Inside the Mind of a Socialists
For the past 2 weeks I have been going back and forth with a Socialist from across the pond. Until now I had found all Socialist so disagreeable it was impossible to be even polite to them much less nice. However this chap from jolly old England has repeatedly disagreed while managing to be agreeable. However, since he provided me with a plethora of information I thought I would convert into a hub entitled inside the mind of a Socialist. Until now I thought they all just went on feelings but this guy actually believes in the basic concepts of Socialism, regardless how destructive they may be to society in general.
As expected we disagreed from the outset on my original premise; he stating “one could take examples of dreadful capitalists to condemn capitalism.” To that I rebutted, true there are some bad Capitalist but I challenge you to provide one good Socialist Leader of a Regime throughout history. They all have simply repressed the people; tortured and killed them in most instances while driving their respective countries into bankruptcy or war.
Next he seized upon that typical liberal position, without government a bright kid from a poor family would never get a good education; given the overt Racism that is inherent within any Capitalistic Society and all that; give me a break! My contention is that same poor kid can acquire the good education under Capitalism but the end result is radically different; under Capitalism he can apply the principles learned and move from his current poor status up into the middle class. Under Socialism there is no upward movement, everyone settles into mediocrity; the middle class moves down and the poor stay poor!
Here we go; he had to address healthcare as he ask; “Is a poor sick person more likely or less likely to get good health care in a socialist society or a capitalist society? To that I rebutted the Health Care legislation passed by this Socialist Regime was not intended to address this problem; its’ goal was to effect the governmental takeover of some 16% of our economy; pure and simple. Those that needed health care had means at their disposal through which to get it. What this Regime effectively did was attempt to wreck the greatest health care system in the world. I went on to showcase the British Health Care System by quoting Sir Winston Churchill; “the inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings; the inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of the misery! In other words my point was under the British Socialist system all serious procedures are possible only after waiting extended periods of time if ever.
Not ready to leave the Health Care issue I continued by pointing out the primary culprit wasn’t addressed with this Obamination; tort reform. I pointed out to my Socialist pal that the reason cost have skyrocketed is because health care providers are forced to perform unnecessary procedures in order to protect them from malpractice suits plus the malpractice insurance they are forced to carry in and of itself escalates the cost of their services. The reason Tort Reform wasn’t addressed in this Obamination is plain and simple; trial lawyers are a very large constituency of the Liberal Democrats!
Health Care was definitely the Monolithic issue for this jolly good chap as the above mentioned salvos did not move the topic. He retorted with what has been one of the main Liberal Left Democratic talking points; they must have forwarded a copy of their playbook to him across the pond. He accused the Republicans of providing no intelligent alternative; just the waving of birth certificates and taking guns to political meetings; he’s definitely been watching CNN! He wasn’t aware of January, 2010 meeting during which His Lordship paid a visit to the House of Commons supposedly to listen to Republican ideas. I pointed out His Lordship quickly made it clear he was there to lecture them and not to give audience to their petty grievances. King Obama repeatedly defended his policies and accused the Commoners of distorting his positions for political gain. He was especially critical of their efforts to derail his attempt to take over the Health Care of the Kingdom. Instead of recognizing his magnificent Benevolence in desiring to cover every subject in the kingdom these bumpkins were fretting over the insignificant truth that in doing so the King would gain control of over 16% of the kingdom’s economy. With his royal nose in the air the King lashed out saying; "You'd think this was some Bolshevik plot!" Well, except for the fact his henchmen Pelosi and Reid were sitting astride Asses; their own, instead of horses that are exactly what it was!
My new found friend then posed his most preposterous argument thus far as he stated: “actually the Number 1 weapon of the Left is calm reasoned argument.” Can you believe he actually believs that? I rebutted with; “you aware the Left; NPR just fired Juan Williams.” Mr. Williams represented calm reasoned argument yet when that calm reasoned argument went against the established message of the left, i.e. Mr. Williams momentarily strayed off the reservation. He was fired!
An honest debate with any Socialist worth his weight in Karl Marx Manifestos couldn’t possibly progress without delving into the Holy Grail of Socialism, Labor Unions. I put forth the issue while rebutting another point of contention. I wrote, “I will concede you part of your opening point; most of the regulation has come about because capitalists have behaved badly. Labor Unions are an excellent example of that premise. However that’s where we part paths. Labor Unions have successfully succeeded in running most of the steel, rubber and auto and all of the textile industry out of this country. The collapse of what was left of the auto industry was only delayed when this Socialist Regime stepped in and saved the UAW at the expense of the investors. Thus the Unions that bankrupted the auto industry were saved and allowed to continue in their wasteful ways while the millions of investors; pension plans and other 401K investors received pennies on the dollar. That my friend is what happens with unbridled Socialism!”
He countered by blaming management; sound familiar? Here’s what he said, “the problem with trade unions is that they are essentially reactive. The reason the car industry is in deep difficulty is that the management took far too long to understand why they were losing out to the Japanese, to switch to cheap "economy" cars, and to cut costs away from the production line. Who else would think to go to Washington with begging bowls using three company jets? No, no a thousand times no; the problem with trade unions is they destroy companies. The reason the car industry is in deep difficulty is not that the management took far too long to understand why they were losing out to the Japanese, it is because it took way too long to realize they could not continue to give in to outrageous union demands and as far as cheap "economy" cars go, if America had wanted them they would have built them. The car companies built what Americans wanted to drive. You see my friend the Global warming left can’t force us to drive around in tiny little match boxes in order to support their myth!
His heart continued to bleed as he put forth yet another rebuttal; most industrialists who have spent time talking to their unions get agreement. If Management wants to keep their private jets but decrease the hourly rate on the production line, of course they will have problems. Herein lies the basic difference between a Capitalist and a Socialists; Capitalism is the system through which people may progress from poor to rich; no one is locked into any social status by birth. Within this system corporations are designed to make a profit. What Socialists can’t comprehend is the concept corporations are not controlled by any one person; they are dependent on shareholders who invest in the corporations in order to grow their own personal retirement accounts. If the corporations don’t earn the investors the proper rate of return on their investments the investors will go elsewhere and the corporations will have no money to invest and grow; they will die on the vine. The cycle is self perpetuating and dependent upon PROFITS in order to succeed; Corporations don’t exist in order to provide jobs for people. Look at Greece and Italy today as a prime example of the ultimate result of Socialism.
So my friends, my on going debate with a self proclaimed Socialist provided a rare glimpse inside the mind of our present day protagonists; they actually believe this stuff and will stop at nothing to replace our Capitalistic system with what they see as a more equitable system. I leave you with a quote from one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson who said; “A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have!”