Do Americans Really UnderstandSocialism?
Christ was a socialist! It is very clear that you have confused politics with economics. Socialism is adescription of an economic relationship between people and their organizing mechanism. If you want tounderstand what socialism is, compare it to capitalism, and then explain (to yourself) whether Jesus professed the ideals of socialism or capitalism, as he ministered to his people.
Christian SocialistMovement.For most who study world history, socialism is tied to tyrannical government all throughout history. It isunderstandable to fall for the general misleading precepts of socialism that there is no rich and no poor,
everyone’s income is equal
, (a mindset often influenced by those who have power). Socialism cannotexist without a monetary system comprised of an extreme taxing regulator construct controlled bysuppressing individual rights and brokered by elites. (1)A dollar is a promissory note indicating a system of work. The more you work (contributing to society)the more assets you have; the opposite is true, the less you participate in societal contributions, by the lack of motivation, ambition, or dependent on government assistance, the lower economic class
. Thestimulus to achieve upper class status is why capitalist economies are so successful; that if you work hard,earn a higher education, sober, (non-addict), increases your contributions to societal constructs thusimproves the quality of living for everyone.Example: Before one opens a pizza restaurant, they must acquire risk capital for a business startup. Longhours, dedication, ingenuity to advertize, improve product line, and delivery efficiency improves the product. The industry feeds hundreds in the local community. The business decreases the cost to supplynutrition to the local community and the payoff or reward to start this venture will feed hundreds thusimproves and enhances the society. Jobs are created, spending increases, those employed spends their income supporting the community thus supporting other revenue constructs that support society. A startup business not managed with the same ambition and dedication will fail and the owner will lose everythingthus creating opportunities for others to succeed by inventiveness.The reward system escalates exponentially spurring innovation, risk taking entrepreneurship, andambition. The opposite is true for socialist economies and is why American is hated by her wealth andsuccesses. The mechanics of socialism always fall into corruption because you have to take from theambitious population and give to the unproductive thus increasing society degradation. This taking of large amounts of public funds needs a large, controlling governmental infrastructure to support allmethods of revenues. The flow of billions or revenue income into the hands of civil servants createscorruption due to flaws in human nature:
“Power and money corrupts” is not a slogan, a human fact
. A public servant is not a Pope, a Christ, or examples of pure morality, most government officials are corruptand can easily become influenced when billions are in their trust. Never in the history of socialisteconomies do you see the government elites in poverty. In socialist economies, the wealth resides with allthose who control the flow of revenues. Kings, dictators, presidents, crony corporations tied togovernment contracts, congressmen, parliament, the ruling class, and public media. If government only