Only a societal system which promotes ambition, hard(smart) work, individual freedom, and civic virtue can thrive and be successful. Thus, in the essence of it, socialism can not work,as it disincentivizes hard work and achievement. After all, why should those who provide less value to the society get equal benefits compared to those who work and provide more? In essence, socialism does not work.
Any self-sustaining society should promote ambition and achievement, discourage laziness and leeching off others, and have those core values entrenched in societal morals. The Early- and Middle Roman Republic possessed civic virtue, which was all about honor and high achievement, which was also one of the reasons it was able to conquer most of the Mediterranean in a mere 50 years. Nowadays however, any morals which may remain have taken the meaningless shape of virtue signalling, with actual moral values being classified as hate speech or even thought crime.
Decades of welfare societies have taken its toll on younger generations, who feel entitled and take everything for granted. They do not even try to put in any effort to better themselves. While such people waste several years of their lives, hard working people will get ahead in life. This creates feelings of inequality, which oftentimes results in hatred and violence from those who falely believe to be “oppressed”, when in reality they are only oppressed by the limitations of their own negative mindset… and sometimes their tiny minds. Unfortunately old habits die hard, and it is difficult to come out of this vicious cycle. All of this could be remedied if only young people were taught to set goals, work towards them, and take responsibility for their actions. One does not need to be a genius to come to the simple conclusion that socialism does not work. It never has and never will.
Needless to say, not all are equally smart and capable. Some are slow learners, some suffer from diseases or handicaps that are out of their control, be it physical or mental. Those people need help to overcome the problems, but that also involves willingness to do so. For example; I have zero respect for morbidly obese people demanding that society should tolerate, or even worse – promote – their unhealthy lifestyle. While on the other hand I would gladly help a person in the same situation who is willing to heed to legitimate advice to fix his or her(sic!) problems. We as a society, should after all work together as people, and help people who deserve to be helped, despite of their earlier mistakes or poor judgements.
But to get you off in a lighter mood, I hope you enjoy this old tune from the 1980’s about countries where socialism does not work.
Author: Sander Laanemaa
Sander Laanemaa was born in Estonia in 1984. In 2011 he graduated from the Estonian Maritime Academy as a deck officer. During his studies he took an interest in history, philosophy, psychology, and the occult. His research guided him deep into the rabbit hole, which ultimately led to the creation of Culture Wars.
Sander is fluent in English, Swedish, Finnish, and Estonian.
He has given a number of lectures on various topics on maritime affairs, and also on ancient history and the faults of contemporary social movements.