Socialism Fails (Again)

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What boils me mad in the Wisconsin debacle is the failure of Socialism is staring people right in the face, and yet socialists believe somehow it was all a conspiracy on the part of Governor Walker.

Socialism’s weakness is that it is a parasitical philosophy, just like any other crime-based ideology. The crime of socialism is theft. The money that people create and breath value into is stolen in the name of the “public good”, then distributed based on political favoritism to rich and poor alike, with the politicians doing the redistributing taking all the credit.

Just like a society where theft is considered moral quickly discovers, the number of people willing to produce rather than participate in the massive theft on a grand scale diminishes. At the same time, the recipients of the blood money grow ever more gluttonous and demand more and more, without any consideration for the limited resources available to the politicians.

The end is written in the beginning. Eventually, socialists run out of other people’s money. Eventually, socialists break their government budget, and eventually, all become equally poor and destitute, the product of believing in the lie of thievery. Just like the family that goes on a spending spree, the debt becomes unpayable, and bankruptcy is the only option. Bankruptcy means someone will not get what they were promised.

If socialists want to do it right, they would have to build a system that has the following characteristics:

  1. Ensure that the “entitled” are relatively few in number, and receive relatively few benefits. Ensure that the entitled do not grow nor increase in received benefits.
  2. Ensure that the providers, the taxpayers, always have plenty of excess wealth that they don’t mind sharing for the brainless socialist plots. In order to do so, structure government so that the rich can get ever richer with low taxes, sensible and limited regulation, and eliminating the public deficit (which reduces the capital available to free enterprise.)
  3. Ensure that no matter what politic moods may prevail, the above two conditions remain inviolable, perhaps by encoding them into the constitutions of the land, or more appropriately, making them the primary tenets of socialism.

Of course, socialism as practiced has none of the traits above. The entitled always grow in number and cost. The economy always shrinks under excessive taxation, regulation, and public borrowing. And whatever limits are put into place originally are quickly violated.

It is often the socialist who accuses the capitalist of being small-minded. However, the socialist has no explanation of where he intends to get the money and ultimately value to finance his pipe dreams, nor does he have any concept whatsoever of what wealth is or where it comes from. Because of this, it is all but impossible to even have a sensible discussion with one, no matter their age or education background.

And when the house of cards come crashing down, the small-minded socialist, rather than investigating the root causes of the collapse, instinctively blames their political opponents, who were distinctly out of power when the socialist polices were enacted and thus cannot shoulder any of the blame at all. If anything, the anti-socialist is fervently busy trying to make the house of cards collapse softly, by absorbing future collapses in the present and stabilizing the system by enacting reforms that emphasize the above 3 sensible points.

I’ve seen through the socialist game a long time ago. I’ve long ago decided, as an individual, that I will not participate, to the extent possible, in this terrible fraud. I have lived my life, to the best of my ability, without accepting any public aid. I intend to establish my financial future today to ensure that when the time comes to collect Social Security and Medicare, the checks will never be cashed. This despite my already having given well over a hundred thousand dollars to Social Security and Medicare, money which I know doesn’t exist and is not mine nor ever will be.

Millions upon millions of Americans are doing the same. When the system ultimately collapses, it will be our food, our money, our expertise that will be there to rebuild a new, capitalist America, one where everyone will have opportunities to succeed rather than waiting for the next government handout.

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  2. tensor Says:

    What boils me mad in the Wisconsin debacle is the failure of Socialism is staring people right in the face,

    Whereas the failure of tax cuts for the rich to stimulate our economy has been going on for thirty years, to no noticeable effect amongst Republicans.

    …it was all a conspiracy on the part of Governor Walker.

    While a conspiracy usually has more than one person involved, he did first demand unproductive tax cuts for the rich, then blame the resulting budget problems on teachers.

    Socialism’s weakness is that it is a parasitical philosophy, just like any other crime-based ideology.

    Thank God we have Wall Street instead!

    The crime of socialism is theft.

    Thank God we have mortgage foreclosures under dubious circumstances!

    Just like a society where theft is considered moral quickly discovers,

    Like just grammar lost considered bad oh yeah,

    At the same time, the recipients of the blood money grow ever more gluttonous and demand more and more, without any consideration for the limited resources available to the politicians.

    Thank God President George W. Bush signed the bankster bailout!

    The end is written in the beginning. Eventually, socialists run out of other people’s money.

    But we can bail out Wall Street forever! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!!

    Eventually, socialists break their government budget, and eventually, all become equally poor and destitute,

    It would be horrible if the rich became like the rest of us. Trust me on this.

    It is often the socialist who accuses the capitalist of being small-minded.

    Thinking mostly about next quarter’s profits is the ultimate in broad-mindedness.

    The economy always shrinks under excessive taxation, regulation, and public borrowing.

    For example, the U.S. economy of 1940 was much larger and more robust than the U.S. economy of 1945, after the biggest period of taxation and public borrowing ever. (Trust us on this point, because we’ll get really, really angry if you start looking up facts.)

    This despite my already having given well over a hundred thousand dollars to Social Security and Medicare, money which I know doesn’t exist and is not mine nor ever will be.

    Just because YOUR money is fictional does not mean the rest of us cannot create real value.

    • Jonathan Gardner Says:

      You falsely assume I ever considered Wall Street, the foreclosure industry, the bank bailouts, or any number of other blatantly unconstitutional programs where money is transferred from the people to special interests to be a good thing. I whole-heartedly agree that no bank, corporation, union, individual or group of individuals should ever feed themselves on public money, except for the rare case of people who perform a service for the good of the entire whole, such as national defense or our court system.

      Or are you the type of person who considers one thing to be less evil because of the evil of another thing?

  3. tensor Says:

    You falsely assume I ever considered Wall Street, the foreclosure industry, the bank bailouts, or any number of other blatantly unconstitutional programs where money is transferred from the people to special interests to be a good thing.

    I assume that you write posts on topics you care about, and that the words you use express your true feelings. When you start writing multiple posts which demonize publicly-subsidized, corporate fat-cat value-destroying losers, and you write them in the same bitter, hateful terms which you use in your attacks upon our public schoolteachers, I will recognize an equality of feeling on your part.

    Until then, I’ll mock you for demonizing people who perform valuable services for us, and for your ignoring the public subsidies given to corporate losers who are vastly overpaid for the destructive “services” they have performed against us.

    (BTW, Sweden had a Socialist majority and prime minister for most of the last century, yet we never seem to hear about what a brutal, repressive, impoverished dictatorship the place has become. Care to explain why?)

    • Jonathan Gardner Says:

      What do you think it means when I ask for the federal budget to shrink and for the government to reduce its influence in our lives? Can I somehow advocate corporatism and small government at the same time? Is there some parallel universe where a tiny government can hand out cash to businesses?

      • demo kid Says:

        Can I somehow advocate corporatism and small government at the same time? Is there some parallel universe where a tiny government can hand out cash to businesses?

        Direct cash handouts? No. But a laissez-faire system means that businesses can feel free to pollute; to exploit their workers; to engage in monopolism, price fixing, and other anti-market behavior; and generally to operate in a way that is contrary to the interest of the public as a whole.

        Alternate systems are not that much better, but what you advocate is an approach that would put a vast number of the poor into truly desperate Third World conditions.

      • Jonathan Gardner Says:

        You know nothing of what capitalism looks like if you believe that it gives businesses carte blanche to pollute the environment.

        It’s really hard to argue with someone who doesn’t even bother to take the time to understand why someone would disagree.

        Pollution: Government is required to make sure people do not externalize costs. Milton Friedman talks endlessly about this. This is one of the (many) reasons why anarchy will never work. In a system were you cannot reasonably expect people to sue for damages, or where the action is more expensive than the remedy, then government is required to make sure people don’t exploit this to the detriment of others.

        Exploiting workers: As long as workers are free to choose, they can never be exploited. Do you think laborers who choose sweatshops over rice paddies are being exploited? Do they look at it that way? What would be worse is to remove the option to work in a sweat shop and condemn them to the rice paddies forever.

        Monopoly: Monopolies cannot exist without government force. Every so called monopoly has fallen due to natural market forces long before the government could do anything about it. Remember the so-called Microsoft monopoly? Where is that now? Where was it while the anti-trust case dragged on? Let the market do its work, and keep government out, and monopolies cannot exist.

        Price fixing: The only entity that can fix prices is government through the force of law. If a group of businesses joined together to fix prices, then they will be undercut by upstarts—upstarts that can only exist as long as government doesn’t outlaw them.

        Anti-market behavior: People acting according to their free will is, by definition, the free market. How can allowing people to act be considered anti-market?

        The poor benefit FAR MORE under capitalism than the rich. Consider this: capitalist countries have a massive discrepency between rich and poor, but their actual lifestyles are all but the same. The poor in the US have so much food available they grow fat. They have TVs, automobiles, and other luxury items that simply didn’t exist a hundred years ago. It is thanks to capitalism that Africa is climbing out of poverty.

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