What is Socialism?

Posted by: Phineas on May 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

That is, aside from a really bad idea?

Nick Gillespie of Reason.TV sat down with Kevin Williamson, National Review editor and author of the recent “Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism,” to discuss why so many people favor a system that gave us the most monstrous dictators of history, and how it relates to the modern regulatory and welfare states.

I think you’ll find it interesting:

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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6 Responses to “What is Socialism?”


  1. Brontefan says:

    This is how Marx got his points across –“for the public good” and central planning still requires someone to made decisions for others. The education component is essential if you are going to indoctrinate the young.. keeping them in the socialist folds. What this is–is a horrible idea wrapped up in a pretty box and promise of equality and for the greater good…. so we can sell you into socialist slavery. It ultimately ends up destroying the middle class completely. What you will have in the end is two distinct classes: the elitist or ruling class and all the rest of the drones. I still remember Phil Donahue saying, “What’s so scary about socialism?” If you are lazy, don’t have anything, don’t want anything, and want the federal government to take care of you and make all your decisions–this is one plan for you!

    Personally, I would suggest anyone who yearns for a life of socialism –please move to Kenya, UK, Sweden, Cuba, Venezuela, or any of the socialist countries in Europe…. and leave my country alone!

  2. CZ says:

    That video clip just sold me on the next good book I am going to read. Thanks!

  3. Carlos says:

    As Brontefan pointed out and to use your own words, “That is, aside from a really bad idea?”

    Socialism is not only a bad idea, though, it is a truly evil one.

    And yes, for some of us out here there still is such a thing as “evil.”

  4. captaingrumpy says:

    The man who is destroying America is “evil”. He has set a path of socialism and I’m surpeised that the millions that should be objecting aren’t.
    Remember that rigging elections is part of socialism over the years.Next comes getting rid of Congress ,or,inObama’s case he just ignores the laws and people let him off.Disgusting that the Congress is not standing up for the people,but there are too meny old boys in the club.