- - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

There are many types of socialism, none of which works. Under USSR Socialism (Communism), Joseph Stalin killed millions of his own people, including nearly 800,000 executions and 1.7 million deaths in the gulags. Under this brand of socialism the common people suffered; they did not prosper as promised. Under China’s Socialism (Communism), Mao Zedong killed at least 45 million of his own people. There, the common people still suffer (with the exception of that capitalist group formed to make money for the state) and have never had a choice. Under German Socialism (National Socialism, or Nazism), Adolf Hitler killed millions in death camps and started World War II, causing the deaths of millions more. Under German Socialism, the common people prospered for a few years, but then were totally destroyed along with their country.

One thing all forms of socialism have in common is that the people at the top all live very well while they preach about how well the system works for the common man, who suffers under it.

Socialism may sound good — until you get into the details, and then it’s exposed as just another con. People who push for it (political con artists) are only interested in acquiring power, taking over or bringing down a country, or else they are just lacking in gray matter.

RON WOOTTERS

Lambertville, N.J.



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