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Socialism for Dummies – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on March 15, 2019

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/03/no_author/socialism-for-dummies-and-nature-for-the-savy/

By Jane ten Brink

I wrote the following to a friend who is now retired, but who worked for most of his life for the Austrian National Railroad (the ÖBB), an entity that has been strongly governed by socialist thinking. It therefore came as no surprise to me early on that my friend was completely governed by a socialist mindset (when I first got to know him about three years ago, he was reading some biography of Karl Marx!)

While this friend has never lived in luxury, his standard of living throughout his life and unto this day would most certainly be considered “luxury” by a good portion of the world population.

And, yet, my friend complains that he does not have enough (he thinks he should have more), and blames for this the evil, capitalist system.

My friend’s reason for blaming the evil, capitalist system for his allegedly „struggling-to-survive“ existence is that according to him, a bunch of greedy, rich guys have exploited „us“ by not turning over to „us“ more of their wealth (he believes that wealth should be more evenly distributed).

But my reason for why my friend is blaming capitalism is „envy“. Read the rest of this entry »

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Appearance of Paul Gottfried Sparks Disruptions at Hamilton College – Alexander Hamilton Institute

Posted by M. C. on January 1, 2018

Paul Gottfried-a good source for learning how we got here who the players are. As a bonus, he actually knows the definition of fascism.

http://theahi.org/2017/11/08/appearance-of-paul-gottfried-sparks-disruptions-at-hamilton-college/

 On October 25 and 26, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) sponsored Dr. Paul Gottfried, Horace Raffensperger Professor of Humanities Emeritus, Elizabethtown College, for a series of talks, two on the Hamilton College campus.  On Wednesday morning, October 25, he discussed conservatism in the United States in a seminar “Modern Conservative Politics,” taught by AHI Resident Fellow Dr. David Frisk.  In the afternoon, Dr. Gottfried was invited to speak on his recent book Fascism:  The Career of a Concept(2016) in a course, “Nazi Germany,” taught by Hamilton College professor Alfred Kelly.  On Thursday evening, October 26, AHI hosted a Leadership Dinner during which undergraduates, faculty, and local citizens, using a prescribed chapter from Gottfried’s book Fascism, conversed on the meaning of totalitarianism and on the similarities and differences between Nazism, fascism, and communism.  Disruptive protests greeted Gottfried at his two appearances at Hamilton College…

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The Sandcastle | International Man

Posted by M. C. on September 13, 2017

Outside Independence Hall when
the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended,
Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin,
“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded,
“A republic, if you can keep it.”

http://www.internationalman.com/articles/the-sandcastle

The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. Read the rest of this entry »

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To All Soros Funded ‘Counter Protesters’ -This Is How Fascism Is Defined

Posted by M. C. on August 20, 2017

fas·cism

(făsh′ĭz′əm)

n.

1. oftenFascism

a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

b. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.

2. Oppressive, dictatorial control.

 

Now there is a word that has been bandied about recently. It has become a catch-all phrase to describe any person or institution to be put down when the accuser doesn’t have an intelligent argument. 

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CNN Calls Anyone Who Disagrees With Them a Fascist | Armstrong Economics

Posted by M. C. on August 18, 2017

I just had a conversation with a friend regarding labels, what they mean and the people that USE them.  CNN is a good illustration.

Labels like alt this, hate crime that are used to make others think the purveyors of such terms know what they are talking and are therefore actually doing something.

When a vote counting prosecutor says I am treating this murder as a hate crime what does that really mean? Does it mean other murders will get put on the back burner. Is my getting murdered more of a crime than you getting murdered? If you or I are a member of the oppressed group du jour, then yes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Francis a Fascist? – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on May 1, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/05/thomas-dilorenzo/is-francis-a-fascist/

Fresh off a hate-filled rant against populism (a.k.a. consent of the governed), Pope Francis recently delivered another mean-spirited, hateful diatribe about the “grave risks associated with the invasion of . . . libertarian individualism at high strata of culture and in university education.” 
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