Excitement about Socialism
There’s a lot of excitement among our younger generations about socialism. As a baby boomer it is hard for me to understand why. Besides the fact that Socialism has never worked in any significant way. Clearly, recent examples show that it literally destroys economic systems everywhere it’s tried. How does the Golden Rule relate to Socialism?
First off, we must remember that the Golden Rule establishes the standard of reciprocity. I’ve shown in previous blogs that we are to develop self, first. This is not “selfish” but essential to a healthy, functioning society. If we don’t respect ourselves, we cannot expect others to respect us. There is the law of reciprocity and Golden Rule. Essentially, Socialism takes that away from the people controled by it.
Socialism breaks Golden Rule
Socialism defeats a “self-first” mentality and places control at a centralized communal level dictating life decisions and action on the individual. This ideology breaks the fundamental law of reciprocity or Golden Rule. For instance, I’m not free to pursue my passion if it is outside the “state’s” dictate. Socialism keeps me from owning the product of my labor, it belongs to the state. The fruits of my labor are taken from me and then distributed as the state (certain powerful individuals) sees fit. When this happens (every time it has happened) the individual “gives up” and production across the board begins to fail. When each individual cannot produce for his or her own benefit – the way we evolved – we lose the will to struggle and excel.
Humans, wired to embrace the struggle, find motivation in the challenge. We are in harmony when we push ourselves to succeed and prosper. When I say this I’m not just talking about monetary gains! There are many ways to succeed and find prosperity. Most of us seek something other than just money. I am very passionate about my writing and teaching. These things bring me great happiness. [Read more…] about Socialism defeats Golden Rule: Avoiding the Lie!