Posted by Non-Aligned Politics
Much is to be said about socialist and the dangers it poses, as shown to us by history over and over again, but one can not ignore the absolute ignorance to history that many of these socialist groups hold. One of them comes to mind is Socialist Appeal, which is the publication organ of the Workers International League ( aTrotskyist based socialist organization), which many of it’s members regard Trotsky as the saviour of communism in the same religious zeal Christians have for Jesus. Not only do they have this zeal and ignorance of history, but they also twist history of socialism to suit their means and call anything that goes against the grain of their current beliefs as revisionism and capitalist propaganda. If that doesn’t make these folks seem heinous enough it is their undying support of Venezuela and it’s failed socialist program, which as we speak is degrading into the same Stalinist dictatorship that Trotskyists despise. They ignore the obvious evilness that Chavez and Maduro indulge in to bring about THEIR vision of a socialist utopia in order to prop their highly held faith that socialism can’t fail. As history has taught us that socialism does and will always fail because it lacks any common sense planning. It goes from point A to point C without any thought of how to properly go to point B first. The basic understanding of economics and how to create a sustainable system are lost to socialists because they would have to admit that a socialist economy can not and will never work. It is the basis of why China and many other surviving socialist nations have switched to market socialism it’s the only way that they can survive. If they stuck with an orthodox socialist economy then those nations would’ve collapses ages ago.
There is a reason why no true socialist nation exists today because it doesn’t work. It negates certain variables such as market forces, individual human beings and their wants, and how to maintain the dynamics of a successful economy. Though capitalism has a bad rep these days it is still the most thought system that improves with the times and generates surplus wealth for people thus providing a better standard of living for people. Socialism has yet to even produce a better standard of living for people and continually blaming it on capitalism is more than truth denial and a facade to escape the responsibility that socialists have in admitting their faults in their silly ideology.
Speaking of facades, the main facade that entices people to socialism is the idea of a ‘workers government’. Sounds awesome, but the reality is that it will never happen because once the elitists of the socialist organizations have their grubby hands on power they’ll rule IN THE NAME of the worker, but without letting the workers have any power whatsoever because workers aren’t ideologically homogenous. No, in fact there are workers who have Leftist to Right Wing views with Libertarianism thrown in between the cracks. So to give workers power would also giving those who are your ideological opponents power as well, which is something socialists will never do. No matter their claim to tolerance they truly have no tolerance for outside thinking. They’ll lambast and chastise you for your beliefs until you leave their cadre. That is the true face of socialism, an intolerant system that seeks sublimation of ALL people to the will of the so-called Workers State.
So whenever you encounter a socialist and get a whiff of bullshit you haven’t stepped in doggie landmines, it’s just the elitist, hipster spiel of the socialist thinking they are morally superior to you. Just remember the facts, they aren’t morally superior and wouldn’t even know the meaning of it because forcing people into a system isn’t moral much akin to forcing socialists into a capitalist system (hence I’m all in favor of communes based of ideologies) and their ignorance is much to grieve about when it comes to socialists. Never hate them, just feel sorry for them. They need it.