I read a report (sorry, I forget where) that 40% of millennials believe Socialism is a good form of government. I believe it is a result of mainly two things: That our schools have drifted away from teaching the Constitution and secularized or forbidden everything that is deemed “religious” or “Christian.” Secondly, the liberal media’s constant barrage of anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-democratic propaganda disguised as news that follows a key Marxist tenet: Tell a lie long enough, and people will start to believe it. Many colleges and universities have become centers of indoctrination against America, more training and teaching activism than educating students, and now it is permeating our grade schools and high schools.
Joseph Farrah, editor of WorldNetDaily, has written an article about America succumbing to the sin of socialism that’s worth reading.
I’ve long been an admirer of Sir Winston Churchill. We may never know how much his leadership and influence mattered in WWII. He understood the importance of capitalism and free enterprise to any country, and he was a stalwart opponent of Socialism, and probably understood it better than most people today. Suffering a troubled childhood and doing poorly in school, Churchill was in and out of British politics and served in the British Army in India and Cuba. On September 3, 1939, Churchill was appointed (again) as the First Lord of the Admiralty of the British Navy. It was the same day British declared war on Germany. The message spread throughout the fleet “Winston is back.” Below are some quotes he made during various speeches.
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; it’s inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.”
“All great things are simple; many can be expressed in a single word: Freedom, Justice, Honor, Duty, Mercy, Hope.”
“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
“Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.”
“A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure.”
“Eating words has never given me indigestion.”
“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself by the handle.”
“If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they only have to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.”
Men are not often born to greatness, but circumstances force, inspire, and create greatness in them. Only One Man, Jesus Christ, was born to greatness, yet He sacrificed all that He was and all that He had as a man to give every other human being on the planet a way to find Freedom, Justice, Honor, Duty, Mercy, Hope, but most of all Forgiveness.
The greatest need of people today is the realization that Forgiveness is available through Jesus Christ. There is no other Name under heaven whereby we may be saved from eternal separation from God and granted eternal mercy, peace, and forgiveness and the everlasting joy of knowing God.