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Why is Socialism so heavily disliked?

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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:23 AM
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This won't be a very big post, as I am genuinely interested in knowing the answer. I don't really want to put too much of my opinion out there, because quite frankly, I haven't investigated too far into the pro's and con's of Capitalism vs. Socialism to be able to provide a substantiated argument.

I have, however, always held quite a positive opinion on Socialism. I have failed to see the flaws in the system that so many people mention there are in Socialism. I do have a massive problem with corporate Capitalism (for many reasons). I don't think Capitalism in general is bad, but I fail to understand why it is better than Socialism, and why Socialism is so heavily criticised.

I'm also confused as to why so many people support Capitalism, where there is obviously many flaws in the way it works. BUT, this may be attributed to corporate Capitalism being more dominant than pure Capitalism. But isn't any economic system somewhat flawed? What makes Capitalism THE absolute best economic system we can have? Why is there not much discussion in the idea of either adopting a Socialist-like economic system, even if it is still mostly Capitalist in its roots?






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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:39 AM
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Because people are narcissistic and feel the need to be "better" than another.


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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:41 AM
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a reply to: lydie15

It's All about the Benjamin's . Socialism Never Creates Wealth , it can Only Absorb it which makes it Doomed to Failure .



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:42 AM
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a reply to: lydie15
Because it is different.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:44 AM
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Why is it disliked on ATS ? One of the reasons is that many members believe that socialism is communism, thanks in large part to the Cold War.
Then there are those who believe that socialism has something to do with Hitler and the nazis because of the word socialist etc.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:48 AM
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originally posted by: lydie15

I haven't investigated too far into the pro's and con's of Capitalism vs. Socialism to be able to provide a substantiated argument.

I have, however, always held quite a positive opinion on Socialism.

What informs that opinion, if you don't know enough about it to "provide a substantiated argument"?

If your opinion isn't coming from knowledge of the subject, where is it coming from?

Social conditioning, perhaps?



Maybe people don't like socialism because they don't like being coerced and manipulated against their will, or even without their knowledge.


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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:50 AM
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originally posted by: ErrorErrorError
Why is it disliked on ATS ? One of the reasons is that many members believe that socialism is communism, thanks in large part to the Cold War.
Then there are those who believe that socialism has something to do with Hitler and the nazis because of the word socialist etc.


It's not about Any of that . It's about Wealth , and a Social and Political System that needs to Control that to Even Exist . The Fruits of other Peoples Labor taken from them by Force . A Form of Slavery . This Appeals to whom ? Ignorant People without the Intelligence to see the Reality of it .



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:52 AM
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originally posted by: ErrorErrorError
Why is it disliked on ATS ? One of the reasons is that many members believe that socialism is communism, thanks in large part to the Cold War.
Then there are those who believe that socialism has something to do with Hitler and the nazis because of the word socialist etc.

What does USSR stand for?

How many times can the word "socialist" be used by socialists to describe themselves before you acknowledge that they might know what they're talking about better than you do?



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:58 AM
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Socialism works if it is regulated by the populace. The US has the right idea with 50 individual states. The problem lately is federal overreach, it really is getting out of control.

A central federal government is necessary for 50 states to agree on things, but not in the sense it is now. It is a perverted form of the constitution. The FEDS should be asking for permission from the states themselves rather than the other way around.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:59 AM
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originally posted by: NthOther

originally posted by: lydie15

I haven't investigated too far into the pro's and con's of Capitalism vs. Socialism to be able to provide a substantiated argument.

I have, however, always held quite a positive opinion on Socialism.

What informs that opinion, if you don't know enough about it to "provide a substantiated argument"?

If your opinion isn't coming from knowledge of the subject, where is it coming from?

Social conditioning, perhaps?



Maybe people don't like socialism because they don't like being coerced and manipulated against their will, or even without their knowledge.


Well, I have a general idea, of course. I don't know the ins and out of every economic system, but I know what each one's main points, beliefs and goals are. I just don't claim I know everything about it - because I don't.
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:01 AM
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originally posted by: NthOther

originally posted by: ErrorErrorError
Why is it disliked on ATS ? One of the reasons is that many members believe that socialism is communism, thanks in large part to the Cold War.
Then there are those who believe that socialism has something to do with Hitler and the nazis because of the word socialist etc.

What does USSR stand for?

How many times can the word "socialist" be used by socialists to describe themselves before you acknowledge that they might know what they're talking about better than you do?


DPR Of Korea, what does it stand for ? Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Is it democratic ? Or does it have something to do with republicans because of the word republic in it ?



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:02 AM
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originally posted by: NthOther

originally posted by: lydie15


Maybe people don't like socialism because they don't like being coerced and manipulated against their will, or even without their knowledge.


Isn't that already happening, but more subtly, in a Capitalist system?
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:04 AM
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originally posted by: ErrorErrorError
Why is it disliked on ATS ? One of the reasons is that many members believe that socialism is communism, thanks in large part to the Cold War.



Which is interesting, because from my understanding, Socialism and Communism are not the same...



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:09 AM
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originally posted by: ErrorErrorError

DPR Of Korea, what does it stand for ? Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Is it democratic ? Or does it have something to do with republicans because of the word republic in it ?

Are you implying the Soviet Union was not comprised of socialist states?




posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:10 AM
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originally posted by: lydie15

originally posted by: ErrorErrorError
Why is it disliked on ATS ? One of the reasons is that many members believe that socialism is communism, thanks in large part to the Cold War.



Which is interesting, because from my understanding, Socialism and Communism are not the same...


communism is a political system, socialism is primarily an economic system that can exist in a wide range of political systems. The U.K is capitalist but it has government programs that are considered socialist etc.
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:12 AM
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originally posted by: NthOther

originally posted by: ErrorErrorError

DPR Of Korea, what does it stand for ? Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Is it democratic ? Or does it have something to do with republicans because of the word republic in it ?

Are you implying the Soviet Union was not comprised of socialist states?


The USSR was comprised of COMMUNIST states, not socialist.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: Vector99

" Socialism works if it is regulated by the populace " ......This is a Contradiction . In a Socialistic System , a Centralized Authority Sets Policy , not the Populace . Their Duty is to Obey the Edicts of the Party's Hierarchy .


Recommended Reading - George Orwells " Animal Farm " .



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:16 AM
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a reply to: Zanti Misfit

I think you are mistaking socialism and communism.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:20 AM
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originally posted by: NthOther

originally posted by: ErrorErrorError

DPR Of Korea, what does it stand for ? Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Is it democratic ? Or does it have something to do with republicans because of the word republic in it ?

Are you implying the Soviet Union was not comprised of socialist states?



In order for a society to be socialist the workers must have full control of the economy and political power, which was never the case in USSR. Same as DPR Korea,it has the word democratic in it but i bet that people living there dont even know the meaning of it. Capiche ?


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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:21 AM
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U.S.S.R.

The goal of socialism is communism. Vladimir Lenin

Maybe that's why?

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