Socialism is a lie, which is obvious from its basic premises and should not have needed over 100 years of failure to demonstrate. No one of sound mind can ignore that history, even if they don’t put two and two together from the basic premises. From Mark E. Jeftovic at guerrilla-capitalism.com:
“Want to be rich? Start a good business.
Want to be really rich? Become a socialist.”
There is no shortage of empirical data that socialism fails every time it has been tried, and leaves the largest body count in it’s wake. Dr. Kristian Niemtietz’s “Socialism: The Failed Idea that Never Dies” documents the three distinct stages socialism goes through
- The Honeymoon Phase
- The What Aboutery Phase
- And finally, when all that’s left is a smoking crater and a pile of bodies, “the not real socialism phase”
Niemietz documents each occurrence of socialism in the 20th century in his book to show that central planning and redistribution simply do not work.
Then there’s the Black Book of Communism, which tallies up the body count of the socialist regimes of the 20th century (over 100 million souls).
So it’s curious, why are our intellectual, cultural and sundry political and economic elites decrying capitalism and promulgating socialism as a cure for societies perceived ills?
The answer, I think, is because socialism isn’t actually meant to succeed economically. It’s successful if it keeps the population under control, and the elites in charge.