What is Socialism? – March 28, 2009
What is socialism? Visit http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/socialism.
1. a political theory advocating STATE OWNERSHIP of INDUSTRY
2. an economic system based on STATE OWNERSHIP OF CAPITAL (the antithesis is “capitalism”)
1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole (government).
2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
3. (IN MARXIST THEORY) THE STAGE FOLLOWING CAPITALISM IN THE TRANSITION OF A SOCIETY TO COMMUNISM, CHARACTERIZED BY THE IMPERFECT IMPLEMENTATION OF COLLECTIVIST PRINCIPLES.
An economic system in which the production and distribution of goods are CONTROLLED SUBSTANTIALLY BY THE GOVERNMENT RATHER THAN BY PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, and in which cooperation rather than competition guides economic activity.
Watch what Obama and the Democrats are doing and/or trying to do, and decide for yourself. I think it’s pretty clear.
Our founding fathers would be disgusted with us after all of their bloodshed and great personal sacrifice to win our freedom, and we’re watching TV and letting it be snatched from us daily in full view!
PLEASE STAND WITH OUR FOUNDING FATHERS AND FIGHT FOR FREEDOM.
From the website of the Socialist party USA:
“The Socialist Party stands for the abolition of every form of domination and exploitation, whether based on social class, gender, race/ethnicity, age, education, sexual orientation, or other characteristics.
We are committed to the transformation of capitalism through the creation of a democratic socialist society based on compassion, empathy, and respect as well as the development of new social structures. Socialism will establish a new social and economic order in which workers and community members will take responsibility for and control of their interpersonal relationships, their neighborhoods, their local government, and the production and distribution of all goods and services.
For these reasons we call for social ownership and democratic control of productive resources, for a guarantee to all of the right to participate in societal production, and to a fair share of society’s product, in accordance with individual needs.
As we pursue a socialist transformation of society, we join with others in making radical demands on the existing system: demands that challenge the basic assumptions of a capitalist market economy while pointing the way to a new society. Although reforms will not in themselves bring about socialism, the fight for them will advance the cause by demonstrating the inherent limitations and injustice of the capitalist system. As we build the socialist movement, we organize around a platform committed to our common and interdependent struggles and aspirations.”
Does this sound familiar? Do Obama’s actions fit this description? What about the actions and statements of Pelosi?
During his campaign, Obama stated plainly to Joe the Plumber that he wants to redistribute the wealth to give the poor an equal chance at success. “I just want to spread the wealth around.” Obama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5OMlOPgrBk&feature=related
Double talk, but he finally gets down to the truth – he wants to take the wealth of hard-working people and redistribute it to those who have earned less, regardless of why they earned less. He said “folks like me, who have worked hard, but frankly, have been lucky…”
So he thinks you were lucky and others making less were not. Is it luck or your hard work and diligence, sacrifice and responsible behavior? Were those who earned less just unlucky, or did they make bad decisions, work less or not at all, get fired because they weren’t a good employee, use drugs or become alcoholics and impair their ability to earn, or were they lazy? Did they have more children than they could afford, even out of wedlock? Obama doesn’t care why those who earn less have reached that place. He’s taking from those who deserve to keep what they earn and give it to those who didn’t earn it and didn’t earn their own wealth for a viariety of reasons – not luck.
What about Obama’s adminsitration taking control and a majority ownership of banks, lending institutions, insurance companies, and now, perhaps, private companies WHO DID NOT TAKE GOVERNMENT FUNDS! Does this fit the socialist plan? OF COURSE IT DOES!!! Congresswoman Maxine Waters of Calif. told oil company executives that she wanted the government to take over their oil companies.
It’s clear that our emails are being ignored. We’ve reached the critical point where we MUST SHOW UP ON THEIR DOORSTEP IN GREAT NUMBERS (not in a threatening way). Show up at their local offices, first. When that doesn’t get results, march on Washington, D.C. – and soon. We will also be pushed to the point of appealing to the Supreme Court for a ruling on the Constitutionality of the actions of the president and Congress. We will have to use our checks and balances. Obama has no intentions of changing his course.
We never thought we’d see this day in our lifetimes, but it’s here. We need to wake up and realize it. Time to do the uncomfortable, inconvenient, unpleasant duty of FIGHTING TO PRESERVE OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
TIME TO FORCE OUR GOVERNMENT TO RETURN TO THE STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
JUST MAKE UP YOUR MIND AND DO IT.