The old-school Allied powers aren’t looking so good these days in their current quest to establish socialism, the very economic and societal morass they fought to dethrone all those decades ago.
(And yes, Nazism was a direct result of socialism. So is Communism. What do you think happens when the government agrees to take charge of absolutely everything? Duh.)
In France, for one, President Francois Hollande got court approval to slam millionaires with a 75% tax. Technically, it’s only a 50% income tax. But that’s on top of pre-existent government thievery. So this latest move will rob wealthier citizens of three-quarters of their financial intake.
Yeah. ‘Cause that’s gonna solve the country’s debt issues. I’m sure the millionaires and billionaires will cheerfully submit instead of shutting down their business activities, reducing their income levels to just under the million-euro mark, or renouncing their citizenship.
It’s a full proof plan. Go Hollande! Hitler’s immediate predecessors would have been so proud.
Then there’s England, which is taking obese children away from their families. The UK’s Express reports:
“Increasingly social workers find youngsters being fed a high-fat, sugary diet, which can be just as bad for their health [as undernourishment]. The phenomenon is known as ‘killing with kindness’ because the child craves the unhealthy food and a loving parent feels unable to say no. Professionals say they have to make complex decisions in care proceedings and a family’s gross over-eating can be one of the factors that leads to them losing children.”
Now, that might sound like a good thing if you’re a mindless socialist. But those of us who utilize the thinking parts of our brains understand the dangers inherent in such decisions.
First of all, who determines what fat is? In Japan, after all, I’m considered borderline obese since I wear size eight pants. Secondly, if the government is going to extend the definitions of “abuse” and “neglect” that far out, what’s to say there won’t be other extensions made? First it’s weight, then it’s lifestyle and religion and education… The list could easily go on.
Move on over to The United States, and it’s barely better. Here, The Daily Caller tells us that President Obama has granted nearly $1 million taxpayers bucks to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) since 2010. But this isn’t just any old slush fund.
Nope. This million funds “The Popular Romance Project,” which seeks to “explore the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction…” In other words, they’re studying pornography and tacky romance novels. On the taxpayer’s dime.
This, folks, is socialism: where the government decides what’s right and wrong, what’s worthwhile and worthless, and what we can and can’t spend our money on.