One thing you don't often see talked about is, what are the real differences between socialism and capitalism, between liberalism and conservativism,
in today's world? Oh sure, there's lots of people on both sides screaming those words, but few ever take the time to understand the differences in
the context of what it would mean to them personally.
The OP mentions countries like Russia, China, Cuba and Venezuela, etc. Even in these countries we don't see totalitarian dictators lining up large
percentages of their population for slave labor or death camps. Sure, there's some of this, but not on a large population changing demographic scale.
For most their day to day lives go on as normal, but there is one group who is noticeably missing from one governmental system. And, it's shocking
(quite frankly) that this missing group is never really discussed, because after all, it is this one group which is the whole end-game for a change
from capitalism to socialism. This group is the middle class.
Nothing happens to the elites in a socialist government, and nothing really happens to the lowest classes either. However, the big change which takes
place during a switch from capitalism to socialism is the middle class gets routed financially and exterminated politically. The middle class ceases
to exist. This is the big difference. And, this is the thing most people fail to see, especially those on the left.
The super-elites have managed to insulate themselves from any form of government. In fact, much of the super-elites vast wealth is derived by betting
on others losing (i.e. hedging their bets, which is a whole other thread). The super-elites have already ingratiated themselves with the tyrants, and
in many cases they ARE the tyrants (but they just take turns).
On the other hand, you have the lowest classes of the poor, the homeless and the perpetually unemployed. This group, while seemingly vocal, have
nothing left to steal. In other words, they have nothing to lose. And while it may be misguided, they believe that anything (different) is better
than what they have now. So change to them is perceived as a good thing.
This leaves the middle class. The middle class have generations of wealth to lose; they've worked their entire lives saving to have something to
allow them to spend their last years in comfort. What most people don't realize is that from the outside collectively the middle class represents an
absolutely spectacular, and staggering, source of wealth which is ripe for the taking. The middle class simply can't afford to insulate themselves
completely from the super-elites, and so they are vulnerable.
So what we are seeing right now on the political landscape is what amounts to a "Gold Rush" of sorts, and the unexploited "mother lode" of wealth is
the middle class. The "prospectors" who want to mine these untold riches are the super-elites, and the best governmental structure to allow this to
happen is to do away with capitalism and institute a socialist form of government. Therefore, it follows that most of the super-elites are all for a
socialist form of government. They are the left.
People talk about the evils of one candidate or another, but in reality none of these political candidates are members of the super-elite. People
talk about Trump being one of them, but he's not. Neither is Biden. They are just "agents" for someone else, the real players...the real
"prospectors". Trump can't hold a candle to the likes of Gates, or Soros, and so many others. Neither can Biden. Again, they are just agents doing
someone else's bidding.
Think about this for a while. Let it soak in. And then step back and look at the political landscape for what it really is.
ETA - You want a conspiracy? Well, what I've outlined above is indeed a conspiracy of the highest order. Fitting I guess...for the General
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