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Socialism, the True Gospel of Greed
The Daily Signal ^ | June 12, 2019 | Ed Feulner

Posted on 06/12/2019 5:14:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

That’s from President Donald Trump’s last State of the Union address. I’m sure many people found it as encouraging as I did, especially in light of surveys indicating that socialism is gaining popularity here in the United States.

And not just at the fringes. One recent Gallup poll showed 4 out of 10 Americans have a favorable impression of socialism. Almost half—47%—said they would vote for a socialist candidate for president.

But don’t despair just yet. The same poll also revealed that almost 2 out of every 3 Americans—62%—say that decisions about the economy should be left up to the free market, not the government. The same holds true when it comes to health care and higher education.

If you know anything about socialism, these results are completely contradictory. It’s obvious that a lot of people who say they favor socialism don’t understand what it is.

I find that somewhat encouraging. Not that so many people don’t understand what socialism is, of course, but that much of its apparent support is based on a misunderstanding. That certainly beats a genuine conviction that socialism is better.

If they understood what socialism is—“a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state,” to use Merriam-Webster’s definition—they would realize it’s the antithesis of free enterprise. That it’s the very opposite of freedom.

Many Americans who say they favor socialism clearly are hearing “socialism” and thinking of it instead as a way to fix whatever societal woes are bothering them.

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1 posted on 06/12/2019 5:14:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 100American; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

PING.


2 posted on 06/12/2019 5:17:16 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Modern Democrat Party: America's largest hate group.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state,” ...

It’s got NOTHING to do with sharing or equitable redistribution of the wealth (whatever the #### that is).

It’s about control of EVERY aspect of the individual’s life.


3 posted on 06/12/2019 5:18:59 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Implementing socialism is a quick way to destroy a society, which begs the question of why it is called “socialism.”


4 posted on 06/12/2019 5:30:06 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Big public education campaign needed before the next election.


5 posted on 06/12/2019 5:50:15 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
-Winston Churchill


6 posted on 06/12/2019 5:54:39 PM PDT by wjcsux (The hyperventilating of the left means we are winning! (Tagline courtesy of Laz.))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The “Progressives” promote Democratic Socialism, which leads to the control of production by Democracy or the Mob who will make the decisions instead of a small group at the top making the rules. Trotsky would be so proud of today’s Democrats. See Entryism


7 posted on 06/12/2019 6:01:11 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dumbed-down, indoctrinated, brainwashed Libiots believe Socialism is the only way to succeed. Failure will not change their minds.


8 posted on 06/12/2019 6:05:14 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Socialism - you can vote your way in, but you have to shoot your way out.


9 posted on 06/12/2019 6:13:22 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Socialism is a Parasite.
10 posted on 06/12/2019 6:14:15 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Not greed, slavery and death.


11 posted on 06/12/2019 6:19:20 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Two things need to be expressed about socialism;

1). The more security, social programs, free health care, and so on,,, the LESS freedom we will have. Security and freedom are diametrically opposed in a zero sum equation.

2). The NAZIs were socialists, far to the left of American politics,,, not to the right. NAZI stands for National Socialist Workers Party. Fascists are on the extreme LEFT, not the right.


12 posted on 06/12/2019 6:21:24 PM PDT by Wildbill22 ( They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton William Abrams)
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To: SpaceBar

Not greed, slavery and death.


I would say greed as well. I would define greed as wanting what you do not deserve or wanting what you did not earn.

Envy is the core motivation behind greed.


13 posted on 06/12/2019 6:24:42 PM PDT by Wildbill22 ( They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton William Abrams)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Per Common Sense, society is a blessing, and government is an evil necessary only to the extent of the imperfection of society.

Socialism is cynicism directed towards society and - it follows - naiveté towards government.


14 posted on 06/12/2019 6:25:03 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (Socialism is cynicism directed towards society and - correspondingly - naivete towards government.)
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To: exDemMom

Socialism is antisocial.


15 posted on 06/12/2019 6:29:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Modern Democrat Party: America's largest hate group.)
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To: dp0622

“It’s about control of EVERY aspect of the individual’s life.”

But as we allow more and more of the world’s “$hit People” into our country, the more our collective society will be all in for having our lives “managed” by the RATs. Because they have this mistaken opinion of themselves wherein they see themselves as “qualified” to run the lives of the rest of us. The only possible salvation will be the Second Amendment, And that is why they make it’s abolition “job one!” Because they know that those they really hate ( us conservatives) have nearly all the privately owned firearms. So when they finally provoke CWII, they need to know we won’t prevail and kill all of them.


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17 posted on 06/12/2019 10:36:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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18 posted on 06/12/2019 11:19:56 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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19 posted on 06/13/2019 12:46:56 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Cultural Marxism is the cult of the Left waiting for the Mothership.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It becomes the gospel of greed because it is founded on the gospel of envy.


20 posted on 06/13/2019 8:54:02 AM PDT by Wuli
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