Originally Posted by SteelTherapy
Is this really a statement against socialism or a statement against human society in general?
Socialism would work if people weren't greedy self-centered bastards. If they truly believed in their society as a whole and worked to better it for purely the sake of creating a better place for not just themselves but for the rest of society it could work.
The problem is how to get such a society started when laziness and selfishness is widespread in all societies and cultures.
Btw, I do not consider myself to be outside of the greedy self-centered bastard part of society.
I think you're partly right, but the biggest problem is this, most of these greedy self centered bastards are the ones at the bottom expecting free hand outs. How do you ever expect them to "truly believed in their society as a whole and worked to better it for purely the sake of creating a better place for not just themselves but for the rest of society" when they won't even work to provide a better life for themselves and/or own families.
IMHO - the more socialist type things brought into our system,
the more it seems to cause or bring lazy people taking advantage of that system. We need a "reward" for our hard work. Not a reward for doing nothing.