First, they held hands. Then, they moved a little closer. A little nuzzle. A little cuddle. Before you knew it, they were full-on spooning.

I’m speaking, of course, of the relationship between the Left and socialism — a revolution awaits, as the Democratic Party increasingly cozies up to the preferred economic system of the Nazis.

But Donald Trump is no Nazi. So…

During the 96th State of the Union address, the President gave socialism a stinging slap to the face.

WAP! 60’s Batman style:

“We stand with the Venezuelan people and their noble quest for freedom, and we condemn their brutality of the Maduro regime — whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair.”

He ain’t kiddin’ — just see here and here.

“Here in the United States, we are alarmed by the new calls to adopt socialism in our country.”

Yes — we are.

“America was founded on liberty and independence…not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

BOOM!


Sadly, many voters — especially the young — are open to socialism (here). Perhaps even more woeful is that — I believe — a good number of those can’t define the word.

Bernie Sanders seemed to confirm my suspicion during a speech before the National Committee for Independent Political Action in 1989:

“In Vermont, everybody knows that I am a socialist and that many people in our movement, not all, are socialists. And as often as not — and this is an interesting point that is the honest-to-God truth — what people will say is, ‘I don’t really know what socialism is, but if you’re not a Democrat or a Republican, you’re okay with me.’ That’s true. And I think there has been too much of a reluctance on the part of progressives and radicals to use the word ‘socialism.’”

Oh, well — at least 150-million-dollar actor Jim Carrey isn’t afraid to use it (here) (but not, apparently, use it).

Check out Bernie’s stinkface in response to a presidential tribute to liberty; I love that the camera lands squarely on him.

And for any who don’t know the meaning of the S word, I’ll contrast two terms–

capitalism: An economic system based on a free-market economy whereby an individual may own his or her own business.

socialism: An economic system in which the government owns all products and means of production.

Here are a few more terms:

Nazi: A national socialist.

American socialist: A huge dork.

-Alex

 

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