Monday, April 8, 2013

Socialism Isn't..... (and RIP Mrs. Thatcher)

Facebook posts are sometimes fun!

A friend posted "The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." RIP Margaret Thatcher

and one of her friend's replied: Ultimately ironic given that she benefitted greatly from a number of "socialistic" features of her country - number one being national health care.

and she said: She fought many socialistic things in her country and her legacy is strong. She did a lot of good for the world at a difficult time in world history.

and he said: she did. No doubt. I just worry about us continually attacking "socialism" when most of don't seem to understand that our public schools, roads, water & sewer, police, fire, hospitals to some extent and even our private insurance are all forms and degrees of socialism. Even the most wealthy of us depend on infrastructure brought to us through a form of socilism.

and she replied: But there are points of taking it too far. If not having crossed that point already, we are dangerously close. True socialism is not good. 

Definition of SOCIALISM:

1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods

   a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property 
   b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state

3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done


I had to chime in: Nice showing that, by definition, socialism has nothing to do with schools, roads, fire, etc. as well....

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