Socialism Equals Racism?

            I miss the good old days when socialists were white, mostly Europeans or even Russians.  Those days also included Orientals.  Man, those were the days.  Then we could be against socialism and not be accused of being racists.  Then we could talk about the evils of socialism without the argument deteriorating into accusations that we were just using cover language for racism.

             Maybe I slept through a couple of years of history, but when did everything become a racial issue?  And why is it that I can vote for Barack because he is black and not be considered a racist, but if I vote for someone running against him who is not black I am a racist?

             I miss the days when we were honest about our politics and not hiding behind the politically correct nonsense to stop those we disagree with.  Let me say it on the record, when I am against a policy of Barack Obama I could care less that he is a black man.  If he were white I would still disagree with policies with which I disagree.  I know it seems like a circular argument but that is what we are reduced to making.  I used to believe that Jimmy Carter was the worst President we ever had.  Take heart Jimma, your incompetence is being challenged.

             I know there are some who will consider me a racist because I do not blindly follow my leaders, and now my leader is a black man.  I guess because he is black I should change my approach to government and trust him.  After all, because he is black he cannot be a racist and therefore I should trust him to look out for me.

            Let me be perfectly clear, I am against socialism.  I do not care what color you are.  I do not care if you are Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Canadian, African, or German, I do not think socialism is a good idea.  If that qualifies me as a racist, then it seems we have redefined racism.

            Green is the new red.  Atheism is the new religion. Socialism is the new racism. 

            Somewhere, George Orwell is rolling over in his grave with one thought on his mind—when I wrote 1984 I was not aggressive enough.  I should have had more insight or more courage.  What a fool am I?

            Well, George, you might have foreseen it, but we have to live with it.  Pray for us!

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3 Responses to “Socialism Equals Racism?”


  1. 1 Tyler Bradt 19 August 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Joel, while i do support socialism to some respect, I wholeheartedly agree with your post. Being politically correct stand in the way of truth. I do not like or dislike Obama (still waiting for him to really do something worth agreeing with or disagreeing with). And part of this is because he’s gotta be so middle of the road all the time so he can please all 30 million Americans. All politicians do it. When you take this watered down approach, not much ever gets accomplished. In fact, it’s often detrimental because you spend lots of money and nothing ever gets accomplished. Why can’t everyone go to the same schools, same hospitals, be qualified for the same benefits, despite race? Sometimes I feel like white males are the most discriminated against.

    • 2 joelthornton 19 August 2009 at 1:13 pm

      Tyler, I agree, we live with many socialist points in the US. There is no way around them and they serve our better interest. We just need to remember, that the governemnt is not the answer to our problems. That is my primary fear. Thanks for reading!

  2. 3 Tyler Bradt 19 August 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Hi again Joe, you might be interested in some of the topics on my own blog http://www.iaminformed.wordpress.com Some of my views are a bit socialistic, but I think it would be good to have you opinions in some of my comment sections. If I learned anything from the Dead Poets Society, it’s always good to get different points of view. Thanks


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