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Why Socialism Will Always Be with Us

September 13,2016

by David Solway


Socialism depends on three all-too-human factors: ignorance, naiveté and duplicity. The first is common if not disastrously ubiquitous, affecting large strata of any given population. The latter two pertain, in extreme measure and without the tendency to conscious self-correction, to the various ranges of the leftist elite, whom Yugoslavian dissident Milovan Djilas in his must-read The New Class called “the managerial class” -- the caste that dominates and exploits the political landscape under the pretense of far-sighted and compassionate stewardship. Obviously, no one is exempt from these character defects, but here it is a question of degree, of intensity and persistence.  Let us consider these three factors in turn.

It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.

–William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1952
Its nothing more than the Utopianist ideal of Heaven on Earth.  That's why so many Collectivists are professed Atheists.  And yet they slavishly push for the very goal that religions offer, yet want it HERE and NOW.  And many of them are willing to sacrifice others in order to obtain this "Forlorn Hope".

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