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False Choice of Communist Versus Fascist – Know What You Are Talking About


In our world today, we talk a lot about Left versus Right politically. We call one kind of extremism “communist” and the other kind “fascist.”  It is abundantly clear, however, that we need some definitions.  These historical parties are a mix of both political and economic ideas or ideologies. They do not include the full spectrum of ideas and reality is not on a 2 dimensional spectrum.

Socialism is centralized government and redistribution of wealth. They coined the term “capitalism” which does not adequately define “free trade” of all kinds. Communism is merely authoritarian socialism. Fascism is centralized government while retaining private ownership of the means of production. Authoritarian government can partner with private industry and still be tyrannous. Democracy is rule by the majority. Republicanism (when used by American founders) meant representative democratic government under the rule of law, rather than of men.

In fact, communists and fascists are more alike than different. But, yes, they like to hate one another. Fascists, specifically the Nazis, were socialists, just like their Bolshevik and Trotsky-ite cousins. Both were authoritarian. Communists of the day like to call everyone they hated, a Nazi. Mao, Gramsci and others had their own twists, but all were based on increasing conflict toward revolution and top-down control afterwards.

What we really want, I think is liberty with some charity. I don’t think very many people want tyranny — except those few on top. They have been fairly successful at fooling all the rest of us.  Get definitions before you go out and fight for idea, some promise, (especially one that has always lost out, been fake, and stolen lives.)


In this week’s news, hilariously, a government and specifically the Prime Minister of that government who like to make slurs against his opponents by calling them “fascists” and “Nazis”  (because he is a communist and the government there has long leaned socialist) actually invited an real Nazi, a fascist who fought for Hitler, into their official meeting and gave him a standing ovation — twice. They were thinking about the current conflict in Ukraine. However, they have many citizens who fought against Nazism, many from Ukraine, Lithuania, Estonia, and many from Poland who well remember World War II.  They took great exception to the Parliament’s invitation and honoring a Nazi. The international press noticed too. Canada’s government is in a scandal. More importantly, the government has been thrice caught in tyrannous policies, violating their own Charter Rights. This may end the PM’s career and I would expect an election to be called, or at the very least a shuffle in the Parliament. The Speaker resigned with apologies.


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Vision for Entrepreneurial Education for Children Easily and Frugally

Have you noticed that there is nothing available in government schools about financial topics? Unless, just lately, the credit card companies are invited to come in? Have you noticed that even in business schools in university, seldom is there anything for entrepreneurs? Have you noticed that entrepreneurial education, offered by entrepreneurs is very expensive? And sometimes a little deceptive? At least hard to sort out? And certainly not available to poor children. Worse, the education and mentorship available to the poor is often of the poorest quality and even teaches them CONTRARY TO what a successful business would teach them. I sure have noticed this. Repeatedly.

This could be the answer to poverty! And so much more!

If education is not about work, what is it doing?

Enter Susan Maher. She broke the mold, in my opinion, by helping the most exclusive schools see that they could help students who, while extremely bright, were not at that point producing academics as well as expected. Some direct teaching in what I call study skills and just a little accommodation, and then we have these students shining.  She has more vision. She want poor children to have access to practical, applicable business training so they can be entrepreneurs where they are.

And she has seen it work. In a project with others, a curriculum was created and taught. It works in poor areas in the US and in very poor countries. The same curriculum works in Puerto Rico and poor Chicago. It had immediate economic impact. Hear her explain how business or entrepreneurship can be taught easily and frugally to children who need it.

For more resources, see:

Dr. Maher’s packet with newspaper articles and a professional article from Baylor:

El Nuevo Dia   Ent Thinking Baylor 2   Entrep Impact Entrp Thinking Baylor

Many books by Kiyosaki (many beyond Rich Dad, Poor Dad) https://www.alibris.com/booksearch?mtype=B&keyword=kiyosaki&hs.x=0&hs.y=0

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy

Biblical Economics in Comics

The Education of Millionaires

Bringing in the Sheaves From Poverty ..


Explanation of CRT Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory is a “conflict theory” or in other words, an analysis of society based on Marxist philosophy, only substituting “white” and “of color” for capital and labor because those categories did not raise enough conflict in the US. People in the USA nearly always classify themselves as “middle class” and workers also own at least part of the means of production, so that analysis failed.

Marx wrote in Das Kapital that he did not care about founding his social analysis on science, but rather felt it was better to simply increase conflict. We see the history of his followers has done exactly that. While the change from Tsar to communist that we call “The Bolshevik” revolution was accompllshed with few deaths — mostly those of the elite, thereafter, a bloodbath followed. Even revolutionaries found themselves in prison or executed for not being of the right party.

Epoch Times, a newspaper started in communist China, reports on the fundamental characteristic of eliminating the middle in order to create conflict between the extremes. We certainly have seen that for years in the United States of America — and I always figured that someone was directly profiting from that. The leaders of our two major political parties, for instance, gave half a story to their followers, demonized the other side, saying “energize the base. ”  Thus, they got citizens fighting with each other, while the leaders, the elite, walked away with the lion’s share of the productivity. The conflict was a smoke screen in order to steal.

We could have had a dialog and worked toward smarter decisions that embraced the insights of both sides. That is not what the leaders wanted to do. We did not use the techniques of dialog or facilitated meetings. Instead, they “energized the base” and spun news reports and made narrow casting.

Now, the situation is worse. We have obvious propaganda channels constantly promoting emotion, on top of pervasive censorship of the best most scientific sources, on top of a longstanding pervasively poor educational system at all levels. Now we have mass intimidation of professionals. The elite are willing to risk a total breakdown of economics in order to enforce, illegally and unconstitutionally, something that makes not one whit of health sense. Reports from Australia and Canada, where gun rights are not embraced, are horrific.

Check out this article from Epoch Times, about how communist takeovers work. https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/the-communist-push-to-eliminate-moderates-and-incite-conflict_4051343.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-16-2&mktids=aa1811c239566ae6a05d50573aecce34&est=o120ZS8qEZQD6Z1QsgqaHdgfvvqozGoZvNi9rfEl9SraKm7hKiN38fVIySbPpjLNe6o%3D