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Hey, Democrats, I've lived in a socialist country with income 'equality' and it was miserable

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posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: dfnj2015

Explain to me how nationalising EVERYTHING ( means of production) isn't corrupt.

Because it is.

SEVERELY.


Explain to me how privatising EVERYTHING isn't corrupt.

Power production, transport, health-care, education and policing are better when done on a not-for-profit basis.

Would you like Rent-a-cops policing your streets?

Profits and necessary services rarely work well together.




posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: 3n19m470

You nailed it. Not much more can be said. Of course, it will be ignored by all the totally super "intellectual" millennial "Democratic Socialist" Bernie supporting types.



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver

originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: dfnj2015

Explain to me how nationalising EVERYTHING ( means of production) isn't corrupt.

Because it is.

SEVERELY.


Explain to me how privatising EVERYTHING isn't corrupt.

Power production, transport, health-care, education and policing are better when done on a not-for-profit basis.

Would you like Rent-a-cops policing your streets?

Profits and necessary services rarely work well together.



Power production... maybe. Until people can cheaply live off grid individually.

Policing... fire... generally best done locally. A basic govt function.

Public schools are a collossal failure in most parts which is why the wealthy tend to send their kids to private schools or live in areas with good public schools (which really are private since the average person couldn't afford to live in the community).


Transportation? UPS, FedEx, and the other services do much better than the USPS. Airline deregulation is why you can fly cross country for like $200 bucks. Much of the airline issues with service are in fact driven by govt regulations that make competition harder (competing airlines can't get gates at airports) so you have a monopoly / oligopoly in most major cities.



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver




Explain to me how privatising EVERYTHING isn't corrupt.


Read the 4th and 14th amendments some time.

Should answer it.



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated




Public schools are a collossal failure


They've become nothing more than the commie lefts re education camps.



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 10:59 AM
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health-care,


See the Va death panels, and medicare,and medicaid with quadruple taxation.




policing are better


I thought the cops were racist.

but social engineering programs (de evolution) is better!



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: mobiusmale


I have always believed that if these lefties want a socialist country then there are already plenty of socialist countries out there, why don't they just move to them? Leave this what it is and go live in a socialist country



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: norhoc

Cause they're lazy.

They always need someone else to do everything in their lives for them.




posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: neo96


OK, but my point still remains , they should move to a country that is already socialist.



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: norhoc
a reply to: mobiusmale


I have always believed that if these lefties want a socialist country then there are already plenty of socialist countries out there, why don't they just move to them? Leave this what it is and go live in a socialist country


My personal opinion on that very question is those with influence pushing this are not one bit interested in equality but are driven by lust for power over every aspect of others lives. Nutshell = Totalitarian Government in disguise of Socialist.

Of common people only the dumb, lazy, dependent or those suffering chronic and permanent form of blind idealism believe there is any use even entertaining this type of system.

That they are so easily taken in and fooled by psychopath's is no real surprise at all. These are the euphemistic victims of Ted Bundy style politicians, charming yet deadly.

My siggy has been there for more than decade and rings truer every day!


edit on 9-2-2019 by Phoenix because: add comment



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: Phoenix


How anyone in their right mind could be for a 70-90% tax rate, or giving people a living wage "even to those unwilling to work" is crazy to me, I believe liberalism is rooted in mental illness



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: Phoenix




My personal opinion on that very question is those with influence pushing this are not one bit interested in equality but are driven by lust for power over every aspect of others lives. Nutshell = Totalitarian Government in disguise of Socialist.


Aristotle would agree.



The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotle


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posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: mobiusmale

Right back at you! You obviously have no idea what living under the excesses of laissez faire capitalism is like. You have no idea what you are talking about by your own argument.

Corruption of people in power has nothing to do with the type of government. Both left wing and right wing governments have corruption.

"Power corrupts..."


If capitalism is power corrupts, then socialism would be absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: CosmicAwakening


So if you agree that power corrupts then why would you want to hand over even more power to those in power? It makes no sense. You are essentially saying that power corrupts no matter what system of governance is in place yet you want to hand over control of healthcare, business, and essentially everything to the corrupt?



Sorry Cosmic, that was in reply to dfnj2015
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posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 11:27 AM
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Disregard.

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posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: neo96

"Honor" in the founders days was so highly regarded in civil society that broken it resulted in duels to death, they took it seriously. I suppose they couldn't conceive of the day when it didn't mean spit.

Many times I've said one wants to take first step on road to ending corruption and inequality by government then that first step is putting teeth into the oath of office due generally dishonorable way politicians approach the constitution and governing.

It should be felony to willfully violate constitution via vote, passing legislation or mandate by duly elected federal office holders.

The USSC should be doing review of legislative work prior to arriving at Presidents desk for signature - not years or decades later.

I personally think these to slight changes would go long way ending corruptible nature of current system.

Term Limits and banning lobbying period be right down list.



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 12:13 PM
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First they told us that political climate change being nothing more than a backdoor for communism was just a silly conspiracy theory. Then they said that their brand of socialism is like the Nordic model of socialism or FDR-style socialism -- even though neither ever were socialism. Now they are proposing a massive climate change proposal that is in fact nothing but a backdoor to communism.

These people are frauds of the highest order and among the worst humans walking the earth.

If you want to discuss issues like clean energy and healthcare and education reform then fine -- but these people aren't even discussing those things. It is pass this bill or else everyone dies!!! It is the street-wise equivalent of taking candy from a stranger in a white van with panel siding.



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 12:16 PM
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We already are proto socialist, we already collect taxes and "redistribute wealth" and have been since the new deal.



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: 3n19m470

Very well said - what you neglect to mention is that in most Western Democracies our Members in the Houses or Senate leave Government hugely more wealthier than when they went in, not even taking into account generous superannuation/pension plans, travel allowances etc.

Revolving door into private practice as consultants ( yeah calling in old favours with your mates still in Government ) or CEO's. I could go on but I think you get the drift that Politicians smell awfully close to their Chinese or Russian Oligarch mates.

Dont tell me you haven't seen them having a drink together after the public circus show?

As to everyone being "declared" a millionaire yeah we get that.

Now to get to the meat....You dont see the farce that is called Capitalism right now?

If it was such an ideal noble "ideology" it would stand on its own merits, instead it needs public tax bailouts, fudging figures as to true inflation, the printing of endless worthless cash. It needs protection from "unfair" litigation so it can keep killing people or poisoning their water supply.

And if you could point out 1 or 2 wars that Russia or China have entered into for looting, oil, resources, opium production in the last 20 years I would be grateful.

I could show you at least quite a few US and English French Australian corporations that benefited from these endless "wars for freedom", to topple so called rogue "regimes".



posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: conspiracy nut
We already are proto socialist, we already collect taxes and "redistribute wealth" and have been since the new deal.


So just lay down and give up? FDR was a late comer to the table and I do agree with poster who mentioned post civil war reformation as one genesis for fedzilla. Go back further a bit to Marshall court taking powers not stated in constitution as conceptive of the whole mess.

1913 needs reversal both monetary system and senate voting as it should be obvious to all what damage was done then.



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