Socialism: The Poor Get Poorer

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Thomas Peterffy came to this country as a penniless refugee from Communist Hungary.  He could not speak English when he got here.  Currently he is worth five billion dollars.  It is obvious that almost all of the immigrants to this country have not succeeded materially in the outstanding fashion that  Peterffy has, but it is also safe to say that almost all have greatly bettered themselves materially, while enjoying freedom, the birthright of all Americans.  He is not the first refugee from Communism I have read about who has pointed to unsettling parallels between what he experienced in the nation that he fled from and what has been going on in this nation for the past few years.

10 Responses to Socialism: The Poor Get Poorer

  • Sadly, if it is noteworthy for someone to run an ad on what happens under autocratic socialism, then something is very wrong. These ads cannot overcome the historical rewrites and coverups that occur daily in schools, colleges, Hollywood and the media. Ironically the demise of the Soviet bloc has made it much easier to peddle various watered down versions of its political and economic philosophy.

  • Truth always wins out in the end Rozin, and the new media helps speed up that process.

  • I have just finished reading Ed Klein’s book, The Amateur It’s very revealing how far left Obama has attempted to take the US with his style of what I could only call “moderate communism” – certainly very left-end socialism. I really wonder if the large portion of the US people who support Obama really understand that. Ed has some very pertinent strategies that the Republicans need to take to defeat Obama . I hope – and I’m sure they are – taking this advice, and all other relevant advice they can to get the US back on the right track.

  • The sad thing Don is that I do not regard Obama as exceptional. He is extremely representative of a Democrat party that has shifted far to the left. The silver lining is that I believe the Democrats are going to get an electoral beating on election day that they and the country will long remember.

  • “The silver lining is that I believe the Democrats are going to get an electoral beating on election day that they and the country will long remember.”

    How I hope and pray that comes to pass, which it should. Thing is will the GOP continue to act like losers after they win?

  • GM said “Thing is, will the GOP continue to act like losers after they win?”

    This is viewing it in the wrong frame of reference. The question is whether they will continue to act as Republicrats because they don’t see anything hugely wrong with the Washington culture as run by the Democrats and their allies. (cf Rasmussen and his polls on the political class) The answer to your question is probably Yes. This is how Boehner has mostly acted, as we saw with the budget shell game he played in 2011. It’s also necessary to remember that the Dems will have more than 40 Senators so they can filibuster most things. Unless the Repubs sell conservatism and Constitutionalism to the public more forcefully, they will be fighting defensively the whole time even if they have the WH and Congress. The next Dem President will pick up right where Obama left off.

  • This is a bit old hat, but in the 1976 election in NZ, the Labour govt. was in power, and looked good to take the election again. The National party under Rob Muldoon (who, even though I voted for him, was a nasty little man) gave this advert. which swung the electorate massively, so that he had a landslide victory.
    Of course, with the USSR gone, the impact would not be the same today.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbevFgfuT6NE

  • Got the link wrong -( you need an Edit function :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbevFguT6NE

  • How I hope and pray that comes to pass, which it should. Thing is will the GOP continue to act like losers after they win?

    1. They have to win control of the Senate.
    2. The filibuster rule must be abrogated.
    3. They have to have a vigorous and crafted program, not a set of brochure bullet points or a set of incremental adjustments.

    Not holdin’ my breath.

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