- 05 Apr 2019 20:58
@SolarCross, To answer your three questions:
1. There were socialists in pre socialist countries like the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, or in the German Confederate Empire. Every person is different. Everyone has their own views. Socialists have been around for thousands of years, it's just that socialist politics were not commonly/collectively known until the 1800's, and people like Karl Marx coined it very famously. When socialism was collectively known in the 1800's, socialist political parties formed, attracting all of the unknown socialists like Stalin, Trotsky, Lenin, Erich Honecker, Margot Honecker and her socialist parents, Tito, or Walter Ulbricht. The socialist sides won the Russian Revolution, the Second World War, the Chinese Civil War, and the Cuban Revolution. Socialists do exist, like myself or others I just mentioned. But, there are more non socialists or even anti socialists than socialists. It is just that the socialists won the conflicts, allowing them to have coordination over the societies that they live in. Some people did want socialism. Others didn't. More didn't then did, even though the outnumbered ones who did won! The non socialists abused the socialist economies, and THAT IS WHAT DESTROYED SOME SOCIALIST COUNTRIES. Socialists are around today. We were around in the 20th century. We were around in the 19th century. Our side won, but non socialists abused our liberations because they needed oppression to motivate them to work.
2. Socialism can work IF THE PEOPLE in an examined society are socialist. And there are socialists in the world, like myself, or those who are in socialist parties through out the world. But not everyone is a socialist.
3. So that crime and capitalist explotation can be stopped. Socialism is also scientifically the most advanced political system because it allows the most personal freedoms for everyone, and that it is the most stable, thus reducing unreported mental illness.
If you have a capitalist population with the socialist economy, the socialist economy will fail. If you have a socialist population under a capitalist economy, then there will be a revolution.
@Hong Wu Yeah, but those motivators are oppressors. Slavery was used to motivate people to work. Religious rule was used to motivate people to work. Nazism was used to motivate people to work. Ultranationalism was used to motivate people to work. Family rule was used to motivate people to work. The more motivation one needs to work, the more enslaved they are, whether they support it or not.