Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Socialism: A Con Game of the Elite

Socialism: A Con Game of the Economic Elite
Debbie O'Hara August 17 2004

America is being socialized and everyone knows it. Most people seem to grudgingly accept socialism as being inevitable, but is it really? What the average person has a hard time figuring out is why super rich people like the Kennedys, Fords, and Rockefellers promote socialism. Aren't wealthy people supposed to be "greedy capitalists"? Don't they have a lot to lose in a socialist system? Isn't it a paradox that the rich would try to destroy "free enterprise" and promote socialism?
In order to answer those questions we must understand what socialism is. We must realize that its wealthy promoters have propagandized the masses into believing a different definition of socialism than what the term really means in actual practice. While we have been led to believe that socialism is a "share-the-wealth" program, nothing could be further from the truth. The Rockefellers, Fords and Kennedy's have no intention of dividing up their own wealth with anyone. Their personal riches are protected in family trusts and tax-exempt foundations so that they pay little or nothing in taxes. These hypocrites talk about their concern for the downtrodden by promoting every socialist program imaginable in order to increase YOUR taxes. If these people really cared about the poor, shouldn't they be willing to set an example by giving away their own fortunes instead of yours?
I don't doubt that there are wealthy people who have shared their wealth to help others, but that doesn't explain the actions of rich people like the Rockefellers, Fords, and Kennedys. While they hold up altruistic motives for their socialist objectives, their own actions betray them.
So if the goal of socialism isn't altruistic, then how does this system benefit the wealthy? To understand what attracts some of the super rich to socialism, we need to look not at the phony theory put out by the socialist promoters in America, but at socialist countries in action. These are the Communist countries. Communists refer to their own countries as socialist because the goal of communism IS socialism. (I wonder how many people would still accept socialism as inevitable if they knew that it was the goal of communism?) When looking at the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), China, Cuba and a host of other nations, we can see that socialism is really a small clique of a few elites at the top. These elites rule with an iron fist over the rest of the peoples in their country, all of whom have been relegated to the status of serfs. This oligarchy controls all of the country's wealth, all of its production and even the very lives of its people. Socialism is not a share-the-wealth program at all, but a way for the very rich to be able to protect their own wealth and at the same time to be able to control yours!
The goal of socialism is power. It is a con game to get people to surrender their freedom to an all-powerful, all encompassing, collectivist government. Socialism is not a movement of the downtrodden masses like its promoters tell us, but a movement of the economic elite. So for the super rich to be promoting socialism is not a paradox at all because the real "greedy capitalists" are those at the top who espouse socialism! They are what we would call "monopoly capitalists". With free enterprise capitalism, everyone has the opportunity to accumulate his or her own wealth or capital. In a socialist system, the monopoly capitalists own and control all of a country's capital while the people who do all the work are not allowed to accumulate wealth for themselves.
In our socialist system here in the United States, the wealth that we work so hard to create and are not allowed to accumulate is transferred to the government through various means. One means, of course, is taxes. Some taxes are out in the open like your income tax, property tax, excise tax, sales tax, etc. Then there is the deceitful and corrupt Federal Reserve System (it is not federal, has no reserves and is not a system) that creates a hidden tax called inflation, which is the most insidious tax of them all. It is through this corrupt system that most of our wealth is confiscated. The Federal Reserve is not a branch of the government like most people think, but a cartel of rich bankers in league with government in order to protect their own interests.
A large portion of the wealth that is collected from the people in a socialist system goes to finance the goals of the power elite. You can see this in action in the United States. For many years now the power elite has had control of the main stream media, entertainment, education, our government and much more. They buy politicians and special interest groups with the money they have confiscated from us in order to help them push through their own devious agendas. Tyrannical judges are appointed to overturn the will of the people when politicians aren't able to accomplish the job.
Is there a way to stop this socialist nightmare? Until we realize that we as the individual citizens of this nation are the problem, there can be no solution. I know many "Christian conservatives" who vote for politicians and social programs that promise them "free" services. This is how the shysters who really run our government get us hooked into willingly supporting their sinister plans. Whether it's education, medical care, or a host of other things, we like the idea of getting something for "free". The problem is that we really know better. We know that nothing is free and that government has no money of its own. Government can spend only what it first confiscates from others. We allow evil leaders to take us down this path of destruction because of our own sin natures that desire that we get something without working for it. There is nothing moral, conservative or Christian about living at the expense of others.
"But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." 1 Timothy 5:8
Scripture is very clear that we are to take care of our own "flesh and blood". You might think you have made quite a testimony for God in the workplace or in some other "mission field" but it is really no testimony for God at all if you are not providing for your own family first.
Although we are told in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 that "if any would not work, neither should he eat", we realize that there are those who are deserving of charity and should be provided for through private donations, churches and other such private organizations. Those who call themselves Christians can never accept the immorality of socialist coercion as the answer to genuine human need. Socialism is nothing more than a "ponzi" scheme where those at the top live at the expense of those at the bottom until the people at the bottom are completely crushed by the weight of the debt and the system finally collapses.
The American people are living at the expense of their children and grandchildren who are virtually being sold into slavery as these future generations are being saddled with a monstrous debt that they will never be able to repay. When the system finally collapses bringing chaos and fear, who wins? The winners will be those at the top who have their own wealth protected in family trust funds and tax-exempt foundations. These elite few will gain the TOTAL control over our entire society that they have so long strived for as the people cry to them for help, willing to give up their precious freedoms for "security". Of course history shows us that people who have no liberty have no say about their security either. They instead become pawns in the hands of tyrannical government.
With our sinful addiction to government handouts, it won't be easy to alter the destructive course of our nation. Both of our major political parties are controlled by "big money" and promote socialism, yet we keep hearing how we "can't win" unless we vote for one of the major parties. I'm here to say that there is NO possible way of winning unless we are willing to step outside the box and vote for someone who believes in our God-given responsibilities as individuals. Our country's two-party political system is a giant hoax being played out upon the American public in order to rob us of our freedom.
Are you willing to help end this elite socialist "con game" by kicking the government habit and turning instead to God, who promises to provide for our needs as long as we faithfully follow the guidelines that He has set before us in Scripture? Are you willing to stand for future generations in this fight to preserve and pass on the freedoms that came to us at so high a cost? If so, I pray that the changes will start with you.