The collectivist trolls are busier than ever. Constant exposure has demanded constant revision. Plus, many of them are emboldened with their dear leader and the carefully placed collectivist cabinet members, Congress members and assorted lackeys in many posts/positions within and around government. Makes FDR's days look mild.
I note the activity and its varying degrees of success. Some trolls get easily rebuffed. Others hang on and, as others respond, gain strength, thus dominating a thread. I never participate, except to leave a cryptic message, 'don't feed the trolls'.
I remember a particular response about one of the lies/schemes of the Occupier of the Oval Office. I said he was raised Marxist and there were many around him. A shill, known for his sarcastic remarks, answered that, yes, there were a lot of those still around. I rejoined with a picture of the actor Edward Van Sloan as Van Helsing from 1931's Dracula. He says in the course of the movie that 'the strength of the vampire is that no one believes he exists', accompanied with a lol. The shill didn't respond. But another tag teamed me and said, 'f*** you Michael'. How eloquent.
Often I answer, well when I do, with cryptic truthful remarks. That got me accused of sniping and blocked from Jim Beaver's page on FB. Actually, I was getting others to think and challenge him. The collectivists indeed flee from truth like a vampire from sunlight, when facts are presented to countermand Alinsky trolls. It is a matter of tactics. Use the enemy's machinations against him/her.
I happened upon a recent discussion. Someone declared that communism is evil. I agree of course. It's always dehumanizing, callous and authoritarian. Anyway, responses varied, but I noted the trolls/apologists. There was a claim, with much poo-pooing of the original poster, that communism was misunderstood.
They put Lenin and Stalin etc on the chopping block and said indeed, there was failure. However, it would take worldwide communism to achieve not just control, but perfection. I've heard that lame, dangerous excuse before. They also claimed communism was just an alternative to what existed, as long as this universal goal was achieved.
On paper, actually abbreviated, they try to say collectivism is ideal. Everyone shares, makes up for one another. Government only controls so everyone benefits, etc. It's the old tory.
The grass is always greener. Put your mind on hold and do what you're told. They're working out the bugs.
The opposite is true with our Constitutional Republic. We are a work in progress. There are problems, but they are faced, not covered up with erasure nor revision. It's the here and now, not over the hill.
Collectivism is built on lies and half truths. There fore this kinder gentler approach is meant to confuse and mislead, especially those not using critical thinking (a term twisted to fit the opposite.. Read Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.
They all suffer from that 'if only' syndrome. Let's say the nightmare happens and the world is beaten, that collectivism rules. The purge would continue. Perfection is elusive. So, there would be pogroms, new initiatives like 5 year plans etc. All this would do is feed the beast on a larger scale.
Our Republic realizes perfection is unattainable. Yet we strive for it. The difference is that and dealing truthfully with problems. The main obstacles have always been collectivism interfering and subverting our Freedom.
That Liberty, that Freedom means we are free to make mistakes and learn from them, not to bludgeon scapegoats and rewrite something in a new set of lies.
If only we convince the world of that. Then again, it must start with each of us, then the US, then the world.
If only becomes surety. A difference we can thrive with. Based in truth, warts ad all.
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