Attack On Socialism
Last week in the United Nations, President Trump gave a speech covering
a wide range of topics. He did so with his usual gusto. We will ignore,
for the time being, his pronouncements on other subjects but we will
not ignore his grotesque slander of Socialism.
Mr. Trump chose to misrepresent Socialism and this particular time, his
UN speech deserves to be characterized as hate speech or at least fake
news, something he has talked a lot about lately. His presidency has
taken deliberate aim to destroy the few remaining Socialist states.
Cuba and the DPRK have been targeted openly and systematically while
Venezuela is being under attack for years by the CIA secretly and
To speak of Socialism as a failed system is both untrue, devious and
underhanded, since Socialism has never been given a chance to prove its
worth. Ever since the October Socialist Revolution in 1917, the
capitalist world has done its utmost to suffocate the new socialist
state and make them dysfunctional. Socialism was never allowed to live
or fail on its own merits but was always under all kinds of attacks
imaginable, quarantined, sabotaged, and denied its rightful place in
the world. The capitalists have even succeeded in brainwashing their
own working class to fear Socialism. If Socialism is really such a god
awful system of workers and peasants, why do the Americans have to
spend trillions of dollars trying to destroy it? The reason is clear.
Socialism is an ideological threat to capitalism because it exposes the
exploitation of workers by the capitalists and the capitalists want to
maintain their dominant positions in all societies, perpetuating their
political hold on power. V.I. Lenin has written even before the
revolution that the capitalists will never stop trying to overthrow
worker’s power and restore capitalist rule.
To conclude, Mr. Trump needs to tell us how much his country has spent
trying to destroy Socialism in Venezuela. How big is the Venezuela
contingent in the CIA and other secret operations and why did they try
to assassinate President Maduro? He is never going to tell us that and
we will never believe his fake news about socialism. As an answer to
President Trump’s diatribe against Socialism, here is a poem about
Socialism that is at least 50 years old from an author fearing for his
safety and remaining anonymous.
A Socialist Poem
My papa is a Socialist, my mama too, and I,
And if you’ll wait a minute now, I’ll tell the reason why;
I’m sure that when you understand, you certainly will see;
You’d better all be Socialists, and vote with pa and me.
You see this earth is long and wide, good things above, below,
And there are lots of people too, who want to make things go;
Besides, we’re all just quite alike, need food and clothes and rest,
And if we all were Socialists, we all would share earth’s best.
But now John D. owns all the oil, most banks, and railroads, too,
And then a few own all the land, so what can poor folks do
But tramp and starve and beg for jobs, and work and work and work?
And all the wealth we make but scraps; we give the wealthy shirk.
Now isn’t every papa, most the very biggest goose,
To give away most all he makes to men who don’t produce?
So that a few rich families may all be living fine,
While all the weary working folks must suffer, want and pine.
And then they do such foolish things, I often wonder why,
They “strike” and lose their jobs, and let us freeze and starve and cry;
When, if all joined the Socialists, in four years more or five,
We’d all be wealthy partners in the world’s great working hive.
For if they’d stop to think, they’d see how easy ‘twas to make
Together, all we’d want to have, and what we’d make, we we’d take;
So that the children, all alike, our papas, mamas, too,
Would all enjoy earth’s happiness, as Socialists want all too.
So papa is a Socialist, mama, we children too;
We want to make all children rich and happy too, don’t you?
Good food and homes, nice shoes and clothes, we children want, don’t you?
So all of us are Socialists; please, won’t you be one too?
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