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How many of you anti-socialists bought a lottery ticket?

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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:06 PM
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Socialism is the economic philosophy that wealth should be redistributed to the people. The lottery is very socialist in its nature and is a very extreme version of socialism. People put money into a pool and that pool is redistributed to those who get lucky enough to choose the right numbers or have a computer choose the numbers for them.

There's no such thing as someone who "earned" the lottery, it is 100% based on luck. Did you buy a lottery ticket? If so, you willingly participated in the most extreme form of socialism there is. If you are anti-socislist and played the lottery, I'm afraid to say that you are a hypocrite. Not only did you participate in the redistribution of wealth, but you participated in the redistribution of wealth into the hands of a very very tiny few, you were also hoping you would be the one who won it.

So I guess that means that if you're anti-socialist and participated in the lottery, you are only anti-socialist when it doesn't benefit you in particular, meaning you are only faking being against socialism.

edit on 1/16/2016 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)



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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:08 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

The lottery isn't socialist.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:09 PM
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I not only bought a lottery ticket I bought just ONE.If you are meant to win,
you only need to buy one ticket.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Socialism is redistribution of wealth, the lottery is redistribution of wealth. They seem pretty similar to me. How is it not socialist in nature?



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:10 PM
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Sorry but,

How many of us bought a ticket that don't really care?

I did

Socialist..lol


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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

LOL. One is voluntary the other enforced. Fail....



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:14 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

So why do you voluntarily participate in something you are against?



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:15 PM
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Definition of socialism.

so·cial·ism

ˈsōSHəˌlizəm/

noun

a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

synonyms:leftism, welfarism; More

policy or practice based on the political and economic theory of socialism.

synonyms:leftism, welfarism; More

(in Marxist theory) a transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of communism



The lottery isnt owned or regulated by the community.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: liejunkie01

What happens if no one buys lottery tickets? The lottery no longer exists. The community does regulate the lottery, if that weren't so they wouldn't be the driving force behind it.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
The more money you have, the more problems you have and the more taxes the government takes from you. The state can keep their lottery.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:22 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: liejunkie01

What happens if no one buys lottery tickets? The lottery no longer exists. The community does regulate the lottery, if that weren't so they wouldn't be the driving force behind it.


The public does not regulate it.

They public creates the supply and demand.

The Lottery officials, company, or governing body makes the rules and regulations.

The people just choose to participate or not.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: liejunkie01

The Lottery is similar to capitalism. A few people get the majority of the money and the rest return to their day jobs.

Like lottery, capitalism is based on luck.

Even with high quality and great advertisements, that doesn't guarentee the success of the business.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:25 PM
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If lotteries are socialist, then it's no wonder "Socialism" gives everybody a million to 1 shot at anything !!



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:26 PM
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a reply to: liejunkie01


The lottery isnt owned or regulated by the community.


Actually, it is. Powerball is operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) which is an association of 36 state lottery associations.

Powerball - About


The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is a non-profit, government-benefit association owned and operated by its 36 member lotteries. Each MUSL member offers one or more of the games administered by MUSL. All profits are retained by the state lottery and are used to fund projects approved by the state legislatures. Click here for links to member lotteries.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:27 PM
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No one forces you to play the lottery.

That's the difference.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:28 PM
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a reply to: liejunkie01

The public does regulate it, we are the ones who adjust (regulate) it through our participation in it. If no one bought lottery tickets the lottery would cease to exist.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

But there is always at least two people who buy a ticket...most likely the same two would buy into Socialism



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:34 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

A gamble, a diversion of sorts and kind of fun. Certainly socialism is none of that....and you know it.

The thread is pure spin.


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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:37 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

I agree that the lottery is socialism.

Millions put into it, and only one or two benefit from it.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:38 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: liejunkie01


The lottery isnt owned or regulated by the community.


Actually, it is. Powerball is operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) which is an association of 36 state lottery associations.

Powerball - About


The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is a non-profit, government-benefit association owned and operated by its 36 member lotteries. Each MUSL member offers one or more of the games administered by MUSL. All profits are retained by the state lottery and are used to fund projects approved by the state legislatures. Click here for links to member lotteries.


But there are 44 statesthat participate in the Powerball.

The state that I reside in, the crooked state of Illinois is not on that list. Our state just paid people for back lottery payments, they suspended payments because of budget problems, and our lottery is privately owned.

We the people do not regulate the lottery.



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