Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Socialists Do Not Understand Socialism

Socialism's record of complete, abject failure remains unblemished. Here are some headlines from Venezuela, where their citizens have suffered from years of socialist leadership: "Venezuela to Shut Down for a Week to Cope with Electricity Crisis," and "Price Controls and Scarcity Force Venezuelans to Turn to Black Market for Milk and Toilet Paper."

Sadly, however, none of this matters to the radical left as they remain committed to the fundamental transformation of America. These radicals never run out of excuses to explain away the destruction caused by socialism.

Here's a small sample of the excuses I've seen and heard from radicals attempting to defend the catastrophic failures of socialism in Venezuela: "It's not socialism that failed, it's corrupt government officials"; "Venezuela didn't fail because of socialism, it failed because of low oil prices"; and, the old stand-by used by blind followers of socialism, "Greedy capitalists did it."

But one excuse I've seen repeatedly is, "That's not real socialism, we're talking about the kind of socialism Denmark practices." Every time I hear this I cringe at the mind-blowing degree of ignorance it takes to believe this.

Putting aside for the moment that Denmark is NOT a socialist country, and the fact that Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has publicly rebuked politicians who claim otherwise, I want to address this . . . Read More

Dan Bongino is the bestselling author of the book Life Inside the Bubble and now The Fight. He is a Contributing Editor at Conservative Review and was the 2012 and 2014 Republican nominee for the United States Senate and 6th congressional district in Maryland. 

Dan served for over a decade as a special agent in the United States Secret Service, and currently owns a security consulting business. 

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