Are You a Kulak?

October 18, 2019
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Politicians who promote socialism are actually promoting asset forfeiture.
The world has seen this before. Remember Joseph Stalin?

Of course, once one person is designated as a kulak - one who is “obscenely wealthy” - everybody becomes a candidate. Once the government starts taking your property, then the guy who has just a little bit more than you had becomes the next target.

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“When the socialist schemes of Joseph Stalin et al. foundered, they blamed the “kulaks,” i.e. those who had enjoyed the “unmerited accumulation of riches.” There was never any real definition of a “kulak.” Basically, if you had one cow and your neighbor had two, he was a kulak. Stalin announced the “liquidation of the kulaks as a class” as a necessary precondition for the progress of his program, which was, like Kamala Harris, “for the people.” Dekulakization (раскулачивание) was responsible for the deaths of about 5 million subjects of the workers’ paradise. This was necessary, the socialists argued, because the kulaks dominated the political party system (“for the rich, wealth begets power,” Zucman writes), because expropriating their wealth was necessary to fund benefits for the people (“The affluent,” Saez and Zucman write, “can contribute more to the public coffers. And given the revenue needs of the country, it is necessary”), because the kulaks were hoarders (under the headline “Elizabeth Warren is trying to save capitalism from itself,” David Atkins of Washington Monthly decries the “artificial lack of resources caused by the looting and hoarding of the obscenely wealthy”), etc.”
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/elizabeth-warren-tax-plan-is-asset-forfeiture/?fbclid=IwAR02aZwrvu83kHqe4YdEKRxyKI7_J5iBtRUDrlnW_dIOnLILWPvSiGG6Izk