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1. A thread on creeping socialism.

How does socialism relate to communism? It is a watered-down version.

Former soviet spy & communist defector Whittaker Chambers called it “communism with the claws retracted.”
2. Places like America & Britain wouldn’t accept outright communist revolution. Along with strong Christian roots, they had a large middle class that saw no need to violently overthrow wealthier people.
3. So it’s the timeworn principle: to boil a frog, put him in lukewarm water & gradually increase the heat. If countries won’t accept communism, we’ll install it step by step. This slowly warming water is called “Fabian” or “creeping” socialism:
• In communist states, religion was abolished; that was impossible in America, so a gradual process has taken place to destroy Judeo-Christian principles & religious freedom by degrees: ban school prayer; outlaw display of the Ten Commandments; no pledge of allegiance., etc.
• Whereas a communist govt seizes control of the economy, socialism does it gradually (confiscating income through rising taxes, & inflation, while burdening companies w mounting regulations related to the environment, safety, energy, hiring practices, health insurance, etc.).
• Communists usurped schools; in socialism the govt increasingly directs public education & slowly shapes it towards the manipulative agenda of those behind it. #Indoctrination

A good thread on Common Core & how it is reshaping our children’s minds.
4. Socialism’s end result is EXACTLY the same as communism, but is achieved over many decades instead of through a single revolution.
5. The Left plays with terminology. If the public perceives the word “socialism” as too radical, it’s changed to “democratic socialism,” and if people still can’t stomach that, it’s called “liberalism.” Norman Thomas (long-time leader of the Socialist Party in the US) explained:
“The American people will never knowingly, accept Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened.”
6. As further explained by Soviet Premier & head of the Communist Party of the USSR, Nikita Khrushchev in a 1959 speech at the United Nations:

“Your children’s children will live under Communism. You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept Communism outright..."
"...but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have Communism. We won’t have to fight you; we’ll so weaken your economy, until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands.”
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