We all know socialism doesn’t work; however, the tendency of history to threaten to repeat itself means it can never be relegated to the dustbin of history – as much as we’d like.
Perhaps Ronald Reagan – an optimist and a realist – said it best:
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it, and then hand it to them with the well fought lessons of how they in their lifetime must do the same. And if you and I don’t do this, then you and I may well spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.
Here are some countries that learned socialism doesn’t work the hard way.
The suffering under Mao Zedong and his “Great Leap Forward” is unimaginable to you and me. Between 40 and 70 million Chinese died during his 27-year reign. So many people and in so many different places that the real number will never be known.
By adopting aspects of the free enterprise system, the People’s Republic of China survives to this day. However, political and individual freedoms remain non-existence.
A Domino Effect of sorts took place after the U.S. withdrew from Vietnam. The Communist Party in Cambodia installed their regime in 1975, known as the Khmer Rouge. Ultimately, 25 percent of the population was systematically murdered by Pol Pot and his Marxist–Leninist ilk.
Read the rest at: Where socialism failed