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Socialism as Substitute Community
Alienated people [who, thanks to “social” media know only electronic relationships] are [mindlessly (i.e. ignoring history and/or research)] turning to Marx and Ocasio-Cortez

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2019/06/03/socialism-as-substitute-community/

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Socialism is now taken seriously by millennials around the world.  But they don’t recognize that much of what they enjoy in life is the result — and only the result — of capitalism, all of which benefits would disappear if socialism were to acutally be implemented.  The universal, historical reality of socialism is that it is a pseudo-religion grounded in pseudo-science and enforced by political tyranny.

https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/what-americans-must-know-about-socialism

ExceptYourJob

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The most revealing, historically undeniable failures of socialism.
First and foremost, the historically obvious: Marxist/Leninist Soviet Union, “Nazi” (i.e. National Socialist) Germany, Maoist China, Castro’s Cuba & Chavez-Maduro’s Venezuela.
Second, Karl Marx was dead wrong about nearly everything he predicted.
Third, socialism denies the existence of a universal, enduring, post-Adamic (i.e. “fallen”) human nature.
Fourth, while socialism has always come into political power by the will of the people, socialism has also — always — eventually been forced to rely only upon the power of dictatorships to remain in power.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/lee-edwards-socialism-failures

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The Marxist ‘Liberation’ Hoax
For at least a hundred years, Marxists and secular humanists have been… causing more than two generations of Americans to despise their country, its economic system, its heritage, undermining church teaching on what is right and what is wrong, and stoking enmity between men and women.  Infiltrating media, the schools, the workplace, and the places of worship, they have relied on the general honesty, kindness, and good nature of people to, as Obama put it, ‘fundamentally transform America.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/06/the_marxist_liberation_hoax.html

DemocraticSocialism

[ASND thanks Wintery Knight for that image.]

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2019: Poorest Americans Benefiting Most From Capitalism

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/05/06/poorest-americans-are-benefiting-most-from-strong-economy/

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When people are presented with the alternatives of hating themselves for their failures or hating others for their success, they seldom choose to hate themselves.

https://twitter.com/ThomasSowell/status/1115661401786343424

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What do you call it when someone takes someone else’s money openly by force?
Robbery.
What do you call it when a politician takes someone else’s money in taxes and gives it to someone who is more likely to vote for him?
Social Justice.

https://twitter.com/ThomasSowell/status/1145739595885268997

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The Lure of Socialism: The picture is pretty but the message is dismal.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/261872/lure-socialism-thomas-sowell

Sowell

Thomas Sowell, Ph.D (Economics), black American hero

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Socialist Hypocrisy:

The left wing — mostly socialist, now — political movement actually owes a great deal — in fact its very existence — to capitalism.

https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/05/lgbt-inc

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Video: Students support socialism — until they find out what it actually would mean for them.  When asked how they’d like to “share” their GPAs and “spread the wealth” with students attaining lower grades — à la socialism — the students all revealed their own glaring hypocrisy.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/video-students-support-socialism-until-they-find-out-what-it-actually-would-mean-for-them-as-a-person

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Wow: Far-Left, Socialist Chris Matthews Warns 2020 Dems of Losing Moderates, Swing Voters with Far-Left, Socialistic Proposals

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2019/04/02/wow-matthews-warns-2020-dems-losing-moderates-swing-voters-far-left

QuadQuotes

[While the ‘American Stinks” comment from each of those four women in the cartoon (Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Occasio Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley — all of whom are elected Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives as of 2019) is “fake news”, the rest of their comments are direct quotes.  So is the quote from Donald Trump.]

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RIP Alan Garcia — the Peruvian socialist [former] who finally came to recognize what socialism actually does to a country.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/04/perus_alan_garcia__the_socialist_who_came_to_recognize_what_socialism_does_to_a_country__rip.html

NotBossesOrLeaders

[ANSD thanks Wintery Knight for that image.]

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Socialists: “Socialism should control every facet of everyone’s lives”

https://pjmedia.com/trending/chicago-dem-candidate-says-socialism-should-control-every-facet-of-our-life/

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… look at the facts that [self-avowed] left-wing historians gave us in ‘The Black Book of Communism,’ wherein they provided an accounting of all the attempts to create functioning Marxist states.  The authors concluded that attempts to realize the ‘socialist state’ led to the programmatic deaths of over 100 million human beings, from the gulags of Siberia to the killing fields of Cambodia.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/02/01/the-difference-in-how-socialism-and-free-markets-work-in-the-real-world/

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The Melding of Communist Party USA and Progressive Democrat Agendas
Communists exploiting useful Democrat idiots for their own ends.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274122/melding-communist-party-usa-and-progressive-joseph-klein

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What is being offered by contemporary socialists are fairy tales, and we should not mistake them for the truth.  These portrayals of socialism and their caricature of capitalism are inaccurate, vacuous, and utopian.  Socialism takes from those who work, take risks, innovate, educate themselves, or save and gives to those who do not—or to those who have political power.  A century ago, at the advent of the Russian Revolution, one could be a socialist and hope in good faith that socialism could achieve, or at least advance, its utopian aspirations.  Now, socialism has a long record of dismal failure.  In fact, it has been tried many dozens of times and failed each time.

https://www.heritage.org/economic-and-property-rights/report/comparing-free-enterprise-and-socialism

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Seizing Money From The Rich Ruins The Economy For Everyone
Love them or hate them, the super rich are actually indispensable to wealth creation and general prosperity
http://thefederalist.com/2019/03/01/explain-seizing-money-rich-ruins-economy-everyone/

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How The Left Tricks Willfully Ignorant People Into Thinking Socialism Is Plausible

http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/22/left-tricks-people-thinking-socialism-plausible/

MeToo

[ASND thanks Wintery Knight for that image.]

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55% Of Women Prefer Socialism To Capitalism. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/10/women-prefer-socialism-to-capitalism/

[Yes, as with the vast majority of  criticisms  on ASND of what some women do and believe. that article, too, was written by a woman.]

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What’s Wrong With the Redistribution of Wealth?

http://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/american-principles/item/23907-what-s-wrong-with-the-redistribution-of-wealth

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So What’s Wrong with Socialism Anyway?

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/09/so_whats_wrong_with_socialism_anyway.html

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Universal basic income doesn’t work.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/06/universal-basic-income-public-realm-poverty-inequality

[Published, btw, in the far left, quasi-socialist Gaurdian.]

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Venezuelan socialism victims send message to American socialists

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11846

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The Brief Moral Case Against ‘Democratic Socialism’

http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/30/heres-brief-moral-case-democratic-socialism/

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Professor raised under communism explains academics’ love of socialism                                – and why they’re wrong

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/26717/

SameOl

Why not socialism?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/6/why-not-socialism/

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Why I am no longer a socialist

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/6/why-not-socialism/

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[ASND thanks Wintery Knight for that image.]

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Dems Change Mind On Border Wall After Realizing It Will Keep People From Leaving When We Switch To Socialism

https://babylonbee.com/news/dems-change-mind-on-border-wall-after-realizing-it-could-be-used-to-keep-people-in-once-country-switches-to-socialism

[Satire is only “good” when it accurately portrays painful truth humorously.  That article — like all the satirical articles shared on ASND — is therefore good. ]

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Six Conundrums of Socialism

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/frontpagemag-com/six-conundrums-of-socialism/print/

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Socialism’s Evil Lies in Its Pretense of Nobility

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/walter-e-williams/2014/02/19/walter-e-williams-column-socialisms-evil-lies-its-pretense-nobili

Dictators

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Leftist strategy for socialist ‘takeover’ revealed
Both Dems, Republicans to be primaried by social-justice warriors

https://mobile.wnd.com/2019/03/leftist-strategy-for-socialist-takeover-revealed/

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Socialism’s income inequality and caste system: An unavoidable road to starvation

https://pjmedia.com/trending/no-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-socialism-not-capitalism-is-the-irredeemable-system/

Campaigner

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The history of Labor Day is fascinating.  And it really is rooted, 100 percent, in socialism.

http://www.wnd.com/2016/09/labor-day-burgers-brats-and-bolshevism/print/

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12 Reasons Taxpayer-Paid Leave Impoverishes Newborns And The Nation
Paid leave programs operate on the assumption that working full-time away from their family ought to be the default for mothers of very small children.  In fact, that life arrangement is devastating to children and society.

http://thefederalist.com/2019/03/15/12-reasons-government-paid-leave-impoverishes-newborns-nation/

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Deconstructing the Socialists

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/02/deconstructing_the_socialists.html

Greed

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European Socialism:

EU Hangs On with Hookers, Drug Dealers & Gun Runners

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/243249/eu-hangs-hookers-drug-dealers-gun-runners-arnold-ahlert

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Europe: When Free Speech Died
The stifling of dissenting voices in the EU.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263358/europe-when-free-speech-died-joseph-puder

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The biggest threat to French free speech isn’t terrorism.  It’s the government.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-it-means-to-stand-with-charlie-hebdo/2015/01/08/ab416214-96e8-11e4-aabd-d0b93ff613d5_story.html

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The Slow Death of Free Speech in Britain (America, You’re Next!)

http://reason.com/archives/2015/04/26/the-slow-death-of-free-speech-in-britain/print

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U.K. Criminalization of Speech Is Really Starting to Scare Me

http://reason.com/blog/2015/01/02/katie-hopkins-illegal-tweeting/print

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Greed2

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Socialism & Islam:

European Socialists, Radical Muslims United by ‘Mutual Hatred for                                   Judeo-Christian Culture’

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/european-socialists-radical-muslims-united-mutual-hatred-judeo

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Europe’s socialist systems have a lot to do with the ongoing invasion by Muslim ‘refugees.’  The magnet is free stuff, welfare.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/05/whats_wrong_with_europe.html

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Here’s why [the Socialist countries of] Europe [are] plagued by Islamic terror

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/07/heres_why_europe_is_plagued_by_islamic_terror.html

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The De-Christianized Europe

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/joseph-puder/the-de-christianized-europe/print/

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Europe Turns Churches into Mosques

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/12333#.Vd5mOaCrRhE

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Discrimination against Christians ‘ignored’ across Europe – MPs

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11440548/Discrimination-against-Christians-ignored-across-Europe-MPs.html

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5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/01/15/5-facts-about-the-muslim-population-in-europe/

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[European] No No-Go Zones?  Really?

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/robert-spencer/no-no-go-zones-really/print/

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Yes, there ARE ‘no-go’ zones [for Christians and Jews] in Europe

http://www.wnd.com/2015/01/yes-there-are-no-go-zones-in-europe/print/

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Europe sells the hangman’s rope – again

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/09/europe_sells_the_hangmans_rope__again.html

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Europe Still Sleeps, and Europeans Still Die
And Europe can’t say it wasn’t warned

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262318/europe-still-sleeps-and-europeans-still-die-bruce-thornton

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PC Europe Now Blaming Women for Provoking Muslim Rapists

https://pjmedia.com/blog/pc-europe-now-blaming-women-for-provoking-muslim-rapists/?singlepage=true

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France

[French socialist president] Hollande calls for France to ’embrace’ Islam and rejects calls for a nationwide burkini ban

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3781186/Deeply-unpopular-Hollande-calls-France-embrace-Islam-rejects-calls-nationwide-burkini-ban.html?printingPage=true

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President Hollande has [also] admitted ‘France has a problem with Islam’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3834003/President-Hollande-admitted-France-problem-Islam-warned-country-s-national-symbol-one-day-woman-burka.html

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Half of ISIS, al-Qaida European fighters from… France

http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/half-of-isis-al-qaida-european-fighters-from-france/print/

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Muslims segregated from French society in growing Islamist mini-states

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/7/french-islamist-mini-states-grow-into-problem-out-/

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France already has the largest Muslim population in Europe — and has the domestic death toll to prove it.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/26/in-calais-a-powder-keg-builds/?singlepage=true

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In France, ‘the jihadists have won’

http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/in-france-the-jihadists-have-won/print/

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French Jews experiencing worst situation since 1945

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/French-Jews-situation-worst-since-1945-455353

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Darkness again falls on Europe: Jews fleeing France

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/05/darkness_again_falls_on_europe_jews_fleeing_france.html

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France making payments for terrorists’ salaries

http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/france-making-payments-for-terrorists-salaries/print/

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France: Jihad Infecting Army, Police

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7624/france-jihad-contaminating-army-police

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Paris is a post-apocalyptic hellhole of public urination and litter.                                     Hurrah for the incivility brigade

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/13/paris-is-a-post-apocalyptic-hellhole-of-public-urination-and-lit/

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Welcome to compassionate, socialist France.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/214858/labor-negotiations-goodyear-union-kidnaps-bosses-bruce-bawer

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A [socialist] campaign which drove out the successful [in France] by choking them has backfired and created huge economic problems.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/ronn-torossian/stop-discriminating-against-the-successful/print/

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Au Revoir, Entrepreneurs (France)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/business/international/some-french-entrepreneurs-say-au-revoir.html?_r=0

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‘Très malade’: France still has a very sick economy

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/01/tres_malade_france_still_has_a_very_sick_economy.html

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1.4 million French march against gay ‘marriage’; police tear gas crowd, children

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/1.4-million-march-against-gay-marriage-in-france-police-tear-gas-crowd-chil

Don'tWork

[ASND thanks Wintery Knight for that image.]

Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has propelled Germany into a descent into [social] madness and [economic] ruin.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/10/germany_changing_in_the_wake_of_muslim_invaders.html

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Under Merkel, Germany Reverting to Its Fascist Roots

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/04/19/under-merkel-germany-reverting-to-its-fascist-roots/?singlepage=true

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5 Reasons Why Angela Merkel Is Wrong to Oppose Germany’s Anti-Islamization Rallies

http://pjmedia.com/blog/5-reasons-why-angela-merkel-is-wrong-to-oppose-germanys-anti-islamization-rallies/?print=1

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‘We should nationalise German banks’ Warning Deutsche Bank teetering                              on edge of CRISIS

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/698305/Deutsche-Bank-financial-crisis-EU-Angela-Merkel

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Scores Enter Germany With Fake Syrian Passports, Similar to Paris Attackers

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20151222/1032146802/refugees-fake-syrian-passport-germany-terrorists.html

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Report: Germany to spend $106 billion on [Muslim] refugees

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/7b006f0e42d040f09b23616275478780/report-germany-spend-106b-refugees-over-5-years

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Mass brawls erupt in crowded [Islamic] migrant shelters in Germany

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mass-brawls-erupt-crowded-migrant-shelters-germany-154803871.html

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Germany says uncertain where 130,000 registered [Islamic] migrants are

http://news.yahoo.com/germany-says-uncertain-where-130-000-registered-migrants-111229486.html

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The Women-Hunt in Germany
Muslim migrants openly follow, film and sexually harass teenaged girls in shopping mall.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262017/women-hunt-germany-stephen-brown

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German Army leaves NATO exercises early because of overtime rules

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/05/german_army_leaves_nato_exercises_early_because_of_overtime_rules.html

Spain

Spain’s Public Debt Hits Record at 93.4% of GDP

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/12/13/Spains-public-debt-hits-new-record-in-third-quarter

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Three years ago Spain faced an Athens-style bailout. Now the shadow of collapse has lifted – but the young and jobless are still struggling.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/20/spains-improving-economy-is-not-reaching-everyone

Once-“Great” Britain

10 New Signs of Britain’s Impending Demise

https://pjmedia.com/blog/10-new-signs-of-britains-impending-demise/?singlepage=true

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Blair and Cameron’s Toothless Battle Against Islamic Extremism in the UK

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/07/blair_and_camerons_toothless_battle_against_islamic_extremism_in_the_uk.html

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Britain Surrenders [to Islam]

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/robert-spencer/britain-surrenders/print/

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Islam tightens hold on Europe with [London] election victory

http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/islam-tightens-hold-on-europe-with-election-victory/print/

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80% of London Muslims Support ISIS

http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/244266/80-london-muslims-support-isis-daniel-greenfield

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Islamic State Actually Has More Support In Britain Than In Arab Nations

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/10/16/islamic-state-arab-nations-britain-support_n_5995548.html

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‘10,000 schoolgirls’ victims of U.K. [Muslim] sex gangs
Report: Political correctness condemns thousands to torture

http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/10000-schoolgirls-victims-of-u-k-sex-gangs/print/

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UK: Child Sex Exploitation [by Muslims] Now the ‘Norm’

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/244192/uk-child-sex-exploitation-now-norm-robert-spencer

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UK Police Arrested Parents Trying to Stop Muslims from Raping their Children

http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/239615/uk-police-arrested-parents-trying-stop-muslims-daniel-greenfield

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Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs
Solicitors told how to draw up Sharia-style wills penalising widows and non-believers

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10716844/Islamic-law-is-adopted-by-British-legal-chiefs.html

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Secret workings of UK Sharia courts exposed

http://www.christian.org.uk/news/secret-workings-of-uk-sharia-courts-exposed/

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U.K. Shariah courts ‘uphold theory’ of men controlling women

http://www.wnd.com/2015/12/u-k-shariah-courts-uphold-theory-of-men-controlling-women/print/

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‘Britain’s jails turning into breeding ground for terrorists’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2592581/Warnings-Britains-prison-turning-breeding-grounds-terrorists-figures-reveal-42-inmates-one-jail-Muslim.html?printingPage=true

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British pupils ordered to ‘CONVERT TO ISLAM’ for bizarre homework assignment

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/646041/Guernsey-pupils-convert-Islam-Les-Beaucamp-High-School

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Pupils at [British] Christian school branded ‘bigots’ because one boy didn’t know what a Muslim was – and now inspectors have ordered it to CLOSE

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2918711/Christian-faith-school-graded-best-performing-placed-special-measures-Ofsted-inspectors-does-not-promote-British-values.html?printingPage=true

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Number of ‘Muslim’ children in Britain doubles in a decade

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/11406700/Number-of-Muslim-children-in-Britain-doubles-in-a-decade.html

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BBC Executive: “I’ve Never Felt so Uncomfortable Being a Jew in the UK”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bbc-executive-ive-never-felt-760273

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Terminating Religious Freedom in the UK [at least for Christians, not for Muslims]

http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/12/26675

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Shocking Report Shows [British] Patients in Their Last Days Being Starved to Death        and Dying in Agony

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/05/03/shocking-report-shows-patients-in-their-last-days-being-starved-to-death-and-dying-in-agony/

Scandinavian “Socialism”

Actually, Sweden Isn’t Socialist.  It isn’t.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/01/04/sweden-isnt-socialist/

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Socialism Didn’t Work In Sweden, And It Won’t Work In America

https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/25/socialism-didnt-work-in-sweden-and-it-wont-work-in-america/

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A 2009 study by the Swedish Economic Association discovered their economy created no new jobs from 1950 to 2005.  Only a revival of conservative and free-market [capitalist] reforms began Sweden’s clear-cut turnaround.

https://stream.org/surprising-secrets-scandinavian-socialism/

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In recent years, Sweden has been privatizing socialized sectors, such as education and health care; cutting tax rates; and making welfare less generous.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/05/14/no-socialism-wont-make-americans-lives-better/

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Sorry, liberals, Scandinavian countries aren’t utopias

http://nypost.com/2015/01/11/sorry-liberals-scandinavian-countries-arent-utopias/

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5 Myths About Nordic Socialism Peddled By the Left
In reality, socialism has hurt Nordic countries like Denmark and Sweden. The US should avoid their mistakes, not repeat them.

https://stream.org/5-myths-nordic-socialism-mislead-the-american-left/

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Secret to Nordic success (Hint: It isn’t socialism)

http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/secret-to-nordic-success-hint-it-isnt-socialism/print/

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The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/2219/netherlands-abandons-multiculturalism

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“Do it for Denmark:”  Nation’s Underpopulation So Bad, Campaign Urges Procreation

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/03/do-it-for-denmark-nations-underpopulation-so-bad-campaign-urges-procreation/

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DasBoot

Israelis Have Made the Desert Bloom, But They Couldn’t Make Socialism Work
The socialist experiment called the Kibbutz doesn’t work, and never really did.

https://stream.org/israelis-made-desert-bloom-couldnt-make-socialism-work/

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In default, [socialist] Puerto Rico faces ongoing fiscal pain

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/31/in-default-puerto-rico-faces-ongoing-fiscal-pain.html

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IWillWait

[ASND thanks Winter Knight for that image.]

Cuban “Socialism”:

Dismantling Cuba’s Socialist Success Myth

https://panampost.com/vanesa-vallejo/2016/09/22/dismantling-cubas-socialist-success-myth/

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Cuban Dictatorship Governed More Severely During Two Years of US Engagement            [via Obama]

http://dailysignal.com//print?post_id=292546

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Cuba is Venezuela’s biggest loser [see, also, the extended Venezuela section below]

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101496191

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South American Socialism:

[Venezuela has its own section below.]

In the early 2000s, Brazil’s economy was growing rapidly and inflation was dramatically reduced.
Today, the economy is in shambles, unemployment and debt are massive, and fraud and corruption are rampant.
What happened?
One word: Socialism

https://www.prageru.com/video/how-socialism-ruined-my-country/

and…

Leftist regimes in South America in retreat as area’s economic crisis deepens

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2015/12/24/as-economic-crisis-deepens-leftist-regimes-in-south-america-take-beating/

and…

Latin Leftists with Blood on Their Hands

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/222069/latin-leftists-blood-their-hands-david-paulin

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In Venezuela, It’s not a ‘Humanitarian’ Crisis.  It’s a Socialist Crisis

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/11/in-venezuela-its-not-a-humanitarian-crisis-its-a-socialist-crisis/

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Argentina Is Printing Cash by the Truckload
Inflation is rampant.  Growth is stagnant.  And companies are stranded with mountains of cash they can’t get out of the country.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-09/argentina-printing-cash-by-the-truckload-is-boon-for-the-trucks

and…

Brazil’s new middle class faces plunge back to poverty

https://www.yahoo.com/news/brazils-middle-class-faces-plunge-back-poverty-065257556.html

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Brazil on course for worst recession in century

http://news.yahoo.com/brazil-growth-plunges-3-8-percent-biggest-fall-005105335.html

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As Olympics Approach, Rio de Janeiro’s Hospitals Running Out of Medicine

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/07/04/olympics-approach-rio-de-janeiros-hospitals-run-medicine/

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Beyond Olympic Glow, a Vicious Drug War Rages in Rio

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/world/americas/brazil-rio-olympics-crime-poverty-favelas.html?ref=americas&_r=1

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Olympic Shames: Prostitution, violence and crime gripping Rio while world watches sporting show

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/olympic-shames-prostitution-violence-crime-8625068

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Venezuela: 

[Yes, also in South America, but an exceptionally tragic case.]

From the NYTimes… amazingly!
Venezuela’s socialist regime triggers a collapse worse than any nation not at war

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/venezuelas_socialist_regime_triggers_a_collapse_worse_than_any_nation_not_at_war_nyt.html

[Notice, though, that the the NYT *intentionally*  omitted  any actual mention of the fact that Venezuela’s economy has been overtly socialist for over a decade. https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2019/05/18/ny-times-somehow-avoids-s-word-discussing-venezuelas-robust-economy ]

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How socialism turned Venezuela from the wealthiest country in South America into an economic basket case

https://www.foxnews.com/world/how-socialism-turned-venezuela-from-the-wealthiest-country-in-south-america-into-an-economic-basket-case

and…

10 biggest signs of socialism’s failure in Venezuela

http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/10-biggest-signs-of-socialisms-failure-in-venezuela/print/

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Socialist Venezuela vs. Capitalist Chile
Geographic neighbors compared videographically

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/side_by_side_venezuela_and_chile_compared_in_new_video.html

and…

A Socialist Les Miserables in Venezuela
The Left reduces a wealthy country to starvation.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263272/socialist-les-miserables-venezuela-daniel-greenfield

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Venezuelans Bleed Under Socialist Oppression

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/david-paulin/venezuelans-bleed-while-left-worships-their-government/print/

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Venezuela should be rich.  Instead it’s becoming [actually become] a failed state.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/05/04/venezuela-is-becoming-a-failed-state/

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Venezuela: how the socialist paradise turned into debt and hyperinflation hell

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/05/21/venezuela-how-the-socialist-paradise-turned-into-debt-and-hyperi/

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Socialism’s ‘free medical care’ in Venezuela is about to kill baby Jose

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/05/socialisms_free_medical_care_in_venezuela_is_about_to_kill_baby_jose_.html

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No electricity, no antibiotics, no beds, no soap: A devastating look inside Venezuela’s crisis-hit hospitals

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3595946/No-electricity-no-antibiotics-no-beds-no-soap-devastating-look-inside-Venezuela-s-crisis-struck-hospitals-7-babies-die-day-bleeding-patients-lie-strewn-floor-doctors-try-operate-without-tools.html

and…

Venezuela economy fractured with shortages of essentials across the country

http://www.euronews.com/2016/05/18/venezuela-economy-fractured-with-shortages-of-essentials-across-the-country/

and…

‘Socialist experiment’ Venezuela in ruins as soldiers delete videos of 12-hour food queues

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/695662/venezuela-food-queues-soldier-delete-video

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Venezuela’s “Death Spiral” – A Dozen Eggs Cost $150 As Hyperinflation Horrors Hit Socialist Utopia

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-14/venezuelas-death-spiral-dozen-eggs-cost-150-hyperinflation-horrors-hit-socialist-uto

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While country starves, Venezuela’s Maduro spent $400K to celebrate Fidel Castro’s birthday

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/08/19/while-his-country-starves-venezuelas-maduro-spent-400k-to-celebrate-fidel/

and…

Socialism: Oil-Rich Venezuela Now Has to Import Capitalist Oil

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/09/22/socialism-oil-rich-venezuela-now-has-to-import-capitalist-oil/?singlepage=true

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Venezuela’s government seizes U.S.-owned oil rigs

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/venezuelas-government-seizes-us-owned-oil-rigs/

and…

Venezuela seizing factories, arresting owners

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/05/venezuela_seizing_factories_arresting_owners_.html

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Rights groups: Venezuela seeks to suppress dissent

http://world.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=26264&external=2534366.proteus.fma

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The Faces of Venezuela crisis
Inside a Colombian camp taking in refugees fleeing Maduro regime

https://www.foxnews.com/world/venezuela-colombia-migrant-camp

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MiceDie

“Christian” Socialists?:

Were the First Christians Socialists?
Short Answer: No.
Neither are socialists faithful Christians.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevin-deyoung/first-christians-socialists/

and…

What Does the Bible Say About Socialism?

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/03/08/what-does-the-bible-say-about-socialism/?singlepage=true

and…

Socialism in Any Form is Anti-Christian
When it comes to race and gender, [so-called ‘democratic socialists’] claim to fight for equality.  Yet they view African-Americans, Latinos, women, immigrants, homosexuals and transsexuals as more equal than others… entitled to special legal and social considerations…  In the Judeo-Christian ethic, no group is superior to another… Democratic socialism is [also] racist and sexist.  It values ethnic identity and gender over ethics, law and personal responsibility…  But racial segregation violates the Judeo-Christian ethic…  [T]he Apostle Paul wrote that ‘all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.’  All means all, regardless of race, gender or class…  [D]emocratic socialism [also] rejects the [God-designed] nuclear family… [preferring so-called] ‘democratic caring communities’ to replace the family as [God designed] it…  [‘Democratic socialists’ also] support courses [for young children] encouraging homosexuality and transsexuality.  Parental opposition [to such anti-Christian evil] gets scorned [by ‘democratic socialists’]…  [‘Democratic socialism’ also rejects the humanity of unborn children and demands legal abortions, even up to and after birth, but] abortion ignores the individual child’s value [to God, humanity, and to him/herself]…  Of course, dismissing the unborn’s humanity illustrates the democratic socialists’ contempt for individual life.  So does their attempt to stifle [and  even  punish ] criticism.  Their goal is total societal upheaval and domination.  Every citizen must submit.  But the Judeo-Christian ethic strikes a balance between society’s role and the individual’s value.  In doing so, our creed declares that a person’s status as a divine creation determines ultimate worth…  [D]emocratic socialists [also] think they don’t need religion.  But they have one.  It’s just a false [religion]…  Just as the Marxists, Fascists and Nazis had [HAVE, actually, since ‘democratic socialists’ ARE Marxists and fascists].”

https://stream.org/socialism-any-form-anti-christian/

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