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The Socialist Lie

Socialism's Promises

Ah, the promises of socialism! Is there anything it can not do?

It seems like we are constantly being bombarded with messages on the Internet and in the media about how great things could be, if we would only be a little more willing to give the government a little more.  More of what?  Well, more of whatever it is the government decides it wants or needs at the moment.  Money (via taxes), our rights, trust – you name it, and the government needs it.  If only the government’s insatiable appetite for money and other resources could be fed, the people could live in some sort of wonderful, Utopic, Wonderland.  People would be able to have full-coverage health insurance, they need not worry about unemployment (because the government will either have work for the people, or because they will have plenty of benefits to disburse to the unemployed), all while the economy runs like a finely oiled machine.  This is the biggest promise, and still, the most undelivered upon promise, of socialism.

While we are told that equality is a good thing, and while it is – the kind of equality that we seek, doesn’t require the taking or ceasing of anything for the benefit of another.  Equal rights for all is a good example of the widely-supported equality in the United States.  The aim of socialism, namely the taking and redistributing of capital, is one of its most disgusting tenets to most Americans.  Equality through seizure and loss could not be any different from equality through symbiotic, shared benefits.  There has not been any economic system that has brought benefits and wealth to more people than capitalism.  While socialism promises it, capitalism delivers on more of socialism’s promises than it does!

The main promise (in the United States) seems to be that more and more socialism will (somehow) lift everyone into a state of equal finance.  While this seems like quite an attractive notion, and its adherents see it as a self-selling ideal – to tell people that if they support taking money from the rich, they will get a share of that money.  Who would be against such an easy way to “make” money?  Even an idiot would support an action that promises to line their wallet, regardless of where the money comes from.  An idiot indeed – who believes that something, be it money or any other resource, can be simply created from nothing.  And an idiot doesn’t stop and consider that the capital that is taken is capital that cannot be used on anything else.  So is it selfishness that provides the cornerstones for socialism?  Some argue that the driving force behind capitalism is greed, and while this may be true of both policies, the capitalist system relies on the belief that with greed, there comes a sense of self-preservation and mutual benefit with anyone involved.  Socialism is merely concerned with making, and keeping, whatever promises that will gain the policy-makers power.

We can still see the things socialism has delivered to its supporters in the 1950s automobiles being patched up, and limping along in Cuba and memories of Soviet breadlines.  The former Soviet breadlines have been replaced in recent history with numerous North Korean famines, and in the past few years, news has trickled from the country, that the government was struggling to even feed its army.  Various other left-wing juntas and leaders in Southeast Asia delivered little more than death and various forms of misery.

In the ends, throughout history, socialist leaders have been high on promise, and severely lacking in delivery.  The equality that leaders promised  their people, far too many times was delivered at either the end of a gun, or in a prison camp.  Hitler was painted as the killer of upwards of ten million people, his contemporary, Josef Stalin has been blamed for the deaths of up to 60 million Russians, Ukrainians, and Georgians.  Stalin’s centrally-planned, and failed, plans lead to intentional famines (See: Holodomor) and wasteful agricultural “reforms”.  The results of this central planning was anywhere from 2.4 to 7.5 million starved, dead Ukrainians.

So, to close, it is plain to see, over and over again how socialists seek to rise to power – by promising everything, including the moon.  Once they have ascended to power, it becomes a self-perpetuating system after that.  Continuing to build a small “inner circle” of comrades, while promising those that they “serve” that the goodies are on the way.  When the government doesn’t deliver – it is the fault of whomever the boogey-man is that they have chosen.  The system enters a giant feedback loop, and winds up helping no one but those in power.  For this blogger, it is an empty doctrine for empty heads.

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