Are the Words ‘Socialist’ and ‘Communist’ Bad Words?
Currently liberals are insulted when they are called ‘socialist’ or ‘communist’.
The words have negative connotations or vibes that go with them.
They are associated with anything from unfair policies to totalitarian regimes.
The liberals see themselves as ‘do- gooders’ with a gift or even super natural gift for caring for the less privileged and incapable.
They feel they have the ability to decide exactly who is less privileged, who deserves more, who deserves less, who is capable of doing more, and who is incapable of doing more or making sound decisions.
They don’t want anything bad, evil, or even slightly suspect associated with the feel good policies they favor and enact.
Liberals love to project an image of substance and trustworthiness.
They see themselves as people who promote tolerance and open-mindedness.
In truth, they only support tolerance of those who agree with them; and they live on shifting sand. They preach what their itching ears want to hear, and that changes with public opinion.
It is a common tactic for liberals to simply change a label from one thing to something else when the public becomes aware of the true nature of any particular policy.
Currently, liberals are batting around replacement words for ‘the fairness doctrine’. Liberals know very well what is going on with public opinion regarding reinstating the fairness doctrine. So, their solution is not to consider the problems that go along with the fairness doctrine.
Their solution is to deceive the public by a simple name change. If they call the policy something else, it takes the public some time to figure out that they are really talking about the same thing.
Now, the liberals are enacting socialist/communist policies and programs at lightning speed. I have read that socialism is really about economics while communism is really about politics. It is actually impossible to separate the two. The policies of any government are certainly both political and economic. (duh!) Socialism is Like HIV Positive. Communism is like full blown aids.. They both spring from the same Collectivist cesspool. (A cesspool is where the ‘stuff’ goes when you flush it.)
All collectivist ideology stresses the importance of group thinking and actions above the importance of individual rights. To the collectivist, the people are here to serve the state in whatever manner the state so chooses. In truth, the state is supposed to serve and protect the people of the nation.
That is where we are today. Our leaders are marching at battle speed down the collectivist road.
They have created an economic crisis, and now they are taking full advantage of people living in fear of a full economic collapse.
It doesn’t matter if they admit they are following socialist ideology, communist ideology, or collectivist dogma. They can change the name to ‘progressive’, ‘reform’ , ‘stimulus’, ‘benevolent’, ‘generous’, and so on. They can label their actions as for the common good. They can demand that everyone get on board and do their share. They can say things like, ‘it is patriotic to pay more taxes’.
But, they can’t change the definitions of socialism, communism, and collectivism.
The current government IS both socialist and communist in its actions.
Here is what the dictionary says about socialism.
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.
That means government control and micro-management of the lives of individuals. Currently, the government is so into what you are doing that they are attempting to control what small farmers grow!
2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
This is the stage of implementing socialist/communist practice in government. That is what we are seeing now.
3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.
I’m afraid most of congress members are such ignoramuses that they don’t even KNOW they are going down the collectivist road. They just want to feel good and get re-elected. Obama himself has been labeled an ignoramus by none other than Hugo Chavez. We have the blind leading the blind. Unfortunately, there are some in leadership positions who are very well aware of what they are doing, and what the end result will be.