This explains why Socialism won't work and always fails.
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great .equaliser
The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on this plan". All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A.... (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when the government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment.
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Do you know your left from your right?
One learns how words are cunning little things which over the course of time, decide that they want to mean something different from what they used to mean.
So roll back the mists of time to the early 1930's. Europe was a decade on from the end of WW1, and there was political turmoil in Germany.
A huge struggle was taking place between the various groups that made up the socialist political parties.
In the event,it came down to two main groupings, the Communists, who flourished after the Russian revolution in 1918: these were the ones who followed a harsh form of extreme socialism, which envisaged the whole world governed under one ruling body (this persists today under the guise of the One World Order movement), and the other group were equally socialist in outlook, but had a dominant sense of nationalism. This group had the title of the National Socialist German Workers Party, which was abbreviated to the form NAZI,for short.
Thus there were two main competing violent groups both promoting extreme policies: consequently in order to make an easy distinction between the two, the Communists were referred to as the Left wing of the socialist movement, whilst the NAZI Party became identified as the Right wing. Both totally Socialists in their politics separated only by their approach as either an international or national movement. BOTH ARE PROPONENTS OF FORMS OF FASCISM.
AS I said initially, words have a habit of turning up at a later date, pretending to have a new meaning, such that Right Wing is now confused with meaning some form of Conservatism: not so for the original use.
As Winston Churchill once commented, the United States and the United Kingdom were two nations divided by a common language. So keep a close eye on the little blighters you never know what they will morph into next.
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COMMUNISM THE NEXT STEP AFTER SOCIALISM
Marx called the consummate empire “capitalism,” the state of destruction “socialism,” and desolation “communism.” The idea was that in the state of communist desolation, all morals, traditions, beliefs, institutions, hierarchy, and values would have been destroyed. The goal of communism is the destruction of humanity. From this perspective, the idea of communist movements is to accelerate the downfall of society—to advance it more rapidly toward the state of desolation, in which humankind is devoid of the values that maintain social and moral harmony.