“It is insolent to arrogate to oneself the right to overrule the plans of other people and to force them to submit to the plan of the planner…. [W]hose plan should be executed? The plan of Trotsky or that of Stalin? The plan of Hitler or that of Strasser? ….if one master plan is to be substituted for the plans of each citizen, endless fighting must emerge. Those who disagree with the dictator’s plan have no other means to carry on than to defeat the despot by force of arms.”
Ludwig von Mises
Socialism is not just ruin camouflaged as equality. It is despair wrapped up in the rhetoric of hope.