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If you stretch smaller ones to make all equal it is socialism. If you do nothing to make all equal it is capitalism. "Truth" (series) The "Fingers" Theory-part 3 (Living Under Communists) The "Fingers" Theory... By Maya In this chapter of "Truth" it was my intention to introduce you to some major as pects of life in (former) socialist countries, but I realized I'm not ready for that as yet. Reason is that I feel there is more to be said till I get to it. To understand basis a little better, to analyze "ideology(s)". The "Fingers" theory (my own way calling things) is simply ingenious for this pu rpose... I believe real examples and similar props are most of the time the best help in explaining, analyzing and even great for memorizing. Like using children rhymes :) Ideologies... how very innocent they might seem when reading about them, studyin g them, even teaching them... and how very disappointing, even dangerous they co uld become upon their realization. Sometimes they are used as an original thoug hts to the point, or they are carved, tweaked, outright twisted and then deliver ing at the end various, often unexpected and almost always undesirable results. All those "isms...Lets face it, it is not really difficult to come up with some new "isms," but it is fascinating how some are being accepted as a word of "Bibl e" and followed like a religion, often by those who have no idea (or sometimes d o) that the very ones followed now were already put in practice once before and didn't work out at all. However, they are being forced regardless. Being forced on innocent people (meaning obviously kind of politics) and as I already mentio ned in previous "chapter" by those, and I repeat that, who either do not know hi story about what already did and/or didn't work, or simply accept that particula r theory as a manuscript to push it through anyway as a tool proven in a past ho w to achieve desired results in obtaining - power! Yeah, proven well... Stalin did it, Mao did it, Castro did it... When Marx and Engels were the "pioneers" with their introduction of a communism ideology, it obviously wasn't tried or put in test in real life ever before. It was just an idea, ism, theory. But for certain individuals it became an ingenio us blueprint right then. Yes, there always was poverty in this world, there always were people struggling , fighting for survival, or just for better life overall. There always were peop le uneducated, uninformed or outright gullible. Now here was an idea that could have been even good in some aspects and workable for practical use. BUT... how about applying it to get to the power. By using these masses, their h uge numbers to reach this goal. It really wouldn't take that much. Just cleverly , patiently, convincingly present an idea and it could become wide, open and wel comed path, supported, even celebrated by those masses, which eventually shall h elp to elevate carriers of it to the throne. All happened already just this very way. Unfortunately as it is said and became cemented truth: "Revolution ends when its leaders are securely sitting on the throne and their w ives are dressed in furs." For those who didn't grasp this simple but truthful quote, this it what it reall y means. Leaders themselves, often coming from the lines of the "poor" class, sh all enrich themselves, become assured with their achievement of power, would fee l power of power and now its time to hold unto it. Under any condition and by an y means. And nation? What nation? They served well, those gullible idiots and no w they have it. Now they'll comply with a rules or else...
This story repeated itself several times in history but still there are those, e ven today, (seems impossible right?) who would follow those empty promises, thos e poor, those uneducated, those desperate, those trusting, those hopeful, those often innocent...because there always be those who would unscrupulously, but con vincingly offer them. In a time of peace this could happen via inspirational, pr omising it all speeches; in a time of war winner gets all, like Eastern Europe f ell into it as a spoils of war. EDUCATION would warn, knowledge of history would warn, because history repeats i tself. After all, what child would touch hot stove again when burned already onc e before? In Eastern Europe, Hungary in 1958 did stand up to Russia and they were "put"rig ht back in their place. Czechoslovakia in 1968 did stand up also with a same res ult... after all, what would you expect when ant starts revolutions against elep hant? Now tell me, why do you think those nations risked it all? Out of happine ss living under communist regimes? There is a lesson right there, actually two lessons. Still, those hungry for pow er, hungry to conquer masses go ahead, using just the same blueprint, knowing we ll it works. It does work! But it becomes somewhat more difficult to put this wh ole thing in practice when facing nation that know meaning of freedom, nation we ll educated and that way also knowing history. Those who go forward using any me ans to get to power, who push bigger government and that way better (later total ) control, those who fool people that they'll be taking care of better then befo re, often change their names. Progressive could be one, Liberals another... just as an example, because to put it all openly as it really is... socialists, comm unists... would be to give it away too blatantly. One must use new strategies an d act more cleverly, more stealthily, out of site, sort of speak... But tactics are just the same...going over "dead bodies" with an idea, after all tactics worked already before, they know by now the manuscript by heart, didn't it bring others to power over nations? All it takes now is going slower and wit h an unshakable conviction of demagogues. Well, I think this is just enough abo ut the truth of the matter. So what about this "Finger theory?" I know you didn't forget :) Well, lets analyze its real meaning. But remember to take in consideration natur e, people, how it works in real life, and, you'll be able to solve it yourself. (I'm reminded of Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie detective stories who used t hese words...but it just came out naturally now, I didn't mean to imitate :) Look at those fingers now: "If you cut bigger ones to make all equal it is communism." Yes, it is that... So when in capitalist economy (example from one nation...more in next part) those capitalists, those industrialists, owners of big and small companies, job creators... were destroyed, their "property" was converted to who m? People, right? That was a promise! Please every joke possibly used here woul d turn out as bad one no matter how witty... To the government, of course! So co ntrol changed hands... but also heads! Problem became, when those who are actua lly politicians try to ran now something they don't understand...And even when a ppointing those who do to some extent, those will have their hands tight up with rules, politics and being servants of government. Again, about all that in next chapter... So fingers are now equal, or are they? "If you stretch smaller ones to make all equal it is socialism." Yes it is that. But that stretch is really painful. As an example could be when government confiscated private holdings, imposed impossible taxation... (again, about this in next chapter) and there are riches... Now all those who thought that now came their long awaited time, why, they helpe d to vote, they helped to realize that dream..."take from rich give to poor." No w what poor? Who is poor? There are no rich any more and now there are not poor, because government now will take care ... LOL!
In normal, healthy society, where there is a justly government allowing and sup porting education, encourages businesses, inventions, support real talent, etc. .. poor could achieve, actually there are no poor. Even rich were not always ric h, they learned and worked hard and went through loses and successes during the ir lives. But they had an opportunity. Everybody had an opportunity. (About nati ons without opportunity in next chapter) They could and should use it. Children should be brought up as well educated. Then every opportunity becomes easier rea chable and lives of people become better. So creation of jobs and opportunities should be of utmost importance. And than no one who is only after the power prom ising to take care of nation would be trusted. One huge give away are big promis es, all that sounds too good to be truth, generalization of term "change" when o ne doesn't know exactly what that change should supposedly be is dangerous and s uspicious. Upon hearing first time the "change" during this past election, first thing that came to my mind was; Sounds like a only change left in our pockets.. .Next thought was "where to emigrate now." And this thought came to mind to many others who came to this country seeking freedom, as I was able to discover soon . Because they detect danger, something they lived through, they know! Than what I saw happening lately when handouts were given to the "poor" just to get them as voters, get their support, just to persuade them of greatest intent ions that are in fact only deceit and then it shall be end of the story. Such a poverty should not have been even present in this country. Those poor were cre ated and then used as it always was and is. This notion is very well expressed i n saying: "Give man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach man to fish and yo u feed him for life." If government gives handouts and consider that "done deal" and then become stronger in numbers and in power, it is outright wrong and dis honest use of the innocent poor people. Such a help is a bubble that bursts the moment it is received and poverty stay put. Then cultivation of notion rich agai nst poor and visa verse could never bring peace in a nations life. So that was w hat stretch was all about? To spent handout and stay poor? What a shame! But sim ple people would still think those now in power must be better, they gave me few bucks. "If you do nothing to make all equal it is capitalism." Regardless that I was brought up under communists, I acknowledge that capitalism is natural way of things. Actually capitalism with some adjustments. None of th ose was employed yet though. After all, I lived under all three regimes, so I can judge all that very well. It is because it takes in consideration human nature. People are naturally ambit ions, would like to achieve, to have an opportunity to achieve, use their indivi dual talents for creation, invention, you name it. It is that engine that moves world ahead. After all, how many times capitalists countries provided only avail able opportunity for many from socialistic countries whose talent was totally wa sted in their own countries and thus making possible to let their genius and ski lls fully grow and use it for future progress in every corner of our lives...ind ustry, art, etc...(Again more about this aspect in next chapter). But I think it is not good (and this is called communists idea :) ) neither smar t or beneficial for nation when companies/individuals accumulate "too much" and that leads to accumulation of never ending greed, corruption, then power and abu se of it. Some countries deal with this very well and assure better life for the ir people by using good taxation system, such as Sweden and Denmark to name some . But, of course it would also take honest government to deal with it accordingl y for the welfare of all. So why not have it? Smart, not to mention free nation should be able to establish good government. Unfortunately, how this, so very i mportant matter is handled, is a big joke. To be able to win election because ha ving more money is simply ridiculous (there is never justice and truth in it, on ly desire to beat the opponent and push demagogue ideas) so there should be fina lly different system put in place. The best candidate should win, not one with more money. The second could be elevated by mafia, for example, or by socialists ...(nothing comes to mind now?) And here we are coming again to power of people.
Power of nation. Stand up for yourself and your nation, educated yourself, neve r allow to be humiliated, insulted and treated like a sheep. Because YOU are the real power. You are the ones who could turn the tide. Always! Why be a sheep fo llowing bad shepherd, when you could fly like an eagles! Now viva to what? After all its always about FREEDOM! Thank you for reading and come back in a few days for part 4 "Toilet paper line s" Maya Part 1 The Border Part 2 Perfect Idea Realized
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