American Dream or Failed Socialist Experiment

Nov 7, 2011 by John S

American Dream or Failed Socialist Experiment

Are we the sum of our ancestors or are we to have learned from their successes and failures? To be the sum we have to be all they were and all they were not; being all their successes and failures. If we did in fact learn from them, based on their successes and failures, are we not better off. Either way what responsibilities do we have and must we accept?


Many Americans today are not first generation Americans. Our forefathers are from other counties, many choose to come to America. Regardless of how they came, we are the result of that action. Now we have to assume responsibility for our current situation. Without the assumption of responsibility we should be left in the worst possible situation.

If all your ancestors were criminals does that make you a criminal; no it should not, because that has no bearing on your responsibility for yourself. However the better question would be what impact they had on your belief system and your perceived values? Yet if you are unaware of your family history where did your belief system develop maybe outside your family history and what is it based upon.

Looking back to the founding of the United States the driving force was that personal responsibility was front and foremost. They based a system of government premised on limited government and maximum personal responsibility. They accepted a fact that government that governed best was one that governed least.

If the early government had interceded in every aspect of American life were would America be today. Would we have had a telegraph system that would have been replaced by the telephone? Would we still be traveling by horse? Would America have become an economic power house that citizens of other counties would envied?

Socialist Experiment – OWS

Socialism has been such a global success that that it is in decline. Baroness Thatcher, former UK Prime Minister, put it best in a 1976 interview “…Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them. They then start to nationalise everything, and people just do not like more and more nationalisation, and they’re now trying to control everything by other means. They’re progressively reducing the choice available to ordinary people.”

The last major communist county, China, has had to institute a statist form of free market systems to achieve economic growth. Once their citizens got a taste of the benefits of the rewards of a free market systems they had massive growth. Yet the old guard still has maintained a control on the central government and managed to stock pile cash. Thusly, it has given them the benefits of controlling other governments via economic bailouts. Yet they are creating their own problems see Obama Cuts Obama’s Fault, Part 1, without the promise of investment income the old guard maybe thrown out when the system collapses from the governments intervention.

Without possibility of reward for achievement there is no incentive to advance. Without the advancements there will be a time when there is no “other people’s money” left to spend. That is the point when you begin to look like Greece. Or maybe you have all the advancements that the old soviet bloc countries gave us, such as… smuggling, black market services, underground economics and other such.


To accept the OWS, Occupy Wall Street, argument you have to dismiss fact, reason, and the lessons of history. You will have to disregard all personal responsibility and embrace the collective group. History shows that those societies that have done such collapsed in short order. While the freer societies advance and improve lives for their members. That collective group mentality collapsed in the old Soviet Russian and is on the road to collapse in China.


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