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Copy success, shun failure

EDITOR:

As a former athlete, football coach, IBM salesman and marketing manager, I’ve found that emulating successful people, techniques and strategies improved performance.

I personally watched great tennis players: Poncho Gonzales, Arthur Ashe, Billy Jean King, learning to improve my game. As a coach, I copied my opponents’ most effective plays. For 28 years at IBM we featured all the best people and practices so we all could improve in a very competitive industry and achieve our continually rising quotas to earn success and good commission checks.

IBM was the consummate capitalist environment; rewarding success and intolerant of failure, even of mediocrity. Socialism fosters the equality of miseries, nurturing mediocrity. A clearer dichotomy cannot be found.

Our Constitution, Bill of Rights, Democracy and capitalism are world models for humanities’ success. Sadly these foundations of our American way of life are under vicious attack by mobs, anarchists and Socialist supporters. A recent Gallup Poll found that 57% of Democrats and Democrat-leaning Independents had a positive view of socialism. (Scary !)

?Socialism is the philosophy of failure. Its minions spew discontent, then violence, vile slogans, ostracism, using media and political lies in a historic formula designed to establish Socialist control. Their proponents promise justice, utopia, but they deliver very little. They give you the sleeves off their vests — which is appropriate because you will have no arms!

Venezuela’s Chavez nationalized industries, agriculture, initiated fiscally irresponsible welfare programs, and disarmed his citizens. Maduro inherited an unarmed citizenry. The once vibrant country’s food production fell 75% in two decades. Venezuelans learned with 20 years of Socialism, “free things” come at a high price.

Before you vote for a Socialist tainted candidate, study Africa’s Socialist experiments. Their promised freedoms and benefits morphed into hunger, disease, and violent political corruption. 60% of their 1.1 billion populations are living in urbanized slums that beggar our imagination for pitiful conditions.

In Zimbabwe, once the breadbasket of the region, under Mugabe’s Socialism, millions starved and over 4 million fled to other, soon also to be starving, countries.

So why would common people want our country to widely adopt socialist ideas and government? They must be dispirited, wishing for change, unstudied in history, pitifully ignorant of the truths of human nature, unappreciative and uninterested in the opportunities available in our country.

The practicing Socialist governments are only in power by their force of arms. To their captive peoples they are brutal, allowing no dissent. As a highly verified failed political system, we must shun and oppose Socialism.

Churchill saw Socialism this way:

“No socialist system can be established without a political police. Many of those who are advocating Socialism will be horrified at this idea… There will be some form of Gestapo which will gather all the power in the supreme party and the party leaders, rising like stately pinnacles above their vast bureaucracies of civil servants, no longer servants and no longer civil.”

John Hager

Stonington

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