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NDP Socialism – 21st Century Suffering

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Norman Mailer  once said  “The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level”  and Larry Sechrest was quoted as saying ” Each new government regulation taxes the private sector, relentlessly shifting resources out of the hands of the productive, and into the hands of the unproductive.. Two quotes that seem relevent in today’s world looking at the European crises that was based on a social system, and concerning for Canadians since this European democratic socialism is the same system that the Liberals and NDP have envied for decades and are still striving for.

After all the suffering in Greece and other European countries its hard to believe that anyone in Canada would seriously consider the NDP or the Liberal brand of governing. Maybe Rodger Scruton had it right when  he said “ It is not the truth of Socialism that explains the willingness of intellectuals to believe it, but the power that it confers on intellectuals”. The NDP and the Liberals are certainly showing they want power they way they have been foaming at the mouth and vilifying Steven Harper and the Conservatives. Their lust for power alone should alert Canadians that there is a problem with these parties.

Greece fell into the Socialist trap many years ago with a system that gave the workers lavish bonuses of up to 1300 euros per month for just being able to use a computer or arrive at work on time. Employer’s were forced to provide severance packages to retired workers up to 50% of their wage for up to 24 months with 20,000 euros tax-free.  Greece also offered the most generous pension system in the EU, with a pension of 90% to 110% of final earnings for some employees. Small wonder why the Greeks were sold this bill of goods. Money for nothing! Little did they know they were bleeding the cash cow dry, that is the companies that provided all the jobs. I wouldn’t doubt that many Greeks still don’t realize there  is a problem with their economy,They think someone is waiting in the wings to bail them out. But there out of luck and money and in for a very rough ride. With all the money that was sucked out of business and given to an unproductive government for benefits, made their down fall  inevitable.

The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency

Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus (1991)

Once elected ,these social governments (NDP) usually transform into  hierarchical societies with all the power, while the masses end up with little rights and freedoms. It amazes me that so many working Canadians and students are being sucked in like the Greeks, especially when the European crises is so highly publicized and that Canada, under the Conservatives actually have one of the best economies in the world, even though we have to depend heavily on the USA for most of our trade. These social governments are even happening at the local level like in Calgary where the alderman have decided to take it upon themselves, with little input from the public, to ban a food product which are actually under the federal jurisdiction.

Canadians have to start taking note that they are under attack from Social left, before we end up like Greece and suffering their fate.

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