Written by LibertariDan
After many years as a critic, I’ve decided that Socialism does work after all. It delivers exactly what the powerful people pushing it want it to deliver – more power to them over the lives of everyone else.
Awful though it sounds, the endgame of more state control over the lives of everyone is supported by many useful pawns. Yet, if history repeats, supporters now may rue the day they ever were fans. According to Yuri Bezmenov, a former KGB agent who defected to Canada in 1970, the plan was that ‘political prostitutes’, as the communists called them, had no value beyond demoralising the nation now. When regime change comes they would have to go, because there is nothing more dangerous to a new regime than a disillusioned former ‘loyal’ supporter. And disillusioned they will be.
As Gary Allen, Journalist and Author, explained: “The idea that socialism is a share-the-wealth program is strictly a confidence game to get the people to surrender their freedom to an all-powerful collectivist government. While the Insiders tell us we are building a paradise on earth, we are actually constructing a jail for ourselves.”
One of the keys to this is the graduated income tax. In the UK the graduated income tax first came about to fund the war against Napoleon (a ‘useful’ war for the wannabe world rulers in more than one way). Seen by Labour as a way to “weaken capitalists” in the early 20th Century, one could argue it is still seen that way today. In the USA the introduction of the Federal Income Tax was initially a tax-the-rich programme. However, by the time it was passed into law elite insiders had stashed their wealth in tax-free foundations where the tax collector couldn’t reach it. Instead this supposed ‘rich’ tax was gradually inserted into the pocket of everyone else.
Gary Allen explains: “These monopolists could now compound their wealth tax-tree while competitors had to face a graduated income tax which made it difficult to amass capital. As we have said, socialism is not a share-the-wealth program…but a consolidate-and-control-the-wealth program for the Insiders. …The conspirators now had created the mechanisms to run up the debt, to collect the debt, and (for themselves) to avoid the taxes required to pay the yearly interest on the debt. Then all that was needed was a reason to escalate the debt. Nothing runs up a national debt like a war. And World War I was being brewed in Europe.”
It’s a tactic some astute observers might see mirrored in current events. Some might ask how ‘The Great Reset’, ‘lockdown’, the ‘climate agenda’ with its additional levies, the vast money printing (and coming inflation), and other things might play into the hands of those seeking power at everyone else’s expense. Yet, the majority seem ignorant of any threat enough to think casually that those ‘in charge’ know what’s best.
Yet, the threat is hardly hidden. To take one example considered by many to be just that, the Great Reset trumpeted by the World Economic Forum, openly avows its more ‘communistic’ aims: “you will own nothing and you will be happy” it proclaimed in its famous 2016 video tweet, now deleted.
The implications of that statement are huge. It’s the end of private property (for you anyway), placing each individual at the mercy of those who exercise the only level of control you can call ownership. What could such a power not demand of you, holding your freedom and the means of your survival in its hand? If you think some landlords are bad now, what of a new landlord who you can never escape? If you didn’t like your employer, what of a new employer you can never quit?
Whether through a ‘utopia’ like that presented by the WEF, or some other method of consolidating ownership, control and power, the outcome is not good for you and me. I know that’s not what most people imagine when they start out towards socialism, intoxicated by propaganda, but it is what they will get, and it is exactly what it was intended to deliver.
The socialism many have in their heads may never have been tried, but the one intended for us all has been tried many times. Let’s not try it again.