Socialism - definition of the concept

Definition of socialism  Logo Fiedosiejev's table  Szymanski's table  Quotes 




A sophisticated strategy to gain power over the masses & exploit them until driving them into the ground




Fiedosiejev's table  


The foundations of this diagram were taken from the book "Trapdoor. Man and Socialism" by Anatoli Pavlovich Fiedosiejev.
Photocopy of the original table by Fiedosiejev.

Selected quotes from the book.


Fiedosiejev's table

Diagram of the development of socialism

I. Background & Natural tendency towards socialism

  • We are born as takers and a few evolve into makers
  • Suitable education is required to transform us into makers, if this is not provided we stay as takers. But pure theoretic education not supported by forcing people to acquire experiences in achieving goals and competing is not sufficient.
  • A taker accepts any kind of ideology which allows him to take from those who are richer
  • A taker only thinks of what he can get and is unaware of those who are poorer than him
  • It is based on the Nature of an Honest Man and Ahamkara:
    • we are lazy
    • overstated fear
    • we prefer to listen to what pleases us (poor people deserve get sth for free = I deserve get sth for free)
    • we consider every rich person as a looter and never as a producer
    • the red eye syndrome - greed
  • Being in constant close contact with others in overpopulated areas and/or spate of messages, which cause a lack of social engagement.

II. Phase of seizing power

By using von Sociall Tactic (The great ideals of socialism):
  • freedom, equality, fraternity,
  • release from slave labour and unemployment,
  • free medical care,
  • livable pension,
  • perfect employment - high wage, low work, no responsibility, no demands,
  • others.
By using the eternal law of cementing the group:
  • those who are not with us are eliminated so the people use some kind of mimicry to make the impression that they "are with us"
  • conformity
  • quick acceptance of any kind of ideology leading to mooching from others
  • preference of short-term profits than long-term ones
The triggers for seizing power:
  • social and economic imbalance caused by depravation of power;
  • Spate of messages: ie.: too many laws and regulations;
  • a perceived void in power;
  • natural tendency of democracy.

III. Phase of consolidating power

Elimination of private property - the socialization of the basic means of production. Liquidation of capitalists.
Replacing the mechanism for disaster regulation, consciously planning the management of the social economy.
The vast concentration of power in the hands of managers and planning authorities. All means of existence and life, both material and spiritual, are planned, managed from the top.

IV. Phase of economic collapse

Price and profit as automatic controls and criteria of economic efficiency are losing their importance. They became derivatives of the central plan. The automatic and relatively flexible impact of consumers on producers by supply, demand and free market converts into rigid, planned price and value. Incompatibility of central planning with individual, unpredictable, actions of millions of people.
Limiting the individual actions of millions of people to only those that are consistent with the plan - the suppression of creative society initiatives.
Salary as an equivalent to work done loses its meaning, as the plan which previously specified its amount is separated from a specific effort spent by an individual employee.
Exceptionally reduced performance of the national economy as a result of the suppression of the creative initiative of society and the loss of socially objective performance criteria (price, profit, demand, supply), as well as the inevitable end product of vast bureaucracy in everything related to production in the country.
Concealed (hidden) bankruptcy of companies – subsidies granted. Concealed unemployment - there are more employees than is necessary for the effective performance of the job. Concealed and overt inflation. Constant decline of living standards.

Constant decline of spiritual life, leading to primitivism.

V. Phase of social discontent

The inability to compete with capitalism peacefully. The emergence and rapid growth of social discontent.
Monopoly of foreign trade. Economic isolation. Hiding the real situation in the country from society: totalitarian monopoly and censorship on all information and the media. Whitewash. Hypertrophy of secrecy. The creation of a totalitarian system of education and upbringing of every citizen from birth until death. Banning other views than those which are completely conformist. The rapid development of the authority of the secret police and their penetration into all spheres of social life.
Closing borders. A huge increase in the power of the army. Terror and intimidation. Deprivation of all human rights and freedoms. Complete tracking. The creation of a totalitarian system of secret documents on the situations and the activities of every citizen, from birth until death. The breakdown of the solidarity of the masses by fuelling discord based on differences: administrative, property, racial, religious, educational, etc. Spreading of all rumours, illusion and hope: to improve lives, liberalization, etc.
System exhausted all available resources and ceases to function

VI. Phase of system decomposition

Desperate attempts to find a way out without losing power, i.e. without changing the system.
Misappropriation and sale of natural resources (even selling the citizens as virtual slaves) to exploit the capitalists to keep lowering the standard of living of "socialists". Playing games with the capitalists as a counterbalance to internal dissatisfaction. Search for weak points in the capitalist system to plunder new territories and people. A further increase in the strength of the army and the secret police.
Penetration of dissatisfaction within the system in all levels of society, including the structures of power such as the army, the secret police, State Planning Commission and even the government.
The gradual decrease in the number of obedient performers, until the disappearance of the feasibility of significant repression for disobedience.
The emergence of a minute positivity, merging programmes and changing distribution systems.
The increase of chaos and confusion.
The struggle for power and the emergence of system "gravediggers" - new people taking over power, agreeing on its partial dismantling (complete dismantling will naturally occur in the future [temporarily, because socialism will naturally come back when the resources will be abundant - JF]) in order to gain the support of influential circles of society.
The inevitable (but perhaps not too swift) death of the system, which could be dismissed in time to get "large bites of capatilism" if the opportunity arose.


Szymanski's table  


Szymanski's table

Social conditions for production

in a governmental interventionism in a free market
vertical structures - hierarchy and subordination horizontal structures - self-organizing goal-oriented teams
the boss is lord and master the head is the guardian of the principles of cooperation
coercion partnership
conservatism innovationism
the struggle for higher and better-paid positions compulsion to increase labour productivity and inventing new things which can be sold
lack of care for productivity and labor costs - just in case the state intervenes close eye on productivity and labour costs - because the free market eliminates bad producers
priority to state, mainly heavy, industry (employment and means for aggression) priority to pro-consumer industry
domination of production over the services domination of services over production
work conditions become military-like imposing constraints and procedures on employees decentralized work conditions that focuses responsibility onto the employees
no motivation for self-improvement (trainings are a way to avoid work) motivation for self-improvement (people want to learn even at their own expense)
template work individualized work
mass production pursuant programmes of production
natural tendency to create pointless jobs for people natural tendency to automate the labour
rigid centralized management pursuant and distributed management

Based on the table in the book by Jan Maria Szymański "Life of systems"




From the earliest years, I tried to understand what is socialism. For years I collected over four hundred definitions. Later, I stopped this practice, realizing that there are so many socialisms, almost as many as there are socialists. And even more. Yesterday, Comrade Lenin understood socialism like this but today he understands it in a different way.

Eventually, the common idea - you can say the common denominator - I managed to find. All socialists profess in one form or another the same ideals. Take any socialist party programme, the materials of any of their congress, revolutionary firebrand speeches or slogans of labour union, reject empty words and phrases - and there are quite a few out there - squeeze, and all that's left is the essence:

we will work less and less, and take more and more

Viktor Suvorov