When I was younger, I constantly heard that the Republican Party of the party of the rich and the Democratic Party was the party of working Americans.
That may have been true years ago, but not today.
In the last presidential election, there were more large donations from wealthy people for Democrats than for Republicans.
Take a look at those who control Silicon Valley and you will see a host of wealthy people who now support Democratic socialists.
The same seems to be true in the world of entertainment as a group of wealthy celebrities got together to promote democratic socialism in the form of a commercial.
(Investor’s Business Daily) – Famous actors recently made a commercial proclaiming that “democratic socialism” creates some of the best parts of America. It’s “your kids’ public school” (says Susan Sarandon), the “interstate highway system” (Rosario Dawson), “public libraries” (Jay Ferguson), “EMTs” (Ethan Embry), “workers who plow our streets” (Max Carver) and “scientists” (Danny DeVito).
Wow. I guess every popular thing government does is socialism.
The celebrities conclude: “We can do better when we do them together.”
There is sometimes truth to that, but the movie stars don’t know that America’s first highways were built by capitalist contractors. They also probably didn’t notice that the more popular parts of government — public schools, EMTs, snow plowing, libraries, etc. — are largely locally funded…
These rich celebrities and Silicon Valley giants are pushing a lie that goes against the very system that made them wealthy and famous.
Virtually every other country that has tried socialism failed, but they are blind to the facts.
Secondly, they all made their wealth from a culture and system that is diametrically opposed to the socialist ideologies these people are promoting.
Chances are, the vast majority of them would not be where they are today in a socialist nation.
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