Allen West writes about the The Ugly Face of Socialism in Venezuela:
“Hugo Chavez, and now President Nicolas Maduro (funny thing, Maduro used to be a bus driver) championed the principle of social egalitarianism. You know, everyone is equal so everyone should have an equal footing, meaning status. That reminds me of a simple quote, “a free people are not equal and an equal people are not free”. Socialism does not understand the idea of equality of opportunity, it advances that which is antithetical to individual liberty and sovereignty, the equality of outcomes. Additionally, the outcomes are then determined by people like a Chavez, Maduro, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, or Elizabeth Warren.”
“a free people are not equal and an equal people are not free”
“Maduro was a bus driver, and just imagine, Bernie Sanders did not truly earn a paycheck until he was almost into his 40s. That fella has done very well in government positions, having a beautiful lake home in Vermont, has he not? Socialism is ripe with hypocrisy as well.” …
“And what happens if the people eventually see the ugly face of socialism and reject it? Well first, it is necessary to disarm the people in order to have complete control over them. Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, and remember Nazi stood for National Socialism, began with disarming the German people and unleashing the feared Brown Shirts (SA).”
Click on The Ugly Face of Socialism to read the entire article. A good read.
Quoting from Wikipedia:
“Allen Bernard West (born February 7, 1961) is an American political commentator, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, West represented Florida’s 22nd congressional district in the House from 2011 to 2013.”
Speaking of Nazi “Brown Shirts,” isn’t that what we are seeing on a lot of American college campuses today where Leftist agitators violently suppress speakers they don’t like? Like the Nazis (National Socialists), the Left today has to demonize someone. The Nazis demonized Jews which led to the Holocaust. Today the Left demonizes white males as racists or white supremacists.
If you are advocating what is essentially a totalitarian philosophy, then you always need a scapegoat to blame your failures on.