When politicians, journalists and college professors use words like â€œshare,â€ â€œfairâ€ and â€œredistribution,â€ they are trying to make socialist ideas sound sexy. Socialism isnâ€™t sexy; itâ€™s suffocating.
Hereâ€™s whatâ€™s sexy: â€œSelfishlyâ€ working hard to secure your own financial independence and making free choices with regard to your career, romantic relationships, children and estate. Letâ€™s bring selfish back, yâ€™all!
The problem with words like â€œshareâ€ and â€œfairâ€â€“words five-year-olds use when they want to play with their big brother or sisterâ€™s toysâ€“is that theyâ€™re innocuous. They are inappropriate for describing government policies that ultimately replace freedom with thralldom.
Liberals will tell me things like: â€œSocialism is not communism. Socialism merely levels the playing field; it prevents rich people from creating monopolies and controlling everyone else.â€ My response is: â€œHave you read The Communist Manifesto lately?â€
Marx believed that socialism was the natural first step toward its full realization, namely communism. When and if liberals actually read Manifesto, theyâ€™ll notice that Marx lays out ten steps that are â€œgenerally applicableâ€ to establishing communist socialism. At least six of these steps look quite similar to current and pending U.S. polices.
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