Skip to comments.'Imagine: Living in a Socialist America'
Posted on 01/21/2014 7:07:11 AM PST by rktman
That's the title of a new book by Fred Jerome, a compilation of essays from these and other noteworthies:
This anthology features essays by revolutionary thinkers, activists, and artists-including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, civil rights activist Angela Davis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal, and economist Rick Wolff- addressing various aspects of a new society and, crucially, how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just.
I suppose that's one way to describe their vision. I might ask the question, "fair and just for whom"? But that would make me a party pooper.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
How many people came to the USA to get away from socialism? “Socialist America” is an oxymoron.
There. Fixed it.
That’s not very taxing to the imagination.
I know. The descriptors the “author” used are “right on the money”. LOLOLOLOL! Not! Journalist? It’s like hambone jamal wrote something and used incorrect punctuation and that landed him in jail. Asshats all.
We do not have to imagine very much what it would be like to live in a “Socialist America”. We have already traveled a good distance down that road.
“Obamacare”, though it was a quantum leap, still is not all the way there. There is, after all, a great deal of freedom in determining with whom we shall choose to spend our lives, and most of us have not been prosecuted for what has surely become some series of “unlawful” acts we commit on a daily basis. But according to the climate in today’s world, and particularly that territory once known as “the United States of America”, the laws do not reflect actual criminal activity, and even then, they are enforced in a capricious and unpredictable manner, and are often at contradictory and unresolved differences with any real criminal behavior.
We ARE living in a socialist America.
Nicaraguans under Communist dictator Ortega are freer than we are......
Any attempt to institute socialism in America must not simply be defeated. It must be destroyed.
The only question is, whose skulls will form the mounds? Theirs, or ours?
Reread the history books about Nazi Germany and then compare it to this Regime.
From the article:
“Discussions, debates, even battles will continue, and social justice committees will be elected by the union membership to look into complaints and to dig up and root out capitalist, racist, and sexist weeds that continue to grow.
Get that? You are probably a “weed” that needs to be “rooted out.” Your neighbors will be encouraged to report your anti-revolutionary behavior - or report you for that because you kicked their dog.
On such trivialities and metaphors are people lined up against the wall and shot.”
As is so often the case, the problem here is with definitions.
When it comes to economics, which is the real issue under discussion, there are two definitions for "fair."
1. Equal distribution.
2. Distribution in proportion to contribution.
The two are of course inherently in conflict.
Capitalism is based on #2, socialism on #1.
Neither implements its root principle fully, but that's what they're shooting for.
One chapter is out there on the interweb. Basically calls for the nationalization of Fox News. Of all media actually. How would news then be disseminated without EEEEEVIL corporations involved? By “community groups and public stakeholders”. Dig into the boilerplate of what the hell that means, and basically, it means unions.
So stories about Miley Cyrus’ twerking and Richard Sherman’s histrionics would be replaced by stories about how Joe Blow down at the meat packing plant is getting SCROOOOD by his bosses.
And how would these “journalists” be paid? With big public subsidies, of course.
My theory is that they are trying to push the ball down the field as far as they can rhetorically, so that when Obama only gets us halfway there we’ll all go “phew!” and breathe a big sigh of relief.
From the article:
“An excerpt of the book appears in Salon. It’s long, but well worth the read.”
with this link:
I’ll get back to this thread later.
Okay, I’ll bite. If for nothing else, more info on what “they” would like to do to us.
From the American Thinker article, there was this line from the media ownership bit:
“In a socialist society a portion of the media would be reserved for news disseminated by the democratically elected governing bodies, that is, working people elected by and for working people.”
So they would be like the EPA, eh? We elect someone, somewhere down the line and unelected, unaccountable, idelogical bureaucrats write their own laws?
And no “equal time” for counter viewpoints?
George Orwell thought the same (once he'd seen the light as to the true nature of western Stalinist socialism).
"Da! Is funny, no?"
Probably lost in the ether, but, uh, do these asshats ever wonder who pays the salaries, who pays for raw materials etc. That could go on for a pretty long list of what these socialist don’t know or don’t want to know. I guess obamabucks pays for everything. Lucky for us the whole thing wasn’t posted and I sure as heck ain’t using my EBT card to buy the book. Oh, wait. I don’t qualify for an EBT card. (yet) :>)
Union dues and taxes would pay for everything the government is providing.
And without commercial advertising, the need for distinction in the marketplace would diminish.
You would buy STATE SODA and like it, comrade.
Or else off to the gulags with you, you little resistant weed!
So much for “freedom of choice”.
Socialism is slavery to the State.
Oh yeah. The union dues. Wonder how the union heads are living? Wonder what trumpkas secret dacha looks like.
“Yugo” anyone? Any color as long as it’s black.
"....And they drive with pride...."
What’s scarier is that the libtards at Salon (which is funded by generous benefactors considering it was an unsound investment and fell of the stock market) are orgasmic with the thought of supressing Rush Limbaugh’s broadcasts and nationalizing the media (and all industries).
Pro-censorship voices from the intolerant (militant) Left.
I posted the Salon link above (where the author cited it). Here is how Salon led into the piece:
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 2:45 PM UTC
Lets nationalize Fox News: Imagining a very different media
Bye, Rush! If corporate media disappeared, and the people had their voices heard, here’s what it might look like
by Fred Jerome
All animals are equal. Some are more equal than others. Now back to work.
Which loving shepherd of the people can we thank for that pile of bones? Pol Pot?
Imagine 200 death and reeduction camps