Rick Kelo thinks the same principle applies to Socialism. To date there has never been an economy where Socialism has not been implemented by force. The Baath Party in Iraq, the Khymer Roughe in Cambodia, and the Soviet revolutionaries in Russia are just a few examples. Socialist countries may hold elections, but does anyone actually believe Bashar-al Assad in Syria or Hugo Chavez in Venezuela were actually elected democratically? Of course not.
There can never be a Socialist economy without force. Socialists like to claim that an economy can naturally evolve to Socialism, but that argument is unsound. A socialist economy cannot be created without force because without a central power imposing it you don't have Socialism. You have capitalism. Force is necessary to outlaw all other forms of economic organization except Socialism.
|Rick A Kelo|