We are told that we need to have the Safety Net in place and that we need to look at Income Inequality and the unfairness of it all. This is equated to morality. In fact, the Godless on the Left would dare invoke Jesus Christ to promote their Socialist ideas and dress it up in the name of Social Justice.
Do not be fooled. Jesus preached charity and generosity…but he also said that he who does not work shall not eat.
In this modern age, we have televisions, telephones, cell phones, cars, refrigerators, and a whole host of other things which are not necessary to life. Jesus may wish for us to feed the poor, but I doubt he would command us to buy them cell phones. In fact, he would probably chastise those who asked another to buy them cell phones. I would even argue that he would view the voting of politicians that would seek to take from one group to give to another as a form of legalized theft. Under no circumstance is Socialism in line with Christianity. The “charity” of government confiscation and redistribution has nothing to do with real charity and has all the effects of destroying charity in the hearts of their populace. If you don’t believe me, look at the rate of charitable givings from Europeans, those closest to our culture. It’s pitiful.
Socialism is merely a design of divide and conquer. Should you have the nerve and resilience to actually read the Communist Manifesto, you can see that all it amounts to is the typical brainwashing technique of demonizing. It is the preaching of the superiority of the working class. It is the proclamation that somehow the rich became rich by oppressing the much more numerous poor and tricking them into this schematic. Every society in history has been more or less triangular. There is a reason for this. The superior rise to the top. This is a mix of genetics, training, character, drive, skill, and a host of everything else (but mostly drive). As these exceptional individuals rise, they raise others with them. Imagine that there is a string attached to the middle of a thin rectangle representing the population as a whole. As that string is pulled, a triangle forms. As the triangle goes higher and higher, the base of the triangle becomes smaller and smaller. The higher the ultra-wealthy is in a country, the more middle class you have and the less poor you have. This is why America enjoyed prosperity like no other country has ever seen before. This is only the case where free enterprise exists. You see, when the ultra-rich are created using political power, no one is raised up with them. This is because the rich in those countries are not made by the sweat of the brow or by genius of thought. It is formed by confiscation of others, reducing all it touches. Likewise, those attempts that strive to bring down the ultra-rich out of some sense of “social justice” only accomplish to lower others as well, broadening the base of that triangle and driving more and more people into poverty. This effect is two fold in the case of socialism as rewarding those who do not work only encourages others not to work as well. As Benjamin Franklin said, if you make poverty easy, you will have a lot more of it.
Social Justice is just another name for coveting. It is the denial of immutable laws of right and wrong and serves to allow for theft by conscience. If a man runs a stop sign and hits a small child, that man is responsible. He should be the one to pay the costs for the child’s treatment. It doesn’t matter if the man is a father of five and lives in poverty and the child’s parents are millionaires. That being said, I am sure that Jesus would look kindly upon those parents if they allowed the other man to go free and covered the costs themselves, but this is an act of charity. The other is an act of law. Laws are about justice. Charity can only be given by those who are in the position to grant it. It cannot be taken by force from another. Laws are only useful if they are consistent. If they are not, then we are not a nation of laws but go groveling before every magistrate begging for their favor. It’s a type of tyranny. It is the tyranny of arbitration.
The Tenth Commandment is thou shalt not covet. When you are concerned about income inequality, you are coveting. You are justifying your legal theft, and why? Because someone has it better than you. You want what they have. Check out Envy with Jack Black and Ben Stiller. The middle class in America live better than at least 90% of the world’s population. Even our poor lives better than the vast majority of the world. I think we all want to ensure that people have food and shelter, but there are limits. It is one thing to advocate some sort of homeless shelter which is more like a barracks and soup kitchens. It is far different to advocate food stamps which can be used on sodas and processed foods and low income housing projects which gets more credits if it is made with niceties like hardwood floors, solar power, or other nifty things. This is no longer charity. This is legalized theft due to coveting while justified by the erroneous argument that it is charity.
This leads me to the safety net. Yes, we all want a safety net to be there. We would all like to know that we have a few weeks to find a different job if we lose our job. However, this is a safety net, not a Sterns and Fosters mattress. It should be terribly uncomfortable so that people would be motivated to find something better. I can agree with a little while to find a job. Six weeks maximum. After that, the benefits should continue to decrease, even if it means that you are forced out of your house and you end up living elsewhere. These apartments and food subsidies should be only what is required to preserve life and no more. The food should be nourishing but tasteless. The living quarters should be cramped without any way to watch television or other source of personal entertainment. I would argue that all electrical devices should be hard wired so that there are no power outlets where someone can hook up televisions and computers etc. If the safety net was structured in this format, no one would stay on assistance any longer than absolutely necessary.
And there you have it. Socialism on moral grounds is a lie.
Long Live the Constitution!