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The Ugly Face of Socialism
Townhall, by Allen West

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Posted By:Drive, 4/21/2017 2:56:12 PM

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Sir Winston Churchill “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples´ money.” -British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher “Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don´t need it and hell where they already have it.” – President Ronald Reagan I had my first introduction to the South American Country of Venezuela as a young Army Second Lieutenant at my Artillery officer basic course, class 2-84, in Ft. Sill Oklahoma. There I


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dman, 4/21/2017 3:27:38 PM     (No. 11229318)

I nominate for must read. Col. West is an American treasure.

FTA:"There is nothing trendy, cool, or desirable about socialism. And those who advocate it are, well, let me be blunt, lying, deceptive jackasses – the symbol of the Democratic Party."

Well, almost on target. Broaden this to include the GOPe wing of the UniParty that enables the Deomcrat wing drive toward socialism, and you hit the mark.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rubberneck, 4/21/2017 3:36:53 PM     (No. 11229328)

How do you really feel about socialism, Mr. West? /sarcasm

I liked this one:
“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don´t need it and hell where they already have it.” – President Ronald Reagan

Socialism sounds much better in the hallowed halls of academia, than it has ever turned out in practice. (If I´m wrong, PLEASE point out a shining example of a successful experiment in socialism, either current or historical.)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WAN2, 4/21/2017 3:46:34 PM     (No. 11229335)

It BEGINS with the rejection and/or ignorance of capitalism.
Thankyou K-12.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/21/2017 3:54:29 PM     (No. 11229358)

Read the Caps...


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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/21/2017 4:43:12 PM     (No. 11229420)

Capitalism rewards success, punishes failure. Socialism rewards failure, punishes success. Failure is hard work, and we will always have those that favor socialism, thinking they should be rewarded for their effort, not their production.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: steveW, 4/21/2017 5:05:05 PM     (No. 11229444)

They use to call it Hope and Change. And they will again, unless the charade of "caring about helping people" is exposed once and for all.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MorningStar, 4/21/2017 5:11:36 PM     (No. 11229454)

Allen West´s article is a definite MUST READ! As far as quotes, I believe Sir Winston Churchill´s and British PM (Lady) Margaret Thatcher´s quotes are accurate. Although former President Ronald Reagan is one of my heroes, his quote is not valid. Since Socialism is truly a HERESY, and therefore no evil or falsehood would ever exist in heaven, he´s mistaken, albeit sincere. And hopefully all THREE are in heaven enjoying God´s Beatific Vision! Amen.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/21/2017 5:29:56 PM     (No. 11229474)

The yuths of the country love Socialism. We will have quite a battle on our hands convincing them that it is not the wonderful Marxist Utopia painted by the Obie regime, and it´s far Left followers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: agrunt, 4/21/2017 7:20:45 PM     (No. 11229607)

We have given them grades for “trying” and trophies for showing up. Why shouldn’t they “the blessed ones” get rich by just walking in and announcing I am here.

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