I remember World War II so well, the defeat of the Nazis and the belligerence of the Russians after they had invaded Eastern Europe and refused to move their occupation forces out. Russia then annexed East Berlin and eventually built the Berlin Wall, the line of demarcation between the Soviet powers and the Western Allies.
And they were quick to move a Russian-style communist government into the occupied east.
What was to follow was decades of suppression, threats and tension with Allied troops on one side and Russian troops on the other, both with contingency plans for military moves to counteract whatever action the other side took.
It was a tense time, and a time that gave the world a good look at what Russia really was, a monolithic dictatorship lead by a heartless monster named Joseph Stalin, a man without morals, pity or conscience. He was a man who was responsible for the deaths of millions of human beings and who surrounded himself with those who were just as evil as he was, who ran secret police and internal spy agencies that kept tabs on every citizen and could haul anyone away in the dead of night without even a nod to due process.
He ruled by fear, dread and deprivation, the common people having to stand in line for hours to buy even the most basic foods and suffer through the long, severe Russian winters in shabbily built, poorly heated apartments and empty store shelves while the elites had special, well-stocked stores to shop in, lived in what passed for luxury apartments, and the Politburo even had their own private street lane so they could zip through the Moscow traffic.
Webster defines Communism as “[a] system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed.”
That’s the part that makes socialism/communism so attractive to the masses. They swallow the big lie, that everything will go into a common pot and will be doled out, as Karl Marx put it, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
One big happy family, living together in harmony, everybody drawing the same salary, getting the same benefits, driving the same cars, eating the same food, depending on one central, all-powerful government that controls everything from the distribution of consumer goods to the timing of the traffic lights, the educational curriculum, religious tolerance, and in the case of China, how many children you can have.
Even if socialism was carried out to the letter, living under it would be a suffocating, colorless, and totally unsatisfying existence because our Creator did not make us all the same. He gave us different personalities, different aspirations, even different fingerprints, and it goes against human nature to be looked upon as just so many numbers incapable of making our own choices.
Socialism also discourages the kind of work ethic it takes to survive; Russia could never even raise enough wheat to feed their people and were dependent on buying it from other countries.
So, eventually, production falls off to unacceptable levels, the people on the bottom rung driving smart cars start wondering why they can’t have a Maserati like the bureaucrat who lives in the high rise down the street, unrest grows, and that’s when the strong-arm tactics begin – because socialism cannot exist without total control of the population.
It’s simply not possible to allow the “hoi polloi” to express their opinions and infect even more people with their unhappiness. They have to be shut up, even if it means they have to disappear for good.
So, Big Brother turns into Big Boss and starts another agency to control the content on the airwaves and what can be printed or allowed on the internet, all for the “common good,” of course.
The people break laws they didn’t even know existed, the prisons become more crowded, the unrest grows, and naturally, the government must grow too to control the unrest. It then becomes so top-heavy that one month nobody gets paid and the whole thing starts coming unraveled.
Socialism and Judeo-Christian beliefs cannot exist in the same sphere because socialist governments try to replace God, looking at themselves as the be all, end all, and interference from morality and righteousness cannot be tolerated.
It is simply unacceptable in a rational world for an oil-rich, arable nation like Venezuela to be on the edge of starvation, but in the irrational world of socialism, it makes perfect sense because a little tin dictator named Hugo Chavez wanted ultimate power and saw socialism as the path he should take to attain it.
There is a gross misconception that socialism and communism make things more “fair” and distributes wealth evenly among the masses. The People’s Republic of China still has over 380 billionaires and 3,480,000 millionaires in the “workers paradise.”
It’s hard to believe that America fell asleep at the wheel and allowed left-wing politics to influence the educational systems and entice the younger generation into thinking that socialism is an acceptable form of government.
It is not; it has never been, and nor will it ever be.
It’s just a way for a handful of power-drunk politicians to exercise power over the masses by controlling every facet of their lives.
God forbid that it ever happens in my beloved United States of America.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops our police and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.