Letter to the Editor: by Don Carlson
People, who as a society ignore the dubious machinations of purported leaders inevitably bring their governments to inevitable destruction. In the recent past, we’ve witnessed these societal disasters, culminating in the killing of millions of their own citizens. All of these tragedies began with the teachings of Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, almost 200 years ago. Their concept of government was based on the world “Community” with all people living in total harmony without any government to guide them. Their principle was, “From everyone’s ability to everyone’s needs”. In other words, everyone worked at the best of their abilities and only took from society what they actually needed. This was the high phase of Communism. However, it MUST be preceded by the “Low phase of Earning” Called Socialism. However, the high phase was never reached as the leaders of the low phase would not give up their “perks” of office.
Hence, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, ToJo and Mussolini took the world stage of despotism and human destruction. Their respective governments were known as Communism or Fascism. The only difference between these two types of “Governments” were in communication. The leaders like Stalin told everyone what to do and think. In Fascism, the government told private industry and commerce exactly what to do and think. However, as WWII went on, Fascism became one person rule.
The lesson here is that NO form of Socialism has ever worked, leading only to the destruction and death of the citizens involved. In George Orwell’s book “Animal Farm”, the pigs gathered all of the animals together in the barn yard and told them, “All of we animals are equal but some are more equal than others”. Hence, we have one of the world’s greatest idiom which is the definition of total ignorance. “Making the same mistake over and over, yet always expecting a different result!.
Yogi Bera once said, “In life you’ll come to a crossroad, take it”. And, that’s where we are today. So here we are, all Americans at a “Crossroad” and we as a nation must decide which path to follow! You can take a “left hand” turn and follow the meaningless platitudinal blather of the likes of Senator Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Casio Cortez with the green new deal to finally destroy America and it’s dream of Freedom or, turn right to Conservative concepts of government with prosperity for all who are willing to work for it (Note” No Free Stuff). We can choose working together as Americans, san’s free stuff for everyone. It’s finally YOUR choice! Just remember what President Lincoln said, ”America will never be destroyed from outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves from within”.