One of the main assertions of the collectivist is that an equal distribution of property is necessary to the well being of all as opposed to just the ‘lucky’ few who manage to amass wealth through exploitation. This sounds good, and to those envious masses who have accepted the lie that they have not because someone took it from them, it is often irresistibly seductive. But it is a lie, as are all the collectivist’s supposed solutions to these imagined ills. Inevitably, though it is most often called by another name, the solution ends up being some form of welfare, and the Truth about welfare is it destroys the soul of both the recipient and the giver. It also leads to a master/servant relationship from the giver to the recipient.
When LBJ launched his “War on Poverty,” the programs they devised were intentionally designed to destroy the family unit, but they were packaged so they could simultaneously be sold to a nation that was – at the time – predisposed toward the rejection of handouts on principle. By making it a requirement that there couldn’t be an able bodied male in the household if one was to receive welfare, LBJ and his people made it appear that welfare was only intended for those who truly couldn’t help themselves. Which meant it was only reasonable that people be able to receive more money for every child they had in a fatherless home. After all, more people meant more need which translates into a requirement for more help (i.e. money).
Unfortunately, the real purpose was to encourage people not to marry – even to divorce.