posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 02:02 PM
a reply to: Metallicus
>communist rules for revolution
>found in Nazi germany
strangely this all sounds like nazi propaganda.
It seems like you're forgetting, (or conveniently leaving out) that the nazi's were staunchly anti-communist, and protected established
Perhaps you're referencing/implying that stupid meme that confuses left-right spectrum with libertarian-authoritarian spectrum, which to be fair a
lot of people on the left do as well. when what is usually meant by left-right spectrum is more subtle and complex than you might think; but can be
summarized that the left generally wants to shake up the hierarchical pyramid, while the right wants to preserve it.
Many on the "left" (liberals, socialists, progressives) see wealth/financial power as the defining measurement of the societal pyramid. Many on the
"right"- don't see this, but adopt this definition on what is "left and right" anyway.
I guess you could say it's subjective, and that supposedly "right-wing libertarians" are "left wing" in the sense they want to shake up/remove
what they see is entrenched bureaucratic power in/of government.
as for getting back to the subject of this thread; I remember Noam Chomsky discussing some of the major issues with "actually existing capitalism"
(capitalism as it actually exists in the real world), was propaganda... by "propaganda" he meant advertisement, and how it's designed to misinform
the public (to varying degrees), and thus the mathematical model of "rational consumers making rational choices" becomes "irrational/misinformed
consumers making irrational choices".
For those of you against democracy, I ask you this; The people's republic of china, is indeed a republic, the same could be said for the now defunct
USSR. neither of these countries are/were really democratic, you did not elect your representatives.