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The Fruits of Socialism: Poverty and Racism

June 30, 2009

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