Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fraternité or Social Hatred

That logic can run deep and that logic arguments and reality often don’t mix can best be observed with social-democratic countries. They tend to favor everything in the name of people’s peace and friendship and trying to form a social conciousness that will help keep people brotherly in an atmosphere of togetherness. At least, that is the gist you often here about social warmness that is the ultimate goal of most socialist (social-democratic) legislation.

Now, we have a very striking example that shows this to be an utter lie and a stupid notion at best: Greece!

Here is what is going on in Greek society most of the time:

The Greek state was not just corrupt but also corrupting. Once you saw how it worked you could understand a phenomenon which otherwise made no sense at all: the difficulty Greek people have saying a kind word about one another. Individual Greeks are delightful: funny, warm, smart, and good company. I left two dozen interviews saying to myself, “What great people!” They do not share the sentiment about one another: the hardest thing to do in Greece is to get one Greek to compliment another behind his back. No success of any kind is regarded without suspicion. Everyone is pretty sure everyone is cheating on his taxes, or bribing politicians, or taking bribes, or lying about the value of his real estate. And this total absence of faith in one another is self-reinforcing. The epidemic of lying and cheating and stealing makes any sort of civic life impossible; the collapse of civic life only encourages more lying, cheating, and stealing. Lacking faith in one another, they fall back on themselves and their families.

It is not surprising, because I can testify to similar notions running deep in the German culture, which is only second in social-democratic feel-goody spirit. Just remember the time when there were some files about tax swindlers and stuff. The righteous hatred showed that German socialists are not nicer than Greek’s.

Perhaps we should learn from this the lesson John Galt already presented, socialist tendencies DO NOT make people have faith in other people and trusting to work with them. It actually spreads envious thoughts, jealousy, hatred for success and a deep distrust amongst members of its society. Check-Mate social-democracy..

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