Lauren Southern speech highlights the perils of socialism

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Canadian right-wing commentator Lauren Southern gave a speech final week on the College of Minnesota titled “The Issues with Socialism.”

She started her speech by mentioning that socialism’s reputation is on the rise in America as proven by a ballot displaying 4 in ten Individuals would help a socialist system over a capitalist system. She additionally famous the recognition of Bernie Sanders’ presidential marketing campaign. Southern acknowledged that capitalism just isn’t an ideal system.

“Capitalism, with all its many flaws that I do admit exist, is a hell of loads higher than five-hour bread strains and no iPhones.”

She additionally shared a quote from Winston Churchill, who mentioned,“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings the place because the inherent advantage of socialism is the equal sharing of distress.”

After mentioning the issues that socialism has induced in Venezuela, she then started to speak about how socialism impacts the household and tradition. She illustrated how the welfare state helps and encourages single motherhood, which has elevated exponentially because the “Battle on Poverty” first started. As Southern defined, “With a wedding to authorities, welfare queens get all the advantages of a breadwinning husband with none of the obligations of really being in a wedding.”

She then talked about how the destruction of the nuclear household is without doubt one of the targets of socialism and Marxism because it opens the door to extra authorities management.

“The destruction of tradition, the Church, and the household is integral to the everlasting reliance on the state,” she mentioned.

Southern concluded her half-hour speech with a joke about Communism, saying “We should always have recognized communism would fail. There have been plenty of pink flags.”    

Southern first turned common two years in the past after her video “Why I’m Not a Feminist” went viral. She labored for The Insurgent Media till earlier this yr, when she turned an unbiased journalist creating content material on her YouTube channel. She additionally ran unsuccessfully for a seat within the Canadian Home of Commons on the Libertarian Social gathering ticket.  

The leftists on campus tried to do every little thing they may to close down her occasion, together with distributing “Punch a Nazi” posters that includes Southern’s face all throughout the campus. Whereas about 200 protesters gathered exterior of her occasion hoping to close her down, their efforts failed. She even managed to ship her complete speech with out getting doused with pepper spray like what occurred to her fellow Insurgent alumnus Gavin McInnes.  

Southern has made it clear that she won’t permit the so-called “antifascists” to stop her from getting her message throughout on school campuses. She additionally not too long ago visited Florida State College and can make an look at UC-Irvine on November 16 to debate the migrant disaster, an space through which she’s very passionate.  

If extra younger right-wingers demonstrated Ms. Southern’s heroic braveness, traditionalists might need a shot at profitable the tradition battle in any case.

Ryan Foley is a 2017 graduate of Rhode Island School. He wrote for the varsity newspaper in each highschool and school. He’s a local of Elmira, New York and at the moment resides in Westerly, Rhode Island.

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