Here is my layman understanding of socialism, and what is bad about it...
People/public form a pact, then establish a party which make a government.
People surrender their property to the government/party, everything, except personal belonging.
Government create departments etc as normal government.
Department create units, which will create factory, farms, hospitals etc etc
People work there and gain credits/money to get new things they want.
People make choice, Ipod or food or whatever they want.
Everyone work to get paid, other basic social stuff is free.
Get it everyone ? Socialism is akin to living in zoo as animals,
you get fed and houses (gov dependency),
you pose for visitor (work),
everything is taken care if - sick, education, transport etc etc (common social).
Get that clear.
Comparing to capitalist and for that someone (crony capitalist??? wth who cares about manicures)
You wake up in a jungle, you hunt, either in pack (company) or alone (pa & ma shop)
you kill elephant, you fed yourself, you kill nothing, you starve (reasons why you have beggars)
you look and make your own house, (reasons why you have "homeless")
if sick, you have to get Obamacare or pay the doc for drugs/sessions.
I hope that is clear. Some may argue about its communism/socialist vs capitalist or crony/extrme/public/corporatism, the minute difference. Stop that
politic/economic term manicures.
We are talking about socialism vs capitalism, lets lets just stick to socialism vs capitalism, since thats what everyone talking.
Here I list the bad side of socialism, this is what socialist really dont want to answer.
- No progress, if you make handphone, it will still be bulky like the 80s, but EVERYONE will have a handphone, bulky tho.
- Power abuse, the one who is in charge, tend to turn to dictator like, they want to be in charge.
- Loss of power to individual, this is expected, members are really open for abuse to the party leaders.
- Distribution channel disrupted/incapable to fill demand, lets sat theres drought/, not enough crops yield, you work in binoculars factory, they pay
you with binoculars! go figure how to eat, the binoculars are high class military grade and sold for USD30 (real value is hundreds), its a true
story by the way,
As you can see, its never about corporation having problem, that is non existant in a communist/socialist country. There is no problem about money
either, but there are problem in other areas you dont realise. Thats why I go nuts reading everyone post, yes, there are a few who DO grasp the
If you have a different socialism variant which have separate corporate entity other than the government, let it be known - its capitalist, do not
rebrand it as socialist stuff, because you will have problem explaining later.
There are only 2 entity, people and goverment,
government own factory/firms/corporations
people works there, if they dont like what the goverment do,
they revolt (reasons why you have Labor Party).
However, I still vouch for communist/socialist. Its really long shot.
By the way, if the entire world is based on communism/socialism, theres a BIG chance the alien will land, openly, they have similar
edit on 12-1-2014 by NullVoid because: (no reason given)