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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Walter E Williams

Liberals, Progressives and Socialists


In Europe, especially in Germany, hoisting a swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag is a crime. For decades after World War II, people have hunted down and sought punishment for Nazi murderers, who were responsible for the deaths of more than 20 million people.
Here's my question: Why are the horrors of Nazism so well-known and widely condemned but not those of socialism and communism? What goes untaught – and possibly is covered up – is that socialist and communist ideas have produced the greatest evil in mankind's history. You say, "Williams, what in the world are you talking about? Socialists, communists and their fellow travelers, such as the Wall Street occupiers supported by our president, care about the little guy in his struggle for a fair shake! They're trying to promote social justice." Let's look at some of the history of socialism and communism.
What's not appreciated is that Nazism is a form of socialism. In fact, the term Nazi stands for the National Socialist German Workers' Party. The unspeakable acts of Adolf Hitler's Nazis pale in comparison with the horrors committed by the communists in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the People's Republic of China. Between 1917 and 1987, Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin and their successors murdered and were otherwise responsible for the deaths of 62 million of their own people. Between 1949 and 1987, China's communists, led by Mao Zedong and his successors, murdered and were otherwise responsible for the deaths of 76 million Chinese. The most authoritative tally of history's most murderous regimes is documented on University of Hawaii Professor Rudolph J. Rummel's website, and in his book Death by Government.
How much hunting down and punishment have there been for these communist murderers? To the contrary, it's acceptable both in Europe and in the U.S. to hoist and march under the former USSR's red flag emblazoned with a hammer and sickle. Mao Zedong has been long admired by academics and leftists across our country, as they often marched around singing the praises of Mao and waving his little red book, "Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung." President Barack Obama's communications director, Anita Dunn, in her June 2009 commencement address to St. Andrews Episcopal High School at Washington National Cathedral, said Mao was one of her heroes.
Whether it's the academic community, the media elite, stalwarts of the Democratic Party or organizations such as the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza, Green for All, the Sierra Club and the Children's Defense Fund, there is a great tolerance for the ideas of socialism – a system that has caused more deaths and human misery than all other systems combined.
Today's leftists, socialists and progressives would bristle at the suggestion that their agenda differs little from those of Nazi, Soviet and Maoist mass murderers. One does not have to be in favor of death camps or wars of conquest to be a tyrant. The only requirement is that one has to believe in the primacy of the state over individual rights.
The unspeakable horrors of Nazism didn't happen overnight. They were simply the end result of a long evolution of ideas leading to consolidation of power in central government in the quest for "social justice." It was decent but misguided earlier generations of Germans – who would have cringed at the thought of genocide – who created the Trojan horse for Hitler's ascendancy. Today's Americans are similarly accepting the massive consolidation of power in Washington in the name of social justice.
If you don't believe it, just ask yourself: Which way are we headed tiny steps at a time – toward greater liberty or toward more government control over our lives?
Perhaps we think that we are better human beings than the German people who created the conditions that brought Hitler to power. I say, don't count on it.


of the reservation said...

Lew Rockwell is good site. One of my favorite reads.

When we vacate morality and ethics what do we have left? Socialism. A government that relies upon its citizens to serve cannot survive when these citizens have replaced morality and ethics with deceit and treachery. Our souls abhor a vacuum. If we throw out our moral compass then the emptiness is filled with evil guidance to a world of death.

Our leaders are people that only want power over others, not service to our country. The progressives have fought hard to convert our Republic more toward a Democracy, absent of morality. As history has demonstrated, once a democracy takes hold a dictatorship is quick to follow.

of the reservation said...

Autie Em,

Please add this from Lew Rockwell:

Zuckerberg is in charge of the thought police on Facebook. They "do not" arrest you and they "do not" incarcerate you. They just escort you to a "hospital" for "observation."

Liberals are living up to every fear that Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn would have in an appropriately constructed Gulag Archipelago.

of the reservation said...

More is coming out about this veteran, Brandon Raub. The police are being very specific about "he was not arrested" or "he was not charged with a crime." Yet, he was hauled before a judge and sentenced to a month of "observation." His mother (next of kin) gave no indication of a need for any form of evaluation.

Raub had resisted this UNLAWFUL ARREST by the TYRANNICAL STATE OF VIRGINIA. He was handcuffed, put in the back of a police cruiser and whisked away for detention at a "medical facility." Without warrant, without commission of a crime. He made statement against our FILTHY DESPOTIC US GOVT and was bound against his will by the DESPOTIC STATE!

Liberals are in glee this morning. DAMN ALL LIBERALS!

If I am to be taken and bound away then it is MY DUTY to kill every filthy tyrant doing so.


of the reservation said...

Did the feds take all you guys to the hospital for an indefinite psych eval????

shuttindown said...

OTR - we were warned, starting with the founding fathers, through the 20th century with world leaders such as Churchill and elected politicians such as McCarthy. We were foretold of the coming of the liberals, the communists, the Marxists, the 3rd world order that feeds upon misery and oppression of its subjects. A subset of humanity that feeds on death itself and is hungry for everything in its path. A few saw it as it was conceived, developing through larvae stages, pupae stages, nurtured by false compassion, false promises, and deceit. But they who would engineer the take-over and reconquering of the greatest land in the world crept slowly, cleverly biding their time and allowing for a full and healthy gestation. The insects are in their final hatching. And the American people gobble their fast food and watch their kardashians without so much as a swat at the grotesque flies swarming around their heads. They have arrived, and they are strong in number. It's not a singular effort spearheaded by a select few, and maybe never was, but maybe it was - regardless of the etiology it is now a movement that is collective in nature, like an ant or bee colony, and is gaining strength through attrition of common sense and personality responsibility - individualism itself.

of the reservation said...


We are done.

The indoctrination programs in our public schools coupled with the technology of our day makes the spread occur at greater speed. So, here is the Marxist checklist. How are we doing????

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralisation of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.

of the reservation said...

Oh, and last but not least:

"Democracy is the road to Socialism." -- Karl Marx

...and remember: Head, lower torso, sides...