Time to sit back and watch it all burn

Here’s some anti-Socialist thoughts now that we have elected our first Marxist/Socialist President. I put these up as a way to keep your spirits up. Some of the greatest thinkers saw its evil (even before it was given the name Marxism) and so there will always be those to fight it.

 

 

Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. — Winston Churchill, 1948

To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, ‘the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, and the fruits acquired by it.’ — Thomas Jefferson

Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom; socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. — Alexis de Tocqueville,

The recurrence of periods of depression and mass unemployment has discredited capitalism in the opinion of injudicious people. Yet these events are not the outcome of the operation of the free market. They are on the contrary the result of well-intentioned but ill-advised government interference with the market. — Ludwig von Mises, Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism

How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an Anti-communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin. — Ronald Reagan

Collectivism doesn’t work because it’s based on a faulty economic premise. There is no such thing as a person’s ‘fair share’ of wealth. The gross national product is not a pizza that must be carefully divided because if I get too many slices, you have to eat the box. The economy is expandable and, in any practical sense, limitless. — P.J. O’Rourke, “How to Explain Conservatism”

Socialism is the doctrine that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that his life and his work do not belong to him, but belong to society, that the only justification of his existence is his service to society, and that society may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be its own tribal, collective good. — Ayn Rand

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. — Thomas Sowell

“A government policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Communism is exploitation of the strong by the weak.”
— Pierre Joseph Proudhon

“You cannot bring prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further brotherhood of men by inciting class hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”
— Rev. William J. H. Boetcker

So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot. – George Orwell

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