Although not the exact same subject as the above article, the article DOES SPEAK of SOCIALISM but I think they really speak of “communism” a slightly different version of the former.
May definition of Communism is where “the few rule all the rest”. In other words, not much different than Kings, Queens, Lords & Ladies, ruling the “peasants”. That is what I saw watching the USSR over the many years. The ruling party (there was only 1 “party” – I call it “club”) had total control and say over the rest of their “comrades” as they called it. Reality was: Party Members lived in total luxury – best food, housing, not just “vacations” but junkets where they lived like royalty (whoops – guess they were “royalty” – though called a different name). They wanted for nothing and treated “their people” not better than slaves. — Guess too, they were “their people”, just as slave owners had “their slaves” and farmers have “their cattle, chickens and corn and wheat. Anyway you call it — SLAVERY!
How I define Socialism is this: Where ALL PEOPLE Are EQUAL and as ALL PEOPLE have EQUAL ACCESS TO ALL THINGS (resources) – food, water, healthcare, vacation, work, play, education, opportunities, living and loving. All Have The Same “SAY” in things. All have the same rights and privileges. —– In other words, NOTHING LIKE COMMUNISM! Nothing Like Monarchies (Royalty)! Nothing Like Dictators! Everyone is FREE, Everyone is Equal. No super-stars to swoon over, nor leaders that are treated like they are “The Almighty”!
What does America have? hmmm – Really, Think About It — What do we have? Certainly my definition of Socialism Does Not Fit! What does? You say or think Democracy?
Here it is defined by dictionary: Democracy is a form of government in which all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal (and more or less direct) participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law. It can also encompass social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination.
After reading that, is that what America has? Answer is NO – We are a Republic! Republic defined is: a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote & is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them. It is any body of persons viewed as a commonwealth, and/or a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state. A Commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good.—- That We Are! — Or are “supposed to be”.
I want to be MORE than what we are! In the best senses of the above definitions, we FAIL MISERABLY.
In Actuality and Reality by “USAGE”, I would define us as anything BUT DEMOCRACY! Monarchy – in many ways – The same few and their relatives or friends hold power. Communism — Where the few totally rule is about right. Dictatorship – again where a few have all the power, all the resources, all the guaranteed great pay, benefits that you do not, pensions — 1 “stint” in Congress, as example, and set for life!
When they say “We”, they mean “us’ , not “them also”. Can you have insider information about stocks and not go to jail? Ask Martha Stewart!
Are our leaders “Bad Guys” or just uninformed, narrow minded beings lesser than many of “those they serve” (at least took an oath to serve – and sad to day – just TOOK – with little or no afterthought, justice or caring for all. They think about, plan and cushion only THEIR OWN (family, friends, business “associates” and those who padded their pockets).
America is NOT EQUAL, not fair, not just, and not “let freedom ring”! We have a puppet show of “make-believe” democracy and none of what the Ancient Greeks might have said: Treat People As You Would Like To Be Treated! Or as the famous quote by the “3 Musketeers” would say “All For One, and One For All”.
We are an ENTITLED State! One where if you are connected to the right person or place, you get “this” and go To The FRONT of The Line, if NOT, then you must wait in line for the “crumbs of bread” — Sounds (and is) exactly like USSR was. Fine Food & Wine For “Party Members”, Peasants Stand In Line From Pre-Dawn To Dusk, literally, for a Stale Loaf of Bread”. WE ARE USSR with a DIFFERENT NAME! We are everything BUT a DEMOCRACY for the World To Admire! We are a disgrace to humanity in short — Good at “Chest-Pounding and Thumping” but short-on-substance.
The clock is ticking and the alarm has went off BUT we still fail to heed it’s tone – to make needed changes for our survival, changes to save us from not-only-the-rest-of-the-world BUT also From OURSELVES! We see the enemy and he is us!
After all folds and fails, even the High & Mighty must suffer — There is no hiding from hunger when you are a prisoner in your own castle when no one is any longer bringing in your feast. You no longer “travel the world” in luxurious surroundings and maids – heck you can no longer travel outside your own castle (prison you made) when complete anarchy prevails. (See Mad Max movies or even Planet of the Apes – eventually those who are enslaved Rise UP Against oppression, their masters and it matters NOT if many good things perish.
A FIRE BURNS ALL — “the good & bad”, the young & old, the criminal & the “just”, the cruel & the kind, the rich & the poor. — There is NO ESCAPE! There is no recourse or Going Back! Their is no “SORRY, I won’t do that again”. There is NO TOMORROW!
Rise up, not to tear down — Rise up to DEMAND THOSE WE PAY, THOSE WHO PROMISED, THOSE WHO “TAKE” – to IMMEDIATELY STEP DOWN to GIVE UP “what they think is owned them” — They took — They took From US ALL. They must give back everything and become less than us and someday, if we choose, we allow them to move up to HUMAN – where many of us already are! Then we will allow them to “Be Equals To Us” – not before!
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