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Posted by Craig on 05:23:00 AM in Current Affairs
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It does reveal that the intellectual battle has been lost. For decades, the Academy has worked to confuse and hide the true nature of socialism with wrongful definitions and descriptors. Communism, in its true form, not great but it is not what most think of. It is the Socialist part of the U.S.S.R. that was the evil and is the same with all reported "communists". Communism posits that none shall have more than another. Where exactly has that existed? Of course, the Academy is a great support of the progression of socialism, so has an interest in keeping it from being properly defined or properly associated with the totalitarian regimes that were at its pinnacle.
Here is a writer from 1889 who had not been confused about definitions:
"That Communism is essentially negative, confined to the prohibition that one shall not have more than another. Socialism is positive and aggressive, declaring that each man shall have enough.
"It purposes to introduce new forces into society and industry; to put a stop to the idleness, the waste of resources, the misdirection of force, inseparable, in some large proportion of instances, from individual initiative; and to drive the whole mass forward in the direction determined by the intelligence of its better half. "
"While Communism might conceivably be established upon the largest scale, and has, in a hundred experiments, been upon a small scale established, by voluntary consent, Socialism begins with the use of the powers of the State, and proceeds and operates through them alone. It is by the force of law that the Socialist purposes to whip up the laggards and the delinquents in the social and industrial order. It is by the public treasurer, armed with powers of assessment and sale, that he plans to gather the means for carrying on enterprises to which individual resources would be inadequate. It is through penalties that he would check wasteful or mischievous expenditures."
September 09, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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