Saw that on Facebook and had to share it…..perfect.

What do you think is the strongest draw toward Socialism in our country lately?

By the way, yet another GOP Congressman isn’t running again…the leftwing media’s LOVING it and calls this “another DEFECTION!”  and says more are going to…    CRAP



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13 Responses to SOCIALISM

  1. bocopro says:

    Q: “What do you think is the strongest draw toward Socialism in our country lately?”


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  2. bocopro says:

    And another thing (You didn’t really think I’d let you get away with a single-word answer from me, now didja?):

    Today’s ignoranti/illiterati are not people who cannot understand words, who cannot interpret sentences, who cannot grasp the thesis of an essay or article . . . they are people so conditioned, so brainwashed, so catechized that they simply cannot unlearn the lies and propaganda and false doctrine they’ve become addicted to.

    Sometimes it seems that the entire raison d’etre for education, for mainstream media, for late-nite entertainment is to instill knee-jerk rejection responses to anything endorsed by anyone more than a single step right of far left ideology.

    As Goebbels, Schickelgruber, Dzhugashvili, Mao Zedong, Saddam Hussein, every Muslim cleric with an audience of more than one, Hillary Rodham, and Dingle Barry made perfectly clear in their own times – if the lie is big enough and told often enough with conviction, it will become reality to the masses.

    O.K. I’m out. Time for a blueberry bagel and a nice chilled glass of cran-grape.

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  3. kidme37 says:

    Ignorance, and I woujld add the “Me” generation and our old friend Greed.


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  4. Law and Order Teacher says:

    I don’t despair when pols leave. Most have been there too long anyway. It allows new blood to enter the arena. Politics was never meant to be a career job anyway. Look at the Founders. Most were in long enough to be president and then left. Career politics is a 19th century phenomenon. Unfortunately Pelosi and company have grown roots in the job.

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  5. Bob says:

    “What do you think is the strongest draw toward Socialism in our country lately?”

    Great question. I believe there are several answers.

    First, economic security is a basic need that socialism purports to satisfy. Starting at the base of the needs pyramid, food, shelter, medical care, and protection are supplied to everyone by socialism. No matter what system you use, it takes everything poor people have to satisfy these basic needs. The same is true in a capitalistic economy. The poor are always screwed.

    Second, jealousy drives large parts of our population in their decision process. These are the same people who bitch about income inequality. If you are a billionaire you don’t deserve all that money. They don’t gripe about Michael Jackson’s success, or Madonna’s ill gotten riches. But, if you built a business and become rich in the process, your wealth should be taken away from you to result in some kind of imaginary equality.

    Then, there are the lazy. Millions of people will not put forth the effort to better themselves or their families. Welfare is just fine for some people. Give them food stamps, a free cellphone, and a monthly income and they are good. Well, they are good until they run out of beer or drug money. When an election comes, they will take the opportunity to vote themselves more stuff.

    I haven’t even considered the motives of those whos see themselves at the top of the iceberg of a socialist system. These would be the nomenklatura of the old Soviet era. To make a socialist system run, it takes an army of sycophants and greedy suck-ups to execute the rules, and maybe a couple of million of citizens, too.

    In socialism you get your security. The problem is that socialism doesn’t offer a way up or out of the economic bondage.


  6. MAL says:

    I’m with L & O T and don’t despair. It just makes room for their replacement. Repubs. will most likely vote for another Repub. so nothing is lost. As to the strongest draw toward Socialism? The ideal concept of equality and fair play; a desire for everyone to have everything…..for free whenever possible. Its an ideal concept until they realize that government doesn’t MAKE money, only SPENDS money. Then its too late and they want to go back, but can’t.


  7. geeez2014 says:

    Bob, I think you’re right..jealousy and laziness, as that statement I started my post with (which I THOUGHT was fabulous) suggests.

    As for “Poor people are always screwed,” that’s what makes LIFE. It isn’t quite true, of course, countless poor people have finally worked hard enough, or creatively enough, to do well, and that’s the KEY for capitalism and a healthy society. Everyone NOT screwed is unhealthy….it’s the socialism which makes a sick society….At least that’s my opinion. Not everyone is royalty upstairs and not everybody is the maid and cooks downstairs; it’s what makes great societies….people on the top support the workers and workers even have pride over WHICH royalty or rich family upstairs they work for. THOSE were the days. Now everyone needs to be rich and be rich on the backs of others…….sick, unhealthy, and dangerously threatening to a capitalist society which relies on the rich to hire, support, give to philanthropy, etc
    That’s MY TAKE! And I’m glad you’re up early again, pal 🙂

    Bocopro…”Sometimes it seems that the entire raison d’etre for education, for mainstream media, for late-nite entertainment is to instill knee-jerk rejection responses to anything endorsed by anyone more than a single step right of far left ideology.” Oh, BRAVO.
    And IGNORANCE. yup.

    L&OT…I lament because we aren’t guaranteed other Republicans take those seats, probably less next election….today another State Senator, Republican of course, is arrested on child porn charges…At least it’s not Fed Senate.
    Odd that Democrats so rarely get caught at ANYTHING…I think that dovetails Bocopro’s comment…everybody’s not only learning or endorsing the evils of anything right of far left…it’s SEEKING IT. And after I heard a producer friend tell me a woman who worked for him, who’d worked for Trump at one time, is surrounded by reporters every time she goes to NYCity “Didn’t you see ANYTHING untoward?” , I knew SOMEONE is paying those people to FIND ANYTHING. Soros is probably #1` on that list.


  8. geeez2014 says:

    When I read that comment, particularly the paragraph I quoted just above, I thought “WHERE can I use that VERY true, excellent comment!?”
    Then I saw an email THIS MORNING, JUST NOW!!!, from my American friend who lives in Munich and Samos, Greece….who is LIBERAL. She wrote this at the end of her email (I hadn’t heard from her in about 3 months…perfect timing!:
    “drop a line to this email if you are moved to do so;i’ve promised myself I will check more often. have backed off social media, news programs, newspapers and choosing to get my news from satirists and comedians when and if I want to know.”

    SO, I will send her your paragraphs 3 and 4, starting with “…..Sometimes it seems that the entire raison d’etre for education, for mainstream media, for late-nite entertainment ..” and, if she never writes back, oh, well. But she will…she knows MY politics and we respect each other. I just don’t listen much to her! 🙂


  9. bocopro says:

    Here are three related paragraphs from another rant I put together some time back — a little off topic, but relevant to the thread:

    Today’s modern media, including Facebook and Twitter, are transforming ordinary people into something I read about recently, a “bewildered herd” of misled, brainwashed bots totally dependent upon touchscreens and a giant entitlement apparatus which feeds both their bodies and their minds with garbage.

    Those who operate the system, the self-appointed elites, consider 99% of us too stupid and inept to make our own decisions about anything without screwing up the system, so we have to be manipulated, even intimidated, into doing what THEY want.

    And while polls and pundits roll out the convenient “consensus” and daily “analysis” FOR us, they neglect to mention that what they’re feeding us is opinions, but opinions don’t always equate to truth. And THAT is why the 2nd Amendment is crucial to our survival as a republic.

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  10. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro…exactly right… Locked and loaded…only ‘loaded’ today means vaping or stoned…or on opioids …like Fentanyl, which everyone, including experts and Trump somehow call FentinOL. Drives me nuts! 🙂




  11. Baysider says:

    * Envy [of those who are perceived to have more]
    * Entitlement [that you are due more than you actually merit]
    * Pacification with security [nanny state]
    ALL on a foundation of (usually) willful IGNORANCE of real life.

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  12. Baysider says:

    PS – we all LOVED the opening headline. I thought my brother was going to fall off his chair.


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