Socialism, whether Bernie’s so-called brand of “Democratic” Socialism or the more extreme, communist socialism. Whenever I hear someone correct the negative aspect of socialism with the moniker “Democratic” I chuckle to myself. All these minorities out here thinking they will somehow become the majority, HA! Like Issac Newton said, “what goes up, must come down”. That’s science bitch! Whats hot today will eventually be yesterday’s news.
Anyway, back to the quasi appeal of socialism. As a believer in the idea that all taxation is theft, the halfhearted appeal of socialism is rooted in the thought exercise of, what are we getting for all the taxes we are paying anyway?
The taxes we pay, go to the “special interest groups” they pay the salaries of, local, state and federal representatives and employees. They pay to send food to foreign countries, in the hopes of maintaining America’s allies and creating new allies. Bear in mind, that America’s allies are more or less “fair weather fans”. Our allies are like that “friend” that only ever calls when they need something, never to just say hello or ask about our day. As an American citizen and tax payer, what direct benefit do you get from America’s allies?
What else do our taxes pay for?
Oh they pay for massive corporations like Amazon. They subsidize the airline industry, they subsidize the insurance industry, they pay for sports stadiums, they pay for any number of bullshit gamuts that we, the citizens bankroll, yet we must still pay to use!
How about public institutions? Yep, our tax dollars pay for public institutions that are never free to the taxpayer.
So, thats the appeal, to me anyway. Im not about to start wearing a beret and turning into a fag that cries and screams about how socialism paves the way towards equality for the most marginalized among us, hilarious. If you can’t make it in America, then you can’t make it anywhere!
If we are forced to pay taxes at the threat from men with guns and a felony charge and prison time, then what are we getting in return for bankrolling the entire system? Like it or not, but the American taxpayer, bankrolls the entire world. If we are to pay, then what exactly are we getting in return? Horrible infrastructure? Shitty school lunches? Corrupt politicians and corrupt law enforcement agencies?
I am aware that adopting socialism will merely embolden and broaden the corruption. So maybe it’s somewhere in the middle.
Taxation is theft, but if we are to be stolen from, why not go all the way?
Taxation is like thinking you’re taking a shower, when in reality, you’re in the target of the bukkake show.
The only benefit to paying taxes, from what I can tell, is that it buys your time. Taxation is the penalty for quasi freedom.