So what’s wrong with socialism?

Still just as true in this crucial election. Do we give this virulent extreme right wing a mandate to take apart our public services or do we protect our schools, hospitals, police and social services?
It’s a simple choice.

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Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production;[

It is a system that is opposed to the rampant greed of capitalism. This mantra of profit before all else, greed and to hell with everything, is what is creating inequality, environmental destruction, overpopulation and fuelling war. There’s a better way.

I like democracy and having a say in what is going on.

Socialism is based on the idea of equality.

It is associated with environmentalism, feminism and liberalism.

They are all things I am in agreement with.

I’ve been listening with interest to the arguments put forward at the Labour Conference and good ones they are too.

An end to austerity and the vicious attacks on the poor, disabled and public servants.

I want an educational system for everyone – not selection and a series of…

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6 thoughts on “So what’s wrong with socialism?

  1. Socialism, however, doesn’t leave much space for creativity and doesn’t allow for private companies to grow because there’s no competition between them to be better as everything is owned by the state. It will eventually make a country poor and I even dare to say a bit boring! I don’t know much about politics. This is just a small opinion based on what happened in my country.

    • I can see that. But I do not believe it has to be like that. It seems possible to me to create internal competition and thus avoid the complacency and blandness.
      There has to be a better system than competitive capitalism where everything is run for profit (not care) and all the profits are creamed off to a small wealthy elite. At the moment this country is being run for the benefit of a tiny minority at the expense of the rest of us.

      • Yes. That is also true. All regimes are very flawed as long as the people who rule the country only have their own interests and the ones of their “class” in mind.

      • That is true. What we need is a team of empathic, caring individuals. Democracy does not seem to come up with that too often. The whole world is corrupt.

  2. Would it be OK if I cross-posted this article to WriterBeat.com? I’ll be sfure to give you complete credit as the author. There is no fee, I’m simply trying to add more content diversity for our community and I liked what you wrote. If “OK” please let me know via email.

    Autumn
    AutumnCote@WriterBeat.com

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