Socialism starts its argument for existence with The Big Lie.
Originally published November 7th 2016.
On its face government cannot institute equality when government has superiority to force something upon others who do not have equal authority or force to refuse or reprise. The very act of force elevates some above others creating the worst, most dangerous inequality: political. This is part of the big lie of socialism.
We must always remember, too, that the culprit of government is not the thing itself, rather the people who use government to acquire wealth and authority, to acquire and retain wealth and power.
The furtherance of the big lie is that those who exercise force and force of law will one day rescind their authority, powers and force, is the history of every tyranny in the history of the world, almost all of tens of thousands of governments, ever.
Only one has voluntarily rescinded power: George Washington and the Congress that prosecuted resistance and independence against Britain’s monarchal tyranny.
Socialism starts with a big lie, that government can produce something: equality. Equality cannot be produced nor can it be achieved except when all are reduced to common denominators: poverty, total compliance, and ignorance.
Equality can never be achieved because some do more with the same as others. Both denominator and numerator must be controlled. Equality cannot be forced upon people to do less when brains expand information and idea differently.
Struggling for existence in ignorance makes all men close to equal, but it is not absolute. Being forced to compress and remain totally stifled upon ruler command, is close to equality.
It is the ignorance variable that makes all close to equal. A ruler that promises equality knows the task of forcing ignorance to the depth of animalism, is the continuing challenge and role he or she must accept.
The lies and fraud that follow the big lie are designed to hide that first big lie and ruler role, and move people along to accept tyranny and plunder, by many names that seem innocent. There is no innocence in taking from others by law. Frederick Bastiat referred to this as legal plunder.