posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 09:34 AM
a reply to: intrepid
People consciously understanding that some problems and needs are societal. That as much as we claim to be individuals we are nothing without the
society we live in. Since any prosperity involves society and that many needs are shared it makes sense for everyone to share in the expences. - End
The police or firefighters for example. If a social construct does not pay for the programs there would be no organized programs.
It is impossible to have a functioning society without any form of socialism. The question then becomes how much socialism. The actual definition of
socialism covers s broad array of ideologies that are not mutually exclusive to one another.
It is not necessary to impose government owned property for everyone. A free-market seems more fair and in line with one's achievements. It is an
incentive to do better.
At the same time I would argue that we need a social housing program to take care of those who are unable for whatever reason to take care of
themselves. I don't believe alowing people to be homeless which has a negative impact on society as a whole is effective or humane.
I don't believe the nature of socialism dictates that we need to have some facist authority telling everyone what to do. But I think a flaw in human
nature causes an elitist class to rise to the top. At which point the elitist decide that they should be in control of others. It is elitism and not
socialism that gives rise to communism or fascism and is sold by the elitist to the people under the guise of socialism.
Socialism gets blamed for creating problems that it does not create. There is no ism that changes human nature. Which is why we need laws in place
that prevent socialism from ever becoming fascism or communism due to the whims of an elitist class.
edit on 3-7-2018 by Isurrender73 because: (no reason given)