So, just for the sake of argument, let's say the liberals are right. OH - MY - GOD !!! Did I just write that? I suddenly have this sharp, excruciating pain just above my left eye! That's okay, I can get through this. Afterall, I must have a point to make, right? Right!
It has been said that history repeats itself. It has also been said that if a person does the same thing over and over and over expecting a different result, it is a sign of insanity.
Let's examine the definitions of the words 'communism', 'socialism', and 'fascism'. Communism and socialism are virtually interchangeable. Their definitions read almost the same - to a point. Communism is an economic theory or system of ownership of all property by the community as a whole. Socialism is the theory or system of the ownership and operation of the means of production and distribution by society or the community rather than by private individuals. Fascism is a system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression, etc.
We all know, historically, that communism and socialism will not work in the long term, and we also know that fascism continues to rear its ugly head in many parts of the world to this very day. Although different in theory, there is one common denominator between communism, socialism and fascism: Government. There is also a huge difference between theory and reality, and the reality is that government, if left unchecked, breeds power, and power breeds greed and greed breeds corruption. Human nature, don'cha know!
Enter 'democracy': a government by the people, either directly or through elected representatives; rule by the ruled. Also a theory or system that is subject to the very same pitfalls mentioned above: Power, greed, and corruption. Think we ain't got our fair share? Think again. Thankfully, our forefathers wrote an incredibly brilliant document called the Constitution, and it has been able to withstand the test of time. I would hate to see where this country would be today without it. Scary thought, huh? You betcha!
I have deliberately left the term 'liberalism' out of the mix until now. The definition I read in my dictionary has nothing to do, whatsoever, with what is commonly considered as liberalism today. Mr. Webster uses terms like 'giving freely', 'generous', 'tolerant of views different from one's own', ad nauseam. Give me a break! We need a new word here! And I can't think of one! Can you?
Actually, communism and socialism come closer to fitting the bill than anything I can think of, except that liberalism is still trying to operate within the parameters of democracy. Now, am I saying that all liberals are either communists or socialists? No way! Am I saying there are similarities in what they perceive as to what is best for the average citizen? You can draw your own conclusions.
See if any of this sounds familiar: They believe our society is better off with more and more government control. They want our hard earned money to do with what they please. They want appeasement instead of war (appeasement is the long, drawn out version of surrender, same end result). They prefer detente over confrontation (Ronald Reagan once described detente as what the farmer has with the turkey until Thanksgiving morning). They want God removed from our culture (and some of them actually had the gall to compare President Bush to Adolph Hitler). They want to indoctrinate our children to believe that alternative lifestyles are normal. And it goes on and on and on.....
Now to history: Neville Chamberlain preferred appeasement over conflict with Adolph Hitler. We all know how far that got us. Thank God for Winston Churchill. Anti-war protests divided our country until Pearl Harbor and then Hitler's declaration of war against us forced Franklin Roosevelt to do what was right and necessary. Harry Truman was crucified by the liberals for sending troops to Korea. I firmly believe we could have won the Vietnam conflict (political correctness says it was not a 'war') in six months, except for the meddling of a democratic congress, who, after we did tuck tail and run, proceeded to cut off funding to the South Vietnamese,
resulting in their imminent surrender to the communist North Vietnamese. The left actually ridiculed Ronald Reagan for his stand against the Soviet Union and their systematic spread of communism. Thankfully, he was strong enough, and right enough, to overcome their very historic short-sightedness, and was able to bring down the 'Evil Empire' forever. No more Berlin Wall.
I will quickly mention Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Neither men had the political courage to confront anybody or anything. Their dismal foreign policy records are historically documented.
And now, here we are, embroiled once again with the ravages of failed liberal policy. It has never worked in the past, and it will never work in the future, assuming we will, as a nation, indeed have a future. History will repeat itself over and over again (insanity, remember) until we destroy ourselves, unless we take a stand as a nation and say 'enough is enough'!
Here is your hand basket...I think we all know what comes next.