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A Cool Video On Socialism

February 10, 2010

What is socialism, and why is it so attractive to many people in countries that were never founded on the right philosophy like the Philippines and most Latin American nations?

According to philosopher Ayn Rand, “Socialism is the doctrine that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that his life and his work do not belong to him, but belong to society, that the only justification of his existence is his service to society, and that society may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be its own tribal, collective good.”

But I think that you would be able to appreciate what this term means if you see the following cool YouTube video:

I stated in one of my blogs the following:

Despite clear evidence and proof that socialism or communism failed in almost all slave pens on earth, the Leftists claim that the system is perfect but not the murderous dictators. They try to evade the fact that it is the system, which demands everybody’s enslavement and the use of brute force, that corrupts men. A system that abolishes individual rights and makes men the means to the ends of others and the state would only lead to the rise of a dictator. The Leftists were also heavily hypnotized by Karl Marx’s evil lie that communism is different from socialism. The only difference between these two great lies is the number of deaths and the degree of man’s enslavement.

We are now in an age of mediocrity ruled by the country’s intellectual mystics and collectivists. Unless the collectivist trend is reversed, the coming of a dictatorship of the left (communists) or the so-called right (fascism) is just a matter of time. The socialist members in Congress, who found a way to pursue their collectivist goal under the party-list system, are now advancing, as they take advantage of our mediocre Constitution that compromised our liberty and freedom to temporary unity and security. This creepy collectivist trend also takes a fillip from schools, religious institutions and the intellectuals that are preaching the value of altruism, self-sacrifice and the evil of self-interest. Unknown to them, the common denominator between communism, religion and our dominant mediocre culture is altruism. Every dictator, according to Ayn Rand, is a mystic, and every mystic is a potential dictator. “A mystic craves obedience from men, not their agreement. He wants them to surrender their consciousness to his assertions, his edicts, his wishes, his whims—as his consciousness is surrendered to theirs. He wants to deal with men by means of faith and force—he finds no satisfaction in their consent if he must earn it by means of facts and reason. Reason is the enemy he dreads and, simultaneously, considers precarious; reason, to him, is a means of deception; he feels that men possess some power more potent than reason—and only their causeless belief or their forced obedience can give him a sense of security, a proof that he has gained control of the mystic endowment he lacked.”

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