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“Death by Government,” Fascism, Communism, Socialism, ‘Big Brother,’ per Williams, Rummel and Owens

December 20th, 2017 Comments off

DeathByGovtWilliamsRummelDailyBuisnessNewsMHProNewsEducation has always been the key to freedom,” said Clarence Burgess Owens, on Talk Radio AM 1430 in Lakeland, FL.

Owens is a retired safety who played ten seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders, states Wikipedia. “He graduated from Rickards High School in Tallahassee, Florida in 1969, and then attended the University of Miami, where he was a 1st-Team All-American defensive back.” On the same radio program, Owens related the shocking statistics of the black community’s decline since he was in school.

Owens points a finger at Democrats, but says that blacks should no longer trust any empty promises by politicians, who should earn their vote based on reality, not fear tactics, and false claims.

20 percent of blacks are conservatives, Owens said, but he expects that total to grow. Why?

There’s a 9 percent decline in home ownership in the last eight years, he said. Median income among blacks is down too.  And that was under America’s first black president, and often in cities that are run by Democrats.

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In the video below, Owens calls some in his community the “royalty black class,” who are “parasites” and “leave nothing behind” as “they move on and live the American Dream.”

Owens faults those that have made it themselves, but want to knock the very system that made their success possible. He believes that people can earn their way to the top – as elite blacks, himself, and others did.  But that must start with a proper education, an understanding of American history, motivation, and principled core values.

President Obama’s in your face liberalism” and its actual negative consequences for blacks are causing many African Americans to wake up, said Owens on the radio, who also stated, “ThatUncle Tom’ thing is getting a little old.

Owens Isn’t Alone, Professor Walter E. Williams, & Rudolph J. Rummel

As MHProNews has noted in recent articles, there is a growing group – notably among millennials, but that spans the generations – that have been fed and bought into a skewed view of America’s political, economic, social, and ethnic history.

Troubling New Study Reveals a Millennial Trend, Business, Economic, Political Impact 

Writing in right-of-center Townhall, economics professor emeritus Walter E. Williams, lays out facts about ‘Death by Government.’

The 20th century was mankind’s most brutal century. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during World War I; about 60 million died during World War II. Wars during the 20th century cost an estimated 71 million to 116 million lives,” said Williams.

The number of war dead pales in comparison with the number of people who lost their lives at the hands of their own governments,” the economist wrote.

Williams cited the “late professor Rudolph J. Rummel of the University of Hawaii documented this tragedy in his book “Death by Government: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900.” Some of the statistics found in the book have been updated here,” and doing the math, says that some 262 million died at the hands of their own governments.

The People’s Republic of China tops the list, with 76 million lives lost at the hands of the government from 1949 to 1987,” said Williams. “The Soviet Union follows, with 62 million lives lost from 1917 to 1987. Adolf Hitler’s Nazi German government killed 21 million people between 1933 and 1945. Then there are lesser murdering regimes, such as Nationalist China, Japan, Turkey, Vietnam and Mexico.”

Williams cited several American university and political thinkers who praised communist, Nazi, or socialist leaders, in spite of facts like those cited above.

While this new column by Williams didn’t mention it, Russia and China abandoned their socialist/communist economic principles, because after decades of effort, they were proven not to work.

Venezuela, or Cuba, are other more nearby examples for Americans of now socialistic policies don’t perform as well as the free market.

What has been problematic for those Americans who believe in the free market are a combination of factors.  They include, but are not limited to:

  • The growth of crony capitalism, which along with monopolies, are not in the best long-term interests of the free market.
  • Mandates, notably by the federal government – but also from state and local jurisdictions, each one of which has a cost/risk/impact on the free market. An example of that is outlined in the Dodd-Frank history, and how it played with manufactured homes, found in the article linked below.

 

  • Those in education, media, entertainment, and politics – that for whatever reasons – are promoting skewed history vs. actual history.  As Guy Benson said recently, in an analysis linked below, “Propaganda works.” ‘Success shaming,’ is also an issue.  Some on the left have made it sound like the money earned by people or companies belongs to the government, instead of to the person or organization that earned it (see the second quote in the Williams bio, shown above).

Benson Demonstrates How “Propaganda Works” on “Most Americans”

The U.S. has never been perfect, but neither has any other nation in history.

When the free market in the U.S. was allowed to operate in a more robust fashion, at one point, America had about 6 percent of the population but had nearly half of the global wealth. But as trade, tax, regulatory, immigration, and other policies were ramped up over time, business and their jobs moved overseas.  The working people in those nations prospered more, while working class Americans wages stagnated, and many groups domestically prospered less.

Influencing the Socialists in Your Office, the Best Way Out of Poverty

The article and short video linked above provides additional insights on the topic. For those with under-informed or uniformed individuals in your office or circle of influence, sharing these principles can only help increase support for plans that cut red tape, and thus keep the pro-growth business reforms underway in Washington moving ahead. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (Economic news, analysis, and commentary.)

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Troubling New Study Reveals a Millennial Trend, Business, Economic, Political Impact 

November 15th, 2017 Comments off

SocialismScreensWomanLookingDailyBusinessNesMHProNewsTruth can be taught and caught.

But so too can error, delusions, deceptions, and lies.

People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one, and if you repeat it frequently enough, people will sooner or later believe it,” said Walter C. Langer, a psychoanalyst.  That observation of Langer’s is very much in keeping with tenants of the propagandists who caused the rise of National Socialists – the Nazis – as well as of communist leaders, like Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, and others.

MHProNews periodically hears and receives unsolicited comments about millennials and their attitudes on issues that impact their work, views and voting.

It’s an issue in the minds of many in management, employers and owners.

Also important, how do people who don’t grasp “the American way” discover the American Dream, including home ownership?  How do those who misunderstand concepts such as free enterprise, and private property respond to policies that may oppose that system and those rights?

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A new survey performed by YouGov reveals that some 44 percent of Millennials accept socialism, slightly more than those who favor capitalism.

While MHProNews believes that the better term to use is free enterprise as opposed to capitalism – because the term “capitalist” was coined by socialist Karl Marx, and thus plays into their narrative – nevertheless the trend ought to be a concern.

Nor are they alone in holding that or other troubling views.  The study was commissioned by the Victims of Communism, a non-profit group.  It’s called their “Annual Report of U.S. Attitudes Toward Socialism.”

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In a release to MHProNews, here are some of that group’s top-line discoveries.

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Screen capture from the full survey, a handy download that could be shared at at team meeting, or for individual reading.

Communism was and is still a problem—up 5% from 2016.

Americans still have a lot to learn about communism 5 7 in 10 Americans either don’t know the definition of communism or misidentify it.

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The solution to the divide is more opportunity, not less. See video, below.

7 out of 10 underestimate number killed by communism.  It should be noted that a university researcher in Hawaii has published on a related topic, and he found that those that died under godless Nazi or communist systems far outweighed all those that died in so-called religious wars.

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Is something happening in Venezuela? 6 in 10 are unfamiliar with Nicolás Maduro.

Communist leaders are cited as heroes to their countries by 10-20% of Americans.

The entire survey can be downloaded at this link here.

Why Should Business or Investment Professionals be Concerned?

Among the elements of concern that should be of concern to business professionals and politicos are points like these.

Millennials, per the YouGov research, while increasingly understanding of ills of communism, have a disconnect between communism and socialism.  More are willing to opt for socialist nation than a free enterprise based economy.  For those who believe that government is the solution for anything, the very issues – such as affordable housing, that free enterprise is proven for centuries is the best solution – will only increase.

Will Various PreFab, Factory Built Homes Become Los Angeles’ Affordable Housing Solution?

Thus, is it any surprise that so many millennials were willing to support Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic race for their presidential nominee?

America, Manufactured Housing & Debate Over Minimum Wage$

While the Donna Brazile book bruhaha has underscored the “rigged’ nature of that contest, perhaps equally troubling for business professionals and investors is this.  With millions of millennials embracing socialistic concepts, and given their growing influence at the ballot, could the day come that they vote ever more socialists into office?

“Hacks” – Explosive 2016 Campaign Claims by Former DNC Chair, Donna Brazile

Considering what took place in Venezuela, which a decade ago was a relatively prosperous nation, could that happen in America?

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MHProNews intended to continue to develop the industry’s first and still best professional resource that identifies opportunities, doesn’t ignore problem areas, while promoting common-sense solutions. Still from the video below.

The Republic of California…and a Direct MH Connection

An industry professional with deep ties to the community sector of manufactured homes said this to MHProNews in a recently emailed statement. “California does not believe in property rights, plain and simple. We want your single family home rezoned multifamily, so you can’t rebuild your dream home. What’s yours is mine what’s mine is mine.”

Indeed, others in various parts of the country have told MHProNews something similar about their difficulties with local officials, and not always from so-called blue states.

Solutions?

If the roots of the problem are misinformation, isn’t the only solution good information?

The parent company to MHProNews did a test, by hiring a millennial who was a Bernie Sanders supporter. While that person ultimately didn’t work out as a team member, by providing that person who specific reading and viewing assignments, several mistaken economic and political notions where significantly modified.

That person’s work product also improved as a result.

Just as many employers are finding it necessary to do remedial education and training, perhaps the same needs to be done for those workers who may hold to such demonstrably mistaken views.

MHProNews began a periodic series of reports some time ago that focused on general economic, political and other issues – for example, the minimum wage – and how that actually works in practice.


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Image of Modular Housing Rises in Germany

September 3rd, 2013 Comments off

Modular apartment buildings were often the norm in the communist-era of the former East Germany. With a reputation as dreary and shoddy, hundreds of thousands of the less appealing apartments were demolished by the federal government following the re-unification of East and West Germany when communism ended in November, 1989. Large-panel-system (LPS) construction, called Plattenbau (meaning a building put together from slabs) in German, comprises 55.5 percent of the apartments in the state of Saxony in east central Germany. The vacancy rate had been as high as 20 percent plus, but has dropped to eight percent due to the demolition, which has also contributed to the addition of more greenspace, parking and playgrounds for the remaining units, making them more desireable. Much like in the United States, modular housing has an image problem; but as gulf-times.com informs MHProNews, demand is growing for the apartments among the younger set and new families, especially in larger urban areas where restaurants and taverns are burgeoning nearby.

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