Apparently, this is not a parody account.
With genuine socialism, you would be doing work that you actually enjoy and want to do. All work will be voluntary. No one would be made to do anything they don’t want to do. That is what happens under capitalism.
So, under socialism, only foot fetishists will work in shoe stores, bedpans will be emptied by coprophiliacs, and potatoes will be dug by… poor people overseen by armed men because nobody in the real world is going to do it just for the gratification of feeding smug populations of urban elites who have nothing but contempt for the people that supply their food.
Until someone invents replicators so we can have Luxury Authoritarian Space Communism a la Star Trek, this scheme of “everybody works for the common good and does whatever they want” isn’t going to work. And even in the Trek universe, there is still scarcity. If everyone is living in a high-rise condo, who gets the top floor with the view? Does everybody who wants one get a ranch in Montana, or is that reserved for Star Fleet Admirals and other elites? Who has to be on a low floor next to the turbolift? I imagine there would have to be an entire bureaucracy of people making those allocations; people who were really passionate about telling other people where they get to live and suchlike.
The really sad part is, a lot of “young skulls full of mush” are being taught that Socialism really is just “free stuff from the government that lets you do whatever you want.”Published in