Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
"Social responsibility" is only possible when people have more than what they need, and this is only possible under a capitalist/free market nation.
You can't, and most people wouldn't, give milk that your child needs for other children. You can only give to others when the needs of your family are met and exceeded.
Are there SOME people that share even under dire circumtances? Sure, but even those people don't give the food that their children, or themselves need to survive to another family.
Under socialism/communism, the "state/government", which in communism is called "the workers party", mandates and rations everything to the most basic needs to the point of starving most people living under such socialist/communist dictatorships.
Socialism and communism will always lead to dictatorship. There is no way out of that because once you give ALL power to the state, and take away individual freedom "for the good of all", you are in fact making sure that the people have no real power, and only a small group of people "who claim to be workers and represent workers" have all the power.
edit on 10-8-2012 by ElectricUniverse because: (no reason given)
The closest that the UK has been to socialism was the Atlee Government of 1945-1951. That government created the NHS, which the vast majority of we Brits regard with pride.