Author; Mr. Frank Aquila~ Frank is a regular contributor to Crows Nest and is the author of “Sarah Palin; Out of Nowhere”
Abraham Lincoln once said, “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Hillary Clinton is trying to fool the people in order to become president. When she was asked if she was a socialist? She could not answer the question. She stated that she is a “progressive.” However, when asked, what is the difference between a progressive and a “socialist?” Again she could not articulate an answer for the question. You would think Hillary would have learned how to answer the question since Democratic Party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz fumbled the same question when asked. Yet, the Democrats can not answer such a question since many in their own party are admitted socialists, such as Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders. The Democrat party is also backed by the Communist Party USA.
So what exactly is the difference between Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism?
Capitalism is an economic system which allows private individuals or corporately owned companies to produce products, distribute, and compete for their own economic gain allowing the free market forces to determine the price of products or services based on the desires of the consumer. The economic system is based on the premise of separating the government from the activities of the private sector. Capitalists believe the free markets are efficient and the role of the government should be to regulate and protect the system without interference from the government.
Socialism is known as the first stage of transition from capitalism to communism as suggested through the theory of Karl Marx, who is known as the “Father of Communism.” It is believed that there are inequalities that exist in our society and that the profits of production and distribution by the capitalist should be shared with the community. The government, therefore, oversees the redistribution of wealth to the community and determines the investment, prices, and production levels. In Socialism, the government owns the means of production.
Communism is an advanced form of socialism where the government takes full control of managing all aspects of both the economy and society as outlined in the 1847 book by Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto. Each person in the community will have equal status with a rejection of both private property and personal profit. Distribution of goods and services are provided by the government according to the needs of the people. The property would be owned collectively where government control is centralized over the distribution of property to achieve the abolishment of both the class and the state. In the words of Karl Marx, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
In essence, in Capitalism, you have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Then you multiply your herd, and the economy grows. When you retire, you sell the cows and live on your income.
In Socialism, you have two cows the government takes one and gives it to a neighbor.
In Communism, you have two cows and a government takes both and gives you some milk.
Do you want to stump a Democrat? Just ask them what the difference is between a Progressive Democrat and a Socialist. Then you can watch the Socialist/Communist Democrat squirm in their attempt to fool you by calling themselves a “progressive.”
Hillary and the Democrats may be trying to shrug off and laugh at the assertion of socialism. Their goal is to fool just enough people to win an election to transform America into a socialist government, to control the people.
The founding fathers warned us of such people when Thomas Jefferson once said, “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.”
Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere.” He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org