A non-truth or a lie is still a lie, no matter how you package it. You can frost it with a delightful sugar-laden coating. You can wrap it up and tie it off with a beautiful bow; but…it’s still a lie. You can completely disguise the lie and escort it innocently by the unaware, hoping that the person won’t see through to the fraud that it really is.
Socialism is based in a lie, and it’s been around for a long time. Its foundations come from Karl Marx, one of the fathers of Socialism (1818-1883), and it is ingrained in the philosophic roots of materialist atheism. Marx was also the co-writer of the Communist Manifesto.
Marxist theory is aggressive Socialism in its very implementation. Marx teaches that the working class should carry out and organize revolutionary actions to destroy capitalism, as this is the only means to bring about a social economic state, equity and freedom – or Socialism.
The core belief of Socialism is: man is defined by his work and the economic system which controls him. All of mankind is subject to this foundational belief— this is why we are here, and we identify ourselves strictly by our work and wages. There are only two classes, the capitalists/owners and the laborers/workers. The capitalists are seen as evil and depriving the workers of the equal pay they deserve. The workers are slaves, bound in chains, and must rise up and do away with the unfair structure of the capitalist owners. A Utopian society will only come about when this unequal and immoral working relationship is destroyed. (Sally’s layman understanding of it all.)
This belief is contradictory to our beliefs as Christians, portraying life as nothing more than work, and people as beasts of burden. It gives no acknowledgement to God and our need for a relationship with Him.
Other core beliefs of Socialism include the following:
– Redistribution of wealth. Taking from the rich and giving it to others. They don’t believe in private property and business ownership. Society according to their philosophical doctrine should have nothing but common interests that benefit everyone equally.
-State before God and family. It disassembles Christian family values and culture and replaces it with a relationship to the state. The socialistic state controls everything and will, supposedly, deal with complete equity all citizenry by the use of government control and aggressive taxation. The state knows what is best for your family and can remove them from your care, and even make medical decisions for your spouse, parents and children in spite of how you may feel, or value in your religious convictions. They want to play God. Think of Charlie Gard.
-Aggressive and progressive taxation of its citizens.
-Atheistic at its very core:
“Marxist–Leninist atheism proposes that religion is the opium of the people, meant to promote a person’s passive acceptance of his and her poverty and exploitation as the normal way of human life on Earth in the hope of a spiritual reward after death. Thus, Marxism–Leninism advocates atheism, rather than belief in religion.”
And, even more alarming—
“Of course, in periods when the political state, as such, is born violently out of civil society, when political liberation is the form in which men strive to achieve their liberation, the state can and must go as far as the abolition of religion, the destruction of religion. But it can do so only in the same way that it proceeds to the abolition of private property, to the maximum, to confiscation, to progressive taxation, just as it goes as far as the abolition of life, the guillotine.”
Source: Marxist–Leninist atheism https://en.m.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Marxist–Leninist_atheism.
Yep, you read that right—confiscation of property, violence and extremism, death to religion and to all who oppose this philosophy. Do Americans really understand the roots of Socialism and just how bad it is? I think not, prompting this article.
The activism of political Socialism is coming at us right now, disguised as democratic Socialism. It is progressive, aggressive and extreme. It wants to overthrow our government through the democratic process of election and create a new order of things to their liking – a new order based in the philosophy of Karl Marx’s Socialism.
Their end goal is twofold: destroy the current capitalist structure of society and then rebuild a social state, a society where everyone is equal in their class and pay.
The quickest way to get this done is to elect the most aggressive, radical socialist among them into government office.
Unfortunately, here in America, Socialism is gaining in popularity and praised in some among the younger culture. Look at these
Stats— “According to a recent Reason-Rupe survey, 53% of Americans under 30 view Socialism favorably, compared to less than a third of Americans over 30. Similarly, Gallup found that 69% of those under 30 said they would be willing to vote for a socialist presidential candidate.” Source: Roys, Julie. “5 Reasons Socialism is not Christian.” July 12, 2016. christianpost.com.
The biggest threat of Socialism is that it gives way to Communism.
“Marx’s rebuke of capitalism and individual property rights inspired the likes of Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Mao Zedong, the Kim family, the Castros and countless others to wage mass murder against millions of innocents.” Source: chicagotribune.com
Look at Venezuela. This socialistic leader is killing his citizens, slowly and cruelly. The rapid descent from Socialism into Communism is obvious here, but the liberal media gives it very little attention.
Socialism has had a stronghold in American politics for some time. Our way of governance is toasted with hateful speech every day, the enemies of it clinking their glasses in honor of the thought of nationwide Socialism, at last, and ousting our sitting capitalist President— one way or another.
I noticed a quote from an article of the Democratic Socialist of America stating that one of their key goals was to decrease the influence of money in politics.
The DSA are very money focused despite what they claimed in the statement I read. Monetary support is raised to fund those with the radical values of Socialism, to elect them into public office. They have already shown their radical philosophy, especially since 2016. They spent so much money trying to defeat Donald Trump and are constantly funded by the evil George Soros and his affiliates.
Political socialists are leading the way into this new society: Bernie Sanders, newly elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—proud member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Don’t forget DNC Chair, Tom Perez, who just loves Ms. Cortez and hails her as “the future of the Democratic Party.” They spend money and plenty of it. They are putting their every resource and dollar behind those types of candidates.
Socialism is not only anti-American, is it anti-Christian.
At the very heart of Socialism are materialism, greed, envy and strife. The Bible has some words of warning about these evil attributes—
Materialism: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (1 Timothy 6:10).
Greed: “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions’” (Luke 12:15). “Nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:10).
Envy and Strife: “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work” (James 3:16).
Socialism continues to try and overtake the United States, calling upon us and offering the exact opposite to our nation than it was founded upon – freedom from tyrannical rule, freedom to govern ourselves, a government body established by and for the people—all under God. Socialism threw God out of its philosophy at conception, and with Him the key to true freedom and a life worth living.
They are coming at us with the intent to bring down our nation. Their plans to disassemble our capitalistic nation and fundamentally transform our nation are already upon us.
They are attacking at our borders with the intent to dissolve our sovereignty by use of illegal immigration, and within our nation’s powers of governance. They are attacking our guaranteed rights as Americans under the constitution, and they are obstructing the rule and enforcement of law.
A sovereign democratic Republic with Christian foundations and a constitution, operating in a free society of commerce is the complete opposite of a social state.
Democratic Socialism is a real threat to the United States of America, cloaked in something that is esteemed as good, like “democracy” and the democratic process. The democratic process does not guarantee protection from evil.
Hitler disposed of the democratic republic of Germany, known as the “Weimar Republic,” in an instant after he was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933, giving rise to his control through the Nazi party. He did it by destroying the constitutional governance and civil liberties through The Enabling Act of 1933. Hitler and the Nazi’s seized complete power immediately. It “enabled” them to do historically horrific things.
Do not desire Socialism, no matter how it is dressed up. Recognize the lie waiting to take hold of our nation. It has been an aspiration for many politicians, becoming unstable in their venomous attacks against our President and those who support him.
Recent attacks have received full press coverage: Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Director of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, and the very young son of the President, Barron Trump.
News commentators have said they notice these recent attackers show no shame and are even proud of their verbal and vicious assaults, calling for others to do the same.
If you think Socialism is a good thing, think again. All you have to do is look closely at the lives and character of those who are pushing it. It is coming at us here in America with guns fully loaded, radical socialists gaining seats of governance alongside those already entrenched within it.
You and I are so much more than a beast of burden and an hourly wage earner. God sent Jesus to die on a cross and raised Him from the dead to make a way for us to be forgiven and cleansed of the sin that binds and separates us from God. Jesus gives a new life to anyone who will believe and receive Him— a real life worth living.
The best way to deal with a lie is to proclaim truth, the truth of God and the truth of His son, Jesus Christ. He is truth, never subject to change or altering in any way.
Governments come and go, and Empires; they rise and fall. God never changes—neither will His truth.
“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error” (1 John 4:4-6).
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except by me” (John 14:6).