David Bruining
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What Works With Socialism?

What Works With Socialism?

Image By The Economist (2019)

Image By The Economist (2019)

Socialism has been tried over 100 times in over 100 years; over 100 million people have died.  Socialism is the greatest threat to not only American freedom but humanity’s freedom, prosperity, and progress.  It’s failed in the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Zimbabwe, the Korean Peninsula, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Vietnam, Cuba, Central America, China - basically all over the world.  Although, what aspects of Socialism have crept into our Western civilization?

Socialism stems from Communism.  To be Socialist, one must be communist, but one does not have to be Communist in order to be Socialist.  Nevertheless, Socialism is a social and economic order in which workers and consumers control production and community residents control all local productions.  In their view, the production of society is used for the benefit of all humanity, not for the private profit of a few. They believe that Capitalists force workers to sell their abilities and skills to those who own the workplace, where as in Socialism, the workers own the workplace.  It sounds appetizing, and that is what’s wrong with it. The most immense, overarching concept of Socialism that aids America today is known as the provision of infrastructure. The government’s basic want to control societally benefitting things like a fire department, police department, and paramedics.  Other commonwealth provisions under this umbrella include aviation services, telecommunications, postal services, national roads, railways, street lighting, and national defence, amongst others. It may be possible to provide normative guidance for the design, governance, repair, and planning of infrastructure projects.  Areas like this also help in urban advancement, planning, and regional development. Infrastructure investment directly affects economic activity and behavior. In fact, the government has increased spending on infrastructure for the benefit of the economy. Honestly, the main justification behind this is fear of failure: failure in the markets, failure in the private sector, failure in the American people.  We, as a culture, often back down from our goals because we fear we cannot do them; or worse, we fear that we will. Socialism acts as a protection from fear, longing, and failure. It offers a secretly filling substance–dependedness. Socialism puts the benefits to society over and above those that accrue from the individual. Capitalism made sure that this fall back on the government is as minimal as possible because, in America, the individual is in charge of his success.  Not the government. Nevertheless, the government seeks to ensure that the infrastructure is adequate for the demands of its people. That is, the Capitalist government does. The United States makes sure that its activities improve living standards and services, unlike Socialist countries. Countless times, believers in Socialism say that every man and woman will benefit from their platform, yet time and time again Socialist countries cannot provide food, housing, clothing, or any other basic need for its populous. Capitalism is king–serving its people for their own benefit; Socialism is death–killing its people for the politicians’ benefit.  

Socialism has both equal opportunity and equal outcome.  Everyone starts at the bottom. Everyone stays at the bottom, forever.  But hey, at least everyone is equal, right? The concept of equal outcome is idiotic, at its root.  The idea that everyone, globally, will be able to be prosperous–whether the individual has worked or not–is fundamentally incorrect.  And the idea that a society would be happy with tagalongs is preposterous. Think of a group project you’ve done in school: if there are 5 students, usually 2 of them do half of the work and the others are along for the ride.  It is this exact situation in a society–something called the Pareto Distribution. It is the theory that the square root of the number of people working do half of the work. This is why Socialism fails so miserably. Those along for the ride reap the exact same benefits as the ones doing half of the work.  It totally demolishes an individual’s will to work. It ruins a society. The concept that the United States did take, however, was equal opportunity. Any race, any gender, any religion, anybody can prevail is America’s economy.  It is the amount of work put into something–how high the individual can climb the ladder.  By virtue of its name, equal opportunity means equal opportunity in America. The individual is rewarded for his own work.  Not the work of others. To put it simply, there are no tagalongs in Capitalism. And to put it simply, Socialism Sucks.

Communist/ Socialist Death Total

Data from "Reflection on a Revaged Century"

Countries like the United States, Denmark, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom, and South Korea have adopted the revolutionary Capitalist mindset–running a country like a private business, having free trade, letting the individual run the economy with little government interference.  The Socialist countries that claim to be superior are sadly mistaken. Venezuela’s GDP has decreased a total of 15% since 2015. It’s economy is literally growing at a negative rate year over year since 2014.  He Capitalist countries of world have had just the opposite: the US has been increasing its GDP at an average 3.3% since 2015.  Socialism was made better because of Capitalism.

Capitalism will never be made better because of Socialism.