The Difference between Socialism and Public Trusts
By JC Collins
There is a common consensus on the increased expansion of socialism and socialist programs in nations around the world. With this creep of social sameness come the diametric arguments from each side.
Those who speak out against the ideals of socialism are quick to point out the faults in such methods of mass governance, while others stand their ground on the need for blanket equality for all, with no matter given to level of individual contribution.
Those who promote socialism often use comparisons between socialist programs and social programs to confuse the debate. As an example, socialist programs would be things such as unemployment insurance and free education. Social programs would be things such as a municipal police force and fire department.
Arguments have been made that fire departments, which are good, are in fact a socialist program, so why would anyone disagree with additional and broader socialist programs. Or so the logic goes.
This simple comparison confuses the vast majority of the disorganized masses as it amounts to a play on words which takes some thoughtful consideration to dismember. But there are some basic filters which can be used to separate socialist programs from social programs.
The first thing that needs to change is the reference made to police and fire departments, etc., as social programs. These organizations are in fact public trusts which are funded at the municipal and state/provincial level.
The intentional confusion and mixing of the terms “social program” and “public trust” are perfect examples of the socioeconomic engineering blueprint which has been implemented in most developed nations. Many decades ago people understood these institutions to be public trusts and not social programs. The confusion today is so complete and deep that it actually takes serious concentration to break it down and apart for sensible mental consideration.
Public trusts represent areas of non-production (not seeking profit) in a society or economy. Fire departments and police forces have traditionally not been productive and competitive institutions. They have been funded by the public to serve a function of protection to the public.
In contrast, socialist programs are meant to takeover production and create areas of profit for corporations who partner with socialist governments. An example of this would be large privatization programs which transfer management of traditional public trusts to corporations who then seek to have the socialist government further tax the population to partially fund those operations. Often at extreme cost increases and massive inefficiency.
The traditional public trusts have been hijacked by these socialist mandates and now behave in a bastardized manner. An example of this would be police forces, the majority of which are underfunded, who now use methods of socialized population management, such as photo radars and traffic cameras, to create revenue. It should be noted that the primary function of these photo radar devises and traffic cameras is to generate revenue and not make the streets safer. Evidence and statistics of such are near impossible to find.
This one example serves to show us how a public trust, which should be non-productive, has been turned into a productive and revenue generating enterprise which allows more tax dollars to funnel upwards to fund broader and deeper socialist programs which are not public trusts.
The mandates and legislation of socialist governments create an environment of unfair advantage for the corporations which are friendly to said government. In many cases the heads of these corporations jump in and out of government positions while pretending to serve the interests of each, something which is impossible and should be considered a conflict of interest.
The banking and financial industries are the most obvious examples of this bi-directional transitioning from the private and public sectors.
The socialist government passes legislation and laws which give unfair advantage to entities pre-positioned to “capitalize” on those legal adjustments. The entities, such as corporations and banks, then absorb all revenue and profit from those legislated adjustments, which leech funding from the traditional public trusts and infrastructure development projects.
The interesting slight-of-hand comes into play when we are subjected to mass propaganda and socioeconomic conditioning which convinces us that it is in fact the ideals of greedy capitalism which has caused all the problems created through socialist legislation.
Socialism is held up as the shining light of productive mass governance while capitalism is demeaned and labeled as a non-productive ideal which works against the interests of the public trust.
As the slow creep of socialism further erodes healthy socioeconomic operations the government passes even broader and deeper legislation to address the degeneration. An example of this is the loss of jobs or lack of job creation as population grows and demands more material advantage. Additional laws have to be passed to address the increase in crime and loss of intelligent social reasoning.
The decrease in education and overall cultural awareness causes even further problems as the distance between the cause, effect, and solution grows ever larger. Once this cycle begins it is extremely challenging to stop or reverse before reaching the ultimate bottom or climax where the culture and socioeconomic principles are forever altered.
The new which is to come is born within the ruins of the old.
Human nature ensures that this process from freedom to bondage repeats throughout all cultures and tribal consolidations. The inherent deficiency within the human condition ensures that there is always an endless supply of those who externalize these deficiencies. Each demographic and socioeconomic class of each culture and civilization has its own percentage of those negative human expressions. Each waits for the opportunity to take advantage of the process of public trust.
The management of mass populations is best realized through the individual freedom to compete with each other, as this is the socioeconomic ideal which most closely resembles the natural human instinct. It is only when the public trust is destroyed through socialized governance that unfair advantage is gained and the degeneration of culture takes hold. – JC
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