. It will decrease the profits of employers significantly so that their earnings would not need to be taxed to the shit. At the same time, workers will have decent salaries, allowing them to purchase more, making the economy grow, contributing to the emerging of happy people. Socialism will bring freedom and a much better… Read more »

John Ellis
Reply to  Aleksandar Sarovic
August 9, 2020

You propose a world without an ability to have compassion,
give charity or be grateful.
Problem is, equality is no one having more wealth than others,
giving them more control, power and luxury than others.
Comes now you to never say a word about wealth equality.

Aleksandar Sarovic
Reply to  John Ellis
August 9, 2020

No, equality allows people to have more wealth than others if they want it. Equality assumes everyone has equal opportunity to reach more wealth if they want it. And no, I have never proposed a world without an ability to has compassion.

Last edited 1 month ago by Aleksandar Sarovic
John Ellis
Reply to  Aleksandar Sarovic
August 9, 2020

Assuming that competition is a level and equal playing field, when we are all born with a different level of intelligence and a different ability to produce wealth, please explain your logic?

Aleksandar Sarovic
Reply to  John Ellis
August 9, 2020

The US has establish a wrong principle by which the winners take it all. If there is not enough workers on the market even the worst worker will get a decent salary and employers will not have other choice than accept it.

Susan Rarick
Susan Rarick
Reply to  Aleksandar Sarovic
August 9, 2020

So what if people don’t want to work?

Aleksandar Sarovic
Reply to  Susan Rarick
August 9, 2020

If they find a way to get money for food and shelter they will not need to work, otherwise…

John Ellis
Reply to  Susan Rarick
August 9, 2020

Most excellent it would be if the majority desired to reduce their work and consumption to that needed for a comfortable life, as that is the only way to overcome global warming.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
August 9, 2020

Instigating unrest based on lies???

John Ellis
August 10, 2020

UNEQUAL RIGHTS — TRUE EQUALITY

As we all have unequal intelligence giving us unequal ability to produce wealth, in order to achieve equality we must establish the following unequal rights:

  1. Only those with excessive wealth have a right to give.
  2. Only those suffering want have a right to receive.
  3. Only those with just enough for a comfortable life have a right to claim that they have achieved equality.
Tim
Tim
August 10, 2020

This article and this author are one of the reasons The Duran is going down the White Supremacist tubes. The ignorance displayed in equating socialism with Stalin is breathtaking. Mind you this is in a country that calls Hillary Clinton left-wing! Get to fuck, Dark Man.

peter mcloughlin
August 10, 2020

“Since the China trade deal I voted against, America has lost over 3 million manufacturing jobs. It’s wrong to pretend that China isn’t one of our major economic competitors.”
Bernie Sanders.

“I will bring jobs back from China…And I’ll start bringing them back very fast.”
President Donald Trump

The hegemonic struggle between the US and China is leading towards world war. Wars are driven by interests not ideology. After nuclear Armageddon America will be a wilderness – whether it is capitalist or socialist.
https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

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