Margaret Thatcher famously quoted that the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Many people think South Africa is a capitalist country, but is this really true?
It is said that socialism is defined as a political and economic system of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. But it is really saying that the means of production, distribution, and exchange is controlled by the political government of the collective.
In other words there is no real private property. The majority may elect leaders who can take from the individual. Property rights become mere privileges, since you only have legal title to your property today.
A human being who is a socialist believes that the most harmonious state of affairs would be for all to get security and the fruits of society even at the expense of others who have already achieved some financial success.
This is accomplished through the power of the political government which exercises authority over one class of citizen which is deprived of what they produced in order to provide for another class without the use of the natural factors of choice and charity working within the relationships of society.
This belief is motivated by the individual’s own selfishness, laziness, envy and jealousy.
Socialism by its very nature requires that you covet the goods of your neighbour to the point of forcing him to give up his property rights upon the demands of the collective. It is antagonist of a true republic and the antitheses of pure religion.
It is a fact that there has not been true capitalism in America since 1933, if not 1913 with the creation of the Federal Reserve and fractional reserve banking which has produced a nation of debt-ism, not capitalism. “Of course debt-ism leads to despotism which is not the result of capitalism but rather Capitalism...”
Similarly in South Africa, we became socialists a long time ago and that is why we are failing as a nation.
The creation of fractional reserve money through the Central Bank is not capitalism, because the money produced is not capital, it is debt.
Let us remember that Central Banking is an important element in the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read this.
True capitalists see this as illogical, while socialists find it abhorrent to have to work before you get the benefit of wealth. In short, socialism is about production for use as long as someone else produces it for them. They desire profit without working for it.
While a capitalist may also be selfish it is not required for capitalism to function. A capitalist could produce goods simply to be fruitful and may choose to give and benefit the community with wise and benevolent charity.
Cain in the Bible was the first socialist in a city state or civil government, and like Nimrod, also offered benefits to the people, but subjugated them within the snare of the civil state.
Socialists also cannot be Sabbath keepers, because they do not want to work first and then rest, but want to be able to rest first and then depend on the work of others to meet their needs. Those who believe they are religious should take note of this point.
Socialists appeal to government to force the hard working honest man contribute to his selfish lifestyle.
It is time to repent and seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.