I just got this in my e-mail from JonBerg:
Thanks, JB, because it brings up a question I’ve always had about Socialism/Communism/Marxism. Let me rephrase that -- a question I’ve always had about PEOPLE who would adhere to the concept of Socialism/Communism/Marxism.
I can sorta understand the concept of Communism. It’s great for the guys at the top of the food chain (a minority of people.) It works on the principle of forced labor of the guys at the bottom (the majority of people) to feed the guys at the top. There is no middle class. Well, there’s no middle class unless you count the goons that are kept around to police the majority of people (referred to as “Snuffies” from here on) in line. The Snuffies are pretty much slave labor and they’re given just enough to subsist on so that they can keep the goons and the top tier well fed, clothed and entertained. Snuffies (because there’s so many of them) are expendable and they can be exterminated at any time, for any reason... and they are. Snuffies don’t adhere to Communism because they want to. Snuffies just don’t have any choice in the matter because they’re outgunned -- literally.
Marxism is a form of Communism except it starts off with “Marx.”
Socialism is a watered down version of Communism/Marxism. Nearly all the Snuffies work for the government and sit around all day stapling their fingers together. There are a few Snuffies who actually generate revenue. However, most of the revenue they generate is given back to the government so that the government Snuffies can buy more staples. Snuffies do adhere to Socialism ‘cause it’s easy and free. But, the other Snuffies (those who are generating the revenue that’s feeding the government Snuffies) look up one day and say, “Piss on it!” When “Piss on it!” starts taking hold -- and it always does -- it’s like a snake eating its tail.
So, I think I’ve answered my own question as to why people adhere to the concept of Socialism/Communism/Marxism.
The Snuffies of the world are either outgunned or, as Thomas states above, stupid as hell -- or both.