The Fruits of Socialism: Poverty and Racism

Silverwolf would like to ask the Socialists a question. With their rule over many European nations now having gone on for nearly fifty years, why is there is such poverty and racism in Euro-land? Why, if Socialism is a way of quickly ironing out social equalities, and bringing about that favorite myth of “social justice” (and justice is always an individual matter, never a collective matter), why is it that after two and a half generations there is not that Socialist Nirvana that, we have been told for 150 years by the Communists, will finally liberate mankind?

For example, in Socialist Scotland, which has had left-leaning parties in dominance for decades, why is it that, according to research commissioned by the BBC and published in December 2008, they reported that fully one-third of Scots are what they consider “breadline poor”, which is defined as being so poor that you cannot effectively participate in society? Why have decades of Socialism not made poverty a barely remembered affliction, instead of the daily lot of one third of the nation? Well, those of us in the Austrian School of Economics ably understand the reasons why. Socialism does not alleviate poverty; rather, it institutionalizes it, and Scotland is the shining example.

And what of the  “Brotherhood of Man” that the Socialists are always braying about? Surely, once a socialist system is in place, all those racist illusions should just fade away, people will be seen just as people, and all will realize that the true criminal is that wicked boss, who provides one with a job, without one having to accumulate the venture capital oneself to open up that factory. The Marxian ideal of the “solidarity” of the working class will wipe aside all petty nationalistic and racist divisions, and, freed from a life of eternal drudgery, the poison of racism and nationalism will soon be forgotten.

Yes, but then how do the Socialists of Ireland explain the fact that yesterday the remainder of a community of roughly 100 Romanians, who had been living in Belfast, decided to return to Romania after weeks of racist attacks against their domiciles, and vandalism against the Church where they eventually took refuge? Out of the community, only two were brave enough to stick it out in Ireland, the rest retreating from the “warm Socialist response” they had received. Why, oh Socialists? Why after 50 years of ruling have you failed to eradicate racism if Marxism is the panacea for racist and ethnic divisions?

The answer is that Socialism, rather than respecting the Individual, demands his complete subjugation before the State, and says that the State and the Government is bigger and more important than any Individual Human Being. This is not an ideology of Human Respect, but rather one of the deepest disrespect for the Rights of Man. And that is why, after so much time, Socialism continues to fail throughout the UK, and the Euro-Socialist Nirvanaland. These are societies that fundamentally disrespect the Rights of the Individual, while self-righteously maintaining that they love the Individual. Baldfaced lies.

It is only Capitalism that can bring the industrious out of poverty. It is only Libertarianism that reserves to the Individual the deepest respect for his Rights as a Human Freedom. That Freedom is dangerous and unpredictable, and that is what Socialism hates, because it always seeks the safe and secure, and seeking the safe and secure is the surest way to be insecure and destroy one’s Freedom.

Scotland and Ireland, Glasgow and Belfast, the failures of Socialism continue to de-roll.

Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

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2 Responses to “The Fruits of Socialism: Poverty and Racism”

  1. Iggy Says:

    I am an American that have traveled many times to Europe and have a assembled a bunch of friends in the last 10 years of frequent visits to the “old continent”. What I have noticed is that the current generation has its mind made to the socialist thinking. It considers it a way of life. UK, Ireland and central Europe, practically all shape up thinking alike. What is interesting is that in my limited not scientific “survey” I could not find anyone (not One person) with a capitalist – libertarian or conservative view point. Not in their thoughts –perhaps their behavior is different but their mind and thought process are just the same. A learned process.
    And by the way –you are right– Papa government rules –not people. Sad that we are being pull into same system. We are being offered the drug of socialism and not-thinking Americans are being fooled by it. It’s not too late. We the People shall decide.

    Iggy from
    Rochester MN.

  2. lobobreed Says:

    Iggy — Thanks very much for the comment. It was very informative, and confirmed a suspicion I had, which I had arrived at solely through observations supplied by the media, not having been in Europe for 35 years. I recall the atmosphere of “the government is supreme, and you have to follow procedures”. The “Angry Young Men” movies of the Revolution in British Cinema that occured between 1957 and 1965 reflected this Libertarian revolt against the ever-stiffling atmosphere of the “State as official benefactor that no one in their right mind would go against”.

    It sounds like it’s not “cool” to be for individual rights, manifesting itself in the capitalist desire to acquire property. Probably, socialized medicine, the pension and welfare system, and the impossibility of breaking out of one’s comparative poverty due to the immorally high income tax rates, as well as the impossibility of passing one’s wealth along to one’s children, due to the immorally high estate taxes, — all these combine to kill all initiative in individuals. That’s why lotteries are so popular in socialist countries — funny the idea of “something for nothing” through the lottery doesn’t seem to offend the sensibilities of the European working class. Yet lotteries are the epitome of greed.

    Plus of course the constant brain-washing that government is your friend, like the friendly neighborhood grocer, and never makes unobjective decisions that direct loot to favored minions. If it does, you have an inquiry and right some new regulations that supposedly will insure that it never happens again — until, inevitably, the next breach of trust.

    I trust in the free market, and the benefits of greed and the profit motive. My neighbors greed is good for me, because it prompts him to open a store, and be there all day, where I can obtain the commodities I need, any time I need them. He wants profits, I want the commodities when I want them. We’re both happy, and that’s why capitalism works.

    It must be lonely being a Capitalist or Libertarian in Euroland. One rabid anti-Collectivist you might enjoy is at http://www.savecapitalism.wordpress.com. He’s in Sweden. — Silverwolf

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