The redistribution of wealth by a government in any form is theft.
The Seductive Lure of Socialism from The Law
by Frederick Bastiat
Here I encounter the most popular fallacy of our times. It is not considered sufficient that the law should be just; it must be philanthropic. Nor is it sufficient that the law should guarantee to every citizen the free and inoffensive use of his faculties for physical, intellectual, and moral self-improvement. Instead, it is demanded that the law should directly extend welfare, education, and morality throughout the nation.
This is the seductive lure of socialism. And I repeat again: These two uses of the law are in direct contradiction to each other. We must choose between them. A citizen cannot at the same time be free and not free.
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was.
nice reading there......do you understand socialism?
What would you say about the progressive tax system, Social Security, Medicare, Public Schools, Pell Grants, gas tax for infranstructure and so on and so on..........I guess it was socialism to extend equal rights to all citizens;
out of all the system; none is good in itself and certainly capitalism is the worse kind IF left unchecked by the socialist PUBLIC. My guess is some smart Americans did read Karl Marx and learned how to avoid his predictions.....sadly capitalism is a monster that feeds itself hence the nation moving to the left YET again to avoid catastrophe.
The final goal of humanity is to better itself not to better the top 2 percent on the backs of the working class because at the end we all are slaves of those who control the means of productions.
I see you have been seduced.
Yes, the control of the collective over the individual, exactly as you've stated.
The denigration of opposing views through personal attacks and sel-aggrandisement is a poor substitute for intelligent discussion.
And you're supposed to be one of the smart ones???
Here's a good one for ya:
The Barack Obama in me popped out during the recent election, I voted 'present'!
Do you live in a society made of collective CONNECTED individuals or do you live by yourself and your actions have no impact on your neighbor whatsoever? Seduce? The only seduction is what capitalism without check and balance do to individuals that disregard the well being of the society to feed their greed.........look at the banking and lending industry during this last 8 years and tell me those big guys at Morgan Stanley, Fanie Mae and company exercise their "freedom" to oppress and steal from the working class.
What insult? I just asked you a question since I find very interesting that you bring a quote from a book discrediting socialism without understanding our system which is socialist in nature.
Why do you get hurt? Did I called you a name? I can bring quotes from Niche and Marx that look and sound all cute but do I understand them? That was my question directed at you since it seems you are a very capable individual.
People who discredit socialism in this country don't realize our NATION practice socialism to mitigate the damages of capitalism and to protect society from collapsing in itself when the working class revel against those who control the means of production. Back in the 30s conservative called Social Security socialism and opposed it.......what about unions that fought against child labor and worker endangerment? Conservative though this was a Communist agenda and that the market should correct itself.
Are we just delaying the inevitable predictions of Marx? Why the European Union and other countries SURPASS the US in standard of living and education despite being "socialists" nations?
Fear mongering lost in Nov4 as far as I'm concern..................what would you do when Obama improves the Health Care system by providing insurance to 48 millions of Americans who don't have it and it's the main cause for the ever increasing premiums and medical cost on those who have it? What would you say when the Insurance industry is stop dead on it's track from making the health business another tool for capitalism instead of actually providing health to those that are sick?
Our health system is a disgrace and an incredible weight on our economic system......and that's what happened when you look for unchecked and unregulated profits instead of actually serving the sick.
Is this socialism or actually improving our standard of living? We know how capitalists think..what about conservatives? Didn't they learned their lesson in the 60s to be in the wrong side of history?