The ‘darling’ Socialists are quick to bring to light the US government agencies that they deem to be ‘socialist’ in order to defend Socialism as a defacto solution to all that ails the US. “The Military is Socialist”. Really?
It would appear that few are learned in the definition of Socialism:
“The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.”
If you don’t like that one, here are three more:
- any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.
- a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
- a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
The common denominator of these definitions? Goods. Property. Production. Ownership.
The Military does not provide goods. Does not designate property. Does not produce goods. The Military is a volunteer organization in which they members agree to perform services for a wage. Within that ‘voluntary service’ they are provided certain benefits to add to their wage base. And if they do not perform according to the designated rules they may be fired. Granted, the Military is required to have guns and jets and bombs as an adjunct product of their service. But it is a product of their service – not a luxury. Cars, houses, clothes, food, toys, etc.. are luxuries produced on our behalf. Those are the ‘goods’ referred to in the definition of Socialism. That is the basis of ‘economy’.
In a Socialist ‘economy’ those luxuries disappear. Shortages become the norm. In the 1980’s when Poland was governed into Socialism, the waiting period to buy a car was 7 years. But you were required to advance that cost and wait. The waiting period to lease an apartment was 5-7 years, but you were required to advance the rent. Supermarket shelves were empty save for endless bottles of ‘vinegar’.
In Venezuela, they no longer have drinking water.
That – is – Socialism.
The fact that ‘taxpayers’ are charged for that Military wage is a benefit to taxpayers and has existed since the beginning of militaries. When the Socialists within the US, Gabbard, O’Casio, Sanders, Beto, Warren, etc… reference their embrace of Socialism, they refer to a different definition and are simply attempting to muddle the truth. Yes the government operates . It exists. It is funded by taxpayers for the express purpose of performing duties and overseeing various organizations including the military, including our public school system, our public universities, our police and fire department.
And it is supposed to be – free from bias, free from prejudice, free from propaganda. As a taxpayer funded enterprise.
Capitalism: “Capitalism is an economic system based upon private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit. Characteristics central to capitalism include private property, capital accumulation, wage labor, voluntary exchange, a price system, and competitive markets.”
The basic – the largess discrepancy between the definition ‘acquired’ by the Socialists in defending their rule is ‘economy’.
Which makes their entire defensive platform a house of cards.
They do not even understand the most basic conceptual definition of the platform they espouse. And that makes them ‘uneducated’.
The fact that the pure definitions have to be even be discussed is further evidence that the Socialist education system adopted in the US and the EU has collapsed into a dummied version of apocalyptic proportions in which history, and current events, are corrupted. The burning of books, the burning of knowledge.
The fact that these individuals would support that FIRE, is even more heinous, for it reveals the soul beneath.
It is wearying trying to educate the minds of those who have chosen to bury their heads in the sand. It is wearying to try and regurgitate what history has already taught. It is wearying to listen to people who have never experienced the devastations refuse to listen to those who have…