A painfully accurate description of socialism and the EU?

Just weeks after Britain narrowly avoided the disaster of electing Ed ‘Edstone’ MiniBrand’s bunch of socialist no-hopers, it might be useful to briefly look at what motivates the third of the electorate that voted for another financially-incontinent, economically-illiterate Labour government.

The basic philosophy of socialism is a strong sense of entitlement to other people’s efforts and wealth.

Socialists always have a strong social agenda (equality, fairness, helping the less well-off etc) but rarely a credible economic one (how to pay for it).

The socialist belief goes something like this: “I need a certain amount of income for myself and my family to live a decent life, therefore I am entitled to have it”…

  • pop

    A little like Halal certificates, I endorse it for money, you pay.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I see it as how they view the world as a fishbowl that can never get larger. There is as much ‘stuff’ as there ever possibly could be and the job of mother government is to ration everything, doling it out in precise parcels until there’s nothing left and we’re all singing kumbaya in front of the fire at the mouth of a cave keeping the jungle cats at bay.

    • The Korean experiment, you make the choice.

      Where would you rather be poor? North Korea? South Korea?

      In reality – this is a good example of the socialist or capitalist choice.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Right now since capitalism is very much seeming like a Ponzi scheme many are going towards ideologies of the 30’s, so the mainstreams only have themselves to blame. These politicians deserve no defending. They are very much bought and paid for. Which is why I chose the Canadian Action party, the party of Canadian nationalism, civic nationalism and radical centrism and wanting the Bank of Canada to be used for creating our money not at interest. It is a shame that many Canadians fail to look past the current left-right divide and seek new options!

    • BillyHW

      Best of luck at the Special Olympics. Bring back the gold for Canada!

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        So you disagree with more parties in politics! I guess you support oligarchy or dictatorship of the majority?!

        • Minicapt

          No, we want to bring back public flogging for the betterment of the civil service, and the Hellyerites.


  • Alain

    That is the best description I have seen of socialism/communism: a strong sense of entitlement to other people’s effort and wealth. I just hope I can remember it.