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WASHINGTON – President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law today. The statute contains a sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provision.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
I know. I keep clicking on the thread to read the new responses. It's been very entertaining.
ETA: I predict my words here will be twisted by a certain conservative or two to make it look like I'm agreeing with them.
It was during this International that Joseph Stalin broke away from the idea of worldwide proletariat revolt that had dominated Marxist thought and introduced the concept of ‘socialism in one country.’
‘Socialism in one country’ was the Stalinist idea that communism could be achieved, not with worldwide rebellion, but with the revolution and the construction of a socialist state within one nation.
Leon Trotsky, a loyal revolutionary Marxist, was vehemently against this idea and argued in The Third International after Lenin:
Marxism has always taught the workers that even their struggle for higher wages and shorter hours cannot be successful unless waged as an international struggle... The theory of the possibility of realizing socialism in one country destroys the inner connection between the patriotism of the victorious proletariat and the defeatism ofthe proletariat of the bourgeois countries... It is not yet too late to return to the path of Marx and Lenin. It is this return that opens up the only conceivable road to progress.
originally posted by: DJW001
Of course authoritarian governments subvert labor unions. Labor unions can organize opposition to the State. The Communists also deliberately corrupted unions in the United States and Europe because they were afraid that gains for workers won by the unions would forestall the revolution! By the way, did you have a point?
I guess Stalin must have been a right winger as well...
originally posted by: amazing
So there's this... "Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power." Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy.
What does this mean for our topic? We know that when corporations have too much power, like in the USA right now, we have rampant government corruption, less rights and freedom for the common man, laws that favor big corporations over poor people and a political system where money is king.
The question is, who is more likely to cater to big corporations...democrats or republicans? It would seem that, recently...with big oil money and Haliburton and big pharma companies that don't want ObamaCare (not because they think it hurts our freedoms but because they might lose money) and big industrial/military corporations and a few other things...it just appears that republicans want more power with corporations and are more in favor of Fascism or Corporatism.
Who can stop it? Paul maybe...Trump? He's the poster child of rich corporate overlord...Sanders...at least his socialism would swing us back to normal maybe.
I could be wrong...thoughts?