My Take on Who Supports Socialism
Once you delve into Bernie’s sham agenda and Warren’s free everything, it’s easy to see who supports socialism. Just look at the socialist Millenials and everyone else who’s constantly in support of socialism.
Not one of them wants to work. Instead, they’d rather have collectivist wealth redistribution and the evils that come with it. They want the benefits of wealth- a comfortable lifestyle, access to higher education, access to all of the comfortable aspects of life, etc.- without having to earn any of it. In other words, they’re envious and lazy.
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These are the same people, of course, that have no concept at all of Western history and civilization. They don’t know about the current battle between capitalism and socialism. Nor do they have any concept of the importance of freedom and the authoritarianism that socialism brings with it. They want to disregard any examples of past attempts at socialism failing by saying that those historical examples were not “real communism” or not “real socialism.”
Instead of learning about any of those things and trying to learn what real communism or socialism is and what a system like it would be like (read The Case Against Socialism or The Gulag Archipelago to find out), socialists just want free stuff. They want Warren’s Medicare for All. Or Bernie’s free college. Or maybe Andrew Yang’s “freedom dividend.” They don’t want to earn any of those things, of course. They want them all to be free. If that confuses you, just think about who supports socialism. It’s not winners. Lazy losers support socialism. Just look at socialists on college campuses if you want proof of that.
It’s all idiotic. Obviously, nothing is actually free. We all pay for it through government debt and taxes. Whenever you hear “free ___,” just think “taxpayer-funded ____” because that’s what it really is; funded by your tax dollars, not some package of free goods that comes out of the ether. But, again, the people who support socialism don’t get that. They don’t understand the difference between rights and commodities (which I explain in my post on why healthcare is not a right), so they don’t understand that the services they desire are funded by someone, just not them.
Luckily for us, Trump has cut taxes, so at least the ridiculous welfare state programs aren’t paid for by our tax dollars. But, the national debt is still skyrocketing. All those ridiculous government programs are paid for one way or another.
So, who supports socialism? As the who supports socialism meme above says, socialism works for those who don’t. Its supporters are those that somehow haven’t managed to find a job despite the booming Trump economy.
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Unfortunately, there seem to be too many of those people. They need to read Atlas Shrugged and see what will happen if they continue to push for socialism. Atlas will shrug and the economy will collapse.
So, what’s the solution? Is there one? Yes, there is. But, we just have to work hard to educate socialism’s supporters on why it’s wrong. Millennials can be educated on why capitalism is the correct policy. It can be done, it will just be difficult.
And even more than that, we need to bring back the protestant work ethic in America, especially among America’s youth. The sad fact about the “who supports socialism?” is that the people who support it have never had the benefit of a hard day’s work. They don’t know what it’s like to work for something and achieve great things. They’ve never felt the great feeling that comes with completing a day of work and being rewarded in the form of payment.
That’s a great feeling. It’s led to great person after great person building business empires, massive conglomerates, successful investment portfolios, and other accomplishments.
I think that by bringing back the protestant work ethic and championing it as one of the best parts of the human experience, as Ayn Rand tried to do (minus the religious aspect, of course) in Atlas Shrugged and The Virtue of Selfishness, which also do a good job of showing who supports socialism, we can start to make America economically great again and limit the scope of these massive government programs.
Americans used to have an amazing work ethic. We were known for it and it made our nation hugely successful and the most prosperous nation in the history of mankind. If we can somehow bring that back, then I think dealing with the “who supports socialism?” question and problem will solve itself. By educating our young people on why capitalism is great and why working hard is a good thing, not a bad thing.
Finally, have faith. America has dealt with this issue before, albeit in a slightly different way. Read Dominion of Memories; the South used to be a backwater because its white citizens viewed working hard in a negative light, as the people who support socialism now do. Because of that attitude, the South was falling behind economically.
But then, once slavery was done away with and capitalism took hold, the South triumphed and is now one of the best places in the nation to do business. America can succeed again, but only if we start to critically look at who supports socialism and deal with those people the right way- by educating them on the fact that nothing is free and teaching them that there is nothing wrong with engaging in a hard day’s work. We can triumph over socialism, we just have to try to do so in the right way.
By: Gen Z Conservative
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