Socialism

What Communist Doesn’t Support Violence?

by Ed Naile June 16, 2017

It is silly to argue that Socialist Revolutionary Bernie Sanders does not promote hatred and violence. He is merely biding his time and getting away with as much as he can. Bernie is a life-long New York leftist who hasn’t even adopted the English language yet. He still spouts an extra-thick Bronx dialect. Nothing has […]

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Heh! About that bill to implement single payer healthcare in California?

by Skip May 22, 2017

Ah yes – a false “right” for all to demand that others pay for their “faux” healthcare right.  Sorry, this isn’t a “right” – it is an ideological milestone for Socialists / Big Government / Collectivists.  You know – Democrats.  Turns out, however, that this “right” that the Dems, who have  super-majorities in California will […]

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Where Socialism Leads– a Reminder from O’Brien to Sanders

by Scott Morales May 5, 2017

“These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger.” — Bernie Sanders (American dupe) August 5, 2011 Today:      

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Local Groups Admit They are in League with Communism

by Steve MacDonald April 29, 2017

If Tea Party activists marched with Klan members that would suggest an affinity or affiliation as damning as any. And so it should be with groups that March in celebration of May Day. A number of local groups are sponsoring or participating in May Day marches in New Hampshire. That should associate them ideologically with the […]

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Socialist Occidental Professor Caroline Heldman gets flustered by Tucker Carlson’s simple questions

by Skip April 19, 2017

Tucker – what a joy to watch at times as he takes on self-important self-righteous Leftists (mostly) with that baby face of his, puts them at a bit of ease, listens to them, and then just asks them simple questions.  It would be obvious to you and I, these questions, but as we see with this […]

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Socialists, Gun Bans, and Political Enemies

by Scott Morales April 18, 2017

Shot: 2012, Venezuela bans private gun ownership “Under the new law, only the army, police and certain groups like security companies will be able to buy arms …” … Hugo Chavez’s government says the ultimate aim is to disarm all civilians… Chaser: 2017, Today, April 18th: Venezuela’s Maduro to provide guns to 400,000 loyalists amid […]

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Guest Post – Dan Itse: Christianity is not Socialism

by Skip March 31, 2017

I sought this consent today to apologize. To apologize for not having a ready answer. For the record, I will be mentioning the Bible, but only because someone else brought it up first. Back when we were debating SB 302, I commented to a fellow representative that I would probably vote for it, if only […]

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How Socialism Ruined My Country

by Steve MacDonald March 30, 2017

Is Bernie Sanders right? Are people living under socialism better off? Brazil is a good case study. Felipe Moura Brasil, a journalist and Veja magazine columnist, explains how his country has fared under socialism. – Prager U

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Data Point: Heinlein’s “Bad Luck” – a reminder

by Skip March 28, 2017

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as […]

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Spoiled Pro-Socialist Liberals and Terrorized Venezuelans

by Scott Morales March 18, 2017

Watch spoiled, cosseted American liberals praise the joys of socialisms in the safe environs of the United States cities.  Continue to watch the people of Venezuela’s view of socialism and what it has wrought on their country from the hellish, brutish barrios.  Oh, and keep in mind that Venezuela adopted the so-called “Democratic Socialism”– the […]

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And now, more than a few Leftist embrace Marx that spawned Communism

by Skip March 12, 2017

REmember, not ONE  Progressive Democrat in DC that has been asked can tell what the difference is between a Democrat and a Socialist.  And Mars always posited that Socialism is just a stepping stone to Communism. (H/T: Powerline)

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So, life’s better without Michelle prepping your lunch tray?

by Skip February 21, 2017

Ayup – the wonders of Capitalism (the marketplace governed by you) vs the dreariness of a Government directed economy (even if it is just lunch): Students, Faculty Rejoice as PA School Drops Federally-Regulated School Lunch Program A Pennsylvania high school is no longer bound by federal food regulations after the district decided to do away […]

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This proves two things about Socialism and Environmentalism

by Skip February 12, 2017

Venezuela is a basket case from every view you can take – except if you are a Socialist.  Those folks don’t even want to look in that direction and do you EVER hear them talking about how GREAT Venezuela is?  This headline and article doesn’t help and it should give both Socialists and Environmentalists (but […]

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I guess they didn’t “have the right people” leading the Socialist charge, again!

by Skip February 3, 2017

I generally dislike posting an entire post from elsewhere unless I’m doing a fisking but I think the Left that reads the ‘Grok should see this – and then try to explain it away.  You see this pretty much every time a country goes full Chavez / Maduro (emphasis mine): From Instapundit. THE WAGES OF SOCIALISM: […]

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Concord Monitor – we DEMAND Govt take more of your money away!

by Skip January 15, 2017

Really!  Because you are successful, the Concord Monitor judges you to be EEEVVVIIIILLL simply because INCOME INEQUALITY!  Yep, just go that Marxist route of just because your ability is there, it must go to someone else because of their need (reformatted, emphasis mine). Editorial: Tax reform must target inequality Sunday, January 15, 2017 First, they […]

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“Money for nothing and your chicks for fee”

by Skip January 14, 2017

What I don’t get about Socialists / Progressives is that they hold two beliefs at the same time: We can give anything we want to everyone.  Because we have the ability Economics is a zero sum game and there’s not enough for everyone. Must be hard going though life stupid.  And then vicious when they want […]

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Betcha she’ll no longer be proud of the US come Jan 21, too

by Skip December 27, 2016

SHOT: “We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,” she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview, a clip of which aired on CBS on Friday. “Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice […]

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Did anyone really expect anything different? Socialist / Communitarian restaurant goes belly up.

by Skip December 2, 2016

I saw the news when this “avante – garde” (e.g., true socialism in action) small biz opened and decided to throw out all of the regular rules of capitalism (and, not to be too obvious, capitalism) and run it strictly according to socialist thought.  Apparently, they thought that they were “the Right People” socialists have […]

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Kellogg keeps forgetting that their customer base is not just those on the Left…

by Skip November 30, 2016

Shot: “We regularly work with our media-buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company,” said Kellogg’s flak Kris Charles. “We recently reviewed the list of sites where our ads can be placed and decided to discontinue advertising on Breitbart.com. We are working to […]

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Notable Quote -Jason Brennan

by Skip November 20, 2016

Consider: The United States puts the poverty line for an American living alone at about $11,500. A person living in the United States off this meager [annual] income, adjusting for the cost of living, is still among the richest 14% of people alive today, earning more than six times the income of the typical person […]

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OK, is this from the Democrat or the Socialist candidate for President?

by Skip November 3, 2016

Remember, we have seen that a goodly number of high Democrats (elected, officials) that could not tell the difference between them and the Socialist / Communist Party.  Here are the talking points: For the earth to live, capitalism must end Make a job a Constitutional right Make free health care, free education & affordable housing […]

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What Makes Democratic Socialism Different From Socialism? Nothing.

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2016

Prager U

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Progressives – needing Sheeple and are happy to look at them as such

by Skip October 14, 2016

Sheeple: (a portmanteau of “sheep” and “people”) is a derogatory term that highlights the passive herd behavior of people easily controlled by a governing power which likens them to sheep, a herd animal that is easily led about. The term is used to describe those who voluntarily acquiesce to a suggestion without critical analysis or […]

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Notable Quote – Seton Motley

by Skip October 13, 2016

Socialism doesn’t work because it tries to root out human nature. Capitalism works because it harnesses it. We are capitalists, conservatives and federalists in part because we acknowledge and understand human nature. Its possibilities – and its limitations. They are Socialists because they are Utopian fantasists. They think they can remake humanity and the planet […]

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A picture is worth a 1,000 words

by Susan Olsen October 7, 2016

Via Powerline

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Notable Quote – Stephen Green

by Skip October 6, 2016

Leave it to government to force a marketplace into existence, where people are coerced into buying something many of them can’t afford to use, and which sellers still lose money selling. And then leave it to government to blame free markets for the failure. -Stephen Green (Instapundit) Actually, its not Government that’s doing the blaming […]

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Do you think the NFL hears us now?

by Skip October 6, 2016

I was not happy when politics intruded into one of my favorite sports when Colin Kaepernick decided to inject Black Lives Matter into the game.  As a political junkie, I certainly have discussed much these last 10 years at GraniteGrok. However and unlike Progressives, I don’t bring politics into areas “just because I’m there” – I […]

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Disqus Doodlings – “…proving once again, environmentalist are the people of “you don’t and CAN’T have that”.”

by Skip October 5, 2016

Not a compelling message is how I ended one of my comments over at, where else, Treehugger at another Katherine Martinko screed about how much she hates meat eating (“Meat-eating is on the rise in the United States“).  Part of it: In bad news for environmental, health, and animal welfare advocates, the latest numbers show […]

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Really think about this one

by Skip October 2, 2016

Strange, I just can’t seem to recall where this is actually happening….give me a few minutes, it’ll come to me (or REALLY come to me, making it a real bad hair day.). (H/T: Powerline)

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Venezuela Isn’t Socialist, It’s Capitalist…Right Comrade?

by Scott Morales September 27, 2016

@Razalasd Venezuela has a leftist-run profit-driven CAPITALIST economy. NOTHING to do with socialism (a society with NO ruling elite)! pic.twitter.com/za1PzepTEv — The Socialist Party (@OfficialSPGB) September 27, 2016 Funny how Socialist countries always become something other than Socialist when the poison of its policies rots a society. It’s never really socialism, is it, not according […]

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