Some people go on and on about the failures of collectivist systems. While doing so,often on a daily, or even hourly basis, they do not give any thought to one fact: despite all such talk, people continue to involve themselves in collectivist schemes. Simply saying “Socialism doesn’t work.” doesn’t work.
Other people rant and rave about the failure of systems that allow individual excellence and accomplishment. But, no matter how much individual acccomplishment is mocked and controlled, people continue to try to excel.
From this, we learn that there is a higher truth. Rational anaylsis does lead one to conclude that socialist policies always fail. Continuing the very same analysis shows that before there were socialist policies, there were other policies whose failure allowed the socialist policies to take over.
So, the failures of socialism invariably come into being because other systems and solutions have failed. From this, we should learn that politics is futile and all political systems fail. Then, we can get on with the business of saving our souls, which is getting them into a permanent, joyful Kingdom that cannot fail.
So, why do political opinions exist?
Political opinions don’t solve problems. Having political opinions does nothing to change the way other people think. So, why do political opinions exist?
Political opinions show if we love our neighbors or ourselves. That helps God judge souls. Through our political opinions, we actually act as our own judge and jury. Our thoughts, words, and deeds help God judge our souls. Our political preferences clearly show how the political system we espouse treats our neighbors.
That is the best reason to have sound political opinions. We are treated, for eternity, in exactly the way we would have our neighbors treated on earth.
Interestingly, both socialists and anti-socialists agree that such thinking is a form of intellectual treason. “How dare those uppity Christians dismiss our more important thoughts as mere fodder for our eternal judgment? Who do they think they are?”
On this, prominent Democrats and Republicans agree.