This is a matter of definition; not politics.
This is economics; not propaganda.
Opinions are like butt holes; everyone has them.
Facts are imperially true.
First, look at the difference between data and information.
Data can be misleading, most popularized information is actually misinformation… Example, (Average can be then mean, the median, or the mode.)
This post is neither of those.
Here is the hypothesis:
“Socialism forces the majority of individuals in society to consume more than they produce.”
On this premise, any socialist society is doomed to enslave a minority, catastrophically destroy the natural ecosystem, or starve/deprive the lower and middle classes.
This universally occurs when currency is forcefully redistributed.
How you ask?
To answer this question, you must acknowledged one simple fact; money can’t feed you. Currency is literally equivocable to toilet paper.
Money only has value in our collective imagination.
You cannot pay people to fix the environment. You cannot bribe away human nature. Give a serial killer a million bucks; he/she will use that money for more serial killings. Give a horder guaranteed monthly income; he/she will continue to use the money to horde pointless junk.
In conclusion. Stated, as simply as possible, to help put this into perspective.
Socialism = Collectivism = Communism = Marxism
AKA: class warefare.
Why is this relavant?
People often differentiate Socialism and Marxism by saying that Socialism is NOT class warfare.
Ask yourself, how does Socialism collect all of that funding?
Is it voluntary?
Socialism collects funding at gun point to redistribute that wealth.
HOW IS THAT NOT MARXIST CLASS WARFARE?