The Heart of Freedom
It’s interesting to see the young people of today flocking to a man who is a professed socialist. Bernie no longer even makes a pretext of someone who embraces traditional American values. He continues to point out the difference between the “classes” and the “masses” which are all code words used by the socialists of a hundred years ago.
In the 1920’s social injustice preoccupied many people’s minds. The late war had revealed that for too many, the failed ways of Old Europe were dead and the new path forward was socialism and communism. Russia was gripped by revolution after revolution resulting in decades of destruction and devastation under one tyrant followed by others. The cost in blood will never be known. Stalin buried his secrets and buried those who kept the secrets.
Socialism came to America too. The difference was that people who had a heart for freedom saw the danger and fought it. Organizations like the American Legion were partially formed to protect the American way of life. Violence was the norm and not the exception. Eventually, a combination of events quelled the fledgling movement but in truth it never really went away.
Like a cancer that kills healthy bodies, socialism and its blood brother communism are still present in America. The new generation sees unfairness in every turn. Rich people have it all while poor people struggle. The education system is now so flawed with corrupt adherents to the disease that graduating students are convinced that enslaving themselves to a failed ideology is the only way out.
Fools. One question that is never asked of Bernie and his supporters is this: If socialism is such a great deal, why are you so wealthy? Why haven’t you given up all you own and spread your wealth around? Why do you continue to use a medical system that you berate to treat your old age conditions? Why do you use those carbon spewing behemoths to travel the country and criticize people who use carbon spewing behemoths? Why do you surround yourself with men with guns while telling us to give up our rights?
He can’t give up his wealth and privilege any more than any of the evil men who once ran the death camps and gulags. He can’t surrender his own generous benefits just as Stalin and Hitler would never give up their survival systems. Dictators and would be dictators never do. They just want what you have.
This faithless generation of selfish people is being led by the nose just as the peasants who created the Soviet Union were. Their cries of “justice” drown out any reason or intelligence. There has never been a successful utopia under any form of socialism. The complicit press never holds socialists accountable for their lies and deceptions.
In the end, there will be a civil war. The Heart of Freedom is the America where we still have the rights declared by our Founding Fathers in the documents that were crafted so long ago. Average Americans will rise up against tyranny once more and defeat it. We succeed or we fail, but we have the choices and the opportunities to do so. When the government removes those choices, it leaves us with none. Then all tyrants will understand the strength of the Heart of Freedom.