By Liberty Report Staff
Socialists do not all want the same thing. They all advocate the use of violent force against individual property and individual liberty...that much is the same. But how, when, and where the violent force is doled out, and how the stolen loot is divided up is a whole different ballgame.
Each Socialist wants his/her own delusion to be imposed on everyone else. That's job number one. Every other Socialist can be a fellow traveler and come along for the ride, but in the end, they too will have to bow down.
The great Ludwig von Mises pointed out: "The worst thing that can happen to a socialist is to have his country ruled by socialists who are not his friends."
One need only look to history to see how vicious Socialists can be to their own ilk.
In the U.S.S.R, the Stalinists and Trotskyists ended up being mortal enemies.
The Nazis were enemies of the Soviets.....yet they were all Socialists.
Remember that "Nazi" stood for The National Socialist Party and the U.S.S.R. stood for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
All the different types of Socialists are nothing more than just rival gangs.
They all tap into (or generate) the destructive emotion of envy. The heartbeat of Socialism is envy. The gang that is best able to capitalize on it and garner the most believers, "wins."
But the "winner" now must contend with all the rival Socialists.
Because now the rival Socialists are envious that they're not the ones on top dictating how violence will be doled out.
Why do you think Socialists are always saying: "Oh no, the Soviet Union was not real Socialism."
It's never real Socialism because they all have their own concocted fantasies on how violent force should be used.
Advocates of Individual Liberty present a way out of this gang warfare known as Socialism.
In a free society, no one has a right to initiate aggressive force against anyone else. Force is for self-defense only. You keep your hands off me and my stuff, and I keep my hands off you and your stuff.
These ideas of Liberty are kryptonite for Socialists, since their whole philosophy is based on the use of aggressive force.
Bottom line: Don't be fooled into thinking that Socialists are one big happy family. Its gang warfare that literally never ends.....as long as they have believers.