Over the weekend, I read several articles by very smart, educated writers, describing the current state of affairs this country is now experiencing. Very smart writers, quite knowledgeable in the area of economics, history, philosophy and politics. One in particular presented the best write-up of the course of events in this country. From pre-revolutionary days, through and after the formation of a new “Republic” government. Describing the history of the 200-plus years, post Revolution. And the downfall of this great American experiment of Freedom, and the free-enterprise capitalistic system.

I was very impressed by the article, until I reached the end, when the writer emphasized the point that he could not define the end result we are experiencing today as “Socialism.” I grabbed my Black’s Law Dictionary to look up the definition of Socialism, and to my surprise the word is not there! Then I looked up the word in Webster’s Dictionary. Everyone knows a noun is a “person, place, condition or thing,” and it describes Socialism as “Public collective ownership or control of the basic means of production, distribution, and exchange, with the avowed aim of operating for use, rather than profit, and of assuring to each member of society, an equitable share of goods, services, etc.. The doctrine of those advocating this system.”

Then Webster goes on to define a Socialist as a noun, advocate of Socialism, then states Socialism is an adjective. Then goes on to define an adjective as “any of a class of words used to limit or qualify a noun. One of the eight traditional parts of speech.”

Then I check out Webster’s definition of Freedom, which states: “The condition of being free, the condition of enjoying civil liberty. Liberty to move or act without outside interference, coercion or restriction. Boldness of concept or execution.” Further defines “free-enterprise” as “an economic system based upon private ownership, and operation of business, with little or no governmental control. Also called private enterprise.”

There you have it. Freedom is the self-responsibility of self-control of ownership, and Socialism, is political government control of ownership. Freedom is self-government, and the antithesis of it is political government control, which can be defined as Socialism.

Freedom is a total concept, i.e., you either own and control, or an outside entity of political government owns and controls. And to understand these two opposing factions, one needs to understand the simple definition of Freedom versus Socialism, and Socialism is bondage and enslavement.

We, the people here in the United States, have been misled into believing Freedom, and Socialism, to be something other than what it is, by highly educated, indoctrinated graduates of socialized public schooling, which is not education, but indoctrination into the philosophy of basic tenets of Socialism, with a lot of fancy word labeling. We have been dazzled by the footwork of dialectic materialism. Pardon my bluntness, but I call it “prostitution of the language.”

I grew up with a very wise mother, who repeatedly said, “Plain English is easy understood.” Those in seats of power, who lust for more power, to tear down and destroy the very principles of the Declaration of Independence, and laws of the US Constitution, with their aim to destroy Freedom, and replace with a different system of Socialism, must first redefine the language, in their transformation of America.

In the inspirational scriptural story of the Tower of Babylon, the story about Babylon, an ancient city of wealth, luxury and vice, conquered by Persia in 536 BC. Some interesting lessons in this story, which might be applicable to similar conditions we face in this country today.

We cannot expect to arrive at a solution to the problems we face in this country today, until we come to grips with the conditions which caused it. Without a shot being fired in this “war of ideas,” great strides have been accomplished via use of the language. We talk and listen, without an underlying understanding and agreement of the meaning of common everyday words. Specifically, two words of misunderstanding, Freedom and Socialism.



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