"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
I had with a young coworker in the latter weeks of Obama’s campaign for president. My coworker then quite earnestly asked, “What’s so wrong with socialism?” I initially assumed he must be joking, although his face gave no indication. …… I began reciting the litany of horrors: the crimes of the Holocaust, the purges of the Soviets, the thuggery and inhuman brutality of the statist regimes of the last century. The Nazis …. While he had been taught of the existence of these atrocities, he had not been clued into the one commonality they shared. They were all perpetrated by the adherents of various forms of socialism.
In the late 1930s, the noted economist Friedrich Von Hayek wrote his landmark pamphlet “Road to Serfdom,” laying bare the diseased skeleton of socialist/utopian thought that had permeated academia and the salons of his day. … he pointed out the Achilles heel of collectivist dogma: for a planned economy to succeed, there must be central planners, who by necessity will insist on universal commitment to their plan. How do you attain total commitment to a goal from a free people? Well, you don’t….
Von Hayek accurately foretold the fate that would befall dissenters from the plan. They simply could not be allowed to get in the way. Opposition would soon be treated as subversion, with debate shriveling to non-existence under the glare of the state. Those who refused compliance would first be marginalized, then dehumanized, and finally (failing re-education) eliminated. Collectivism and individualism cannot long share the same bed…..The history of the twentieth century is littered with the remains of those who became “enemies of the state” for merely drawing attention to this flaw. As Von Hayek predicted, the socialist vision would not be achieved without bloodshed. (one must be willfully blind, not to see this is the precipice our county is on — socialism, under Obama, is strangling America’s freedom, liberty and individualism. And there can be no ‘compromise’ with an evil force. RP)
My young coworker had no frame of reference by which to judge the events unfolding around him. He had been presented with only the intentions of socialism (human ‘good intentions’ are not necessarily God’s idea of ‘good intentions RP), not the inevitable results. He had been given the whitewashed fantasy of the Left, who never saw a failure that couldn’t be rationalized —. (this what Obama and his cronies have done/ continue to do — place “blame” on Republicans/ Conservatives and capitalism itself. Their lies fuel the fire of discontent throughout America, by design. RP)….
The Left will not willingly lay claim to the true legacy of socialism, so we will have to hang it around their necks. They have grown accustomed to shedding responsibility for the damage they have done, and are adept at shifting the blame. ….
If you doubt the effectiveness of the Left’s methods, ask any ten people under the age of forty whether Hitler and the Nazis were a product of left-wing or right-wing ideology. It is not enough that you know the truth. Everyone has to know the truth. We have to reclaim our younger generations from the wolf in sheep’s clothing, or it won’t be long before the wolf no longer needs the disguise.” please read the full article: here
This is an excellent expose on socialism. There are so many people, including Christians, who’ve been deceived into believing that socialism is good for mankind and promoted in the Bible. They’re sorely wrong. God wants people to enjoy freedom and liberty, as ‘coincidentally‘, is designed into our Constitution. Freedom to worship the God of creation.
I too, have encounter several in the ‘under 40’ crowd who try to tell me that the Nazi’s were “rightwingers”. My first reaction was that I was listening to a fool (which was correct) . . . but this is what they’ve been taught. We’re held responsible for what we choose to believe or reject, so it’s to be benefit of our souls, to become securely holding to the truth.
We can’t whitewash what God calls ‘evil’, place a stamp of “Good Intentions” on it and think it will be acceptable. No more than Cain did in his rejected offering to God. To do so, makes us not simply stupid, but blind to the truth and an endorser of the devils scheme.
I hope you’ll read the full article above and the one here. But are excellent: “Why socialism is evil” by Walter E Williams Professor of Economics, author http://www.wnd.com/2008/11/81349/