I don’t understand the concept of equal outcome. So many people up in arms because other people have achieved a high level of success and willing to have government steal from those industrious folks to fund their own agendas.
In order for there to be equal economic outcome there would need to be equal intelligence, talent, and persistence. One of my favorite quotes was made by the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Another old saw I like is ‘you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink’. The idea that you can force educate people incapable of absorbing information is like that. What would the world look like if everyone were truly equal. Would all be kings (doctors, lawyers, business tycoons, scientists) or would all be garbage collectors. All jobs aren’t equally glamorous or desirable maybe but all jobs are equally important. If all jobs were compensated equally who would aspire to carry out the trash? Everyone wants to be a king, some are more willing, some are more capable, some are more talented to attain that position. Every job worth doing is worth doing right and when done right should be compensated accordingly.
If hard work, industry, sacrifice and effort is punished those desirable attributes that produce success and wealth will cease or move to a more desirable place that appreciates them. This is just a fact of life and no amount of justification for taking from the one to give to the other will ever produce the desired outcome. Individuals regardless of ideology, will by nature be individuals first and community second. That is why the courtyard common to all is never swept, it is human nature.
In all of history there is no example of Socialism in all its forms ever producing a better outcome for people. It is merely a disguise to use those who are less fortunate by nature or by lack of motivation to control populations for the purpose of imposing power over the ‘many’ by the ‘few’. It assumes that people are incapable of making their own choices and in most cases has resulted in mass extermination when individuals refused to live under tyranny.
Two more of Cal’s quotes to think on. “The chief business of the American people is business” and “Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshiped.”
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