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Why is Socialism so heavily disliked?

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posted on May, 26 2016 @ 01:10 AM
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a reply to: Bluesma

Dead on. Out-of-control individualism is what's going to destroy the US, Americans can't stand the concept of working towards something greater than themselves. A tiny segment of one country uniting for a single purpose in the 1960s put men on the moon. Imagine what a country, what we humans as a species could do if we'd work for the collective good, not just ourselves.




posted on May, 26 2016 @ 02:41 AM
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a reply to: MyHappyDogShiner

We died fighting that, so not at all.
NO socialist crap in the US.
WE haven't KNOWN a caste system so WE aren't susceptible to such manipulations.
I HOPE Burny wins I WOULD LOVE to see the landslide Trump would reap on that little contest.
Not enough Millennials.
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posted on May, 26 2016 @ 05:55 PM
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originally posted by: lydie15
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?







Socialism is ruinous. Like it or not.

Nobody knows what specific things the economy should do. All economic policy is guessing, at best, or blatant enslavement.

The free market, which is the fundamental part of any market, is the only true democracy. All projects and materials are assigned by the purchases or lack of purchases made by everyone. Evolution works through the market, in the sense that people will get what they want because providing what people want is the only way to get rich.

Everything that is better today, as compared to the historical past, is because of the free market. The free market either made it directly or made it possible by massive increases in disposable income.

Nukes are socialist-- made by the State, just like inflation, world wars, genocide, economic depressions, MSM induced ignorance and expensive health care.

Socialism is mandatory. Therefore it is a fraud. If it were real, folks would naturally organize themselves that way -- no politics needed.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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propoganda and laziness

a guy I work with still thinks all socialism is lenin and trotsky. to him, they use altruism to determine the prices of goods and services

I also think its a lot of patriotism, "our system is the best system !!!"

I'm Norwegian (among other things) I usually shut up people who are telling me how great capitalism is by asking them if they how big the surplus is we have as Americans. they usually look confused. I point of Norway has a fund set aside for if the oil runs out that is worth about $1,000,000 for every Norwegian.

Americans have a debt of about $60,000 per citizen and $160,000 per taxpayer.

so if capitalims is so great, why is it broke ?

(before you blame it on a current president, the US has not been debt free since Andrew Jackson)

Norway benefits from a great simple idea. 60% of the oil is privately owned, 40% is publicly owned.

Imagine that ? All the people benefiting from the countries natural resources, and private ownership.....
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posted on May, 26 2016 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: syrinx high priest
propoganda and laziness

a guy I work with still thinks all socialism is lenin and trotsky. to him, they use altruism to determine the prices of goods and services

I also think its a lot of patriotism, "our system is the best system !!!"

I'm Norwegian (among other things) I usually shut up people who are telling me how great capitalism is by asking them if they how big the surplus is we have as Americans. they usually look confused. I point of Norway has a fund set aside for if the oil runs out that is worth about $1,000,000 for every Norwegian.

Americans have a debt of about $60,000 per citizen and $160,000 per taxpayer.

so if capitalims is so great, why is it broke ?

(before you blame it on a current president, the US has not been debt free since Andrew Jackson)

Norway benefits from a great simple idea. 60% of the oil is privately owned, 40% is publicly owned.

Imagine that ? All the people benefiting from the countries natural resources, and private ownership.....


Capitalism isn't broke, the gov is broke. Capitalism made oil a useful resource and also made all of the products that use the oil.

The gov made the debt.

If the gov decides who owns what, then it is just a matter of time before the globalists take it away.

You own what you get from your parents or what you make yourself. Anything else is theft.



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