By The Right-Wing Teen
I recently saw this story about the professor who failed an entire class posted on TikTok. I’ve actually heard the story before, so it’s been around for a while. There are quite a few different variations on the internet, but in general it’s a brilliant way to teach students exactly what socialism is in reality. Here’s how it goes…
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An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. The class had insisted that socialism worked, that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, “Okay, we will have an experiment in this class. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade. No one will fail, but no one will receive an A either.”
After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little studied even less, and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too, so they studied little.
The second average test result was a D! No one was happy.
When the third test rolled around, the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never improved as bickering, name calling, and blame all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
To their great surprise, all failed, and the professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great. But when the government takes away all the reward, no one will try or want to succeed.
And that is socialism my friends, a race to the bottom.
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Wow, what a great analogy!
Fact-checkers will say this story is false and it didn’t really happen. But they’re missing the point. It’s a parable – a story that’s told to teach a lesson!
These are actually five lessons to be learned from this example:
- You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
- What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
- The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
- You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
- When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
If you like the above story, here is another one like it: