Socialism: A Seductive Disaster
by Andy Joppa
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
― Winston S. Churchill
To paraphrase Friedrich Nietzsche, “One does not convert to Socialism, one becomes sick enough for it.” It is surely a mental aberration of the highest order when the provable “good’ is consciously rejected for what is provably “evil.” This is exactly what we are experiencing in much of 2020 America. No person of sound mind could make that decision and, yet, that is precisely what we are seeing with millions of Americans. This is especially true with the young, as they move nearly en masse to one of the most destructive ideologies the world has ever known; Socialism. As I refer to the “young” I am not necessarily talking about chronological age but, more so, emotional age.
Although it was regrettable, I can understand why Cubans, post the Batista regime, were influenced to move toward any alternative…in effect they chose anything over his corrupt tyranny. I can understand the reasons why many Russians, certainly not all, chose the Socialist alternative of the Bolsheviks…in their case they believed that anything was better than the modern variation of feudalism represented by the Czar. In both of my examples one would have hoped for more well-considered alternatives…BUT…I can understand why their outrage, derived from previous experiences, would have provoked them to make definably bad decisions.
Modern Americans, making the choice of Socialism, cannot be defended as being so provoked by the prior horrors of America; horrors so profound that they would consciously choose a political/economic process that, if it became dominant, would destroy their country, their families…and themselves. As in my opening comment, it can only be defined as a sickness of their mind.
The profound questions must be asked, “How did so many become so disturbed that they would choose death over life?” “Why would millions abandon a life of freedom and individual fulfillment to be consumed by the collectivist process of Socialism?” I cannot attribute their position to ignorance, for even if they did not know the horrors of Socialism, they would to have had to willfully ignore the abundant information that surrounded them. While all systems can become contaminated by evil people, only Socialism breeds and requires them; accepting them as a requirement for the fulfillment of their philosophy.
I must presume that these new generations of Americans must have agreed with the Socialist process and its destination. I must believe that these Americans have potentially become as diabolically “evil” as the philosophy they so proudly espouse. I hate feeling this way…but if they align with murderers there can be no other position taken. I don’t want to be unduly harsh and do recognize that many may think they’re acting out of some variation of benevolence…HOWEVER…while, not evil per se, they are clearly fellow travelers.
They must have known that Socialist nations killed over 100 million of their own citizens in the twentieth century. 65 million were killed in the People’s Republic of China, 20 million in the Soviet Union, 2 million in Cambodia, 2 million in North Korea, 1.7 million in Ethiopia, 1.5 million in Afghanistan, 1million in the Eastern Bloc, 1 million in Vietnam, 150,00 in Latin America and 10,000 deaths resulting from actions of the International Communist movement and Communist parties not in power. Knowing these numbers, do these “woke” Americans ask themselves… are there violent forces set loose by Socialism that will occur wherever, and to the extent that, Socialism is implemented. I must believe they know and just don’t care. They leave no other alternatives.
All these young American Socialists had to do to confirm the process used by Marxist operatives was to examine their own lives and the directions of the American culture around them…a culture that they were manipulated into helping to create. They could see how Socialist ideology was being used to further the advance of its ‘quiet’ cultural revolution. The major intentions of Marxism were all around them. The creation of racism offences, continual change to create confusion, the teaching of s*x and homos*xuality to children, the undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority, the use of huge immigration numbers to destroy identity, the promotion of excessive drinking or drugs, the emptying of churches, an unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime, the dependency on the state or state benefits, the control and dumbing down of media, and encouraging the breakdown of the family. Marxist ideology was their life… their personal identity…their culture.
They could see their culture being totally designed by the main ideas of the Frankfurt School (Cultural Marxism). Freud’s idea of ‘pansexualism’, the search for pleasure, the exploitation of the differences between the s*xes, the overthrowing of traditional relationships between men and women. To further their aims they attacked the authority of the father, denied the specific roles of father and mother, and wrested away from families their rights as primary educators of their children, abolished differences in the education of boys and girls, declared women to be an ‘oppressed class’ and men as ‘oppressors’.
You may agree with some of these ideas…if you do you are ascribing to some of essential tenets of Cultural Marxism without even identifying how these positions became part of your life. You may think your ideas have been the spontaneous creation of your own mind…sorry…you have been brainwashed by masters of the art.
Our nation is now becoming dominated by an alien system of beliefs, attitudes and values that have become known as “political correctness.” It seeks to impose a uniformity in thought and behavior among everyone and is therefore totalitarian in nature. It all has its roots in the ideology of Marxism, which requires a radical inversion of the prevailing traditional culture by cultural Marxism in order to achieve a total social revolution.
I, of course, recognize that there are millions of patriotic young people committed to this nation and it future. It is unfortunate, however, when we assess the voting records and look at polls, to find more and more of the Millennials and Gen-Z’ers moving toward Socialism. With but few exceptions, they contribute the largest share of the voting base of the Democrat Party. While they may not even be the majority, they form almost the entire population of graduates coming out of our “elite” universities; they are our lawyers, our judges, our politicians and our bureaucrats of the future. These highly educated, but ignorant young Americans, are the greatest threat we have to the preserving our traditional American values…I doubt we will survive their deepening, and yes, “evil” impact.
“[T]he useful idiots, the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of the Soviet socialist or Communist or whatever system, when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies. That’s why my KGB instructors specifically made the point: never bother with leftists. Forget about these political prostitutes. Aim higher. […] They serve a purpose only at the stage of destabilization of a nation. For example, your leftists in the United States: all these professors and all these beautiful civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion only to destabilize a nation. When their job is completed, they are not needed any more. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxist-Leninists come to power—obviously they get offended—they think that they will come to power. That will never happen, of course. They will be lined up against the wall and shot.”
― Yuri Bezmenov, KGB Defector