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Letter to America - Leon Weinstein, emigrant from USSR 1974

Letter to America - Leon Weinstein, emigrant from USSR 1974

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Leon Weinstein emigrated from USSR 1974
Dear Best Country in the World! The people whom you so generously gave a gift of freedom want to warn you about a
danger we foresee in your not-so-distant future. And the name of this danger is Socialism. It often hides under different disguises. Sometime it calls itself Progressivism,
sometime Liberalism. The adepts call themselves Marxists, Maoists, Che Guevarists… however usually they do not want you to know what sect of Socialism they belong to.
Leon Weinstein emigrated from USSR 1974
Dear Best Country in the World! The people whom you so generously gave a gift of freedom want to warn you about a
danger we foresee in your not-so-distant future. And the name of this danger is Socialism. It often hides under different disguises. Sometime it calls itself Progressivism,
sometime Liberalism. The adepts call themselves Marxists, Maoists, Che Guevarists… however usually they do not want you to know what sect of Socialism they belong to.

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Letter to America
http://www.letter-to-america.us/letter-to-americawritten by people who came from where Obama is taking America to
 “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism.But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt everyfragment of the socialist program, until one day Americawill be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened…I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for theSocialist Party.The Democrat Party has adopted ourplatform.” 
Norman Mattoon Thomas
Six times Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
Dear Best Country in the World!
The people whom you so generously gave a gift of freedom want to warn you about adanger we foresee in your not-so-distant future. And the name of this danger isSocialism. It often hides under different disguises. Sometimeit calls itself Progressivism,sometime Liberalism. The adepts call themselves Marxists, Maoists, Che Guevarists…however usually they do not want you to know what sect of Socialism they belong to.This letter is written and signed by the people who havefirsthand experience inSocialism of all kinds, types and varieties and who didn’t like any kind or variety of it.We didn’t like it so much that at the first opportunity we packed our bags, left behindour friends, our cultures, our languages, jobs, security and ventured into the greatunknown. We didn’t like the Totalitarian Socialism of the Soviet Union or theProgressive Socialism of Yugoslavia, the Vietnam Hard Socialism or the WesternEuropean Soft Socialism. Not one of them! Did you ever asked yourself why there areso many Italians, Canadians, Ukrainians, Polish, Cubans, Vietnamese, Chinese in America? The answer is simplehere is better than there.The Soviet Union was throwing us into jails just for expressing our desire to leave, butwe were demanding our freedom nevertheless. East Germany was killing us when wewere climbing the walls they built to separate us, but even knowing that we might diewe were choosing freedom and liberty over their social justice. Cuba was drowning usin the ocean but every night our boats were leaving their socialist paradise in the hopeof reaching better life for ourselves and our families. We knew that we could end up in Vietnamese Gulags or at the Cambodian Killing Fields, but our desire to leave thenightmare of Socialism behind us was stronger even than our fear of death.They took from us everything we had, everything that our parents and grandparentsleft us, but even stripped of every earthly possession, we were leaving their state-widesocialist prisons filled with joy and anticipation. Because you see, we had a Dream! We
 
envisioned a world where we can work hard and prosper. We envisioned a world whereno government, no strongman, no militia or gang could seize our possessions from us,imprison us for no reason, or kill our families on a whim. We envisioned a world whereingenuity, relentless pursuit of one’s goals, sleepless nights and hard work would earnus what we all desirea happy and prosperous life in a secure world. America was ourdream and ourideal!Not anymore. We are afraid not anymore.When we were celebrating holidays, during family reunions or just while dining withfriends, one of us immigrants would say to the othersLet’s drink a toast to America!God Bless this country that allowed us to come and build our nests and take care ofouryoung and old! God Bless America, we were saying to each other. This is the placewhere those that work hard, obey the laws, who are honest and sincere arehandsomely rewarded.Not anymore. We are afraid not anymore.We feel unsecure again, we sense that tomorrow might bring us another Vladimir Lenin,and right after him another Joseph Stalin. What if, we are asking ourselves, a newLenin, Mao or Hugo Chavez is already in the White House?Socialists love to talk about the common good and proclaim theirhonorable intentionsto make everyone equal and happy. Andrew Galambos, co-founder of the “FreeEnterprise Institute” came to the conclusion that whenever governments tries toachieve its goals by social engineering, the results are just opposite of whattheyintended (or proclaimed) to do.Let us say the price of tomatoes is rising, poor people can’t buy them, and acompassionate (liberal) government says “let’s control the price of tomatoes, soenabling poor people to enjoy them as well!” Very, very, honorable intention, right? Sothe government issues a decree that the farmers must lower tomato prices… Next year,however, there are no tomatoes on the market, for neither rich nor poor. The price limitmakes growing them not as profitable as growing othervegetables and farmersstopped growing tomatoes. Very few farmers will continue but will be selling them onthe black market for ten times the price.What part of this Obama doesn’t understand?The state that went the way of “social justice” has now twooptionseither orderfarmers to grow tomatoes and sell them for a controlled price despite lower profits oreven losses (and punish those who will not obey), or confiscate/nationalize their farmsand organize a government run tomato growing ministry, with a government-appointedTsar running it into oblivion. The first option is called Fascism, the second is calledSocialism.We do not like either option. We opt for Capitalism described in the words of anothergreat 20th century philosopher Alisa Rosenbaum known to the world as Ayn Rand as “…
 
the only system geared to the life of a rational being and the only moral system inhistory.” No politico-economic system during the six thousand years of recorded historyof our civilization has benefited mankind asgreatly as capitalism. Yes, our fellow Americans, Capitalism coupled with the Founding Fathers’ principles gave us freedomand prosperity.Under Fascism, the government controls the market, tells to small and large businesseswhat to produce, what salariesto pay to workers, how much profit to make, andgenerally tells them what is “needed for the people.” Under Fascism what we-the-people are really want is irrelevant.Under Socialism the state (government) owns all the means of production.Under Fascismthe state is your boss and can order you around. Under Socialism thestate is your employer, your trade union, your court, your law, your judge, your jury,and your executioner. Under both systems the good of the state is much moreimportant than your individual good, your rights, wealth and health of your family.Under both Socialism and Fascism the government decides how to spend the money ittakes from youwhether on treatment of non-productive citizens such as the elderly orhandicapped, or on the poor but productive workers. Since they consider “the good of the state” to be paramount, they will clearly not choose to spend a lot on your elderlyparents or on your handicapped child. The state doesn’t want to spend extra money onthose “useless” to thestate beings. It is only you who is interested in your mom. Ifyoukeep your money, you spend it as you please. If the state gets your money, they willspend it astheypleaseserving the “Greater Good”! This is what we witnessed in ourSocialist countries and this is what we escaped from.Our grandparents didn’t understand the consequences of socialized medicine. But wealready do. We had it for years and we have had enough! If you think that in GreatBritain they invented something that works differently, read their newspapers full of horror stories about the treatment they are getting since they made socialized medicinethe law of the land.Our grandparents didn’t know and couldn’t even imagine (exactly as you can’t nowimagine) that if there will beone and only source of student loans, the people who arein charge can and will decide who goes and who doesn’t go to college and whichcolleges get preferential treatment. Some may argue that President Obama is thegreatest man in the entire universe, butwhat if after him (or even during hisadministration) comes a bad guy, a Student Loan Tsar who quietly will give loansonlyto … white people? Or only to colleges that teach Buddhism? Or he will decide to giveloans only to people with pointed ears and only in the state of Delaware? Letting oneperson decide on a variety of subjects will lead us to either Fascism or Socialism. Pick one.Every dictator before installing an outright tyranny attempts first to outlaw andconfiscate firearms from private citizens. The dictators do not want their “subjects” tobe able to resist. When people are weaponless, they are defenseless. There are now

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