Empty Socialist Platforms Leave No Scaffolds For Progress

Posted on Sat 07/25/2020 by


By Larry Bell ~

New “Build Back Better” policies duplicated by the United Nations and Democratic Party  political platforms propose not only to transform capitalism, but to expansively replace it with a “more equitable” Socialist model.

The U.N.’s “Great Reset” plan announced in April calls upon all governments to seize upon pandemic coronavirus chaos to “build back better” by creating more sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies.” Its policies expansively duplicate many set forth in presidential candidate Joe Biden’s recent “Build Back Better” Green New Deal-proposal championed by socialists U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

As articulated by World Economic Forum (WEF) Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab, “Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. . . In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”

Biden and Sanders convened a “Unity Task Force,” co-chaired by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry who has strongly endorsed WEF’s Great Reset to craft terms of a mutually agreeable Democrat platform. The document declares, “The Unity Task Force urges that we treat climate change like the emergency that it is and answer the crisis with an ambitious, unprecedented, economy-wide mobilization to decarbonize the economy and build a resilient, stronger foundation for the American people.”

Make no mistake, both plans aim to dismantle the West’s greatest gift to the world, a successful recipe for progress that has raised vast populations of humanity out of poverty over the past two centuries.

According to Our World Data, the number of people globally living in extreme poverty fell by more than 1.9 billion in 1990 to 0.73 billion in 2015, and on average that number has declined by 47 million every year since then.

On any average day, that number has declined by 130,000 people.

In many parts of the world where extreme poverty conditions prevail, it is not because capitalism has failed, but rather because access to benefits of capitalism don’t exist.

It is in places where socialist totalitarianism, corruption, war and internal conflict, and political instability prevent the operation of economic markets and capital inflows for investment.

As Canada’s Queen’s University law professor Bruce Pardy warns in the Financial Post, the greatest threat we face is not climate change, or war, but something more insidious.

He writes, “New academic doctrines are moving the world, or at least the West, from this triumph to decline. They dismiss science — real science — in favor of political agendas, in which theory trumps facts.”

Or as Karl Marx instructed his modern-day acolytes, “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”

Prof. Pardy explains that Marx’s tight focus on economic oppression of the working class has since been broadened by the far-left through an even more dangerous doctrine known as “Critical Theory” which is premised on ideas that Western institutions must be collapsed and reconstituted altogether.

Pardy writes, “Critical Theory opposes everything that makes the West work. Unlike traditional academic inquiry, which seeks to explain and understand with logic, analysis and the scientific method, these doctrines are less theories than programs. Their purpose is to condemn cultural norms, tear down existing orders and transform society.”

As with Marxists, the term “Social Justice” as applied through modern Critical Theory addresses identity groups rather than individual cases. Therefore, power, privilege and oppression define relationships between groups, which are viewed either as victims or perpetrators.

Pardy notes that as political tools, Critical Theory and its socialist variations are brilliant. “Any challenge to their legitimacy can be interpreted as a demonstration of their thesis: the assertion of reason, logic and evidence to justify oppression is a manifestation of privilege and power.” Therefore, any challenge to their claims of injustice risks the stigma of being an oppressor. If you deny that you are a witch, then you are a witch. And if you do not deny it, then you are a witch for sure.

Socialist Critical Theory tactics attempt to conquer and exploit civilizations by targeting and harnessing human weaknesses: fear, guilt and resentment, then inflaming those emotions to pit the society’s people against themselves.

Cloaked in educational garb, young people are being insidiously indoctrinated to carry the guilt and resentment of living in a society that they are taught is fundamentally unjust.

That same toxic ideology of foreboding crisis, visceral self-loathing, and identity warfare has marched unimpeded through universities, influencing disparate social disciplines; has infiltrated professional schools such as teachers’ colleges and law schools; and is rapidly advancing inside science, technology, engineering and medical faculties.

I’ll add that fear, which abides in cultivated doom, breeds futile despair. Unwarranted guilt undermines confidence needed to inspire and motivate worthwhile achievements. Resentment thrives in the envy of those who demonstrate that successes are accessible to everyone willing to earn them.

Rotten socialist planks will provide no structures capable of supporting great dreams, inspirational innovations, rewarding incentives for achievement, nor real solutions to environmental and societal life quality challenges.

Socialism offers no sturdy platform to build anything back and better on that it first destroys.

Socialism is exploitative, oppressive and evil. It hurts everyone.

This article originally appeared at NewsMax

Larry Bell contributes posts at the CFACT site. He heads the graduate program in space architecture at the University of Houston. He founded and directs the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture. He is also the author of “Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax.”

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