Quote of the Day: Socialism in a nutshell

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The following quote was seen somewhere on the internet. It is spot on:

Socialism in a nutshell,
‪You noticed that economic growth creates inequality,
‪so you raise the minimum wage, ‬
‪but this creates unemployment and higher prices,‬
‪but that’s okay because you create welfare programs to help the poor, ‬
‪but this costs lots of money, ‬
‪but that’s okay because you can always tax the rich, ‬
‪but they start finding creative ways to avoid paying taxes, ‬
‪but that’s okay because you can always just take their property by force,‬
‪but the rich start closing their businesses and fleeing the country, ‬
‪but that’s okay because you nationalise everything, ‬
‪but then corrupt and inefficient management impoverishes your people, ‬
‪but that’s okay because you can use propaganda to brainwash your population into loving the regime, ‬
‪but then that people start protesting due to the food shortages, ‬
‪but that’s okay because you can crush them with your army,‬
‪but that might discredit your ideology, ‬
‪but that’s okay because it stopped being real socialism when everything started going wrong.‬

#NotRealSocialism
#NotRealCommunism

XYZ Quote of the Day.

Photo by SMORENO2007

  • Ralphy

    Pegs on eyelids, all lefties please read….if literate?

    • James Sibelius

      All? Not all of us support this view. We don’t all agree with Tony Blair.

      • Ralphy

        I was thinking more Venezuela. I remember our glitterati headed by Phillip Adams inviting “Dear Hugo” over here to ” show us the way”. Hugely oil rich country now in utter ruin. South Africa is next. What socialists never get is that eventually the money runs out. Compassion great, indolence and entitlement no.

      • Paul Thompson

        Then, what do you support? Instead of attacking anyone who disagrees with you, make an argument in support of your position and defend it.

  • John Sheppard

    But socialism sounds so good because everyone gets what they want and everyone is equal. And no one has to work because the government provides everything.

    Right?

    • James Sibelius

      Not quite. In pure socialism or communism you don’t work you don’t eat.

      • John Sheppard

        Pfff, details …

        • James Sibelius

          Yeah the devil is in the detail.

          • Jonathan

            James, most of your pimply uni student or old aged commies these days DO NOT work for their bread. They seem to imagine Marxism as unlimited entitlement via welfare.

            BTW, Che would have shot them for being gay, Stalin just would have shot them, or worked them to death.

  • entropy

    The left doesn’t want real socialism, it just wants evil white men to pay for everyone’s ‘affirmative action’.

    • James Sibelius

      Put it this way. White males in power brought slavery and inequality.

    • James Sibelius

      Yeah well it’s the white male that has fucked this world up.

      • Addelad

        Did you use a message stick to get this missive across; was electricity a factor in a warm house? One could go on and become almost as tedious as you are, but anybody with a modicum of intellect and honesty can see that modernity is the invention of white men.

        • James Sibelius

          No but I could have fuckhead and the indigenous culture have long survived without the internet. White wash your fence not history you eurocentric jerkoff.

          • Paul Thompson

            Yeah. “Survived”. And that’s all that culture has done.

          • Jonathan

            James, indigenous Australian’s would not have survived the Spanish, Dutch, Germans or Americans had the British not settled Australia.

            It was going to happen, one way or another, the Industrial Era meeting the Stone Age.

            Now go and die somewhere.

      • Jonathan

        Did you learn that in Ecofeminism studies at Monash?

  • James Sibelius

    This is a description of the Third Way or neoliberalism. This Labor and The Greens. This is NOT what real left wing people advocate for.

  • Paul Thompson

    Socialism is a great idea … until you run out of wealth to loot. Look at history – you know, what actually happened (as opposed to theory) and the evidence is clear; Every socialist ‘experiment’ has failed, leaving the economies that inflicted it on themselves in ruins accompanied by mountains of corpses and rivers of blood.

  • Jai_Normosone

    Just this week, it was announced that Venezuela – the example of pure socialism in the world – has just hit 1,000,000 % inflation.
    Well done those socialist leaders!

    • Jonathan

      Plus they were eating their zoo animals.