The Ideology Of Socialism Analysis

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For this essay, I will be answering question three. Socialism is defined as the political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. In layman’s terms, socialism is an ideology that focuses on the community and a society in which everyone contributes into making and sustaining a home for all. This is talked about widely through the political spectrum with people wanting the United States to move to a socialistic society, but some would argue that socialism would not only ruin the economy but also ruin the society from the bottom up. In this essay I will explain how socialism: came into the ideological spectrum, how …show more content…
It was created from the minds of the extreme working class that would challenge the rich and powerful due to the different aspects of labor the two groups created. Socialism was the thought that everyone should do the same work and not get paid more than one another but paid equally. If they are doing the same job or are reaching the same goal together, why not do the same as everyone else and earn the same as everyone else? As you can tell, this ideology combats capitalism and threatens the ideologies that supply the theory of hierarchy. While it fought against the hierarchy of capitalism, it also fought for the environment as well through the creation of Green Politics, in which attack companies for the destruction of the world we live in. In the text Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal by Terrance Ball, he states that “All [environmental issues], are the result of human actions and practices over the past two centuries” (Ball 2014:276). In this essence, socialism also helps the environment by destroying the capitalist companies like factories, where the idea of socialism came about in the first …show more content…
Socialism is very democratic in the essence that everyone, whether you are twelve years old or ninety years old, are treated the same and receive the same throughout life. No one will have a more fulfilling or easy way of life than the other, and from the text Understanding Dogmas and Dreams by Nancy Love, she quotes Karl Marx in saying that “to be at home for a human [being] means to contemplate himself in a world that he or she has created” (Love 1998:91). This explains that for socialism, everyone creates the world together and everyone is part of that world, giving everyone the aspect of happiness from the things you create or the “finer things” in life. Now I know that doesn’t really explain why it is good for the environment right from the start, but when you think of it through an environmental perspective, we as humans are intertwined in the environment Starhawk, a very famous Environmental activist and author, states in her essay titled “Webs of Power” that “if we are going to create a new political/economic/social system, one that truly cares for the environment and for human beings, we may need to become indigenous again, to find at least one spot on earth we can know intimately.”(Starhawk 2002:163). With this statement, you can see clearly that if humans were to change their ways and create a new society in socialism, the areas we find will be more intimately

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