"They had the Mayflower Compact. They had these laws they were living
by, and there was no prosperity. And I wonder why. Now, this is
important to understand here, folks, because this is where modern
American history lessons end, with the Indians teaching the Pilgrims how
to eat, how to fish, how to skin beavers, and all that."
which, of course, is INACCURATE AS HELL.
"Now, here’s the part that has been omitted. The original contract the Pilgrims entered into in Holland — they had sponsors. They didn’t have
the money to do this trip on their own. They had sponsors. There were
merchant sponsors in London and in Holland. And these merchant sponsors demanded that everything that the Pilgrims produced in the New World
would go into a common store, a single bank, if you will. And that each
member of the Pilgrim community was entitled to one share."
"So everybody had an equal share of whatever was in that bank. All of
the land they cleared, all of the houses they built belonged to that
bank, to the community as well. And they were going to distribute it
equally, because they were gonna be fair. So all of the land that they
cleared and all the houses they built belonged to everybody. Belonged to
the community. Belonged to the bank, belonged to the common store.
Nobody owned anything. They just had an equal share in it. It was a
in other words, an early form of "COMMUNE-ism", but in reality, JUST
like SOCIALISM. 'From each according to their means, to each according
to their needs.' Nevermind BETTERING yourself by WORKING HARD and/or
"Now, William Bradford, who had become the governor of the colony ’cause
he was the leader, recognized that this wasn’t gonna work. This was
costly and destructive, and it just wasn’t working. It was collectivism.
It was socialism. It wasn’t working. That first winner had taken a lot
of lives. The manpower was greatly reduced. So William Bradford decided
to take bold action"
"William Bradford, the governor of the Pilgrim community, saw that none
of this was working. The Mayflower Compact was not working. Giving
everybody a single share of stock in the common store, in the common
bank was not working. Collectivism. It was as costly and destructive to
the Pilgrims as it is and has been to anybody who has ever tried it."
"So Bradford decided to scrub it. He threw it out and took bold action.
He assigned a plot of land to each family. Every family was given a plot
of land. They could work it, manage it however they wanted to. If they
just wanted to sit on it, get fat, dumb, happy, and lazy, they could. If
they wanted to develop it, if they wanted to grow corn, whatever on it,
they could. If they wanted to build on it, they could do that. If they
wanted to turn it into a quasi-business, they could do whatever they
wanted to do with it."
"He turned loose the power of the capitalist marketplace. Long before
Karl Marx was even born. Long before Karl Marx was a sperm cell in his father’s dreams, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what
could only be described as socialism, and they found that it didn’t
work. Now, it wasn’t called that then. But that’s exactly what it was. Everybody was given an equal share. You know what happened? Nobody did anything. There was no incentive. Nothing worked. Nothing happened.
"What Bradford and his community found was that the most creative and industrious people had no incentive to work any harder than anyone else,
unless they could utilize the power of personal motivation! But while
most of the rest of the world has been experimenting with socialism for
well over a hundred years – trying to refine it, perfect it, and
re-invent it – the Pilgrims decided early on to scrap it permanently.
What Bradford wrote about this social experiment should be in every schoolchild’s history lesson. If it were, we might prevent much needless suffering."
That's right: THE MOST CREATIVE AND INDUSTRIOUS PEOPLE HAD *NO*
INCENTIVE TO WORK ANY HARDER THAN ANYONE ELSE!!! So, they DID NOT, and *MEDIOCRITY* *RESULTED*.
And *SIMILAR* lessons we SHOULD have learned from the *FAILED*
*TOTALIARIAN TOP DOWWN CONTROL* and *CAPRICIOUS TYRANNY* of SOCIALIST
and COMMUNIST governments, from the USSR to Nazi Germany to VENEZUELA
and CUBA... the *SAME* kinds of *BULLSHIT* that DEMRON-RAT "governors"
are DOING RIGHT NOW to SCREW US ALL into COMPLIANCE WITH THEIR GOD
DAMNED SOCIALIST BULLSHT by *RUINING* *EVERYTHING* so they can TAKE OVER
[last election with it's *FRAUD* being part of that] and *RE-SHAPE
AMERICA* into *THEIR* *SOCIALIST* *WET* *DREAM* !!!
Do you miss Trump yet? *I* do...
(aka 'Bombastic Bob' in case you wondered)
'Feeling with my fingers, and thinking with my brain' - me
'your story is so touching, but it sounds just like a lie'
"Straighten up and fly right"