Top Ten Reasons to Hate SocialismSocialism as a political and economic system is bad news and dangerous to the well-being of others. Here's why...
The Top Ten
Liberal Socialists are people who become authoritarian if they come to power, so this is not surprising - styLIShT
It's not a "new form." It's simply another, presumably less objectionable term for the same collectivist poison, as is "progressivism."
It's basically a new form of it.
Communisn and Fascism are both socio-economic systems based around socialism. The only difference is that fascism glorifies the state and the establishment, while Communism glorifies the masses and a revolution. - Jackamalio
Again, Socialism, in and of itself, does not violate personal freedom. Some say it may even enhance personal freedom. Just because some countries hijacked socialism and became barbaric doesn't mean Socialism is evil. - Alpha101
Especially economic freedom - styLIShT
Actually, no, it doesn't. Humans are very social animals, and, by instinct, usually try to do what's best for the group. However, humans are also selfish. What we need is an economic system that rewards selfishness, while, at the same time, promoting the interests of every member of the human race - Alpha101
This item perfectly sums up the gross perversion that is collectivism.
And what's so wrong about that...? - ARandomPerson
That's right. The horror of subverting the foundation of civil society which has stood the test of time for more than 5,000 years. And you think you know better?
THE HORROR! THE HORROR!
Socialism is essentially people extrapolating their frustrations on the current political and economic system as an actual ideology. It's like an unhealthy way to cope with the terrifying thought that you are utterly incompetent instead of working on yourself and fixing yourself. - styLIShT
Yes. All people are equal in their possession of God-given human rights. "Radical equality" may be defined as manufactured, artificial "equality" where none exists. Not everyone has talents, capabilities or intelligence in equal measure. Affirmative action, racial and sex-based quotas, militant minorities of any persuasion exerting disproportionate influence on the political process - all are examples of the radicalization of equality.
What's wrong with equality? Blacks are equal to whites, men are equal to women.
Please elaborate, or at least define "radical equality."
Well you could live in a country where you have to believe your leader is a God.
How is this bad? Disagreeing with atheism =/= bad
How does Socialism, in and of itself, promote atheism? Many socialists are religous. Secondly, what's wrong with atheism? Just because you disagree with atheism doesn't make it evil. - Alpha101
A state shouldn't interfere with the citizens' religious beliefs - styLIShT
Thank you Margaret Thatcher, and RIP.