According to this article, enthusiasm is running high for what might be called the United Socialist States of America, aka USSA. That’s wishful thinking on the socialist activists’ part, in my opinion. Still, it’s worth noting that these activists’ enthusiasm is legitimate. It’s just that they’re overestimating their ability to persuade people into accepting their agenda.

Clearly, Bernie and AOC are the spiritual leaders of this movement. That doesn’t mean that they’ll soon dominate the entire political landscape. Their theories don’t play in real life. Socialism isn’t built on the notion of persuading people. It’s built on the notion of forcing people into doing things they don’t want to do.

For instance, Medicare-for-All is built on the premise that Bernie knows what’s best for all of us and that we should just listen to him because that’s what Bernie’s ideology dictates. It’s the opposite of capitalism. When the first iPhone hit the shelves, people wanted it so badly that they virtually flew off the shelves. Nobody forced customers to buy iPhones. People wanted them and bought them at unprecedented rates.

To stop this race-to-the-bottom cycle undercutting workers’ power and lay the groundwork for revolutionary change, we must erode the power of the capitalist class. We can accomplish that by, for example, imposing capital controls—measures that stop the free movement of capital in response to changing social and economic conditions. But to pass economic reforms as significant as these, we can’t just agitate in the streets, as important as that is. We have to be in power.

There you have it. The façade has been ripped off, the agenda exposed. This isn’t a debate over which ideas are best. In these socialist activists’ minds, that fight has been fought and the socialists won. Therefore, Democrats aren’t interested in debating. That’s why organizations like Antifa and Black Lives Matter were created.

They were created to intimidate, not persuade. With goal being to gain, then maintain, political power, the need to break down civil society is imperative. This is about ruling, not governing. If Republicans don’t figure that out ASAP, the socialists’ inroads will be too deep.

Fortunately, President Trump figured this out long ago. That’s why he told us in his 2019 State of the Union Address that the United States will never be a socialist nation:

Pundits are telling us that Bernie 2020 isn’t that much different than Trump 2016. I wholeheartedly disagree. The policies Bernie is espousing in 2020 are getting adopted by more and more Democrats but they still aren’t majority positions. The policies that President Trump espoused were majority positions, especially with Republicans but also with independents.

Voters will reject Bernie’s socialist policies. Thanks to Democrats challenging Biden, then Warren, then Bloomberg, Bernie’s policies haven’t gotten challenged. That’ll change the minute it’s a one-on-one fight with President Trump. President Trump won’t pull his punches like Warren, Klobuchar, Buttigieg, Bloomberg and Biden have pulled their punches.

By the time President Trump’s haymakers start landing, Bernie won’t know how to hand them. By the time Bernie figures it out, it’ll be over except counting the votes. Fortunately, Democrats won’t be in charge of that.

One Response to “Back in the USSA?”

  • Chad Q says:

    I wish all these crazed Bernie fans could get a taste of what destruction Bernie would bring to the country, without actually destroying the country. They have no idea that Bernie can’t deliver on one of his promises without the complete destruction of America. The stock market will crash, private sector jobs will disappear, and people will flee. You can’t tell them to look at Venezuela, Cuba or any other truly socialist/communist country because they just think that their version will work this time.

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