by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Socialism is the quieter path to Communism. Vladimir Lenin said, “The goal of Socialism is Communism.” According to Tom Perez, Chairmen of the Democratic National Committee, socialist candidates are the future of that party. But anyone who has paid attention lately knows that they are its present.
Almost all of the Democrat candidates for president support socialism. They have not yet openly supported Rashida Tlaib’s claim that the rich did not earn their wealth, which she says should be confiscated and given to the poor. But the wealthy already pay most of the taxes in America. And since the Democrats want to give free everything to everyone, it must be presumed that they know who would have to pay the bill for all that free stuff.
Socialism is not kind, however. In practice, it has always led to ubiquitous poverty. The wealthy class are devastated, but not to spread the wealth evenly. The wealth that is stolen from the wealthy ends up in the hands of a new class of overlords of society, those who had promised that all would be equal after the victory of the revolution over the unjust wealthy classes.
And when the new overlords are in power, after they have confiscated what did not belong to them, and after “nationalizing” industries “for the benefit of all,” they then assign as administrators of industry, of utilities, and of all departments and institutions of society, those who are more corrupt, inept, and stupid than any capitalist.