Saturday, October 11, 2008

I Don't Know Why

Socialism is bad! As Americans we know this to be true.

I wasn't taught about the horrors of socialism in high school or college. I guess it wasn't necessary to teach what is obvious, what is common knowledge. However, I am confused as to why we have some socialism.

We have socialized education aka 'public schools'. Is socialized education to blame for the United States falling behind some other countries in areas like science? Do the countries that excel in education have socialized education also?

We have socialized libraries. This is one of my favorite forms of socialism! Some free market, free enterprise capitalists may not share my pleasure but I thoroughly enjoy the act of selecting a book, placing my card on the check-out machine, scanning the book and borrowing the book without paying.

We have socialized military and socialized police protection. That's not the end of the list. Socialized highways! There must be others I could identify with a little thought.

In spite of the above exceptions, we know socialism is bad and that must include socialized health care. I can't explain how we are ranked 34th in health care behind so many countries with socialized care. That's a mystery. I don't know why.

It's personally painful but I need to plug my ears to the moans of the elderly and shut my eyes to the suffering of children and oppose all national health care plans. It's my duty as an American.

I don't know why socialism in all its forms is bad but, as an American, I know it's bad.


Blogger Alex Pendragon said...

Maybe if Karl Marx hadn't screwed the idea up so badly, we'd have universal health care by now......

10/11/2008 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger Buffalo said...

Sarcasm becomes you.

10/11/2008 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...


10/12/2008 08:56:00 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

A very interesting way to look at it. I've been thinking something similar lately.

Catching up: lots of good blogs here.

10/15/2008 11:38:00 AM  

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