There is much confusion over this. I would like to try and shed a little light on this and see if we cant chase away some of the confusion.
In a nutshell Socialism is basically Robin Hood. Not the cute fox on the Disney version but a bloated bureaucracy that think that they know better than you, on how to spend your money. Some take it further by making laws that you must follow but they don’t have to.
Some elites think that they know what is best for you to eat or not to eat and how you should live and what you should do and or watch etc. China still is this way along with North Korea and most if the Middle East. They take it to an extreme of not allowing their women many if any rights that the males enjoy.
I digress, those who vote for such people that claim socialism as their trademark want free stuff. Indeed the politician will promise their constituents all kinds of stuff and somehow it is the “fat cat bankers” on Wall Street that must pay!
The problem with that however is it is not the fat cat bankers who pay, it is anyone that works for a living and is not satisfied with living in section 8 housing, and sucking on the government tit! People who decided that they wanted better than to live in the hood, buying and selling drugs and learning how to look innocent in a police lineup pay!
Socialism today is portrayed more as a contest between those without and “white privilege!”
If you are white and living in a nice house, you are a bad person because you have stuff, and it should be taken from you! I wish I was making this up but that is the pervasive attitude among those that are the “have nots!” Their votes are purchased by the promise of more free stuff including cell phones!
These have not’s have cell phones, a roof over their heads, air-conditioning and heat, cable TV, Internet and flat screen TV’s! And are under the delusion that they are somehow entitled to it for free pervades their attitude and that of the black life matters crowd who formed an entire meme on a complete and utter falsehood! The narrative is false! The narrative however makes the news when they push Bernie Sanders off the stage and co-opt his rally to talk down to several thousand “progressive” white folks who actually are on their side!
On this subject “All Lives Matter!” If you have some sort of issue with that open that book that you take to church with you sometime, and find anything in there that delineates between what lives matter and which ones don’t! While some vessels were indeed made to be destroyed guess what, that is not your call, or mine. That one belongs to your creator and has nothing to do with actually killing people on this earth! From inception to natural death, every life matters, and is loved by our lord and anyone that thinks different is in error!
Skin color does not make a person who he or she is and if you don’t think that is so, think again. Character of the person is the most important thing to look for when choosing friends or candidates for political office! Character is all that matters when it comes to someone that you would send to Washington to represent you.
How much of what someone else earns is your fair share?
The answer is not a damned bit of it!
If your neighbor gets his or her ass out of bed in the morning, goes to work faithfully and brings home groceries those are his, for his family, not for you who slept all day. If you need a hand up, great! If it a handout, you best go and speak with the clergy. That is part of their business.
We in fact were made to work. We were designed by God to work. Everything you do in life, do it for his glory! How hard is that to comprehend?
It is hard to love, when you heart is full of hate. It is easy to blame others for your lot in life.
Seriously I continue to see people stoking the race debate and how black people are somehow owed more stuff from white people because we bought you and sold you into slavery. Well, not you personally and not me personally but, 300 plus years ago somebody did and now, somehow we as a nation should pay for it, again!
Correcting the record
Slavery did not start with the Spaniards and Africans.
Slavery began thousands of years ago. Even during the time of Jesus 2000 years ago there were slaves, and it was not divided by color.
Some of the most mistreated slaves of “modern day” were the Irish!
Here is a small excerpt from a blog on Irish Slavery. (1)
King James II and Charles I also led a continued effort to enslave the Irish. Britain’s famed Oliver Cromwell furthered this practice of dehumanizing one’s next door neighbor.
The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.
Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white.
From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives and children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless population of homeless women and children. Britain’s solution was to auction them off as well.
During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.
Many people today will avoid calling the Irish slaves what they truly were: Slaves. They’ll come up with terms like “Indentured Servants” to describe what occurred to the Irish. However, in most cases from the 17th and 18th centuries, Irish slaves were nothing more than human cattle.
As an example, the African slave trade was just beginning during this same period. It is well recorded that African slaves, not tainted with the stain of the hated Catholic theology and more expensive to purchase, were often treated far better than their Irish counterparts.
African slaves were very expensive during the late 1600s (50 Sterling). Irish slaves came cheap (no more than 5 Sterling). If a planter whipped or branded or beat an Irish slave to death, it was never a crime. A death was a monetary setback, but far cheaper than killing a more expensive African. The English masters quickly began breeding the Irish women for both their own personal pleasure and for greater profit. Children of slaves were themselves slaves, which increased the size of the master’s free workforce. Even if an Irish woman somehow obtained her freedom, her kids would remain slaves of her master. Thus, Irish moms, even with this new found emancipation, would seldom abandon their kids and would remain in servitude.
In time, the English thought of a better way to use these women (in many cases, girls as young as 12) to increase their market share: The settlers began to breed Irish women and girls with African men to produce slaves with a distinct complexion. These new “mulatto” slaves brought a higher price than Irish livestock and, likewise, enabled the settlers to save money rather than purchase new African slaves. This practice of interbreeding Irish females with African men went on for several decades and was so widespread that, in 1681, legislation was passed “forbidding the practice of mating Irish slave women to African slave men for the purpose of producing slaves for sale.” In short, it was stopped only because it interfered with the profits of a large slave transport company.
England continued to ship tens of thousands of Irish slaves for more than a century. Records state that, after the 1798 Irish Rebellion, thousands of Irish slaves were sold to both America and Australia. There were horrible abuses of both African and Irish captives. One British ship even dumped 1,302 slaves into the Atlantic Ocean so that the crew would have plenty of food to eat.
There is little question that the Irish experienced the horrors of slavery as much (if not more in the 17th Century) as the Africans did. There is, also, very little question that those brown, tanned faces you witness in your travels to the West Indies are very likely a combination of African and Irish ancestry. In 1839, Britain finally decided on it’s own to end it’s participation in Satan’s highway to hell and stopped transporting slaves. While their decision did not stop pirates from doing what they desired, the new law slowly concluded THIS chapter of nightmarish Irish misery.
But, if anyone, black or white, believes that slavery was only an African experience, then they’ve got it completely wrong.
Irish slavery is a subject worth remembering, not erasing from our memories.
The simple facts are that all through history people have been repressed by a ruling class.
North Korea currently to date is a xenophobic country that keeps its people in the dark to control them, and of course, if we really knew what was going on there would be public outcry! Those people are slaves and they are lied to by their government. If you could talk to them they would tell you that they are happy, and love their dear leader and the rest of the world is the “great Satan! “ Why, their entire environment is controlled. No internet, social media, nada.
During WWII the Japanese people were lied to as well. They were so brainwashed that the kamikaze pilot was born. Not only were the pilots brainwashed but, the Japanese people were brainwashed to the extent that as the American forces captured an island the indigenous people would throw their babies off of the cliffs, and then jump after them committing suicide! Why, what were they told that would cause this. They were made to believe that Americans were so bad, so depraved that they would “eat them alive!” Now you can laugh at that but, they must have been convincing as the preponderance of evidence is astounding! Propaganda works!
My whole point to this is “seek the truth.” If you listen to the race baiters who profit by lying to you, your future is grim. I think Dr. Carson has a great message and it is my fervent prayer that Americans of all walks of life, will listen to him.
This of course was my prayer for Obama. Here Americans elected a black president! Wow, how uplifting is that! And before his first month in office he systematically brought race relations back 60 years! “They acted stupidly! If I had a son he would look just like Trayvon.” When Ferguson occurred he once again vilified the cops who in the end were spot on correct, but yet the lie continues! Hands up, don’t shoot!
Chris Rock and others of his ilk are out there promoting hate and discontent. How absolutely insidious are his actions they should be and to me are tantamount to yelling fire in a theater! When you reach “celebrity status” that comes with responsibility! Start by telling the truth and if you think what you are telling is the truth, pick up a damned book! If you are too lazy to read, send me a note, and I will fill you in on the details!
By the way, black people sold black people into slavery, do you really think that a bunch of short white guys went running around the jungles of Africa among the head hunters of the time, rounding people up to put them on ships!?
Warring tribes took prisoners and sold them as you might sell cattle to the Spaniards, and others for things like colorful beads.
The simple facts and the truth is that some of history is ugly! The human race has done some horrible things and it still continues to this day. Watch the news for a little bit and you will shake your head. To quote one of my friends, “that is messed up!” What do you do? You read it, understand what happened and do your best to keep it from happening again. Speaking of slaves do you know how they were controlled as a people? They were kept ignorant. It was unlawful to teach them to read. Sound familiar?
So, aren’t you glad that slavery is over, dead, gone and buried!?
Well let me ask you this, is it?
I know people with a college degree working for peanuts. They can’t even find full time work! Why is that do you suppose?
I know, they are not looking hard enough.
Maybe they are not that smart.
Maybe there is nothing in their line of expertise available.
There are in fact three basic facts in this country today, which contribute to the problem.
When the internet really became a global thing it made it much easier to outsource. Instead of creating a PVC or permanent virtual circuit that you would create through the local Telco’s and other communication giants, now you simply create a VPN or Virtual Private Network through the internet.
What effect did that have you ask? Instead of paying hundreds if not thousands of dollars a month for connectivity you simply put in one T1 line direct to the internet and with the trick of software and encryption, you utilized the public infrastructure to move data, voice, streaming audio and so forth around the world! With this technology I can send a phone to a worker in the Philippines and when someone calls it on my business network, in the states; it will ring in the Philippines on that persons’s desk. If I want to have a meeting with my workers in Bangladesh, I simply initiate a video conference, and I am there!
If I am a technology company that creates software for companies here; I send out a smartly dressed and well-spoken person to represent my company. He or she gets the contract, collects the SOW (statement of work) and works with my project manager here who directs the actual programming efforts in India, where my labor cost can be better managed (much more cheaply than programmers here in the states.)
I then can compete with my American counterpart where he is using American programmers, I can win the bid because I can undercut him or her by tens of thousands of dollars, and still make good profit for my company. The American company has no idea that his program is being worked on outside of the states.
Let’s say I am a huge computer company and I need support people. Once again I have that VPN with the VOIP telephones (voice over IP) set up on desk in call centers all over the world. You call for help, and you are talking to KIM or Paul or John which are pseudo names for “Peggy in Siberia” whose real name has more consonants than vowels.
Why do you think computer support via phone starts out with unplug the computer first? They have a script that they must follow that was created from thousands of support calls.
Now let’s say I am that same computer company but I need some engineers, actually here in the states.
American workers want 6 figures and are probably worth it but, why pay that for one when I can pay that for 3? So I go to the lobbyist that gave money to some senator indirectly from me and tell them that I need more H1-B workers. He remembers me because I gave money to him for his “person” so, he goes to them and puts a bill in front of them that he or they wrote for him, saying that we need more technical people because “there are simply no skilled people in this country, our education system has simply failed!”
Within months the limit is raised a few more thousand and I get a dozen or so highly trained engineers from some country that hates Americans, but loves our freedoms! Of course I get them for the cost of what I could only afford two or three Americans!
Now you have all of the highly trained people who are Americans that can’t find work so what do they do? They go on the government tit if they can, or they take some lower paying job and try to make ends meet. Well, they were used to $100 thousand a year but, Home Depot is only paying $10 an hour, and only part time (anything less than 32 hours) because well, there is this pesky new health care law that would force them to pay for health care or pay fines for full time employees.
So this highly skilled person who has been replaced by three H1-B people seeks two part time jobs in retail! Still part time and his average yearly pay went from $125K to $30K, working two part time jobs! He or she has to use their 401 prematurely suffering a healthy early withdrawal tax to make ends meet.
Oh and by the way he or she has to pay for health care because it is now a law and because they are rich making $30K a year their health care cost is $526 a month.
Their kids who just graduated college can’t find work in their field so they too are working retail but their health care is only $210 a month because they are only making $12K and yes, still living in the bedroom that they grew up in and still eating mom and dads groceries, using their internet and air conditioning and water and complaining because they are asked to load the dishwasher!.
In competition for these jobs driving the labor prices down even further are millions of “undocumented workers” who get free health care, WIC and other government subsidies.
I don’t know, do you think slavery is a dead and gone thing. How is that socialism working out for you?
That is the progressive agenda you know…
The good folks in congress and certainly 1600 Pennsylvania Ave don’t want you to know how this all works though. So, they draw your attention by strange happenings including Hillary Clintons e-mail which I would bet money is being “rolled under the bus” by the white house, as a distraction!
The following is a link to the blog on Irish Slavery that is a good read.
The simple facts are the more truth that you know, the less you can be fooled by those that wish to keep the masses ignorant and dependent. This is not an R or D thing, or a white and black thing, but a character thing. I encourage everyone to read and know history before we repeat it. Communism and Socialism cannot work for the people. It only benefits those in the Ivory towers who could care less about you and your problems. They want your vote, and would do away with the Constitution if they could, thus doing away with the need to even talk at you.
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