Todd Weber's Random Thoughts

October 10, 2008

The Philosophical Inconsistency of Socialism/Communism

Filed under: Politics — tkweber @ 9:25 am

Socialism/communism originates from secular humanism/atheism.  It is based on the belief that man has evolved through ‘survival of the fittest,’ without creation, direction or help from any outside power or being.  However, in spite of this indesputable fact, proponents of socialism/communism contradict their own philosophy by refusing to let the same process continue in human society and government.  

Ironically, proponents of socialism/communism want government in charge of every aspect of people’s lives.  They want government-run central planning of the economy, healthcare, business, industry, etc, rejecting the ‘survival of the fittest’-nature of free-market capitalism which is dependent upon individual initiative, creativity and determination free of outside interference.  Do you see the contradiction?

This highlights the fact that to socialists/communists, government is god.  Individuals have no intrinsic rights to property or self-determination, because government is better and smarter than its citizens.  This is the basic philosophical base of today’s Democratic Party, and sadly, many Republicans have bought into the lie, as well.  This is contemporary liberalism. 

Why can’t people see this?  Wake up America!  Liberals decry the so-called abuses of power by the government, and foment revolution and “rage against the machine,” and call for “change;” but here’s the kicker: they want to take over government so they can be even more oppressive.  Liberals don’t want to give people more liberty – they want to take away your liberty.  They want to control everything and everyone.  The “change” that Barak Obama and Bill Ayers and ACORN want is to remake the U.S. in the image of Karl Marx’s communist ideal.

The American way of life is under attack, and we must wake up and fight to preserve it.



  1. I don’t fully disagree with you here in where you think the liberals are going. I do however, disagree with your premise that we are a ’survival of the fittest’ country or should be. By this, we would be casting out our handicapped, and truly needy, which is against our beliefs as a Judeo-Christian-based society.

    I believe in everything in moderation. In a perfect world, either socialism/communism could work, and so could free-market capitalism. The problem is that greed filters in to either whether it translated into money or power. Once this happens, the system is flawed, and needs a change. In America, a regulated capitalistic form of market is fine, as long as the regulations are protections and not mandates (such as we saw in the sub-prime mess).

    Comment by loudelf — October 10, 2008 @ 9:30 am

  2. To loudelf: Nowhere in this article did I put forth a “premise that we are a ‘survivalof the fittest’ country or should be.” Try actually reading the article. I was pointing out the philosophical contradiction inherent in much of liberalism, not espousing kill-or-be-killed capitalism.

    Comment by Todd — October 25, 2008 @ 7:32 am

  3. Todd,

    I misread. I believed you were referring to capitalism, not socialism.

    Comment by loudelf — October 25, 2008 @ 7:52 pm

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