Right-Wing Slogans #3

“The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples’ money.”

This is a paraphrase of something Margaret Thatcher used to say. It’s completely asinine and misses entirely what socialism is really about and how it works. Conservatives are simpletons and I think most of their leaders actually believe their own rhetoric. They fixate on the instrument of transaction whether it be paper cash fiat money (that can be printed as needed) or even something pretty and shiny (albeit, limited) like gold; as if these things had magical powers in and of themselves. What we want to do is actually seize control of the means of production, e.g., the factories, land, equipment, natural resources, technical know-how, etc. Socialism, unlike capitalism, offers us a much more rational, efficient and humane system for managing scarce resources. Here is my counter-slogan for the aforementioned right-wing gem:

“The problem with capitalism is that it shits where it eats and sooner or later you run out of resources and livable ecology!”

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One Response to Right-Wing Slogans #3

  1. beetleypete says:

    Things like this are rarely said in the UK these days. This is mainly because the opposition no longer claim to be Socialists, I think. Most ‘catchphrases’ involve supposedly standing up for ‘hard-working families’ over those who ‘never intend to work, or to seek employment’. They tend not to use snappy slogans, but rather long constructions, that make their utterances appear to be something official, or to have some gravitas.
    I sometimes think that the Left here (if there is any) could do with some of the aforementioned snappy slogans, and something like those on TV advertisements would be just the job.
    Regards from England, Pete.

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