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What is Socialism?

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Socialism is just another word for nothing left to lose because everything we had was confiscated by government in the name of fairness. Socialism is an ancient noble idea and is considered by many to be the natural order. To oppose socialism, a college textbook might say, is to be anti-social and against nature.

To help us get a better understanding of socialism, we can begin by watching a movie titled Braveheart, the fictionalized story based on the life of a commoner named William Wallace of medieval Scotland. Wallace’s family was unusual because they owned land, something generally unheard of in that era. The only landowners were noble-born elites that kissed the royal backside to gain the king’s favor.

In those days, everyone understood the King is Law (Rex Lex). There was a document signed by King John in 1215 A.D. that established the rights of nobles only, called Magna Carta. Commoners did not have rights except those granted arbitrarily by their lords (as in landlords). Since individuals did not fare well or for very long apart from the social “safety” net, most people submitted themselves and their families to the rule of nobles for the protection they provided. In return, the peasants worked the land and understood they were the property of the landlord.

In the movie Braveheart, this was presented quite well by the character playing Robert the Bruce who told his father, “Men fight for me because if they do not, I throw them off my land and I starve their wives and their children. Those men who bled the ground red at Falkirk, they fought for William Wallace, and he fights for something that I never had. And I took it from him, when I betrayed him. I saw it in his face on the battlefield and it’s tearing me apart.”

Down through history, the Nobility has always fought Independence and Individualism. Though they may appear to be allies, they always betray their fellows when it suits them to do so. As Wallace pointed out in a conversation with Robert the Bruce: “You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure they have it.”

But, of course, Sir Robert betrays Wallace and joins the king’s army at the battle of Falkirk. But, that is the bent of noble men, those educated on the fields of Eton, Oxford, Harvard and Yale. Common people may think we have a sense of our noble leaders, but those men will lie and betray you when it’s in their interests to do so.

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In Europe, if you were born a peasant, you remained a peasant for life. There were no choices for you. If your father was a cooper, he taught you to make barrels, and you became a Cooper. If your father forged iron or made shoes, you learned to become a Smith, or a Shoemaker. There was no freedom to choose a different lifestyle. If you wanted to write stories like a bard or sing songs, or paint, there was no way for you to do so. You were born a peasant on a landlord’s property, and you were owned by a noble.

Since power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, is it any surprise to learn that nobles had their choice of your sons or daughters, your sisters, and even your wife? The doctrine of Prima Nocte was presented adequately in Braveheart when an English noble took a Scot’s bride into his bed on the honeymoon night. And there was nothing anyone could do about it because the nobles had a monopoly on the weapons of war.

The Reformation came to the fore a few centuries after William Wallace. God spoke to Martin Luther and said, “the just shall live by faith.” Protestantism was born, and the collection of Jewish writings called the Bible was made available to everyone, noble and peasant. Peasants discovered freedom in the Bible. As such, all of us had the rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of what makes us happy and content. Daddy might have been a Cooper, but Sonny decided to learn engineering and build bridges to the Seventeenth Century.

The Law is King (Lex Rex), after all. This literally turned the world upside down. Peasants everywhere turned uppity, demanding they get to own property and pay only fair taxes to the king. By 1776, barely thirty years after the English raped and pillaged the Highlands following the 2nd Jacobite Rebellion, a group of wealthy men gathered in Philadelphia to put their grievances against the Crown on parchment. We hold these truths to be self-evident.

Since 1776, the nobles have tried again and again to put the idea of individual freedom back into the bottle. From the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, to Karl Marx’s elitists ideals that everyone was equal (but some were more equal than others), Socialism has been tried and tried and tried again. And failed, over and over and over again.

But, Socialism never was about fairness. It’s about power and privilege of a tiny elite ruling over the masses of serfs who pledge allegiance to the Nobility and know their place. Do not wonder, then, why the modern version of William Wallace, another Scot named Donald Trump, should stir the hatred of nobles everywhere, nobles that consider Trump an usurper even worse the America’s founding fathers.

Yet, just as the Reformation made the Declaration of Independence possible, so too will the Fourth Great Awakening thwart the noble attempts to eliminate borders, impoverish the serfs, and impose dictatorship as is their supposed noble right. But, the God of Israel put Donald Trump in the White House and deposed the nobles’ attempt to finish off the hated American Revolution.

Look no further for an explanation about why the nobles loathe the Bible and evangelical Christians. Nobles want to make certain the Bible is again hidden away where we peasants will not be influenced by ideas of God-given rights to decide for ourselves our destinies.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author and are not not necessarily either shared or endorsed by iPatriot.com.

Robert McClain

A published science-fiction author living in Denham Springs, Louisiana, my first love is writing commentary from a conservative Christian viewpoint. I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Louisiana in 1998. I am married and have seven children and six grandchildren. Find me at www.RobMcClain.com

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