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Democrats Fawn Over European Socialism – Here is Reality

Paris Slums

Well, it is New Years Day, and it's been a horrific 2020 - see here Good Riddance 2020. The sector of a potential Joe Biden presidency looms and a hard shift to the Left in terms of policy in America. Thoughts turn to what 2021 will bring. Many on the Left are fawning over what they believe is a European socialistic utopia where finally government will give them what they desire - government care. But most Americans have no idea what socialism in Europe is really like. A simple tourist visit to Europe one would not see what life is really like on the ground.  As an ex-pat living in France, I would like to give you a personal story to give

Capitalism is Slavery by Another Name? Marxist Alert!

Jamaal Bowman

Root - Jamaal Bowman believes the Democratic Party needs a makeover. That's why he’s been so outspoken over former President Barack Obama's anti-defund the police remarks. Of course, he's not dissing the first president of color. Bowman believes Obama isn’t a relevant voice who can speak to the millions of people who rose up this summer after killing George Floyd by police. Bowman, who is set to be sworn into Congress on January 3, has been very vocal about Obama's "defund the police" comments and believes his center-left to moderate approach won't energize the party's growth. See one of Bowman's more recent Obama comments. Damn, Mr. President.Didn’t you say “Trayvon could’ve been my son?” In 2014, #BlackLivesMatter was too much.In 2016,

Thanksgiving Day Remembrance of the First Pilgrims Who Tried SOCIALISM, it FAILED

First Thanksgiving

It is Thanksgiving day 2020. America is enthralled in a contested presidential election that is not over, despite mainstream media reports. Setting aside the specifics of the election contention, America has two paths they may happen as a result. Will we stay the course of the economic engine that has America an exceptional nation, or will we take the bait of descending into the self-destructive path of socialism?  Socialism has been tried here in America. It was actually before the United States existed when the Pilgrims landed here in the New World in the early 1600s under the governance of William Bradford. You see, the Pilgrims could not afford the trip to the new land outright. So what they did was

Will Taxing the Rich Bring Us Prosperity?

Tax the Rich

Us News and World Report - the United States is often presented by the Left as a horrible shift away from the high levels of tax progressivity that characterized the tax system in the mid-20th century. This conventional account points to top marginal tax rates that were over 90% for the wealthiest Americans in the 1950s and remained at 70% until the sweeping tax reforms of the Reagan era, and more recently under the Trump Administration. Many on the left say we should get back to these 90% rates as before. Let's take a deep dive into this question and find the reality of the taw situation in the US. Statutory tax rates can be misleading for two reasons. First, they

BLM Should Live Its Redistributive Values

BLM Redistributive Values

According to a June 10th article in Black Enterprise, corporations had pledged over $1.5 billion to Black Lives Matter in the wake of the George Kirby arrest resistance fiasco, ostensibly for the purpose of signaling their virtue. Amazingly, this figure nevertheless represented the "paucity of corporations and the stinginess of donations." It’s never enough for some people. With an array of structures designed to obfuscate the total sum of donations to Black Lives Matter, exact dollar amounts are hard to come by. Given that it raised over $100 million in 2016 alone, and in addition to the enormous pledge in just a few weeks this summer, it would be fair to estimate that $2-3 billion easily entered the coffers. Since it is a

Ex-Pat Personal Story on French Socialism, America, You Want to Join?

French Cafe

It was late September of 2019, and the weather was beautiful here in the south of France on the Côte d'Azur. It generally is. I live about a 3-minute walk to the port. The seas were calm on that day. The seagulls were croaking very loud - they seem to be in a stir. They call them "mouettes" in French. A bunch of us often get together just randomly most days at the local brassière at the port just to enjoy friendship, the fresh morning air, a good strong coffee, and that just-baked croissant from across that street at our local boulangerie. But on this day, it was a little different. Cathrine (not her real name), an acquaintance shall we say

What is the Value of Amazon, If Not for Government?

Bezos Laughing

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently sold about $3.1 billion worth of shares in his company, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission compiled by OpenInsider. Bezos says he was selling about $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund his space exploration company, Blue Origin. Amazon shares are on a terror this year and are up an impressive 73% for the year.  Though Amazon has done some amazing things, one does have to ask the question of how much Amazon is a company or an extension of government, often called corporatism. Corporatism is the organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation of government and exercising control over persons and activities

Sunday Thoughts: Is God an Egalitarian?

Egalitarian

So often we hear about "social justice" or even "economic justice" by many on the Left of the political spectrum. They blame many people of the Christian faith of being hypocritical on this subject. So we ask a provocative question: Is the (Christian) God an Egalitarian? For the purposes of this article, perhaps we need to define egalitarianism. Egalitarianism is generally characterized by the idea that all human persons are equal in fundamental worth. For many, this definition sounds reasonable, but the devil is in the detail. Some go further and argue that egalitarianism is where people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights and advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people.

To Save Humanity Leftists Believe they Must Kill God

Flying Spaghetti Monster

It seems that the Christian religion is under attack everywhere one looks. One of the drivers behind this is a belief that religion is not compatible with science and serves to block human advancement. Some have advocated that in order to save humanity we must kill God.  There are many examples of these anti-religionists. Historian Violet Moller (author of "The Map of Knowledge"), is just one of many. She echoes the cries of many anti-religionists that: "... religion blocks progress and the advancement of science." Others are a little more sympathetic with religion - perhaps merely a political ploy, as voter demographics would suggest that direct attacks against religion may not be wise electorally. Christian Apologetics (philosophical) concerns itself primarily with arguments

Cuomo Follows in Obama’s Footsteps, wants a Socialist New Normal

Dorthy Wizard Of Oz

Pay close attention, and you will see how the Left always telegraphs where their dogma will eventually lead us all. The ends justify the means, and we should all be thankful for our socially engineered slice of "utopia." What is the endgame? The creation of their "New America" requires abandoning the Constitutional Republic, rejecting our founding principles, and acceptance of a socialist "New Normal" Candidate Barack Obama declared in 2008: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."  His wife, Michelle, put it this way: "We are going to have to change our conversation; we're going to have to change our traditions, our history; we're going to have to move into a different place as a nation."  New York, Governor Cuomo's recent COVID-19 press