Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Socialist Temptation

The socialist temptation is widely described by conservatives as the temptation to live off “free stuff.” But this is not so—the temptation is actually more complex.

It is the temptation to annihilate one’s conscience by feeling justified in living off other people’s work.

Think about it this way: most people would not dream of going into their neighbor’s house, eating from his refrigerator and helping themselves to his wallet. It’s just not right.

So the only way to involve honest people in a theft scheme is to convince them that their neighbors have been stealing from them. Their neighbor has filled his refrigerator with provisions that belong to you. His wallet is filled with your money.

Therefore, you should feel perfectly entitled to raid his refrigerator and his wallet because, in doing so, you are merely recovering stolen goods.

This is the apple that the serpent is offering to Adam and Eve. This is the false narrative that needs to be deconstructed and exposed.
Source: United States of Socialism: Who's Behind It. Why It's Evil. How to Stop It. by Dinesh D'Souza

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