Monday, August 27, 2018

A Crime Against Humanity

Given all the suffering it has caused, is socialism a hate crime?

Scott McKay August 27, 2018

Last week at the New Criterion, conservative scholar James Piereson posed an interesting question, arguing the affirmative: is socialism a hate crime?

As is his custom, Piereson makes a solid case. His isn’t a complex argument — Piereson simply totals up the corpses thanks to the world’s chief practitioners of socialist governance in the 20thcentury, and concludes that anything which leads to the deaths of more than 110 million souls has to be a hate crime by the definition afforded us by the modern gatekeepers of the term.............

Likewise, socialism is certainly a mugging. It’s political criminality of the basest sort. Socialism is a political doctrine prescribing virtue to at least six of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, gluttony, envy, wrath, and sloth), and as Piereson notes it attracts all the worst kinds of people to its banner. A socialist is a person who believes he or she can do a better job with your earnings than you can, and is undeterred by the atrocious and universal failures of that political doctrine. Press a socialist on the impracticability of his ideas, and you’ll end up on the wrong end of wild invective and name-calling.

Ask yourself if that’s the personality type you’d like to be governed by............Socialism enables sin in a political context, and because it does it will never go away.   But it can be held at bay. One step in that endeavor is to call it what it is: a criminal political doctrine. And those who advocate socialism are advocating all of the crimes it carries.............To Read More....

My Take - I love this article becuase the foundational logic is based on defining reality.  So, predicated on the above rationale is Islam any less a crime against humanity? No, it isn't and we need to start saying so. 

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