H. G. Wells said:
“The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive ‘policies’ and ‘Plans’ of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word ‘socialism’, but what else can one call it?”
In all we try to do, we do it for the betterment of ourselves. We are selfish creatures. We create systems that cater to our own needs, and we care little for the rest of mankind. That is human nature. Interestingly enough, human nature can be overcome. Charity and benefaction are ways by which we help each other.
There is, however, a misconception that socialism is charity, that it is benefaction. In reality, socialist policies generate greed and corruption. Boiled down to its root characteristic, socialism is the notion that everyone—no matter their value to society—should have everything that everyone else has, simply by virtue of existing. Socialism takes from the haves, and gives to the have-nots. Eventually, the have-nots become wards of the mother government, never producing and never contributing to society. The rich and the middle class get shirked for the benefit of the lazy.
Obamacare is a socialist policy. Let’s just get that out there. Socialized medicine does not work. How can we expect a country that is already $17 Trillion in debt to take on the responsibility of caring for the health of 300 million people. The same country that runs the post office, by the way. We cannot expect this to take place without tax hikes, premium hikes and a lowering of quality.
The mainstream media will gush over how wonderful Obamacare is. They will tell you that majorities of Americans agree with that sentiment. It’s not true. According to a new Fox News poll (Ya know, the network with the ratings), 57% of Americans think the rollout of Obamacare is “a Joke.”
And according to Breitbart and the Fox poll:
“65 percent of independents think Congress should keep working on the law, up from 53 percent last year…Americans are also concerned about the cost of Obamacare, with 71 percent believing ‘Obamacare will increase their taxes, while 62 percent say it will increase the cost of their premiums. Another 65 percent think it will add to the deficit.’ In addition to the plurality of Americans that thinks ‘the quality of their health care will decrease rather than increase,’ 62% also believe Obamacare ‘puts the country on the path to socialized health care.'”
So, we have majorities of Americans saying that—if I may put my own spin on this—Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster, that it is a failure. So what are we supposed to do? Many Republicans are trying their level best to defund Obamacare, but the likelihood of that happening seems low.
Although we have majorities, it’s still not enough. What we need are super-majorities. That may seem impossible, but there is cause for hope. As the train-wreck called Obamacare is being rolled out, delayed and restrung, the polls continue to inch upwards. More and more people—in spite of the media love affair—are seeing the truth. Obamacare may just collapse under its own weight.
That being said, we need to be louder; we need to be more vocal. The more we calmly, and rationally inform our friends, family and co-workers about the truth behind Obamacare, the louder we become. Don’t be afraid to be labeled a Conservative nut job. It will happen, trust me.
We have the facts, they have the propaganda. Propaganda is loud, but facts—when articulated well—are so much louder. We have the power in our hands. Let’s get out there and turn the tides. Let’s make a surge.