By Chris Rossini
Governments have been the biggest murderers in mankind's history. No private gang, club, organization, mafia, or cabal can possibly come close.
A major reason for this is the fact that government legally steals its revenues. So there really is no choice for taxpayers in financing government's wars.
You may not like government invading Iraq, or Syria, or Libya, but you're paying for it nevertheless. We can't say: "I'm not paying my taxes because I don't want it used to destroy innocent people". What we want, like, or think has no bearing...We're paying.
Private institutions have no legal power to steal (unless they join up with the government, which many do).
But on their own, private organizations can only get our money if we voluntarily give it to them. If a private institution heads in a direction that you disapprove of, you have the power to withhold your money. You're not forced to finance them against your will.
What you want, like, and think *does* matter.
Keeping this in mind, it's probably a good idea for people to know just how destructive government can be. If governments have been the biggest perpetrators of murder in the world, that's really important information for people to know. Right?
Well, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, professor at Loyola University Maryland, recently gave a wonderful talk titled: Ten Things You Should Know About Socialism at The Mises Institute.
He provides some sobering news as to how kids can reach the university level without knowing that *anyone* was ever killed by communist governments.
The 20th century was the heyday of socialism, and the amount of dead bodies that socialist governments piled up boggles the mind.
And yet, today in America, it has been whitewashed.
The essence of socialism is a government plan, or set of government plans, that will replace people's own private plans for their own lives.
There's a reason why governments want monopoly control over schools. They cherish that monopoly probably more than any other.
Next important is an FCC-licensed mainstream media. The media picks up where the schools leave off. You graduate from your socialist professors, and CNN and Fox News take over from there.
It all starts with thinking.
If Americans have no idea about the deadly ideology of Socialism, and the destruction that it wrought a mere half century ago, what are the odds of those horrors being repeated again?