Saturday, April 11, 2009

What is Socialism?

Under Socialism, you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught and employed whether you like it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be worth all the trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live, you would have to live well - George Bernard Shaw, Fabian Socialist.*

The difference between Communism and Socialism is that they both have the same destination, but the Communists are looking forward more to the (revolutionary) journey to get there - Luxomni.

*George Bernard Shaw, the Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism (1928; reprint Transaction Books, New Brunswick, NJ, 1984) page 470.

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