I saw something along the lines of this somewhere, and wanted to see the reaction to it. Socialism is like Basketball. People from all walks of life can pick up the game and play it. All of the players are on the same team. There are a few superstars (the rich), there are mediocre players, and there are the bad players (the poor). However in Basketball, it benefits the superstars to help out the bad players because if they try to take all the spotlight and do everything by themselves, the team usually ends up losing. Even everyone works together, the good players helping the bad, the team as a whole is stronger and the team wins. The superstars still will have most of the spotlight, but the rest of the team wins! Capitalism is like Golf. Everyone is playing for themselves. If you grew up a privileged life playing golf since you were 5 years old, able to afford the best equipment and the best golf trainers, you will likely be much better at the game than somebody who has just picked up the sport and has a cheap set of clubs. And really, if the two are playing a game together, this is great news for the first guy. He will likely beat the beginner every time, unless the beginner randomly gets extremely lucky. If the beginner starts to do poorly during the game, nobody is there to help him. He just gets beaten. Sure, the opportunity is there for the beginner player to better his game, but there's little chance of him ever playing anywhere near the level of the other guy.