When you take from those who work and give to those who wouldn't, the democracy," or in our case the republic, "ceases to exist."You conservatives are fond of touting capitalism in its pure laissez-faire form.
As I recall, there was a very dark side to it. For example 12-hour a day, six-days-a-week child labor for pennies an hour. Employers had no responsibility for unsafe conditions in the workplace. If a worker lost a hand to an electric saw, he had no recourse. And was typically fired and replaced.
Drugs were unregulated. There were no health standards for canned goods, meat and poultry.
These issues were not addressed until enough progressive-minded politicians were elected to office and passed laws ending such conditions.
To a communist-minded diehard believer, I’d like to ask just when you think the Cuban and North Korean states are going to flower into social-anarchist models of economic and social equality. Not only is it a sick joke to suppose that such governments will ever evolve into even this shortsighted morass of inanity, but that anarchism itself will ever manifest according to such a model. Since free or freed markets are the only ones consistent with the absence of political government, it follows that socialism , at least as a universally preferred default system , would and could never endure on any large, lasting scale, absent an oppressive government bootheel to keep it hobbling along by armed force. Such is the case now. And so, we can fully expect, will it ever be in the future. Human nature, and human desire, operates along quite different lines.It is more than instructive to take note of even a percentage of what is contained in Marx’s infamous 1848 Manifesto of the Communist Party: Abolition of all private land ownership, and rights of inheritance. Government monopolization of all transportation, communications, and educational systems. Forced redistribution of population (forced assignment of place of residency). A government-monopolized central bank. A heavy graduated tax on earnings. As to this last, Marx was quoted as saying that such a tax was necessary “to crush the middle class under the guise of a need to finance the government.” In other words, Marx was in no way above blatant deception in order to garner widespread support for a tax which in truth was designed not simply to prevent financial upward mobility among the masses, but to prop up a fiat currency creation scheme with which to ensnare and enslave the world.