By J. Gary DiLaura, FBI, retired
1 any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2a- a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
b- a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3 a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
My words…you own nothing!
Communism, Socialism, Capitalism, and Democracy (MERRIAM-WEBSTER)
Communism, socialism, capitalism, and democracy are all among our top all-time lookups, and user comments suggest that this is because they are complex, abstract terms often used in opaque ways. They’re frequently compared and contrasted, with communism sometimes equated with socialism, and democracy and capitalism frequently linked.
Part of the confusion stems from the fact that the word communism has been applied to varying political systems over time. When it was first used in English prose in the mid-19th century, communism referred to an economic and political theory that advocated the elimination of private property and the common sharing of all resources among a group of people…
Communism and socialism are both frequently contrasted with capitalism and democracy, though these can be false equivalencies depending on the usage.
Capitalism refers to an economic system in which a society’s means of “production are held by private individuals or organizations, not the government”, and where products, prices, and the distribution of goods are determined mainly by competition in a “free market”. As an economic system, it can be contrasted with the economic system of communism, though as we have noted, the word communism is used of both political and economic systems…
So, from Bernie Sanders to whomever you pick from the Democrat fruit tree, they want to do away with your Constitutional Republic and replace your Constitutional Republic with a duly elected Socialist/Dictator.
The stumbling block is your Constitution which provides a litany of Rights and Protections that nobody can change without a Constitutional Convention with 3/4 of the States voting or 3/4 of Congress but even the Supreme Court cannot agree on how to “eliminate” just ONE Amendment!
So how would Bernie Sanders, for example, overthrow our Constitutional-Republic, Rule of Law and all the Equal Rights, Right to guns and so forth?
Just because a group of fools elects a Communist or Socialist DOES NOT mean that he/she/they can draft a law that states, “From now on, I Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, or one of the other idiots, do hereby eliminate the Constitution of the United States and invoke Socialist Rule and abolish all private ownership of all business and equal sharing of all money and everything else that goes with my new government”.
It doesn’t work like that.
First, we have to have another Revolutionary War but since we Republicans all believe in the 2nd Amendment and all have guns (because we’re not stupid) and you don’t… guess who will win?
Understand folks, that’s the reason why Russia or China will never attack the US because all of us Republicans have guns and… a few Nuclear weapons and…a few submarines that nobody can find…and a few planes that nobody can find! That’s why the fools want to eliminate the 2nd Amendment and our Military…because we will never allow our Constitutional Republic to be overthrown by ANYBODY… not even elected fools!
“You elected fools” just proved that what I say is TRUE… by eliminating our Rule of Law, bypassing our Due Process(6th) Amendment and Equal Rights (14th) Amendment and without any evidence except anonymous allegations, you illegally “Impeached” our President…how’d that work out?
Satisfied now that a bunch of renegades and fools cannot just take over Congress and America?
Thanks to our founders and God for our Constitution!
You saw with your own eyes and heard with your own ears that an elected majority of fools can and will do irreparable damage to your country!
Think twice before you cast a vote and answer this… are you better off now than you were 8 years or 6 or 4 years ago?
You bet your bottom you are!
To the Critics and Detractors of this article
“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”- Unknown author.
Bernie Sanders has no one else to blame for his image and the way he’s being portrayed other than himself.
When you spend the bulk of your life walking, quacking and looking like a duck…… People will believe you are a duck.
Bernie Sanders’s image is entirely of his own making.
What’s most frightening about Bernie Sanders are the Communists and Anti-Fa gangsters who run his campaign.
People who want to do away with private property.
People willing to kill or imprison property owners who refuse to give their property to the All Powerful Loving State.
People who want to install Gulags in the United States to house people who oppose Bernie and his plans.
If America ever elects Bernie Sanders and his ilk it will rue the day.
They are soy-boys. They would wilt under just a little bit of pressure, just like the “bad-a$$” NXIVM women. LOL
Never underestimate communists!!!!
Here are three disturbing lessons from history:
1. The Czar thought the same thing before the communists and Lenin came tomorrow and executed him and his entire family including their dog.
2. Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalists army originally outnumbered the communists 300 to 1.
3. Fidel Castro started off with 82 soldiers when he arrived in Cuba. After the first few battles they had, they were left with 20 men within the first year. Eventually, they will take over.
Scott, you need to bone up on your history.
None of those countries were superpowers, had the U.S. Constitution, or were Americans, and despite the number of soy-boy/snowflakes, like yourself and others who don’t use their real name on this website, there are plenty of real patriots who won’t let that happen.
NiceGuy you need to bone up on your history. LOL
Russia was a super power
Not until after WWII.
I love the US Constitution but at the end of the the day it’s just a scrap of paper.
It’s the ideas written on the paper, not the paper itself.
“It’s the ideas written on the paper, not the paper itself.”-Scott Johnson
Oh really? Yeah no sh*t moron…..
…..Try telling that to the Communists/Socialists I’m sure they will listen.
You don’t get it; the Mexicans love Bernie’s open immigration. Bernie is getting the Vote in California and Texas.
Many Mexicans don’t like open immigration. California is already libtarded, Texas isn’t. Many Mexicans love Trump.
J. Gary (RETIRED). Says it all. Bunch of old people soon to leave the earth. Who cares what you think? For that matter, who cares what’s in the Constitution? It’s 240 years old too.
USA GDP primarily from Entertainment, Financial Services and Tech, each about 20% for 60% total. You may think you work hard and you may, but you don’t contribute much in terms of money. In fact, you take in the form of massive payments from our biggest welfare programs, Social Security and Medicare.
Leave life to those of us who will still be here in 10-20 years.
I doubt you will be here in 1-10 years, much less the old decrepit fuck Sanders
Not since the Soviet Union has any country had so many old people running it or trying to run it. Pelosi, McConnell, Trump, Bloomberg, Sanders all mid 70s or over.
Unlike the Soviet Union, our government does not “run” the country. LOL
They don’t? The federal government can make laws that all of us are forced to obey, like it or not? Did you agree to have taxes withheld from your paycheck? I bet not.
The difference with the Soviet Union is we elect our leaders. Didn’t you have HS civics?
We can also vote them out. I’m not against changing or eliminating income taxes, but I’m also aware the government at the federal, state, and local level has to be paid for by the citizens. Even business taxes are ultimately paid by individuals who buy the products and services, as the businesses merely pass the cost of their taxes to their customers. I not only had HS civics, unlike you I paid attention and learned something. LOL
Well, we can all die at anytime. However as a 27 year old I’m more than likely to outlive J. Gary at 74. And yes, Sanders at 78, like Trump at 73, not long for this world.
Go back to blowing your boyfriend or watching Rachel Maddow.
Hate for hate’s sakes. Wonderful. It must be great to be retired.
A-I’m not retired and B you’re a troll.
You just told a guy that served his country in the FBI for over 20 years to drop dead. Civil?
Like I said: go back to blowing your fucking boyfriend!
Do you realize how qualified someone has to be accepted into the FBI today?
Do you realize how many applicants they get?
Gary could’ve worked in the private sector and made a much better living he chose to service to the United States.
There are plenty of younger people who share Gary’s beliefs and what the Constitution says, soy-boy snowflake. LOL
Even James Carville calls Bernie Sanders a communist.
Even Bernie Sanders’ own words call Bernie Sanders a communist.
Unfortunately I think there’s actually a recording of Bernie Sanders admitting to being a communist
I meant unfortunately there is not a recording
Only a fool underestimates the enemy or takes for granted an easy victory.
Why do you think Frank Parlato is still working hard to bury Keith Raniere with Raniere‘s own crimes and the rest of the perpetrators?
Trump should win but you never take anything for granted.
Hillary thought she was going to win and so didn’t the world. Remember? Duh.
That would be a good thing. If he wins the Dem nomination, Trump can play it over and over again.
There is no recording unfortunately. The guy deep down is a communist no matter what he says.
Duh. Do you really think Crazy Bernie can beat Trump, and even if he does, is going to get any cooperation from Congress?
Preach on, Gary!
My grandad’s so much more on point than Bernie
Healthcare was not a problem here until HMOs inserted themselves in the middle between us and physicians, and that’s a fact.
Do you have evidence for that “fact,” or is that just another one of your opinions?
Excellent points, Gary. I agree with every single one of them.