originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: SaturnFX
How would we know? We've never seen it anywhere to actually see it in action. All we know is what we have been taught about it which was taught to us
by professors who favor socialism.
But we do see the results of socialism and communism every single day. All we have to do is look around the world and ask those who have lived
What? no..there was rampant capitalism only in the late 1700s and hell, half to most of the 1800s
its when the norm for society was abject poverty (it was the best of times, it was the worst of times ring a bell?).
Socialism is a relatively new government form that grew as we tossed away the ruling class and aristrocracy, when corporations started to surface, and
a safety net was able to form to stop the leagues of shanty town common folk, the peasant class, the starving masses, etc.
It was necessary back then, and far more now when jobs are becoming less due to trade laws allowing new slave labor (foreign) and wealth
capitalism destroys a lot, and corporate interests arent interested in helping out anyone except for their board of directors and investors, thats
it..so robotics and foreign slave labor camps is how things are done..not ye olde factory that supports a town.
We know it doesnt work, because again, as pointed out, the only places on earth with relatively no social programs are also the most poorest on
meanwhile currently the most programs and care that the socialist/capitalist hybrid is in place (northern european) enjoy high productivity, highest
standard of loving, highest happyness index, quality and length of life, and low deficit.
I dont understand why you reject these realities..you can research them, pull up the statistics, polls, and see this is the case. why have ideology
And finally, you right wingers have watered down the term socialism soo much..soo damn much over these years that no wonder people are now legit
considering electing a actual socialist...keep crying wolf...thats working out great.