Bernie Sanders is a liar–Socialism is not love and compassion it is just the opposite of that—Socialism is corruption, abuse and fraud. Yet Socialism has become a legitimate philosophy in America, Alas! We have dozens Democrat-Socialists candidates for the U.S. presidency. Do they know what Socialism is really about? No, they don’t. As a result, their words are often deceptive, misleading, and confusing. Bernie Sanders doesn’t know a real Socialism is also or pretends that he doesn’t know it. He is a Trojan Horse, propagandist, who is fooling and deceiving you for decades. Just wait for AG William G. Barr completing his investigation of the investigators, you will be shocked by a massive fraud, deceit, distortion, and lies perpetrated by the leadership of the Democrat Party during the last decades…
To really understand Socialism, you must have lived through it. I am a survivor of Soviet socialism and I know what it truly means. I came to America to enjoy the individual liberty, freedoms and opportunities the country offers to humanity. I love this country with all my heart and I am concerned about the state of America’s national security, especially during this dangerous time for our country. This is the reason I want to share my personal experiences living under a socio-economic system called Socialism and expose the frequent lies, deception, and misrepresentations of what the term really means.
Marxism, Socialism, and Communism
For most Americans Socialism is an abstract notion—something they have never experienced. Not coincidentally, Americans wonder about the difference between Socialism and Communism, and it is very hard for them to find the truth on the internet or from the Academia. For those of us raised under the Communist system in the Soviet Union, Marxism-Leninism was a mandatory subject in all universities. Most Russian émigrés know the subject well, they have studied Marxism at least for two years. I have studied Marxism for all four years at law school and I loved it, because I lived behind the Iron Curtin and Marxism was the only information available from the West…
I was surprised by the various explanations of Marxist theory offered by American authors. Some of them were pure propaganda. One misleading presentation on Marxist theory and its comparison of Lenin with President Reagan stunned me the most. Other strange statements I read included such comments as, “Socialism is liberal…Communism is conservative.” This was news for me. We cannot compare liberals of the 19th century with leftists of the 21st century, just as we cannot compare Democrat President Harry Truman with Democrat President Barack Obama. Over the past sixty years, there has been a drastic transformation within the Democrat Party and this transformation itself requires a separate discussion.
Because there is an alarming need for real knowledge, I will present my view on Marxism to Americans who hunger for the truth. There is a spectacular ignorance pertaining Socialism in America–people do not understand basic civics. Socialism is a system of a big, centralized government within a mafia-like police state, which runs all means of production, and assumes absolute control of the people, and all methods of productivity. There are no freedoms, no personal liberty, nor First Amendment rights under Socialism. I can testify that at any courts, because I lived half of my life under real Socialism and knowing Marxism pretty well, I’d like to introduce my view on the subject.
The publication of The Communist Manifesto in 1848 provided a road map for the period’s leftist political activists and their comrades in Europe. Marx was the primary author of the Manifesto, while Engels’ exact contributions are unknown. They offered their views on how capitalism would eventually be replaced by socialism and then give way to communism, the purest form of socialism. Nevertheless, any potential details about what communism would look like were missing. I would say the Manifesto was a radical left-wing political program of the mid-19th century with some historical and social information not always honestly presented. Moreover—Manifesto has declared a war to Western civilization, which is still going on in the 21st century today…
Creating the Theory of Socialism and Communism as a means of rooting out the exploitation of man by man, Marx and Engels purposely divided it into two phases: the first phase was Socialism and the second –- Communism. They identified in detail the tasks, agendas, and ways to achieve them in their Theory, as follows.
First – the tasks and agenda—overthrowing the capitalist economic system and establishing Socialism as a basis for the creation of a classless Communist society in the future.
Second – how to fulfill the tasks and agenda—through World Revolution.
Third – the World Revolution would occur under the leadership of the proletariat. “Proletariat of the world unite!” was their slogan.
Fourth – Marxist Theory can be applied only in industrially developed European countries…
The first task and the agenda, which I call the first Marxist postulate is clear—the overthrow of the existing Capitalist economic system and the creation of a new Socialist economic system under which all means of production would belonged to the government. As a survivor of Soviet Socialism, I can tell you how this was brought about — through the forcible confiscation and nationalization of all private property in the country.
Private Property is the main target of Marxism
The simple truth is that private property is a cornerstone of our democracy and our American economic system, as it’s declared by our Founding Fathers. “Capitalism is not a system of government, it is the practice and philosophy of transforming resources into capital goods for the purpose of producing consumer products.” Michael Barone is right talking about American economic system: “we have been a property-holders’ democracy.” A very important element of the Theory is missing–neither Marx nor Engels, identified over what time span Socialism would mature into the evolved and perfect classless Communist society. That is the crux of the matter—a dark hole in the theory and not the only one…
The second postulate, how to achieve the task, is also clear—through World Revolution. It is a radical and categorical approach to the matter entailing unrest, chaos, violence, and killings. I am vehemently against such an approach because I know the tragedy that occurred in Russia. Marx’s statement that “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle,” is simply not true. America’s Founding Fathers created a just and fair government and free country without any class struggle.
The third Marxist postulate is the leadership of the Proletariat. Class division is the wrong approach to the problem of leadership. And again, the example of America is the antithesis of the Marxist approach and suggests, to the contrary, that only competent, well-educated, and highly respected individuals — leaders who come from all walks of life with all kinds of talents — can provide a country true leadership, as was the case in America. It is individual personality and human qualities alike George Washington or Thomas Jefferson that bring a leader to the forefront of a movement, not his or her identification with a certain class.
The fourth postulate is perhaps the only logical and economically sustainable position, i.e. that “Marxist theory can be applied only to industrially develop European countries…. “
Ironically, despite not meeting the requirements of any of Marx’s four postulates, the first Socialist Revolution took power in Russia in 1917. And despite failing to meet Marxist requirements, and on the contrary by perverting all of them while at the same time using Marxist rhetoric to further his ends, Joseph Stalin created his own ideology and established a criminal syndicate, a totalitarian terror-machine called Soviet Socialism… For decades the expansionist ideology was corrupting, abusing, and defrauding people of the world and this is one of the main reasons I am renaming the term Soviet Socialism to Soviet Fascism…
A more comprehensive explanation of this complex and important subject will follow. I will offer you a suggestion and a series of articles to learn about Soviet Socialism in the 21st century.
To learn a real life under Soviet Socialism, please read my book Baltic Winds: Testimony of a Soviet Attorney, Xlibris, 2002. Pay attention especially to pp 167-168 to learn the term “Blat” and how a famous defense attorney buys meet and other food in the country under Socialism, where private property is liquidated… Reading the book, you actually can find some similarity with what you are seeing in America today…
Please, read in addition 1. Chapter 2 Marxism: Utopianism, a Fraud or Both? Socialist Lies, From Stalin to the Clintons, Obamas, and Sanders, Xlibris, 2016
- Replacing Property as a Source of Wealth Creation, by Michael Barone, Townhall.com July, 4, 2011
- The Morality of Capitalism; What Your Professors Won’t Tell You by Tom G. Palmer.
To be continued www.simonapipko1.com