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Socialism is chasing after “Heaven On Earth”

Christopher Harris

Socialism is nothing new. In fact, it was first tried here in America nearly 200 years ago, back in 1825. At the end of the day, it is predicated on the faulty idea that “man is perfectible”…if only you can impose the right public policy upon him. But who will be responsible for perfecting other men?

Back in 1788, one of this nations Founding Fathers and future President, James Madison, wrote this in the Federalist Papers #51,

[T]he great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department, consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. The provision for defence must in this, as in all other cases, be made commensurate to the danger of attack. Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.”

With those words in mind, I want to share this excellent documentary on Socialism. This video is a product of NEW RIVER MEDIA, and was originally aired as a PBS Special. It is entitled “Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism”.

I personally own the series on DVD, but I wanted to be able to share it with all of my fellow Unhyphenated Americans, because ‘to be forewarned, is to be forearmed’, and Socialism is on the rise again in America.

Click below to watch a trailer for the first part:

Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism (Hour One)

In the first hour we meet Robert Owen, the 19th century industrialist who coined the term “socialism” and tried to create a utopian world in the middle of rural Indiana. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels forge a manifesto and declare a prophecy. The idea splits. One man tries to marry socialism to democracy, while another starts a revolution.

Click below to watch a trailer for the second part:

Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism (Hour Two)

From the rice fields of Mao’s China to the rise of British Labour and from the birth of the Israeli kibbutz to African independence, a new generation of leaders brings to life radically diverse visions as socialism comes to power around the globe.

Click below to watch a trailer for the third part:

Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism (Hour Three)

In the East, Communism falls – while social democracy is reinvented in the West. What shape will socialism take in the twenty-first century? Find out on the conclusion of Heaven On Earth.

 

What you will learn from the videos, is that Socialism ultimately rests on the idea of eliminating these three things that every civilized society rest upon:

  1. “Traditional Religion”
  2. “Private Property”
  3. “Traditional Marriage”

When you use the “crystal ball of history”, you can figure out that Sir. Winston Churchill was absolutely correct when he famously said, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

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