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THE TERMINAL DISADVANTAGES OF SOCIALISM!!!

Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

This definition of socialism gotten from Google is really a valid form of government for small communities such as communes, a kibbutz, or the Amish and not appropriate for a nation. The Israelis tried kibbutz socialism on a national scale and it was a huge failure since all the kibbutzes complained that they weren’t getting their fair share of tax dollars. So the true definition of socialism should read “regulated by the GOVERNMENT as a whole” and this is really a form of communism with minimal or no personal property ownership.

Pure socialism leads to communism if it is not already communism to begin with but basically socialism in a Democratic Republic means government welfare, control, or the distribution of tax dollars to healthcare, education, shelter, transportation, food, child support, and even work to those subjectively viewed to be worthy of support by the government.

The unemployed and also destitute should have a safety net of government support in their time of greatest need so you could say that limited socialism for the unemployed and also destitute is a necessary thing. For the working population, especially the middle class and wealthy, modified capitalism with Social Security and Medicare is the preferred system of government. I call this Capsocialism and I have explained it in my blog and book GLOBALISM.

There are problems with socialism other than the fact that it is extremely expensive and winds up taxing 60% or more of worker’s income. The biggest problem is that an incentive to work is virtually killed off if all of your basic needs are payed by the government and you can live relatively comfortably off of the government dole.

“Free” healthcare, free education, free shelter, free transportation, free food, and free child support and many women don’t have to work if they have offspring. The government becomes the husband bringing home the money to pay for everything. In effect, there is less of an incentive to work because the rewards are not great enough to work smart and hard and noticeably increase your standard of living.

Pure socialists advocate central planning and ownership of the means of production and distribution by the government. This is disastrous because market pricing information is no longer available and decisions are often made by the seat of the pants without basing it on economic reality of actual cost vs. actual benefit.

Big bureaucratic corporations are highly inefficient and a big bureaucratic government in charge of almost everything is even more inefficient. Big bureaucracies are seldom accountable. They make very poor economic choices and when they make a choice it is usually extremely expensive and usually can be done at less cost by an efficient private for profit business which has competitors.

Central planning by the government was a colossal failure in the Soviet Union, Mao’s China, and more recently in Venezuela. Big power corrupts and big control over the economy means sweet heart deals with big corrupt institutions which suck on the government teat. The long duration destiny of pure socialism and pure communism is bankruptcy due to inefficient stupidity and corruption by bureaucrats.

Humans take better care of personal property that they own rather than communal property which they don’t feel responsible for, especially if they see many other lazy humans benefiting from their hard labor. That in a nutshell is why pure socialism and pure communism fail in the long duration. Humans need personal private property to function responsibly within a nation.

Socialism sucks in the long duration because more and more humans play the system for their own benefit with minimal effort on their part. The few remaining workers with income are taxed to such a high degree that their incentive to continue working is drastically reduced. The whole economy eventually comes to a grinding halt which we could call national bankruptcy where national expenses far exceed the national income.

Economically there is less growth and less entrepreneurial attempts and less competition in modified socialism. This may not be that bad because continuous economic growth on a finite planet results in a devastated environment in the long duration. However, regulating the money supply so there is no inflation or a constant value for money is the financial solution to the problem which no government has the balls to do. It is a global money supply and the big international banks have no interest in zero inflation so no government is currently supporting a zero inflation policy with it’s currency.

Conclusion:

Socialism sometimes works in small communities of about 150 humans who know each other by name and interact frequently. They may have some private property but mostly the efforts or income of the community are usually distributed equally among its members. Lazy humans or slackers are usually frowned upon and peer pressure exerted when needed. A successful small community is usually one where all the members have the same morality and often the same religion.

Socialism does not work in the long duration when run by a big inefficient and corrupt national bureaucracy. It winds up killing the incentive to work for most humans resulting in greater expenses than income. Unless the social setup is radically changed when things get desperate it can lead to national bankruptcy.

 

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THE WORLD ECONOMY EXPLAINED WITH JUST TWO COWS!!!

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It is a little humorous, overly simplified, exaggerated,and unjustly stereotypes certain countries but the article makes for an interesting amusing read if you know much about economics and political systems.

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CAPSOCIALISM: THE JUST WORLDWIDE SOCIETY

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Sharing emotions about past events is called empathy but most of us think of sharing as the sharing of a possession or an experience with someone. 

Learning to share does not come naturally to offspring who are very possessive and don’t usually want to share their toys.

Philosophically communism is sharing property which no one legally owns and it has been an abysmal failure because something which one doesn’t own is usually something which one does not take care of very well.

Owning of property by two humans gives rise to an ethical question. If one breaks the property then who pays for fixing it or is responsible for fixing it? Is it both parties that have the responsibility to fix it or is the one responsible for breaking it the one who pays to fix it?

Communism says it is both parties that bear the responsibility for fixing it and that is why injustice is felt by individuals who basically have to pay for another’s mistakes which includes reproductive mistakes or mishandling of the property which should include your genetic offspring.

Mutual ownership is practiced by some rare communal groups and cooperatives but they are frequently not very stable organizations because someone always feels that one is getting most of the benefit out of communal property and the other is left shorthanded. That is why the right to private property and private offspring is such an important right since it assigns responsibility of the property to the owner of the property who then is responsible for taking care of it. If the owner of the property including offspring does not take care of it then they should be penalized for mishandling the property.

Taxation is sharing your wealth with the government bureaucracy and the general welfare. This is why humans think it is unjust if the government is doing an inefficient bureaucratic job and giving their money to special interests which do not benefit the general welfare. Citizens are only willing to share their wealth voluntarily if they feel that the government is doing a just distribution of their wealth for the whole nation.

If given the choice of being taxed or not taxed most citizens would voluntarily opt out because the present state of government is so unjust and most, except for the wealthy and those on welfare, feel that they are contributing more than their just share to the operation of government.

The higher the taxation the more communistic or socialistic a nation becomes and the less efficient and unjust it becomes in sharing your wealth with others.

Socialism is delegating personal responsibility to the government where government increasingly becomes a parental figure taking care of all of your life’s needs. If you become sick, it is paid for by others, if you have offspring they are subsidized or partially paid for by others, if you become unemployed you get generous financial support from others until you get another job.

That many citizens begin to work the system or milk it for maximum personal benefit is the result of socialism and this parasitic nature causes the costs for the nation to increase without any motivation to decrease the generous support in the long duration. 

You get rewarded generously for being sick, for being a mother with children, and for being unemployed. The result in the long duration is more sick humans, more unwed mothers with children on the dole, and many on never ending unemployment benefits. The incentive to work greatly decreases and the long duration result is a bankrupt social system where almost everyone prefers to be on government welfare benefits. The ultimate result of progressive socialism is a government ruling bureaucracy with everyone dependent on it or in reality communism which is a colossal historical failure.

How do you put the incentive to live financially responsibly back into socialism which so desperately needs it?

Create two classes of citizens. One class the destitute and unemployed who are totally dependent on the government and the other a working class which is totally responsible for its own medical care, unemployment costs, and child support. If you bankrupt yourself with medical costs, unemployment costs, or child costs then you become a member of the destitute and unemployed class totally dependent on the government with a low standard of living and little free choice.

If you are totally dependent on the government then your voting rights will be less or a fraction of the voting rights of working citizens. You will lose your right to a motorized vehicle and be dependent on government door to door delivery of basic standardized needs such as food, drink, clothing, sanitary needs, cell phone, and computer and you will live mostly in high rise apartment dwellings with or without offspring.

If you are single then you will be sharing that apartment with other welfare recipients sleeping in bunk beds more than one to a room. In effect it should be a prison like system without locks so you have the incentive to go on the internet and get reeducated in a useful job which will result in mobility freedom and the luxury of purchasing what you want and when you want it. Yes, there will once again be an incentive to get back into the work force and enjoy basic luxuries such as food and drink which you like and a dwelling in a location of your personal choice.

Yes, incentive can be put back into a socialist system but you will need two classes of citizens with different political voting power so that those on welfare do not enslave the working class of citizens. What is this new updated form of socialism called? I don’t have a name for it but it can be called Capsocialism or a mix of responsible capitalism with the social need for a safety net for the destitute and also unemployed!!!!!!

EVERY HUMAN IS NOT EQUAL ALL THE TIME and if you are destitute and unemployed then you are not equal to the working citizens of a nation. One person one vote because everyone is equal all the time? No they are not! If everyone has equal voting power throughout their lifetime then communism is the long duration unjust result. Yes, as soon as you are employed you get back your full voting rights!!!!!! The concept of human equality in its present form is outdated and needs radical revision!!!!!!

Financially independent responsible healthy citizens and families are the necessary backbone of a just society and that means that you should be rewarded for being healthy, having a job, and responsibly taking care of your offspring. If you aren’t healthy, don’t have a job, and can’t take care of your offspring financially then you should be punished with a lower standard of living than the employed financially responsible humans.

This kind of a just society promotes the reproduction of healthy, educated, good parents who feel a caring responsibility for their offspring. Once again responsible citizens will be justly rewarded and financially irresponsible uneducated citizens without a job will be punished justly for their irresponsibility. There will be an incentive to remain healthy, to be educated with a job, and to have offspring only if you can afford them financially.

Society will once again have just purpose and those financially responsible will reproduce in greater numbers than the financially irresponsible ones. Today the financially irresponsible members of society are being rewarded disproportionately and that is why all the responsible working citizens in the society sense profound injustice and there is family breakdown with the offspring suffering the most and handicapping the next generation.

A financially irresponsible society gets more unjust from generation to generation and a financially responsible society gets more just from generation to generation. You can control society with money in a just way or you can control society with money in an unjust way and I think that controlling society with money in a just way is preferable.

The financially poor are always at a disadvantage in any society because their education is relatively bad and useless and a cohesive family structure is not encouraged financially resulting in irresponsible behavior and a high crime rate. A lower standard of living WITHOUT MONEY to spend on drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, and unwise luxuries is necessary coupled with an incentive to get reeducated or educated in a useful job is vital.

Ultimately useful interactive audio visual education in the home for both parents and offspring should be the goal in an upwardly mobile society where a secure living environment exists for parents and offspring and a desire to get off of a standardized MONEY FREE living environment which has no special mobility and no freedom of choice to buy what you want and when your want.

Humans on welfare WITH MONEY TO FREELY SPEND make largely bad choices in food, drink, clothing, lifestyle, and education and they must be motivated to get usefully educated so that they can successfully join the financially responsible working class. Humans and offspring living in a drug free crime free environment with financial minimum security can be motivated to join the financially responsible working class through personal time, effort, and achievement educationally which is the foundation of a healthy responsible living lifestyle.

Everyone will not put in the necessary time, effort, and achievement to become employable so they will be destined to live a totally dependent welfare lifestyle for the rest of their lives. They will not be profligate money spending irresponsible spending units and will not cost the working taxpayers that much money and they will be living efficiently with minimum cost to the nation.

If they reproduce irresponsibly then they will not get more money from the government for additional offspring but will be punished by having to live with many adult offspring in a congested lifestyle for the rest of their lives if the offspring do not get properly educated and join the independent lifestyle of the working class.

Do you want to have badly educated adult offspring living with you for the rest of your life or are you going to make sure that they study hard and become employable members of society and go out and make it on their own leaving you to live in relative comfort in your old age?  

Just population control will exist in society and the financially poor will be incentivized to work hard at educating themselves so that they can become financially contributing members of society and not the other way around which is becoming lifelong parasites on the society and contributing nothing towards the general welfare of society.

Capsocialism will ultimately make political parties obsolete because the only financial issue will be how much money will go towards the support of the destitute and also unemployed. The other primary role of government will be to ensure the survival of biodiversity, wilderness, and a minimally polluted environment so that future generations can live healthy productive lives.

Do we really need pseudo political parties which unjustly benefit their special interests which is the very rich and those on welfare? Political parties are an unjust anachronism which change corrupt leadership and solve no social problems in the long duration.

China and Russia can also institute Capsocialism with only one party in control and create a just society without the need for giving voting rights to the public. Smart political leadership which solves social problems is what is needed and not stupid leadership which rewards profligate spending and irresponsible reproduction in society.

Capsocialism means that there will no longer be a need for government funded social workers who solve no social problems but make them worse. There will be less need for psychiatrists, doctors, and jails because the poor will be free of drug use and dysfunctional financially irresponsible lifestyles. They will not be involved in accident prone dangerous lifestyles and will be eating healthy standardized food which will result in minimal medical expense funded by the government.

The truly poor will have no free money to irresponsibly spend on social vices and society will improve from generation to generation and not become more dysfunctional from generation to generation.

The concept of true social freedom will have to change to one of true freedom only if you are financially responsible with money. If you are financially responsible with money then you are a true adult and can spend it almost any way that you choose provided that it does not endanger the lives of your fellow working citizens.

If you are not financially responsible then you are not an adult yet and will have to continue your education until you qualify for adult working responsibility. Adults on welfare are realistically only dependent children dependent on the taxpayer’s money and their lifestyles must be controlled or supervised as are the lifestyles of children.

How do you transition to a Capsocialism society? My evergreen truth books CHANGES IN WELFARE LAWS, EDUCATION REFORM, JUSTICE, and NEW CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES outline in somewhat great detail how this can be done. Join me in trying to make this world a more just society by promoting the principles of Capsocialism.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SHARING***

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Share: v. to contribute for mutual benefit such as alternating possession of a subset(s) and/or using a subset(s) at the same time by two or more lifeforms

Sharing emotions about past events is called empathy but most of us think of sharing as the sharing of a possession or an experience with someone. 

Learning to share does not come naturally to offspring who are very possessive and don’t usually want to share their toys.

Philosophically communism is sharing property which no one legally owns and it has been an abysmal failure because something which one doesn’t own is usually something which one does not take care of very well.

Owning of property by two humans gives rise to an ethical question. If one breaks the property then who pays for fixing it or is responsible for fixing it? Is it both parties that have the responsibility to fix it or is the one responsible for breaking it the one who pays to fix it?

Communism says it is both parties that bear the responsibility for fixing it and that is why injustice is felt by individuals who basically have to pay for another’s mistakes or mishandling of the property.

Mutual ownership is practiced by some rare communal groups and cooperatives but they are frequently not very stable organizations because someone always feels that one is getting most of the benefit out of communal property and the other is left shorthanded. That is why the right to private property is such an important right since it assigns responsibility of the property to the owner of the property who then is responsible for taking care of it. If the owner of the property does not take care of it then they usually wind up losing it partially or entirely in a just way.

Taxation is sharing your wealth with the government bureaucracy and the general welfare. This is why humans think it is unjust if the government is doing an inefficient bureaucratic job and giving their money to special interests which do not benefit the general welfare. Citizens are only willing to share their wealth voluntarily if they feel that the government is doing a just distribution of their wealth for the whole nation.

If given the choice of being taxed or not taxed most citizens would voluntarily opt out because the present state of government is so unjust and most, except for the wealthy and those on welfare, feel that they are contributing more than their just share to the operation of government.

The higher the taxation the more communistic or socialistic a nation becomes and the less efficient and unjust it becomes in sharing your wealth with others.

Socialism is delegating personal responsibility to the government where government increasingly becomes a parental figure taking care of all of your life’s needs. If you become sick, it is paid for by others, if you have offspring they are subsidized or partially paid for by others, if you become unemployed you get generous financial support until you get another job.

That many citizens begin to work the system or milk it for maximum personal benefit is the result of socialism and this parasitic nature causes the costs for the nation to increase without any motivation to decrease the generous support in the long duration. 

You get rewarded generously for being sick, for being a mother with children, and for being unemployed. The result in the long duration is more sick humans, more unwed mothers with children on the dole, and many on never ending unemployment benefits. The incentive to work greatly decreases and the long duration result is a bankrupt social system where almost everyone prefers to be on government welfare benefits. The ultimate result of progressive socialism is a government ruling bureaucracy with everyone dependent on it or in reality communism which is a colossal historical failure.

How do you put incentive back into socialism which so desperately needs it?

Create two classes of citizens. One class the destitute and unemployed who are totally dependent on the government and the other a working class which is totally responsible for its own medical care, unemployment costs, and child support. If you bankrupt yourself with medical costs, unemployment costs, or child costs then you become a member of the destitute and unemployed class totally dependent on the government.

If you are totally dependent on the government then your voting rights will be less or a fraction of the voting rights of working citizens. You will lose your right to a motorized vehicle and be dependent on government door to door delivery of basic standardized needs such as food, drink, clothing, sanitary needs, cell phone, and computer and you will live in high rise apartment dwellings with or without offspring.

If you are single then you will be sharing that apartment with other welfare recipients sleeping in bunk beds more than one to a room. In effect it should be a prison like system without locks so you have the incentive to go on the internet and get reeducated in a useful job which will result in mobility freedom and the luxury of purchasing what you want and when you want it. Yes, there will once again be an incentive to get back into the work force and enjoy basic luxuries such as food and drink which you like and a dwelling in a location of your personal choice.

Yes, incentive can be put back into a socialist system but you will need two classes of citizens with different political voting power so that those on welfare do not enslave the working class of citizens. What is this new updated form of socialism called? I don’t have a name for it but it can be called Capsocialism or a mix of responsible capitalism with the social need for a safety net for the destitute and also unemployed!!!!!!

EVERY HUMAN IS NOT EQUAL ALL THE TIME and if you are destitute and unemployed then you are not equal to the working citizens of a nation. One person one vote because everyone is equal all the time? No they are not! If everyone has equal voting power throughout their lifetime then communism is the long duration unjust result. Yes, as soon as you are employed you get back your full voting rights!!!!!! The concept of human equality in its present form is outdated and needs radical revision!!!!!!

If you liked this evergreen truth blog then read more of them, about 800 so far, and one or more of my evergreen truth books, especially COMMON SENSE, rays of truth in a human world filled with myths and deceptions.

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