Socialism vs Naturalism
A depiction of the turn away from "socialism" of the Marx-Engels (Marxism) + Lenin (Leninism) variety, which has dominated the Cubin society in the last half-century, and an instinctive turn towards the physico-chemical naturalism espoused by Goethe, i.e. Goetheanism, in his human chemical theory, a realism-based, philosophically-grounded. modern Epicureanism, in some sense.
In isms, socialism is any of various economic and political theories—ranging from Owenism (1812), statist, libertarian, Marxist (1843), liberal, up to “pure” socialism (seen in a few Communist regimes)— advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods; a system of society or group living in which there is no private property; a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state; a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done. [1]


The first use of term “socialism” often tends to be attributed to the 1812 Christian utopian theories of Robert Owen; such as summarized (Ѻ) by secular atheist Charles Southwell (1840). [2]

In 1815, however, the term “socialism”, possibly independent of Owen, appeared in a variety of usages, e.g. state socialism, German socialism, socialism in England, among other usages and publications. (Ѻ)

In 1867, Karl Marx published his three volume Capital: a Critique of Political Economy, wherein, starting from Adam Smith and David Ricardo, he argued that labor is the source of all value and measure of price; soon thereafter, this was being referred to, historically, as the “Bible of Socialism”. [3]

Of curious note, two of the countries that scrambled to get a hold on things, after the fall of communist-based socialism, namely Romania and Cuba, were the first to find their way to sociophysics and sociochemistry, the former producing the Romanian school of physical socioeconomics, the latter producing the first remake of Goethe’s Elective Affinities, both employed as new models for society; a quote of which is as follows:

“To us, rather than giving answers, what we wanted was to play certain issues that are very present in Cuban society: what good is freedom; where we are going, or how important is the individual with all its misery. If we can continue to say that all are equal, all noble and good, or what is the same, keep the theory of socialism, that nonexistent equality or will the dark depths of ourselves, and accept it, or we cannot go anywhere.”
Vladimir Cruz (2011), interview on Afinidades, (Ѻ) review

This seems, in some sense, to be a social Mpemba effect, albeit not exactly. Namely freed from former socialism ideas, both seem to have arrived at the newer views quicker than countries, e.g. American, still tied to older religious paradigms.

The following are related quotes:

“By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.”
Helvetius (1773), A Treatise on Man: His Intellectual Faculties and his Education (Ѻ)

“You a communist? Huh? How'd you like it, man? They tell you all the time what to do, what to think, what to feel. Do you wanna be like a sheep? Like all those other people? Baah! Baah!”
— Tony Montana (1983), Scarface (Ѻ)

See also

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1. Socialism – Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000.
2. Socialism –
3. Bliss, William D. (1895). A Handbook of Socialism: a Statement of Socialism in its Various Aspects, and a History of Socialism in All Countries (pg. 241). S. Sonnenschein & Co.

External links
Socialism – Wikipedia.

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