Let’s Just Admit It’s Socialism Once and For All

so-cial-ism [soh-shuh-liz-uhm]

1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

The federal government will get 5 million preferred shares of GMAC LLC in exchange for its $5 billion capital injection to save the lender from bankruptcy protection. Source: http://www.kcci.com/automotive/18398187/detail.html

The steel industry, having entered the recession in the best of health, is emerging as a leading indicator of what lies ahead. As steel production goes — and it is now in collapse — so will go the national economy.

The industry itself is turning to government for orders that, until the September collapse, had come from manufacturers and builders. Its executives are waiting anxiously for details of President-elect Barack Obama’s stimulus plan, and adding their voices to pleas for a huge public investment program — up to $1 trillion over two years — intended to lift demand for steel to build highways, bridges, electric power grids, schools, hospitals, water treatment plants and rapid transit.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/02/bu…teel.html?_r=2

Governors of five U.S. states urged the federal government to provide $1 trillion in aid to the country’s 50 states to help pay for education, welfare and infrastructure as states struggle with steep budget deficits amid a deepening recession. Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO…5014F120090102


Can we just stop playing word games now? The nonstop doublespeak is giving me a constant headache. The United States is, at the very least, moving full speed ahead toward a socialist government – though I believe we are already there.

I for one am ready to stop pretending anything else is true. We had a republic and we couldn’t keep it. What we have now is socialism. Period.

UPDATE: A thought on why socialism works in certain Scandanavian countries but not in the US: 

“Just the fact that they are overt socialists and not covert socialists helps to establish ground rules that the citizenry understand and adjust behavior accordingly.

In the US system of corporate socialism, the citizens are sold on the argument that “free markets” exist and attempt to behave as if we are in a free market when in fact we are as far from a free market as has ever been in modern history. This then leads to schizophrenic behavior on the part of the citizenry (ie- the usage of prescribed psychotropic drug use for most working adults).”

-quoted with permission of the author (“wd4freedom”).

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