Failure of Socialism

Socialism and communism have very long histories of failure. Yet, when Marxist agitators want to win over a population or a nation they sell the failed concept of socialism as the ideal government that provides for all their needs. They promise the people that they will provide them with free social services, like medical care, for free by taxing the rich. Once they get voted into power, they confiscate any arms the people may have and promise to be their protectors. The police are defunded and dismissed since they do not want any resistance to the nation's military force which they now control. As the rich are taxed out of existence the factories and farms are shut down since there is no one to run them. The result is nation-wide shortages of food and basic goods. To keep order the military are given the power to kill any complainers. Welcome to your new communist utopia where everyone suffers poverty equally.