Obama's Socialism Experiment Performed on a College Class

Over the past several decades, there have been a number of studies made on the effects of liberal government social programs.  In the vast majority of the studies, these social programs have been shown on help propagate the problem they are trying to solve, rather than eliminate the problem.

I’m always on the lookout for a good example that helps to demonstrate the socialistic nature of many of our government’s current programs.  Like many of you, I receive a number of emails with political commentary and characterizations.  I review a number of them and then delete them.

However, there was one that caught my attention.  I checked for authenticity and do not believe the email represents a real event.  But since numerous studies of the socialist programs of the Democrats indicate this to be an accurate description of what has been taking place, I have decided to use it here as a teaching point.

“An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan"

All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A... After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little. The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any simpler than that.

Remember, there is a test coming up. The 2012 Elections.”

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  • lizaz

    Excellent example of how socialism takes away incentive and eventually leads to individual failure because the "free stuff" can't go on forever if no one is paying in....in other words, no one is supporting the masses (free enterprise) so it will eventually end badly. Socialism will also lead to marxism, as one small group takes power because no one cares........

    • vmelangham

      The ultimate grand prize (penalty) is unbridled moral decadence... as evidenced by all historical democracies' decline and failure and replacement with some tyrannical, despotic institution that rules with an iron fist. This valuable lesson (given in the abstract to be sure) should also remind us that insanity is described as doing the same things over and over that do not work and expecting a different outcome anyway. I suppose those who adhere to such self-defeatism ultimately count on the high expectations Darwinism predicts... that through eons of time a random selection of the fittest will occur and all the kinks of species' higher order works out for the ultimate benefit socialism espouses. Do we humans have eons of time in the back of our finite minds when we subject ourselves to these ridiculous propositions?

    • Sutekh

      I used to work with a Vietnamese dentist. He said that during the Vietnam war, the S. Viet railway pushed an empty flatcar in front of the train. This was to detect any bombs that might be on the track. Anyone who wanted to ride the flatcare could ride for free, courtesy of the paying passengers, if they were willing to risk getting blown up. The risk of being blown up limited the number of people who wanted to ride free. He said that worked in South Vietnam.

      He also said that in the U.S., it would not work. There are no bombs on the track, so no need for a flatcar. But freeloaders in the U.S. would demand that the railroad put flatcars in front of the train for no reason so that they could ride for free. But, of course, since there would be no risk involved, everybody would pile onto the flatcars, because they had nothing to lose. But there'd be no reason to take the train out of the station, because there would be no paying passengers, and the train would be eliminated from the schedule completely.

      My added two cents worth is that people like Obama believe that if they can just raise taxes enough to buy more flatcars, that it will be viable to run a passenger train again, even if the coaches for the paying passengers are still empty.

  • Dusty1

    Considering the liberal teachings in today's universities, I'd say this was one unusual professor to teach such an enlightening lesson.

  • rannan3

    TOO BAD Liberals and the uninformed don't get this !
    Thanks to THIS president, who's pitting anyone who will listen against ' fat-cat bankers', Wall Street, the Top 1 % ,
    AND the 'do-nothing Republicans in Congress' , HE has single-handedly raised the level of discontent to the
    place where now the OCCUPY people are demanding/expecting
    1) free college education
    2) free health care for life
    3) free housing , and
    4) Government mandated JOBS !

    Because Obama can't run for re-election bragging about his policies and economic successes,
    he's more than willing to destroy what's left of this country -- even if it means RIOTS --
    JUST to get what he wants . Which is to retain POWER.
    He is , without a doubt, the MOST DIVISIVE president in my lifetime !

    • Traphill

      Justice will come!!! He will loose and all his efforts will be undone!

      If he wins>>>>>there will be a revolution ~ Civil War!!! And all the loons will be exterminated!! Thank you Jesus!!

      • GDC

        By what i have been reading I think you may be right.

        Impeach Obama, prosecute him, EXECUTE him. NOW!

        • LWL

          Treason

          1. A crime that undermines the offender’s government.

          2. Disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior.

          3. An act of deliberate betrayal.

          1:Undermine: Destroy or hinder normal operations.

          2:Subversive: A radical supporter of Political or Social Revolution.

          3:Betrayal:To cause anguish to a Ally.

          :The Quality of aiding an Enemy.

          I call on all the Military Generals to mutiny and save the citizens from this sinking ship. Some in Congress and lead by Obama have put America in Unbelievable danger. This is completely wrong and Unconstitutional. We know Obama thinks the Constitution is fundamentally flawed. That alone is treason. It looks like he is doing this deliberately in an attempt to crash our economy and move us toward a Marxism economy.

          Norman Thomas, a U.S. Socialist Party candidate for president, once famously said, “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” Thomas ran for president six consecutive times from 1928,only to lose to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt introduced most of the planks of the Communist Manifesto and we live with them to this day.

          Every thing Obama does, the things he has said, his Communist parents and his Uncle in Hawaii,a Known member of the Communist Party,the "the most Liberal professors Obama he could find" the friends he keeps, his hard left czars and Judge's he has picked, all point to Socialism. A UN led One world Government.

          He is the leader, but to who’s country?

          My question is this, has Obama and all of the known Marx beliveing followers in Congress committed Treason, and how can we put them behind bars.

          Isn’t it time for the Military Generals to mutiny and save the citizens from this sinking ship. I know Obama is the leader of the Military " MAYBE" It's everybody's Constitutional Duty to know who leads us" but lets face it,he blocks that info. He is a failure and runs opposite Of God,the Constitution,and the safety of her American citizens. Where are the Generals who are supposed to protect America and her people. Our Government has been taken over by Marxism. The True American has little power to move on this.We need your help. We can Pray for your safety { a lot of us already do} But you do have the biggest guns…

      • therevolutionary

        EBen if Obama loses there will still be a revolution. George W. I believe pushed the American people to the breaking point of frustration , when Obama came we had hope he would actually make things better. We all know that didn't happen and now we actually mad enough to stand about it. The problem now is the masses have no idea what to do now. It will take at least another year for any small group to initiate enough influence to execute effective plan to rebuild our country.

        • Annie B

          therevolutionary. I disagree with you. I don't believe all the American people were frustrated and at a breaking point with GW Bush. That was all media hype. And don't think everyone had hope for Oscumbag to actually make things better. Before you voted for him all you had to do was investigate his background and it was all trained in communism. I knew exactly how he was going to govern and that is to bring down the U.S. and go communist.

        • laf

          Wow! This type of ignorance is scary. If you don't think that W created this mess and most people in this country are correct in recognizing that, then you are delusional. If you don't see that things are at least incrementally better, then you are stupid. If you don't see how the Republicans in Congress prevented most of Obama's complete plans from ever happening, then you are too far gone to know what's good for you. Do you even know what a communist is? Are you living in 1952? Get real!

        • Sutekh

          I never had any hope that Obama would make things better. He had DISASTER written across his forehead. And people voted for him anyway.

    • http://va JBinGB

      AMEN

  • tommyboy

    The affirmative action president!

  • LK

    Home school for now until ? END

  • Michael W. Noard

    The call for Impeachment is blowing in the wind, By the time it got through the house, the elections will be over, if it did make it through the house, do you really thing Reid would allow a Senate vote??? The only hope is to vote him out in 2012.

  • Eber

    That is great test part1.
    Part second (you can find it from the history of socialist countries) is terror. Who doesn't want to do his/her job for free goes to jail and do it still for free there. So basically everyone gets in the big jail. So no more like "We're the people"

  • http://yahoo.com Thomas Martin

    What good is a college education if there are no jobs to be had? Not many companies hiring since obama became the muslim in the oval office. Well, how you like your hope and change now idiots.

    • Don'tspewignorance

      It's ignorant, intolerant people like you that make me sick. He's not Muslim but what if he was Muslim? Do not condemn an entire religion based on the actions of a small extremist few. The main teachings of Islam are of peace, it's fanatics that take it out of control. Don't spew ignorant slurs against an entire group of people because of your biased, unfounded, illogical statements.

  • plainscary

    This example of the college professor I had heard or read sometime back, and its an excellent illustration of the failures of socialism.

    Wouldn't this make an interesting essay? In college or even High School.

    And please correct me, but wasn't it the same experiment, just different time, when those on the Mayflower came over, and everything was going to be equal? That didn't work out either, did it?

  • SEAN MURRY

    socialism always fail when you run out of other peoples money.

  • SEAN MURRY

    Socailism doesnt work when you run out of peoples money.

  • amagi

    My very conservative friend whose granddaughter attended Oregon's Portland U complained that the bright girl came
    out "as red as can be". Then she quoted a professor there as having said: "Give me any student and within one hour he'll
    be a socialist."
    Can it really be that easy ?

    • Sikter Efendi

      It's easy indeed. All you need to do is teach them to think.

  • carol

    Years ago and we won t say how many ha ha I was an honor student in high school and had a teachor who told us she was going to mark on the bell or the curve. We asked what that meant and she explained that instead of 65 being the passing score she would average out the passing score. So yes, it meant those of us who worked hard for our grades would no longer be getting high marks as our scores would be lowered while those who scored failing would then be able to pass. Needless to say since most of this class was college bound we all objected so strongely that the teachor decided not to do this. A lesson learned young and learned well is a lesson never forgotten.

    • Sikter Efendi

      Some "teachors" you had when they let you pass without learning how to spell or punctuate.

  • Robert

    Welcome to the new America as Dirty Diaper Head Obama has it planed. He waits till the poo hits the fan , comes in with marshal law and saves the day . And he lives happily ever after.

  • Jim Buzzell

    I had seen this before, and it is always worth sharing the truth about Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, and Communisim.

    • Guy Rich

      You guys are bunch of idiots. Dont you have brains to think on your own. They use you guys for political contributions.

  • OBAMAHATER4SURE

    You know I read these comments everyday and I truly believe that We The People are starting to realize what a Big F_ _king Mistake they made in 2008, the problem is their all calling for OBUMMER to be impeached which won't ever happen.
    There isn't a single sitting senator with enough BALLS to even start the process let along beat the crap out of Harry Reid and make him call for a vote. The house of representatives what a joke that would be, they are just like the senate, NO BALLS.
    Folks you have to convince your friends and family to go to the polls in November 2012 and vote this piece of crap out of the office that he illegally gained in 2008 and then consider yourselves lucky because you all finally woke up and admitted that you made One Big Ass Mistake America (OBAMA).
    I urge you to vote in November 2012 and send this socialistic Butt Hole and his tribe packing, I will donate to the purchase of a one way ticket to Kenya for them all.
    VOTING IS THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE LEFT, VOTE ALL THE SOCIALIST COMMIES OUT AND START A NEW.

    • OBAMAHATER4SURE

      Oh No Sensored again

    • hmm...

      If you intend to make a coherent argument about why Obama shouldn't be in office, you should leave the racial slurs and meaningless jargon out. Without your despicable angry filler, this post would be two sentences long, and backed up with no evidence.

  • Plt Sergeant Chee

    Anything worth having in this world is worth working for. Nothing is free; and,
    when one is handed a free ride the reward becomes nothing. Ba'rak Hussein
    Obama has lived a life of free amusement rides, never held a job and has
    always lived off the labor of others; his "Redistribute the wealth" agenda
    springs from his superficial success as a "Community organizer" or communist
    agitator, pimp, hustler, pusher and shirker. Obama and those who emulate
    him are the folks who elected clown Obama.

  • http://chandlerswatch.com Howie

    This did really happen, but it was not recently and it was not Obama's plan. It was about 10 or so years ago and it was reported in a reputable source. I do not remember where as it was so long ago.

  • Luke

    Cain 2012 !!!
    End the socialist regime and bring back the American Dream!

  • Phil

    No, No, I'm sure that Obama and his Marxist Czars can make it work this time. Just because Socialism has NEVER worked ever!! Those European Socialsist countries currently failing must be due to it's political policy, not Socialism. Surely it's time to throw away our Constitution and the Republic our Founding Fathers so brilliantly gave us all those years ago. I mean really, The Constitution of the United States has stood longer than ANY nation since it's ratification, garnered more wealth then any nation in history, allowing individual freedoms and liberties never known. How dare this professor teach such a lesson to liberal college students.

  • Robert

    Stop and consider , There is no way Diaper Head Obama will be impeached . Even if he was what good would it do ? Clinton was impeached and what happened to him , not a dammed thing.
    What should be done will not happen either . The Birthers are screaming about the Birth certificate ,Why it dose not matter where he is born . To be a "Natural Born Citizen " BOTH MOMMY AND DADDY must be American Citizens !
    Well Mommy was an American Citizen ,even if her morals are very questionable , . Daddy is an other can of worms . He was a British Citizen ,never became an American ,never wanted to be one ,And was a questionable Father & Husband .

    This means that Dirty Diaper Head IS NOT eligible to hold the office of President . Boot His 1/2 black but out of there and everything he has done and signed becomes so much toilet paper.

  • Radiologist, MD

    This is a great story... but is far from the first time I've seen it.

    if it wasn't the EXACT same story..I read one almost identical , classroom setting and all, over 40 years ago in "The Freeman - Ideas on Liberty" ", which was..and still is I believe, published by the Foundation for Economic Education of Irvington-on-Hudson, NY.

    Back in the 50's and 60's, other than for national Review, there were very few publications or institutions espousing conservatism or libertarianism..and FEE was one of the few bright beacons of truth and light in existence at the time.

    When we make these kinds of materials available to young people..you never know who is going to find it..or be affected by it.

    I don't remember where I first found "The Freeman - Ideas on Liberty"..but after I started reading it... my life was changed ..forever.

    I've considered myself a conservative since I was 14 years a old..in 1964..and I've never looked back.

    And now..50 years later..I'm commenting on that great story that I read almost 50 years..on a conservative web site.