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Socialism in it's purest form represents the highest form of economic and personal responsibility.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus
Socialism in it's purest form represents the highest form of economic and personal responsibility. Of course you'd have to move beyond whatever woo-woo, agenda driven drivel you read to understand that.
originally posted by: redhorse
a reply to: Gryphon66
It was a bit more synergistic than what you would portray even if the fact itself is (technically) true. I'm not sure what that little historical factoid has to do with the conversation though.
originally posted by: xuenchen
"There is no difference in totalitarian states, call them Nazi, fascist, or communist – they are
all the same."
– Harry Truman
Social anarchists believe the state defends private property, which they view as intrinsically harmful, while market-oriented left-libertarians argue that so-called free markets actually consist of economic privileges granted by the state.
That's an interesting observation. I often think that right-wingers really mean to claim that both Nazi fascism and Soviet communism were the "same" because they were both totalitarian and/or authoritarian systems.
Truman approved the use of atomic weapons against Japan, intending to force Japan’s surrender and spare American lives in a planned invasion; the decision remains controversial. His presidency was a turning point in foreign affairs, as his government supported an internationalist foreign policy in conjunction with European allies. Following the war, Truman assisted in the founding of the United Nations, issued the Truman Doctrine to contain communism, and passed the $13 billion Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe,
originally posted by: TheLaughingGod
a reply to: Gryphon66
You're supposed to attack the material, not the source.
Can you do this or will you fail at this as well?
Do it point by point please.
You cannot ever touch these issues because you know you've got nothing to stand on.
At the time, Sweden was a nation controlled by the Social Democratic Party of Sweden, which had ruled the country's government for over 40 years. Huntford argues that this had led to the complete dominance of socialist thought at all levels of the government, including the bureaucracy and the judiciary, which were all controlled by a powerful interconnecting network of Social Democratic labour unions, lobby groups, and partisan organizations. He also points to the fact that these networks made it very difficult for non-socialists to achieve any position of real power in Sweden, but noted that few Swedes seemed to view this massive politicization of their state with any concern.
What you say holds true, but to say that the left doesn't engage in fascism would also be specious in the extreme. Especially these days when progressives are becoming more and more militant.
Soft totalitarianism. You should look it up
authoritarian: favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.
nationalistic: devotion, especially excessive or undiscriminating devotion, to the interests or culture of a particular nation-state.
He also points to the fact that these networks made it very difficult for non-socialists to achieve any position of real power in Sweden, but noted that few Swedes seemed to view this massive politicization of their state with any concern.