In defense of Socialists and Communists (read it before you get twitchy.)Submitted by fishyculture on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 08:21
We have been lied to. All of us. On purpose, from the day we were born, by people who genuinely loved us and were trying to teach us truth.
Most folks on this site are familiar with the deliberate attempt to subvert the US with a "progressive" agenda. Most folks in America have no idea. They know something is HORRIBLY wrong, and they rely on what good people who loved them taught them to sort out what the problem is. When they conclude it is the government, they are not that far from wrong.
Unfortunately, the liars (deliberate ones) are experts at taking what is good in people, hooking them into some distraction and them leading them off to do terrible things. The young man who wants to "defend his country" is shipped off to the middle east to invade other countries, for instance.
So now we have this mass of people who understand something is wrong, they think the government is the main problem, and then... They go to college professors, TV newscasters, mainstream "experts," etc. to seek solutions. Well, stop for a minute and consider how GOOD - kind, loving, charitable - the premise of "socialism" or "communism" sounds once you realize that something is horribly wrong and the problem is the government. To change the TYPE of government is a pretty understandable mistake. To label these people "stupid" or "evil" is just stupid, and maybe evil... ;)
There are evil people maliciously causing division among the GOOD-HEARTED people of the earth. They are NOT stupid, make no mistake.
Most of the people who want something from the government want it for EVERYONE. They want a world where people are fed and have a home. Yes, they DO want it for themselves, too, but that does not make the desire "selfish." They see the government bailing out banks, why can't they bail out students and homeowners? It is really not THAT unreasonable a question, especially if you have been lied to about the nature of "income taxes."
Most people feel a duty to pay taxes, feel it is the right thing to help build roads and schools and secure the borders... (that is in there for laughs.) Rather than castigate them for what they do not know, see what is good in them, and appeal to that.
Do you WANT to see homeless, hungry people? I doubt it. Do THEY want the government stealing the fruits of their labor to fund endless wars? Probably not.
Here is my "take home" message: If you hear someone promoting something you consider "socialist" or "communist" stop and listen for the GOOD in their heart, and try to reach that. Bring it home with "Bring the troops home, and then we could afford that" and leave the discussion about the un-Constitutional nature of the income tax for another day.
If you choose to sit and paint labels on your neighbors, especially if you are doing the painting so that you may avoid interacting with them.... You are part of the problem.
This site is all about getting Ron Paul elected, right? Well, I busted my hump in this "Red State" last time and I assure you, every Republican in Idaho has heard of Ron Paul now. NEW VOTERS ARE NOT TO BE FOUND IN THE GOP. (Edit: That is overstated, and may be less true in your state than mine. There are hard core NEOCONS around here.)
Be fishers of men. Socialist and Communist ones.
They have good hearts, and bad educations. Ignorance IS CURABLE. Is the doctor in.... you?