I do enjoy how the Left provides me with an endless supply of memes to debunk and ridicule.
So we will examine this one now making the rounds on various social media platforms.
The first thing that needs done is to correct the definition of socialism. We are presented with a false one at the beginning of this meme. This definition given above in the meme. Has never been the definition of socialism.
Socialism is really defined as:
1) any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.
2a) a system of society or group living in which there is no private ownership
2b) a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3) a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
A standard tactic in the Left playbook to control language. Thus the reason for New Speak in the book 1984. If you control the meaning of words. You can control thoughts. And the people behind those thoughts.
Since we now have the correct and true definition of Socialism. We can look at the list and remove those items that are not Socialist.
These are definitely not Socialist/Socialism:
CIA & FBI
National Weather Service
Health Care 9/11 Workers
State Snow Removal
Public Street Lighting
Now these things are definitely Socialist/Socialism and should all be abolished too:
Farm Subsidies (all Subsidies to industries)
Free Lunch Program
SNAP (Food Stamps)
Unemployment Insurance (this should be in the hands of the public sector)
Disability Insurance (like all insurance this should be in the hands of the public sector)
The Police are a special case. As the Police are organized today, they are a socialist institution. We need to go back to our original roots of the elected Shire Reeves to keep the peace. People we can trust not those who are tax enforcement officers of the state at any level.
Now some may disagree and they are welcome to that opinion. But these are a gray areas:
Student Loans and Grants
Town/State Run Beaches
That sums up the list on the meme itself. Not everything on it is socialist at all. Some things are of course. And that is how the Left attempts to deceive you.