Socialism fails people. If there is any doubt about how socialism cripples economic health and the human spirit, take a look at this article from the German publication Der Spiegel….and be sure to take the photo tour, so you can see the transformation with your own eyes. A photographer named Stefan Koppelkamm went into East Germany shortly after the fall of the Iron Curtain. He took some pics of what the strictest form of socialism brought in the 40 years it ruled over the region. Just 10 short years later, he went back and found an amazing transformation that had taken place in the majority of the areas that he was able to capture on film.
I have spent much of my blogging experience trying to explain why I firmly believe that socialism is a failure of epic proportions. Last week, I wrote an essay about it. But words are sometimes a hindrance to the real experience and this is why these photos will truly speak volumes.