What the socialists really want is our money. They are driven more by envy than humanitarianism. It doesn’t matter to them that socialism makes a country and its inhabitants poorer. No matter how bad the outcome, they will never acknowledge their failure. Once they are in charge, they will kill you to maintain control. All the while the country’s prosperity disintegrates. Everyone’s life becomes miserable while a few revolutionaries and Marxists live in luxury. The fact that socialists in the U.S. ignore these sorry results in Venezuela, Cuba and Zimbabwe indicates they are more interested in stealing from the wealthy and feathering their own nests than improving society.
In a way it’s good that the left is beginning to openly call themselves socialists. For years they got by calling themselves liberals, democrats and progressives, but if you advocate socialist causes you’re a socialist. The interventionism they promote is a slippery slope that leads to full socialism. Notice how the U.S. has accepted more and more socialism. The socialist leader Norman Thomas explained, “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.” Liberalism inevitably morphs into socialism.
The socialists want free college, free healthcare, free housing, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed incomes, confiscatory taxes, heavy regulation, dictatorial powers and a watered down constitution. Liberals want the same thing in smaller, more incremental doses. However, the simple fact is that liberal policies eventually get us to full socialism. That’s when those who vote for socialism will be rewarded and the wealth of the country confiscated. It’s quite simple, if the left wins they will steal everything you have.