Subject: A Centenary of Equality and Collectivism 05.11.17 6:53
A Centenary of Equality and Collectivism
1917 - 2017
As the equality and collectivism based 1917 anniversary arrives, bear in mind the Bolshevik's totalitarian coup against the Provisional government that ousted the Czarist autocracy in 1917. A few comparative and associated items follow concerning radical collectivism equality and the similarities in today’s contemporary liberal society. 
Removal of a class based society also removes individual rights and equality
1. What defines equality and how is it measured? If not all can be wealthy, certainly all can be poor and as poverty increases, it represents the social status of society and becomes normalised. When all are in poverty, poverty ceases to exist as there is no one left to compare against.
2. Ordinarily, nothing generates more poverty than an ideology which seeks unlimited power of minority political ownership to create equality, as ideologically imposed poverty does not contain the requirement of shared equality. Those whose will replaces society's consent and individual interests will not fail to allocate themselves benefits that reflect their self-determined worth.
3. Is equality disguised as equal opportunities, with the final product being rewarded according to its worth? Or conversely, is it equal outcomes, in which everyone wins, but all become reduced to government dependency? If the desire includes equality, there is no requirement for equal opportunities, as by definition everyone is already equal and without self-interest and capitalism, there would be no need for competition. If it's government dependency, by what means is the government able to create the wealth to spread around? In a society where everything becomes owned and distributed by a few, is this the ultimate expression of voluntary work, or forced labour?
4. The term 'equality' is not just artificial, which it why it needs laws to impose it, it is also an abstract, a dream, a "change you can believe in". That it has never existed comes as no surprise and it’s not through lack of trying. The European Union Commissioners and the leading political socialists in the US are all millionaires, those on the receiving end get food kitchens.
5. The faith's founders proved by impeccable abstract reasoning that communism should occur because of poverty and injustice. The reality has always been that once empowered, communism produced more inequalities, poverty and injustice wherever it surfaced.
"[...] to each according to his needs"
6. A program to socially engineer equality, disregarding meritocracy, dissimilar skills and individual ambitions requires dictatorial powers to replace the self-regulation of the free markets in which free people participate.
7. Yet, what is economic equality? Does it represent the equality of skills that reflect labour according to worth and should wealth creation precede distribution? Once a guaranteed income system can enforce unrewarded labour to suit political ends than what the employer supports willingly, the result is and always remains poverty and servitude, whether that be from a welfare state, or a collective workers committee.
8. An unconditional guaranteed income (minimum wage) is an idea that gains popular support as a panacea for society's ills. Although it avoids the socialist-communist label, liberals who seek a mandate to promote their just contemporary society, propagate it. The virtue of the program is that it eliminates the pressure to earn a living, leaving time to generate 'great ideas'. Meanwhile, high salaries require tolerance to fund the needs of mass welfare society’s. Consequently, the idea of an income regardless of performance consists of a defiant detachment from reality and as a theory, it can disregard the disastrous long-term record of manufactured equality. The incessant recycling of ideas that under various terms has repeatedly failed, explains something of note and in Einstein's words: "Insanityis repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results."
9. That only western capitalist countries have entitlement welfare systems is not by coincidence and the further they move towards collectivisation, the poorer the populations become. If welfare entitlement alleviates poverty, why is everyone on government dependent welfare poor?
A command economy - for the state or the people
10. In 2014, Britain for the first time in years made an annual GDP surplus. Immediately, the European Union increased Britain’s membership rates and demanded that Britain pay a massively increased annual 2.1 billion GBP towards the collectivised Union member states who had not. The then Prime Minister Cameron stated he was "downright angry" and the demand was "appalling" and refused to pay. Despite the bluster and refusal to pay, by 2016 the European Commissioners stated that the demanded amount had been paid in full. Under collectivisation, all sink, or swim together. This was one of the reasons for the recent Brexit  and why no single European country is able to, or will emerge from the ongoing recession.
11. Ordinarily, the theory of collectivism appeals to an intellectual elite. About these, it is obvious that schooling in ideas does not make one make one smart in practice. Particularly true if the anointed themselves lead a sheltered life in ivory towers The mention of 'ivory towers' reflects the historical inclination for excuses arising from the theoretical that excludes critical scepticism. In addition, this also explains why the dissident millennial offspring of the well-endowed bourgeoisie remain overrepresented among the list of 'revolutionaries' of the radical left.
12. The current fascination of the leftist collectivist model is the fact that in every situation, insignificant intellectuals promote and maintain its implementation.
13. Thus they assume a self-bestowed mandate to lead and do ideological good by redistributing to takers what others have created. Eventually, this undermines society's desire to produce and its ability to regenerate and provide the wealth needed to give away. That diminishes what those who give away have. Once that happens, the scarcity will compel the state to introduce coercion and increased taxation for the shrinking available wealth. Or, as the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was apt to quote: "Socialism runs into problems when it runs out of other people's money to spend."
"The bureaucracy is a circle from which no one can escape [...] a hierarchy of knowledge"
14. Another failing|/inability of irrational and irresponsible management|authority/control appears if one evaluates the many years of post-colonialism. Throughout recent history, nothing fails more completely than national liberation movements founded on abstracts of equality, using the sound bites of 'Rainbow Nations' and 'World Neighbourhoods', as events in Zimbabwe and South Africa prove.  The selling of solutions to problems deliberately dumb down society’s to the point where conditions become so intolerable that the only answer is to introduce progressivism, a benevolent dictatorship to save the masses from that which they became lured into.
15. Not unintentionally, that finding makes one think of present-day liberals. In every situation, liberals perform magnificently when forced to deal with others that are also liberals, that is, with those that share their world-view. Alas, the numerous bullies on the national and international and scene aren't liberals. Moreover, as the record of the left-liberal in the European Union proves, liberals aren’t beyond bullying - as in "punishing" Britain for the Brexit. Therefore, the liberal reaction to real dangers is to spin excuses that demonstrate surrender is a virtue.
16. Nowhere was this more apparent than the recent Ukraine coup orchestrated by the EU  and the US, in which they combined to overthrow democratically elected Yanukovych and NATO threatened to invade. Following President Putin’s response of going nuclear, NATO retreated and liberal western leaders also assumed a safe distance to repeat the ideas of democracy that they themselves fail to uphold.
"Instead of a liberal era we need to have a democratic one, because the people of Europe are not in agreement with the liberal politics that rule it."
17. As Europe begins to learn its lesson, confirmed by Brexit and Austria's recent elections, the correlation between the bankrupt policies of collectivisation and economic decline become more apparent. Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland continue to exist because of huge and regular bailouts from the European Central Bank and the IMF. Elsewhere, Venezuela, once a leading and wealthy oil exporter now resembles a third world hell hole and both Zimbabwe and North Korea limp on, reliant on International aid. With increasing frequency, the opposition to left-liberal policies come from individuals themselves, rather than 'right-wing populists' beloved by the mass-media.
18. History has a habit of repeating itself, although in varying disguises. What would Marx and the workers of the 1917 revolution say today?  In an era of having abolished absolute poverty and producing a bizarre re-enactment of promising bread for the workers, the change to welfare entitlement without needing to work takes some believing. In a fantasy world of leisure to produce 'great ideas' and non-attainable equality, when is abolishing poverty, producing equality and changing the earth's very climate to begin? As China and Russia both abandoned a failed and outdated ideology, the west begins its own path to discover the same fate.