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Indeed, socialists are very concerned about the injustice and social ills in the world today—hunger, poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, disease, war, the exploitation of workers, the oppression of nations, races, women, and gays, the destruction of the environment, and the threat of nuclear annihilation.
Socialists obviously don't have a monopoly on compassion, however. What distinguishes socialists from other socially concerned people is that we do not view these problems as normal, natural, eternal, or an inherent feature of the human condition. We believe that these problems are historically and socially created and that they can be solved by human beings through conscious, organized political struggle and change.
Socialist Action argues that the wealth and other advances produced by industry, technology, and science have made it possible to eliminate these problems but that these problems continue because of the dominant economic and political interests and values of society. We assert that capitalism is ultimately the main source of these problems in the United States and the world today.
Originally posted by red_leader
reply to post by LogicalExplanation
You forget that Canada is a nation that embraces a lot of Socialist Values. Yet we haven't collapsed, In fact we thrive. Thanks to our Universal Health Care system I dont have to worry about going bankrupt if I face a severe medica problem.
[edit on 31-10-2008 by red_leader]
Originally posted by dooper
Socialism is stealing from those who produce, and giving it to those who don't.
Originally posted by red 5
reply to post by Buck Division
Oh, yea you are right, Like Germany, Or the U.K,s The Netherlands, Look into it even Red leader is sayin it is good, and he is from Canada Where I have been told the system sucks.