What is Socialism?

From Powerline:

Something to think about…

What is socialism, whether Bolshevik, Menshevik, national, Maoist, social democrat, liberal, or whatever flavor you can name?  A set of economic principles?  Political values?  An attitude?  Don’t head off to a dictionary or Google-land for this.

I commend to you Solzhenitsyn’s “Lenin In Zurich”, a book I read years ago.  It is fiction, yet invaluable to the understanding of the last century, and the next.  I am about to share with you a secret known to few: Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, Deng, Pol Pot, Castro, and Solzhenitsyn himself.  And me.  And now you.

Socialism does not exist except in the imagination of the true believer and the useful idiot.  None of the names I listed believed there was such a thing as socialism.  They knew it for what it was:  a means of fooling mass numbers of people into following them, and thus achieving power.  Political power. Military power.  Economic power.  Absolute power.

As you read Lenin in Zurich you understand that Lenin doesn’t believe a word of the ideological nonsense he spouts.  He translates his agenda, long term and immediate, into terms that are palatable to his mass following.

How else can one explain his statement that “Switzerland is the most revolutionary country on the face of the earth!”?  He said it because Swiss men each kept a firearm at home for reserve military duties.  He wanted to entice the Swiss to revolt, using their weapons, and this was a way of putting it in his followers’ ideological framework.  He later said the same thing about America, and for the same reason. Neither worked.  Lenin In Zurich presents the litany of techniques which can be copied by any tyrant.

The leader need not continue to spout socialist claptrap, except to continue to fool his flock.  And they are willing fools.  Given the socialist framework, the flock will fill in the blanks themselves, centralizing power in the center.  All to the advantage of the boss, who doesn’t give a damn about the flock.

That’s why we still hear communist dupes who tell us socialism failed in the Soviet Union because it wasn’t done properly.  The leaders didn’t quite get it right.  Not so.  Socialism failed in the Soviet Union because socialism does not exist.

So, what can we say about the United States today?  Our leader, and those who are his helpmates, do appear to be committed socialists.  That means they haven’t looked behind the curtain.  They don’t know the magician’s trick.

Who is our Lenin?  Who is our Stalin?  Who is our Mao?  This would have to be someone who knows socialism is meaningful only to his willing fools.  Someone who will capitalize when a socialist government in America is complete.  My money is on George Soros, but I could be mistaken.  Whoever it is, when he has achieved power, we had all better watch out.

How long until the majority of America either figures this out – and tosses the Progs tyrants out on their asses… or they DON’T figure it out until we need the 2nd Amendment to reclaim the Rule of Law and Constitutional Governance?

About Alex Scipio

About Alex Scipio: Alex moved out of the People's Republic of California to the Free State of Arizona, finally tiring of the lack of the Bill of Rights, the overgrown idiocracy, and the catering to non-Americans & welfare recipients. He still wonders how America got from Truman, Eisenhower, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan to the Liberal and Conservative extremes so badly managing America today. And, yes, islam DOES need to be annihilated. And doing what he can to get folks away from the extremes of political life.
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