Quotes on the Scam of S.C.A.M.: Socialism, Communism, and Marxism

I have been working on a new book project on how to fight the evils of Socialism, Marxism, and Communism. I kept writing those three words over and over again. Even with copying and pasting, "Socialism, Marxism, and Communism" is a lot to write again and again. 

I realized I needed an acronym. The perfect acronym came to me: S.C.A.M.

What is the biggest scam of the last three centuries? What is the same scam repackaged in three different ways, a scam inside a scam that we need to remember? S.C.A.M. is the biggest scam.

Hopefully, this simple abbreviation will help us fight this scam of historic proportions. We need to start using it as soon as possible.

Here's the full book. Enjoy. I hope it helps us win the war against SCAM!

Here is a great collection of quotes from heroes who have fought and, in many cases, defeated SCAM. This collection of quotes will be a chapter in my upcoming book, The MAGA Guide to S.C.A.M.: Socialism, Communism, and Marxism.   

Quotes on the Scam of S.C.A.M.: Socialism, Communism, and Marxism

The following collection of quotes were chosen for their great insight and wisdom. They are also a necessary element of an arsenal against the Marxist “Thought Police”. Memorize and re-read these quotes so you will be equipped when speaking to people infected with a Marxist bent of mind. 

Marxism and Socialism are ultimately based on bad philosophy and poor intellectual formation. Therefore, the best way to combat the ideology and stifle its rate of infection is by spreading the truth. Here are some amazing truth bombs for your arsenal: 

Winston Churchill Quotes on SCAM (Socialism, Communism, And Marxism) 

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.”
[Speech at the Scottish Unionist Conference, Perth, Scotland, May 28, 1948, in Churchill, Europe Unite: Speeches 1947 & 1948 (London: Cassell, 1950), 347.] 

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
[Speech to House of Commons, October 22, 1945]

“Socialism is, in its essence, an attack not only upon British enterprise, but upon the right of the ordinary man or woman to breathe freely without having a harsh, clumsy, tyrannical hand clapped across their mouths and nostrils. A Free Parliament—look at that—a Free Parliament is odious to the Socialist doctrinaire.”
[June 4, 1945 broadcast for the 1945 general election, quoted in Martin Gilbert, “Never Despair”: Winston S. Churchill, 1945–1965 (London: Heinemann, 1988), 33]

“My friends, I must tell you that a Socialist policy is abhorrent to the British ideas of freedom. Although it is now put forward in the main by people who have a good grounding in the Liberalism and Radicalism of the early part of the century, there can be no doubt that Socialism is inseparably interwoven with Totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State. It is not alone that property, in all its form, is struck at, but that liberty, in all its form, is challenged by the fundamental conceptions of Socialism.”
[June 4, 1945 broadcast for the 1945 general election, quoted in Martin Gilbert, “Never Despair”: Winston S. Churchill, 1945–1965 (London: Heinemann, 1988), 33-34]

“It is a strange thing that certain parts of the world should now be wishing to revive the old religious war. There are those non-God religions Nazism and Communism […] I repudiate both and will have nothing to do with either […] They are as alike as two peas. Tweedledum and Tweedledee were violently contrasted compared with them. You leave out God and you substitute the devil.”
[Speech at Leeds Chamber of Commerce, January 26, 1937, from the Manchester Guardian]

“Everyone can see how communism rots the soul of a nation. How it makes it abject in peace and proves it abominable in war.”
[Speech played on the documentary Timewatch - Russia: A Century of Suspicion]

“Fascism was the shadow or ugly child of communism […] As Fascism sprang from Communism, so Nazism developed from Fascism. Thus were set on foot those kindred movements which were destined soon to plunge the world into more hideous strife, which none can say has ended with their destruction.”
[The Second World War, Volume 1, The Gathering Storm, Mariner Books (1985, originally published 1948), 13-14]

“There are two places only where Socialism will work; in Heaven, where it is not needed, and in Hell, where they already have it.” 
[Unverified Churchill quote]

“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”

Jordan Peterson Quotes on SCAM (Socialism, Communism, And Marxism) 

“And then you know I can use the biological example too, which would place me outside of the postmodern realm of argument, because the postmodernists don't believe in biology but they act like they do because they all die!”
[“Identity politics and the Marxist lie of white privilege” talk, November 3, 2017]

“The logical conclusion of intersectionality is individuality. There’s so many different ways of categorizing people's advantages and disadvantages, that if you take that all the way out to the end you say ‘Well, the individual is the ultimate minority’ – and that’s exactly right. And that's exactly what the West discovered. The intersectionalists will get there if they don't kill everyone first.”
[“Identity politics and the Marxist lie of white privilege” talk, November 3, 2017]

“Human beings are made in God’s image – that’s actually the cornerstone of our legal system. Our body of laws has that metaphysical presupposition, without which the laws fall apart. And that’s starting to happen. It really is. It’s the postmodern critique of law. The law schools are overrun by postmodernists who are undermining the structure of Western law as fast as they possibly can. They don’t buy any of this. So they’re much more likely to think of the law as a casual, pragmatic tool that is to be manipulated for the purposes of bringing forth the Utopia. It’s a really, really, really bad idea. It’s very strange to me that we go off track when that metaphysical foundation starts to get rattled.”

“One thing that characterized the Communist state was that no one got to say anything they really believed, ever. That's because one in three people were informers. That was a lovely society, and it only killed about 30 million people between 1919 and 1959. That’s what happens when the archetypal structure of society gets tilted badly, and when people forget that they have a responsibility to fulfill as citizens who are awake and capable of stating the truth. The archetype shifts so there's nothing left of the great father except for the tyrant.”

President Ronald Reagan Quotes on SCAM (Socialism, Communism, And Marxism) 

"How do you tell a Communist? 
Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. 
And how do you tell an anti-Communist? 
It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin."

“What I am describing now is a plan and a hope for the long term -- the march of freedom and democracy which will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash-heap of history as it has left other tyrannies which stifle the freedom and muzzle the self-expression of the people.”
[Reagan’s 1982 speech to members of the British Parliament in the Royal Gallery at the Palace of Westminster in London]

G. K. Chesterton Quotes on SCAM (Socialism, Communism, And Marxism) 

“It may be said of Socialism, therefore, that its friends recommended it as increasing equality, while its foes resisted it as decreasing liberty […] The compromise eventually made was one of the most interesting and even curious cases in history. It was decided to do everything that had ever been denounced in Socialism, and nothing that had ever been desired in it […] We proceeded to prove that it was possible to sacrifice liberty without gaining equality […] In short, people decided that it was impossible to achieve any of the good of Socialism, but they comforted themselves by achieving all the bad.” [“Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State”]

“I mean that modern doctrine, taught, I believe, by most followers of Karl Marx, which is called the materialist theory of history. The theory is, roughly, this: that all the important things in history are rooted in an economic motive. In short, history is a science; a science of the search for food.” [“The Sun Worshippers”]

“[No society can survive the Socialist] fallacy that there is an absolutely unlimited number of inspired officials and an absolutely unlimited amount of money to pay them.”
[The Debate with Bertrand Russell, BBC Magazine, November 27, 1935]

“[Marxism will] in a generation or so [go] into the limbo of most heresies, but meanwhile it will have poisoned the Russian Revolution.”
[Illustrated London News, July 19, 1919]

Here are, as well, some of Chesterton’s illuminating quotes on Capitalism, since he was, after all, a critic of both the excesses of Capitalism and the evils of SCAM]: 

“Too much capitalism does not mean too many capitalists, but too few capitalists.”
[The Superstition of Divorce]

Bertrand Russell Quotes on SCAM (Socialism, Communism, And Marxism) 

Marx pretended that he wanted the happiness of the Proletariat, but what he really wanted was the unhappiness of the Bourgeoisie. And it was because of that negative element—because of that HATE element—that his philosophy produced disaster. [1952]

Ayn Rand Quotes on SCAM (Socialism, Communism, And Marxism) 

“There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism - by vote.”

“America’s abundance was created not by public sacrifices to ‘the common good,’ but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America’s industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance—and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering, every step of the way.”

“When one observes the nightmare of the desperate efforts made by hundreds of thousands of people struggling to escape from the socialized countries of Europe, to escape over barbed-wire fences, under machine-gun fire—one can no longer believe that socialism, in any of its forms, is motivated by benevolence and by the desire to achieve men’s welfare.”
[The Virtue of Selfishness, 1964]

“When you consider socialism, do not fool yourself about its nature. Remember that there is no such dichotomy as ‘human rights’ versus ‘property rights.’ No human rights can exist without property rights.”
[The Virtue of Selfishness, 1964]

Author’s Note on Rand’s term “collectivism”: The following quotes from Ayn Rand use the term “collective” or “collectivism”. This is the term Rand employs to “collectively” describe SCAM economies. This is because SCAM economies give rights to the “collective” – that is, the whole population or society – instead of the “individual”. For example, government-owned property exists rather than private property.

“So long as [men] hold the tribal notion that the individual is sacrificial fodder for the collective, that some men have the right to rule others by force, and that some (any) alleged ‘good’ can justify It — there can be no peace ‘within’ a nation and no peace among nations.”
[Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 1966]

“Since only an individual man can possess rights, the expression ‘individual rights’ is a redundancy (which one has to use for purposes of clarification in today’s intellectual chaos). But the expression ‘collective rights’ is a contradiction in terms.”
[The Virtue of Selfishness, 1964]

“Any group or ‘collective,’ large or small, is only a number of individuals. A group can have no rights other than the rights of its individual members.”
[The Virtue of Selfishness, 1964]

“Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism.  It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man's genetic lineage—the notion that a man's intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry.  Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.”

“Racism claims that the content of a man's mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man's convictions, values and character are determined before he is born, by physical forces beyond his control.  This is the caveman's version of the doctrine of innate ideas—or of inherited knowledge—which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science.  Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes.  It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men”
[The Virtue of Selfishness, 1964]

“One of the paradoxes of our age is the fact that the intellectuals, the politicians, and all the sundry voices that choke like asthma the throat of our communications media, have never gasped and stuttered so loudly about their devotion to the public good, and about the people's will as the supreme criterion of value - and never have they been so grossly indifferent to the people. The reason, obviously, is that collectivist slogans serve as the rationalization for those who intend, not to follow the people, but to rule them.”
[Apollo and Dionysus, 1969]

Milton Friedman Quotes on SCAM (Socialism, Communism, And Marxism) 

“Well first of all, tell me: Is there some society you know that doesn’t run on greed? You think Russia doesn’t run on greed? You think China doesn’t run on greed? What is greed? Of course, none of us are greedy, it’s only the other fellow who’s greedy. The world runs on individuals pursuing their separate interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way. In the only cases in which the masses have escaped from the kind of grinding poverty you’re talking about, the only cases in recorded history, are where they have had capitalism and largely free trade. If you want to know where the masses are worse off, worst off, it’s exactly in the kinds of societies that depart from that. So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear, that there is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by the free-enterprise system.”
[Interview with Phil Donahue, 1979]

“What kind of society isn’t structured on greed?... So the problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm. It seems to me that the great virtue of capitalism is that it’s that kind of system. Because under capitalism, the power of any one individual over his fellow man is relatively small.”
[“Interview with Milton Friedman”, Playboy (not that I like quoting Playboy), February 1973]

“What country in the world today engages in the most extreme anti-Semitic persecution? The Soviet Union. It’s not an accident, because if you have a society with concentrated power, if you have a collectivist society, it’s going to be in a position to exercise the preferences and prejudices of its rulers. Moreover, it’s going to have an incentive to do so, because it’s going to need a scapegoat and it will choose some group like the Jews or the blacks to be the scapegoat.”
[“Interview with Milton Friedman”, Playboy, February 1973]

“When everybody owns something, nobody owns it, and nobody has a direct interest in maintaining or improving its condition. That is why buildings in the Soviet Union—like public housing in the United States—look decrepit within a year or two of their construction.”
[Free to Choose, “The Power of the Market”, 1980, 24]

“In the past century a myth has grown up that free market capitalism—equality of opportunity as we have interpreted that term—increases such inequalities, that it is a system under which the rich exploit the poor. Nothing could be further from the truth. Wherever the free market has been permitted to operate, wherever anything approaching equality of opportunity has existed, the ordinary man has been able to attain levels of living never dreamed of before. Nowhere is the gap between rich and poor wider, nowhere are the rich richer and the poor poorer, than in those societies that do not permit the free market to operate.”
[Free to Choose, “Created Equal”, 1980, 146]

A society that puts equality—in the sense of equality of outcome—ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests. On the other hand, a society that puts freedom first will, as a happy by-product, end up with both greater freedom and greater equality.
[Free to Choose, “Created Equal”, 1980, 148]

David Horowitz Quotes on SCAM (Socialism, Communism, And Marxism) 

“In practice, Socialism didn’t work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy. In the vast library of socialist theory (and in all of Marx’s compendious works), there is hardly a chapter devoted to the creation of wealth to what will cause human beings to work and to innovate, or to what will make their efforts efficient. Socialism is a plan of morally sanctioned theft. It is about dividing up what others have created. Consequently, socialist economies don’t work; they create poverty instead of wealth. This is unarguable historical fact now, but that has not prompted the left to have second thoughts.”

Ludwig von Mises Quotes on SCAM (Socialism, Communism, And Marxism) 

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!”

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