“From each according to his ability, to each according to each according to his need.” Many attribute the above quote to the Bible. It shows how little they know about the Bible. It also shows that they don’t have much knowledge of history. The quote is from Karl Marx in 1875. It is part of his concept of communism. It was part of his plan for world wide paradise.
Since then, it has been tried many times without success. In the USSR it was tried, failed and then modified. The government that the Soviet Union lived under was not communism. Quickly, they realized that true communism won’t work.
To fix the problem, they came up with a leader, a tyrant. Then China tried communism and, again, they modified it. They appointed a leader who was, believe it or not, a tyrant. Cuba tried communism. Again, their leader was a tyrant.
Have you noticed the pattern? To make communism work, it takes a leader. Invariably, the leader must be a tyrant. Even then, it doesn’t work. Central government doesn’t work. It is horribly inefficient. People make decisions who are inept. (as an example, people in one location is oversupplied [resulting in spoiled food] while in other locations people starve.) People who are lazy don’t work without taskmasters. Why should they? They don’t receive any reward for their efforts. If they do nothing, they still get their share. Finally, the tyrants ride in limos and private jets while the rest of the population walk or ride in horse carts. The tyrants eat caviar while the public has a meager diet of beans and, if they are lucky, a little bread.
It is exactly what the dems complain about in the US. Yet most of us have healthy diets, a roof over our heads and even air-conditioning. Then again, I guess there isn’t much need for air-conditioning in Moscow.
I guess that the communism might stand halfway succeed as capitalism if the leader were a good person. The problem is that tyrants are tyrants. The only people they think about are themselves and a small circle of those around them. If you have any doubts about what I am writing about, ask those in North Korea.
Oh. Yest that’s right. You can’t. The tyrant running the country won’t let you.
If someone tells you how wonderful socialism works, you might want to consider the above. You might want to think about how well it is working in Venezuela (also ruled by a tyrant). You might want to ask them to name one country where socialism works.
You might also think about how well Obama Care has worked here. I’m not sure this country will ever recover from that one. I know I won’t.