Dangers of American Socialism 1

I recently came across some information from a review of the book United States of Socialism and feel compelled to share some of the information authored by the American Dinesh D’Souza of an Asian-Indian background.  What is contained here is, let’s say, is part one, for there is far too much great information provided in this book — who’s behind it, why it’s evil, and how to stop it — to do justice to D’Souza’s compilation of interesting observations on socialism to try to condense it in one brief sitting  

In the introduction of the material, provided by Sant Gupta, he notes, “too many Americans who now embrace socialism forget that, to paraphrase Ronald Regan, socialism is the equal sharing of misery and the tearing down of those more successful in the futile hope that it will improve your life.”

No wonder Gupta says that many of society’s “have nots,” as he referred to youths and blacks, have been tearing down monuments and statues showcasing America’s heroes, including Abraham Lincoln.  Even statues of Frederick Douglass are not safe.  As a runaway slave Douglass freed himself, was self-educated and ultimately assimilated and became a successful American.  Douglass who became admired by all generations that came after him, because he used his work ethic and drive to improve his lot in life.  If Frederick Douglass is not safe as a role model and hero, then who is?

Socialism has been a failure in every country it has existed.  Gupta noted, there was a 2019 Gallup survey that reported that 43 percent of Americans believe it would be a good thing for the United States.  Gupta compares D’Souza’s book to one written by a doctor, who tried for years to help a person that had been sick, but the patient would not follow his advice until it was too late to be saved.  Gupta says that D’Souza’s book, like the doctor, is telling America, he has sad news for this nation.  He contends it is deathly ill, and unless enough people listen to his prognosis and recommendations to get well, it will perish like that of a patient who waits too long to follow the medical advice of his physician.

D’Souza says that today’s socialism is different than old socialism, because he says it is “an especially virulent and deadly strain called ‘Identity Socialism.”  This Identity Socialism,” D’Souza explains “doesn’t claim that the working class is the victim of exploitation.  He says it is well known that “the working class today is too well off to buy into the insane nostrums of the ideas borrowed from Karl Marx.  Today’s working-class Americans are more likely to vote Republican than to fall for the same dishonest claims of the socialists currently controlling the Democrat Party, D’Souza says.

The socialists have written off — and smeared — the white working class as racist and bigoted, the author proclaims.  To D’Souza, socialists are using a new set of victims to get in the minds, hearts, and souls of their followers.  He says, “They are victims of Christian morality and free market capitalism.  

The Identity Socialists claim that every minority group in society is a victim.”  They include, he says, “racial minorities, sexual deviants, the psychologically damaged, the Bohemians and the Avant-garde, feminists, teachers and professors, government bureaucrats, artists, celebrities, writers, journalists, media personalities and illegal immigrants.”  D’Souza maintains that the Identity Socialists are convinced that the only way that they can become happy is “if they overthrow any vestige of Christianity and traditional morality, destroy the culture, and with it the system of free enterprise – capitalism – that made America great.”

D’Souza’s book says Identity Socialism poses a threat to the American way of life because “it cuts across economic and cultural divisions and is more revolutionary than simply taking over the means of production.”  Today’s socialists are packaging socialism as “the newest form of slavery, according to D’Souza.  D’Souza points out that there have been twenty-five national experiments dealing with Socialism, all ending in what he calls “unmitigated disaster,” all of what he documents.  He reminds the readers: “Socialism is inherently totalitarian but also murderous,” then backs up that contention by noting that the Soviets killed at least twenty million of its own citizens and that the Chinese killed over sixty million.

D’Souza uses the difference between North and South Korea today as a clear example between socialism and freedom.  He points out that South Korea is twenty times richer than North Korea, but Gupta, who introduces the reader to the author’s book, maintains, “It’s more like a hundred times richer.”  When a North Korean border guard, a member of one of its best military outfits, defected to South Korea, he was discovered to be malnourished and full of worms, it was noted.

No question South Koreans are much freer.  They are also healthier, taller, more physically fit and live about 12 years longer, D’Souza reports, adding, “Nobody, absolutely nobody, risks their lives to escape South Korea to head north to North Korea.”

With all this in mind, then how is it possible that polling indicates that 43 percent of American people have a positive attitude toward socialism?  “That is because the left controls our educational institutions, our media and entertainment industry, many large corporations, and even made serious inroads within our churches,” D’Souza points out.  “They have been able to repackage socialism in terms of identity politics, dividing America so that it becomes easier to conquer.”

The latest socialist theory, according to D’Souza, is “the end of work.”  They are pushing the theory that automation will take over every job, including the service sector.  And the only “work” people will engage in will be as consumers, living off the productive labor of robots.

Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortes, D’Souza reports, tells the American worker, in exchange for such future “work,” people will be entitled to receive everything they need for free.  In essence, Ocasio-Cortes maintains that the mass abundance created by automation will make innovative capitalism, which itself will make socialism not only possible but necessary.

More to come….