Venezuela: The ultimate effects of Socialism
I wrote an article years ago about the Chicago Democratic Socialist Party of America, and how they supported Obama in his years as a State Senator in Illinois. Actually, I wrote numerous articles about Obama.
I think that this is the perfect time to bring back one of these pieces. It will help to refresh the memories of those who forget so easily.
“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” ~Sir Winston Churchill
The article from 2016:
The Sins of Barack Hussein Obama and the Attempted Destruction of America From December 2016
The word “legacy” usually brings with it a positive connotation. We could say “President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy was certainly bringing an end to slavery in America.” For this reason, many consider Lincoln to be our greatest president.
In the case of our outgoing president, the term ‘legacy’ means something entirely different. It is not positive – unless of course you are a Jihadist. Islamist historians will revere Obama’s memory as a champion of Sharia Law and a fellow enemy of Israel.
Of course, many of us realize that Obama is merely a puppet for the globalists. George Soros groomed BHO and the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America propped him up during his bid for State Senator in Illinois. They held dinners for him and helped him to launch his career. We know that his friends helped him along the way – Bill Ayers, the unrepentant domestic terrorist played a huge part in Obama’s climb to the top.
2004 Keynote Speaker at the DNC
Obama was introduced to America on that fateful night in 2004. He quickly became the darling of the left. I watched him that night, and I knew that being chosen to deliver that speech was calculated and well planned.
I am taking the rest of this piece from an article I wrote about BHO almost a year ago. Some comments at the end will be new.
Fundamental Transformation of America
Obama said in 2008 that he planned to “Fundamentally Transform America.” He has remained true to that promise. Those of us who love and cherish our country did not see a need for transformation. I do not believe that anyone, other than the radical left, knew that this president meant a complete transformation from top to bottom and a change in foreign policy.
He began his destruction of our country with the infamous “Apology Tour.” Of course he went to those who have a history of despising the U.S. — Arabic countries. His talk of Muslims, and how much they have contributed to society, was really our first clue as to Mr. Obama’s plans. He spoke outright lies about America, and that she was never a Christian country. He downplayed our exceptionalism as if it was an evil thing – something of which to be ashamed.
Enemy of the State
Obama has placed the MOST radical Islamists in positions all over our government. I recently wrote a piece on Mohamed Elibiary, whom Obama put in a key position in our DHS. Elibiary was relieved of his duties there last September. There have been rumors of him leaking sensitive information, which is extremely troubling since this man is a member and staunch supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama has had multiple meetings with the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House. The last meeting he arranged, the press was banned from attending. How did we allow this to happen?? This is America — not Russia!
Obama Orchestrated the “Arab Spring”
Many people, especially on the left, honestly thought that the uprising in Egypt and other Middle East countries were spontaneous events. They were not. Obama and his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, planned to topple all secular governments. George Soros funded the protests. They wanted their friends, the Muslim Brotherhood to come into power. When BHO told Hosni Mubarak that it was “time to go” Mohamed Morsi was waiting in the wings to take power. Even though Morsi (head of the Muslim Brotherhood then) said that he had no intention of running in the new election after Mubarak left, he did run and he won. But a year later Morsi was ousted by the Military. He sits in a jail cell to this day. El-Sisi, the head of the Military became president. El-Sisi decreed that the Muslim Brotherhood would be outlawed in Egypt. There was a lawsuit against BHO and Clinton in Egypt for aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood. Meanwhile, Obama continued his relationship with this terrorist organization.
No Plan to Destroy ISIS
The rest of the country calls this Islamic killing machine “ISIS” but Obama and his minions call them ISIL. This is because of his hatred of Israel. The “L” stands for the Levant. It is a territory that includes Israel, which the terrorists plan to take, as they spread like cockroaches across the Middle East.
Obama has made it clear that there will be NO boots on the ground. I have read from credible sources that our so-called airstrikes against ISIS have been minimal, and when they do happen, they are hitting empty buildings.
Can you imagine if ISIS had been around during the Ronald Reagan administration? They would not have lasted a week.
“ISIL” Instead of ISIS
From the Political Insider (piece written by Rush Limbaugh)
“When you hear President Barack Obama speak about deadly attacks, he never says “Islamic terrorist attacks.”
However, he repeats the abbreviation “ISIL” often… You probably have asked yourself, why does he call the Islamic State that, instead of “ISIS”? It sounds strange and forced… but as America’s most popular conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh notes, there is a sinister reason why Obama uses the phrase: It’s an to insult Israel!
I think most people are wondering, “What is this ISIL? Why does he keep calling it ISIL? It’s ISIS.” They’re not saying, “Well, that’s because ISIS he can pin to Bush, but ISIL he can’t, so he doesn’t want to –” I just don’t think that anybody in the Regime even thinks that people are going to think in these terms. I think there’s a totally different reason for this. And I don’t know how to say it. (laughing) (interruption) Well, it does. Snerdley is asking me, “Doesn’t it have something to do with Israel?” Yes, because the Levant is the entire region.
ISIS stands for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, or Iraq and Syria, that’s the I-S, and ISIL, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant includes more than Iraq and Syria. It would include Israel, which, to these people, Israel is a fraud. Israel doesn’t deserve to be there. That’s all Palestine and that’s what I think is behind the pronunciation, this insistence that it be called ISIL. He’s the only one that does it. I mean, others in the Regime do. Even the media calls it ISIS, but he sticks with ISIL.
I think he’s got a different audience for the term. I don’t think he’s talking to the American people. I think he’s talking to Iran. We just heard Walid Phares say that Obama’s linkage here is not to oppose ISIL because Iran supports ISIL, and it’s all to do with the sectarian violence between the Sunnis and the Shi’ites and the fact that Iran capitalizes on the sectarian violence, does not want it solved because they hope to end up controlling the entire Levant — uh, sorry — region. Didn’t mean to say that.” –source
Egypt and Israel Say BHO is Playing a ‘Double game’ in the War on Terror
A story broke about BHO’s meeting with Muslims regarding the War on Terror. Egypt and Israel are claiming that Obama is playing a “Double Game” in this war.
“A recent White House meeting between President Barack Obama and Muslim leaders sent shockwaves through the Middle East, specifically in Israel and Egypt. The cause of the uproar: the group included leaders with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
‘We just don’t understand because we know the history of the Muslim Brothers,’ former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Zvi Mazel told CBN News. We know exactly who they are. So how come the United States, the administration — in that case the president himself and the State Department — receive delegation[s] of the Muslim Brothers?’” –source
Importing Muslims to the U.S.
“Between 2010 and 2013, the Obama administration imported almost 300,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations — more immigrants than the U.S. let in from Central America and Mexico combined over that period… Many of the recent Muslim immigrants are from terrorist hot spots like Iraq, where the Islamic State operates. From 2010-2013, Obama ushered in 41,094 Iraqi nationals from there… House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul called the new policy ‘a federally sanctioned welcome party to potential terrorists.’”– source
Intense hatred of Israel and PM Netanyahu
There has never been a president of the U.S. who has been as hateful, disrespectful and shown disdain for Israel and her leader like this president. He doesn’t even attempt to hide this hatred. My words here pale in comparison to God’s Holy Word:
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3)
The Infamous Arms Deal with Iran Posing Danger to Israel
Although PM Netanyahu is well aware of the disdain which BHO holds for Israel, he also knows that the American people are pro Israel and disagree with Obama concerning this reckless treaty:
We mustn’t forget the role that Obama played in getting the definition of marriage changed by the SCOTUS and gay marriage made legal across the land. In his first term, Obama said that he believed in the traditional definition of marriage – that being between one man and one woman. We did not know that he was saving his radical ideas for his second term.
Obama Watches as the Left Threaten to Tear America Apart over 2016 Election Results
With Donald Trump’s victory, which left the Dems in disbelief; George Soros and Michael Moore and other Leftists are threatening – no, promising that they will bring every major city in America to a stand still on December 19th and on Inauguration Day. Since Trump’s victory, Soros has been funding protests and riots all over America.
Do we hear Barack Obama condemning this? Do we hear a clear message from the White House that this is not the way to express disappointment? NO. Pure silence. And this silence from Obama speaks LOUDLY.
Pray for America
Brethren, we should be praying for our country and for the safety of Trump and Pence and their families. We also should be on our knees, praying for a great awakening in America – that millions would be saved. We should be praying for revival in the church and praying against the apostate churches; mainline denominations, the Emergent church, the Protestant pastors who want to return to Rome. Pray that God will bring His truth to many who have never known it.
Pray that Barack Hussein Obama will leave our White House peacefully, and that God will thwart any attempts by him to meddle in our government again. source
Today, I found an excellent article on Socialism and what is does to a nation:
Sorry if You’re Offended, But Socialism Leads to Misery and Destitution
On the same day that Venezuela’s “democratically” elected socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, whose once-wealthy nation now has citizens foraging for food, announced he was lopping five zeros off the country’s currency to create a “stable financial and monetary system,” Meghan McCain of “The View” was the target of internet-wide condemnation for having stated some obvious truths about collectivism.
During the same week we learned that the democratic socialist president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is accused of massacring hundreds of protesters whose economic futures have been decimated by his economic policies, Soledad O’Brien and writers at outlets ranging from GQ, to BuzzFeed, to the Daily Beast were telling McCain to cool her jets.
In truth, McCain was being far too calm. After all, socialism is the leading man-made cause of death and misery in human existence. Whether implemented by a mob or a single strongman, collectivism is a poverty generator, an attack on human dignity, and a destroyer of individual rights.
It’s true that not all socialism ends in the tyranny of Leninism or Stalinism or Maoism or Castroism or Ba’athism or Chavezism or the Khmer Rouge—only most of it does. And no, New York primary winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t intend to set up gulags in Alaska. Most so-called democratic socialists—the qualifier affixed to denote that they live in a democratic system and have no choice but to ask for votes—aren’t consciously or explicitly endorsing violence or tyranny.
But when they adopt the term “socialism” and the ideas associated with it, they deserve to be treated with the kind of contempt and derision that all those adopting authoritarian philosophies deserve.
But look: Norway!
Socialism is perhaps the only ideology that Americans are asked to judge solely based on its piddling “successes.” Don’t you dare mention Albania or Algeria or Angola or Burma or Congo or Cuba or Ethiopia or Laos or Somalia or Vietnam or Yemen or, well, any other of the dozens of other inconvenient places socialism has been tried. Not when there are a handful of Scandinavian countries operating generous welfare state programs propped up by underlying vibrant capitalism and natural resources.
Of course, socialism exists on a spectrum, and even if we accept that the Nordic social program experiments are the most benign iteration of collectivism, they are certainly not the only version. Pretending otherwise would be like saying, “The police state of Singapore is more successful than Denmark. Let’s give it a spin.”
It turns out, though, that the “Denmark is awesome!” talking point is only the second-most preposterous one used by socialists. It goes something like this: If you’re a fan of “roads, schools, libraries, and such,” although you may not even be aware of it, you are also a supporter of socialism.
This might come as a surprise to some, but every penny of the $21,206 spent in Ocasio-Cortez’s district each year on each student, rich or poor, is provided with the profits derived from capitalism. There is no welfare system, no library that subsists on your good intentions. Having the state take over the entire health care system could rightly be called a socialistic endeavor, but pooling local tax dollars to put books in a building is called local government.
It should also be noted that today’s socialists get their yucks by pretending collectivist policies only lead to innocuous outcomes like local libraries. But for many years they were also praising the dictators of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the nation’s most successful socialist, isn’t merely impressed with the goings-on in Denmark. Not very long ago, he lauded Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela as an embodiment of the “American dream,” even more so than the United States.
Socialists like to blame every inequity, the actions of every greedy criminal, every downturn, and every social ill on the injustice of capitalism. But none of them admit that capitalism has been the most effective way to eliminate poverty in history.
Today, in former socialist states like India, there have been big reductions in poverty thanks to increased capitalism. In China, where communism sadly still deprives more than a billion people of their basic rights, hundreds of millions benefit from a system that is slowly shedding socialism. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the extreme poverty rate in the world has been cut in half. And it didn’t happen because Southeast Asians were raising the minimum wage.
In the United States, only 5 percent of people are even aware that poverty has fallen in the world, according to the Gapminder Foundation, which is almost certainly in part due to the left’s obsession with “inequality” and normalization of “socialism.”
Nearly half of American millennials would rather live in a socialist society than in a capitalist one, according to a YouGov poll. That said, only 71 percent of those asked were able to properly identify either. We can now see the manifestation of this ignorance in our elections and “The View” co-host Joy Behar.
But if all you really champion are some higher taxes and more generous social welfare, stop associating yourself with a philosophy that usually brings destitution and death. Call it something else. If not, McCain has every right to associate you with the ideology you embrace. source
So, if you have friends and family who are duped by the Democratic/Socialists – please show them this article. And pray hard that they begin to understand that Democrat=Socialist. There truly is no difference any longer.
FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS VOTE FOR SOCIALISM!