Hello everyone. I actually lied. My name is Mark and I’m actually a recovering Socialist. No, not Bernie’s “democratic” socialist—not like that vegan girl you’ve met on campus who just wants equality and says “Y’know, maybe socialism isn’t’ THAT bad!” No. I grew up Socialist. With a big, red, “S”.
It was not my fault. I grew up in Israel, a state founded by socialists, in a socialist household. My father is a communist and my mother a socialist. I grew up reading communist literature, seeing the world through the Red Prism: Everything is class warfare, everything will lead to the revolution, everything is materialistic determinism!
As a teenager I moved to the Cambridge, MA with my mother, and fell in love with the U.S, but this is the problem with being so religious (and socialism is a religion), everything goes according to the dogma. Even when I fell in love with the States, I used Marxist ideals in order to explain why the is U.S. so great, and hoped that the things that I had seen as bad would be fixed with the help of a bigger, redder government.
Eventually I came back to Israel and served in the IDF. You might think that being in the army would had saved my soul from socialism, but no. I saw how unfair and violent the world is in the military and, after I left the service, I decided that I would do anything possible to make it the world a better place. Being a young, enthusiastic man I ventured out to find oppression I could fight. And then I got to college…
I started studying in the Humanities Department of Tel Aviv University. This faculty is itself a breeding ground for socialism and social “justice”. Professors teach communist propaganda, socialist flags are hung by faculty and students alike, and I came there a young man wishing to check his privileges!
I went into the deep end of SJWism and accepted the most hardcore social justice ideals. I saw the world as a big pile of offensive fascists who we must resist, but please don’t judge me too harshly because it really wasn’t completely my fault. Growing up a socialist and studying in such a school left me no fighting chance.
As time passed, I was beginning to see the cracks in the ideology – I have seen that my fellow social justice warriors were speaking against free speech and logic, things that were always important to me—even as a socialist. My conclusion was simple: My comrades were just not socialist enough! They operate for social justice from the perspective of corrupted capitalism, so I went even further into the darkness.
But as I got more into intersectional feminism, I saw that all logic had been left at the door. The discussion was entirely ruled by feelings and race and not by facts or logic. But I still wanted to make the world a better place, and the only way I knew was through socialism.
Then, one day someone posted a video on Facebook of this guy screaming at SJWs. I found what he was saying so relatable, as I myself was in the heart of darkness. I looked him up, and found out he is called Steven Crowder. I had no idea who he was, but I began listening to his show, Louder with Crowder. For the first time in my life, I heard conservative ideas being explained properly.
From there my path to salvation was short: I found Ben Shapiro, Glenn Beck, Lauren Southern and others. They did not just save me from social “justice.” They saved me from socialism.
I began rethinking my past experiences and examining what actually was, and what I saw through the corrupting view of socialism. I began reading conservative literature: Adam Smith, John Locke, Thomas Paine and others.
Americans live inside a diverse and great nation (the greatest), that they rarely leave. All these college liberals have not been around, but I have. I’ve been to Europe, the Middle East, China, the U.S., and Canada.
Social Justice Warriors take America for granted. They take liberty for granted.
Being born American is a gift from the heavens. There is a reason so many people want to immigrate to America.
Take it from me, a foreigner and a former socialist: the United States IS the greatest country on earth. It is not just another country, it truly is a shining city on the hill.