Skip to comments.Normal, Healthy People Don't Want To Be Dictators
Posted on 06/11/2021 3:06:33 AM PDT by MtnClimber
Here's the problem with communism (and sometimes socialism). If you study these subjects, you will encounter lots of abstract theories about how best to organize society, money, property, and so on. Some ideas might sound appealing. But they have little to do with communism as this ideology has existed in the real world.
Better to think of these theories as maps and guidebooks for people who want to rule others. Communism appeals to dead souls hungry for power. These are not normal, healthy people. When they finally seize power, everyone else becomes a victim, even as never-ending propaganda promises the perfect society.
The last people you want in control of your life are control freaks eager to be your masters. They think it's natural they should dictate your activities. The word slave does not appear in the contract, but that is your job in their world.
Everyone should reflect on the bloody history of socialism and communism, so often with beautiful banners and abundant promises, but a decade later, most of the wannabe bosses are dead or missing in action, replaced by others like themselves. The smell of death hangs over this history. The bigger the government, the more power is taken from the people and given to commissars and bureaucrats. These people work to increase the concentration of power in fewer hands — their hands.
If you were a follower of Germany's Hitler, Russia's Stalin, Cambodia's Pol Pot, or China's Mao, you naturally expected to participate in their success. But these four visionaries killed people, including devoted followers, by the millions. Indeed, the real common denominator of the top socialists and communists is their extreme comfort level with imprisonment, suffering, and death.
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They are always changing the name. I don’t care what they call themselves, they are basically the same. They are variants on a theme. The theme of tyranny.
I want a society which values individual rights. If a society focuses on the Collective -- group identity -- then tyranny will result because this group will need to struggle and triumph over that group.
Clearly, the US has been going down that road for quite some time.
I think we are skipping over collectivism and heading straight for tribalism.
History is full of them:
Ceausescu's execution in 1989:
Romanian term limits.
...and THAT’S how you effectively deal with a dictator.
“If I were king of the forest....” - The corwardly lion.
Normal healthy people don’t even feel the need to be validated with winning elections.
Normal healthy people don’t believe that they know what is best for everyone or even most of everyone.
Normal healthy people find ways of feeling safe and powerful without resorting to coercion, manipulation, or fraud.
Psychos run the world.
Normal people don’t go into politics.
Absolutely right. Communism, socialism, critical theory, critical race theory, and others are all exactly the same ideology.
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