Sorry If You’re Offended, but Socialism Leads to Misery and Destitution

Daily Signal:

On the same day that Venezuela’s “democratically” elected socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, whose once-wealthy nation now has citizens foraging for food, announced he was lopping five zeros off the country’s currency to create a “stable financial and monetary system,” Meghan McCain of “The View” was the target of internet-wide condemnation for having stated some obvious truths about collectivism.

During the same week we learned that the democratic socialist president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is accused of massacring hundreds of protesters whose economic futures have been decimated by his economic policies, Soledad O’Brien and writers at outlets ranging from GQ, to BuzzFeed, to the Daily Beast were telling McCain to cool her jets.

In truth, McCain was being far too calm. After all, socialism is the leading man-made cause of death and misery in human existence. Whether implemented by a mob or a single strongman, collectivism is a poverty generator, an attack on human dignity, and a destroyer of individual rights.

It’s true that not all socialism ends in the tyranny of Leninism or Stalinism or Maoism or Castroism or Ba’athism or Chavezism or the Khmer Rouge—only most of it does. And no, New York primary winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t intend to set up gulags in Alaska. Most so-called democratic socialists—the qualifier affixed to denote that they live in a democratic system and have no choice but to ask for votes—aren’t consciously or explicitly endorsing violence or tyranny.

But when they adopt the term “socialism” and the ideas associated with it, they deserve to be treated with the kind of contempt and derision that all those adopting authoritarian philosophies deserve.

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h/t Aunt Liz.

14 Comments on Sorry If You’re Offended, but Socialism Leads to Misery and Destitution

  1. The truth is there for those willing to see it.

    Most people though, IMO, prefer to see what they want to see in its place.

  2. First off, when Meghan McCain is arguing for our behalf we should all be nervous.

    The biggest problem in combating socialism is the collective ignorance held in understanding what the hell it even is. On it’s face it provides fairness, equity and security to all people, what’s not to like about that? Even Google is in on the ruse, here is their definition;

    “a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.”

    The ignorance of outcomes when power is held by the select few, the lies spread by the leftest like De Blazio when he says there is plenty of money, just not in the right hands, and the clear refusal to recognize history and the failures time and time and time again when socialism was tried, and failed. It failed to live up to any of the promises, it snuffed out the dignity of the individual, enslaved him, and provided nothing but a life of misery and despair.

  3. The only thing socialism (in all its forms) accomplishes is lowering everyone to the least common denominator. The only person (singular) not affected negatively is the least common denominator, and for that person there is no positive outcome.

  4. “And no, New York primary winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t intend to set up gulags in Alaska. ” How can you be so sure?

  5. …we would have gotten RID of a TON of Socialism if Megan’s songbird dad had stuck his treasonous thumb up his own ass when Obamacare came up, just sayin’…

  6. Karl Marx said socialism leads to communism, as the inventor of communism, he may have known what he was talking about.

  7. “And no, New York primary winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t intend to set up gulags in Alaska. ”

    …she WILL have someone ELSE do it, though…

  8. Socialism:
    Free stuff for bums until the money runs out then
    everyone but the elites are in hours long lines for
    some stale bread. (if any is “available”)
    See: Venezuela.

  9. Gulags are no longer needed, They cost too much Money to maintain.

    So instead, You’ll just be denied the right to shop, work,License a

    Vehicle/buy Gas , or use Public Transportation …Much cheaper in

    the long run….Growing Your Own Food will be an act of Treason.

  10. The proof and truth is out there to be witnessed in every miserable, run-down, shot-up, burned-out, poverty-stricken, crime-ridden, rat-infested, urine-soaked, feces-friendly, certified “Sh!t-Hole” plantation that has been run with total democRAT domination established with food stamps and endless hand-out programs…. i.e. Socialism! Brought to us by filth, corruption and democRAT Snake-Oil® promising Hope & Change where NOTHING ever changes, but the promises keep on coming! To a democRAT Venezuela is just a trophy, but the biggest prize of all awaits… US!


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