Monday, September 05, 2016

Socialism Always Wins Through Deception

Below is a letter to the editor I sent to the Jonesboro Sun and it was printed today, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  The editor gave it the title, Socialism tutorial

Letter to Editor:

This elderly former candidate for President, Bernie Sanders, appears to be such a kind hearted, honest man that millenniums fell in love with him. They trusted his integrity and pure intentions, and socialism is such a nice sounding name.

But have these Bernie supporters turned a deaf ear to the cries and anguish of those who constantly flee from socialist/communist countries?  Bill Whittle  put it this way:  "It has never happened in the US that a dentist went down the streets of Ft. Lauderdale with his family and put his aged grandmother in a lounge chair, his young wife and baby girl and ten-year-old son on a raft, not ever once, has anyone pushed off the beach in South Florida to sail down to get to the free healthcare in Cuba.  That's never once happened."

"Hundreds of thousands of people have made the choice to come from Cuba to get some freedom, and tens of thousands or more left those shores and never got here. So you have to ask yourself a question...What would make you take that kind of risk where you watch your grandmother slip out of that chair and disappear beneath the waves or your little two-year-old daughter torn apart by sharks in front of your eyes?

"They will say," Whittle continued, "Oh, no, no that is communism; that's not the same thing. You know what; I didn't name them.  I didn't name The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic.  They named it. And I didn't name the National Socialist German Workers Party.  I didn't name them either, the Nazis.  They named themselves socialists. 

"You know what if we stood over the straits of Florida and 60 percent of the rafts were coming this way [toward the US] and 40% were going that way [to Cuba] we would say we have a better system than they do do.  But it is not 60 to 40; and it is not 90 to 10; and it is not 95 to 5; and it is not 99 to 1.  100% of the people who risk their lives to go from one system to another come this way [toward the US]. None of them go that way [toward Cuba] because their lives depend on it.  That's data! Not my opinion but facts."

Historians estimate that socialist/communist governments killed from 94 million to 140 million people in the 20th century, and "all of the world’s worst famines during the 20th century were in communist countries."
 
Bernie and two-thirds of his socialist supporters switched to Hillary.  Doesn't that tell you something about Hillary?

Debbie Pelley
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Link to Tea Party 2015 presentation by Bill Whittle's video referenced above.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N67LJcvqzsQ

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