Skip to comments.Are Americans Who Admire Socialism and Communism Miseducated or Stupid?
Posted on 12/09/2018 10:15:52 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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Both. Next question?
many are just Ignorant by choice.. the choice of college or news source. indoctrinated like a turkey gets basted and injected ,, thoroughly.
Their belief in socialism would last only as long as nobody took their capitalist toys away, like cellphones, ipads, etc.
Both. It doesn’t take much intellect to see socialism/communism doesn’t work. Maggie Thatcher succinctly described the results well, “The trouble with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of outher people’s money.”
And anyone teaching something that has proven wrong EVERY time should be laughed out of the profession. (Oh, forgot about lib arts departments - where intellect is optional.)
They been Maleducated..
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But, occasional cortex KNOWS how to do it right. Right? “Just pay for it.”
I’ll say stupid, because the individuals supporting Socialism/Communism apparently only look at the potential of the theory ignoring (or ignorant of) the facts of history.
The ignorance isnt just about history. Every time I go to a supermarket I am blown away by the bounty and diversity of the products available to all of us. When youre in one, ponder the effort, industry and most of all the risks endured by those who give us the choices we have. Its only possible when people are free.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
"The smart crooks long ago figured out that getting themselves elected to federal office to make unconstitutional tax laws to fill their pockets is a much easier way to make a living than robbing banks." me
"Federal career lawmakers probably laugh all the way to the bank to deposit bribes for putting loopholes for the rich and corporations in tax appropriations laws, Congress actually not having the express constitutional authority to make most appropriations laws where domestic policy is concerned. Such laws are based on stolen state powers and uniquely associated stolen state revenues." me
How ‘bout Evil?
For some reason, despite millions murdered, nobody ever proposes the obvious.
If they want to live in a socialist or communist country, I suggest they emigrate to one.
Capitalists build walls to STOP people from breaking in... (think of how wonderful a place would be that YOU would risk death to break into)
Commies change the minute they take power - when THEY take power the first thing they do is outlaw ‘protests’. If you don't like how they treat you they'll kill you. The days of public pity parties will end the first week. If YOU object to ‘THE STATE’ you'll be put in prison or put to death..
Commies play on the greed and childishness of the young in capitalist counties... The difference is the adults in society have NOT protected this generation...
Theres a Museum in DC called the newseum. Its a self aggrandizement museum dedicated to all the brave journalists.
In typical leftist fashion, its the most expensive museum in Washington and chronically short on money.
Anyway, the place is pretty marginal but they do have an excellent Berlin Wall exhibit with about 20 panels of the wall.
I suspect they were not happy with me as I loudly led my kids around and asked them which side was the free country and which was the socialistic command economy with no freedom.
The free side was messy and loaded with multiple layers of graffiti while the dictatorial communist side was pristine clean concrete.
the answer: “both” os correct.
Over the years, we’ve allowed the commies to run our education system.
They have taught 3 or 4 generations how to be thoroughly stupid while believing they are smarter than your average yokel (everybody else).
Now, they’ve got enough numbers to simply make our education system pure indoctrination.
Nothing but blood can cure this now.
John K Fairbank is the greatest textbook case of how leftist academicians engaged in a symbiotic relationship with communist tyrants to both advance their careers and push a carefully modulated propaganda line designed for the American intellectual market. For several decades Fairbanks ‘The United States and China’ was probably the one book on China (other than Snow's ‘Red Star Over China’) that most US undergrads were exposed to in either a poly sci or foreign area studies class. It is a very well written conspectus of US-China relations that subtly makes the case for Mao and the CCP as the best alternative for China to deal with its massive problems and that the US by being a consistent supporter of the Nationalist produced a real ‘tragedy’ as the true interests of the US were i supporting the robust and sometimes necessarily brutal but progressive CCP. Many Americans absorbed the short lesson that ‘Well the Chicoms were dictatorial but the Nationalists were just awful, like Nazi's” This was the JKF was supposed to push quietly and sedulously. In return he was allowed to have certain access to and do research in Chinese state archives denied to other scholars who were not covert agents of intellectual subversion. Fairbank was a highly intelligent man and a fine writer and he just about dominated China studies in the US for nearly a half century. He conducted a kind of quiet campaign within his academic specialty to marginalize scholars such as Karl Wittfogel, who was more than Fairbank’s intellectual equal, who held ‘incorrect’ views. Fairbanks located himself in the center of the American intellectual universe teaching and writing his many books at Harvard. Blessed with an engaging politician like personality rather like an academic Dean Jagger he could seem reasonable in his views to even ardent anticommunists. As a agent of influence he was unparalleled and he genuinely empathized with Chinese thought processes and melded them to produce his own highly deceptive multilayer persona and in incorporating propaganda in his works on Chinese history from about the Opium War to the present in such a way as to seem moderate and convincing. His books such as East Asia the Great Tradition and The Modern Transformation, written with Edwin O. Reischauer , who wrote the sections on Japan, are excellent and still worth reading but one has to always be on the alert for any pro-communist interpretations. Fairbank became quite rich offering advice to bankers and big business after the Nixon opening of China as well as reaping large rewards from the many editions and revisions of his books and famous as well not just in academia. Unfortunately there are to many institutional barricades for his true record to be ever much known.
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