Socialism: Of the Retarded, By the Retarded and For the Retarded

Or Socialism: Of the Simple-Minded, By the Simple-Minded and For the Simple-Minded.

Simple-minded: “having or showing very little intelligence or judgment”. Retarded: “slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development”.

These adjectives describe the socialist mentality. Socialists show little or no capacity to understand human beings and their ways of doing things. Socialists show no little or no grasp of reality. Their retarded ideas about how real people and real institutions function are reflected in their superficial policy recommendations. Socialists do not see beneath the surface.

Socialists mistake form for substance. Take Bernie Sanders who says “we have to rethink free public education and go beyond K through 12. Four years ago that appeared to be a radical idea — ain’t so radical today. All over, all over this country, states and cities are moving to make public colleges and universities tuition-free.”

If Sanders has rethought public education and analyzed its failings, that is nowhere evident in his simple-minded solution, which is to make college education “tuition-free”. How can that “solution” possibly enhance the quality of K-12 education?

Socialism is simple-minded and retarded. There are no two ways about it.


8:46 am on September 11, 2019