Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. It's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. - Winston Churchill
As a former fully paid up member of the hard left I can spot a socialist a mile away. Believe me, Barak Obama and his embittered wife Michelle are two of the most committed socialists I have ever clapped eyes on.
That famous bought and paid for Democrat and Obama bag carrier Fox News contributor Juan Williams once claimed he was offended when a fellow panellist accused Obama of being a socialist. As a Brit, I couldn't work out why he should be offended, socialism is just another legitimate political ideology. Some people from Great Britain are proud to be called socialists and some politicians wouldn't get elected there if they weren't socialists.
Hollande has recently been elected the President of France on a socialist ticket. (His first act in office was to raise the top rate of income tax to 75% so be careful what you wish for George Clooney and the rest of the Hollywood elite.)
The fact is that despite the lefts' take over of education and its subsequent dumbing down, many people(unfortunately not enough), are becoming aware of the dangers of socialism. The examples of tyrannical socialist governments are there for all to see, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, China etc etc. History has shown us that regimes such as these have always ended in tears, bloodshed, economic collapse and failure.
In order to conceal the dismal history of socialism from the people, Juan Williams and his fellow bag carriers are desperately trying to disassociate it from Obama by referring to himself and his socialist brethren as 'progressives'. You can fool some of the people some of the time Juan Williams but you can't fool us all and especially not a former lefty like me.
Unfortunately too many Americans have fallen for the seductive socialist message of the 'progressives' and in doing so they have closed their eyes to the reality of socialism. They have traded in their culture of liberty and prosperity for this perverted ideology. The same ideology that has been adopted by so many European countries and which is failing spectacularly before our very eyes threatening the livelyhoods of millions and endangering democracy itself.
During the current election campaign it has been stated frequently that the United States of America is the greatest country in the history of the world. I agree with this but only in part, that particular honour must be shared with Great Britain, that small windswept island in the North Atlantic which had a small population and limited resources but went on to administer a massive two thirds of the worlds surface.
Historians can't agree exactly but Great Britain has been a unified country for about 1200 years. In that time it evolved through tyranny, invasion, civil war and pestilence to the pinnacle of an Imperial age. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution Great Britain's power seemed unstoppable.
With the similar misfortunes of tyranny, invasion, civil war and pestilence, the United States of America has achieved global superpower status, without the excesses of the British Empire, in only 235 years or so.
To understand how this remarkable achievement came about we need to understand the different nature of the two countries.
Great Britain was a monarchical tyranny, no different to the socialist tyrannies of today. For the common man Magna Carta did little to change this. Magna Carta is the closest Great Britain has got to a written constitution, all this document achieved was to limit the power of the monarch in favour of the barons. There was no universal suffrage therefore the majority of the British people remained peasants ruled by the barons together with the church and a powerful elite.
The Founding Fathers of United States of America looked across the Atlantic and decided on a very different course. They built a nation based on individual liberty and personal responsibility combined with freedom from government who's powers were severely limited by a brilliantly framed Constitution.
Prosperity followed for the vast majority of the American people, even today they enjoy a standard of living far above their downtrodden government dominated counterparts in Great Britain and Europe.
Instead of The Communist Manifesto, Rules for Radicals or The Thoughts of Chairman Mao, The Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers and the Constitution of the United States of America should be compulsory reading in all schools, not just in America but worldwide.
Despite the loot of Empire the majority of the British people remained dirt poor and disenfranchised.
Unfortunately, in tandem with the rise in living standards as a result of the Industrial Revolution came the rise of socialism. Articulated by Marx and Engels socialism soon became the dominant political ideology and with this the downfall of the great British Empire was assured.
As you go to the polling booths I beg my American cousins to please take notice, ignore this at your peril!
After the rise of the socialist parties and their usurping of political power the fall of the Great British Empire (and the rest of Europe for that matter) was spectacular and the results are there for all of us to see to this day.
Entrepreneurship is scorned, wealth creators and business people are demonised.
Fairness and equality are being used as justification for the government to confiscate the wealth of the nation and redistribute it as they see fit.
Welfare dependency is deliberately engineered for political purposes and addiction to entitlements is government policy.
Educational standards are dumbed down so that children are leaving school barely literate and unable to do basic arithmetic.
The ability to critically analyse a situation has been removed from our children so that they can only react to soundbites and slogans, and where the cult of celebrity has replaced intellectual discourse.
Cultural and demographic replacement by uncontrolled mass immigration from the third world is a deliberate government policy. English is no longer the mother tongue in Great Britain.
The traditional marriage and family are being scorned and discouraged in favour of homosexual marriage and welfare financed single parenthood.
Symbols of British history and culture, such as crucifix's, and the Cross of St George are in effect banned, Christmas and other Christian festivals are slowly being eliminated while foreign festivals like India's Diwali and Islam's Ramadan and Eid al Fitre are given higher prominence.
The lives of the great British people are now dominated by political correctness which is ruthlessly enforced by unaccountable petty officials and bureaucrats.
All the British institutions from the BBC to the NHS( Socialised Medicine) have been packed with 'progressive' politically motivated cronies who were put in place to fundamentally transform the country.
Even the Church of England is headed by a Marxist theologian, who is more concerned with homosexual marriage, than saving our souls.
Does all this look familiar to you my American cousins? If it does then please remember it all when its time to cast your vote. Please don't follow your British cousins down the road to an undignified, socialist mediocrity.
Remember your heritage, choose freedom, choose prosperity, choose America.
God Bless The United States of America.