Not every country that falls for socialism turns into a poverty-stricken, economic wasteland, run by a murderous dictator, such as Josef Stalin, Mao Tse-Tung , or Fidel Castro. But most of them do.
Like Venezuela, still struggling to rid itself of the “democratically elected” Nicolas Maduro. Maduro has, so far, fought off a popular uprising to overthrow him and replace him with the more moderate Juan Guaido. Venezuelans are starving under Maduro, and their nation, which just 10 years ago, was the 4th most prosperous in the world, is now poverty-stricken and desperate.
Yet, today, approximately 50% of millennials reportedly say that they would rather live under socialism than capitalism. And, if young members of Congress, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) have their way, the US will soon be a socialist utopia, albeit one in which no one eats meat, drives gas-powered cars, flies on airplanes or even has to work for a living.
Over the weekend, AOC, high priestess of the policy proposal known as the Green New Deal, spoke at the popular left-wing music festival South By Southwest, better known as SXSW, and gave her expert assessment of the state of capitalism:
“One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens,”…”So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing that were ‘sucks’ on our country.”
“And it’s this whole tragedy of the common type of thinking where it’s like because these one, this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature. It gives people a logical reason, a ‘logical’ reason to say “oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net.”
Wait, what??? Ronald Reagan, under whose presidency America saw 10 years of inflation and stagnation turned into prosperity on a scale not seen for more than a decade? He was a racist, and his policies pitted white and black workers against each other?!
I must have forgotten that part.
AOC, and her congressional “girl squad,” made up of freshmen representatives such as the virulent anti-Semites, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, are bound and determined to run old white people like Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer out of the Democratic leadership. In fact, there are many who say that Pelosi and Hoyer have already been co-opted by the socialists, so eager are they to defeat Donald Trump at any cost…even if that cost is the end of the American republic, as we know it.
Pelosi’s tactic of maintaining power by appeasing her far left celebrity freshmen, seems to have put her in the position of having a tiger by the tail. And, the tiger appears to be leading her towards destruction…