posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 03:53 PM
To be honest I don't know enough about socialism to really criticize it, at-least in every aspect. One thing that irriates me is people who scream
"socialist", as if it's the devils' system; yet most of these people don't know a single thing about it in the first place.
Now, the OPs post comes off to me as demonstration of communism more-so than socialism. Socialism is a economic system where the government oversees
corporations/businesses to make sure they're not cheating the public; the people pay higher taxes but are supplied with the basic necessities, e.g.
free education, healthcare, etc. Socialist criticize capitalism for materialist reasons, but I do believe they can intermingle.
What we have today essentially is a government with pseudo-socialist oversight, that has now devolved into a crony-capitalist, corporatist welfare
state; approaching full-on fascism. The biggest problem is government and corporations are absorbing each-other, becoming a symbiotic abomination that
favors the ___ percent. Pathocrats, plutocrats, & oligarchs call the shots; they own and run the media, bailout their buddies on an international
scale. Being the lawmakers, they absolve themselves from acts of fraud, counterfeiting, money laundering, armed robbery, terrorism, and other crimes
So, to be honest, I wouldn't really mind seeing some socialist policies in place, just not full on socialism. Free-market capitalism is appealing but
if the market doesn't self-regulate and keep each-other in check, there should be safety nets in place. Free education and free healthcare sound
great, but as far as I know, socialist ideology relies on heavy taxes to enact. This goes against principles such as, the individual has the right to
choose whether or not to pay income taxes. Currently that's not the case and I find it extremely unethical; especially seeing as most of our tax
dollars are going towards perpetuating wars and supplying the special interest with the extra momentum they need to continue to rape the country.
Perhaps we could have an opt out for [some] taxes, in which case those that keep all their profits don't receive free education or healthcare. Those
that opt in will. The same goes for entitlement programs. In any case, I believe individual sovereignty should be respected to the utmost.
At the very least, GET THE MONEY OUT OF POLITICS. End this corporate welfare and return power to the people. We can debate about which socialist
policies will or will not work afterwards.