A Look at Capitalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, and Communism

For a long time now, I have wanted to write a blog on these isms. Some of them are hard to understand, because they are so diverse and obscure. And they seem to collide with each other; for instance, it seems that Marxism and Communism are almost the same. And, in addition to just being able to understand them, I have a growing concern for knowing why some people, esp. fascist leaders seem to be so infatuated with socialism and communism—like Putin. Why does he love it so much?

Well anyway, I intend here to take these isms one at a time, get their definitions and meanings, and then also to show their differences. Then I will attempt to show the digression of movement from one ism to another, starting with capitalism and ending with communism. Then last, I hope to tell you why I think some people, especially fascists are so drawn to Communism.

Capitalism is an economic system by which private ownership is the means of production. Capitalism, more than any other system provides personal incentives for investments and economic growth; and it also will make one feel good with a sense of pride in his achievements.

Capitalism like no other system has biblical support. We see this most in the creation account, where humans are made in God’s image, and therefore are given a creation mandate and to make the earth productive. Likewise, Scripture affirms the validity of private property rights, of entrepreneurship, and of achieving personal wealth by wise production skills.

Socialism is a system that is based on government ownership of all property, and the means of production (such as the raw materials, tools, factories, and labor) are also owned and controlled by the state.

I think socialists would say that the good of this system is that it draws people together to work together in order to meet individual need. And they would also say that it provides that all people will be cared for and all will share in the profits equally. Likewise, all people they say, will be paid the same regardless of what skills they have.

Marxism was named after Karl Marx. It is a system and a theory that encourages the working class of capitalism to rise up and rebel against their capitalist bosses in order to overturn capitalism in favor of communism. According to Marx, every society is divided into social classes and conflict is necessary between the classes, which will eventually result in the glorious classless communism.

Communism is much like socialism but it goes further. In communism there is no individual freedom. Everything is controlled and owned by the state. Its goal is to produce a classless society.

Fascism is a system with a party and a government led by a dictator. Hitler as well as Mussolini and Lenin were fascists. They ruled by forcefully and violently suppressing any opposition, and they controlled all industry and commerce by force. They often used racism and slavery to control people.

Knowing the differences?

I think we can see that capitalism is the most godly and best system if not abused. That is, it is a good system if the bosses will pay the workers what they deserve and if they do not get power hungry.

Socialism, though they try to be fair to everyone, is a system without freedom and personal incentive—which may result in unhappiness and depression. Socialism may be considered a middle stage in the transition from capitalism to communism.

Marxism is also in the middle between capitalism and communism. It revolts against capitalism in order to achieve communism. Also, in many ways it is like socialism. It is actually a revolutionary socialism, which is energized by fascism (like Mussolini). Likewise, the Nazis were socialists, extreme socialists, pushed along by an extreme fascist leader, Hitler.

Communism is regarded as a classless society; however, I think there are so many negatives: there is no personal freedom, no incentive to work, and are always fearful of authority. 

Why are some people so drawn to socialism and communism?

It is easy to see why some people are drawn to socialism. It is because they think they will be better cared for—free healthcare, free education, etc. But, for those who think this way, they are deceived. And they are taken in because they are lazy. They haven’t learned the value of work and taking pride in their work. They would rather depend on the government to feed and clothe them and to tell them what to do.

I’m not sure why people are drawn to communism. Perhaps they think it will be like a utopian society. But that will not happen until Christ comes; and people should know that a communist leader will always be a cruel fascist.

And the only reason why leaders like Putin love communism is because they are hungry for power and control. Look at what he is doing now. He has been plotting to capture Ukraine for years. Why? Maybe he just likes the hilly country. Or maybe he just likes the feeling of having power over people. It is all very sick and selfish. Certainly, he is not thinking of anyone besides himself. He is very antichrist-like.

FDR: What you may not know about him

It seems that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was well-liked by most people—even Republicans. He is known for his weekly fireside radio chats, and he made a good show of it. Many I suppose couldn’t wait to hear him. But there were things that he never talked about—that he kept secret. And these secret things I think would qualify him as being one of the worst Presidents.

But why am I telling you this? Why should we dig up negative stuff now? Well because I think history is important for our overall understanding of the world—especially in Presidents. And I think, because he was so well liked, this President had a lot to do with setting the standard for Presidents, especially Presidents of the democratic party.

Overall, the basic criticism of FDR was that he was very controlling; he sought to control the government and the Democratic party; many thought he was headed toward a dictatorship by attempting to pack the Supreme court (And this is what we are doing now); and, he was the only president to run a third term—though the last term was shortened by his death.

Here are five more criticisms of FDR:

1. Many of his allies, after a time, rejected him.

  • His Vice President, John Garner, was not pleased with many of his policies, though we don’t know why.
  • Raymond Moley became a bitter opponent of his New Deal and caused him to turn conservative.
  • Ambassador Joseph Kennedy (John Kennedy’s dad) had an uneasy relationship with him.
  • Journalist Walter Lippmann thought he was unqualified to be President.
  • Publisher William Hearst was highly critical of his New Deal.
  • Al Smith, Gov. of N.Y. also opposed his New Deal.

2. Many were critical of his New Deal.

This New Deal was an extensive government intervention. In this New Deal FDR dramatically expanded the welfare state; he believed in an equal distribution of wealth.

3. Many said FDR was a communist and a fascist.

And many came out and blatantly said that he was anti-God.

4. He was racist for the following reasons:

  • He sent 120,000 Japanese and American citizens of Japanese ancestry to internment camps after WW2.
  • In the 1936 Olympics only white athletes were invited to meet Roosevelt. Even Jesse Owens who won four gold medals was not invited.
  • He did not support making lynching a federal crime.
  • FDR nominated Hugo Black to the Supreme Court, knowing that he had been an active member of the KKK in the 1920’s.

5. He was anti-Jewish.

  • He did not try to prevent the Holocaust.
  • In 1939, 936 Jewish refugees were denied asylum and not allowed into the U.S.
  • FDR knew that Jews were being killed but did nothing!
  • FDR failed to issue any public statements of the killing of Jews in any of his 998 press conferences. No wonder so many people in the U.S. knew nothing about the six million Jews that were killed. Why did FDR keep this a secret? And why did he not at least try to prevent the Holocaust?

Our Border is Being Overwhelmed by Design

It’s so sad what is happening at the southern border. But it isn’t by Biden’s incompetence. It is by an evil socialist design. The design is written out for us in this article: The Cloward-Piven Strategy: Orchestrating A Crisis So Government Can “Solve” It, Posted on July 6, 2018.

You can read the article for yourself, but I will give you their four steps:

 The four steps of the Cloward-Piven Strategy:

  1. Overload and Break the System
  2. Have Chaos Ensue
  3. Take Control in the Chaos
  4. Implement Socialism and Communism through Government Force

Mark Levin interviewed Tom Homan who confirmed the evil plot. Here is the article:

Here is the interview of Tom Homan on The Life Liberty and Lavin show:

President Biden “sold out” America to progressives in order to be elected president, former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan told “Life, Liberty & Levin” in an interview airing Sunday.

Host Mark Levin posited to Homan that the Biden administration’s strategy in dealing with the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is “overwhelm the system, break the system, then blame the system and take control.”

“You’re correct,” Homan responded. “The Biden administration is still trying to blame President Trump for what’s going on the border right now. They’re ignoring the fact that — I don’t care if you love President Trump or hate him — you cannot deny the fact that he gave us the most secure border in my career, which is almost thirty-five years. 

“I started in 1984 as a Border Patrol agent,” Homan added. “I spent my entire career on border enforcement, immigration enforcement, and President Trump got it right. He had unprecedented success on that border.”

Homan went on to explain that Trump “understood that 90% of the Central Americans that come to our border to claim asylum never get relief from U.S. courts. They simply don’t qualify. That data’s easily available on the Department of Justice website; anybody can look at it.

“I doubt President Biden has looked at it or [DHS Secretary] Alejandro Mayorkas has looked at it, because if they did, then they’re facilitating immigration fraud on the border.”

Homan recalled that during Barack Obama’s second term, when Biden was vice president and Mayorkas was deputy homeland security secretary, “we built detention facilities, thousands of them. We held people long enough to see a judge. We let ICE remove them and we took away the enticements.”

Now, however, “Joe Biden has sold out this country to the progressive left to win an election,” Homan claimed. “He’s a different person … Alejandro Mayorkas is a different person.”

As a result, Homan concluded, migrants detained at the border are being released “as soon as they can, within three days. ICE has been decapitated. They lost 90% of their authority. They’re not executing judges’ orders, and we keep throwing out more enticements.

“This isn’t incompetence. This is by design. This is an open borders agenda that we all knew was coming.”

Five Reasons Why the U. S. May Have No Significant Role in End Time Events

Bible prophecy scholars say that the United States is not a player in the end times. There seems to be no key role that the U. S. will play. Here are five reasons why we see this happening:

1. The U. S. may have a President that doesn’t take a stand on anything. Thus, the U. S. may just blend in with the rest of the world. If Biden becomes our next President, we definitely see this happening.

2. Bill Barr is now saying that there is no wide spread evidence of voter fraud. That is hard to hear. He is wrong. There is plenty evidence—a lot of it. Evidently, he is looking to stay in his position in a Biden administration.

3. Many judges are not doing their jobs. Some are refusing to even look at the voter fraud evidence.

4. The media is praising Biden and Harris and what they intend to bring to America. Thus, they are casting a cloud of delusion over America.

5. The Rapture of the Church may soon occur. With all Christians gone, how will America survive? There will be no true spiritual voice, no true guidance. America will be easily taken over by Communism. We already see this happening.

America seems to be headed for disaster. However, for the Christian, we can look up and rejoice because our redemption draws near!

Warning Against the Great Reset

If you haven’t heard of the great reset, it is what all the globalists are now talking about. It is all about global currency and global government, and is connected to the world economic forum. It is what Biden and Harris are pushing. They say that covid-19 has now provided this opportunity. Thus, it is a chance to reset everything. Reset what? Well, surprisingly, it is to reset to socialism and communism.

If that surprises you, listen to what Kamala Harris has said. She wants everyone to end up at the same place. Listen. She didn’t say that she wants everyone to get the same opportunity; she wants everyone to end up having the same amount of money. That’s communism! That’s total government control!

Let me back up. I’ve been listening to Curtis Bower. He seems to know what he is talking about. Here are some sketchy notes that will answer the question, what is going on today in America?

  • We are now experiencing a top-down revolution, backed by communist groups; rather, Democrat controlled communist groups.
  • We are experiencing an engineered coup where those who co-operate are termed useful idiots—like BLM, Antifa, and Biden.
  • Top Democrats are saying things like, “We have to burn down the Republican party.” Clearly many of the Dem’s want only one party—a Democrat party.
  • Big business is funding the Dem’s.
  • Big business and Democrats and Marxists are teaching our children to hate America.
  • Trump and his prosperity have been a disaster to the left, because the way they get power is to create chaos so they will have something to sell.
  • Everything (I mean everything) the Dem’s do is for an evil purpose, because they have been sold into communism.
  • Biden. Biden is one of those useful idiots. He is being used by the Dem’s to push the communist evil agenda. Biden cares only for himself and his family. He cares nothing about America and for what is right.
  • Fox news. There are a few good one in Fox news. But as of today, 90% of Fox have gone to the evil side, socialism and communism.
  • The press. One of the goals of communism is to influence the press. And they have done it!
  • The church. Communism is now out to shut down the church. They have recently been doing it, thanks to Covid-19. The communists are now praising Covid-19 and all the governors who have led the way.
  • The communists, who are now controlling the Dems, are seeking the destruction of western values—like the family and the church.

What must Christians do?

  1. Christians must stand tall for the truth and righteousness.
  2. Christians need to become involved more in government leadership in order to influence government.
  3. Christians need to have hope that in the end they will be victorious, even if the nation falls.
  4. Pray. Pray for the President and your governor to do the right thing. And pray for yourself and all Christians to be strong in the faith and believe God.
  5. Christians need to keep their ears open to the truth. We no longer can get the truth from Fox news, but there are many other reliable news sources. Here are a few:

Why So Much Rioting?

We saw the riots start just a few days after George Floyd was killed by Derek Chauvin, a bad cop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It began by protest marches, protesting abusive policeman against black people. Almost immediately Black Lives Matter got involved and then also members of Antifa arrived from many locations and paid by rich people like George Soros and others. But BLM and Antifa are not the only groups involved. There are many others.

Where did these radical groups get their start? What is their belief system, and what motivates them?  I suppose many are motivated by money, a lot of it. They work as professionals. And I suppose they are trained and educated too, but I don’t know where. I do know that they (the main trailblazers) have been around for a long time, as long as Communism has been around. They have had a plan for Russia, Cuba, China, North Korea, Vietnam, and the latest is Venezuela. And they also have a plan for the United States. And now it is happening. All the riots you see is part of it. It’s the tear down part. They plan to tear down everything: property, businesses, our system of law, our government, our families, everything.  And they plan to replace it with socialism, or Communism.

And what do they say is their belief system? Well, they say it is righteousness and justice for all. But you need to know that it is not true justice. They call it social justice. It sounds good, but it’s not. It is far different than true justice. True justice is a justice for each individual, measured by God’s righteous standard, according to His righteous law. But social justice is measured according to the ideas of socialism. It is a system that distributes all wealth and property evenly to all people no matter how hard they work for it. And that redistribution is done by force; all people will be forced to conform to societies demands. There is no individualism. All are the same. And there is no family as we know it, and no personal God. All is done for the state and for the good of all. I suppose in some way it may sound good, at least unifying; but as we know from how it is in Communist countries, it just doesn’t work and is very depressive—without freedom or individualism.

But what about those who demonstrate, who do it because they truly do care about black lives and about building a less abusive police department and a safer neighborhood? Well, I think there are many in that group, but unfortunately, most of them are being deceived and used and overrun by the radicals in BLM and Antifa and other groups who are rioting only for the cause of Marxism. And they are using African Americans to do their dirty work. And sadly, all rioters in the end will find themselves enslaved to the devil and guilty.

I want to urge anyone reading this to just stop rioting and submit yourself to God and to His holy word. Let the past go. Learn to forgive and move on. Believe that the system (our constitution) we have is good and was established by God and good men and women who believed God. And if one of your people is killed, pray for that family and for the one who killed him, and then commit it to God and to our system of law. Never take revenge into your own hands. God said, “vengeance is mine.” In the end all who are guilty will be punished.

BLM: Marxist, Misguided, Liars

Not only is the organization BLM and its founders Marxists and Communists, there is something seriously wrong with their thinking. They are liars and delusional. The group BLM does not really care about black people’s lives; they are only using a few cases of police shootings to stir up their power base and build up their socialist agenda.

In BLM website they write: “

BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer.

However, there was no murder. It was found that the shooting was in self-defense. And you may note that in all of their writings they will always reject the law’s conclusions and insist on their own opinions without evidence.

In BLM website they write that their…

Mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

But there is no white supremacy in this country—except for a few pockets of it here and there. I personally don’t see it anywhere.

In BLM website they say they…

Are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.

That’s just a lie. Where do they get that? What world are they living in? There is something seriously wrong with their thinking, and by making those radical, lying statement they are not only deluding themselves but they are feeding misinformation to black people everywhere. In fact, by their lies they are making matters much worse for black people; they are bringing more fear into their lives, and it is not helpful to them at all. Most white people, including policemen, love black people, and all black people need to know that.

Most importantly, black people, and all people, need to know that God loves us; and if we know that, and come to experience His love, we will see all fear vanish from our lives.

Source: blacklivesmatter.com

Why Are People Talking About White Privilege?

I keep hearing the term “white privilege.” I think some people may be suggesting that rich white people need to do more to help the poor black people, or even to somehow make it so that no one is poor anymore. I don’t think that is possible. Even Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you…” (Mark 14:7). I’m sure Jesus didn’t like that people were poor. He just knew that because of sin in the world, there would always be poor people—and also rich people.

But if I am reading what people are saying, they are suggesting that governments can do something about the poor. Well, many governments have been trying to relieve the poor for many centuries, but have always failed. It doesn’t work. That government system is called Socialism or even Communism. It is what they tried in Venezuela, but you see what happened there. That country use to be a rich country. Sure, there were the poor there, but now everyone is poor—except a few at the top who are very rich.

I think we ought to just accept the fact that there are poor people, and rich people, and people in between. Sure, it is up to each of us to help whoever you see that needs help. But please don’t put it on the government. I think the best people can do to help the poor is not only to give to them, but help them to know how they can help themselves. Encourage them and pray for them and be a friend to them.

Please, we need to stop talking bad about rich people. They are not all bad. Many of them worked very hard to get to where they are. Some I know are crooked, but many are good and are great givers. We ought not to think that they should just give all of their money away to help the poor—so as to even things out, or make things fair. We ought to except things as they are. To be content. Whether we are rich or poor, to be content. And don’t think that being rich is all happiness and being poor is all sadness. Many rich people are very sad and many poor are very happy. True happiness has nothing to do with money, but everything to do with our relationship with God in Jesus. He gives us true happiness in Him.

Who are the Professional Riot Groups?

Though there were, to begin with, somewhat peaceful protests because of the unjustifiable death of George Floyd, it seems apparent now in Minneapolis (and also now in other cities), that outside professional riot groups have come in to stir up riots and looting. President Trump largely blames antifa, but Minnesota officials blame white supremacists.

Well, who ever it is, they are bad. Both groups are evil. Some are saying that white supremacists are conservative Christians. But that is dead wrong. Christians, true Christians are good not evil. True Christians love people—both white and black people. A Christians is a following of Christ. And Christ came to love all people, and He gave His life to save all people. A white supremacist hates all people but his own race. He is totally selfish.

The antifa  movement is a militant, left-wing, political activist movement, that hold ideologies such as socialism, communism, etc. I suppose in this case they would be trying to stir up things so as to later point the finger at Trump for failing to act. Or they may be trying to stir up trouble in order to later call on a global government to save the day.

But like I said, they are both evil groups and I don’t think they would have any trouble working together. Evil loves company.