This time, it won’t work, either


  1. Merle
    Posted November 27, 2018 at 4:33 pm |

    The worlds grand total IQ remains the same – while the population continues to grow…..

  2. maxredline
    Posted November 27, 2018 at 4:37 pm |

    This young Ukranian girl was reported being seen in the vicinity of the Viktor Chernomyrdin…,q_70,fl_lossy,dpr_3,h_375,w_500,c_limit/v200/5025bcc55cebc432718cc3675546271b

  3. Jess
    Posted November 28, 2018 at 9:32 am |

    I’ve made a list of the successful Socialist countries:


  4. Glenda T. Goode
    Posted November 28, 2018 at 9:48 am |

    There is a little conflation of communism and socialism. Socialism does not mandate government ownership of the means of production. From there, things do not differ much.

    The largest problem with socialism falls into two categories:

    1) The promise of fairness. In promising fairness, the system will endeavor to pick ‘winners’; people who get more; and ‘losers’; people who give up more.

    The problem is with who is deciding this and what the criteria are. If you have ever tried to divvy up candy to a bunch of kids you know that no matter how you do it, there will always be complaints about who got what and why. The same can be said for government largesse’. Already we see people living off the government despite being of working age and seemingly able to work since they can make and care for the many children they spawn into this nation. Responsible people do not rely on the government to balance their budget and put food on the table for their family. It is hard to work 60 hours a week and see someone sit on their butts playing with their obama phones and smoking cigarettes and sporting new tattoos. If this sounds sarcastic it is because I see it every time I go to the city near me.

    All of this points out that the merit of an individual does not make much difference when the government is deciding who gets what. This leads me to my second point.

    2) Why should producers produce when the fruits of their labors are taken away?

    All of the ‘-isms’ require altruism for the redistribution scheme to work. People will need to work at their utmost ability in order to finance the giveaway programs. This despite not seeing any benefit from working harder than the rest of the population.

    Face it; there is a small group of people in our society who truly are the movers and shakers and they not only create wealth they also create opportunity. These opportunities are taken up by people who see that they will benefit by taking the initiative and putting their maximum effort into a project. By taking the fruit off of the tree instead of rewarding those who produced it, you essential dis-incentivize the virtue of hard work.

    Don’t believe me??? Venezuela. Nicaragua. Cuba. California. All of these have one thing in common. A heavily re distributive government that takes wealth and gives it to others; after taking a healthy cut off the top. This brings up the last notion that is not so much a cause or reason but is a fact of life.

    The more power you give an individual or government the more corruption you will see occurring. If it is not cash being mishandled it is influence or privilege. It is access to services and benefits not available to the masses.

    You see this every day in our relatively free society. Imagine the situation if we did take the socialism pill? Washington DC already has too much control over society. Places like Albany, Chicago, LA, San Fran, Seattle and other major cities have a disproportionate amount of influence over our governments to their own benefit and this is irritating enough but imagine it being ten times worse.

    Socialism carries a promise it cannot deliver. No society is as productive under socialism as it is in a free market capitalistic one. If you look at the world in terms of GDP per capita the US leads hands down and as long as the means of production are controlled by the people who are best at running them we will continue to hold this lead.

  5. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted November 28, 2018 at 2:47 pm |

    ^ Well spake, sister.
    [slides box of bonbons across table]

  6. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted November 29, 2018 at 3:07 pm |

    ^^ Glenda,
    I hope your cousin, the WWEast, wasn’t harmed when the Mars lander landed.

  7. Icemaned -Ruth Beto Ginsburg
    Posted November 29, 2018 at 7:28 pm |

    Glenda THAT POST deserves a standing ovation!!!!!!