It was brought to my attention that some here in San Diego--namely socialists and communists--are bringing the "Occupy Wall Street" movement to San Diego, California, this October 7th,2011.
Here is a video about the Occupy San Diego gathering:
This movement aims to overthrow capitalism in exchange for some "beautiful" alternative. No matter how many times we probe these people, they fail to offer an alternative to capitalism...
Undoubtedly, these hypocrites reap the benefits of capitalism and simultaneously want to destroy it. (Irony much?) Instead, they look to socialism for an answer. Both socialism and its ugly cousin communism are defined by collective farms, redistribution of wealth, poverty, pogroms, and nonexistent human rights. Is this the alternative they seek?
The corporatists in Wall Street--who are sympathetic to crony capitalism, not free market enterprise--are to blame for our nation's financial woes. Interestingly enough, these protesters have no complaints about them or their ties to the Obama Administration. Nevertheless, these Occupy Wall Street hooligans routinely blame capitalism for their problems.
Why do people continue to dismiss history? Look at Nazi Germany, the former USSR, Vietnam, Cuba, and similar nations. Communism and socialism do not work. They reduce(d) people to human debris.
My parents endured communism and later escaped the former USSR. They came here to escape brutal conditions found in their former homeland. My mom--a devout Catholic--could not openly practice her religion. Similarly, my dad was subjugated to institutionalized anti-Semitism. Capitalism in America was the only system that could ensure their freedom.
The question beckons: if communism and socialism were so beautiful, why did my parents and other Soviet refuseniks/political refugees leave?
People need to think twice about socialism before demanding it here in America. Pay attention to the Obama Administration's socialist programs being shoved down our throats.