But for one creative dad, it is a teaching moment. And the lesson is all about socialism, one of the current hot topics in the country.
California Republican U.S. House candidate Morgan Murtaugh shared her dad’s idea for teaching trick-or-treaters about the failed ideology on Twitter. She explained the simple concept involved using a scale and redistribution.
My dad wants to have a socialism project tonight and weigh kids candy bags with a scale. If they weigh over a certain amount, we take their candy and redistribute it to the kids whose bags weigh less. It doesn’t matter how long or hard you’ve been trick-or-treating, fair is fair! pic.twitter.com/1WhpaUPznJ
— Morgan Murtaugh (@morganmurtaugh) October 31, 2018
“My dad wants to have a socialism project tonight and weigh kids candy bags with a scale,” she wrote. “If they weigh over a certain amount, we take their candy and redistribute it to the kids whose bags weigh less. It doesn’t matter how long or hard you’ve been trick-or-treating, fair is fair!”
There are those who suggest that such a thing, if truly done, would be monstrous. It would leave children crying and is unfair.
But isn’t that the point of the lesson? It isn’t fair and when implemented, people do end up crying.
Of course, others have joined in on the fun of teaching about socialism at a young age on a holiday that is all about “gimme.” The common theme in all of them is redistribution.
— The Rebel (@TheRebelTV) October 30, 2018
— Mark Anthony (@MC2085) October 31, 2018
Donald Trump Jr. even joked about teaching a socialism lesson to his daughter last year. Some claimed he wasn’t teaching about socialism, but “sharing,” which is what kids are supposed to do.
I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism. pic.twitter.com/3ie9C0jv2G
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2017
Last year, Donald Trump Jr. tried to teach his kid about socialism using Halloween candy, but his metaphor was wrong pic.twitter.com/OxzfK3n4id
— VICE News (@vicenews) October 31, 2018
All jokes aside, what would the world be like if more parents, like Murtaugh’s dad and Trump Jr., taught their kids at a young age about socialism? Would there be as many leftists currently pushing for the United States to become socialist?
While it doesn’t involve taking away candy from trick-or-treaters, per se, another Halloween-themed socialism post has been making its way around Twitter, as well. And this one also teaches the lesson well, perhaps best suited for the kids too old to trick-or-treat now.
— Libertarianism.org (@libertarianism) October 31, 2018
Turning Point USA at Louisiana State University has also taken advantage of Halloween to teach youth about the ills of socialism with their “Victims of Socialism Graveyard.” Their target audience is mostly college-age “kids.”
— TPUSA at LSU (@tpusalsu) October 31, 2018
Turning Point USA held one last year, complete with informative signs. The real stats about real lives lost is haunting.
— Kathy Zhu (@PoliticalKathy) October 30, 2017
ZeroHedge wrote in 2015 about “the human cost of socialism in power.” The article noted that “Some historians have estimated that as many as 200 million people may have died as part of the dream of creating a collectivist ‘Paradise on Earth.’”
“Making a better ‘new world’ was taken to mean the extermination, the liquidation, the mass murder of all those that the socialist revolutionary leaders declared to be ‘class enemies,’ including the families, the children of ‘enemies of the people.’”
So even though it may sound cruel to take candy away from kids at Halloween, the real cost to children when socialism is actually implemented is far more cruel … and even deadly. And that makes it all the more important to teach children, at every age, about what socialism really is and the true cost that comes with it.
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