Socialism: Side Effects Can Be Fatal


Do you think it’s time for the American electorate to wake up and get rid of the party that is trying to bring down America?  Random thoughts while watching the passing parade, J.C.

System of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control; also, the political movements aimed at putting that system into practice.

Because “social control” may be interpreted in widely diverging ways, socialism ranges from statist to libertarian, from Marxist to liberal. The term was first used to describe the doctrines of Charles Fourier, Henri de Saint-Simon, and Robert Owen, who emphasized noncoercive communities of people working noncompetitively for the spiritual and physical well-being of all (see utopian socialism). Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, who saw socialism as a transition state. That transition of course being to total serfdom and the communist state.

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