I can’t quite figure out why leftism is popular these days, why are young people so drawn to it? It certainly isn’t because it’s new, even though socialism seems to be able to repackage itself as such. It isn’t because it’s successful, collectivism in all it’s forms has had massive bloody failures all over the world, throughout it’s relatively short (but violent) history.
In the past, collectivists gathered under movements, flags, and organizations (they still do on a smaller scale), but when the flags were torn down, or the organizations collapsed, the swing to the left stopped dead. Leftists today hide their power behind hazy “ideas”, thought patterns, and political correctness. Power hungry people know that leftism is a good system to
control a population, so government institutions (like “public” schools) promote collectivist ideas. Government controlled collectivism gains in popularity with each new generation, it is hidden behind ethereal concepts that hijack themselves into the media, school curriculums, political parties (left and right), etc. This is where the battle lines, I believe, must be drawn; the stupid ideas of collectivism must be debunked. And so we begin. Caution: heavy smells of burning sacred cows and the popping of rainbow bubbles ahead. If you need trigger warnings you shouldn’t be reading these papers, put ’em back under the rock and back away slowly.
MYTH #1: Leftism is about helping the “little guy” the champion of the “lower classes” (communists call the common people the proletariat)
FACT: Leftism uses the power of the “lower class” to rob, kill, destroy, rape, etc the middle (and above middle) class in order to solidify power and wealth. The uber upper class often funds collectivism to destroy competition and gain power (think George Soros). Power is power, there’s always some rich dude there willing to throw money at it. Leftist’s “little guys” are pawns in a game that they don’t even know is being played. Poor leftists are like children who think they run the kindergarten building. The welfare “nanny state” is perfect for keeping voting slaves in submission to government control. The “little people” gotta keep those cheques(of borrowed money)from “their”government coming in after all.
MYTH#2: Leftist collective concepts are more sophisticated and intellectual. “The concept of leftism is positively evolutionary dear!”
FACT: Look at the figure head of leftism, Karl Marx. Karl couldn’t even organize his own life and household, he was a loser with a capital “L”. There is nothing “intellectual” when it comes to wielding raw power over people’s lives. As far as the “intelligentsia” of communism went? Lenin called them “useful idiots”. I think that description fits the limousine liberals, Lear jet leftists, and Hollywood commies pretty well.
MYTH#3: Leftist concepts will help us live more in tune with nature and give us a smaller footprint on mother earth. It’s those greedy capitalists that are ruining nature and endangering the survival of humanity!
FACT: This is a new one! Historically the lefty leaders didn’t give two rips about pollution! Look at all the “smokestacks of industry” in the old communist propaganda. This myth has come about since the 90’s. When the Berlin wall came down (and the myth of a “workers paradise” in the Soviet Socialist Republic was laid waste) The lefty organizations in the west fell apart, no juice, no power. The western communists then forced the leftist cause into the “environmental movement” (commies are attracted to movements, like flies to sh…..; never mind). Seriously, the leader of Greenpeace quit the organization because so many commies came in to ply their twisted politics under a “green”, instead of red, banner. Collectivism has THE WORST environmental record of any political ideology. Only capitalism can create enough wealth to even have the LUXURY to worry about pollution.
MYTH#4: Greedy capitalism has destroyed the middle class! We must tax the fat pig corporations and distribute the wealth! Capitalism keeps the poor down and favours the rich.
FACT: Show me where we have true capitalism and then we can talk. Capitalism has been suppressed by government (leftist) intrusion since the early 1900’s. Most of the modern “progressive” wealth management ideas come from the heart of the communist manifesto. Karl Marx was absolutely sure that if “profit” could be taken from industrial/ commercial capitalists (and distributed properly *cough*), a new age would dawn. Wealth would flow, education would flourish, industry would boom, children would laugh, innovation/ invention would sprout out of people’s backsides, cats and dogs would get along; you get the picture. Didn’t happen, looks good on paper (I read the communist manifesto in high school), but it was a bust.
The problem, as I see it, is the village idiot, Karl, mixed up “profit” and “wealth creation”; two different things. Profit is the prize when an individual figures out how to create wealth. Remove the prize, and, well, who the hell wants to slave into the night, bust their butt, bet the farm, etc on a new way to create wealth for NOTHING! Do it for the common good of all mankind? Please, I can tell the difference between urine and rain on my back. INDIVIDUALISM and FREEDOM are the
engines of innovation and wealth, not some bullsh*t leftist idealism. Even a dynamic genius can fall prey to a going-along-to-get-along government job; since there is little incentive to go beyond the minimum parameters. Hey, I’m working off of historical facts, sorry if that smokes your rainbow.
I know that “the people” need to control super rich corporations and flagrant rip-offs. That is a legitimate role that can be played by the government. That being said, the WORST thing you want is big corp playing patty cake with your government representatives! Think rule of law. If a company dumps crap in a river, they get their corp licence taken away for a time. If a “to big to fail” bank flagrantly rips off a bunch of people, the government sues them on behalf of the people who got ripped off.
This leftist concept of “partnership” and “job creation” that happens between government and industry is why we’re in the shape we are. Partnership between government and industry was the deal Hitler worked out, you know, the National SOCIALIST party (the NAZI party, in case you were wondering). Any government that takes money, or corroborates, with industry should be shunned like the plague. Arms length at all times people. To truly have a free capitalistic society the people need hard, not fiat, money. Capitalistic freedom is being tarnished and it doesn’t even have a dog in the fight. Our culture has been in a monetary leftist hellhole now for generations, and the idiot collectivists are crying for more lashes from the same old whip.
FACT: Oh please, this idea is old as the hills and the people that lead it are older than that. I mean come on, Bernie Sanders and Hitlery Clinton? Karl Marx has long since rotted in his grave, these are old chains and old whips. Even if a new and fresh face spouts the old rotten ideas of leftism it’s kinda like the walking dead, isn’t it?
MYTH#6: Leftism is more in tune with, like, the cosmic idealism of the, like, one with the earth goddess and cosmic memory, and like, that resonates with love and all that.
FACT: Uuuuuuum ok, so your saying leftism is more spiritual; like? BZZZZZZZZZT sorry. Leftism hates competition, the heart of leftism is the worship of the government. Oh they like fuzzy headed people like you, but any serious spirituality is seen as competition. In extreme socialism (communism) all religions are the enemy. At the centre of this myth might be the idea of a collective consciousness, which is, ummm, like, tooootally out there man.
MYTH#7: In the past unions and governments organized to do amazing things. Unions saved farmers from bankruptcy, coal miners and factory workers from being killed and/or starved, and strong government organization is what won us good ‘ol WWII! Why, since socialism is an offshoot of such a good thang, it just can’t be wrong I’m tellin’ ya!
FACT: Past, that is a key word here. I’ve read about the history of unions (been a member of a big one too) and there is no doubt that they were necessary once (and may be again). In the end, power is ;as power does. When working conditions and wages improve, companies are growing, everyone should be happy. At that point the unions should just, well, go away (except as a local “common” voice for the workers maybe).The big organized labour unions are just like a loaded gun laying in the nursery. The power is there for someone to manipulate, I mean the MOB gets involved don’t they? You know who else likes to pick up power like a ripe plum? Your friendly socialists like power! Collectivists flock to unions like vultures to a dead horse; “let’s help the little people!” is their cry. The mob helps organize labour, socialists just use it like a cheap whore.
As far as strong government controls winning a world war? Screw the government, they were just organizational servants. Wars are won by the blood, muscle, guts, and will of the people; keep the government in its proper place in history.
MYTH#8: You must want poor people to starve in the street! Old people to lay uncared for! The downtrodden to never be lifted up! The sick to go without care! The crippled to hobble without crutches! Puppies to cry in the night! The blind to never seeeee! Cancers to grow unstoppable! orphans crying in their pillows! Kittens mewling piteously! You heartless bastard! Can’t you see we NEED the government to DO things??!
FACT: Wow! easy there friend. settle down now and answer a question. Do you work a government job in one of these fields? Helping the helpless? Good for you. Are you living on the street? No? Why! Your making a good wage I know, but haven’t you seen all those adds on tell-a-vision?With the bloat bellied starving children? You didn’t send ALL your wages to help?!! You heartless bastard! Whats that? You don’t give to those rip off organizations to feed starving children because most of the money goes into “administration”? Ooooooooh yeah, I hear yah buddy.
Ok, that was a little low, but it got the point across, the government spends ginormous amounts on “administration” . Why do you think the government is the best .org to do these jobs? Cause you’ve been taught that? Because they’ve always done it? Because governments are the only entity that can extort the necessary funds at gunpoint?
Truthfully; we have no idea what a modern, innovative, connected society like ours; free from excessive wasteful taxes, could really do. So many loving people, willing work for a living wage to help. Money, freely given in a cause, has no strings, government money ALWAYS has strings. Figure it out.
MYTH#9: Capitalism is the old system, we need new innovative ideas to stride into the the future. A future collective will that will synergistically meld with technocorraborrations and build an innovative collective educational positive free space unhindered by old paternalistic, imperialistic concepts. A future that will bring about a grassroots topdown innovatunrmulticorraborratativetechnolkjasdlfhlhsdfjhljhgljhsdljgh .
FACT: OOOOH kay I really think you’re repeating yourself at this point. But kudos on the lasjdhljhsdhfph speak, your a politician? Don’t be fooled by gobbldygook people. There is nothing new about socialism, doesn’t matter what title it has. Call it new leftism, communism, fascism, Liberalism, collectivism; it all comes down to the same thing. “We are from the government and were here to help you”. Vote for us, give us money, do as your told, your papers please, put your hands on the hood, it’s time for a shower, remove your clothing and line up by the pit. Seriously, this concept that really-smart-people-need-power-so-we-can-organize-you-for your-own-good-resist-and-you -will-be-punished is bloodthirsty. Millions of people have been brutally sacrificed on the alter of collectivism. Death camps, gulags, killing fields; are all innovations of totalitarian power mongers. MOST of those have been collectivists. The first step is the removal of individual power such as weapons and free speech. Then the removal of all the other rights, life is the last right taken. Mostly.Done.By.The.Left. This is history.
If someone were to really come up with a new idea to help people, ya gotta think outside the box. These “old ideas with new faces” is a stupid concept. Organize people to get to the asteroid belt and bring back a fortune in metals and minerals. Find a way to move dirty industries into space. Innovate a cheap way to remove saline from sea water, find a truly cheap way to harness energy, open up 3D printing technology to get rid of third world slave labour; whatever. For God sakes find your souls, without asking the government for directions!
Do you really think the government can save humanity? A rearranging of the titanic deck chairs is your last hope? The government is good at force, not much else. Governments crave power like a crack addict needs another rock. The government is not merciful, innovative, motivated to change, or caring about the individual (that’s you, by the way). The government is like a cancer, always growing. Leftism is the most virulent form of government, give it power and watch it grow. Government will sell itself to the highest bidder, be it organized labour, powerful lobby, mega corporation, or citizens (pick your enviro/war/ethnic/etc.) power group.
It would seem that humanity has a built in yearning for the garden of eden it was kicked out of, and a deep compulsion to try and build a heaven on earth. The blood soaked history of mankind’s efforts at utopia are there for all to see. Only God can supply heaven, despotic wanna-be dictators and governments use a “utopia” as a bait for fools. Governments want two things; votes and taxes, everything else is just window dressing. So why, oh why, is leftism considered so cool?