Socialism robs men and women of their best earthly blessings. Because of its humanistic basis, it is intrinsically, inevitably, destructive of life, liberty, private property, and self-government. You have to be willfully blind not to see this as you look back over the history of the last century.
But the poison of socialism goes even deeper, right down to the very roots of liberty. It is by its nature destructive of the individual, the family, the church, and the community. People's understanding that it is their responsibility to care for themselves, their families, and their neighbors, is destroyed. Heaven's economy is "give and it shall be given unto you," but statism replaces our love and concern for one another with a counterfeit. In place of real charity, which can only come from a willing, loving, uncoerced heart, it substitutes the sterility, the unlove, of the welfare office.
Instead of being beloved brothers and sisters who take care of each another, we are, as a people, becoming, inexorably, sadly, impoverished, lonely wards of the loveless state.
Fight socialism like you would fight the plague. Spiritually, morally, intellectually, politically, financially, physically, it is deadly. And the epidemic is in our time far advanced.