Let’s Try Real Socialism in Blue States

Antifa Portland, OR 2018
Antifa Portland, OR 2018

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- Let’s try Real Socialism(TM).. but the blue states can go first. Show us the way, comrades. Show us how you’ll wipe those decadent capitalists from our lives. There is no place better for you to show us, than right outside your own front door. Fascists have their violent reputation for a reason. How would this experiment work out in real life?

To begin, Seattle can eliminate those decadent coffee houses. Washington consumers will now show their food purchase certificate to update their beverage ration book. Then they can get their “free” ration of coffee from the state beverage store. The socialist coffee stores in Washington even had tea for a while, but they had to cut tea from their menu as an economy measure after fewer people than expected wanted to drink state supplied beverages. Tim Horton from Canada expanded its franchise base across the US.

The Washington Comisar of Coffee made her announcement when the demand for socialist coffee dropped below projections, “We recognize that coffee is a human right, but I am warning you, comrades. The bourgeoisie are everywhere. The common man loves our coffee so much that we are satisfying more of the people with less!”

The state craft-beer directorate in Colorado announced the three selected brews for this year. In a bold and innovative move, the beer directorate proposed introducing the fourth selection for next year. Government commissioners in Colorado are still considering the idea.

One astute reporter noticed the pre-printed press release that said, “The evil bourgeoisie are everywhere, but the common man loves our beer so much that we are satisfying more of the people with less!”

Not to be outdone, the state of California took several steps toward the New Socialist Paradise(TM). State officials boldly announced the closure of several tech giants in silicon valley simultaneous with the opening of the State of California Department of Invention. The state-owned company, NuTechCo(TM), said they would fulfill the outstanding orders of the old tech firms. Current plans for NuTechCo(TM) include moving the remaining silicon foundries and product assembly factories from California to China.

With the China deal secure, the campaign contribution scandal swirling around several prominent California Socialists was promptly closed.

Hollywood replaced their recent “Me too.” theme with “Me one.” State government nationalized the few entertainment holding companies that continued to do business in California. The new California Minister of Truth(TM) explained that his department would produce entertainment and news that served the greater good and was fully representative of, and sensitive to, lgbtqiapk+ interests.

Only the Socialists in Berkeley were surprised when their Google, Facebook and Twitter pages were redirected to identical pages hosted by the new California Ministry of Truth(TM).

No one was surprised when the New York Times changed its byline from “All the news that’s fit to print”to “The voice of the National Socialist American Workers Party.”

Satire aside, there is a serious lesson to be learned. Under capitalism your money speaks for what you want, and companies listen voluntarily. Under Socialism, you vote for what you want, and then the government forces other people to work for you. Which way is voluntary and non-violent? Fascists have their violent reputation for a reason.

Socialism never lasts very long. Those who want to live under socialism can’t produce. Those who can produce value for their labor won’t live that way.


About Rob Morse

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The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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Pa John

316 quotes on Tyranny. Peruse them at your leisure:
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/tyranny

tomcat
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tomcat

The picture shown at the top of the article would be an every day occurrence if socialism would take over our country. I must say I am proud to be associated with the folks on this site except this Robert Kane and ones like him. Gun owner and a socialist at the same time, give me a break.

Rob Kane
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Rob Kane

To the one who said “Read your history” I reply “read your dictionary,” and ponder what you even meant by “socialism defined,” because from that point on you wandered into nonsense. Denmark is socialist, as are Sweden, Switzerland and the rest. Do the Swiss own guns? Why yes, they own fully automatic rifles. How can that be if they share, if they prefer “ours” to “mine?” Weird. You had better hope there are more leftist gun owners, like me, or gun ownership will follow the demographics, and the demographics say the right is on the path to extinction. Be glad… Read more »

Clark Kent
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Clark Kent

Sorry, my rights are not based upon ‘demographics’. Nice try; no cigar. P.S. With friends like you who needs enemies?

Paul Price
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Paul Price

Sorry to bust your bubble, but the countries you listed have vigorous capitalist economies that support generous welfare benefits at the cost of high tax rates. Socialism is not government built roads and schools – it is government owned and controlled production and distribution. Government controlled distribution of wealth isn’t “sharing” it is theft, and guess who gets to keep most of the loot? (hint: can you say government employee?)

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Rob Kane, you are misinformed Denmark, Sweden, and Switzerland are not socialist. They do have more social programs, but the governments do not own the means of production. The Danes get quite perturbed then someone calls then socialist. Go their and mention it to them. The Danes are very supportive of business.
Those rifles that you mentioned in Switzerland are issued by the government, not given by the government. Title does not transfer.

Gregory Romeu
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Gregory Romeu

@ Wild Bill, to add to this isn’t it in Sweden that once you serve in the military and are discharged, you are required to keep your weapon?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@GR, I do not know, but that sounds like a good rule for the U.S.

Country Boy
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Country Boy

I say: Stock up on guns & ammo, reloading suplies, gun cleaning supplies and keep your powder dry boys.
Looks like the dems are getting too serious about their democratic socialist marxist progreesiveism BS… again.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@CB, food… stock up on lots of food. Food, water, and fuel will be weapons.

Gregory Romeu
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Gregory Romeu

And water filtration systems.

Robert Kane
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Robert Kane

As a devoted gun owner and shooter as well as a Bernie-style socialist I often wonder what you think socialism is. Our fire departments are socialist in that we combine our resources to keep our communities safe from fire. Our schools and libraries, and our police forces, are similarly socialist. It may be that you’ve confused socialism with cold-war era soviet communism but in fact the two political systems have nothing in common. Socialism, when honestly described, has no relationship with gun control vs gun rights. If you want to talk about socialism, please don’t invent your own version in… Read more »

freewill
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freewill

we had schools before government got involved, we had police if we wanted them, we could choose any product we wanted and government didnt protect us from our own self..every cent we earned we kept it and spent it as we chose but now bureaucrats take a portion and give it to deadbeats..to sum it up, mine is better than ours

Tionico
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Tionico

I love my AR-10s and AR-15s and vigorously defend my right to own and use them. Your statemtents are inconsistent with reality. You admit to owning mulitple AR 10’s and 15’s, as you used PLURAL referring to both types of weapon. Under true socialism, as Rob Morse accuratley parodied, you MIGHT be able to own one, on a big stretch own one of each. But more than you can carry and fire at the same time MUST be redistributed. Socialism, defined, is government owns AND controls the means of prioduction. Communism is a particular form of socialism, but it is… Read more »

2bkolohe
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2bkolohe

Amen, brother. Thank you for taking the time to set the record straight.

Missouri Born
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Missouri Born

I’m all for the first and second amendment however when people protest wearing masks or bandanna’s covering their face’s during the protest I believe the law enforcement people need to arrest everyone of them and haul their butts to jail.
My reason is everytime we see faced covered protesters there ends up being assaults committed, property damaged or destroyed and some cases of arson.
If they truly believe in their cause then they should be unafraid to show their face’s.

Gregory Romeu
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Gregory Romeu

But doesn’t that get in the way of all that freedom and liberty that we always talk about? Granted if they break a law haul their butt to jail but wearing a face mask is not against the law. Now if they filed for a permit to protest and the government entity that they filed the permit with told them that they cannot wear face masks or their permit would not be validated then they would be subject to be disbanded and their protest cancled. The bottom line is you don’t create laws because you’re in fear of something and… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@MB, I believe that we must not abridge the Constitutional Civil Rights of the many for what a few individuals do. Wearing a mask could be a political statement or one may have other reasons for it.

However, after one commits assaults, batteries, property destruction, various mayhem and arson, that you correctly point to, then the police should not be standing by, they should be catching the perpetrators, also as you say. But police belong to the mayor and city council, who are metrosexual, libtard, pieces of crap that use the police as their private army.

VT Patriot
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VT Patriot

Socialism is a great thing. Everyone works for the Goobermint who collects their pay and then hands it back in the way of ‘freebies’. What could go wrong? Work or not, that is your choice. Since everyone gets the same handouts, why bother to work? Makes sense to me. I’ll let my neighbors work, they have better skills than I do, and it’s not fair that they should have a car and a home. They won’t even let me drive it or live in their home. NOT FAIR.

Huapakechi
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Huapakechi

The socialist government will allow choice, but they will provide the options to choose from. If you don’t like it, you do not have the prerogative of moving to more capitalist locales, lest you wish to risk the fate of those who attempted to cross the Berlin Wall, or the Vietnamese boat people. Be aware that the government is seriously studying the techniques of phol pot’s khmer rouge “reeducation camps”.

Venezuela (not long ago the richest country in South America) )anyone?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-is-starving-1493995317
How about life in ortega’s Nicaragua?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/05/24/daniel-ortegas-familiar-path-of-repression-in-nicaragua/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a61a05389f3a

Gregory Romeu
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Gregory Romeu

Uh? We already did all this when we came over here and created The United States of America.

Since then constant malingering, complacency and lack of responsibility to the individual citizens’ duty to maintain this nation , a lot of the very garbage that we left behind us had crept up in the cracks and crevices across our great land. Now it seems we have to step up to the plate and take out some of the trash?

Herb T
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Herb T

Please stop confusing me with the truth about socialism and gun control failures. It all gets so confusing when I’m told that all the free stuff from the government is actually paid for by taxpayers. Are crime-infested ghettos largely the product of socialism? Those that do not produce much if anything towards their own well being are provided with assisted living and other welfare bennies without investing anything except complaints about being poor, uneducated and having “rights.” When it is all free with no end in sight, why worry about where it comes from and who pays?

joefoam
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joefoam

The government will pay for everything. Federal money is made in the mints around the country and they will just hand it out. Free food, free housing, free education (although why would you go to school when you are going to get everything provided for you for free).

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Gentlemen, Yeah, they make it so complicated that a guy doesn’t know which lie to believe!

Gregory Romeu
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Gregory Romeu

@Herb T I do hope that your statement is all in jest and sarcasm rather than some form of actual reality because the government doesn’t make money the government takes the money from the taxpayers and redistributes it through welfare programs. But the bottom line is there is absolutely no way that the government does anything to make money they just TAKE money from the workers and redistribute it through their Departments of Whatever the f*** because we the people said back on our fat lazy butts and allow them to create all those different Departments of Whatever the f***.… Read more »