it sees the value of a person as being the same as a horse a plow or a dog. They can be used up and wasted if that is felt to be in the good of the 'greater socialist community.'
Philosophically, when all things have the same value, then there is no value as they are all at the same point on the line. You may call it a billion dollars each, priceless, or zero - the reality is there is zero value and zero difference between you, me, the thief next door, the fastest horse in the world, and the slowest horse in the world as far as the socialist ideology is concerned. the fact they apply the same value to inanimate objects as living objects as sentient beings shows they have a contempt for everything and don't actually value anything at all.
Those who follow Stalin's variation of socialism are Stalinists - the big difference with this is his method of choosing the leaders of the community.
When you look at all the socialist manifestos and ideology statements, they clearly show everything to have the same value of zero, as they include the clear concept that anything can be easily and quickly offered up for the 'greater good.' If everything was valued as priceless, they would not be so easily offered up, especially in offering sentient beings replacement of non-sentient beings.
A classic and true example of the differences between the two ends of the cultural spectrum is that of the three cooks.
A. Can take good apples, flour, sugar and other ingredients and turn out a barely edible mess that they call an apple pie.
B. Can take those some ingredients and turn out a reasonably good apple pie.
C. Can take the same ingredients and turn out a deliciously perfect pie that makes the others seem tasteless.
Under the socialist system they are all equal and of equal value; the value of the pies they make are all the same and have the same value as each other and the cooks.
Transfer this to a work situation and you can have three workers:
A. Can make 10 widgets an hour;
B. Can make 20 widgets an hour;
C. Can make 40 widgets an hour;
And the socialists say they are all exactly equal and worth the same. The capitalists, say C should get more than A, as he's providing more in return.
The way the unionists deal with this situation is to make you pay everyone the same rate, but put in place systems to make it impossible for anyone to make more than 20 widgets per hour, as that would show the slower worker isn't worth his pay - this is how they interpret the socialist manifesto and level the playing field.
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