For Whom Do You Work?
Evidence to make America a socialist country is mounting. Newly elected government officials, recent university graduates, and an increasing number of Millennials are embracing socialistic concepts. The indoctrination of prestigious universities are afflicting the minds of students with an agenda that is “anti-American, anti-capitalism, anti-national borders, anti-religious faith”, etc.
The starry-eyed neophyte proponents of this neo-socialism push were not taught of the evils of the regimes of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, and the like. They were not told of America’s provision of support to defend freedom in the past. Rather they are being taught that America is an imperialist nation that seeks to control the world with military might and economics. They are told that we are not noble, humane, or freedom defenders. Rather, in their university settings, they are taught that America only fights wars for its own gain under the guise of doing good. Thus, the new young socialists say that is why we should reject our history and be truly concerned for the masses by making all of us “equal” in the future. “Clueless, class-less, and cash-less”.
Their education has taught that personal initiative that can make, manage, and multiply finances and that is viewed as evil. They have not been taught that the wealth of successful people can and does provide more than jobs and wealth. The wealthy give to support hospitals, universities, charities, churches, special needs organizations, disabled vets, arts, education, parks, community improvements, and various other entities and projects.
Can the wealthy usurp authority and abuse privilege? Surely, but that is not a trait found only in the wealthy. That can be true of those of middle or lower economic strata in how they treat spouses, children, or material things they possess.
Here is a comparison between free-market capitalism and government mandated socialism:
Capitalism: Means of production and distribution of goods are owned by individuals and corporations
Socialism: Means of production are owned by the government or state
Capitalism: Features a class-based society
Socialism: Rejects the necessity of a class-based society in favor of a society of equals
Capitalism: Fosters a competitive atmosphere in which workers and companies are encouraged to work hard to achieve personal success
Socialism: Encourages an atmosphere of cooperation in which no matter how hard a person works, he or she reaps the same benefits as everyone else.
Capitalism: Ownership of private property is encouraged
Socialism: Ownership of private property is largely forbidden
Capitalism: Produces goods based on the law of supply and demand
Socialism: Government mandates production and prices. (Copied).
2 Timothy 2:6 – The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. Psalm 90:17 – May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us. Proverbs 12:24 – Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor. Colossians 3:23-24 –Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.