Even since Karl Marx (164 years ago) wrote his idea of a Utopian society in The Communist Manifesto (1848) and later, Capital (1867–1894) (Das Kapital), socialists have tried to redefine the rewards of your labor as “evil”. The socialists, with the help of Marx and Engels, define what is your savings and your investment as “excess” which is then theirs to take and redistribute your money as they see fit, always taking “their cut” of course.
To illustrate that these actions today is nothing new, listen to the words of G. W. Cartwright, Democrat CA, in 1918:
To the thousands of admirers who had listened to his impassioned appeals for “Social Justice,” the freedom of the “Wage Slave,” the destruction of “Big Business,” and to his indictment of “Capitalism,” the news of the failure of Job Harriman’ s colony came as a distinct and painful shock.
Karl Marx, like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, has lured thousands to destruction. Through a long line of zealous converts since 1848, when he published his famous work that gave direction to modern socialistic thought, Karl Marx, the master mind of German sophistry, has wrought havoc in many countries. Job Harriman is only one of his many victims. His most notable and ghastly achievement is the destruction and desolation of Russia, through “Lenine,” “Trotzky” and their predecessors.
So it was recognized even by a California Democrat, that socialism continually results in failure and havoc, with plenty of devoted followers soon to become victims.
Now let’s look at what he says Capital is, and about the results of Capitalism:
Capital is the residue of the usable wealth created by this and former generations and handed down to us unused, unwasted, undestroyed.
Primitive man eked out a precarious existence by applying his bare hands to the resources of nature. He used a convenient club or stone with which to kill some animal for his breakfast. He often went hungry. Necessity became the mother of invention. He stripped the bark from the trees and used the fibre for snares and fish nets. He learned to make and to use spears, bows, arrows and other implements of the chase. These were his capital. Had this capital become exhausted by fire, destruction, loss or waste, or even by taxes, he would have been driven to the original expedient of applying his bare hands to the resources of nature for a livelihood.
Slowly through the ages property rights came to be recognized. Man worked with redoubled energy as property rights became more secure. Genius responded to the prospect of gain. Then inventions multiplied and up from savagery and barbarism, through the door of mechanical inventions, came the dawn of civilization.
Mechanical inventions were the “open sesame” to a more comfortable and better living.
By slow degrees, through the selection of vocations came the divisions and classifications of labor.
Then came the systematic organization of labor into efficient industrial units, vastly increasing its productive power the whole system of production and distribution becoming more and more complicated until we have reached the infinitely complex industrial activities of the present day. Through all these countless centuries of development the position of the workingman has become less and less precarious, the necessities and comforts of life, more and more abundant and within easier reach.
The workingman of today enjoys comforts unknown to kings and princes a few centuries ago.
– G. W. Cartwright, Democrat CA, in 1918
That’s 164 years of failure for the many variations of Socialism, and continued success for Capitalism in America. When Socialists make their pleas, like that of Job Harriman above, it is “impassioned” or an emotional plea. As Americans and voters, the wise choice is to dismiss the emotion for the historical facts and results of each.
So when you vote, when you write, when you ponder late at night which is the best course, choose wisely.