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I'm against socialism, apparently I'm an idiot. Ask me nothing.

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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 12:33 AM
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Whew.

The last few days has been intense here. Not like the usual fun. people have been private messaging me to not post anymore. Apparently my view on socialism is taboo.

I disagree with it.

Look, people have different views, and we can all disagree, but good gravy, to silence me? I'm just a fat old man on the internet doing something to pass the time while I transition into retirement.

And I get hate mail? hahahahahahahahaha

I'm a nobody.

I'm nothing. Just a fart in a tornado.

If you guys want socialism, then suppress your neighborhood and go for it!
Tax your dog 500%!
Beat your neighbor, but do it for the state so you can get extra cheese next time you're in line.

But kiss my fat hairy ass if you want me to accept it.

Really.

Kiss it.

Use gloss.

Rant over, but I hope I was able to convey my feelings without harming anyone's safe space.




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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 12:42 AM
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Thats ok bro, them people like working 16 hour days with no overtime and getting only what they need to live, no luxury, no fancy cars.....

they are the mindless followers and deserve that cheese.


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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 12:49 AM
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a reply to: BooCrackers

I like cheese.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 12:50 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy
LOL awesome



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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 12:54 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

I agree with you 100%.

These folks pushing for socialism should put their thoughts into actions and just do it themselves until it catches on.

Work 60 hours a week, get your paycheck and on the way home stop by your local crack house (even the best neighborhoods have at least one). Go in and hand most all of your paycheck to the person of your choice, smile, tell them to have a nice day and go home.

Ride by every day on your way home from working your arse off with the simple joy of knowing that you helped crack head stay high for a bit longer. Smile and wave and relish in that warm, mushy feeling. At least someone got to sleep in today, right?

Do this every week. Spread that love around. It doesn't have to be a crack head. It can be a perfectly healthy person who just has better things to do than you do, so they just choose to do that instead of working.

At the end of the month when your bills roll around and you can't afford to eat, keep your lights on, pay your mortgage, etc. go outside and stand for a bit and wait for the other socialists to come along and help you out.

Until then, use those warm fuzzy feelings to stay warm, and feel full until the bank comes with the sheriff to foreclose on your house.

Sign me up for that sh!# like yesterday...Maybe a little hyperbole.


For a full blown socialistic society to work everyone has to participate and unfortunately, everyone does not. So then that brings everyone else down instead of just those individuals. In a utopia, it would work amazingly well. Right now there is no such thing as a free lunch. Somebody, somewhere is going to have to pay for it.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

edit on 5/14/2016 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)


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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 12:55 AM
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As long as i can keep working 3/4 days a week. Make me work 5 days a week and i will start a riot! I was not born to work goddammit i was born to live!



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:01 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Yea but. Breadlines are good! They help stimulate the economy!

/sarc


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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:03 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Preach it, brother.

I find the idea of a Government taking care of me a lot like moving in with your parents. There is no way to feel good about yourself when something like that happens. Also, once the Government starts taking care of you then they own you. Your freedom is gone.


edit on 2016/5/14 by Metallicus because: sp


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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:20 AM
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ha!

I'm surprised by the replies. personally I thought this would bet binned because I used the phrase, "kiss my ass"

hahahaha

thanks for the replies and kind posts.

Especially for a rant!



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:22 AM
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originally posted by: Annunak1
As long as i can keep working 3/4 days a week. Make me work 5 days a week and i will start a riot! I was not born to work goddammit i was born to live!


I like working 5 days a week. It makes my off time so much more precious, which motivates me to make the most of it. If I only worked 3-4 days I dunno what I'd do with myself, and I'd probably be bored all the time.


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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:23 AM
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Which socialism are you talking about?

Because the definition changes every day. It also varies greatly with the context in which it's discussed.

It also depends on the person supporting or opposing it.

It can be anything it's proponents want it to be (or not want it to be), and you're supposed to know that.

Idiot. Psh.

Congratulations on getting hate mail, by the way. I've been trying for years, to no avail.


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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:26 AM
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a reply to: NthOther

Does getting hate mail mean that I've achieved something?

Great. I've reached the level of John Stamos.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:29 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe




These folks pushing for socialism should put their thoughts into actions and just do it themselves until it catches on.


Some of us did and it was very successful, not saying it's for everyone but hey worked for me. As for the OP I'd never push my ideology onto anybody, that just screams religion, and of course your voice is as important as any other member on ATS.

Socialism at work

Just my 2 cents

Cody


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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:34 AM
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a reply to: cody599

If you like socialism, great.

If you're happy with the style of government, great.

But please, for the love of all things holy, don't ever try to silence people who disagree with you.

I've seen your posts and I am not targeting you, apologies if you think that.

But as someone who lives and enjoys a country that does embrace socialism, I appreciate your restraint in letting others voice their opinions.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:36 AM
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Not that I am defending people who send private messages that are to shut you down

Isn't socialism a reasonable offering, not communism but socialism.
Not suggesting full blown socialism where there are no incentives but socialism where the underprivileged are helped
Isn't that the idea of community, people helping each other, isn't that socialism

The reality is that we are supposed to help each other, better than having the top 5% of the population owning 90% of the worlds wealth, that's just wrong. Gred is good?


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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:36 AM
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a reply to: cody599

I have no issue with those who want to do it. Giving is always a good thing. Being forced to give until it hurts you and yours is a bit different IMO. Especially if it is giving to those who only take (and no I am NOT including folks who can not work due to a legitimate disability).
edit on 5/14/2016 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)


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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:39 AM
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a reply to: Raggedyman

We can debate socialism and helping people all day long.

I'm good with that. I'm old. I have the time.

But telling me to not post anything that might be against your opinion?

That, I have issue with, thus the rant.

Hell, maybe some socialist might convince me otherwise if they aren't wasting time calling me an asshole, idiot, or ignorant.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:42 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

You forgot racist.




posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:44 AM
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originally posted by: NthOther
a reply to: DBCowboy

You forgot racist.



hahaha

I'm actually using words they used.




posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:46 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Why are you surprised? By reading ATS threads now for a while, I have a distinct impression that more members than not condemn it. Really. And you even got a moderator to post and in so doing, equates socialists with crackheads. That should add nicely to the tone of the thread. And possibly, if you go ahead and consider that socialism = crackheads notion, please don't worry about my safe space, I'll be fine, but thanks for the consideration.



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