by: Brent Smith
Everyone knows the name George Orwell. Likely from his two most famous novels – 1984 about an all-powerful government and “Big Brother,” is watching you.
And Animal Farm, about the proletariat uprising of farm animals against their bourgeois overlord farmer.
He also penned some quite prescient quotes, from 80 or so years ago.
Allow me to analyze some of them.
As I go through them, I think you’ll agree that George Orwell as much as predicted the very happenings we are experiencing today. read more
from Brent for World Net Daily:
We conservatives have been warning of the rise of the radical left for some time – the rise of hard-line leftism / fascism / communism. Take your pick, because fundamentally, they are the same.
And for those warnings, we’ve been derided as right-wing loons and sky-is-falling paranoids. This could never happen in America, they say. Americans may joke about such things, but when push comes to shove, no one will ever advocate for communist-style gulags and reeducation camps.
Still, with history on our side, we soldier on, ever wary of the signs that may point to this rising.
Well, evidently, the time is now. read more
Socialism is great, we are told – democratic socialism, that is. Like there’s a difference. And the youth of America has really taken a shine to it.
On the flip side – we always hear that greedy capitalism hurts not only the poor, but the young. And it is said that capitalism hurts women and minorities most.
But does it really. Is socialism really the answer to the problems of opportunity and equality, especially for women?
Carrie Lukas, President of Independent Women’s Forum says clearly no. In the following Prager University video, Carrie proves that socialism does the opposite of what it claims. read more
by: Brent Smith
More College Censorship
Censorship is alive and well on college campuses. So says the College fix, and anyone with eyes can see they’re right.
This time a conservative group had their Halloween display taken down after only being up for several hours last week. Of course no one knows anything about, but the Young Americans for Freedom club vows to get to the bottom of it.
By the way – they’re display were gravestones with the words “Socialism Kills” on them.
Trangendering is Child Abuse
Most have heard of the tragic story of the 7 year old Texas boy whose mother wants to change into a girl. And worse is a jury, in Texas no less, said that would fine.
Luckily a Judge overturned the jury and put a stay on the case, giving rights back to both parents. The father objects. What a Puritan – right.
Simply put, this mother should be locked up for child abuse. read more
America found out long before we were a nation that socialism is an abject failure. In fact we had to discover it twice, the epic failure of socialism. First at Jamestown and then at the Plymouth colony. They found out the hard way. If not for capitalism, America may never have come into being.
But don’t take my word for it. History professor Larry Schweikart, for Prager University, gives a brief but concise accounting of pitfalls of socialism.
Enjoy the Video: read more
from Conservative Review:
Republicans embrace socialism in climate change message
What a crock.
In an article titled, “GOP hoping voters open to warnings of Democrats’ socialism,” the Associated Press looks at Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who has been telling town hall participants that socialism is afoot and that he wants everyone to join him in the fight against it.
The article is slanted, as most AP articles are. Its writer tried to make the point, by interviewing random people, that Republicans are stoking fear when the issue really doesn’t faze most people. The article ends with a wry warning to Republicans that crying wolf over Democrats’ socialist views might actually hurt them in 2020. read more
The left loves to trumpet the Nordic countries as socialist success stories. But as Dane, Otto Brons-Petersen explains, they couldn’t be more wrong. In some ways Denmark is less socialist than is the United States. I like to call the Nordics, cuddly capitalist countries. They’re private sector is free market capitalism, but they pay very high taxes to maintain the socialist type safety nets.
But Petersen explains that as we in the U.S. march further toward socialism, Denmark is fast rejecting it, returning things like social security to the private sector.
Enjoy this episode of Prager University: Is Denmark Socialist? read more
Maduro Must Go
Decades from now, historians will note with irony that socialism was rehabilitated in the United States just as its full depravity
Nicolás Maduro / Juan Guaidò
came into view in Venezuela. That beleaguered South American country took its first steps on the road to serfdom in 1999, when Hugo Chávez was elected to the first of four presidential terms. The former military officer used Venezuela’s plentiful oil reserves to spread the wealth as he consolidated power, harassed dissenters, and joined forces with Castro. Chávez was more than a typical Latin American populist. His regime was the rallying place for the international, anti-American left. His name became an ideology—Chávismo—based on revolutionary politics and centralized control. He was detestable. read more
Guest Post by: John Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist
Is there morality in government?
It is expected that our politicians be moral and of good character and integrity. But given the power unlawfully and unconstitutionally usurped by our elected officials, can it be said that any member of Congress fits within a recognized set of moral parameters? After all, it is the morality of our legislators which will affect the life, dreams, and hopes of not only this generation, but the generations to come.
The amount of power which a lazy and cowardly American public has permitted our politicians to take for themselves is staggering. But what else could be expected from citizens who look to government as mother and caregiver?
There are many who no longer assume the least bit of responsibility for their own lives. This leads to the rise of an elite dictatorship which, using the best of excuses, such as “it’s for the children,” continues to take away liberty and manipulate our every activity for “the public good.” How eagerly these power hungry political hacks grasp at even the slightest chance for additional authority. read more
by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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It’s been a rather odd year – politically speaking.
Although entirely predictable, the rise of the “Democratic Socialist” has taken many by surprise. And even more surprising to some is they’ve not just won democrat primaries, but dethroned some old dogs and forced the democrat hierarchy to lurch even further left, lest they suffer the same fate.
However, not too long ago, the dems were singing a different tune. In reaction to a 2009 Newsweek cover entitled, “We Are Socialists Now,” Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) at a town hall meeting in 2010 exclaimed that, “I don’t think anybody in this country believes in socialism. I don’t know ’em, and I don’t hang out with ’em, but maybe you do.”
Can’t hardly say that anymore, can you Carol. My how things have changed in just eight short years.
But this article isn’t really about the democrats. It’s more about Republicans and what we can do to combat the onset of socialist lunacy. read more