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Why is Socialism so heavily disliked?

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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:30 AM
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Because people who stay at home doing nothing, get benefits while others work their asses to pay their benefits...




posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:40 AM
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a reply to: Substracto

Absolute poppycock.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: LABTECH767

no, it's a fact! over and over!



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: LABTECH767

Socialism isn't a Christian value, and neither was Jesus a socialist, though we hear that myth being told enough.

Socialism is not synonymous with caring and charity, with giving to the poor, with loving your neighbor etc. What a flurry of glittering generalities. Advocating for more taxes, social safety nets, and the guiding hand of the government is actually the least one can do in terms of caring and charity, giving to the poor, and loving your neighbor. If people wanted to do those things they would go do them, regardless of which economic system or political philosophy is in place.

Neither is socialism akin to a close-knit community.

Nazism and Stalinism and Maoism were deeply influenced by socialism.



Oh aren't you in for a surprise then, no shirt's for your back, no home in god's kingdom for the like's of you brother hater.

Jesus was a Fatherly Big Brother, The Good SHEPHERD he want's what is best for the children not selfish little snide self righteous right wing anti Christ's.

The earth and the fullness thereof belong's to god (NOT THE CORPORATE RIGHT WING THIEVES), I go to my father and your father, If you have two two coat's and your Brother has non give to him the one you are not using.

AS YOU TREAT THE LEAST OF THESE YOU TREAT ME.

Hate to break it to you pal but Heaven is not a democracy, the Corporations don't get a say and the right wingers whom are really SATAN's right hand have no place there so get that into your tiny mind before it is too late for you.

I am utterly sick of those that steal my god's sacrifice and make out he justified GREED, SELFISHNESS, THEFT and right wing child abusing catholic and protestant priests, He actually could not stand the self righteous.

When I was naked did you cloth me, When I was hungry did you feed me, When I was cold did you shelter me, When I was athirst did you give me to drink.

It was the down and out in Abraham's bossem when the rich guy was in fire and begging for him for a drink but because he made his choice here there was no way to bridge that chasm betweem them there.

You really have no idea what christianity is just like some of those american TV preachers whom drive Ferrari's and tell people to pray for money, Who use there church money to pay of there alimony.

You serve God WHO OWN's THE WORLD or You serve MAMMON or the Adversary.

Socialism is a Christian Value in this world because our KING own's it so call me a royalist if you like but my kind is the real one and not your version which is more false than anything else.

It is not charity because GOD OWN's IT do YOU.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: Ceeker63




People want to make their own decisions. People do not want the government in their lives. Sure their are few


But you have no problem with your government using outright lies to invade the middle east in order to control the oil. You are a beneficiary of that thieving largesse stolen from other Nations. But being American as long as you get your cheap gas or cheap food what do you care of what happens in other countries? The mighty use of Force.

Even with that use of Force in securing cheap resources, trillions get spent on bailing out Wall St - and yet there is so much poverty in the USA; and you're telling me the Government is not in your "life"?

I hear you've got a pretty "cheap" quality health care system over there, not. What free decisions have you made in your life free of Federal or State or local taxation licensing fees permits tolls - what bailouts are you still paying for through the helicopter Bernanke money drop. Can you grow your own milk and sell it or barter it without Govt interference, how about growing your own food without Monsanto.

Yeap America the land of the Free; Socialist or Capitalist? Neither...Corporate fascist Oligarchy



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: LABTECH767


Your appeals to heaven and God mean nothing to me.

I'm sorry, pal, but paying more to the government, demanding more social services, and sitting pretty in a socialist utopia is not the same as being charitable to your fellow man, caring for the poor, or doing God's work.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: Semicollegiate


Soc has mass appeal and very easy to sell to the uninformed.

Soc assumes people will work as hard for the greater good as they will work for themselves.

Soc assumes that experts can know everything for everybody.

Soc has no way to determine prices, which leads to economic stagnation.

Soc always uses the gov and always makes the gov stronger and stronger over time.

Bigger stronger gov is the means by which corporations get real power outside of the market.

Capitalism is not political but gets blamed for political outcomes. Capitalism gets blamed for gov powers that are socialistic in de facto political actions.



It rise's to power only when people become Informed and they realize that they have been wronged, it does not rise when they are uninformed, lack of information is the tool of the elite to keep the mass's down.

The slave whom struggles to break free of the hole will work till he dies but is that good or bad.

It most certainly does not assume experts' will know everything, it is about fairness and regulating greed, making selfishness less acceptable and making society more fair.

Is Economic Stagnation really so bad, is not a balanced economy better than a runaway destroy the eco system and ruin the world unsustainable idiot's attitude of greed is good.

Socialism is about Local government and shared burden, not making the government stronger over time so I don't know were you get that idea, Capitalism places the power in fewer hand's so that makes the government stronger, Communism is not socialism but like russia and china just replaces the emperor with a new one.

Actually what is a corporation, if it was human it would be technically a sociopath, it harms all to get it's own way and socialism does not go with corporate capitalism, social corporations take the form of Co Operatives of which the Co Operative society in the UK used to be a good example before it was hijacked by Financial Capitalism, now it is just another corporation but there is no link to Socialism Corporation's are Capitalist structures unless they are specifically non profit in which case they are hardly corporations except in the term incorporated with it's dictionary meaning and only that.

Capitalism most certainly is political, when did you not want the better job, were does it stop, only when you or the capitalist structure both own's and run's the country and then the world creating totalitarianism as a result.



Reverse Psychology is an idiot's game.

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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye


Because Congress cannot be trusted to spend money in a socialist economy. They can't even be trusted to spend in our mix of socialism and capitalism as it is.

Fix corruption in government first, then let's talk about socialism.

Or - let's do BOTH, simultaneously. Vote for Bernie.




posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

That is totally obvious, see you in hell then?.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: Astyanax




It is not theft. It is a bargain, which some people now think they can renege upon. They will learn their mistake


In your description of Singapore being a benign absolutism you conveniently overlooked the theft of Billions by Lee Kuan Yew, or his slandering of his opponent Anwar Ibrahim with charges of Sodomy.

How can there be a bargain when the people arent even allowed a true political opposition party?


same tricks before he came to power
en.wikipedia.org...


The following year, Lim and Lee represented the PAP at the London Constitutional Talks, which ended in failure: the British declined to grant Singapore internal self-government. On 7 June 1956, David Marshall, disappointed with the constitutional talks, stepped down as Chief Minister, and was replaced by Lim Yew Hock.[6] Lee Kuan Yew eventually accused Lim Chin Siong and his supporters of being Communists, though declassified British government documents later suggested that no evidence was ever found that Lim was a Communist.[7] The PAP first contested the 1955 elections, in which 25 of 32 seats in the legislature were up for election. The party won three seats, one by its leader Lee Kuan Yew, and one by co-founder of the PAP, Lim Chin Siong, the election going to the Labour Front's David Saul Marshall.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

as Azureblue stated


Why is Socialism so heavily disliked - Because people have been trained up to dislike it. The rich and powerful, as it seems both Einstien and MLK say unrestrained power of the rich and powerful are able to distort the economy in their own favor.


They are in denial when the very socialism that they despise, albeit Corporate socialism is in there face...everyday, everywhere they turn. They still think in terms of the USSR cold war days. They think that a few $ thrown to the unemployed or the needy will somehow make them go without. They fail to see how their "champions of capitalism" their saviours their Leaders in Industry will pick up and go overseas looking for cheaper labour or favourable taxation treatment.
ie Nike, Apple Microsoft who pay very little tax as a % of revenue. Buts lets blame the welfare mothers with children who are dumped by their boyfriends.

The Media has served its Masters well in dividing the people.

www.businessinsider.com.au...


These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America ASHLEY LUTZ JUN 14 2012, 11:49 PM 1414 This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources. That’s consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983. NOTE: This infographic is from last year and is missing some key transactions. GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn’t own AOL, so Huffington Post isn’t affiliated with them. But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates “the illusion of choice,”



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:39 PM
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edit on 2-4-2016 by TheConstruKctionofLight because: dp



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: lydie15

Because it makes us all poorer, takes away from people who work harder than others, and keeps people complacent to government abuse since they fear losing the free crap they get.

When it does work well it does so by being propped up by a third world or colonies, or by incuring debt our kids need pay off.


edit on 4 2 2016 by tadaman because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: Astyanax




All right. Taxation is theft. There. No more taxes. Also: no more army, navy or air force. No police force, penal system or judicial apparatus. No laws or legal contracts. No recourse to law if someone steals from you or rapes you. No fire department.....


You fail to see that historically an income tax was introduced in the USA to fund money lent to the Bankers who profited from lending for war.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:46 PM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
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 .


But in the current state of American capitalism, wealth isn't being created either. Wealth is being re-distributed from the ever shrinking middle class into the bank accounts of the noble corporate oligarchs.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: Bone75

correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that Albert Speers and Josef Mengele were technocrats -

technocrats by their very nature dont do "votiing"

wiki


technocrat ˈtɛknəkrat/Submit noun an exponent or advocate of technocracy. a member of a technically skilled elite.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: MotherMayEye


Because Congress cannot be trusted to spend money in a socialist economy. They can't even be trusted to spend in our mix of socialism and capitalism as it is.

Fix corruption in government first, then let's talk about socialism.

Or - let's do BOTH, simultaneously. Vote for Bernie.




Yeah, Bernie - he really gets stuff done. No job till he's 40, and virtually zero accomplished in congress.

If that says leader of the free world to you, well you aren't to bright.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: Substracto




Because people who stay at home doing nothing, get benefits while others work their asses to pay their benefits...

Sounds like a central banker or politician to me..and they stay in homes paid by you capitalist ideologues



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:11 PM
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originally posted by: Vector99
Because people are narcissistic and feel the need to be "better" than another.



This is what it boils down to indeed. In this country we are raised to not only worship $$$$ but also to separate ourselves as much as we can. We are raised to think highly of doctors and other people who are the extreme definition of conformist but to not give two hoots about the people who take away our trash or work in raw sewage plants ( just examples ).

In America, people don't know ( for the most part of course ) how to find happiness in anything other then money. Spending money, counting money, saving money it's all about $$$$$$$$. With this kind of brain washing going on, it is impossible to be socialists because true socialists don't worship money and they also know how to respect everyone in society, not just the ones who we are conditioned and trained to respect. It's truly very simple yet most unawake, unaware minds cannot even begin to process it.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 01:14 PM
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Oh aren't you in for a surprise then, no shirt's for your back, no home in god's kingdom for the like's of you brother hater


Jesus message was co opted by St Paul - eventually leading to the new Roman empire - christianity -
"the meek shall inherit" propaganda, while their modern bishop counterparts enjoy the wealth in this lifetime. Pure propaganda.



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