If Jesus really had class, he'd have turned water into jäger shots

swimmerguy's picture

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan". All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A.... (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. It could not be any simpler than that.
Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

by: Ed Will

Let's play a game of Who Can Spot the Catastrophic Error in the Analogy!
Anyone?
Anyone at all?

*pssst* let me give you a hint.

Those students all had equal oppurtunity. Socialism is not about equal wealth, you'd have to be batshit crazy to possibly advocate that, for the exact reasons this pointed out, if your work is unconnected to your reward, it'd be waaaaaaay to idealistic to assume people will work whatsoever for "the good of society".
No, obviously, if you want a good society, you have to offer people the oppurtunity to work for the only thing people in the end really care about: themselves.

But there's a weensy little problem with the analogy... I don't see how ANYONE could possibly say that we, in our society today, have equal oppurtunity.
I'm frankly flabbergasted that Mitt Romney is allowed to go up on stage and imply that he became a multi-millionaire through nothing but hard work, and with nothing but a little hard work, anyone could do it.
YOU FUCKING BALLSACK SUCKING, BITCH FUCKING, SLUT RAPING COCK KNUCKLE. YOU'RE THE FUCKING MAN BORN TO THE FUCKING MOTHERFUCKING MILLIONAIRE, IN THE STABLE HOUSEHOLD, WHO PAID TO SEND YOU TO FUCKING HARVARD AND THEN YOU HAVE THE BALLS OF MOTHERFUCKING IRON TO GO UP THERE AND SAY ANYONE COULD FUCKING DO IT. FUCK YOU, GO GET BUTTFUCKED IN THE FACE BY A PAIR OF HAIRY BALLSACKS, YOU SKANKY FUCK.
Excuse me.
People piss me off.
Like, these are the people against the estate tax, like the most equal oppurtunity policy there is!
The motherfucking IRON balls required to receive your rich parents' money, which you did ZERO work for (what happened to hard work?), and then turn around and tell the people not born to rich parents that if they just weren't such lazy douchebags they'd be just as successful as you, is just incredible.

The fuckers, they piss me off.
Anyway...

I was going to say more, but I've run out of time, sorry, I'll do it sometime.
Night guys :P

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Yamamoto's picture

Hey guess what stupid... I

Hey guess what stupid... I have another statment for you... some of us where born with money privilages and don't give a fuck about poor people who whine. So shut up and leave them alone. Frankly I could care less what happens to you and your shit, because I am just happy I was born with plenty of money, but got a bunch of other shitty problems on my own... so you know what cock sucker... here I will give your ass all my money and shit and then you come and have all my fucking disability you cock sucking shit wipe... then we can see who fucking life is harder. Hell I will fucking strave for a few days to get rid of my autism... so go fuck yourself... your point is stupid.... and requires the fact that actually have a heart egough to care... becuase at least you have a equal playing feild on the SOCIAL MARKET!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU FUCKING COCK SUCKING BICTH.....

Well guess what... it looks like things have been evened out becuase I have the advantage with the cash bicth.

swimmerguy's picture

Hmmmm...

I guess your yelling can be forgiven, because I did too, but I don't understand what you're trying to say here...

Are you saying that you were born with money, and you think that's all well and good that other people weren't, and you don't want to hear them complain about it either? And that people don't have enough heart to care either? Doesn't that seem like a terrible philosophy, "we'll never accomplish this, humans aren't good enough" and then give up and use that as justification for injustices?

And I figure it might be a good moment to, again, point out that when people write journals on this site they are, almost never, referring directly to you, this journal is one of those. I wouldn't retract what I just said because some people born rich have disabilities, and that evens out their fortunes, what about the likely higher proportion of poor people with disabilities? Where's their compensation?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt5ghXdq6Z0&safe_search=on

MacAvity's picture

Well....

Except that that is what real hardcore socialism (well, okay, maybe communism - like in Cuba?) is about... because some people are indeed batshit crazy.

Leveling the playing field is great. But that's not what they're doing in Cuba. I know a doctor who went to Cuba to do surgery on Cubans because there are almost no Cuban surgeons because they don't get paid any more than anybody else...

swimmerguy's picture

Well, see,

it isn't. People have horrible connotations about socialism, mostly because of Stalin and Mao, and also Fidel Castro, who claimed to be communists, but of course, weren't. You may notice, in looking at those regimes that the people are not, at all, equal. Communism is just the name used by a few fuckass dictators to justify their rule. They never actually did communism, and anyway, I think the association socialism=communism is wrong, to me, communism is equalisation of wealth, socialism is equalisation of oppurtunity.

So yeah, I'd say that's wrong partly because those aren't communist states, just dictatorships, and even if they were, communism does not equal socialism, so it doesn't matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt5ghXdq6Z0&safe_search=on

angel syndrome's picture

CAN I JUST SAY THE TITLE OF

CAN I JUST SAY
THE TITLE OF THIS JOURNAL