Skip to comments.Rags to riches, alive and well in Black America; It happens routinely in America. Not the exception.
Posted on 08/29/2020 8:18:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
In politics, intellectual candle power (brains) has no direct relation to reality. Some of the brainiest people who ever lived were (and are) flaming idiot leftists.
Some, but not all.
A natural sentimentality once inclined me toward leftist thinking. That got checked at age 15, when I read what Einstein said about his famous theory: "If it doesn't match reality [I think he said 'experiment'], it's wrong."
That hit me square between the eyes. I'd been thinking you stuck by what "felt right," no matter what. Trust your instincts, trust yourself, if it feels good it's right, loyalty, never give up, never give in. Like that.
An uncle once confided that his mom (my gramma) was fiercely protective. "If told one of her boys was guilty of a heinous crime, she would never believe it. But if she had to believe it, she'd know there was a good reason." That kind of thinking can go down dark, dark roads. Fact is, you can love someone you don't much like, or whom you don't like at all. That's the way of some people in some families.
It's also the way of socialism. You can love the idea, but you must be wedded, always, to reality. Reality, not wishful thinking, must guide your actions. There are no good reasons for bad or destructive actions.
This is why it matters to know that socialism always fails, always ratchets up to tyranny that delivers stacks of bodies, murderous famines, dreary lives. It fails not for lack of the right people in charge, but because socialism is just a bad idea. It's meant for families, not for societies. Its sentimental beauty doesn't matter. The bodies do. The famines do. The dreary lives do. They are reality.
Knowing that history, we cannot yield to it.
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Literally everything the media, schools, the Democrat party, and their government apparatchiks tell us about race in America is wrong.
Not only is it wrong, but the truth is almost always exactly 180 degrees opposite. their intent is to deceive.
But the way Karl Marx did it, if it did not match reality you just lied or made up the statistics to match your greater truth. He held that the ends justify the means and that capitalism must be destroyed no matter the cost and despite false data, unprovable hypotheses, obtuse abstractions. or amount of lies it takes.
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