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I'm not a morning person. I used to be a morning person, but after years of early morning shifts at the White House, something changed and I became much more efficient in the evening hours. My wife knows this about me and I recently remarked to her that with all the lying and deception going on in politics, some entrepreneurial politician should run on a platform to "ban mornings."
We laughed about it, but it sparked a thought. What's the difference between the stupidity of claiming to have the ability to "ban mornings" versus the equally outrageous claim that socialist and far-left politicians make when they claim that they are going to make things "free"? Nothing is "free." Even young children understand that everything has a cost and the only real question is "who is going to pay it?"
But the lie about making things "free" is only one in a series of lies told to impressionable men and women eager to be manipulated by disingenuous politicians desperately craving power over their lives. Lenin and Stalin are alleged to have used the descriptor "useful idiots" to describe people like this who are lied to, and then become willing accomplices in the destruction of their own freedom.
Here is a short list of the three lies I hear most often told to Lenin's "useful idiots" to convince them to play along:
"It's not socialism, it's democratic socialism."Huh? I hear this absurd statement all the time and cringe in horror. When a "useful idiot" repeats this he is really saying that he either has no understanding of what the critical components of socialism are (with or without the "democratic" modifier) or he does understand what socialism is and is lying about it to disguise his real intentions. Folks, this really isn't complicated.
The resources and means of production in an economy are either owned by the people or they are owned by the government, and the critical component of socialism is the government's ownership of the resources and means of production.
Of course, the lying political-class socialists don't want you to know that they have eyes on your money, your healthcare freedom, and your business, so they add modifiers to the word "socialism," hoping to transform you into a "useful idiot" propagandist by taking the edge off of the word "socialism" and gleefully watching you repeat it with a smile.
"But what about Denmark?" the "useful idiots" frequently ask in response, to the delight of the lying politicians selling them this snake-oil.
Denmark is a MARKET ECONOMY, not a socialist country. The resources and means of production in Denmark are owned by DANES, not the government. Don't believe me?
Just ask Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen who, after growing tired of his country being slandered with a false "socialist" label, said, I would like to make one thing clear.
Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy . . . 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 The 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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