We Are Not Ready For True Socialism

By on January 24, 2019

I believe that the new “Democratic Socialist” members of the US Congress have their hearts and souls in the right place, but not their heads and minds. Like them, I believe that our federal government should do more and spend more to help make the lives of our citizens better just like all of our allies do. However, there has never been a truly “Socialist” economy in the history of the world which was ever able to produce enough wealth to meet most of the survival needs of its citizens. It has never worked. So, it is foolish to call yourself a socialist. You are just giving conservatives a new insult and put-down to hurl at you.
A lot has been said about Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to tax the income of those earning over $10 million/year by 70%. The problem with this is that we need to start taxing WEALTH because that’s where we can get enough revenue to pass a Canadian-style national health insurance program to cover and greatly help 99% of Americans (except for the richest 1%). That’s where we can get the revenue for our President and Congress to declare a “War on Cancer” and begin to spend enough to find cures for all forms and kinds of cancer so we can put an end to all of this suffering once and for all one day.
It is possible that we might have a much more equal and a truly “Socialist” society one day, if that is what they desire. But that is at least 1000-2000 years away. We will all have to evolve and transform spiritually, emotionally, and mentally into much more loving, caring, and altruistic human beings before we are ready for that. Right now, we are simply too individualistic, too selfish, too self-centered, too self-absorbed, too much “only into ourselves,” too much “full of ourselves,” and too much into believing that we are “all that” for it to work.
Because as the philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin observed, humankind is presently at the spiritual, emotional, and mental level of a 12 year-old child . Sometimes I think that it is more like a 7 year-old. And, I include myself in that. I make mistakes every day of my life.
So, I am not judging anyone else here.