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Socialismís big lie
Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/17 | Jimmy Reed

Posted on 10/27/2017 12:03:05 PM PDT by Sean_Anthony

“The greatest good for the greatest number” really is: Socialism’s big lie

After witnessing how mendacious, megalomaniacal dictators Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin used linguistic trickery to tout “the greatest good for the greatest number,” thereby manipulating whole nations of people into accepting increasingly oppressive levels of collectivism, author George Orwell focused his inimitable satirical skills on debunking the type of social injustice they promoted.

In Animal Farm, Orwell anthropomorphized barnyard creatures to demonstrate how evolution from a progressive welfare state to totalitarian tyranny is a self-replicating cycle. He did so by endowing animal characters with a skill authoritarian autocrats hone to perfection: making lies sound incontrovertibly truthful.


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: animalfarm; georgeorwell; socialism; stalin

1 posted on 10/27/2017 12:03:06 PM PDT by Sean_Anthony
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To: Sean_Anthony
"Ideas have consequences." - Weaver.

America, under what Madison called a "benign" government influence, became a place of freedom, creativity, productivity, and plenty--enough to share with the world.

Other places, under the spell of these ideas of "socialism" and Utopia, have come and gone, or, if they exist, they are miserable places where tyrannical clowns squelch creativity among the citizens, destroy productivity, produce poverty and gloom, and look to other countries to sustain their people, while the leaders soak up all that the citizens produce.

Yet, in America, the beneficiaries of the Founders' system of free people and limited government prattle on and on about how they're going to "fight" for the little people whose votes they covet in order to keep their dishonest cash flow going!

Enough already!

2 posted on 10/27/2017 12:25:08 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: loveliberty2
Oooops!!! America became a place of freedom . . . .
3 posted on 10/27/2017 12:26:08 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Sean_Anthony

Yes. Just read The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism.


4 posted on 10/27/2017 12:31:57 PM PDT by I want the USA back (It's harder and harder to have a sense of humor in this insane world.)
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