Why Socialism is immoral

Socialism is a cancer that ultimately destroys every society where it’s allowed to fully matasticize. It’s appalling to see so many young people fooled by its thinly-veiled deceptions. And one of the biggest reasons why Socialism is evil is because it’s immoral. And it’s especially evil in this regard because it’s so deceptive.

Socialism’s ideologues prey on people’s sense of fairness and compassion when it’s quite the opposite in practice. Here are just a few of the many reasons why Socialism is immoral.

Socialism is a false anti-Christ religion. I’ve said this before but it bears repeating here: Socialism is an anti-Christ religion that replaces dependence upon God with dependence upon the State. And this was the intent of its founders. For instance, Antonio Gramsci, one of the fathers of Neo-Marxism said:

“Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity…” (“Audacia e Fide”)*

This anti-Christ aspect of Socialism has been proven in history, as Christianity and other religions are suppressed, or outlawed, wherever Socialist regimes are allowed to flourish.

Socialism advocates theft.  Under the pretense of being “fair,” Socialism says its okay to redistribute wealth. But it’s fundamentally immoral to steal from people, even if you voted to steal from people (Democratic Socialism). As our founding fathers said, this kind of “democracy” is two wolves and a lamb deciding what they will have for dinner. There’s nothing virtuous about this.

By preaching equal outcome instead of equal opportunity, Socialism justifies stealing from the wealthy under the pretense that some rich people exploit the poor. Neo-Marxist activists have even written books to advocate looting, like anti-Semite nutjob, Vicky Osterweil’s “In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action.” (Karl Marx was also an anti-Semite racist, by the way). The following is from Wikipedia:

“In the book, Osterweil argues that looting is a tool that results in positive change to society and that looting helps redistribute property and wealth in an unequal society, which she calls “fighting racial capitalism.” (Wikipedia)

This is definitive Marxism.

In His Parable of the Talents (Matt.25:13-29), we see that Jesus holds the opposite view to that of Socialism. He advocates taking individual responsibility and being faithful with what you’ve been given, not equal outcome.

28 But because you were unfaithful, I will take the one thousand gold coins and give them to the one who has ten thousand. 29 For the one who has will be given more, until he overflows with abundance. And the one with hardly anything, even what little he has will be taken from him.’(Matt.25:28-29 TPT*)

While we all have equal value to God, and are loved equally by Him, we were not created equal in abilities, gifts, or outcomes. This is obvious from the parable.

This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t care for the poor or marginalized, we just don’t do so by stealing from other people. That would be immoral in any world.

Socialism advocates coveting your neighbors goods. This sin is similar to the last one. Socialism says it’s good to covet your neighbor’s possessions simply because it’s unfair that they have more than you. But God calls this idolatry.

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (Col.3:5 NKJV*)

Socialism is prejudicial. For instance, Socialists condemn wealthy people for being rich because they assume that they got rich by exploiting the poor (one of Karl Marx’s main arguments). With the Postmodern Neo-Marxist Social Justice movement, they’ve just switched class with race or gender. So, now, people are no longer judged by the content of their character but by the color of their skin.  This is not only racist, it’s definitive prejudice, which is immoral.

Socialism forces compliance rather than incentivising doing the right thing. (Refer to my post, “When ‘the greater good’ is not so good“). Forcing people to do the “right thing” is the opposite of the teaching of Christ who told us to serve others out of love.

While government can create laws that incentivize charity and compassion from those with financial means, whenever the State forces it on them it’s going down the road toward tyranny. And I think we’ve seen the disastrous effects that the welfare state has had on the poor. It has not helped them but made them dependent upon the State, which is a form of slavery, and that’s immoral.

Socialism is intolerant to those with different views. This is rather ironic since Socialists often view themselves as tolerant, but no one is more intolerant than the radical left. The “Woke” movement is a cold and pitiless religion, they’re the 21st century witch hunters—an unforgiving cult that shames and ostracizes, even erases, anyone who does not live up to their woke standard (see post: “What is needed is mercy“).

This is why Socialist regimes historically have suppressed (or killed) the dissidents. We see a mild form of this repression in cancel culture.

Socialism foments division. Socialism thrives by pitting one group against another, making them either the “oppressed” and the “oppressors.” But there is no class, race, or gender division in the Kingdom of God

28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal.3:28)

God shows no partiality, and it’s immoral for us to do so.

Socialists often advocate violence to advance their cause. This isn’t true with all Socialists, but it’s most definitely true with the fathers of Socialism (Marx, Lenin, Mao, etc.)

We do see this justification with the neo-Marxist BLM organization and the “anti-fascist” fascists who call themselves Antifa.

Socialism creates dependence instead of freedom.  The following is from the article: “Socialism is Immoral” by The Foundation to Promote Personal Responsibility:

“It destroys peoples’ drive to be self-sufficient or to improve their lot in life.  Within a free society, a person’s creativity, innovation, and hard work are rewarded.  In a Socialist country, only the well-connected are rewarded.  Oftentimes, those rewards are bestowed simply for being a loyal member of the nonproductive bureaucracy.”

In contrast, Jesus died for us to live in freedom.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Gal.5:1 NIV)

Beloved, don’t be fooled by this deceptively immoral ideology. Let’s educate ourselves and our children with the truth that makes us free. And the truth is, while there are corrupt people who do immoral things under Capitalism, Socialism is immoral by design.

* All emphasis added.

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 41 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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8 Responses to Why Socialism is immoral

  1. Oh, good stuff, Mel! We really need to be talking to one another and sharing this wisdom! So many people genuinely don’t know any better. They’ve been fed a line of nonsense for so long they don’t even question the dominant narrative. It kind of depends where you live, but up here people are pretty pro-socialism.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Yes, we do need to be talking about this. It is the water we’ve been swimming in for the last 50 years, so it even sounds normal, which is frightening, actually. What’s funny is that it seems all people need religion! When they reject God they just turn to Socialism (it’s Marx’s opiate of the masses!). That’s why the woke movement is so hyper-religious in a cult-like way.

  2. Nick says:

    What strikes me about one of the big “appeals” of socialism to too many people is the fable of redistributing wealth. Does anyone truly believe the government will take X amount of money and distribute the entire amount evenly among Y number of people without so much of it being wasted? Or that (X/Y) dollars will make a meaningful difference in those people’s lives?

    No. Because that’s not really the point. Redistribution isn’t the point. Hurting the rich is the point. It’s not about giving. It’s about taking.

    • Mel Wild says:

      That’s been my question to people who like Socialism all along, Nick. I ask them, Why do you trust the government? And what has the government ever done that’s better than the private sector on anything? Everything the government takes over is very expensive, inefficient, and provides very poor service. Of course, people who embrace Socialism (free stuff) aren’t thinking rationally, so it really never gets through to them why Socialism has never worked wherever it’s been tried. And we have over 100 years of proof that it doesn’t. But the pipedream lives on because they’re promised free stuff….

  3. Pingback: Sorry, Jesus is NOT a Socialist | In My Father's House

  4. SLIMJIM says:

    Good post. Friday I was eyeing a book titled The political economy of Stalinism: evidence from the Soviet secret archives by Paul R. Gregory and I tried to see if nearby libraries had it and they didn’t. I really want to know the history more in details and academic rigor of how it is immoral and don’t work. Yet I’m also trying to balance that with all the other readings I’m doing….so your post is timely.

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