Short Essay on Socialism

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The Myth of Fascism

1) What is Socialism?

Socialism is that form of governance which takes from its subjects the capital they generate and redistributes it according to a norm determined by the hierarchy in power according to their core beliefs.

2) What are the major forms of Socialism?

A) What is Fascism?

Fascism is not a ‘right-wing’ concept, except as viewed from those further to the ‘left’. Fascism as a political concept originated out of the old 19th Century concept of syndicalism, and was refined by the Italian Fascisti, picked up by Hitler and Mussolini in the early 20th Century.

The core beliefs held by Fascists are that:

a) The Federal Government holds all power.

a-1) Religion is discouraged, as the concept of God conflicts with the needs of the Federal Government.

b) The Federal Government permits Industry and businesses to be owned by private individuals.

c) The Federal Government determines how industry’s resources and products will be used and distributed.

d) The Federal Government determines the populace’s beliefs through programs designed to mold those beliefs to reflect the Federal Government’s propaganda. This propaganda is principally disseminated by either a government controlled Press or by sympathysers who control or speak for the Press.

The principle means by which the Federal Government enlists the support of individuals is by promising them guaranteed financial security and free medical care.

e) Once the propaganda is accepted by Individuals, they belong to the Federal Government and,

I) must work for the Federal Government,

II) can be used by the Federal Government for whatever purpose the Federal Government determines in whatever way the Federal Government deems necessary,

III) have only those ‘rights’ granted by the Federal Government,

IV) ‘rights’ can be revoked at any given time for any given reason.

f) The Federal Government seeks to expand it’s sway world-wide by whatever means expedient.

g) The Federal Government is ‘Eternal’.

B) What is Communism?

The core beliefs held by Communists are that:

a) The Federal Government holds all power.

a-1) Religion is anathema as God does not exist.

b) The Federal Government owns all Industry and businesses.

c) The Federal Government determines how industry’s resources and products will be used and distributed.

d) The Federal Government determines the populace’s beliefs through programs designed to mold those beliefs to reflect the Federal Government’s.

e) Individuals are the Federal Government and,

I) belong to the Federal Government,

II) can be used by the Federal Government for whatever purpose the Federal Government determines in whatever way the Federal Government deems necessary,

III) have no ‘rights’ granted by the Federal Government,

IV) can be disposed of at any given time for any given reason.

f) The Federal Government seeks to expand it’s sway world-wide by whatever means expedient.

g) The Federal Government will ‘wither away’ at some point in the evermore distant future.

3) Where did the concept of Democracy originate?

It began in Ancient Greece.

The highest authority was the Greek Senate, which ratified the decisions of the People’s debates, as it saw fit: that is, the Greek Senate’s decisions were political.

4) Why is Socialism different from a ‘Democracy’?

a) Socialism is a government run by a hierarchy of powerful like-minded individuals and led by the most powerful.

b) Democracy is a government run by the People through common consent and led by the most able.

5) What is a Representative Democracy?

When the Founding Fathers of America began their search for a form of Governance they had only three models to choose from.

1) The Feudal model from the Middle Ages.

2) The Monarchy model which they abhorred and had just freed themselves from.

3) The Greek model of democracy.

The Founding Fathers liked the idea of individual territories from the Feudal model and translated that idea into individual geographically bound States.

They also liked the idea of having someone to head the Government and lead the States, as from the Monarchy model.

However, they did not want either the head of the Government or the States to have power over the individual.

Individual rights were, in their eyes, supreme. But, they needed away to guarantee and proclaim these rights.

Therefore, they introduced the concept of Constitutionalism into the Greek model of Democracy as the means to protect individual rights.

To check the powers of these groups: the States, the two Houses of Congress, and the Individual, they set the Judiciary as apart and a distinct branch of Government.

The Constitution was made to be the highest power, riding above all three groups, governing and limiting their powers.

Most importantly, the Founding Fathers of America saw that it might be possible for those checks and balances to be thwarted and corrupted over time. Therefore, they set one group to watch over all four: a Free Press (otherwise known as the Fourth Estate) whose powers were guaranteed by Amendments to the US Constitution: Article 1.

6) Why Socialism is different from the Representative Democracy envisioned by the Founding Fathers of America?

a) The foremost conceptual difference is that the Founding Fathers viewed the Individual as ‘free’, while Socialism views the Individual as ‘at liberty‘, at best.

b) The difference between being ‘free’ and ‘at liberty’ is ‘free’ means free, while ‘at liberty’ means free within a context, defined by someone else; the definition of ‘at liberty’ is supplied by the Federal Government.

c) All forms of Socialism actively discourage and discredit any form of Religion, while the Founding Fathers based their government vision as being guided by the Hand of God.

d) Socialism does not need a Constitution, except as a politically expedient, while a Representative Democracy cannot exist without one. There is only one Constitutional Representative Democracy in existence: The United States of America.

If you remove, modify or invalidate by whatever means the Constitution from a Socialist form of Governance, what form of government do you have left?

Socialism.

If you remove, modify or invalidate by whatever means a Representative Democracy’s Constitution, what form of government do you have left?

Nothing.

The two most important points to keep in mind about Socialism are:

1) There is nothing that a Socialist hates more than anyone to the Right of his position, except someone else’s version of Socialism.

2) Socialists will band together to defeat, if they can, any one to their Right, but inevitably they will attack each other in a fight to the death.

PIF 1992

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One Response to Short Essay on Socialism

  1. Raymond says:

    Great simple and easy to understand

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