The fallacy of the West

Socialism will never succeed but the Left won’t tell you that or admit it

Socialism will never succeed but the Left won’t tell you that or admit it
Socialism will never succeed but the Left won’t tell you that or admit it

Why does the Left succeed?

Does it have to do with the genetics?

It may have to do more with the genetics than common sense. Though common sense also makes people believe that the rich sparing just a little will eliminate poverty. They do not bother to calculate, in fact, most may not even know how to calculate, exactly how much the rich will need to spare to eliminate the poverty. For example, Mukesh Ambani‘s salary (only his salary and dividend are real, rest all is just valuation of his shareholdings) won’t be enough even for just one slum in Mumbai.

Someone must have the money to share…

But if there is a government that can force him to share his salary with the slum dwellers, there won’t be any Mukesh Ambani in such a country. So beyond common sense, why exactly does the Left succeed?

When a child opens his eyes in the world, he takes it as a given. Genetic code makes us believe that the world just exists. This is imprinting that evolution has not erased. So, at any given time in our life, we assume that things will always be like this.

Sita Ram Yechury is just a minor irritant, and Kejriwal may be wrong, but he is sincere. Till one fine day, the factory goes boom, and the jobs disappear.

But the reality is exactly the opposite. The world may have just existed for the cave dwellers. But the world around us is “artificial.” It is a creation of man, and without continuous maintenance and renewal, it will disappear back to the cave dwellers’ world.

Four basic things…

For example, just the four most basic things we take for granted:

  1. Food on our table.
  2. Tap water.
  3. Electricity.
  4. The sewerage system.

We cannot imagine our life without these. You may be surprised to see the food on the list, but even the food in the forms that we see in our homes today has an elaborate capitalist system behind it. And of course, the rest three, tap water, electricity, and sewerage system appeared with capitalism, and need solid capitalist economies to remain in place. Do you have any doubts? Ask Venezuelans or Zimbabweans about all the four. They will tell you how all the four disappeared within a decade.

So, the Left succeeds because the rich kids who lead it assume that their condominiums, their cars, the ready-to-eat meals, will always remain there. Taps won’t run ever dry, and a flick of the switch will always produce light, and there will always be a system to wash their waste away.

When it starts disappearing after they have taken control, they start blaming each other first, “you are not doing it right, that is not how Marx said it should be,” and then soon they start killing each other, “the bourgeoisie saboteurs” must be eliminated if the revolution has to succeed.

Onwards, to the next country…

Of course, it never succeeds, and they move to the next country, crying all the way, “It was never done right. That is why it failed.”

But the real tragedy is that those who did not believe in this infantile fantasy called socialism also suffer equally. Because they do not resist the thugs. They also after all believe that it will always be like this. Sita Ram Yechury is just a minor irritant, and Arvind Kejriwal may be wrong, but he is sincere. Till one fine day, the factory goes boom, and the jobs disappear.

Our normalcy bias is our undoing.

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  1. West Bengal and Kerala are the best examples to show how and why left parties succeeded in forming govts in a democracy. They go after poor farmers, poor laborers and poor workers and make them party workers. They give them a sense of security and belonging. If they try to leave the party, they will be killed or threatened with retaliation. Hundreds of young men who left CPM and CPI in Kerala got murdered by the party fore decades. RSS workers who tried to influence the comrades got murdered also. Communists and jihadis understand violence only. when one reacts in a big way, they with draw. BJP won in Chattisghar with the help of its cadres and police . Unfortunately. Indian press and media is also full of pro left reporters and journalists.

  2. One should read and reread George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, which was the first hand experience by the author’s with Socialism in 1920-30s as consequences in the Spanish Civil War (1936-38) and how the left was killing the all other leftist. Historival Chronology of communist and socialist genocides in the last 100 years
    1930s in Russia and Spain,
    1940s in Poland and Czechoslovakia; Rumania and Hungary
    1950s in N Korea,
    1960s in China and Tibet,
    1970s in Vietnam and Cambodia (Pol Pot),
    1980s in Angola & Mozambique,
    1990s in Rwanda and Bosnia,
    2000s in Bolivia & Venezuela,
    2010s in Kerela, TN & Bengal.

  3. Very poorly written!! The title does not reflect the content. The left succeeds only in destroying. The time frame for this to manifest depends on the degree of their stupidity. The extreme they are, sooner it does. It took perhaps 40 years for soviets to collapse; sooner in their variants in south America. It has taken longer in the democracies depending on the gestation time for these creatures. California has started to crumble, soon to be followed by other states infested by these. It is in the hands of BJP to play it correctly and prevent these being from causing further havoc.

    • Just to add:
      Here is a famous quote of Plato by Will Durant in his book, whose uncanny applicability to modern times proves that democracy is doomed to never evolve by the left and the mob that they raise for power.
      ““But even democracy ruins itself by excess — of democracy. Its basic principle is the equal right of all to hold office and determine public policy. This is at first glance a delightful arrangement; it becomes disastrous because the people are not properly equipped by education to select the best rulers and the wisest courses (588). As to the people they have no understanding, and only repeat what their rulers are pleased to tell them; to get a doctrine accepted or rejected it is only necessary to have it praised or ridiculed in a popular play [the mass media of ancient Greece]. Mob rule is a rough sea for the ship of state to ride; every wind of oratory stirs up the waters and deflects the course. The upshot of such a democracy is tyranny or autocracy; the crowd so loves flattery, it is so hungry for honey, that at last the wiliest and most unscrupulous flatterer, calling himself the ‘protector of the people’ rises to supreme power.”

  4. Socialism is cancer, nothing less, nothing more. 43 years of socialism from 1947-90 made India bankrupt and we had to mortgage gold to buy oil. Just 30 yrs of fractured capitalism (real capitalism never arrived in India) and India is among the Top 5 economies with $500+ billion forex reserve.


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