What is Socialism

Socialism could be defined as the policy or economic doctrine that would call for the public ownership or control of properties and the natural resources, rather than the private parties.  The ideology behind the doctrine is simply the fact that man cannot live in isolation. Man is a social animal. Different needs of his have to fulfilled collectively on the basis of team work. Interdependency is inevitable in his evolutionary process. Anything that is manufactured by anyone in the society has a part of social contribution as share in it.  Let us consider the second greatest democratic nation in the whole world as an example to understand socialism better ways.

In the Dominion of India socialism has its presence since way long time as a tradition. It emerged from the collective efforts against the imperialistic countries. Socialism as a policy represents a major part of the country’s paramount political policy. The socialism movements started precisely during the time when the Russian revolutions started. There was a great impact of the Russian revolutions in the Indian subcontinent. Principles of Lenin and Karl max were greatly admired by the popular Indian leaders, publishers and politicians. It paved way for lot of inspiration and new solutions to problems in India.

In a nutshell socialism strengthened watching the development of Marxism in Russia. After the First World War, the industrialization sharply increased in India to add on a lot of benefits to the common man. Yet, prices shoot up sharply for the essential commodities. It resulted in the Indian movement of trade unions. All the urban centers in India formed unions and organized strikes to combat against the hiked prices. Finally it was in the 1920 when the Indians founded the congress for the trade unions all over India. It was a successful outcome of emerging socialism in India at that time.

Socialism could otherwise be defined as the System or array of ideologies and beliefs as well as policies that are meant to form a socio-economic set up in which the property as well as the distribution of the natural wealth and the derived resources of wealth are subjected to be under the control of the communities for the very purpose of enhancing the social and economical freedom of the members of the society. The fundamental objective in the concept is that every other individual that belongs to the society is benefited with a share of the wealth.

Whether or not he or she contributes to the wealth and the resources directly or indirectly, they are bound to reap the benefits of the same. Whether or not they work towards the betterment of the communities or increase the wealth of the society, they should be fed completely for just being a share of the society. Such a case will ideally suit those who are challenged with disabilities by birth or by accidents, those who are ill, and those who are aged, kids and so on.

They are also part and parcel of the communities and they are also offered with adequate freedom and aid as they also contribute their moral support to the society. Support in the form of sharing wisdom, knowledge expertise of vision and so on, everything strengthens the society as a whole. Basically, man is a social animal. Interdependency in men and women is not something new. It existed from the way old time since the evolution of the human kind. One has to produce, one has to maintain, one has to secure, one has to distribute equally, and likewise there are so many responsibilities that are to be executed to perfection for everyone to be self sufficient.

If the peasant would not step into the mud, there is no rice for anyone to eat. If the sweeper does not clean the roads, or the drainage workers strike, then we have not reached a situation yet where the robots could be administered to render all these jobs. Still, we could see so many laborers that work hard in paving the roads despite hot sun.

Even with the advancement in the field of science and technology, even today we find a hefty portion of the human community that is not able to even read or write, in different parts of the world. Socialism is a powerful tool if administered and accepted by one and all of the countries all over the globe, could bring in renaissance of the modern era.   In equalities prevailing in the communities cannot be completely eradicated though, but yet it is possible to attain betterment for sure.

Socialism as a set up safeguards the individual man’s rights and establishes equality in the communities to a better extent. Strong cooperation would be existing amidst the members of the society to not let go anyone to a deprived state of apathy. In other words, it could be referred to be a type of democracy too. It is also called as the policy of collectivism.   

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