Capitalism Versus Socialism – Understanding this is Crucial to Our Future

Socialism versus Capitalism - John Di Lemme - Conservative Business Journal

“America will never be a socialist country!”

This was a quote by President Trump during his 2019 State of the Union address in response to some of the Democrats pushing for socialism in our country. 

But now since Joe Biden and the socialist left stole the 2020 election, we must fight harder than ever to never allow socialism (eventually communism) to infiltrate our nation and destroy our free enterprise system.

Socialism is a relatively foreign concept for millions of Americans, which is understandable since they have never lived under a socialist regime. That’s why it’s so easy for the far left politicians to mesmerize our citizens with promises of a better future through economic and social equality.

They conveniently leave out the devastation that will be caused if socialism is ever adopted in America. This is especially true for business owners and entrepreneurs. 

Under our current capitalistic government, we are all free to build our businesses, market our products/services, and make (and spend) as much money as we want. Why? We own our businesses and the profits that we generate belong to us.

Yes, the government does regulate various parts of our businesses and there are laws that we must follow to protect public interests, but we are the decision makers that have ultimate control of our success or failure.

America’s free enterprise system affords economic freedom that makes it possible for us to achieve our individual goals and dreams.

To expand upon these points further, I’m going to give you *3* Reasons Why Socialism Destroys and *3* Reasons Why Capitalism Creates True Wealth and Success.

Reason #1 of Why Socialism Destroys – Socialism Steals Opportunities

Socialism steals opportunities like a thief in the night.  You no longer maintain control over your business or your ability to achieve personal success.  Just imagine that the government having its hand in your wallet at all times and freely handing out your profits as it sees fit.

The government either owns your business outright or controls it through over-regulation for the benefit of society as a whole not your individual success.  There is no entrepreneurial opportunity and the competition that drives businesses in our current economy is nonexistent.

As a business owner, you have no opportunity innovate so your God-given talents and gifts lie dormant in your heart. There’s no incentive to build your business and your personal achievements are no longer rewarded.

Instead, everything you produce is for the benefit of society as a whole instead of yourself as an individual.

Reason #2 of Why Socialism Destroys – Socialism Manipulates and Controls Your Mind

Socialism manipulates your mind by painting a picture of equality for all as Americans stand hand in hand singing Kumbaya.  That’s never going to happen folks! 

Why? Because it violates our human desire for ambition and achievement.  However, socialists are like seasoned hypnotists that are able to delve deep into a person’s inner psyche and make them believe that the Kumbaya dream can be a reality. 

When you hear something over and over again, you start to believe it. It’s mental manipulation that will lead you down a path of destruction as socialism starts to control your mind and how you perceive yourself as a member of society. 

The victim mentality easily takes over, because you have lost complete control of who you are as an individual and you start to give in to being a socialist leech that eats from communal trough.

The dreams that you once had as a business owner or entrepreneur are gone, because socialism doesn’t allow for growth potential.  Control is the ultimate objective no matter the cost.

Reason #3 of Why Socialism Destroys – Socialism Turns You from a Giver to a Getter

The habit of giving simply cannot be developed under socialistic rule. You have no control over your own money or how much you actually keep so there’s no opportunity for you to give to others.

Now, this might not be a big deal for people that don’t give, but it’s absolutely crushing for those of us that believe that our giving predicts our living.

Let me break it down from a biblical perspective that can be easily understood when applied to our secular economy…

You will reap what you sow. It’s not a give to get mindset. When you have the heart of a giver, you freely and cheerfully give to those in need without an expectation of anything in return.

However, you understand that givers live blessed lives. That feeling that you get from giving drives you to achieve more success so that you can give even more!

This all changes in a socialistic government that tells you “We’ll take care of you and pay for everything!” You develop a getter mindset of getting as much as you can, because it’s “free.”

The sense of entitlement kicks in and you are driven by your desire to get, get, get. You feel that the government owes you, and you are going to collect everything owed. This level of selfishness coupled with government control of your income smothers your ability to give.

Now, let’s flip the switch to *3* Reasons Why Capitalism Creates True Wealth and Success…

Reason #1 of Why Capitalism Creates True Wealth and Success – Capitalism Adds Value to People’s Lives

Capitalism creates an environment for a person cling to their unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as stated in our Declaration of Independence.

As business owners and entrepreneurs, we are motivated by our ability not just survive but truly thrive in a capitalist society. We value ourselves and our businesses, because we realize our potential to succeed and believe it’s possible.

Through our own efforts, we also add value to the lives of others through our products and services. Business isn’t just about a sales transaction. You are developing long-term relationships with your customers by providing a product or service that in some way changes their lives.

When you are solely responsible for building your business, doing so with integrity and honor becomes important to you. This doesn’t happen if a socialist government controls your business.

The value that we feel and the value that we add to the lives of others through the distribution of our products and services starts to change our local economy, our state, and inevitably our country.

Capitalism empowers us to do that little bit of extra every day to go from ordinary to EXTRAordinary!

Reason #2 of Why Capitalism Creates True Wealth and Success – Capitalism Gives You the Ability to Invent and Innovate

Capitalism gives you the freedom to step outside of your comfort zone and take risks that result in your success or possibly failure. There’s no government intervention to stop you from pursuing your personal interests so your ability to invent and innovate are unhindered.

Think of all of the products and services that we use on a daily basis that were created because of our free enterprise system.

Better yet, think of the historic world changers like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, The Wright Brothers, or more recently, Elon Musk. Their monumental achievements were made possible, because there wasn’t a ceiling on their ability to invent or innovate.

The same is true for all Americans today. Whatever our minds can dream up, we can try to make happen.

Now, we may not succeed, but our right to use our talents and skills to create something that we believe in is something that drives us to continue to get up even when we are knocked down by failure.

Reason #3 of Why Capitalism Creates True Wealth and Success – Capitalism Gives You the Opportunity to Earn Huge Income

One of the main socialist talking points is that capitalism creates greed that crushes those that simply can’t compete. It’s just the opposite! 

Capitalism gives us the opportunity to create limitless wealth for ourselves, which in turn produces a booming economy.  When people make money, they spend money.  The result is a prosperous society with unlimited growth potential.

Not everyone will be a millionaire, but then again, not everyone puts in the same effort or has a certain skill to achieve that level of success. It’s less about the money and more about our individual right to independently achieve success without government intervention.

We have the right to utilize our God-given talent and acquired skills to build a big businesses, earn huge income, and give a portion of it away to change lives of those in need. None of this exists with socialism!

Don’t believe the fairytales that the far left politicians are telling you through the media. They will say ANYTHING to get elected or further their political agenda!  Especially don’t fall for everything will be “free.” 

It may be free for a while, but then the money runs out. Someone has to pay and those that can’t pay financially will pay through suffering without basic needs. It’s happening right now in other countries.

America was built on capitalism, and to end with another quote from President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address…

"We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

Always Remember...

“Socialism Steals Opportunities and Capitalism Creates Opportunities.”

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