Nikita Khrushchev once said “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into our hands.” His Soviet Union did not survive long enough to see this come true, but it is in the realm of possibilities today.
We now have a Democrat Party that by all rights should change its name to the “Socialist Party”. Bernie Sanders is in the forefront of this movement, followed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Raul Grijalva, Keith Ellison, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi and many others. In fact, there are currently 69 members in congress that can be identified as “Socialists”, and many more that espouse those views but will not wear the label. This is a disturbing trend.
What part of our population looks upon Socialism as a solution to Capitalism’s perceived ills? Fully 51% of 18-29 year old people in the USA have a favorable view of Socialism. This is the largest group of supporters, with declining support when viewing other older age groups. It indicates that maturity lends itself to an understanding that Socialism does not deliver. It is also an indictment of our educational system, one that has drifted to the far left over the last few decades, promoting Socialism as the preferred economic system.
Globalists are also promoting Socialism, with their vision of “ONE WORLD GOVERNANCE” and the push for economic redistribution in the form of fighting their latest boogeyman, “CLIMATE CHANGE”. It is their idea that Socialism is the only way that their plan can work, and the push for Socialism is relentless. The UN, EU, and other international organizations are involved with this movement.
There are many reasons for this resurgence of popularity for this failed economic system. For the young, the prospect of “Free stuff” is very alluring. Free College, Student loan forgiveness, free medical care, guaranteed minimum income, jobs for everyone, and a host of other promised giveaways make Socialism look like Christmas every day to them. For politicians, it is a system that has the intoxicating allure of power. The knowledge that once the populace is fully engaged in this system, their power over them would then be limitless. For Globalists, their need for absolute power would then be assured as the whole world would be suckling off the tit of Socialism, a system that they ultimately would control.
It would be a very dark future indeed, if Socialism would take hold. We need to fight to insure that its dark side is unmasked. We need to take back our educational system, and insure that it will once and for all be teaching real history, real civics, real economics. We also need to vote politicians out of office that aspire to control us, rather than to work for us. We also need to “walk away” from the Globalists that would take our freedom away, allegedly for the greater common good for mankind.
Capitalism is the only economic system that has pushed much of the world into prosperity that could not even be dreamed of until the last century. More people are out of poverty because of Capitalism than at any other time in world history. The food lines in Socialist countries in the last century, coupled with over 100 million people murdered at the altar of Socialism must be taught for all its worth. There is no greater threat to our freedom and our prosperity than Socialism.