By Rich Kozlovich
Daily I get material from correspondents who like me ...they're newsies. One of these correspondents stores articles on issues and has been sending them to me. Here's her latest offering, and I think a good one considering the leftist insanity being imposed on the nation.
Let's start with this one from Jonah Goldberg. After Jonah Goldberg wrote Liberal Fascism, which was great, he didn't get much right after that, well, he finally got something right.
Where socialism sought totalitarian control of a society’s economic processes through direct state operation of the means of production, fascism sought that control indirectly, through domination of nominally private owners. Where socialism nationalized property explicitly, fascism did so implicitly, by requiring owners to use their property in the “national interest”—that is, as the autocratic authority conceived it. (Nevertheless, a few industries were operated by the state.) Where socialism abolished all market relations outright, fascism left the appearance of market relations while planning all economic activities. Where socialism abolished money and prices, fascism controlled the monetary system and set all prices and wages politically. In doing all this, fascism denatured the marketplace. Entrepreneurship was abolished. State ministries, rather than consumers, determined what was produced and under what conditions.
Again from Thomas Sowell, Socialism for the Uninformed noting:
Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism turns out to be a big disappointment, if not a disaster.
While throngs of young people are cheering loudly for avowed socialist Bernie Sanders, socialism has turned oil-rich Venezuela into a place where there are shortages of everything from toilet paper to beer, where electricity keeps shutting down, and where there are long lines of people hoping to get food, people complaining that they cannot feed their families.
With national income going down, and prices going up under triple-digit inflation in Venezuela, these complaints are by no means frivolous. But it is doubtful if the young people cheering for Bernie Sanders have even heard of such things, whether in Venezuela or in other countries around the world that have turned their economies over to politicians and bureaucrats to run.
Then there's this piece, which is long and tedious, but it defines the THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM. As you review these definitions ask yourself.....where are we in relationship with this? Here's my thought.
DANGER, DANGER WILL ROBINSON!