If the blind lead the blind, the both shall fall into the ditch.
The Daily Kos posted an article titled “75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America”.
They say socialism is responsible for “all this” and then begins the counting. I have a counter-count.
#1 — Military/Defense.
“The United States military is the largest and most funded socialist program in the world.” — This is why, despite the protestations of socialists that they are against war, will always support a standing army. It takes lots of working-age men (and now women) out of productive jobs that compete in the labor pool.
And now they’re going to put women of child bearing age into combat. More than four out of each five military women want this, including a former work supervisor of mine. That’s another measure of the population reduction that the richest of the rich cliques of the ruling classes have demanded, starting with George Malthus.
And with the blowback from the pre-emptive wars the troops have waged, who needs more interventions?
“He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.” –Proverbs 26:17
Thirteen colonies formed an army ad-hoc out of rag tag farmers and a few retired officers and beat back the most powerful military force in the world at the time. Now they just passed a law that says they can occupy us.. “help” with “law enforcement”.
2. Highways/Roads – Eisenhower was inspired by the military advantage he got with Germany’s autobahn and today a lot of states are realizing it can help revenues if the let a private company manage it. Why should you have to subsidize my two-way 30 mile daily commute? When you put extortionists with a bottomless purse (our pockets and fiat currency inflation theft) in charge of roads, you get The Bridge To Nowhere.
3. Public libraries. — It was private money that got this thing started. Waldenbooks was started by its namesake founder when he began renting books from storefronts. Used book stores would proliferate today and last a long long time. Libraries are full of books nobody is interested in reading and is always short on the books people want to read. — Now they have CD’s, DVD’s and they even lend out electronic media of most common formats.
The visible benefits of libraries are obvious to their users in this subsidized age, but consider two important issues that upend the argument. One is that libraries are an outlet to subsidize media that is friendly to the rulers, just as the schools are perfect for government indoctrination center.