What is socialism, even in the ideal, if not state-enforced charity?
1“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
2“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Is not this a direct injunction directly from the mouth of our lord against socialism?
With socialism, not only does our left hand know what our right is doing, but so does half the government.
Forced charity, forced humility, is worthy of no accolades.