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Define Socialism... IN YOUR OWN WORDS.

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posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

Bailing out banks with tax-money and quantitative easing for deflationary reasons.
That's socialism in a planned economy, innit?




posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: PublicOpinion
a reply to: intrepid

Bailing out banks with tax-money and quantitative easing for deflationary reasons.
That's socialism in a planned economy, innit?



Pretty much. Add on top of that collectivism, the confiscation of private property, and extreme censorship and you’ll have yourself a brew of socialism.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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I define it as taking my sh*t to give to someone else without my permission...

As others have stated... legal robbery or forced charity. Expecting a centralized govt bureaucracy to make decisions for individuals.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:05 AM
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When I think of socialist countries, that work well, I think of The Netherlands.

For places like Venezuela, I think communism was tricking in too much (authoritarian).

China seems like a mix of both socialism and communism, with tons of capitalism as well, since some of them are so wealthy.

Canada is socialistic capitalism. Or capitalistic socialism. 🤔
America is capitalized, with some socialism (education, transport routes, food stamps, military, law and fire controls, government employees, etc)


edit on 3-7-2018 by snowspirit because: Added



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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Socialism is just one natural extension of basic human nature.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: introvert
Socialism is just one natural extension of basic human nature.


So natural it collapses every time.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: snowspirit
When I think of socialist countries, that work well, I think of The Netherlands.

For places like Venezuela, I think communism was tricking in too much (authoritarian).

China seems like a mix of both socialism and communism, with tons of capitalism as well, since some of them are so wealthy.

Canada is socialistic capitalism. Or capitalistic socialism. 🤔
America is capitalized, with some socialism (education, transport routes, food stamps, military, law and fire controls, government employees, etc)



Canada, Netherlands, etc are all free market countries.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: introvert
Socialism is just one natural extension of basic human nature.


So natural it collapses every time.


So natural that you can find socialism in every corner of the world, from tribes in the middle of nowhere, to busy metropolitan cities.

There is no way around it, despite the protests of the ignorant that cry about socialism, all while they enjoy it's benefits.
edit on 3-7-2018 by introvert because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: snowspirit
When I think of socialist countries, that work well, I think of The Netherlands.

For places like Venezuela, I think communism was tricking in too much (authoritarian).

China seems like a mix of both socialism and communism, with tons of capitalism as well, since some of them are so wealthy.

Canada is socialistic capitalism. Or capitalistic socialism. 🤔
America is capitalized, with some socialism (education, transport routes, food stamps, military, law and fire controls, government employees, etc)



Canada, Netherlands, etc are all free market countries.


That is incorrect. If a nation has any sort of regulation on the market in any form, they are not free market.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: introvert
Socialism is just one natural extension of basic human nature.


So natural it collapses every time.


So natural that you can find socialism in every corner of the world, from tribes in the middle of nowhere, to busy metropolitan cities.

There is no way around it, despite the protests of the ignorant that cry about socialism, all while enjoying it's benefits.


That’s a lie.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:19 AM
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All for one and one for all.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: snowspirit
When I think of socialist countries, that work well, I think of The Netherlands.

For places like Venezuela, I think communism was tricking in too much (authoritarian).

China seems like a mix of both socialism and communism, with tons of capitalism as well, since some of them are so wealthy.

Canada is socialistic capitalism. Or capitalistic socialism. 🤔
America is capitalized, with some socialism (education, transport routes, food stamps, military, law and fire controls, government employees, etc)



Canada, Netherlands, etc are all free market countries.


That is incorrect. If a nation has any sort of regulation on the market in any form, they are not free market.


They are liberal democracies, founded on the principles of classical liberalism and democracy. No socialism is involved.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: introvert
Socialism is just one natural extension of basic human nature.


So natural it collapses every time.


So natural that you can find socialism in every corner of the world, from tribes in the middle of nowhere, to busy metropolitan cities.

There is no way around it, despite the protests of the ignorant that cry about socialism, all while enjoying it's benefits.


That’s a lie.


Again, there is no way around it, despite the protests of the ignorant that cry about socialism, all while enjoying it's benefits

Even you enjoy it's benefits.

Why do you protest in ignorance?



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: snowspirit
When I think of socialist countries, that work well, I think of The Netherlands.

For places like Venezuela, I think communism was tricking in too much (authoritarian).

China seems like a mix of both socialism and communism, with tons of capitalism as well, since some of them are so wealthy.

Canada is socialistic capitalism. Or capitalistic socialism. 🤔
America is capitalized, with some socialism (education, transport routes, food stamps, military, law and fire controls, government employees, etc)



Canada, Netherlands, etc are all free market countries.


That is incorrect. If a nation has any sort of regulation on the market in any form, they are not free market.


They are liberal democracies, founded on the principles of classical liberalism and democracy. No socialism is involved.


You said they were free market countries.

That is verifiably incorrect.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: introvert
Socialism is just one natural extension of basic human nature.


So natural it collapses every time.


So natural that you can find socialism in every corner of the world, from tribes in the middle of nowhere, to busy metropolitan cities.

There is no way around it, despite the protests of the ignorant that cry about socialism, all while enjoying it's benefits.


That’s a lie.


Again, there is no way around it, despite the protests of the ignorant that cry about socialism, all while enjoying it's benefits

Even you enjoy it's benefits.

Why do you protest in ignorance?


Why do you lie? You cannot even provide n example.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:25 AM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: snowspirit
When I think of socialist countries, that work well, I think of The Netherlands.

For places like Venezuela, I think communism was tricking in too much (authoritarian).

China seems like a mix of both socialism and communism, with tons of capitalism as well, since some of them are so wealthy.

Canada is socialistic capitalism. Or capitalistic socialism. 🤔
America is capitalized, with some socialism (education, transport routes, food stamps, military, law and fire controls, government employees, etc)



Canada, Netherlands, etc are all free market countries.


That is incorrect. If a nation has any sort of regulation on the market in any form, they are not free market.


They are liberal democracies, founded on the principles of classical liberalism and democracy. No socialism is involved.


You said they were free market countries.

That is verifiably incorrect.


By that I meant they tend towards the free market rather than coordinated market.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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So you two are going to jack another thread for your egos?



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:27 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid
So you two are going to jack another thread for your egos?


What are you, the hall monitor?



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:29 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid
So you two are going to jack another thread for your egos?


We are talking about the topic at hand and I've not said anything that would indicate ego has anything to do with it.

No matter.

I shall move along so you can do what you wish with your thread.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:30 AM
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It is simply collective ownership of resources, banks, and means of production.

Basically taking the power in influence away from the 1% and giving it to the collective population.

I dont know why it has become such a negative thing.

Well actually I do. Billionaire oligarchs who do not want to give up power have spent time and money spreading propaganda to brainwash the plebs to work against their own interests. No place has this been done to a greater extent than in the United States.



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