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Socialism, Communism, and Fascism

I agree with Rand with the following addition, which is that, far from being a “right-wing” version of these two “left-wing” evils, Fascism is just another form of oppressive totalitarian government. The three differ only in their details, but not at all in their essence.

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If you hate poverty …

… you should hate Socialism and love Capitalism.  Here’s why.

SOCIALISM: Debbie D’Souza, a native Venezuelan and political activist, explains how Socialism has destroyed the nation’s former prosperity.

CAPITALISM: Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, explains how Capitalism has brought 80% of humanity out of extreme poverty since 1970.

 

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This is the real face of single-payer health care

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Great Britain has nationalized health care. The government pays for any and all health care that British citizens are permitted to receive.

And, because he who has the gold makes the rules, the British government is in charge of deciding what, when, where, why, how, and whether any citizen gets any particular service.

Charlie Gard is a British citizen. British doctors want to turn off his life support.  A British court has ruled they can do this despite his parents’ wishes.

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled against his parents’ appeal to take him to the U.S.

His parents raised £1.3 million on a crowdfunding site for his care. The British courts said that didn’t matter. British citizens are not allowed to have privately funded health care, because that wouldn’t be FAIR.

The Vatican hospital has invited Charlie to come to Rome for care. The British courts have ruled that for “legal reasons”, the baby cannot be allowed to leave the country.

World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis have offered their support for British infant Charlie Gard, but his own prime minister, Theresa May, declined to intervene on his behalf.

Until President Trump tweeted about Charlie’s plight, the major networks refused to report his story.

Supporters who run two prominent social media pages for Charlie say they are being censored by Facebook and Twitter.  Messages are being marked as spam and the hashtag #SaveCharlieGard has been suspended.

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You can’t be Socialist and Catholic

SOCIALISM Churchill

Socialism is a system of government under which private property does not exist, economic initiative and free markets are discouraged, and the rights and duties of private families and of churches are suppressed.

These are antithetical to Catholic teaching.  

David Deaval explains why in “The Catholic Church on the Seven Deadly Sins of Socialism” @ https://stream.org/catholic-church-seven-deadly-sins-socialism/

Socialism truncates the human person, focusing only on the care of the body while ignoring the needs of the soul.

Socialism emphasizes the needs of the state while denying the rights of the family.  Catholic teaching says the state exists for the family.

Socialism promotes class warfare. Its concept of society is utterly foreign to Christianity.

Socialism tramples on the sacred human right to private property and thwarts our right to take economic initiative. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states bluntly, “Everyone has the right to economic initiative; everyone should make legitimate use of his talents to contribute to the abundance that will benefit all, and to harvest the just fruits of his labor.” (2429)

Socialism focuses on justice.  Christianity focuses on love.

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https://stream.org/catholic-church-seven-deadly-sins-socialism/

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The Socialist Disaster in Venezuela

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In addition to hunger, Venezuela now suffers from triple-digit inflation and has the second highest murder rate in the world.

So many murders go unsolved that people have turned to lynch mobs to seek justice.  Angry mobs not only kill murderers and rapists, but increasingly attack petty criminals too, with police often turning a blind eye.

Even the Venezuelans who once voted for socialism, believing it would provide them with subsidized food, cheap housing, labor protection, and free education, are now fleeing the country.

One of them, Edgar Leon, now stands on a street corner in the Dominican Republic selling snacks and lemonade out of a bucket to support his wife and children back home.

Speaking of his home country, he says, “We were a rich nation. I never wanted to leave my country. I can’t go back there, not how it is now. It’s a disaster.”

Leon has no plans to return to Venezuela. He hopes instead to be able to afford a larger apartment so he can bring his family to live with him in the Dominican Republic.

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Friday Morning Express

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Hillary Clinton At Reid Retirement Party: ‘Not The Speech I Expected To Give At The Capitol After The Election…’
Hillary Clinton referenced her monumental loss to Donald Trump during her first appearance on Capitol Hill since the election.
“After a few selfies taken in the woods, I am thankful to be here.”
“I grateful to Senator Reid for inviting me,” she said.
THE ENTIRE CONCLAVE OF BOTTOM-DWELLERS GATHERED TO GIVE ONE OF THE DIRTIEST, MOST EVIL MEN TO EVER DARKEN THE HALLS OF POWER A WARM, TEAR-FILL SENDOFF

I SPARED YOU THE ENTIRE 9 MINUTE LAMENTATION
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NOT EVERYONE WAS AT THE PITY PARTY
Good riddance Harry Reid
This is Reid’s morality: Win, at any cost, by any means necessary. It’s a toxic worldview, and his years as a Senate leader have poisoned the institution he professes to love.
With a simple majority vote and over strenuous objections from members of both parties, Reid torched decades of Senate precedent by taking away the Senate minority’s ability to block most presidential nominations.

Floor Fight: Tom Cotton Blasts ‘Cancerous’ Harry Reid’s ‘Bitter, Vulgar, Incoherent Ramblings’

Trey Gowdy: I am So Glad Harry Reid Is Leaving & BTW I Didn’t Know Mormons Used Drugs

Obama to appear on ‘The Daily Show’ with Trevor Noah
“As this unprecedented election year comes to an end, President Barack Obama will appear as a guest on ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ on Monday, December 12,” Comedy Central said in a statement.
The show segment will be recorded inside the White House and will air at 11 p.m. It will also likely be Obama’s very last appearance on the program as president.

John Glenn, American Hero of the Space Age, Dies at 95
FIRST AMERICAN TO ORBIT THE EARTH IN 1962. SPENT 24 YEARS IN THE SENATE.
TO ME, HIS LEGACY WAS CEMENTED WHEN HE SHAMEFULLY ACTED AS BILL CLINTON’S DEFENSE ATTORNEY DURING THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS AND WAS REWARDED WITH A FINAL TRIP IN SPACE ON THE TAXPAYER DIME IN 1998.

‘Biblical Size Storm’ Hovers On Border Between Israel And Syria, Effectively Stopping ISIS In Its Tracks
GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS

I ‘absolutely’ suffered racism in office, says Obama: Some Americans’ ‘primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign’
The president discussed the issue in a special looking back on his legacy
‘I think there’s a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in Northern states are very different from whites in Southern states,’ he said
He told CNN: ‘Are there folks whose primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign, the other? Are those who champion the “birther” movement feeding off of bias? Absolutely’
Obama’s successor, President-elect Donald Trump, promoted birther arguments but now says he believes Obama was born in the United States
According to Axelrod, at least one powerful Republican was disrespectful to Obama and said to him ‘We don’t really think you should be here’
THIS WHINY LITTLE PRICK PLAYING THE RACE CARD ALL THE WAY TO THE END

THE “TYPICAL WHITE WOMAN” WHO PAID FOR THE EDUCATION HE USED TO “AFFIRMATIVE ACTION” HIS WAY THROUGH THE REST OF HIS LIFE

John Kelly, Trump’s Homeland Security pick, gave a remarkable speech 4 days after his son died serving in Afghanistan

HOW WONDERFUL IT WILL BE TO HAVE PEOPLE OF INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER LEADING OUR COUNTRY ONCE AGAIN.
Four days earlier, Kelly’s 29-year-old son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, stepped on a land mine while leading a patrol in southern Afghanistan. He was killed instantly.
John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump’s reported pick for Homeland Security chief, never spoke of his fallen son by name during the speech to the Semper Fi Society that he had committed to give long before his son’s death. According to the Post, the elder Kelly made one request to the officer who introduced him: “Please don’t mention my son.”
Kelly, 66, is the highest-ranking military officer to lose a child in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan — a burden of war that thousands of so-called Gold Star military families like his must bear.

The collapse of the political Left
It’s been a tough decade for the political left. Eight years ago a Time magazine cover portrayed Barack Obama as Franklin Roosevelt, complete with cigarette and holder and a cover line proclaiming “The New New Deal.” A Newsweek cover announced “We Are All Socialists Now.”
Leftist politicians supposed that ordinary voters with modest incomes facing hard times would believe that regulation and redistribution would help them. Evidently most don’t.

A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PISTOL MAN
No, Fisher-Price Isn’t Selling A ‘Happy Hour Playset’
SOME SJW’s WITHOUT ENOUGH SENSE TO POUND SAND IN A RAT HOLE BECAME INCENSED AT THE THOUGHT OF MARKETING A BAR SET TO CHILDREN. (THIS IS ONLY LEGAL IN WISCONSIN.) THEY NEED TO GET A HOBBY.
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The Pastor Is In
Pastor Gregory P. Fryer of New York City’s Immanuel Lutheran Church said the idea just came to him one day.
“I thought about it for years,” the 65-year-old told WNYW-TV, “but I’m getting older and I thought, ‘I better do it if I’m gonna do it.’”
So a desk and chair hit the corner of East 88th and Lexington outside the church, along with a couple of yellow signs: “Spiritual Help 5¢” and “The Pastor Is In.”

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Castro’s Last Ride

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