Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were WRONG!

While the NYT sings a love song to Leftist oppression theology, the victims of Communism foundation teaches it’s true nature as a new form of slavery.

Uncannily enough, one can always spot a piece of Leftist propaganda from a kilometre away – especially if It’s featured in the New York Times. In this case it was a piece on everyone’s favourite historical figure, if they just happened to favour those who have brought about the mass murder of millions: Karl Marx.

The headline in question: “Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!”. Was on the upcoming birthday of a man who fostered a base, immoral, parasitic ideology has been rightly labelled as organised evil. In the tech world, those who have a particular affinity for certain products or companies are labelled by the colloquial term “Fan Boy”. These are people with an unshakeable faith in certain matters such as the belief that the immoral ideology fostered by Mr. Marx can somehow work someday.

Curiously enough, there are those who seem to have a very myopic mindset, steeped in a particular time period. Admittedly, it can happen to the best of us, for who hasn’t proffered a witticism that falls flat on its face that was better suited for another era that one may happen to be studying at the moment? In this case the author has a bit of a ‘what could have been’ mindset trying to extract a few nuggets of truth from the humanitarian disaster that is Marxism along with the rest of collectivist ideologies. Perhaps the only way one could reconcile this is to set oneself in this mindset of the past, ignoring the results of all the horrific experiments in the collectivist ideologies.

The author even tried to resurrect one of history’s greatest ‘bait and switch’ deceptions, the ‘classless and stateless society’ that was supposedly to manifest itself at some future point by some miraculous process.

The idea of the classless and stateless society would
come to define both Marx’s and Engels’s idea of communism, and of course
the subsequent and troubled history of the Communist “states”
(ironically enough!) that materialized during the 20th century. There is
still a great deal to be learned from their disasters, but their
philosophical relevance remains doubtful, to say the least.

Also note that he blithely dismisses these disasters as though they were natural, one time occurrences instead of being endemic to the basic function of these oppressive regimes.
On the occasion of Victims of Communism Day otherwise known as Mayday, the organisation published this video: Socialism Is Slavery

 

The point being that the fundamental design flaw of Socialism is that regardless of motivation or intent, it’s quest for equality has always RESULTED IN SLAVERY.

Meanwhile, Marion Smith of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C. emphasised this point in an op-ed that originally appeared in the New Hampshire Union Leader Marion Smith: On May 1, remember that Socialism is slavery

Far from ushering in a more equitable society, socialist movements that subscribed to Marxist ideology engendered a new form of slavery in the modern world.

Marxist ideology is still being used to hold more than a billion people captive around the globe. China, where Xi Jinping just proclaimed the Communist Manifesto’s continued relevance, continues to use a system of Laogai, or forced labor camps, and dictates where the working class can live and work based on a “social credit” system. Venezuela’s socialist regime seized the means of production. Venezuela’s military runs the grocery stores while Nicolas Maduro denies humanitarian food aid to his political opponents. The average Venezuelan has lost more than 20 pounds in the last year.

Millennial Americans who rightly take offense at the greed and inhumanity sometimes exhibited by global corporations must remember that workers’ rights have not improved thanks to international socialism. Workers are only truly empowered in a free society because employers and employees are able to negotiate with each other equally under the law. In a socialist system where the regime owns the means of production, the owner, manager, employer party apparatchik is the law. Workers who would demand better treatment face repression, imprisonment, or worse.

One final note that emphasises that Marx was wrong – Dead Wrong.

As is typical of the Socialist-Left, duplicity is always its watch word. This ranged from Marx’s “classless and stateless society” scam to the story that Rich Venezuelan Socialists Live the High Life In Florida.  But then again, when there are masters, there are sure to be slaves. In this modern form of slavery the masters are the elite of the Socialist-Left.  While the great unwashed – those the elite supposedly care about – serve them.

Originally published on the NOQ Report

 

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PragerU: As the Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Richer

The rich are getting richer, and the poor are… also getting richer.
What’s driving this wealth creation process? In this video, Daniel
Hannan explains why it is capitalism — and capitalism alone — that has
led to the unprecedented enrichment that is the central fact of Western
life.

As the Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Richer

Published: Apr 9, 2018

Originally published on the NOQ Report

 

The Collective Irony of the Left.

While the nation’s Socialist Left deviously pretends to be ‘Liberal’ or ‘Democratic’ it actually functions undemocratically against Liberty.

For all of their pretence about being ‘Liberal’ or ‘for the people’,
the Left is extremely oligarchical. Examine the Left’s Socialist
national agenda, taking note many of its beliefs that are handed down
from a select few that are to be accepted by the rank and file without
question. Also, consider what happens to those who stray from Leftist orthodoxy.

Contrast this authoritarianism of the nation’s Left with the free-thinking albeit chaotic nature of the Pro-Liberty, Conservatarian-Right. While the Left will all parrot the same talking points for the outrage of the week. It’s extremely difficult to convince those on the Right to use the proper word in describing the opposition. [ Leftist in place of Liberal to be exact ]

Leftists ‘Independently’ marching to the exact same music.

Look at the protest marches sponsored by the usual suspects of the
oligarchical Left, events from around the nation will feature the same
talking points emblazoned on the signs, the same slogans, down to the
very same headwear.

Then look at what happens to those who may stray from the Left’s
authoritarian plantation. Hollywood is supposedly all-inclusive of every
viewpoint, except those who espouse Conservatarian, Pro-Liberty ideals.

This is the larger point inspired by a column by Dennis Prager in The Daily Wire
were he first makes the point recurring point that it’s leftism — not
liberalism – that is the problem here. He goes on to talk about Whatever The Left Touches It Ruins.  This is endemic to cases of a small cadre of Leftists deciding what is artistic or how the country’s history should be taught.

The only way to save Western civilization is to convince
more people that leftism — not liberalism — is a nihilistic force. Quite
literally, whatever the left touches it ruins.

So, here is a partial listing of the damage done by the left and the Democratic Party:

The most obvious — and, therefore, the one more and Americans can
resonate with — is the near destruction of most American universities as
places of learning.

When you attend an American university, you are taught to have
contempt for America and its founders, to prefer socialism to
capitalism, to divide human beings by race and ethnicity. You are taught
to shut down those who differ with you, to not debate them. And you are
taught to place feelings over reason — which is a guaranteed route to
eventual evil.

So, too, one cannot watch late-night television if one desires to simply
be entertained before drifting off to sleep. Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen
Colbert and other hosts have changed late-night TV into left-night TV.
Why merely be funny when you can use your monologues to advance your
left-wing views?

If you treasure American and Western civilization, fighting the left —
something all liberals and conservatives need to do — is the greatest
good you can engage in at this time.

This is what happens when an ever-shrinking band of authoritarian
Leftists decide that art should be scatological instead of uplifting. Or
the example of small groups of ‘Comedians’ deciding that we have to be
made to care about their ‘progressive’ agenda. Then there is the case of
the corporate leadership of Citibank or Bank of America arbitrarily
deciding the limitations of our basic human Liberty of
self-preservation. [Note that Wells Fargo is bucking the trend standing up for Liberty] These are all examples of a Leftist ‘elite’ making decisions from their virtual mount Olympus for everyone else to follow.

The Take Away

While the Left likes to keep up the pretence of being ‘Democratic’ or ‘Liberal’ for that matter, they are neither. This is why we must do everything we can to expose the Left’s deceptions whenever possible.

Originally published on the NOQ Report

 

Socialism is for suckers: Venezuela

 

Since socialists are unwilling or unable to look at what their
philosophy does to people, Firewall host Bill Whittle shows us what it
is doing to the animals, and asks how the richest
person in Venezuela just happens to be the daughter of the socialist
former President of that starving country.

H/T: Bill Whittle.com

Then there is what the Socialist Regime of Nicolas Maduro is doing to the people:

It’s not What You Know, it’s What You’ve Documented

The 85-page report, “Crackdown on Dissent: Brutality, Torture, and Political Persecution in Venezuela,”
documents 88 cases involving at least 314 people, many of whom
described being subjected to serious human rights violations in Caracas
and 13 states between April and September 2017. Security force personnel
beat detainees severely and tortured them with electric shocks,
asphyxiation, sexual assault, and other brutal techniques. Security
forces also used disproportionate force and carried out violent abuses
against people in the streets, and arbitrarily arrested and prosecuted
government opponents. While it was not the first crackdown on dissent
under Maduro, the scope and severity of the repression in 2017 reached
levels unseen in Venezuela in recent memory.

H/T:  Caracas chronicles

We need to call it Liberty Control instead of Gun Control.

The current debate is over Liberty and Freedom, the national
Socialist Left wants it to be about scary objects they don’t understand.

“She who defines the terms, wins the debate”

For all of their inherent faults, one must have a begrudging respect
for our comrades on the national Socialist-Left in how they exploit
language to very good effect. They enforce an iron discipline when it
comes to the words they use to frame the discussion to their cynical
advantage. An article in The Atlantic exemplified this with: Don’t Call It ‘Gun Control’.  Or more recently in New York magazine: ‘Gun Control’ Has Outlived Its Usefulness

While we will never adopt it’s immoral base ideology of collectivism, it is time we maintained the same discipline in the words we use. This occurs in various instances, with the incorrect use of the term Liberal being the most prominent, but that is for another column.

The debate is rightfully over the cause of Liberty, so why not act like it?

At present the important point is that we use the term ‘Liberty’ in place of the word ‘gun’ in the discussion over the common sense human right of self-defence. It is the underlying issue of the debate over the 2nd amendment. A Pew research poll from last June showed that For most gun owners, owning a firearm is tied to their personal freedom.  The best way to convince non-gun owners of this critical issue [ aside from taking them to the range having fun shooting an EBR ] would be to instantly frame the debate as being over Liberty instead of guns.

It is absurd to ascribe rights or controls to inanimate objects, but
that is the implication when using those terms instead of the underlying
issue. Consider some other essential topics of freedom such as the
right to vote or the right to privacy, would we really talk about a ‘War on ballots’ or ‘assault search warrants’ instead?

Framing the debate over Liberty instead of scary objects the Left doesn’t understand.

The national Socialist-Left would love to keep this debate framed as one over scary looking pieces of aluminium instead of freedom. Even though polling has shown there are about 120 Million gun owners
in the country, many have no direct experience with firearms. Still
further many gun owners don’t have personal experience with every aspect
of the issue. Sad to say, but many people don’t care about subjects
that do not impact their lives directly. Never the less, they do care
about the subject of Liberty, they can see as something immediately
important to them.

Just compare the emotional influence of a polling question with just one word difference Liberty in place of Gun:

Do you favour more gun control?

Do you favour more Liberty control?

That changes the thinking from that of objects to one that personally impacts their lives. This Liberty instead of Gun phraseology also goes directly to the heart of the Left’s deceptive use of the term ‘Liberal’.
Even if they don’t know it implicitly, both words have the same
underlying meaning – they both come from the same root word after all.

The Takeaway.

It should be obvious why the national Socialist Left does things in a
certain way with an iron grip on words being at the forefront.
Revealing the underlying issues will cause them to lose the argument. So
now, en mass they are playing games with language the use to avoid the
word ‘Control’ but still framing the debate as one over inanimate objects. They’ve begun to use the alternative phrase ‘gun reform’ but this is still an issue over everyone’s freedom. Thus a phrase such as ‘Liberty reform’ will nail them to the wall as to their true intent.

Originally published on the NOQ Report

 

The Venezuelan secret police: Socialism can only be implemented & maintained by FORCE.

The ugly truth of socialism is that it has to be implemented at the
point of a gun. But this brutal reality is hardly amenable to recruit
new acolytes, so the socialist-left does what it does best – it lies and
abjectly denies the truth of its base ideology. One of its favorite
techniques for this involves pretending that collectivist regimes of
past and present weren’t or aren’t actually collectivist.

Curiously enough, the Socialist-Left will initially praise said
regimes and then suddenly change their tune when they inevitably fail to
work as promised. Then they will either feign ignorance or perpetuate
the astonishing lie that said regimes are really ‘capitalist’. One moment in time it will be “Why should the Soviets have all the fun remaking the world?”  and talk of the inevitability of socialism, then it will be ‘That wasn’t really Socialism’ or any one of the over 30 synonyms for the same ideological concept.

The problem for the Socialist-Left is that the same common elemental
crimes always appear no matter the current collectivist label de jour happens to be. This is exemplified by the following quote:

In certain basic respects – a totalitarian state
structure, a single party, a leader, a secret police, a hatred of
political, cultural and intellectual freedom – fascism and communism are
clearly more like each other than they are like anything in between.

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Associate Professor of History at Harvard New York Times Magazine, Sunday, April 4, 1948

Despite assiduous efforts of the socialist-left in trying to re-write
history, it should be clear that no matter the smoke and mirrors, collectivist regimes are or were collectivist in nature.
People have begun to notice that there have been so many cases of
socialism being tried ending with inevitable failure that the excuses
are no longer operable. These have become so pervasive down the
centuries, that one of the socialist-left’s alternative methods
is to attempt distraction with claims that non-collectivist nations are
actually collectivist,
but that is a discussion for another day.

With socialism being contrary to human nature, it’s grandiose
promises can never be fulfilled. Thus a collectivist regime must have
multilayered means to oppress the people when this becomes obvious.

Such is the case with Chavismo in the wondrous revolutionary
spirit of Venezuela, a place where the emergency generators have to be
operated so much out of the normal procedure that they too are failing with many resultant deaths.  Seems like people tend to get a bit angry when they have to queue up for a meal only fit for a dog or eat garbage.

Then as is the case with every other collectivist regime, there have
to be police forces of many different configurations to watch, arrest,
torture and execute those that want to democratically change things. The
USSR had the Cheka or KGB, Nazi Germany had the Gestapo, the GDR had
the Stasi and in the case of Socialist Venezuela they have the SEBIN:

SEBIN enforcers fundamental to Maduro’s toolkit of repression

Tyrannical regimes generally employ repressive domestic intelligence
directorates to keep the opposition at bay. In Venezuela, the Bolivarian
National Intelligence Service (Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional — SEBIN), under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Popular Power for the Interior, Justice and Peace, is President Nicolás Maduro’s preferred tool of repression.

[..]

At El Helicoide, SEBIN’s headquarters, there are hundreds of political
prisoners held without medical treatment or access to visitations. Its
cells are the sites of cruel treatment, torture, corruption, poor
ventilation, overpopulation and lack of food and water. The SEBIN does
not need a warrant to hold people at El Helicoide; it has the authority
to keep people there even if a judge rules against it. Hence, arrests
without warrants and prosecutions of peaceful activists, flouting
Venezuela’s constitution, is a habit.

[..]

Former CIA operations officer Scott Uehlinger blames socialism for
Venezuela’s critical situation. The political environment indicates that
the nation is on the brink of a barbaric civil war. Based on the human
rights abuses perpetrated by the SEBIN, if the political disagreements
escalate between the government and the opposition, the Western world
could see one of the bloodiest civil wars of our time.

These are the enforcers of the revolution who torture people with asphyxiation and electric drills and force dissidents to eat excrement, but the Socialist-Left will try to tell you that Venezuela is supposedly ‘capitalist’.What
they don’t tell you is those representative republics with the economic
liberty of the free-market do not need these common criminal elements
to survive.

 

Originally published on the NOQ Report

The Top 5 Reasons Socialism Isn’t Cool

Back on Martin Luther King day the ever so ‘Objective’ CNN put out a
piece of propaganda that is sadly typical of the Socialist-left these
days containing the spurious assertion that MLK “was a socialist before
it was cool”
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/12/us/mlk-relevance-today/index.html?

The first part of that assertion is quite dubious considering these quotations from his writings:

“In communism the individual ends up in subjection to the state.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“This deprecation of individual freedom was objectionable to me. I am
convinced now, as I was then, that man is an end because he is a child
of God. Man is not made for the state; the state is made for man. To
deprive man of freedom is to relegate him to the status of a thing,
rather than elevate him to the status of a person. Man must never be
treated as a means to the end of the state, but always as an end within
himself.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

However, we shall address the second part of that assertion, similarly to the “5 Reasons Why Che’s Not Cool”  posted on the Dissident.

First of all, we see the typical self serving arrogance of the
national Socialist Left in presuming that their base ideology is somehow
‘cool’. Being that it was established on ancient ideas and the ‘first socialist position’
of the book Utopia published in 1516, these tired old collectivist
ideas could hardly be considered ‘cool’ by any stretch of the
imagination. Except perhaps by those attempting to sell it to a new
generation who neglect to mention its back story of oppression and mass
murder.

1. The collectivist ideology’s are generally fostered by a system of lies and falsehoods.

Socialists tend to unfairly equate it’s lofty (and never realised)
theoretical ideals with the practical reality of the free-market.
However, that deception only scratches the surface in how they try to
sell their base ideology. The free-market system of economic liberty is
founded upon voluntary interactions, while the collectivist ideologies
are set on strict control of the economy and the compulsory property
redistribution. This collectivist reality hides behind flowery language
of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ and has to be concealed whenever possible along with the darker aspects of Leftist ideology.

2. 500 year old ideas are hardly considered to be ‘cool’

As previously mentioned, the collectivist ideology’s are based upon
ideas that harken back over 500 years. While the Socialist-Left loves to
perpetrate the falsehood that it’s ideas are fresh and new and
therefore ‘cool’, this is hardly the case. While many historians
postulate that these ideas can be sourced in ancient times, they were
most certainly expressed over 500 years ago in the book ‘Utopia’ [a word coined for the title of the book that literally means ‘no place’]
This was a time centuries before the modern era when slavery was still
in acceptance, would CNN also consider that to be ‘cool’ as well?

3. Collectivist ideologies are immoral.

Ben Shapiro has made this point many times over in his trenchant
evisceration’s of these ideologies. In essence, the socialist’s ‘moral’
position is that ‘I exist, therefore you owe me a living’. In
the addled mindset of the collectivist this type of ‘logic’ falls right
in line with their absurd notions of ‘fairness’ and ‘equality’. The fact
is that living beings since the dawn of time have had to provide for
themselves. Every living thing from bacteria to brontosaurs have had to
‘work’ to survive and yet the collectivists want to turn this basic fact
of life on it’s head and absurdly blame it on the free-market.

They try to use this to justify the morally bankrupt practice of
stealing from those who provide for themselves and buy votes from those
who do not. As is typical of the moral inversions of the Socialist-Left,
wealth redistribution is considered to be acceptable while keeping
one’s hard earned property is somehow ‘theft’. Witness the hyperbolic
statements used by the Socialist-Left to describe tax-cuts

4. The parasitic nature of the Collectivist ideologies eviscerates any pretence of their being ‘state of the art’ or new.

Socialism is far from being ‘cool’ in that it parasitically
takes from the free-market. Those parts of popular culture that are
‘cool’ are taken to be cutting edge, state of the art and new. Being
over 500 years old destroys part of this contention. Socialism’s
inherently parasitic nature is also at odds with those qualities in that
it has to use that which was produced by the free-market. To paraphrase
Margaret Thatcher, the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

Most, if not all technologies developed by these collectivist systems
are copies of that which was created under the auspices of the economic
liberty of the free-market. During the ‘Great Patriotic war’ [WWII] The
‘Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik’ couldn’t
manage to build a decent 4 engine bomber, so they copied the genius of
many a Boeing engineer in the B-29 Superfortress down to minuscule
repairs.

5. Mass murder and oppression on an Industrial scale.

It should go without saying that the force that has to be utilised in
the implementation of the collectivist ideologies could hardly be
consider to be ‘cool’. Have these approbation’s ever been applied to the
‘final solution’ or the Gulag Archipelago?

Collectivist ideologies are based upon a theoretical world of perfect beings. The ‘first socialist position’
had a Utopia where everyone worked as they were supposed to do while
they only took that which they needed from the storehouses. The real
world doesn’t work that way, but the Socialist-Left has the misguided
idea that their theoretical model of a perfect collectivist society is
possible – and just around the next corner. The problem with an ideology
based on perfect human behaviour is that one has to quickly penalise
those who don’t get with the program to the point of getting rid of them
permanently, to the tune of over 100 Million dead. But that doesn’t
quite fit into the glossy brochures handed out to potential supporters,
and once again we harken back to reason number one and the ‘that wasn’t
real socialism’ excuse.

The Takeaway

It’s not surprising that those of the nation’s Socialist-Left tend to self-servingly label their base ideology as ‘cool’
since it’s reality is much darker. It can only survive by deception and
distraction from it’s true nature, that should be the first criteria
for it’s rejection. If one has to incessantly lie about the true nature
of their ideology, they are doing it wrong – this includes the tiresome
‘that wasn’t really collectivism excuse’ so often heard. Any ideology
that is based on mass murder on an industrial scale should be roundly
rejected as a viable governmental model, no matter how many times it’s
proponents label it as ‘cool’.

Originally published on the NOQ Report