Socialism in Any Form is BAD

Socialized health care or “Medicare for All” as it is now being called is a catastrophe waiting to happen.  Ask any Canadian.  I was told by a Canadian that things like hip surgery is 180 days out–just to see an orthopedic doctor.  Then you may be put on a surgical waiting list.   And you have to drive to a hospital where it can be done.
Now I’m going to step on some teachers toes.  Socialism has been taught in our schools for decades.  Bringing in school supplies and putting them in a “common collection” for all to use from has taught our kids that is how things should be done—and like it or not, that is a form of Socialism.  (But that is the text-book example of it, not the way it really is in Socialist countries.  See the article below.)
When I was in grade school, there were other kids who were a lot better off than we were, who had nicer things, nicer clothes, lived in a nicer house— this was the way things were, and we were taught not to be jealous or envious of them, but to be glad for them.  Sure we envied them getting a new ball glove, etc. — human nature.  But we didn’t let it make us bitter or come between us and them as friends.
In other words, we learned to be proud of who were were, what we could do, and we had no right to feel “entitled.”
We were taught the harder we worked, the better off we would be–financially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Victims of Socialism in Venezuela Warn U.S.: ‘Don’t Fall for It,’ ‘People are Eating from Trash Bags’

By Craig Bannister | February 6, 2019 | 1:36 PM EST


Venezuela Freedom Rally attendee in Washington, D.C. warns against socialism.


Victims of Venezuelan socialism who have come to America recently attended a Venezuela Freedom Rally in Washington, D.C., where Campus Reform asked them for their message to Americans who support socialism.

“Bernie Sanders is your enemy. Do not ever, ever get involved with this individual or any of the other socialists,” one man who escaped Venezuelan socialism warned. “People are eating from trash bags in the streets,” one woman said. “In Venezuela, there is no food, no medicine, education. No, nothing, nothing,” another woman added.

Others warned Americans not to fall for socialism’s false promises, and to beware its gradual usurpation of citizens’ freedoms:

  • “It is not a game, it is not the route to go, it is not possible, it is not feasible, don’t fall for it.”
  • “It doesn’t work the way the book says…socialism is too good to be true.”
  • “It’s a gradual process, over time, little by little, power is taken away from the people.”
  • “People always talk about the Nazis and stuff like that, but nobody talks about socialism and communism.”
  • “For me, it’s kind of an insult to the Venezuelan people, who have been protesting for years.”

One former Venezuelan summed up their comments, declaring that [America] became the best country on Earth by rejecting all things socialist:

“This is a beautiful country, it’s the best in the world, it’s the most powerful – and we  didn’t get there with socialism or anything close to that.”