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Socialism to Communism to Fascism With more and more people becoming comfortable with the idea of socialism it is important to realize that socialism is the transition to communism. If we become comfortable with that what is to prevent us from heading on over to fascism. In communism everyone is equal, it is a stateless society, no one is rich and no one is poor, the community holds the products and the major resources. The only real definition of fascism is the one Benito Mussolini gave us; he outlined the three principles of fascism.  1. Everything in the state; the government is supreme and the country is all encompassing and all within it must conform to the ruling body. 2. Nothing outside of the state, the implied goal of any fascist state is to rule the world and have every human submit to the government. 3. Nothing against the state, any questioning of the state will not be tolerated, if you do not see things our way, you are wrong, if you do not agree with the government you can’t be permitted to live and taint the minds of the rest of the good citizens.
Only you can change the world……….
“The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.” ― Milton Friedman
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ― George Orwell
“Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned.” - James Joyce
“But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.” ― Adolf Hitler
“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”  - George Orwell
Trying to rewrite our history will help no one. Our history is our history learn from it, don’t repeat it.
“The mob believes everything it is told, provided only that it be repeated over and over. Provided too that its passions, hatreds, fears are catered to. Nor need one try to stay within the limits of plausibility: on the contrary, the grosser, the bigger, the cruder the lie, the more readily is it believed and followed. Nor is there any need to avoid contradictions: the mob never notices; needless to pretend to correlate what is said to some with what is said to others: each person or group believes only what he is told, not what anyone else is told; needless to strive for coherence: the mob has no memory; needless to pretend to any truth: the mob is radically incapable of perceiving it: the mob can never comprehend that its own interests are what is at stake.” ― Alexandre Koyré, Réflexions sur le mensonge
The Hollow Men     We are the hollow men     We are the stuffed men     Leaning together     Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!     Our dried voices, when     We whisper together     Are quiet and meaningless     As wind in dry grass     Or rats' feet over broken glass     In our dry cellar         Shape without form, shade without colour,     Paralysed force, gesture without motion;     This is the way the world ends     This is the way the world ends     This is the way the world ends     Not with a bang but a whimper.                                  -T.S. Eliot
“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” - Marcus Aurelius
There are people in our lives that we admire; whether they are family members, friends or public figures we admire them because of a quality or talent they possess. We feel good about supporting them because they give the world something back; good works, leadership or whatever it is. And then they reveal themselves to be far less than we gave them credit for. It isn’t that they have different views on things, that’s a good thing because it encourages growth and advances us. But they don’t share an alternative view on things that could advance whatever the subject is. They tear everything apart and show us how small and inept they really are, because all they have to offer is hate and in the process they degrade themselves and the world around them. The better world they claim to espouse can never exist with people like that constantly ripping it apart. What color must their souls be?  As humans we have the ability to complicate things and we often do. There is a commercial that sums up how we could be looking at things. It’s a dog food commercial of all things, Pedigree. It shows a neglected dog and the veteran that decides to adopt him. The tag line really says it all. Feed the good. And we all can. - SFG
The Most Important Words "The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake. The five most important words: You did a good job. The four most important words: What is your opinion? The three most important words: If you please. The two most important words: Thank you. The one least important word: “I." - Anonymous
Socialism the philosophy of failure the creed of ignorance the gospel of envy
The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.” - Marcus Aurelius
“One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.” - Al David