Why Socialism is Retarded!

As time continue it’s seems more and more people that I speak with are in favor of socialism which means that I’ve been speaking to more retarded people than usual. Socialists come in all different sizes, shapes and flavors but what I’ve found is that the people that I speak to about most about socialism tend to be, for lack of a better term, unsuccessful.

You know those people who stay in the same dead end job and day dream about what it would be like to make more money or have a better work position yet do nothing to improve their situations yet have a great deal of entitlement.

I had a conversation with a former colleague that I worked with close to a decade ago and his reasoning as a pro socialist was so utterly retarded and lacking in logic that I had I began to think that he must have some sort of tumor developing in his brain.

We were speaking about the salaries of CEO’s when he went on this long rambling tirade that CEO’s are way overpaid and since it’s the worker who is responsible for the wealth of the company and it’s the workers that provide for those at the top of the company to earn such hefty salaries that it would be a much better idea to have those at the top make less and have pretty much all of the profit disbursed among the workers. That in our current capitalistic society corporations are nothing more than a pyramid and as I should know pyramid schemes are illegal. Therefor corporations should be illegal as those at the bottom of the company will never be able to earn as much as upper management.

I asked one simple question that he could not answer which I found to be both comical and aggravating at the same time. The simple question that I asked is that if the workers were being compensated pretty much the same regardless of the amount of hard work they put in what was the incentive to work hard at all? It’s simply fact that no matter what type of business one works in there is always those people aka slackers. Slackers who do the bare minimum but get paid the same as the guy in the cubical next to him or her that has to work that much harder to pick up the slack. Whereas in our current capitalistic system the slacker gets fired and the guy or gal who picks up the slack gets a promotion in a socialistic society the slacker is viewed as less intelligent and not as capable so therefore the slacker should receive the same benefit as it’s not his or her fault.

Socialism lovers seem to hate CEO’s making millions of dollars yet fail to see what the CEO did in order to attain that level of success. Big deal, that guy come from nothing, paid his or her own way through college and graduate school, worked a full time internship while working a full time job, started in the mail room and through hard work and dedication climbed the corporate ladder. Socialism lovers fail to see that this same person would have never had the desire to do what I described above as success should have just been handed to him or her.

If you don’t agree show me one thriving socialism based society which I know can’t be done as it doesn’t exist!

2 thoughts on “Why Socialism is Retarded!

  • Ana

    This is an interesting post because most of the people I know who hate socialism are the same people stuck in dead end jobs that you complain about. I feel like they’re saying “I had to work my way into this awful job and so should everyone else.” I’m the owner of a law firm and I’m a socialist and feel that it is good for everyone except the very very very very rich. (That doesn’t include me. I make a good living but I’m not in the top 1% since I’m not a billionaire!) Most people just WANT to be rich and think that they are keeping their stupid American dream alive by opposing Socialism. I’ve browsed your website and really like what you have to say against religion and MLMs and stuff but this post has me scratching my head because capitalism is the biggest bullshit theory of them all.

  • KnowItAllKnowItAll Post author

    I have and always be pro capitalism. I agree that most people do want to be rich but most have no idea as to how to get there or in my opinion don’t want to “work” to achieve the “Rich” dream. I am by no means rich but I have been close to dead broke. I now make a good living and although not rich I do live comfortably….not because I was given a hand out but because I did not like my reality and took the necessary measures to assure that I would no longer live like “that.”

    There is a huge misconception that the top 1% don’t pay their fair share when in reality the top 1% pay nearly 50% of all federal income taxes. The media will have us all believe that the top 1% need to pay their fare share when in reality they already do.

    In my opinion Capitalism gives us all opportunity to start from nothing and create our own paths. You yourself stated that you make a good living. It was you who decided to go to college, earn a degree, study and get a good grade on your LSAT, apply and get accepted to law school, study, graduate and eventually open your own firm. Do you feel its right that those who did not or will not work as hard as you be rewarded for not doing so?

    In my opinion Socialism advocates putting us all on a level playing field or in other words strives for “equality.” I believe that equality cannot be achieved as all members of the human race or not equal. Some of us are more intelligent than others and some of us will work harder than others. Why should those who choose not to work as hard as others be put into a classification of “equal”?

    I have many friends, one in particular, that drives me crazy with regard to socialism. In his opinion it is the workers that create wealth so therefor the workers should be compensated more greatly than the President or CEO of a successful company. To that I state that if a worker feels he or she is being undercompensated, leave the company, start their own and become President or CEO of that company and find out how “easy” it is.

    Why is it that you, a person who has obviously worked very hard to achieve your lot in life is a proponent of socialism?

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