“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
Those of us of a certain vintage may recall Rocky IV where Rocky fought a Soviet Superman, Captain Ivan Drago, portrayed with robotic efficiency and inhumanity by Dolph Lundgren. I therefore found it interesting to come across the interview below in which Dolph Lundgren relates why his father advised him to come to America:
DL: Well, my dad was the one who said, “Listen if you wanna be somebody, you gotta go to America because here, this country sucks.” There was socialism. He hated it. He was like, “I hate this place. You gotta get out of here.” So, I guess it was stuck in my head when I was a kid, and I ended up doing what he suggested.
DL: Yeah, that’s what he said. Basically it’s a more socialistic society. Socialism, it’s more like, you know, people who have any special talent or any special drive, they try to keep them down rather than encourage that.