posted on Oct, 10 2010 @ 07:38 PM
I'm not going to even address the Jesus connection here, but I will address socialism.
There are two socialisms - the first one is the one that's written down on paper as this utopian, idealistic society where everyone gets along and is
equal in everyone else's eyes, and you get whatever you need and give whatever you're able, all that business. This is the one that self-proclaimed
"socialists" subscribe to, that they somehow believe and hope (those buzzwords sound familiar?) will make the world a better place for everyone.
This is an ideal, a concept. One that sounds pretty good to anyone with a heart and a brain, if it were to actually worked that way in practice. Ya
know - if the administrators of a socialist state weren't corrupt and greedy and selfish. This brings us to socialism #2:
The socialism of reality. This socialism is the one actually practiced by socialist governments, past and present. It is administered under threat
of violence. It takes everything away from the individual and hoards it for the state, which you might have guessed, are really people in positions of
power. You see, it's not equal distrubution of a state's wealth among every member of that state, like the paper socialism describes. It's the
people in power taking it all, and giving to the rest of the people only what they need to survive. Things like toilet paper - remember the stories
about the long lines for basic essentials in socialist USSR? Google it if you're too young. This is the socialism you get when you hand over power
to government. People who can't let go of the idealistic notion that their government is acting in the best interest of the people will believe it
all the way to the gulag.
This is not to say that capitalism isn't without its flaws. We have a lot of crony capitalism going on in this country right now, and we need to get
back to a place where small businesses can thrive and the market is competitive for all, not cornered by "big this" and "big that". Consolidation
of companies is counterproductive to capitalism, it's bad for economic growth. Corporations aren't bad themselves, but people at the top of some
can be greedy bastards. Between that and all the taxes and regulations, it's a wonder businesses can survive these days. But that's a rant for
Let me close by quoting a document you may have heard about:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, that among them are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness..."
Now as I recall from the Bible, man's Creator is God, and God is Jesus' father. Socialism doesn't come with a constutution that guarantees Life,
Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness as provided by our Creator. So where you got that Jesus was a socialist is really well beyond the scope of
logic, to me anyway.
Start thinking with your brain for a change - it might clear things up for you.