Quotations from Chairman Mao (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hitler won power with the National SOCIALIST Party. You don’t have to have full-blown government title of all production to BE a socialist that believes in government CONTROL. Control over the disposition of goods is *de facto* ownership, whether the property is hard or soft, durable or perishable, real or not real (real estate), and whether the Disinformation Media Cartel calls it leftist or rightist. America has a Communist Party but their platform to this day does not call for immediate total confiscation of all production. In fact they bragged that Richard Nixon had implemented their own platform!
The Nazi Party was considered leftist in many circles, but it was a fascist government, because fascism is a de-facto corporate-government partnership in government, with emphasis on BIG corporations and BIG government and lots of government control over economic resources.
Obama talks like a leftist, but note that among his biggest donors are from Goldman Sachs and other of the biggest banks, famous international currency hustler George Soros (some call him “swindler”), and other mega-bucks corporate types and did I mention Goldman Sachs? And the SEC guy who supervised the looting on Wall Street is his Treasury Secretary? And they blended very smoothly with the Marxist types he brought into the cabinet, including a guy who “agreed with Mao”, one who thinks profits are obscene, another whose most admired philosopher is Mao Tse-Tung (and for PR balance Mother Theresa).
Romney believes in this fascistic mutually beneficial arrangement between BIG corporations and BIG government, with payoffs for so-called “safety net” dependency for the poor to keep them from demanding economic freedom or even thinking about it. Comfortable serfdom, even the escaping Hebrews that had to flee the Pharoah’s army pined for the comforts of slavery.
The United States and Europe have de facto fascism, because certain very large corporations of persistent duration have merged into an often explicit, often implicit, dance of mutual back-scratching.
But the false label they carry is one of a variant of socialism. In America the media calls them “liberals”, but they are the ideological brethren of the Social-Democrat parties of Europe, the Partido SOCIALISTA Dominicana (Dominican Socialist Party) considers the American congressional counterparts as fellow thinkers, and to La Socialista Internacional they are considered fellow thinkers.
But Americans have a strong national cultural heritage of individuality and resistance to collectivist thinking, and European populations have a strong continental heritage of being told what to think, what to do, by their rulers.
The real choice is between more freedom and less freedom. “Left” and “right” have become subtle triggers for social engineers, Big Brother mind-benders to use to cubbyhole people’s thinking and to help them avoid looking at issues of LIBERTY.
The demagogue yells loudly about how much a “fascist” somebody is, or “divisive” but don’t look at the names their “party” hacks call the other guy and it becomes a matter of each set of fans yelling for their side against the other.
The declaration of rights in the Virginia Constitution, upon which part of the Declaration of Independence is based, reads that men have an inherent right as human beings to life, liberty, and the means to pursue –and keep- property, as read from the Wikipedia article from that document:
Articles 1-3 address the subject of rights and the relationship between government and the governed. Article 1 states that “all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights of which . . . they cannot deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety,” a statement later made internationally famous in the first paragraph of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, as “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
See, if you don’t respect private ownership and the freedom to engage freely in commerce in the exchange of goods and services to mutual increased benefit to the individuals who so decide, then you believe in restricting that freedom. You either believe in MORE freedom or LESS freedom, and it applies in economics as well as in free speech, free press, freedom of religion, freedom from arbitrary imprisonment, freedom to BE “secure” in your person, property, papers.
Poor people have as much natural right to access to a free market as big corporations, in fact they have MORE direct rights as individuals, because corporations or any other assembly or agreement among individuals, unions too, have ONLY any such rights as derive from their identity as agreements among INDIVIDUALS.
The INCOME TAX is a SOCIALIST tax, because it presumes that the government owns all your income, and it gets to decide how much you can keep. Think about what this would sound like if you applied it to FREE SPEECH or FREE PRESS.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. – Proverbs 29:2
The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, – Luke 4:18