Posts Tagged ‘communism’

Why Not Socialism?! #3

October 22, 2018

Why Not Socialism?! #3

You will note that the man in today’s video, sponsored through Prager University, does not use the word socialism. He is speaking of “the left” and it’s historical movement called “progressivism”. You should know that the left, progressivism, and socialism are all synonyms for the goals and actions of America’s modern democratic party!

Don’t be fooled. So-called progressivism is just another name for socialism. Calling their goals and actions “progressivism” is simply the democratic parties’ way of making sweet-sounding incremental steps toward socialism; which is a big step towards communism. 

The modern democratic party has moved all-the-way to the radical-left and many Americans are oblivious to this fact and its bleak delayed consequences. A large segment of America’s population has not been educated about the horrors of socialism and communism.

The democratic party, and its deep-state operatives, are in the process of transforming America to a repressive, anti-Constitutional, socialist state; just as former President Obama promised it would.  

Wake-Up America!

See the following short video and send it to everyone you know.

https://www.prageru.com/playlists/most-popular#4

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 10/22/18

Why Not Socialism ? # 1

October 17, 2018

Why Not Socialism? # 1

Wake-Up America!

America’s Government funded and socialized public education system is not acculturating your children to our historical ways of life, economy and government.

As a result, increasing numbers of your children and youth have learned that socialism is the best form of economy and government on earth. Therefore America should become a socialist society. 

The following series will demonstrate, with facts and examples, that socialism is awful and tends to progress to communism, which is even worse yet! 

Thanks to Prager University for creating the videos that will be displayed in this series about the universal failure of socialism. 

Please share this blog with everyone you know.

Then do your duty! Go to the polls and vote the socialists out of all levels of America’s government!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 10/17/18

Socialism vs. Capitalism

June 6, 2018

Socialism vs. Capitalism

If a culture does not teach its basic principles: ethics, morals, economics and political philosophy to its children it will perish.

America’s educational system has increasingly failed to acculturate our children starting in primary schools and continuing through college since sometime in the 1950’s.  

As a result, a large proportion of our youth now favors socialism over capitalism as an economic system for America. 

Tragically, our youth knows little to nothing about the fact that socialism tends to evolve in the direction of communism. Furthermore, socialism generally produces poorly motivated citizens, who are taxed to-the-max who become dependent upon governmental support, in this political system prone to great corruption and failure. 

The most recent example of the abject failure of socialism is Venezuela. 

Please see this video about the now unfolding failure of Venezuela and then read the short article below.

Here is a quote taken from the article below. It is essential for America’s voting adult population to understand how socialism is becoming increasingly attractive to America’s youthful voters. 

“As Dr. Thomas Sowell says”, ‘Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism turns out to be a big disappointment, if not a disaster.’

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/56199-capitalism-vs-socialism

Please send this blog to everyone you know. Wake-Up America!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 6/6/18

August 14, 2016

Why Americans Should Hate Liberalism #3

Why Americans Should Hate Liberalism #3

The following is a direct quote from Dr. Michael G. Martin’s book: Liberalism: The Demise of America .

Not only will it be well worth your time to read and think about these two paragraphs: It is your patriotic duty to do so.

America’s future hangs in the balance of a general understanding of the following  perceptions of reality.

Quote:

Liberals want to change society so that there are no longer losers, malcontents, or the irresponsible. It is strange that the policies they tout involve perverse incentives, so these bad behaviors are actually promoted and incentivized. This applies to drug addiction, hard work, sexual responsibility, and the like. Liberals think compassion will change everything. They believe people are malleable and plastic, susceptible to change—but even if this were true, it must be accomplished though the proper incentives and social and economic context. They appear to be behaviorists, but yet they are employing perverse incentives to get change. This is a puzzle that defies comprehension.

It’s interesting that liberals believe they can change society and the nature of individuals when they don’t believe in individual responsibility or accountability for individuals. They see the life of the individual as being largely deterministic. That is to say, their behavior is shaped by social and environmental forces beyond their control. If an individual can’t affect his own life, how can liberals argue that they can change the nature of society and individuals? On the scale of the collective, then, they are basically acknowledging that they escape the thrall of determinism.

Perhaps the explanation is that they believe the common man is too stupid to affect his life, but that the elite—the smart people—can basically re-engineer not only themselves, the society, and the very nature of human beings themselves. Liberals are saying in effect, then, that the common man—really the stupid people—is totally malleable. He can be made into anything the liberal elite want, good or bad. There are strong assumptions here about not only human nature, but the influence of other unseen and not-understood forces that shape human behavior, as well as the ability of the liberal elite to engineer the wrenching change that they desire.

Kindle pages 261 and 262.

End Quote:

I am a behavioral psychologist and a great admirer of B. F. Skinner, perhaps the greatest psychologist of the 20th century.

Skinner and other behaviorists rightfully ascribe great power to the environment to shape the behavior patterns of humans and other animals. Furthermore, Skinner, as well as many behaviorists acknowledge the strength of genetic determinants upon human psychological adaptations as they interact and are influenced, in very complex ways, by a plethora of environmental influences.

It is important for Americans to understand that is no “free will”, in the sense that humans are totally free from genetic and environmental influences.

No population can escape the influences of their genetics, social and physical environments. The best that can be done, in my judgment, is to educate citizens about the scientific principles of these influences and also teach them to come under the control of the imperatives of survival for their own society, their own loved ones who will outlive them and their loved-ones who are yet to be born.

This bright future will require that Americans relearn the advantages of forsaking immediate gratifications in favor of highly beneficial long-term outcomes. It will also require that we again venerate and teach the compliance with rules of living and conduct that insure such future benefits.

My reading of American and World History has led me to conclude that the “Wisdom of the Ages” resides in the Judeo/Christian precepts and values for personal conduct that once helped make America great. The same can be said of other compatible religions of the world.

The teaching of, and compliance to, these precious guides for life are powerfully augmented when a society encourages the belief in a Higher Power than that of the self-destructive philosophy of secular humanism which forms the basis of liberalism,  progressivism, socialism and communism.

Only then we can we hope that our Constitutional Republic might endure thorough our representative democratic political process and citizen voter counter-controls on governmental actions.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 2/19/16

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend

More Killed In Name of Religion?!

January 5, 2012

More Killed In Name of Religion?!

I have heard this statement flippantly and confidently quipped by many. Much as if it is a self-evident Truth. I have heard this said, in all seriousness, by those who consider themselves to be religious people.

I generally dispute these statements. My first concern is where is the evidence of this and who did the math to prove that slanderous assertion. The answer is normally a passing reference to the Crusades or the Inquisitions. The debate then fades to what is essentially a matter of incalculable clashing, but incalculable opinions.

I want to thank Gonzo for sending me the following article. It provides some interesting (though I am sure, debatable) logic and  statistics with which to arm one’s self when debating the “More Killed By Religion” slander.

Whether you are religious or not, it is your responsibility to evaluate this issue carefully before you enter the debate.

Given the protracted secular humanist war on religion in Europe and America, and the continuing decline of these civilizations, I think the whole of Western Culture is at stake.

Evaluate the following and then have the courage to speak-up!

http://conservapedia.com/Atheism_and_Mass_Murder

VTM

Beck’s “Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free or Die”

January 24, 2010

Beck’s “Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free or Die”

Thanks, Frank,  for the URL of a review of Beck’s program. I watched Beck’s program intently and I think that the following review is, in the main, a fair one…with repectful support for Beck’s work near the end of the review.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/31882.html

There was not much history in this documentary that I was unaware of.  The murder of millions by totalitarian socialist/communist regimes, was certainly no surprise to anyone in their 60’s, or those who have read the history of such events. However, I was not fully aware of the full extent to which Mao and Stalin had used the starvation of their own populations in an attempt to implement their Marxist-Leninist social redesigns. It was reported that Stalin was personally responsible for the starvation of 7-10 million people in only one year. In the Ukraine, the citizens were left to starve as the grain they produced was confiscated and sold to provide funds to further Stalin’s personal political and cultural goals. It was reported that 10 million tons of grain were needed to avoid starvation and that the Ukrainians had produced over 12 millions tons of grain, which was confiscated.

It was estimated that 65 million chinese citizens were killed under Maoist Communism. Mao was identified as the greatest mass murderer in history, by a factor of 3 to 1.

It was estimated that 100 million citizens died under the rule of communism in the 20th Century. This, it was presented, accounts for more than the estimated death rate due to Small Pox and the Bubonic Plague.

Che’ Guevara, was portrayed as a sadist who enjoyed killing people. It was presented that Che’ embraced censorship of artists and intellectuals and  that he advocated killing people who did not agree with the goals of his revolution.

Beck did exposeand document the ignorant buffoonery of those on the radical left who wear or brandish Mao and Che’ memorabilia as they ” demonstrate for freedom”.  The program did spotlight the fact that significant numbers of our own citizens, miniature “black holes” for truth and reality,  have bestowed celebrity and near Sainthood upon Mao and Che’.

A  main point in this program was that our educational system and our media, along with the tollerance of  the rest of us, are responsible for not educating our youth about the true history and savagery of these Communist/Socialist movements.

There were a number of compelling  first person accounts of the horrors suffered by citizens living under these regimes.

I did not get the impression that Beck was trying to imply (as one reviewer thought) that such horrors would be perpetrated, in America  by Americans, any time soon. Rather, he concluded that too much governmental power in the hands of one, or a very few, is much more likely than Democratic rule  to lead to Revolutionary Holocausts.  Yes, Glenn Beck is very concerned that the federal government is gaining way too much power in our time and if unchecked, will lead to greater losses of our freedoms. I share this concern.

I was impressed with Glenn Beck’s efforts to educate America’s public through his special production. Some reveiwers called it propaganda. I will call it good propaganda!

If you want the “Whole Truth”, with all of its nuances, consider obtaining  a major in history.

For a  sample of the whole program, as well as other insights, go to the following URL.

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/34922/

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 1/24/10


%d bloggers like this: