A few days ago, I was watching O'Reilly and saw the following which really knocked me for a loop. (From his Talking Points for Thursday)
"A recent Gallup poll is simply incredible. Thirty-six percent of Americans have a positive image of socialism, including 53 percent of Democrats. Just 17 percent of Republicans think socialism is good.
Now, socialism is the exact opposite of capitalism, which is our system in America. A socialist believes the government has a right to control and/or seize private property and regulate the distribution of goods and services.
That means the government has all the power. You have none. Can you say Fidel Castro? And 53 percent of Democrats think that's a positive thing? It's hard to believe."
As I Googled, etc., in preparation to comment on this, I was literally hit between the eyes with the realization that for all practical purposes we have almost completely lost it as a country! I mean this with all seriousness.
Think about this. Our founding fathers gave us the foundation for what is most likely the greatest country in history. This foundation was based on Freedom! Initiative! Self-Reliance! Fundamantal Rights! And yet over 1/2 of Democrats and close to 20% of Republicans have a positive image of Socialism?! Something isn't right here!
So let's look at this a little closer. First and foremost. Socialist governments fail! The USSR, Britain, Greece, Cuba! Wherever you look history shows Socialism is a complete and utter failure. Look no further right now then Greece. Their Socialist policies have them at the point to where they need to be bailed out by others! So what are we doing? The Socialist thing! We are spending and spending. The debt is unsustainable, yet we are told we must spend more. So we borrow more that cannot be paid back! Our debt is greater then the entire GDP of this nation! That translates to one thing! Bankruptcy, just as Greece is facing now with other European Socialist based governments right on their tail. And we're going down the same track!
You see, this economic crisis we are in is not just centered here in the states. Every Socialist based government in this world is in serious trouble, including China! It's like a domino effect. Every one of these entities, including us and our leader, Chairman Obama, keep pursuing a " government is everything" mentalilty". In the process, they are destroying their countries. And yet, many people here have a favorable impression of a failed policy! Why?
20% of young Republicans refer to themselves as progressive while Democrats come in at 67%. What is a Progressive? It is a Socialst! History shows how the American Communist party and the Red movement change their names and tactics, spewing pablam for the masses. They infiltrated our schools and media. They have indoctrinated folks to the point where the Reds are in fact winning! This isn't a joke folks! This is fact!
This isn't shrill Red Scare stuff as most conservatives are accused of. Entitlements, a "Government is meant to take care of me" attitude, the rich are evil and want to keep everyone else poor, and so on and so on. This is being taught to our children. The history of these failed policies, the genocides, the dicatorship aspects are not taught anymore. The very basis of our ideals are villified by teachers and government officials. Schools all over are turning out students that either do not believe in or have not been taught our basic principles!
We are inundated daily with Socialist propaganda. Global Warming? A theory that has in fact been presented to the world in a veil of deception! Yet when presented with facts from an opposing view, the powers that be tell us to F... Off! Cap and Trade, Carbon Credits, etc. Nothing but a Socialist way of controlling the economy and in turn the everyday citizen. Health Care Reform? A governmant takeover of 1/6th of our economy. Oops! Socialist!
Harry Reid. Nancy Pelosi. Obama and his advisors. All speak as one voice! The president's advisors are all radical leftists! Just a basic fact here folks! It is proven time and again. In their words. In their actions. He has surrounded himself with the very people he identifies himself with! Radical Socialists!
I could go on with example after example. It all points to the same thing. Our nation is at a crossroads! Either we somehow fight for our basic rights or we cease to exist as the United States of America!
The mass media and the Democrats especially, villify the likes of Glen Beck! But he is right! He and others like Mark Levine and even Dennis Miller have been begging us to open our eyes to the coming tyranny. They have pointed out the inevitable collapse of the free market system that is being caused by the Draconian government policies. They have pointed out the lack of any Constitutional authority this adminstration and Congress has as to do what they are in fact doing! They have proven beyond a doubt that the indoctrination of our children and in turn the public thru the propaganda being spewed by the Mass Media is in fact destroying the very essence of our country! Oh, and while I'm at it, don't forget the complete disdain shown to the public when they speak out against bad policy as well as their attempts at silencing Freedom of Speech! Don't forget. We have an FCC head that believes Chavez in Venezuela has the right idea as to Freedom of the Press and Speech.
Are there leaders out there that have the gonads to stand up to this? Or are we as a country willing to go the way of every other failed Socialistic society in our history. Do we not care about our most basic ideals anymore? Someone has to do something quick before we slip into anarchy as every other failed society in history has.
BTW: Just one other rant here. As we all know, Comrade Obama has decided to cut NASA funding. Basically this means four things.
One: Thousands of jobs are going to be lost in the space related industries. How will they play with the unemployment numbers on that? Common sense on that one folks.
Two: A huge dampner has been placed on exploration, one of man's basic instincts.
Three: A huge loss of science and technology discoveries.
Four: And most importantly!
Comrade Obama has ceded space to his handlers in Moscow and China! As we are retiring the shuttle, I'm assumming our astronauts will have to hitch a ride with our Asian friends. How much money are we going to be sending over to Putin and friends to finance the space station and so on. Apparently we can't do it here, not according to Presdident Bozo!
Do I sound mad about this? You're damned right I am! Who in the hell does this guy think he is? What gives him the right to not only destroy our space program, but in effect give up another of our nation's greatest legacies? Why is it that the Progressives or whatever they call themselves are so intent on changing our nation into a third world, Socialistic society? Who in the hell gave him and his lackys the right to tell America that dreams and exploration don't count for anything? Why do these people so fervently believe we are the problem with the world? Why do they think we are second rate? Why, when one really digs deep, why do they hate this country and our ideals.
And finally, why did the people of the United States abrogate on their most sacred right and responsiblity, the right to vote, and elect a cadre of Socialists who stand against everything that makes us what we are. Why are we now not educated enough or engaged enough to learn about a person before we elect them? Is there anyone out there that can explain this to me?