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While You Were Sleeping: Among Democrats 49% Favorable To Socialism

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posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: infolurker



guess I was hoping to never see this in my lifetime and it is crazy how fast this insanity (in my opinion) has spread in less than a decade. I guess the dumbed down US education system has succeeded in political indoctrination since they can't teach anything else but propaganda.


Funny :-)

Because I was thinking that this sounded like something you probably heard your dad say


The answer is and always has been transparent "non interference, non cronyism capitalism" with firm banking, fraud, and insider trading regulations.


Does this exist in the real world? Because if it does - far out!

But if not - I'm going with Bernie. I hear he's handing out free stuff




posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: Spiramirabilis

Jesus would have nothing to do with politics.

If you knew Jesus, you would not have said that.. LOL

This is where Christianity is the polar opposite of Islam. The great commission is to tell the gospel and the good news of Jesus Christ to the whole world so that they may enter the kingdom of God. Not try to make heaven on earth (or hell on earth under Islam that is).

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”

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posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:28 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: Spiramirabilis

Jesus would have nothing to do with politics.

If you knew Jesus, you would not have said that.. LOL

This is where Christianity is the polar opposite of Islam. The great commission is to tell the gospel and the good news of Jesus Christ to the whole world so that they may enter the kingdom of God. Not try to make heaven on earth (or hell on earth under Islam that is).

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”


Am I awake yet?

But why is this not surprising? Most people would support getting a lot of things free. The problem comes in when you start telling people that they are going to be paying for that free stuff with declining wages higher taxes a bigger more big brotherly government, etc.

Once you start telling people how it all gets paid for Socialism all of sudden doesn't sound like such a good idea to most people.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:29 PM
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If you knew Jesus, you would not have said that.. LOL


Ahh - I always forget - I can't understand understand Jesus unless I'm in the club and have been properly hazed


Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”


So, what you're saying is Jesus doesn't have a dog in this fight?

Cool. I still say Bernie gets Jesus more than the rest of that embarrassing mob

But, that's neither here nor there - is it?

:-)
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posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:30 PM
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originally posted by: mikkelno
a reply to: infolurker

I think the kind of socialism people supports is the democratic socialism which is nothing like ehat you stated about relieving of property.
Also, fines and inprisonment happens in every country and in every kind of ggovernment type. Social democratic countries are in no way worse than america on that point.


Here in the U.K we gave people the right to buy their council owned homes. That was under a Conservative Government, one so wrapped up in capitalism that we were force fed it from the moment we were starting school.

They sold off all the state assets including oil, railways, Gas, Electricity and Royal Mail, to name the most recognisable.

These companies when owed by the state always went over budget, they still do, the only difference being the share holders get a decent dividend and the management receive very good renumeration packages.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:31 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: xuenchen


well of course !!

the majority of Democrats are in and below the lower middle class

You, "sir", are out of your mind.



One day I'll make a thread and lay it all out for ATS. It's really an interesting history. But the short of it is most of the 1% are Democrats and support socialism because it allows the government to pick the winners and losers.

When you vote D or R you're voting for Fascism either way. Stop fooling yourselves.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: infolurker


If you knew Jesus, you would not have said that.. LOL


Ahh - I always forget - I can't understand understand Jesus unless I'm in the club and have been properly hazed


Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”


So, what you're saying is Jesus doesn't have a dog in this fight?

Cool. I still say Bernie gets Jesus more than the rest of that embarrassing mob

But, that's neither here nor there - is it?

:-)


Nailed It!

Here lately I've been more into Satan, minus all that sacrificing things, killing people, robbing people. I relate to that guy more than Jesus. ;-)



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:34 PM
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This is where Christianity is the polar opposite of Islam. The great commission is to tell the gospel and the good news of Jesus Christ to the whole world so that they may enter the kingdom of God. Not try to make heaven on earth (or hell on earth under Islam that is).


Congratulations - by the way - on being able to work in a little extra credit for yourself in the Islamophobia category

I wasn't aware that any Muslims were even running in 2016


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posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:38 PM
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So, what you're saying is Jesus doesn't have a dog in this fight?

Cool - I still say Bernie gets Jesus more than the rest of that embarrassing mob

But, that's neither here nor there - is it?


It's totally here and there.

"Oh, I shared my bacon with my wife, but it pissed me off because I didn't willingly give it to her."

Bernie understands it. And ANYONE who continues to say that "capitalism" works via "trickle-down" is, well - probably mentally challenged, probably overweight from having too much food, probably living beyond their means, and also probably not looking at anything except their own greedy selfishness.

Just saying.

They don't get that EVERYONE would be okay if we adopted Democratic Socialism. They don't "care" to 'get it.' They just keep comparing it to "Communism", and ignoring actual information, such as:




And they just knee-jerk, because they have:





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posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:48 PM
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That won't exist in 20 years. They will have run out of others peoples money. It always happens.



Example : Greece!

Think about it, why all this Austerity talk.

Austerity all over Europe... why? You know why right?

It is unsustainable. Fact.
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posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:50 PM
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I just don't get why everyone is piling on the backs of people they don't know with their hand out expecting a paycheck?

When that happens people like me stop working and tell you to go RAP if you want to be famous.

But then again, why should people have the freedom of choice when a mob of people can demand something from someone because it's what's best for THEIR pockets, not the person they are demanding it from?



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:52 PM
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Wut. Ev. Er.

Just....no.
Source it.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:52 PM
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The only reason socialism is on the rise is because we are living through the failures of capitalism. While there are dangers to uncontrolled socialism, the same is true with capitalism.


The idea fed to the masses of socialism bad/capitalism provides employment etc keeps the people feeling that the govt will always provide a safety net. The reality is that the bailout of "too big to fail banks' and endless printing of money to stimulate economies went into overdrive in socialist and capitalist countries.

Who benefitted? It certainly wasn't Joe Average



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: infolurker

Wut. Ev. Er.

Just....no.
Source it.


What, you want 50 links to Austerity cuts in each European country? Just Google a European Nation with Austerity. You will have hours / days worth to read.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:55 PM
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I just don't get why everyone is piling on the backs of people they don't know with their hand out expecting a paycheck?

Because then ALL OF US will have enough to eat, and YOU LOT won't be hurting, either. It helps ALL OF US.


When that happens people like me stop working and tell you to go RAP if you want to be famous.

Then "people like you" are ignorant, self-absorbed, unaware, and incoherent.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:56 PM
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Yup. That communist Tom Paine did all this to us.

Agrarian Justice

Puh-lease. Everything the righties are saying here is the same ludicrous crap they've been saying for 85 years or more.

The "terrorism" bugaboo isn't evough for them anymore, so they're dropping back to good ol' socialism/Communism as an alternative scare-tactic.

Smile at them and move on. How many of these folks posting about "personal responsibility" here are on Social Security, do you think?



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
Conservative = Conserve the Capitalist past, keep to the Status Quo.

Socialism = Applying to everyone, fair taxes, fair employment legislation, Human Rights, a fair society.

I appreciate many of our cousins across the pond have been brainwashed into thinking socialism is the devil incarnate. But would you rather have your taxes subsidising big business or supporting those who are vulnerable and less capable than most of society?



You can have equality -or- you can have liberty.

I prefer to have liberty, not because of greed or anything like that but because I prefer to make my own choices in life.

See, if we make our own choices and live our lives in our own ways, there will inevitably be inequalities. Not all of us will make choices that will lead to equal outcomes, some will have different amounts of everything and lead different lives. This is not inherently a bad thing, but it is unequal.

The only way to attempt to enforce equality in everything is have rigid top down control imposed on everyone and everything. That means no liberty, no freedom. Life in a cage.

I prefer freedom even if it means there is some inequality because I like living my own life.
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posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 06:59 PM
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But you don't like me. So why should we help people that are taking advantage of the situation when you could be more tolerant and be cut in instead of out?

Nobody likes Mafia tactics.

ETA:

Well, unless of course you apart of the Mafia.
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posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 07:02 PM
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You can have equality -or- you can have liberty.



Another false dichotomy from the Right.

(Yes, dichotomy is a big word, and I did go to college.)

I never cease to be amazed at the glorification of ignorance on the part of the modern political American right.

Socialism is not "taking from other people."

There are many different ideas about socialism as an economic system, and, shock and awe, we have incorporated many socialistic elements in our economy from the BEGINNING of this country.

We have always had a mixed economy, and we CERTAINLY have had for the full duration of the lives of any who are posting here.

To pretend otherwise is to indulge in dishonestly, hypocrisy, ignorance ... or that special combination of all three.



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