The U.S.S.R. Died


by OPOVV, ©2013

The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 after 69 years of communist dictatorship and millions murdered by the government

(Oct. 27, 2013) — NEWS FLASH! Humans tried Socialism and found out that it doesn’t work. This editorial will explore the reasons why Socialism and any of its cousins, Fascism, Communism, and Totalitarianism, to name the Big Three, failed miserably and will continue to fail in future social experiments.

First of all, by design, Socialism fails because eventually, the support system collapses. The support system fails to maintain itself due to inflation because the goods that people need in order to survive, food and shelter, eventually become in short supply, and when it does reach the people, it’s of poor quality. This system can maintain itself only for a short time, perhaps as short as three generations, until the ruling class is forced to import desirable goods from outside the country.

Desirable goods, at first, are such items as champagne, jeans, musical instruments and other non-essential items. As the industrial system collapses, as the spare parts for washing machines and water heaters become impossible to find, desirable goods change from “wanted” items to “needed” items, and that’s when the Black Market takes hold of the economy, which is the worst that can happen to any economy due to money being transferred without taxes collected.

Another downside of Socialism is rewarding people who have displayed marginal productivity abilities, or no contributing attributes, by adding them to the welfare or government employment rolls. The more people who are dependent upon the government, the stronger that government is and, by default, the less freedom the people have. If one becomes the ward of the government, the government dictates one’s place of residence and living conditions. Control is the key, and the surest way to control someone’s life is to control his access to healthcare.

On paper, Socialism reads well, just as the Constitution of the old U.S.S.R.  It’s the natural desire of some of us not to be satisfied with the status quo that upsets the apple cart. Some of us wish to share, while others are greedy and want it all, and still others are satisfied with taking orders while others want control. The point is that everyone is different in many different ways, and to attempt to dictate to everyone with draconian restraints isn’t reasonable in the least.  Because everyone isn’t like everyone else is why Socialism has failed in the past and will forever fail in the future.

Country after country has tried Socialism, and country after country has paid the price of mediocrity and hardship. It’s not rocket science where 2+2=4. People who support Socialism are either those who would be in control, or those who would want nothing better than to vegetate their lives away; either greed or ignorance; stealing or be taken for a ride; liars or believers; smart or stupid; users or being used. Take your pick, but no matter which one you choose, it’s the country that suffers through years of needless waste, and in some instances, the country may very well be invaded and taken over. End of the country, even to the possible extent of the indigenous population.

No, Socialism is the last refuge of the dropouts from a Political Philosophy major. Beware of false promises; “something for nothing,” “too good to be true,” of taking and not giving back, of receiving and not reciprocating; of not living by the Golden Rule. Socialism, in all of its myriad forms, either morphs to a full-fledged dictatorship or breaks free from its yoke and joins the world’s stage as Capitalism,  laissez- faire, where the human spirit and Freedom are allowed to flourish. Welcome the Slinky and our Constitution; welcome to the world of where the mind of a woman can compete equally with the mind of a man, welcome to the Land of Freedom; welcome to the USA. Either we are a land of laws, or we will continue to go down the road to Socialism: “immigration reform,” to allow our enemy (and the enemy of everyone else), Muslims, to infiltrate our country with the expressed purpose of destroying our country.

It’s up to us: do we get to keep our country, or do we just say it’s not worth it and forget the maimed and dead, starting with the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War to the present?  Do we turn our backs on those who fought for us, or do we take our country back from the profiteers and traitors?


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