John Herbstreith Presents the Book ~
Socialism: A Lie Full of Hope
Every day Americans hear of its equality… Every day we hear of its fairness… Everyday we’re told it’s superior… The “it”, is socialism. All the while, we’re told that the free market is rigged, uncaring, misogynistic, unfair, unjust, racist; that it’s evil. We’re told that socialism can fix all of this. We’re told that socialists simply want to make society fairer by taking from the rich and giving to the poor. We’re told that the rich just keep getting richer, and the poor keep getting poorer. We’re told that the American dream is dead, and that the youth of today must find a newer and better method if they hope to survive the ruined legacy left by their progenitors. All we have to do to find peace, to find equality, to end sexism, to save the planet, to end racism, to find utopia, is change our course from a free market to a socialist market where the government can use administration to steer us on the right economic and moral path.
Though few can describe it, more people than ever align themselves with the idea of socialism, as their frustration grows through endless media engagement. The media faun over politicians like Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez for their anti-capitalist message. Hate filled, divisive, virtue signaling rhetoric, is often ignored by many in the media that agree with a socialist spin. It’s a deliberate message spread by television, bias web results, streaming platforms, college professors, the news, politicians, as well as Hollywood. It’s a potent message resonating with the youth across the country. It’s a seemingly common-sense message wrapped in the banner of compassion and acceptance. With nearly the entire media spectrum proselytizing on its behalf, it’s no surprise that the movement has spread like a cancer through a one-sided debate full of misinformation.
Yet, despite all of the fanfare, socialism offers nothing new. It’s regurgitated, hollow promises and broken ideas are fueled by emotion, and filled with envy, packaged in easy to chant slogans. Even though history shows the outcome, socialism’s gaining ground with the people that need free markets the most by claiming the failures weren’t “real” socialism. Unfortunately, many well-meaning people have come to believe its siren song.
This book offers some explanations as to why so many people are turning to socialism. It focuses mostly on understanding the economics, and why socialism falls short of a free market. It discusses how the bias has become so pervasive that it surrounds nearly every aspect of our daily lives. It looks at the reality of outcome, comparing historical and current events that are rarely covered in a fair manner by other sources. We’ll look at the hypocrisy of America’s “new” democratic socialists. We’ll discover some of the basic freedoms that we lose as a hive mindset replaces the individual at the center of our society. I explain why the free market is actually the proven, and more moral system. While I do this, I bypass the complex trappings associated with economic and political study through the use of simple statistics, economics, history, current events, and personal stories.
As a father, veteran, MBA, classical liberal, and an all-around history and economics nerd, I felt compelled to speak up about this subject. Our future depends on others understanding basic economics and the dangers of socialism. We need to discuss the truth of what free markets and socialism have accomplished. I add perspective to the accomplishments of capitalism; historical achievements lost in propaganda and misunderstanding. Please join me in spreading the reality of socialism and capitalism before the promotion of free thought, and the free exchange of goods and ideas, is a relic of the past…
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