Far too many of my fellow Americans toss around the word “socialism” with an obvious misconception of what it actually means. I have struggled to explain the difference between socialism and communism, but my efforts thus far have been in vain. That being the case, I will now spell it out in the simplest terms I know how:
Don’t like socialism? Then get off the internet. But read the rest of this first:
Don’t use public streets or highways.
Don’t use the U.S. Postal Service.
Don’t call 911 in an emergency, and never use the services of the police or fire departments.
Don’t use the public library or go to tax-funded museums.
Build your own landfill and haul your own garbage there.
Don’t purchase or consume anything that was produced on a farm.
Don’t use health insurance of any kind.
Don’t use public schools or colleges, and do not accept student grants or loans.
Don’t ever collect Social Security or use Medicare.
If you lose your job through no fault of your own, do not file for unemployment benefits or food stamps.
Never sue anyone for anything or even defend yourself against a lawsuit because you will have to use our public court system to do either.
Never go to a public park, city zoo or state run beach.
If disaster strikes, do not rely on FEMA.
Do not take public transportation of any kind. And since you won’t be using our public roads, you should probably invest in a good pair of hiking boots.
Other “evil” socialist entities:
National Weather Service, Department of Justice, Peace Corps, Secret Service, Dept. of Education, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, OSHA, Department of Homeland Security, Centers for Disease Control, State Construction, FDA, G.I. Bill, Veterans Healthcare, EPA, FBI, Military and Defense… And this is a short list.
Now, if only we had a presidential candidate who wants to make corporations and the billionaire class chip in for some of this shit! Oh wait…
If you really hate socialism, then go live in a cave somewhere and be truly self-sufficient.