HISTORY FAIL: Leftists Keep Trying Socialism… No Matter How Much It Sucks

Written by William Pauwels on August 2, 2016

Wow! Have we been fooled over the years. If you’re a thinker and want to know the truth about the history of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and Bill and Hillary Clinton – see the movie Hillary’s America before it is silenced. Or buy the book with the same title by historian Dinesh D’Souza.

I saw the movie last Saturday. It was a shocking eye-opener about how history has been twisted to depict the Republicans as our nation’s pro-slavery racists, when in fact the opposite is true. The Democrats were the pro-slavery racists starting with President Andrew Jackson and continuing right on through the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson.

The Republicans fought vigorously to end Slavery and Racism. It was President Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Modern day citizens, especially Blacks and minorities, have been manipulated to believe the Dems support their interests, when in fact they have kept them down and beholden to the Democratic Party and its candidates.

Further to that, did you listen to Bernie Sanders speech last week at the Democrat Convention? Clearly he’s a full-blown Socialist, and perhaps even a quasi-Communist. It’s disturbing to hear the convention’s enthusiastic approval of his radical-Leftist pronouncements. Don’t they know that Socialism is an antiquated idea that goes back to the days of Karl Marx. It has never worked wherever it’s been tried.

History has clearly demonstrated that the keys to a flourishing economy; plentiful, good-paying jobs and individual prosperity for the greatest number ― is a competitive, free-market, free-enterprise, entrepreneurial, innovative, personal-initiative, profit/surplus-motivated, law-and-order economy ― where companies and enterprises exist, and people work to meet the needs, wants and expectations of their stakeholders, i.e., their customers, employees, suppliers, communities, creditors and investors ― in that order of priority.

And this must be accomplished at a profit or financial-surplus (tax-free “non-profits”) sufficient to support the ongoing growth and balanced needs of each enterprise ― enough to provide investors and creditors and benefactors with an attractive return on their investment in the economy ― and adequate to offset the implicit risks of supporting the financial needs of each enterprise.

Free market, competitive Capitalism is a time-tested, proven, economic discovery that works ― based on individual freedom and effort, innovation, natural law, private property, and the private ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods and services. It is characterized by free competitive markets, motivation by profit or surplus, and safety nets for those who cannot care for themselves.

In a Socialistic/Communistic oriented economy as proposed by Sanders, many of these functions and forces are taken over by self-serving government bureaucrats, complacent job-fillers, and career politicians – who can’t possibly provide the collective wisdom, experience and motivation of liberated business-persons, entrepreneurs, innovators, and workers ― operating in a competitive, free-market, free-enterprise, entrepreneurial, profit/surplus-motivated, sky’s-the-limit economy …

In God we must trust . . . but we must always do our part – to secure and promote the truth and a better way – to protect our freedom, interests and prosperity – and to defend our competitive, free-market, constitutional, free-enterprise system – and our Judeo-Christian American-Way and Prosperity Machine.

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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.