There’s a great new book out that you can give to your Liberal friends. It’s got a catchy title: The Benefits of Socialism: A Portrait of Progress. It’s described as “the most complete list of the benefits of Leftist policy ever assembled, an exhaustive index of leftist contributions to civilization filling 666 completely blank pages.”
It’s not that socialist economies don’t function for a time. They are able to do so because they are completely socialistic. They haven’t made the full commitment like Cuba and North Korea have.
Just like homosexuals need heterosexuals to exist and pro-create, socialism and communism need capitalism to energize their economic systems. You can’t have one without the other. Communism is the vampire sucking the lifeblood out of his victim. Socialism just does it slower. Victims are kept alive in order to plant a socialist embryo in the healthy body. Think Alien.
When the victim is drained of life, the vampire needs to find another victim in order to live. Socialism is slow economic death.
Joseph Stalin is said to have screened the 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath in the Soviet Union with the intention of showing the masses the ravaging effects of capitalism. The propaganda effect backfired on the Communist leaders.“Russian audiences watched the final scenes of the Okies’ westward trek aboard overladen, broken-down jalopies — and marveled that in the United States, even poor people had cars.”
The other night my wife and I were watching House Hunters International. A couple from the United States was looking for housing in the socialist Mecca of Sweden. Their first inclination was to rent since they would only be staying for two years. They learned that the rental market was impossible. There were 3000 people in line for every available apartment. I thought the wife had misspoken, but she said it again. I’m guessing she was exaggerating, but it made the point that politics dictates economics.
One article I read stated that the wait for rental apartment in Stockholm averages 104 weeks. If you are looking for “attractive areas,” the wait could be as much as 20 years.
Finding an apartment in Sweden sucks. Finding an apartment in Stockholm, sucks beyond recognition. Because in Sweden they have a nonsensical system where people go crazy to get a rental contract (yes just a lease) and once they get one, most try to die with it.
It’s a bad system, unlike the US, where you just rent directly from the owner of the building for a year or two and then move on. . . . The Swedish Rental market is about as black as the black abyss of the sea.
America is moving in the direction of Sweden. Our economic life is slowly being sucked out of us.