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.

Censorship is Here

Yesterday I stopped at Barnes and Noble to see if the book The Great Reset, by Glen Beck had come in. No, it hadn’t. And I also noticed that all of the good books I like to read were nowhere to be found—books like The Russia Hoax and Witch Hunt, by Greg Jarret, and books by Mark Levin and by David Horowitz, and by Dinesh D’Souza. I walked around and looked again. Nope, they were gone. I was a little surprised, but not really. I have suspected that it would happen, that books stores would start censoring books that the government (or Big Tech) doesn’t want us to read, because they don’t want us to know the truth. It’s all part of the Great Reset and eventual Communism. Yes, certain evil, fascist people want to control us, to control the world.

The main fascist will be the Antichrist. I wonder who he is and where he is and how old he is. And do the main leaders of the Great Reset have him in mind to be the world leader? Are they now grooming him?

Well anyway, Half Price Books still have some of the books I want. I recently bought three books by D’Souza there. And I am looking there almost every day to get more. I think all truth-seeking Christians should be diligent to buy all the books they see now before its too late, because censorship is approaching fast, and in some places its already here.

Update: Writing, Nazi Roots, Ukraine

I feel its time for an update, but I’m not sure what to write. There are so many things coming at me, begging for my time. I continue to write my book on The Tribulationthat I think is the most important for me, that God wants me to do. All my writing of books I feel are given to me by the Lord, so I feel good about it. I couldn’t imagine writing any book that was not given to me, or led of the Lord.

I am also reading The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left, by Dinesh D’Souza. I found it at Half Price Books. It’s a topic that I am really interested in, understanding who is lying, and exposing so much evil—finding the roots of evil in the world. It almost seems that some people see glamor and glory in evil works and genocide, etc.—the Hitlers, the Mussolinis, the Lenins, and so many more. Now we are seeing the evil craziness of Putin.; Satan is definitely behind it and in it.

I won’t go into it, but I’m fighting my own demons; depression, temptations, regrets, etc. But   each day is new; with His mercies that more than match each trial and trouble. His mercies are new every morning!

It’s such a sad reality, what is happening in Ukraine. It’s president and so many of its people are so bold and fearless, and I pray for them. And the Russian people are now seeing what kind of a leader they have. Eyes are being opened to truth. I pray for all people everywhere that the Holy Spirit has touched, that those convicted would let Him in. He stands and knocks at their heart’s door. Won’t they let Him in?

The Lies about Antifa – from “The Big Lie”

I am continuing to share my notes from the reading of The Big Lie, by Dinesh D’Souza.

Notes from pages 16-22

  • During the Trump administration you remember that there were showdowns between the Left and Trump supporters. And the Left viewed themselves as waging an anti-fascist struggle. They called themselves anti-fascists or Antifa.
  • The Berkeley protesters were also antifa. But they are the ones who were blocking speakers from speaking on a campus. Likewise, Antifa was harassing Trump supporters, burning things, and engaging with the police. But Antifa was saying that they are anti-fascist. Yet they are acting as fascists; and the ones they are accusing as fascists (Trump and Trump supporters) are relatively peaceful. Hence what they are doing is a lie.
  • On violence. The Left says that Trump’s agenda is based on violence: the violence of wall building, the violence of deportations, the violence of being against abortion. This is a lie in itself. These things are not violent actions. They are all things that keep the peace.
  • The Left use violence as a political strategy. They say fascism (which they accuse the Right of) can only be stopped by physical force, violence.
  • The Left say that they (the anti-fascists) will stop the fascists (the Right) from speaking. They will give them no platform for debate. No free speech for the fascist Right. Of course, this is an inverted lie, a Big Lie.
  • Like Hitler has said of the Jews, the Left says they should destroy the fascism (of the Right) by any means, or else they (the Right) will destroy them. Here again we see the inverted lie.
  • Herbert Marcuse, a Berkeley professor, “argued that in order to defeat Nazism in America, it was necessary for the Left to use Nazi tactics” (p. 22). Marcuse here is calling the conservative Right “right-wing fascists.” He said, “The Left should repress them, shout them down, even beat them up or kill them” (p. 22).

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?