Pretty Blue Pill

Communism, Fascism, Socialism

I was reading a blog yesterday where the writer was expounding on the wonderful merits of socialism, and apparently trying to convince others (and himself) that socialism is better than communism because people still have the right to own property. And whereas communism is inherently atheistic, socialism values all religious contributions to the global community.

Getting past the obvious utopian fluff, the fact is communism and fascism are both types of socialism. That’s why the second “s” in USSR stood for “Socialist.” That’s’ also why fascist Benito Mussolini admitted fascists were foremost socialists.

The difference between the two is that whereas the communist would say, “Workers unite,” the fascist would say, “Germans unite,” or “Italians unite.” In other words communism is based in class warfare whereas fascism is based in nationalistic pride.

But neither communism nor fascism nor socialism necessarily has anything to do with atheism as they are both economic, not religious, systems.

In the real world, however, they all seem to be packaged with beliefs that seem more compatible with religious skepticism or downright atheism than anything else. (There was not, in fact, much religious tolerance in France during its deChristianization efforts.)

That’s why Europe began its trek to socialism only after religious belief and practices declined considerably. Actually, I suppose you could argue the two happened in concert—the decline of religion and the increase of socialist beliefs occurred concurrently.

That’s something I always tell my more “enlightened” Christian friends. (Well, at least they think they’re enlightened.) Socialism is absolutely incompatible with Judeo-Christian beliefs.

And it’s always been that way…even in the Bible God tells Samuel that Israel has rejected Him, which is why they want a king. Beforehand, there was no king, but judges who judged based solely on God’s law. There was no concept of Church and State. The “Church” was the people and the people were the state.

And that tension has and will always exist between church and state because people are either going to look toward God as their source of ultimate security or they’ll look to the State. Consider the fact that much of the “new atheist” crowd, who claim as did Marx that religion is the opiate of the people, are almost always dependent on government monies for their research and livelihood and you’ll see my point.

Socialism continually claims a desire to help people as its prime motivation. But the most efficient way to help a person in need is to donate your money or your time to a charitable organization. Why introduce a government bureaucracy? It’s not that hard to find a person in need.

And that’s the difference between utopia and heaven on earth. But I’ll blog more about that another day.

March 26, 2010 Posted by | atheist, charity, Christian, communism, conservative, fascism, liberal, media, Obama, obamacare, politics, skeptic, socialism, Uncategorized, welfare, welfare state | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Liberal Kindness

One of the many things that frustrates me about liberals is the false impressions they create. For example, one of the talking points we’ll hear about over the next few weeks and months is the fact that conservatives don’t care about people, that we only care for ourselves.

And the tragedy is that many people—including conservatives—have come to believe that. And why not? It’s all you hear. Even the national media (maybe I should say, especially the nation media) plays into this notion. That Liberals are just the most caring folks. Meanwhile conservatives are busy hoarding all our dough.

The only problem with all this is that, like so much of modern Liberalism, it’s a complete lie.

Statistics show that conservatives are much more likely to donate their money and their time to charities (both religious and secular) than are liberals. Even though liberals actually make more money, a recent survey showed that conservative-headed households were 30% more likely to give to charity than liberal households.

In fact, if you split the 50 states in half based on giving (put the 25 most charitable states in group 1 and the 25 least charitable in group 2), in 2004 Bush won 24 of the 25 states in group 1.

So we conservatives believe the way to help people is to give our money. Unfortunately, liberals also believe the best way to help people is to give of OUR money. But they want to give our money to the government.

My point?

Conservatives want the same thing that liberals SAY they want. That is, to help people. But we have a different way to accomplish it. And the fact is: YOUR WAY ISN’T WORKING!

Liberals have been “helping” black people for 40 years. And look at what’s happened during that time. The black family has been destroyed, STD instances have skyrocketed, there are more black men in jail than ever before, our race is dwindling because of 400,000 abortions a year (we used to be the largest minority group—not anymore), and 70% of our children are born into out of wedlock situations. None of these things were a problem before the socialists started “helping” us.

And the reality is that black people in America who live in areas where conservatives are political leaders are FAR (and I mean FAR) better off than blacks who live in areas dominated by liberal politicians. Socialism doesn’t work.

So please stop helping!

You’re killing us with kindness.

If you want to help, do what the Tuohy family, who inspired “The Blind Side” movie, did—find someone who needs help and HELP THEM!!!!

Why do you have to bring the government into it?

The truth is, you don’t. And you shouldn’t.

March 24, 2010 Posted by | abortion, bias, charity, conservative, Healthcare, liberal, Obama, obamacare, politics, pro-life, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments