posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 03:42 AM
reply to post by Bspiracy
It amazes me how the cartoon's point was to bring people together yet such a divide has been shown in these three pages.
That's because the point of this cartoon was to bring people together under a disingenuous, hypocritical and downright corrupt ideology that some of
us aren't dumb enough to fall for. But the rest of you go right ahead - keep congratulating yourselves on living in the land of freedom without even
understanding what that term actually means.
And if you seriously think we're just arguing the semantics of "isms" then I strongly suggest you be the one to get your own head out of your
The fact is whether it's Capitalism, Communism or Socialism doesn't even matter - they are all subject to a much bigger problem that infects all of
Specifically, the inherent corruption that goes hand-in-hand with achieving various levels of economic and political power.
Think about it: what kind of people generally climb to these positions - the ones who are the most ambitious right? Well unfortunately the world is a
screwed up place and ambition is dominated by greed, not by a desire to "do good".
Communism in Russia was just another naive ideal that completely underestimated the greedy megalomaniacs who corrupted the sytem at everybody else's
But the only real important difference you need to know between Communism & Capitalism is that in Capitalism it's much easier to cover up that
Because in Capitalism everybody's so gung-ho about idolizing and championing "ambition" they don't even notice how much their own freedoms are
completely abused by the way other people completely exploit it. And anyone who does begin to notice is automatically cast out with all their crazy
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist.
- Dom Hélder Câmara
and as for this...
The point was that even though CAPTITALISM "wasn't perfect", the PROVEN benefits prior to Socialism and Communism had been shown.
So what? This is exactly part of the problem. America has always used some sort of outside boogeyman to either draw attention away from, or flat out
justify, it's own immoral pursuits. In the colonial days - it was the oppressive British empire - even though most of the forefathers were slave
owners. In the last century it was the evil Communists - while corporate America spread it's filthy tentacles all across the "free" world.
Eventually some people got real sick of it and now we have Terrorism - which Bush gladly used as a rallying cry to take away more American personal
liberties while slipping right back into the Middle East and taking their oil.
I bet everybody who "loved this cartoon" also felt real proud when they saw that "Mission Accomplished" banner.