Garet Garrett exarmines the critical question. If we are not marching toward socialism, traditionally and technically understood, what are we marching toward?
If you say it is toward socialism you leave out the possibility that it may turn into something else. Much more than that, if you say it is toward socialism you fill the view with smoke and may fail to see clearly what it already has in common with every kind of totalitarian government we know anything about, namely, insatiability.
There is no way to sate its appetite for more power. Fascist government was insatiable, Nazi government was insatiable, Marxian government in Soviet Russia and Labor government in Great Britain are insatiable — all with one lust, which is the lust for power; all alike resolved to control the people’s way of living according to a plan, and all alike creating a dependent society. FULL ARTICLE