I came across one of those poster type posts on Facebook. I should have downloaded it, but c'est la vie. Likewise, I can't remember what it was in reference to that day. Anyway, it went something like this: If you're going to use the words communism and socialism, please define them in detail.
If memory serves, it was from someone of that particular ilk.
Now, the words are bandied about a great deal. He's a commie, or it's commie bs etc are common counterslings to what is indeed commie rhetoric -s-.
One of my faves is 'red diaper baby'. This is not just slinging. It refers to those brought up in collectivist especially communist families. It is the die-hard type of indoctrination that we see revealed in government now.
Didn't post there, but my suggestion would be to go to a search engine, type in the appropriate words and well, search.
Communist is a socialist with a gun. That can be true. However, even among the left (directions are irrelevant to me), they are used frequently in congress (sic) and alternately.
Further, we have Marxism, Leninism, Marxism-Leninism, Stalinism, Trotskyism and Maoism. The point to derivations of the same collectivist theme. BTW, I prefer collectivist as it includes Nazis among other 'socialist' groups.
Have at and don't forget to read Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, Mao's red book and Hitler's Mein Kampf. Study world history, in depth, from every angle. Note the history/psychology of various countries. If you like, check out their languages too. Compare these writings etal to the Founder's documents.
Control is the operative word. Those who would control every aspect of life as opposed to our Constitutional Republic's individualism and self government. etc.
As for orange is green, it refers to something Robert Culp's character, Kelly Robinson said in an I Spy episode titled Little Boy Lost.
Briefly, a scientist's son, played by Ron Howard, takes a key component to an internal guidance system from his dad's lab, because he feels ignored. The race is on to find him before the communists do.
At one point Robinson confronts a 'useful idiot' in the form of a girl who is indeed used by enemy agents to intercept the boy and hold him til they can come interrogate him.
His portion of the dialog is a scathing critique of communism, comparing it in part with the Federalist Papers. His remark refers to how propaganda is shoved down people's throats and they are made to believe that orange is green, contrasting with the Founders' discussion about black and white facts.
He also tells the woman he isn't trying to dissuade or persuade her, only that he is presenting facts. It was her choice to accept or not.
Another key word is choice. We have a right to choose, to think for ourselves. This contrasts with collectivist rhetoric.
I recommend this episode. It's the 14th ep in the 2nd season. Check out the whole series for some very down to earth intelligence work, albeit from Hollywood.
So that poster I spotted was a silly smoke and mirrors to attempt shutting up those who disagree with whatever they were espousing. Made a real impression on me, huh?
Don't be afraid to critique these mokes. And refer to Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. This definition stuff is right up their alley.
Say howdy to all the commies, leftists, Nazis, progressives and liberals. Not as well how collectivists have hijacked those last two words.
Stick to truth, instead of lies and half lies. Orange is orange. Green is green. And red is red.
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