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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 @ 01:56 PM
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“We will take America without firing a shot ... we will bury you!

“We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.

“We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”

- Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.




posted on May, 14 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: DBCowboy

People send you hate mail for bein ganti-socialism?

I must be doing something wrong because I'm at least as anti-socialist as you are.


I'm still new here. Maybe it's about that.




posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Really? I would imagine it's more about you deliberately lying about what "Democratic Socialism" means.

I mean, maybe you really are that unaware - but certainly you've seen and had access to plenty of sources that prove that what you are saying is nonsense? Right?

Because - nonsense arguments are nonsense.

edition.cnn.com...
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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: FalseMove






I get the idea that many here have confused Socialism, and or social welfare programs, with Communism.


No, because we know that socialism leads to communism, lenin said it, and we know that communism is based on socialistic ideals like redistribution of wealth and giving up our pie so that others can have more(MIchelle O), its just that socialism still uses corporation and others people money whereas communism involves total ownership of the means of production by the State(although the ploy is to call it the worker ownership but the workers by the very definition of it all are owned by the State, and statist totalitarian John Dewey the pedagogical developer of our current public ed agreed people exist for the state and as such should obey the state and sacrifice their personal self for the common good)

oh yah and Lenin and Marx both mixed the two terms together in their ideologies and speeches. Even Trotsky talked about how the soviet union never really achieved total communist status but that socialism is but the lower level of communism ...

Marx named this first stage of the new society “the lowest stage of communism”, in distinction from the highest, where together with the last phantoms of want material inequality will disappear. In this sense socialism and communism are frequently contrasted as the lower and higher stages of the new society. “We have not yet, of course, complete communism,” reads the present official Soviet doctrine, “but we have already achieved socialism – that is, the lowest stage of communism.” In proof of this, they adduce the dominance of the state trusts in industry, the collective farms in agriculture, the state and co-operative enterprises in commerce. At first glance this gives a complete correspondence with the a priori – and therefore hypothetical – scheme of Marx. But it is exactly for the Marxist that this question is not exhausted by a consideration of forms of property regardless of the achieved productivity of labor. By the lowest stage of communism Marx meant, at any rate, a society which from the very beginning stands higher in its economic development than the most advanced capitalism.
www.marxists.org...
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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
“We will take America without firing a shot ... we will bury you!

“We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.

“We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”

- Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.


Be special, be yourself live your dream and give love freely

Does my lack of title make that truth any less important ?

Cody



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Just because you and others want to deny the definition of socialism does NOT make the definition of socialism different!



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: cody599

originally posted by: DBCowboy
“We will take America without firing a shot ... we will bury you!

“We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.

“We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”

- Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.


Be special, be yourself live your dream and give love freely

Does my lack of title make that truth any less important ?

Cody


I wish everyone thought that way.





posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

But... it does.


It just does.


Stubborn much?

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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: DBCowboy

But it does.


No, it does not.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: cody599

originally posted by: DBCowboy
“We will take America without firing a shot ... we will bury you!

“We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.

“We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”

- Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.


Be special, be yourself live your dream and give love freely

Does my lack of title make that truth any less important ?

Cody


I wish everyone thought that way.




You and I live diametrically opposed ideals, and yet here we are respected friends

It's a start

Cody



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus

And capitalism leads to corporatism (and elitism)... which is why you need a healthy blend of socialism and capitalism. It helps to cut down on the corruption - imho.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


Just because you and others want to deny the definition of socialism does NOT make the definition of socialism different!


Yes, it does. The modern, contemporaneous definition of "Democratic Socialism" is not the same as your dusty "dictionary" thing. Just like "gay" used to mean "happy" - right?

Or -- wait.
You DO KNOW that "gay" no longer means just "happy" and "of a cheerful disposition" and "a pleasant gathering."

Right?

You know that, right?


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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Ok I had to laugh at the movie clip.... a little humor is fun



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus

And capitalism leads to corporatism (and elitism)... which is why you need a healthy blend of socialism and capitalism. It helps to cut down on the corruption - imho.


oh goody, a healthy mix of corporatism and socialism... yaaaay



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

You can change the definition of dog poo to chocolate syrup, but it'll still taste like crap when you put it on ice cream.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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originally posted by: cody599

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: cody599

originally posted by: DBCowboy
“We will take America without firing a shot ... we will bury you!

“We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.

“We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”

- Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.


Be special, be yourself live your dream and give love freely

Does my lack of title make that truth any less important ?

Cody


I wish everyone thought that way.




You and I live diametrically opposed ideals, and yet here we are respected friends

It's a start

Cody


At the end of the day, we're all just people.

Next round is on me.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

You can change the definition of dog poo to chocolate syrup, but it'll still taste like crap when you put it on ice cream.

You've already said that.

Yet, you refuse (staunchly, I might add!) to educate yourself about how misinformed you are.
(And how obsolete the information you are attempting to "spread" is.)
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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Don't worry, socialism still means the same thing it has always meant. It's just that its advocates wish to rescue the word from its tarnished past.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: TheTory

Bullcrap.

Lame bullcrap. Ugh.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

I'm paraphrasing Hayek. I wager you've never read his arguments against socialism, which turned out to be true.

Lame bull crap is right.
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