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Socialism is really cannibalism
American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2009 | Carol Negro

Posted on 04/18/2009 2:00:04 PM PDT by george76

Apparently in our current political climate "socialism" has become a word that does not convey the horror it actually represents. It has become common and thus meaningless beyond the virtuous idea of "sharing" and "taking care of the poor".

People, especially among the ignorant -- particularly the college educated -- seem proud to call themselves "Socialists" today. And the supremely ignorant -- our politicians -- go a step further, and celebrate the word "Progressive" as though it had a glorious and honorable history.

I refuse to allow "Socialism" and "Progressivism" to be understood as benign, helpful, caring, sharing- as another way of saying "The Brotherhood of Man".

Socialism and Progressivism are cannibalism.

When I work, I use up hours of my life... my limited, mortal, human, physical life. The money I am paid represents the life I expended to earn it. My pay-my wealth-is my labor. It is the expenditure of some of my body's short, precious life on earth.

So when someone takes my money, they steal my hours of labor. They consume not only the fruits of my labor, but my labor itself, that labor which is the very expenditure of my life.

When someone loots and consumes the money I have earned, they consume the part of my life devoted to producing what they have taken.

What is that but cannibalism? A selfishness so profound, so inhuman, so greedy, so barbaric that it encourages and celebrates-and seeks to legally require- the consuming of the life's blood of one human by another.

That is the vicious reality of Socialism.

Don't let the bastards call it anything else.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News
KEYWORDS: cannibalism; carolnegro; progressivism; socialism

1 posted on 04/18/2009 2:00:04 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Socialism is analogous to rape... taking by force


2 posted on 04/18/2009 2:08:26 PM PDT by tophat9000 ( We are "O" so f---ed)
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To: george76
"celebrate the word "Progressive""

The Left and their ideology are "progressive", only in the same sense that Cancer is Progressive. With the same end result.

3 posted on 04/18/2009 2:12:23 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: george76

bookmark


4 posted on 04/18/2009 2:13:23 PM PDT by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: tophat9000
...”taking by force”

And if we don't resist the raping of our country,
then Socialism will become Communism, which is Socialism
with a gun to your head.

5 posted on 04/18/2009 2:24:51 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Message to Obama: WE will run you out of OUR country!)
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To: george76
Socialism, like communism, like nazism, like fascism, like terrorism, is absolute evil.
6 posted on 04/18/2009 2:24:59 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: george76

It’s soooo...much easier just to call them all communists, which has that desirable negative connotation that you’re looking for. And you’ll know right away if you’re talking to one!


7 posted on 04/18/2009 2:52:43 PM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: george76
Cannibalism--the vicious reality of Socialism.

A worthy concept,and just politcally incorrect enough to add to my repertoire...I plan to celebrate your thinking ability many times in the future!

8 posted on 04/18/2009 2:56:07 PM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: tophat9000

9 posted on 04/18/2009 3:00:06 PM PDT by 4Liberty (End of civilization. 'Who cares about a little pork?' - Senator Schumer)
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To: george76

Ayn Rand called socialists “moral cannibals”.
Socialism is also slavery.
Socialism is also destructivism (von Mises)
Socialism is also absurdism.


10 posted on 04/18/2009 3:00:33 PM PDT by Vincent Jappi
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To: Markos33

11 posted on 04/18/2009 3:01:21 PM PDT by 4Liberty (End of civilization. 'Who cares about a little pork?' - Senator Schumer)
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To: ChicagahAl
The Left and their ideology are "progressive", only in the same sense that Cancer is Progressive. With the same end result.

Those who call themselves "progressives" need to be reminded of the political repression by Woodrow Wilson and his ilk... The tens of thousands of political opponents who were locked up...

Mark

12 posted on 04/18/2009 3:10:12 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: george76

Well said!


13 posted on 04/18/2009 3:14:11 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: george76

It’s nice to see everyone on the same page wrt socialism.

See tagline.


14 posted on 04/18/2009 3:42:37 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: MarkL
"progressives" need to be reminded of the political repression....

You make it sound as though this is something that: 1. They are unaware of, and 2. They would be shamed by the knowledge.

I'm pretty sure that they: 1. Know all about it, and 2. It's exactly what they have in mind.

I'm also pretty sure that they would like to start by rounding up the 250,000 "right-wing extremist, redneck racists", who attended the Tea Parties on April 15th.

Don't kid yourself about "Progressives" being "well-meaning, but misguided", as many Conservatives believe. They, and their goals, are pure evil. No exaggeration.

15 posted on 04/18/2009 8:22:50 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: george76
This is a nice take on the taxation side of socialism.

On the regulation side, my limn is that price and (same thing) wage controls are censorship.

Consider someone who is selling a house. The seller and the buyer are the two people in all the world who care the most about the value of that particular house. And yet at the start of the process, neither seller himself nor the buyer herself knows the value of that house. The seller does not even know the identity of the buyer, and the buyer does not even know which house she will ultimately purchase. The actual sale/purchase is the product of a negotiation, in which other people who wish to buy, and other people who wish to sell, houses similarly situated and of similar quality (if indeed such exist for a particular house) figure prominently.

If ever a socialist could understand the folly of price controls, house sales should disabuse them of any notion that central planners are capable of defining the value of an individual house. And although the stakes are generally lower in other transactions and the irreducible uniqueness of the product being sold/bought is generally less, similar considerations apply to the sale of all used products and actually apply to new products as well. A brand-new car has more or less interior room, legroom, power, fuel economy, and so forth - only commodities have little distinguishing characteristics, and even with commodities the terms of delivery may vary.

To control the prices of goods and services is to control behavior, and thus events, without understanding the consequences - without even a glimmer of understanding of the scope of the consequences, being set in motion. Socialism censors the information about quality for the user's purpose of which the censor may be perfectly ignorant. The result of a price set arbitrarily high or arbitrarily low must be a useless glut or an unnecessary shortage, requiring the central planner to revise his plans - and then react to the consequences of the revisions. This is no different from a capitalist doing the same thing, except that the capitalist reacts faster and more flexibly to price signals than the price regulator reacts to gluts or shortages. The capitalist may reduce quality/cost or may increase production rate (possibly in a way that reduces unit cost) in response to a shortage.

The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be trusted, not only to no single person, but to no council or senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a many who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.

The Wealth of Nations, Book IV, Chapter II


16 posted on 04/19/2009 4:32:54 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: george76; ebiskit; TenthAmendmentChampion; Obadiah; Mind-numbed Robot; A.Hun; johnny7; jazusamo; ...
Adam Smith on monopoly:
A regulation which obliges all those of the same trade in a particular town to enter their names and places of abode in a public register, facilitates such assemblies...

A regulation which enables those of the same trade to tax themselves in order to provide for their poor, their sick, their widows, and orphans, by giving them a common interest to manage, renders such assemblies necessary.

An incorporation not only renders them necessary, but makes the act of the majority binding upon the whole. The Wealth of Nations, Book I, Chapter X

To widen the market and to narrow the competition is always the interest of the dealers ... The proposal of any new law or regulation of commerce which comes from this order, ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted, till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it. The Wealth of Nations, Book I Chapter XI

Socialism is nothing other than the systematic destruction of competition by sellers in society.

And, be it noted, in 1945 the Associated Press was found by SCOTUS to be a monopoly. Any wire service naturally has the dolorous effects on competition which Smith described.

It is no accident, comrades (I use that word as a trophy of victory in the Cold War), that monopolistic journalism favors monopolistic government.


17 posted on 04/19/2009 6:30:06 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: All
Monopoly...is a great enemy to good management. The Wealth of Nations,
Book I Chapter XI Part I
The monopolists, by keeping the market constantly understocked, by never fully supplying the effectual demand, sell their commo-dities much above the natural price.
The Wealth of Nations, Book I, Chapter VII

18 posted on 04/19/2009 6:42:36 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

BTTT


19 posted on 04/19/2009 6:44:13 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion; george76; All
Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task. - Frédéric Bastiat

Thanks for the ping, post(s). Great thread BUMP!

20 posted on 04/19/2009 7:08:32 AM PDT by PGalt
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People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is im-possible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and jus-tice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary.

A regulation which obliges all those of the same trade in a particular town to enter their names and places of abode in a public register, facilitates such assemblies...

A regulation which enables those of the same trade to tax themselves in order to provide for their poor, their sick, their widows, and orphans, by giving them a common interest to manage, renders such assemblies necessary.

An incorporation not only renders them necessary, but makes the act of the majority binding upon the whole. The Wealth of Nations, Book I, Chapter X


21 posted on 04/19/2009 7:21:52 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: ChicagahAl
250,000 "right-wing extremist, redneck racists", who attended the Tea Parties on April 15th.
Pajamas Media puts participation at more than 623,000 while World Net Daily estimates 1 million Americans participated in at least 1,000 tea parties
22 posted on 04/19/2009 9:06:24 AM PDT by Milhous (Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.)
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To: All
One more thing regarding "racist" and "right wing" canards hurled at tea parties. "My" tea party included "people of color", a self identified liberal Democrat speaker, and another speaker irked at Obama for breaking his campaign promise to bring the troops home from Iraq. (Tea party organizers hosted an open microphone and issued an invitation to the crowd of 1,000 for people to come up and speak their mind.)
23 posted on 04/19/2009 9:11:41 AM PDT by Milhous (Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion; george76

Great thread and posts! Thanks for the ping, cIc.


24 posted on 04/19/2009 10:12:13 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: george76

Worth another BTTT!


25 posted on 04/19/2009 12:53:56 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion; george76

This is next on my reading list...thanks to both of you for the reminder!


26 posted on 04/19/2009 2:05:51 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: rlmorel; conservatism_IS_compassion; jazusamo; Milhous; PGalt; GladesGuru; SunkenCiv; LucyT; ...

People cannot be taxed into prosperity. It doesn’t work that way. Government cannot create wealth. What government can do is provide for a stable and unobtrusive environment so that good jobs can be created and money can be invested. In that sense, it’s not about the government actually doing anything to create prosperity, it’s government staying out of the way.

What it all boils down to is we want what you should want for yourself, your children and their children. We want opportunity, liberty and the ability to own our lives. We don’t care about the color or gender of whoever sits in the Oval Office. We don’t want to overthrow the government or march on the White House with pitchforks and torches. All we want is for government to be our servant, not the other way around. As Lincoln reminded us at Gettysburg, Government should be OF the people, by the people and FOR the people, not a bunch of career corruptocraticans whose only real interest is keeping their cushy job.

http://www.violenceworker.com/my_weblog/2009/04/an-open-letter-to-our-liberal-friends.html


27 posted on 04/19/2009 3:25:26 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; PureSolace; netmilsmom; StarCMC; narses; fanfan; murphE; Mjaye; GodGunsGuts; ...
Ping

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28 posted on 04/19/2009 4:40:40 PM PDT by jan in Colorado (In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 56:11)
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To: george76
"...All we want is for government to be our servant, not the other way around..."

Geezo Crow. What a concept! This "New Learning" amazes me!

With comments like yours, no wonder liberals are annoyed with us!

29 posted on 04/19/2009 5:10:51 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: george76; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
thanks geo.
I refuse to allow "Socialism" and "Progressivism" to be understood as benign, helpful, caring, sharing... Socialism and Progressivism are cannibalism.

30 posted on 04/19/2009 6:20:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: george76

Thanks for #27! WORTH ANOTHER BUMP!


31 posted on 04/19/2009 6:34:55 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: jan in Colorado
Dugg.

Socialists are parasites, feeding off the freedom-loving producers.

32 posted on 04/20/2009 4:32:43 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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