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Not if I have anything to say about it.  What a crock of nonsense.

E Archer, NYC

-Sigh- Fred, your incessant parroting of your tired motto makes it no less fraudulent.  It is not even logically or grammatically correct.  Socialism is not a "challenge", it is a political ideology.  There is no such thing as a "social ability."  Where is "freedom" in a socialist country?  Can you criticize 'authorities' or refuse government mandates?  What rights are inviolate with a socialist government?  What is not subject to vote?  Socialism imposes many obligations upon the people that they have no power to resist.  This is not freedom but a form of authoritarianism.

A republican form of government founded upon the inalienable rights of the people is the only protection of freedom. 

The challenge of socialism is to lay claim to that which belongs to the people individually and in concert without resistance.  The primary tool for such a 'revolution' is to twist truth into error and lies into gospel, the questioning of which is heresy  a statist theocracy indeed.  (Thanks, Mike!)

E Archer, NYC

The primary skill I endeavored to teach my children was to always be truthful in thought, word, and deed  to seek the truth, whatever it may be.  A truth seeker must inevitably be a truth teller, not the least of which is being honest with oneself.  How do we discern what is true or not?  And how can that be instilled within us and others?  Contemplating this earnestly is indeed learning how to think.

Of course since the truth can cut like a knife and destroy illusory worlds, it should be tempered with Love and compassion.  Follow those principles, and you will find yourself on the road of Liberation.  The truth shall set you free!  ;-)

E Archer, NYC

Another completely arbitrary theory to be imposed on the people because some arrogant 'expert' deems it so.  This is just another prime example of authoritarian rule that could not be enforced but by threat. 

This is exactly the kind of narcissistic and arrogant rhetoric I have been talking about, Fred, in which you daily spout.

E Archer, NYC

As I recall, Reston, you grew up with welfare and social assistance, public education and credit that with your success in life.  But under a system of regulation for having children, your parents would not have met the requirements, so they would have remained childless, and you would not have been born.

And depending on what political ideology is in vogue, the requirements for parenting might also include tests of political allegiance.  Those with the wrong ideals would be refused while those that would support the party would be approved.  This is how it works in communist Cuba, Reston.  And poverty has not been reduced one iota.

E Archer, NYC

If only we could have a benevolent, omniscient dictator or council that could regulate all the people, then all our problems would be solved... 

Good grief, this is how Hitler, Stalin, and Mao came to power.  Too many people?  Murder them!  Who to kill?  Those that won't agree with us.  Such hubris among the eugenicists is how we have gotten to this point. 

E Archer, NYC

Because humans are not animals, Waffler!  The herds themselves in nature require no regulation.  Sheesh.

E Archer, NYC

Understood.  But the ends do not justify the means or guarantee the outcome. 

The government is nothing but an extension of "the neighbors."  If the neighbors can't do it, neither can the government.  There are plenty of laws on the books to protect children from abuse but can only be applied after the fact. 

Our laws are to address grievances, not compel behavior.  That is the way a free society works, for good or ill.  Each of us is responsible for our actions.  Had the abuse been known to the neighbors, they should have addressed it. 

My condolences for your brother and to all who have suffered such abuse.  Child abuse is a big problem, and there are no easy solutions.  Giving power to the state to require permission to have children would only lead to even more authoritarian controls.  Once such a precedent is set, there would be no turning back...

E Archer, NYC

Once again, Fred, you are speaking through both sides of your mouth.  Whatever you attribute to socialism is in fact, not socialism.  You are hijacking the term to define your own utopian vision. 

Since you claim to be the only person who knows what socialism is, why not use your own word to describe what you are talking about?  Socialism isn't any of the things you claim over and over with your tired motto only changing the last part of it each time.  

Your philosophy borrows from Judeo-Christian and Marxist tenets while claiming to be socialism.  To my mind it is a denial of Nature's God and the individual's natural born right to self-determinism within the limits of Natural Law:  As you sow, so shall you reap.

I respect your for aim for the highest achievement of humankind, but your expressed method to those ends too often resembles those of fascists and communists throughout history.  Your utopian dreams require the rest of us to abandon our own dreams, and thus can never be realized without force.

E Archer, NYC

Thank you, Fred.  That clarifies some things, but I am still a bit confused.

What is a "social individual"?  What's the difference between an individual and a social individual?

Since the nation/society is made up of individuals, how can a "nation" value anything?  How could a nation "set limits"?  And what are "revolutionary insights"?


E Archer, NYC

Fred, I am still waiting on the answer to my questions above.

E Archer, NYC

Delusional. Socialism absolutely does not create freedom or dignity.  Quite the opposite.  The first thing socialists do is censor and prohibit speech that sheds light on the false claims of socialism.  Socialism is one-party rule, supremacy of the state.  No one has any rights that the government has not granted and can take away.  

E Archer, NYC

Examples include:
Massive increases in the printing of money causing equally massive increases in inflation for which the government overlords pay no price;

Mandates to lock down nations and force experimental gene therapy upon all citizens only to discover their solutions killed more than they saved, damaged the immune systems of hundreds of millions of people, set children's educations back by years, and established a protected class of 'experts' that pay no price for their profit-making deception;

The proxy war with Russia via Ukraine with billions of dollars unaccounted for and rampant money laundering, the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, the halting of elections (i.e. one-party rule dictatorship), destruction of churches, etc.;

The open border with nearly 10 million illegal immigrants shipped to strategic areas to increase the number of Democrat (i.e. socialist) electoral votes.  Happening throughout the UK and Europe as well;

See the Federal Reserve, UN, WHO, CDC, Pfizer, Biden administration, etc. all of whom are untouchable.

E Archer, NYC

I repeat, your motto "Socialism is the challenge of social abilities to create [insert whatever]" is so grammatically incorrect, it is rendered meaningless.  Socialism is a "challenge"?  Really...  What are "social abilities"?   

More like 'socialism is the challenge to resist its abilities to force society to [insert whatever].'

E Archer, NYC

Intellectuals do not appear to be intelligent but authoritarian.  Their claim to be 'experts' to whom all must submit is nothing but fraudulent.  'Science' itself has become so corrupt that its claims are declared 'settled' with no debate.  Collectivism absolutely requires 'experts' to make the rules for society.

E Archer, NYC

Fred, do you realize that you are demonstrating collectivist thinking right now?  You are not 'we.'

E Archer, NYC

Fred, that is not socialism. Socialism is quite frankly one-party rule.  No dissent allowed.  Cooperation my a$$.

E Archer, NYC

Hey, Fred, do the following statements accurately reflect your idea of socialism?  If not, how would you rephrase them?

1. Society's needs come before the individual's needs.

2. It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation, that the position of the individual is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole.

3. The unity of a nation's spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual; and that the higher interests involved in the life of the whole must here set the limits and lay down the duties of the interests of the individual.

E Archer, NYC

Again, Fred, not only do you express authoritarian views, your arrogance and narcissism is on full display, maybe even with a touch of paranoia thrown in.  ;-)

If you cannot figure out what my position is, even after reading everything I have posted above quite succinctly, I don't know what else to tell you.

I am for Liberty and the Responsibility that comes with it. 

And for the record, natural law and socialism are absolute opposites on the spectrum.  Natural law is self-enforced, while socialism absolutely requires force  i.e., by any means necessary.

E Archer, NYC

Thankfully for us, Fred, you have no power to impose your authoritarian dreams.  Yes, authoritarian, because you claim yourself to be the only true authority on socialism, as you define it.  Your vision, as you have described it ad infinitum, is in fact fascism, clear as day to all but yourself.  Narcissism coupled with a denial of reality leads into the abyss.  Maybe watch your step...

E Archer, NYC

So here we are...

Do read the essay Willing Slaves of the Welfare State, from the link above.  It is absolutely excellent and right on target.

E Archer, NYC

It's not complicated, Fred. 

When you make a concerted effort to try and understand the other's point of view, and respect people's varied ideas and ways of life, freedom and taking responsibility is really the best solution for society. 

Socialism benefits a few at the expense of many who wish to live their own lives as they see fit. 

Be a freeman, Fred, and allow others to do the same.

E Archer, NYC

Fred, your collectivist group-think is showing again.  Indeed socialists have difficulty with establishing boundaries, particularly when defining what is 'mine', 'yours', and 'ours.'

The people are the people.  The government is comprised of a very small subset of the people.  A self-governing people are comprised of individuals who are self-governing and thus responsible for their own actions.

As a free individual, I cannot dictate to my neighbor, nor am I obligated to follow the dictates of my neighbor.  We each have claims to our labors and the fruits thereof, i.e. our property.

A representative government formed by mutual agreement of the people, have only the powers the individuals who chartered it have.  Therefore, if I can't do it to my neighbor, the government can't either.  The primary purpose of government is to resolve disputes in a 'civilized' manner while respecting the rights of each individual equally before 'the law.'

Again, the responsibility of the government is not to guide the people  far from it.  It is the responsibility of the people to guide the government!

To tear down such a government by revolution is indeed the means of socialism towards the end which is authoritarianism and the rejection of the inalienable rights upon which We the People founded our government.  And to that end, you can expect much resistance from the self-governing as you attempt to lay claim to what is not yours in the name of the common good.

E Archer, NYC

Fred, what will be the means to the goal of "rational order" and "refined behavior"?  Hasn't every dictator ever known espoused the same ideals?  Hitler's vision hardly differs from your own.

And for someone who has called Christianity a foolish superstition, you sure seem to agree on the essential traits of 'civilized' man.  Your version of socialism seems to merely resemble a godless form of Christianity that instead worships state power.

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