posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 11:56 PM
What is bad about socialism.
The thing be avoided here is the level of government handling the issue, and the size of it as a result.
Socialism stands for centralizing government. Other forms of government also centralize it. Communism, fascism etc. Always forms of authoritarian
governments. Because that is what an authoritarian government is.
This means for the entire country, we are given 1 program for healthcare, 1 program for education and so on. This is very bad. It will be sold as
being for the good, but the real truth is they just used that as an excuse to gain control. Once the control is given, then it can be directed in
different directions. Just take a look at education. Given for good reasons, and then you get stuck with someone like GWB's plans.
When you have 1 program for all, then the amount of change that can happen in that program is limited. If the program goes bad under someone like
GWB, the entire country is made to suffer the effects. It then takes 4-8 years for any chance at "change". At which point, you have 1 vote in
100 million or so, which makes up a small %. Meanwhile, you are held to whatever the majority happen to vote for. You have very little to 0 power
or control over your own life. Again, nobody is going to sell it on the bad angles. It will be sold on the "We will make it better" points.
Democrat and republican are just 2 teams of the same game, more to come on that.
The constitution and this country was setup not on centralization of power, but on decentralization. Lets examine that a bit. We will just go 1
level lower, to the states.
Instead of 1 program, you now have 50 programs. Each working to be the best it can be, because that is what people want. When a state does the
wrong thing, it's only that state that suffers. When a state does a good thing, the other 49 states can easily pick that good thing up and add it
to their program. When 1 state screws up, they have 49 other programs to look at and use to improve from. You don't have that with centralization,
just more baseless promises.
Your 1 vote represents a much higher % of the total vote, and you get to vote more often - every 2 years. You are not also at the same time being
forced to vote on things like foreign policy and domestic issues. If you do not like the state you live in, you can always move to another state
that is more inline with your ideals. While still keeping the rights you enjoy as an American.
You can take this even further, to a community and local level that handles the bulk of the social load. Then instead of 50 programs, you have
100's of thousands. You then have much more choice available, and in the elections your 1 vote and voice makes up a huge percentage. You can get
the council yourself. The people in control are your neighbors and they will have to answer to the public in what they do.
I'll bet few people realize that things like the underground railroad could have never existed in a centralized government. As all states would
have had to be free or slave states, there would have been no safe haven available to get them too.
Both the democrats and republicans work for centralization of everything. They represent "2" sides. But if you combine the government the
republicans want, with the government the democrats want - what do you get? You get a totally authoritarian government. All the while they are
elected on what? The government they don't want to give you. The democrats promise social freedoms. The republicans promise economic freedoms.
In the end do you actually get either of these freedoms? No. Because it's all about just getting that control. Voluntary slavery.
But when was the last time a government program was cut? Republicans got into power, did they reduce the size of the democrat programs? Nope, they
increased it in record amounts. Did Bill Clinton before him get rid of any republican programs? Nope. It's a myth they downsized the army in
his time, they just renamed the units. Then they would say they got rid of this "unit". I was in a unit that was renamed after a history going
back to atleast WW2.
So you accept the government that side wants in exchange for the freedoms they are supposed to represent. We call it the lesser of 2 evils. If only
people could realize - you are still voting for evil. Anytime I hear "bipartisan" all I hear is "break out the Vaseline".
Every issue has 2 questions. The first question is kept silent, is biased against in all the media and if you mention it you will be called names and
censored. The first question is - should the federal government be involved in this? Both republicans and democrats answer - yes. Then they
present different sides for you to "vote" on, as for the direction it goes which is the 2nd question. All you ever see in the media and from
republicans is the 2nd question.
Quite clever honestly. Most people stayed wrapped up in blaming the government the other side wants for all the problems, and then end up conforming
to the mold presented to further the "team".
Democrats and republicans, blue team, red team. Same game. The game of getting control over people and resources for personal gain.
I'll take "How do you get people to enslave and poilce themselves for $1000 alex".