reply to post by FractalChaos13242017
To answer your title, because people take it personally. Keep politics and personal feelings out of it all and socialism as a business model will work
just fine. Just ask Mark Murphy. And when I say don't take it personally, I mean everyone. From the people who implement the structure to the workers
who keep it alive by going to work everyday.
When socialism is wrapped in politics or personal ideologies, it fails. I don't think socialism was ever meant to be some sort of political or
personal endeavor by anyone. It was meant to help economies. The problem with it, I think, is that on it's inception it was meant as a tool for
government to help an economy. It never evolved out of that stage and that's why it doesn't work.
The key principle that needs to be applied here is to NOT TAKE IT PERSONALLY. On ANY level. This all goes back to the age old practice of keeping work
at work and home at home. In my opinion, work is not the place to voice your personal feelings. It's the perfect place for socialism to work if
people could just keep their feelings to themselves for 8 hours a day. But apparently that's too much to ask. This is true both at the ground level
and the corporate level. People on the ground level voice their personal feelings about how much money they don't make and people on the corporate
level think that they personally need more.
The ground level complains what they can't do personally with money while the corporate level is more than happy with what the can do personally with
Since the corporate level is what dictates
everything else ( tell me it doesn't ) it's up to them to keep their personal feelings and
political leanings out of the mix for the sake of business. If they did that, they would be able to take care of the economics of it all better to the
point where the money would be on a much more level playing field. Because when you get right down to it, keeping money evenly distributed is a good
business decision to make. But since the corporate level is corrupt because they feel
they need more money than what they had yesterday, that
decision trickles down and affects everything else on a business level that everyone else then takes personally.
There are bosses of small businesses and large corporations alike who feel that since they built that company from the ground up, put their own
personal life on hold for the sake of building up the business, that that gives them the right to interject their personal feelings into their
business decisions. Sorry, no it doesn't. And if they feel that way that's THEIR problem. If you work for yourself with no employees, that mindset
is OK. But when you start hiring people and putting paychecks in their pockets AND put your personal feelings into how you do that, you're screwing
them AND yourself.
The bottom line is this: There is no political system in peoples' minds that is more impersonal than socialism ( With the exception of communism )
There is also nothing more impersonal than a dollar bill. It doesn't love you, hate you, agree with you, talk back, or otherwise show any personal
qualities at all.
It's a piece of paper.
Why someone would want to take something so impersonal so personally is beyond me.
When you look at it and apply it this way, socialism and business are perfect for each other. If applied correctly, they're un-corrupted by the most
unsure thing this planet has ever known. Personal feelings. And THAT'S the trick. Keeping the two separated yet together at the same time. People as
whole just need to evolve to the point where they don't take money so personally.
( On the flip side.....people who say money can't buy happiness aren't spending it on the right things.)
Disclaimer: The contents of this post are meant for the ATS community at large. Not any ONE person. In other words.......nothing personal. It's meant
simply to show how socialism as a business model can work if applied correctly.
What you do in the privacy of your own home is your own business.