posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 03:18 PM
a reply to: jtma508
The russian communist party was actually outlawed so in fact Russia is NOT a communist country, it WAS a communist country and there is growing
sentiment for a return to a communist system among the population there today in part because of what you point out about the Russian Mafia but even
when Russia was ruled by the totalitarian big brother with the KGB breathing down there own people's neck's the Russian Mafia was still there,
actually the term Mafia is borrowed from the Italian's and a better term is the Russian Criminal Underworld, one time the Russian gangster's would
mark themselves with tattoo's often featuring orthodox iconography but actually meaning something completely different to them.
Here is the replacement for the old Soviet party and it is not the one in power.
Today Russia is technically a capitalist society just like most western nation's and indeed like most of those the term Democracy can only be loosely
applied as corruption and money greased palms run the show just like here in the Britain and to a large part there in the US.
True democracy is like a dream we can strive for but never attain, the same exact thing can actually be said about communism as well as though so
different both system's are about the people running there country but in practice that is simply never the case but at least in a non communist
system you have a chance to rise out of poverty were in a communist system no matter how much you work you are just part of the state, the state own's
your labor and all you create belong's to it and some despicable little self serving party member with a big Dacha (country house) decides what you
get - no matter how hard you work.
Socialism (not extreme marxism and not to be confused with NAZISM - NAZISM was not Socialism - Hitler and his cronies purged the NAZI's under his
control of the socialist element during the night of the long knives 1934) is another dream, basically moderated economic's were the rich pay more tax
and the poor are protected against the very worst suffering of poverty, the poorest kid's get full education and are in part protected by the state
(ideologicaly anyway) and the social safety net help's to keep EVERYONE better off by - the poor are not made rich on there benefit's as they only
receive enough for food and shelter as well as a few utility bill's and all they actually do receive in state benefit's goes entirely back into the
economy boosting the retail and utility sector's while the education given to the poor kid's ensures that they are able to take up the job's and have
the skill's necessary to ensure the nation has the skill resources it will need always at hand.
But these day's Socialism which has NEVER been implement in the US, was in the UK but was ruined by liberal's as you call them opening the door's to
mass imigration and then blaming there own poor for the problem's (convenient for the right as well) is constantly confused with NATIONAL socialism
(which is simply NOT socialism despite what some bespectacled gobsh@% of a professor may have tought some of you) and it is also not Communism, oh and
it is not the Liberal of the American meaning of that word but is the Liberal of the old English meaning of that word though HALF way to marxism (all
the way IS communism).
As for the reduction in the sentencing the Russian's are moving through it may be a bad move as there was a reason there law was so harsh, beating
woman in the home was something of a pass time in Russia and had been since forever, Vodka, mood swing's and beaten woman, it is also a problem shared
across the world so I Think they are wrong to reduce that sentence.
edit on 27-1-2017 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)