Dear socialist wannabees. THIS is socialism. It’s not the idealistic dream that’s been spoon-fed you by those who either should have known better or are merely using you and your votes to further their evil, elitist means.
Rather, this is the socialism of reality. It’s a situation that’s been often repeated throughout history, any time people have tried to implement it on any scale, whether in a twelve-person commune or a 50-million person country.
It doesn’t work. It never has and it never will, as it’s based on a false precept, one that assumes that all, or at least most humans will do more than their fair share of the work.
In reality, however, no matter where we go, we find the same thing all over the world: 20% of the people do 80% of the work.
That is reality.
And that reality is why socialism has never and will never work in the real world.
The amazing thing is that in those rare environments where everyone does more than their fair share, it negates the very need for a system like socialism, as everyone winds up with an abundance, and out of the generosity of their own hearts, people shared with others in need.
That’s what we had in the U.S. a long time ago. These days, not so much. By forcing everyone to contribute, the government has removed generosity, replacing it with a burden. As a direct result, people no longer work as hard as they once did. They are no longer producing in abundance. When the fruits of their labor are stolen from them by force and threat, they’re forced into a mindset of resistance. They work even less. Society is found in want. Those in power put even more pressure on the people to produce. They resist even more.
Society collapses. You get Venezuela, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and France, not to mention countless others throughout history.
Idealism sucks, people. It sucks because it does not work. It leads people astray, far from their true path, toppling societies and governments at the same time, creating mass societal collapse, rampant hunger, disease, and death.
Don’t be fooled, people. Work harder than you think you need to work, live well below your means, and save the rest, investing wisely.