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Perhaps this bodes well for the failure of socialism in America  the progressives are consumed by identity politics, ever trying to prop up the appropriating of an identity contrary to one's biology.  Rather than immersing themselves in the crowd, they insist on being singled out for celebrating their identity.  some Americans may be embracing socialism, but they can't seem to stop making it about 'me.'

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The left/right paradigm is held up by those that lay claim to it all, in typical authoritarian fashion.  Apparently the world is 2 dimensional, no depth.  Right and left are 2 parts of a whole, you can't be to the 'right' of nothing.  Is communism 'on the Left'?  The left of what?  Everything else, because there is nothing left of the left.  So when those that identify with the ideals of the 'left' call someone 'right-wing' they merely mean not them.  Anyone not them is to the right or 'far-right' which is often conflated with Nazism.  Nazism was a German form of socialism  nationalist democratic socialism, that's what NAZI means.

But point that out and then the self-declared socialists will say Hitler was not a real socialist.  ;-)  How about the people?  Did they think they were socialists when they voted for his party? when they voted to make Hitler the country's leader for life?  (Chinese communist Xi is also 'elected' and now for life as well.) 

The fact is that the US has adopted many key principles of socialism such that Liberty has become an enemy.  The real disparity in America is Liberty vs. Statism.  Are the natural born rights of the People supreme or the dictates of the State?  From the perspective of a socialist (i.e. authoritarian) any move away from State power is a move to the right  communists feel the same way.  From the perspective of a free American, the socialists are laying claim to total power over the People.  That is not Right, it is WRONG.  Note that those that the socialists call 'right-wing' do not consider themselves right wing but merely defending their inalienable 'rights' from authoritarians.

I cannot argue against those that say the US has embraced fascism (thanks to FDR)  I agree.  But it is not what the country was founded upon. Socialism in all its forms is the hijacking of a free nation.


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"A nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character"  Wow, has American academia gone off the deep end!  Judging people by their words and actions rather than skin color is racist!  Don't you know, that racism is systemic and that colored people deserve special treatment because of their skin color alone, no matter the content of their characters?  Colored privilege trumps character apparently.  Hey, maybe people don't like you because of your character not your color, white, black, yellow  who is responsible for that?

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E Archer, NYC Robert, St. Emilion, France (1/15/20)

RBESRQ is you, Robert.  Have you changed your mind?

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E Archer, NYC Louis A. Chitty, III, Long Beach, CA (via Columbia, SC) (1/15/20)

Actually, Rand makes an excellent observation.  Respecting the 'rights' of each other naturally subordinates 'society' which is nothing but a group of people.  The actions of the group (society) must adhere to respecting the natural-born rights of the individuals within it, otherwise, it has become a mob making might right and subordinating the individual to the mob (society).  Of course, the mob has leaders, and the leaders act as totalitarians for the group.  The power of organizing society is what the totalitarians want, individual rights will be declared by the leaders, all else is forbidden.

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E Archer, NYC Bob, Charlotte, VT (1/15/20)

For several years, I used to attend the Bread and Circus Theater gathering in Glover, VT.  There were performances and giant puppets  the 'evil' one burned in effigy.  Anti-war, anti-poverty, anti-capitalism, free bread (long lines), hippies, drugs, veggie burritos, good times!  Few were there to be educated in progressivism, most were there for the party and the bonfires. 

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E Archer, NYC Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA (12/12/19)

Without the Left, there would be no Right ...

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E Archer, NYC Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA (12/12/19)

Collectivists use 'we' to identify themselves  'we' have this, 'we' do that, 'we' should this, ... 'we'?  YOU are not doing any of that, so how do you speak of 'we' ?  Collectivists have a bit of a responsibility problem  they don't know how to identify what is really 'theirs' and what is not.  When a liberal says 'we' he/she means someone else.  To what are 'we' entitled?  What are 'we' responsible for?  That is a distraction  to what am 'I' entitled, for what am 'I' responsible?  Those are the real questions.  Hiding in the mass of 'we' to avoid responsibility only places the responsibility upon someone else.  What are 'we' to do?  Whatever each individual does. 

It should be no surprise to discover that the most 'liberal' cities applying classic collectivism have the most homelessness and crime.  Victims are political currency, and are the cash cows of collectivism.  You will be assimilated. 

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"You are what you is." ;-)

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E Archer, NYC Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA (11/25/19)

What a bunch of 'liberal' hogwash.  You will only look forward and not behind?  How irresponsible  ignorance of the results of your actions. "Welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions"  'new' ideas will be openly accepted without regard to their content?  How about observing your previous agreements should these 'new ideas' suggest you renege? Someone who cares about the welfare of the people  do you really care about MY welfare?  I don't think so, your ideas impose lifelong obligations and duties to 'serve' others without my consent.  And anyway, 'caring' is NOTHING more than hoping or praying, what you DO matters.  You can commit all sorts of abuses as long as you do it from a caring intention  it's not criminal if the intent is to do good, right?  

Let me ask you right here, do you have the right to compel or even legislate the behavior you want from me?  I grant you the opportunity to make your case for my support, but do I have the freedom to accept or decline?  Welcome to the congregation, Robert.  You'll have to pray and beseech your brothers and sisters to do good by their own will, for there is no other way.  Compassion cannot be legislated or demanded.  It is the physics of Love.

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E Archer, NYC Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA (11/25/19)

True Liberalism is about "Liberty"  true spirituality is about compassion.  Your rejection of Christian ideology is merely being replicated in your version of socialist liberalism  it is a religion that lays claim to everyone's responsibility in the name of compassion, duplicating all the abuses and arrogance of the old Catholic Church (and current Islam). 

It is interesting that "Liberation" is a common theme of the 'enlightened' religions  liberation from the delusions of this world.  It is the truth that sets one free.  True Liberals want the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.  They are not afraid to hear opposing views, they do not shout down and bully others — socialists do that.  True Liberals do not try to control the speech of others or censor or ban others.  True Liberals hate lies  progressive liberals call opposing viewpoints 'hate speech' and express those viewpoints in the most hateful way possible. 

Today's so-called liberalism is a far cry from Liberty and the Responsibility that comes with it.  They are mostly the tools of oligarchs  the George Soros network of liberal organizations are the pillars of all the recent SJW resistance acts of defiance. From Black Lives Matter to the March for Women, Soros' money has been paying for protests, riots, marches, bribes, not the least of which is being connected to the false Russia Collusion hoax, the DNC Russian 'hack', and the Ukraine pay-for-play deals with Obama administration politicos, particularly the Biden's, the Kerry's, and of course the Clinton's.  But these are all big fish, and this is the game of politics  there are dozens more politicians doing more of the same, this is what they do!  If the swamp was truly drained, there would be few left ...

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E Archer, NYC Mike, Norwalk (11/22/19)

The craziest part is that schools are not empowering students, they are indoctrinating them.  Students are not there to learn but to be taught.  Socialism requires uniformity of thought  it doesn't come naturally, it requires years and years of repetition and programming.  But like a domesticated animal, once in the wild (i.e. real world) they become easy prey.  Interestingly, socialists are usually college educated, and college classes are increasingly promoting statist political ideologies in math and science programs.

Whatever happened to the search for truth? 

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E Archer, NYC J Carlton, Calgary (11/14/19)

The fatal mistake is calling that capitalism.

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E Archer, NYC L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada (11/14/19)

A private central bank issuing debt instruments as the national currency is NOT capitalism, it is a fundamental plank of Communism.  Stop shilling for authoritarianism  social engineering causes more problems than it solves and centralizes immense power into a few hands.  The temptation is too great for the power hungry to take the reins of the world...  Don't put all your eggs in one basket!

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He's not wrong ...

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The "motive of enlightened selfishness" perhaps refers to what Adam Smith so often espoused:

“How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.”

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E Archer, NYC warren, olathe (10/25/19)

You are right about that, Warren!

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E Archer, NYC RBE, Somewhere in the US (10/25/19)

Robert, you do realize that the corporate elites are globalist progressive liberals, right?  And can you possibly explain for me why in the US, liberals are anti-Israel now and pro-Islam?  Being a gay atheist, you would be thrown off a roof in a Muslim country but would have a parade in Israel!  Please do explain your reasoning, I really cannot understand the dichotomy.

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E Archer, NYC Don Lee, RENO (10/25/19)

Yes, Rappoport should have included the other planks from the Communist Manifesto that the US has already implemented, like a (private) central bank that controls all industry and commerce.

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"In other words, socialism is a protection racket and a long con and a heartless system of elite control, posing as the greatest good. It is just another form of top-down tyranny---as old as the hills."  You got that right!!

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Climate Change is the new secular world religion  it is on the lips of every liberal politician around the world.  It is has everything you'd ever need  impending Armageddon, wailing prophets in sack cloth ... er ... actors on private airplanes, lecturing priests at the pulpit begging for action, black-robed magistrates to hand down rules and regulations on what labors may be practiced, what farms may grow, what may be sold or consumed, what may be SAID and what is prohibited. 

Why?  Because the world is coming to an end due to our collective 'sins' and we must be saved for our own good  even if it transfers all our power to a ruling elite. And dont't forget the hoards of 'believers' of the IPCC Bible, marching to stop all energy production, no matter the cost. The setup should be clear to even a child: declaring CO2 a pollutant is a scam to tax every breath (and apparently every fart) to pay the salaries of the millions of bureaucrats needed to run the racket.  Note that Al Gore invested heavily in carbon tax credits which become a fiat currency   it's just another money grab for the globalists.  Hey Chicken Little, go screw yourself! ;-)

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The Democrat Party is almost exclusively based upon this concept  it is a catch-all for every 'victim' in the bunch.  Such is the irony of socialism  inflating every 'offense' to a crime to be punished becomes a despotism in the name of 'justice.'  If everyone is a victim, then real victims have no standing.  The lawyers' union (ABA) works tirelessly to create more laws for people to violate  they are among the highest paid per hour than any other field and have a virtual monopoly that protects their power racket.  Few if any realize that the Uniform Commercial Code's basis is regulating interstate commerce  it cannot apply to people's labors or property in state. 

The Common Law has no statutes per se  a crime has been committed after adjudication by jury  there must be an intentional violation of rights with malice to be considered criminal.  No victim, no malice, no crime.  

People have forgotten that freedom of speech includes words that might hurt others' feelings  too bad, that is not a crime.  It is not a crime to hate and to express that hate  it is a crime to threaten someone with violence.  Big difference.

Putting on a costume may hurt someone else's feelings, but it is not a crime if there is no malice and no physical injury.  When it becomes a crime to tell the truth because it hurts someone else, you can bet the law is designed to silence them from exposing their corruption.  That is essentially what the Deep State has been trying to do with Trump since he took office  charge him with a crime for investigating the crimes of the Deep State  Tammany Hall was small potatoes compared to the Deep State, but the same racket has been going on since then...

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Wow, so well said!  Hits the nail on the head!

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E Archer, NYC RBE, Somewhere in the US (10/22/19)

Actually the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were the natural end products of socialism.  Both are authoritarian/totalitarian, the State being supreme, and the individual subservient to the commands of the ruling classes and ultimately an 'elected' dictator.  This is where socialism ends up.  Look at China!  The liberals are pushing for everything that China ultimately does while conveniently ignoring the horrors of Statism. 

Robert, your Utopia has never been fulfilled because it cannot be legislated from on high, it has to come from every person.  The only problem is that there are LOTS of different ways to live life, and while yours may be awesome for you, it may not fit another at all.  That is why Liberty is the ideal, not socialism or any other -ism.  Of course, Liberty requires individual responsibility, honor, self-reliance, courage, and compassion.  If these are not among your ideals, Robert, I do not think your philosophy has good roots.

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