Monday, April 20, 2009


Just for "fun", the kind of fun that makes your eyes bleed and brain feel stabby, I put in a couple of Google news searches with the keywords "socialism" and "socialist." I went through 4 days and a total of 8 emails linking me to news stories from all over the country. Then I deleted the search.

It was pretty much as I expected.

Some of my favorite headlines:
Socialism is taking hold of United States
Socialism is really cannibalism
Comparing Christ to a Socialist
Pol: Now ‘United Socialist States’

Most frightening:
Spencer Bachus and the '17 Socialists' in Congress
(Mr. Bachus might be trying out for a re-remake of "The Manchurian Candidate," or maybe he just wants to be Ms. Bachmann's campaign manager. I am not sure.)

And, less obviously amusing:
Hundreds express frustration at Johnstown's 'tea party'

Submitted for your approval, a general definition of "socialism:"
"a general term for the political and economic theory that advocates a system of collective or government ownership and management of the means of production and distribution of goods."

That is not what we have in America, nor is it what Mr. Obama is proposing. It's also not what they have in Europe. Oh, and socialism and communism are not the same thing.

According to a Rasmussen study, only 53 percent of Americans believe capitalism is better than socialism. Twenty percent said socialism is better, 27 percent don’t know which is better.

It's fear, misunderstanding, and name-calling, all balled up into a little ball of white hot ignorance.

Maybe all the people who think taxation is stealing and don't want the federal government all up in their business will also be happy to forgo clean water, electricity, public safety, parks and recreation, disaster clean up, and national security. Sure, that's an extreme point of view, but, fire with fire, since apparently, we are returning to the exact way Germany was just before Hitler took over.

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