A cattle ranch is a microcosm of socialism. The rancher is autocratic. He makes decisions for the good of the herd, and therefore himself. Problem cattle are eliminated efficiently.
Our Constitutional Republic is based on the worth of the individual. Three hundred million individual minds are better at innovation, problem solving, and defining government than a few politicians.
When you hear politicians use the words “society” or “the common good,” you can be sure that person has become so myopic that we have become their “herd,” and they have decided what is best for us.
Socialism, in practice, becomes fascism, where the state (the few) becomes the power instead of “the proletariat” for whom the entire “social revolution” was undertaken.
In the USSR, were the people in charge or was Stalin? In China, was Mao in charge or the proletariate? Castro or the people in Cuba?
In Nazi Germany, Hitler said, “Society’s needs come before the individual’s needs.” Hitler made the decisions.
Democrats like Obama and Hillary Clinton have socialist ideologies. Obama said, “A little redistribution would be a good thing for everybody.”
In June, 2004, Hillary said “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” As First Lady, she said: “We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.”
People seem to expect Hillary to be more middle-of-the-road, because Bill Clinton was, but make no mistake! She is a socialist to the core. She is more of a student of the progressive bible, Rules for Radicals, than Obama.
Saul Alinsky, its author, is her acknowledged hero.
Not all Democrats are socialists, but those vying for leadership are. I would remind everyone of the disappointment Obama has been. Let’s not repeat that mistake!