Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Fatal Flaw of Socialism

Two of my long list of favorite blogs to read are Bookworm Room, and The American Thinker. They are both prolific blogs and the content changes frequently, so for a junkie like me, it's a no brainer. The opinions offered on both also closely reflect the conclusions I've come to about life in my own experience as well. Although Bookworm Room is a blog mainly written by one woman, American Thinker is a collection of essays from many contributors.

Nevertheless, Bookworm Room had a post today that referenced a particular essay by Joe Herring, published at The American Thinker. Joe relates his experience with a young co-worker who seemed to understand the intent of Socialism, but was never educated on the consequences and the natural outcome of such regressive social constructs as communism, socialism, progressiveism and collectiveism. He quotes 20th century economist Fredrich Von Hayek's prophetic pamphlet "The Road to Serfdom.

To paraphrase the essay, Socialism requires that everybody "play nice," according to the rules. Unfortunately, Man is a perverse creature and there will be some who will never play by the rules, for one reason or another. Perhaps the joy of just going against the majority, or because they just want to be left alone. The natural progression of what happens to the dissenters, rolls down the slippery slope from re-education to elimination.

I agree with him when he says that we must inform our friends, our neighbors and anybody else who will listen that this is a failed ideology, and will never work because there is no "right" way to do it. Socialism is critically flawed because it does not take the perverse nature of Man into consideration and it demands the rigid adherence of all who live under it for it to survive.


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