Socialism: The new Religion of the New Liberal Left

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The New political Left's revulsion with president Trump has caused them to pursue Socialism with a religious fervor.

Submitted: July 05, 2018

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Socialism: The new Religion of the New Liberal Left

The religiously unaffiliated have voted for the Democratic Party’s candidate by an average of more than 68% in the last five presidential elections. White, born again/evangelical Christens have voted for the Republican Party’s candidate and average of 78% during this period. The battle lines are clearly drawn. While the Christians have remained a constant average of more than 25% of the electorate, the unaffiliated have grown from 9% to 15% during this period. For many of them radical Socialist politics has replaced religion.

This 15%’s hatred of President Trump can only be compared to the hatred between the Palestinians and Israel, between Muslims and Jews, a religious war. They believe that their way is the only right way, and there is no need or reason to discuss it with anyone. If you disagree you are not only wrong, you are evil. You are in Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables”. You are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and Islamaphobic” That statement opened the door for the radical left. Now anything can be said about you and done to you. You can be called a raciest, a Nazi, a homophobic, or any expletive that comes to mind. They can spit on you, harass you in restaurants, at the movies, in your home or anywhere else they see you.

Formerly reasonable people, friends, relatives and strangers become unhinged at the mention of the president’s name. If you say something favorable about him you are immediately demonized by them. He said this and he said that they will scream at you. When you ask them what he has actually done that they don’t like, they just scream about more things that he said. Apparently, what he says is more important to them than what he has done. He has spoken out against their new religion, socialism. Berny Sanders, who considers himself to be a “democratic socialist,” is the current god of this religion, and his presidential platform is their bible. These are some of the things that his presidential platform said he wanted to accomplish:

1.The wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. (In 2016, the top 1 percent paid a greater share of individual income taxes [39.5 percent] than the bottom 90 percent combined [29.1 percent)].

2.Creating 1 million jobs for disadvantaged young Americans by investing $5.5 billion in a youth jobs programs.

3.Making tuition free at public colleges and universities throughout America.

4.Guaranteeing healthcare as a right of citizenship by enacting a Medicare for all single-payer healthcare system.

5.Requiring employers to provide at least 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave; two weeks of paid vacation; and 7 days of paid sick days.

6.Enacting a universal childcare and prekindergarten program.

7.Breaking up huge financial institutions so that they are no longer too big to fail.

8.Make tuition free at public colleges and universities

9.Require public colleges and universities to meet 100% of the financial needs of the lowest- income students.

10.A single-payer (the federal government) national health care program.

11.A “Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist Act,” which would break up the big banks .

12.Give every worker in America a guaranteed “at least twelve weeks of paid family and medical leave

.This is his “estimated costs” of some of his plans:

Plan

Cost

Funding

Revenue

Rebuild America Act

$1 trillion
/ 5 years

Taxing corporate offshore income 

$1 trillion / 10 years

College for All

$75 billion /year

Wall Street speculation tax

 

 

Social Security Expansion Act

$1.2 trillion / 10 years

Remove payroll tax cap for earnings above $250 K

$1.2 trillion / 10 years

Employ Young Americans Now Act

$5.5 billion
/ 2 years

Closing carried interest loophole

$15.6 billion / 10 years

Offer 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave

 

Additional 0.2% Payroll Tax
 

$319 billion
/ 10 years

Keep Our Pension Promises Act

$29 billion / 10 years

Closing tax loopholes on estate taxes and artwork
 

$29 billion / 10 years

Responsible Estate Tax Act

   

$214 billion
/10 years

End Polluter Welfare Act

$110 billion /10 years

Ends tax breaks and subsidies for fossil fuel companies

$135 billion
/10 years

Medicare for All Health Care Plan

$1.38 trillion / year

Paid for by a 6.2 percent income-based health care premium paid by employers, a 2.2 percent income-based premium paid by households, progressive income tax rates, taxing capital gains and dividends the same as income from work, limiting tax deductions for the rich, adjusting the estate tax, and savings from health tax expenditures.

 

This is what the total cost comes to: more than $157 trillion ($15.7 trillion a year average!) spent over a ten year period.

 

cost   multiplied by

  years =

total cost

Rebuild America

$1,000,000,000,000

5

$5,000,000,000,000

college for all

$75,000,000,000

10

$750,000,000,000

Social Security expansion

$1,200,000,000,000

10

$12,000,000,000,000

Employ young  Americans Now

$5,000,000,000

2

$10,000,000,000

Keep our pension promise Act

$29,000,000,000

10

$290,000,000,000

End polluter welfare Act

$110,000,000,000

10

$1,100,000,000,000

Medicare for all  Act

1.38,000,000,000,000

10

13.8,000,000,000,000

   

total

$157,150,000,000,000

All of this is just an “estimate” of the cost of the ten year Socialist agenda. The actual costs would be much higher. There is an old saying that an elephant is a mouse built by the government. This would bankrupt the country, which is exactly what the Cloward-Piven strategy created in 1966 was designed to do. This is an implementation of that strategy.

It was outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven and called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty". A guaranteed income for everyone is a part of today’s political discourse.

 Berny Sander’s program could very likely have that effect. It would destroy capitalism by creating an overwhelming demand for government services, one that would be impossible to fulfill, and therefore cause a crisis and economic collapse. It would make society afraid of poor people. Their plan believed that the poor people would then revolt and demand a welfare state. That is the ultimate goal of the radical Left.

Consider their current agenda. They want to abolish ICE and have open borders. They would do this by abolishing immigration and customs enforcement. This would bring millions of people into this country that would be very dependent upon existing and the proposed new government benefits. They want to guarantee government jobs, free college and free health care for everyone. The implementation of these programs would first cause run-away inflation which would lead to the devaluation of the dollar and the destruction of our economy. This would cause a mass demand for government intervention to “do something”. The government would take control of industry and issue “the New dollar” at the cost of one hundred or more current dollars. Your savings would be wiped out!

If this seems like hysterical ranting, consider this. In New York city’s borough of Queens, a candidate that called for the abolishment of ICE and a guaranteed job for every American just defeated a Democrat that has been in congress for thirteen years and was a top contender to become the next speaker of the house. She had been a former organizer for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Her opponent vastly out spent her, but she still won more than 57% of the vote. She is a native of the Bronx and a Latina in a Queens and Bronx district that is majority-minority, a fact she emphasized repeatedly on the trail against her opponent, who is white. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a woman often said to be planning to run for president in 2020, has called for the disbandment of ICE, along with many other prominent Democrats.

You only have to look as far as Socialist Venezuela to see what could happen here. The following is part of a report published in Forbes about that country:

“In 2018 Venezuela is struggling though the hemisphere's worst economic problems. Inflation is rapidly spiraling towards crisis levels and everyday economic activity continues to be severely encumbered by a nonsensical system of currency controls. In 2018 Venezuela's GDP is expected to contract by double digits for the third straight consecutive year. Economic output in Venezuela fell by 16% in 2016, 14% in 2017, and is expected to drop by 15% this year. Meanwhile, after jumping from 112% in 2015 to 2,400% last year, inflation in Venezuela is expected to hit five-digit levels in 2018.”

This is how it happened. The current dictator, Maduro , is following in his predecessor’s (Hugo Chávez) footsteps experimenting with socialism. Chávez is a legendary figure in Venezuela who transformed the country’s political and economic landscape by nationalizing industries and funneling enormous amounts of government money into social programs. Only a few years ago Venezuela was a very prosperous country. The economy of Venezuela was largely based on the petroleum sector and manufacturing. Revenue from petroleum exports accounted for more than 50% of the country's GDP and roughly 95% of total exports. Venezuela was the sixth largest member of OPEC by oil production. From the 1950s to the early 1980s, the Venezuelan economy experienced a steady growth that attracted many immigrants, with the nation enjoying the highest standard of living in Latin America. Now the citizens are rioting in the streets and being shot by their government!

This is typical of what happens to prosperous countries when the Socialist take control. When Hitler’s Nazi party (National Socialists) took control of Germany their currency became so worthless that people used it to start fires in their fireplace. When England became Socialist it caused a “brain drain” as the most intelligent people fled the country. 

Because of the New Left’s “religious” fervor they believe that anything they say or do is acceptable if it advances their cause. They know that very few in the news media will criticize them for doing it. Thruout world history religious wars have been fought by groups with extreme beliefs about their religion. The current political war is the pseudo religion of Socialism against the logical system of capitalism. Capitalism is not a perfect system, there is plenty of room for improvement, but it is the best system that has been devised at this time. It creates the most wealth for the most people. It has enabled many small countries like Hong Cong, Israel, and South Korea to prosper. It has made the United States the wealthiest nation the world has ever had. There is no good reason to change it to a disastrous Socialist Economy.

 

 


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