Socialism 'Works' Within Small Structures

Gregory of Yardale: "...Within a few years, the socialist experiment failed, as their utopia collapsed..."

Socialism 'works' within small structures where everyone is amenable. A family is a kind of socialist oligarchy. A socialist community like the religious Shakers thrived for decades because its adherents were truly like-minded... survived despite a ban on reproduction! But they were faithful and productive.

In an interview with the last surviving Shakers, one of the women described the last days of the order, before they quit taking in new people, but were taking in people who didn't really fit. She recalls a man who would take extra spoonfuls of sugar in his coffee, even though he didn't like sugar in his coffee, just to be sure he got his share. Sic semper socialism!