The #legitimacy of any form of #government is not and cannot be based upon #consent, but upon how well it protects the rights of those who refuse to consent.
When the bullshit is stripped away, #Socialism is #theft, and can never be a moral form of political economy, because it cannot protect the rights of those who refuse to consent to the theft of their earned wealth. Those who do consent are not prevented under any other system…
from engaging in #voluntary #cooperative #ownership of #capital. Therefore, #Socialism is not defined by voluntary participation, but by #coercion, or #theft, a universal #moral harm. #Intent is not #magic. Good intent and good works do not and cannot excuse the theft.
#Socialism, in order to function at all, must of necessity deny that anyone has a #right to refuse #consent, because if it protected the #property rights of those who refuse, it would be #Capitalism. Socialism isn't "doing nice things for people"; that would be called #Charity.
There is no part of #Capitalism which prevents the formation of #worker-owned #cooperative #corporations. #Capitalism, at its core, is the #consensual #exchange of #labor products, and has nothing at all to do with those who refuse to #consent to participation in the #market.
Now, many people might object that market participation is effectively forced under #capitalism, but that isnot actually true. It is, rather, #Feudalism, the private ownership of #Nature, which is responsible for the inability of most to withdraw from the wage labor market.
Any person in a capitalist political economy may refuse wage labor and may labor for #subsistence + #profit on their own, but only if they have access to #Nature. If Nature is owned, then they have no alternative but to seek #employment. #Feudalism is the true enemy of #Liberty.
The #proletariat, bereft of #Land, must compete with all others of similar station for a depressed wage due to labor #oversupply, but no employer is obligated to hire anyone, at all. It is #Feudalism which exploits the worker, not #Capitalism. #Socialism is not the solution.
#Socialism pretends by #taxation to #redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor, but in actuality, is a shell game, substituting one worker's labor for another, while the wealthy force the poor to pay their taxes through higher #prices, #profit-gouging, and #rent-seeking.
The Remedy is, as Henry George showed:

"We must make land common property."

We must eliminate the conflation of #Feudalism w/ #Capitalism. Only then will the #proletariat receive their full share of their own labor, fulfilling the dream of #Socialism without theft or coercion.

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