So what’s wrong with socialism?

So what’s wrong with socialism?

Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production;[

It is a system that is opposed to the rampant greed of capitalism. This mantra of profit before all else, greed and to hell with everything, is what is creating inequality, environmental destruction, overpopulation and fuelling war. There’s a better way.

I like democracy and having a say in what is going on.

Socialism is based on the idea of equality.

It is associated with environmentalism, feminism and liberalism.

They are all things I am in agreement with.

I’ve been listening with interest to the arguments put forward at the Labour Conference and good ones they are too.

An end to austerity and the vicious attacks on the poor, disabled and public servants.

I want an educational system for everyone – not selection and a series of grammar schools for the wealthy while the rest get the slops.

The nationalisation of the Post Office. How on Earth does it make sense to have thousands of cars and vans running around the countryside delivering amazon parcels instead of one streamlined, joined up service? It’s a bunch of poorly paid people being exploited for profit. We have a national system that is efficient and streamlined it’s called the Post Office.

The Nationalisation of the Railways. I’m sick of hiked up prices for travel. A piecemeal set of companies all in it to cream off wealth for a bunch of rich owners. I want an efficient, joined up, safe, cheap service, development and a service that provides comfort and speed. It needs to be under public ownership.

The end of Trident. Trident is a hugely expensive red herring. It can never be used and is minuscule compared with the USA and Russia (and probably China too)  It’s only reason is to give Britain a place at the top table. Well I could do without a place at the top table. The money could be spent on anti-terrorism, schools, hospitals and housing.

I want the greedy bankers and capitalists to pay more. I want a country with more equality and less greed.

I want the environment being respected and conserved. I don’t want fracking destroying our countryside and polluting the water.

I could go on. I can’t find much I disagree with.

I’m a socialist, a paid up Labour man. I believe in equality. I want capitalism curbed.

I want the Labour Party to unite and get behind the leader and get their message across. It’s time we started showing up the Tories for the bunch of greedy capitalists they are.

There is a better way – it’s the Labour way. I’m a SOCIALIST through and through.

14 thoughts on “So what’s wrong with socialism?

  1. Good un, opher. Nothing wrong with socialism, whether UK labour party or Bernie Sanders. Just ask the over 18000 ppl that showed up to cheer Bernie on in Tacoma. Folks want something more than Trumpian “words.” Will be working hard to get Bernie into office. Enough with the garbage.

    1. I’ll be right behind you! What we want is a world of fairness and justice – not one ruled by billionaire elitists and run for billionaire elitists!

  2. With first rate health and education for all, plus decent and secure housing, who could object to a much more level playing field when it comes to wages – especially if work was done more cooperatively? The left has some great answers, including on climate change, if only it can get itself heard …

    1. The problem they have is that they will level the playing field by taking wealth away from the wealthy elite. Consequently the elite, who own the media, throw everything at them – eg. the vilification of Corbyn. All that elite cares about is their own wealth and power. They give as little as they can get away with without sparking a revolution.

      1. Disparaging experts is phase one of the attack on reasoned analysis – phase two is the search for scapegoats who will take the blame. I’ll be delighted if I’m proved wrong but not holding my breath …

      2. It’s a simple, clever and effective ploy. It works so well.
        Unfortunately we are all easily led. That’s the nature of tribal creatures!

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