The evils of socialism, government in general
Let's understand what socialism in the context of government really means. I posted on Facebook today a comment stating that ALL governments are socialistic because it is the stated purpose to centrally control aspects of society. Top down, one-size-fits-all solutions are the ravings of a madman/woman. The proof of this is that the job description of control freak is that of a psychopath/sociopath.The big high-sounding one, using different words, is the monopoly on the use of force. The nudge nudge wink wink is that it is to be used against "criminals". In fact, it is used against anyone and anything that is perceived to threaten its power and taken to the point of threatening the EXPANSION of power.Think dissent.The most obvious way is to keep making more and more non-harmful activities into crimes. The next way is to manufacture foreign enemies to "protect" sheeple from. The third way is to make so many people into government employees that a lack of will to oppose is created in a large percentage of the population. This, of course bites into the profit of the productive sector, bringing poverty and misery for the government to promise 'solutions' for. Where does this expansion of power take place? It is regular social (voluntary) functions that are coveted by government. Roads, charity, every aspect of security are most prized, I think. Food production is well under central control already, too. At some point, enough aspects of daily life are under government Central Control that nobody can mistake the nature of the government (but many will delude themselves - cognitive dissonance). At no point does peaceful revolution become impossible, so, don't loose hope. With all of the recent violent revolutions, there has yet to be a peaceful result. Ukraine, take warning.