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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Socialism Sucks


A dreamer is someone who believes in things being better than the way they are, being perfect. Not many people have sub-par dreams. A politician is someone who seeks for personal or partisan gain. If you take a politician and a little bit of a dreamer and mix them together, you get a person such as Jane Addams or Edward Bellamy. They both believed that American society could achieve a greater degree of democratic equality and social justice. Both of them tried to make their dream come true by influencing society in different ways. They both had two different ideas about the ways and the result of this so called "American Utopia." Above all Addams believed that each person had an ability to contribute to society and that if society did not give them a proper chance to develop their skills, human life would go to ruin. Her political views are very simple to understand. She was a socialist. Dictionary.com defines socialism as any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy. It also defines it as the stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism.

Human nature simply negates all possibilities of people working harder with no rewards. The reason socialism would never survive is because human nature makes people want to be better at something than another person, hence the "class struggle. He is a fictional character who represents the working class of the time and he wakes up in the twentieth century to an utopian society. Socialism will never work because people are not robots. Lenin drew on Marx ideas and advocated them which resulted in Leninism. In his ideal society there was no economic classes. His answer was an industrial economy that was owned by the people where they shared the wealth. There is no incentive for responsibility where as capitalism offers more money to those who take on more responsible tasks.

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