The Truth About Socialism
Socialism is a economic system in opposition to capitalism.
Mitt Romney has been heralded as a capitalist due to his private sector pursuits. However, while his conditional capitalization of floundering businesses may have succeeded in reorganizing them back into economic health, his reorganization of Massachusetts’ healthcare distribution was pure socialism.
Here is an interesting definition of Socialism by Albert Einstein. However, his ‘allocated production’ forgets that such allocation requires an all-powerful central government independent to market forces, i.e., natural law . . . i.e., a TYRANNY.
“I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate (the) grave evils (of capitalism), namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself and are utilized in a planned fashion. A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman, and child. The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow-men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society.” Albert Einstein, ‘Why Socialism?,’ 1949
Here is a more current definition of Socialism readily visible in our current political climate and the resulting Recession: SOCIALISM is a political allocation of goods and services in direct conflict with market forces and natural law ignoring the root causes of failed production, distribution, and social ills, THUS REQUIRING TAXATION OF PROPERTY OWNERS AND PRODUCERS IN ORDER TO THROW MONEY, INEFFECTIVELY AND WITH GREAT WASTE, AT THE PROBLEM ACCELERATING THE INEVITABLE FAILURE INTO AN EVENTUAL SYSTEMIC CATASTROPHY.
Let’s take the Healthcare issue. Healthcare costs have skyrocketed due to illegal immigration, abuse of the personal injury settlement process, and out-of-control costs of educating doctors. The start of the solution is in the following link, but that would insult various special interest groups. So, politicians force increased health insurance premiums to subscribers . . . this is a Microeconomic model of what is happening through Socialist control of goods and services.
Let’s look at the Illegal Immigration issue. Illegal immigrants outnumber legal visa holders 30-to-1. The INS is therefore completely ineffective and must divert its resources to hide the illegal immigrant problem forcing, by Federal Mandate, private and state services be provided to the illegal aliens and their children.
Instead of ‘fixing’ the current misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment, i.e., birthright citizenship merely by birth on U.S. soil, the entire population is ‘taxed’ in order to cover up illegal immigrant need for housing, food, education, and medical care.
Einstein noted that Socialism had to be educated into the public. Our public schools not only teach Socialism, but require taxation of Property in order to fund schools and teacher/administration salaries and pensions . . . if you don’t pay your Property Tax, you lose your property . . . again, TYRANNY.
Therefore, SOCIALISM can be defined as a POLITICAL COWARDICE, that Cowardice converted into Tyranny over the regular, law-abiding citizen.
January 23, 2012 by Paraleaglenm
“SOCIALISM can be defined as a POLITICAL COWARDICE” Yes, cowardice, or timidity, on the part of the public towards their government which they allow to run roughshod over their liberty, especially their financial liberty. The problem is that only a minority of voters have any financial interest at stake when those who do not vote to raise the property taxes of others when they themselves pay none. That is taxation without fair representation. That is where the slope of democracy becomes very slanted and self-serving. The economic justice that socialists want does not extend to those who they can squeeze for cash to fund their desired social benefit programs. Since they are mostly atheists, they wouldn’t give a thought to charitable giving as a means of supporting their government-fed charitable causes because then they would have to stoop to the demeaning task of actually *asking* for funds instead of just taking them by legal coercion and force of law.
Even an Einstein wasn’t an Einstein when it came to sociological reality and awareness of human nature. But then he didn’t have the hindsight of what the Great Society wrought on the American landscape, namely the greatest collapse of traditional values ever see in such a short period. Of course the coarsification of culture brought on by the cultural revolution of the 60’s made it all even worse. If the country had never had the re-vitalization of values and national self-esteem that arose under Reagan, how much worse would the landscape be today? Unthinkable. We need to get another big dose of that re-invigoration to help push those who live off in the weeds of relativism into the stream of constitutional fundamentalism. AN