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Facebook Removes Post Denouncing Anti-Socialist Fear

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posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 11:55 AM
So I posted on Facebook about a question that popped into my head. How is Socialism evil? What is wrong with helping the masses? Before they removed it, I was able to memorize what I had posted. This is what it had said:

So a question popped into my head... If Socialism makes everyone equal and helps spread help to the masses, how is it evil? I guess if you are for natural selection it can be considered evil, but since when has mankind cared about that? Think about it. Communism is not evil. You know what is evil? Greed.

I do not think Socialism is evil. I do not think Communism is evil. I do not think Capitalism is evil. What I do think is evil is human greed. With human greed, anything becomes evil.

Can someone please enlighten me on the reasoning behind the hatred of Socialism? I get why people would hate Capitalism, it encourages greed and easily can be corrupted. I would rather have a Capitalist nation, one in which I may advance myself through duty and hard work, but the way things are now... I don't know if it is the best way to go. The poor get poorer and the rich get richer.

Complete Socialism isn't great either, considering there is no incentive. Is there a way to have the best of both worlds?

posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 12:02 PM
Did you post this on your own facebook page? Seems like a very odd thing for them to remove.

Farmville is more or less a vision of a Socialist utopia same for a lot of the little games they have, my gf runs some kind of virtual bakery and people are always donating things to her to sell

posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 12:07 PM
reply to post by davespanners

Yes, I had posted it to my profile. If Facebook didn't do it, then someone else did, obviously. There is only one other person that I know of that has my login information, and I know that person didn't do it.

It does seem strange to me too, that is one reason why I posted this thread, to help make sense of it all.

posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 12:12 PM
The only thing I can think of is that you should change your password, esp in light of this story about thousands of facebook logins being available free on the net.

posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 12:32 PM
I'm sorry that they deleted your post. That sort of behavior is uncalled-for, especially since there was nothing inflammatory about your post.

Originally posted by Bushido Kanji
Can someone please enlighten me on the reasoning behind the hatred of Socialism?

This is a complex issue that requires a good bit of education in economics, but a lot of it boils down to the fact that socialism is fundamentally incapable of making good on its promises. I would recommend the site as a good starting point in learning why.

Aside from economics, another issue is human nature. Greed is not something that can be stamped out by government; if anything a from-the-top attempt to stamp out greed will only magnify it in several ways.

For one, it will attract the worst of the worst to the positions of authority in the socialist system. There's a reason all attempts at Communism have resulted in rule by sociopaths. This is not mere historical accident. It's exactly what you would expect from an attempt to implement Marxist theory in practice, if you take into account human nature.

For another, the people themselves begin to mistrust and envy each other. Once "equality" becomes an ideology, in place of the more realistic "life ain't fair but it's all about attitude" approach, any perceived "inequality" becomes magnified. I spent half a year in 2003 studying abroad in Sweden, a supposed socialist paradise. In a casual conversation, one of my roommates who was Swedish (and spoke English like a champ) mentioned that envy is a huge part of their culture, and affects their social interactions (it started with him talking about how much he secretly hates his friend because, though they were both in college, he expected him to have a higher-paying job coming out). Maybe it was just this one guy's neurotic problem. But it's just an example in any case. Anyway it seems pretty natural to me that an ideology of equality would breed envy, especially since true equality is impossible unless we're all clones. That is, nature herself abhors true equality.

Lastly (for this post anyway), it's not real charity. Real charity, that is I voluntarily making a sacrifice for someone I can see is in genuine need, results in feelings of gratitude in the person in need, and feelings of potency and righteousness in me. Socialism instead breeds feelings of indignant entitlement and expectation in the receivers of government benefit, and feelings of unfair treatment in those who pay more into the system than they get. Perhaps it's identical to charity in a physical sense, but emotionally socialism and true charity are two completely different animals. Socialism is a cheap substitute for it.

Anyway, I could say a whole lot more on this subject. Suffice it to say socialism does not deliver on its promises. It sounds great to the naïve, which explains its immense popularity in spite of its intellectual bankruptcy. But whenever actually implemented, it results in social stagnation, envy and antagonism, and general misery.

edit on 17-9-2010 by NewlyAwakened because: (no reason given)

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