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The Anti-Socialism Pledge

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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The Anti-Socialism Pledge

I, ________________________, do solemnly swear to uphold the principles of a socialism-free society and heretofore pledge my word that I shall strictly adhere to the following:

I will complain about the destruction of 1st Amendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 1st Amendment Rights.

I will complain about the destruction of my 2nd Amendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 2nd Amendment rights by legally but brazenly brandishing unconcealed firearms in public.

I will foreswear the time-honored principles of fairness, decency, and respect by screaming unintelligible platitudes regarding tyranny, Nazi-ism, and socialism at public town halls. Also.

I pledge to eliminate all government intervention in my life. I will abstain from the use of and participation in any socialist goods and services including but not limited to the following:

* Social Security

* Medicare/Medicaid

* State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP)

* Police, Fire, and Emergency Services

* US Postal Service

* Roads and Highways

* Air Travel (regulated by the socialist FAA)

* The US Railway System

* Public Subways and Metro Systems

* Public Bus and Lightrail Systems

* Rest Areas on Highways

* Sidewalks

* All Government-Funded Local/State Projects (e.g., see Iowa 2009 federal senate appropriations)

* Public Water and Sewer Services (goodbye socialist toilet, shower, dishwasher, kitchen sink, outdoor hose!)

* Public and State Universities and Colleges

* Public Primary and Secondary Schools

* Sesame Street

* Publicly Funded Anti-Drug Use Education for Children

* Public Museums

* Libraries

* Public Parks and Beaches

* State and National Parks

* Public Zoos

* Unemployment Insurance

* Municipal Garbage and Recycling Services

* Treatment at Any Hospital or Clinic That Ever Received Funding From Local, State or Federal Government (pretty much all of them)

* Medical Services and Medications That Were Created or Derived From Any Government Grant or Research Funding (again, pretty much all of them)

* Socialist Byproducts of Government Investment Such as Duct Tape and Velcro (Nazi-NASA Inventions)

* Use of the Internets, email, and networked computers, as the DoD’s ARPANET was the basis for subsequent computer networking

* Foodstuffs, Meats, Produce and Crops That Were Grown With, Fed With, Raised With or That Contain Inputs From Crops Grown With Government Subsidies

* Clothing Made from Crops (e.g. cotton) That Were Grown With or That Contain Inputs From Government Subsidies

If a veteran of the government-run socialist US military, I will forego my VA benefits and insist on paying for my own medical care

I will not tour socialist government buildings like the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

I pledge to never take myself, my family, or my children on a tour of the following types of socialist locations, including but not limited to:

* Smithsonian Museums such as the Air and Space Museum or Museum of American History

* The socialist Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson Monuments

* The government-operated Statue of Liberty

* The Grand Canyon

* The socialist World War II and Vietnam Veterans Memorials

* The government-run socialist-propaganda location known as Arlington National Cemetery

* All other public-funded socialist sites, whether it be in my state or in Washington, DC

I will urge my Member of Congress and Senators to forego their government salary and government-provided healthcare.

I will oppose and condemn the government-funded and therefore socialist military of the United States of America.

I will boycott the products of socialist defense contractors such as GE, Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Humana, FedEx, General Motors, Honeywell, and hundreds of others that are paid by our socialist government to produce goods for our socialist army.

I will protest socialist security departments such as the Pentagon, FBI, CIA, Department of Homeland Security, TSA, Department of Justice and their socialist employees.

Upon reaching eligible retirement age, I will tear up my socialist Social Security checks.

Upon reaching age 65, I will forego Medicare and pay for my own private health insurance until I die.

SWORN ON A BIBLE AND SIGNED THIS DAY OF __________ IN THE YEAR ___.


(I did not write this. It's going around the internet in emails and I thought I'd share it.)


Edited to add link:
politics.gather.com...

Thank you Benevolent Heretic.


[edit on 29-3-2010 by David9176]

Edited to add:

Socialism


a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.




(in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.


dictionary.reference.com...


[edit on 29-3-2010 by David9176]




posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:08 PM
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For all of you screaming of Socialism.....PLEASE SIGN HERE.

Living like a caveman sounds good to me!!

SIGN ME UP BROS!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:09 PM
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So basically what you are sayin is:

You don't REALLY know what socialism is all about do you????


Do some reseacrh before spouting such ignorant, misinformed tripe on here...

Why is it incidentally that Americans are the ONLY people on the planet who cannot understand it?

Fools.


[edit on 29-3-2010 by mr-lizard]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:15 PM
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Twisted.

Just because a service (like defence) is provided by the federal government does not mean its socialist. In fact, the only service that was supposed to be provided by the federal government is defence.

Yes, a number of the things you mentioned are socialist, namely the entitlement programs mentioned. But a good majority of them are not.

This is the problem with this socialism vs. capitalism argument. The people arguing it have no idea what socialism or capitalism actually is. The terms were created and defined by Karl Marx, not exactly an unbiased source. Even so, there is a also a big difference between their definitions and their actual practice.

Your post says that basically anything done by the government is inherrently socialist. Not true.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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Actually that's not socialism, that's just having a government. There are pleanty of countries that aren't socialist but have those programs, it really has nothing to do with socialism.

They, the morons on the right, think that is socialism when it is not. It's just having a government and not anarchy. Socialism would stretch far beyond what you posted to include the nationalization of certain means of production; such as manufacturing facilities, car industry, natural resources, etc... Then you must include the nationalization of health care that is provided by a government agency, such as with the NHI in the UK. We would not privatize any branch of government for private contracts and management as we did with the military, NASA, Federal Reserve, etc... We don't have socialism, we just have an ordinary government.

S/F though because it was pretty funny.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard
So basically what you are sayin is:

You don't REALLY know what socialism is all about do you????


Do some reseacrh before spouting such ignorant, misinformed tripe on here...

Why is it incidentally that Americans are the ONLY people on the planet who cannot understand it?

Fools.


[edit on 29-3-2010 by mr-lizard]


I am sorry sir, but YOU are the one mistaken and need to do research. First, let's start off with a credible source, such as the dictionary. (Wikipedia does not count as it is not academically recognized, but the sources within it are)

Definition of Socialism


Main Entry: so·cial·ism Pronunciation: \ˈsō-shə-ˌli-zəm\ Function: noun Date: 1837 1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods 2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state 3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done


If we take the first definition as fact, then indeed the OP is advocating the many institutions that have government administration and distribution of services and/or goods.

As for communal living, your taxes do indeed fund these products. Your taxes fuel government spending, which is included in your nations Gross Domestic Product. The efficiency in which your government spends your taxes contributes to your over all well being.

I would advise YOU to do some research before making such harsh claims. Yes, the United States is no Soviet-Russia or North Korea, but I'm afraid the media has convinced you that corrupt totalitarianism and communism is the same as socialism.

Have a good day.


Edit to add source.

[edit on 033131p://111 by For(Home)Country]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:34 PM
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We don't have socialism, we just have an ordinary government.


That's what I thought myself....which is why I posted it. This does however show how much government has been affecting our lives...FAR BEFORE Obama was elected President.

This shows that government IS needed.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard
Why is it incidentally that Americans are the ONLY people on the planet who cannot understand it?




Its funny because its true..

OP..

One of the main points of Socialism is having State Owned business's monopolizing the market or competing with Private industry.. Isn't NASA the only major US business that does this??

Amenities are not Socialist.. Its called having a State Infrastructure..

If you're government never sponsored most of these things, you would be Afghanistan..

Healthcare falls under the Amenities section seeing as we are not Animals.. You know.. We have a level of Apathy that makes us want to ensure ourselves and our neighbors are healthy without getting ripped off by people that profit from our sickness..



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:40 PM
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How exactly do you know what MY opinion is?

I simply disagreed with the OP's so called opinion of socialism.

Now YOU are somehow reading my mind. I don't know how you've managed to do that. Amazing really.






posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:43 PM
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Also can't help noticing the OP has added the fact that he did not write any of this and is spreading a viral email around.

This further backs up my point that he does NOT have a clue as to what he's on about.

Isn't this also against ATS rules???

tut tut tut...



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:44 PM
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How exactly do you know what MY opinion is? I simply disagreed with the OP's so called opinion of socialism.


Which is the same exact thing you are accusing me of.



I simply disagreed with the OP's so called opinion of socialism.


Could you please inform what my opinion of socialism is and where I explained it in detail?

I received this IN MY EMAIL. Obviously there are many misconceptions on what Socialism is or isn't. THAT IS WHY I SHARED IT.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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Well by admitting you are spreading an email around that suggest that other people follow it to the letter without any real knowledge is pretty poor form really.

I'm NOT the one who started this thread about anti-socialism. So i don't have to explain myself.

Yet - you have just admitted you don't know what it's all about - so why spread it?

Isn't this called dis-information?

Deny ignorance.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:51 PM
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Satire, people. Look it up.


That's great, David.

Here's a Source for It

I'm not sure everyone is understanding the satirical nature of your post, but I think it's great!


Feel free to add that link to your OP if you want.




[edit on 3/29/2010 by Benevolent Heretic]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:53 PM
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No, the satire is very apparent, to point out the hypocricy of anti-socialists.

The problem is that it is based on a wrong definition of socialism.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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"Its rainin' straw men, Hallelujah, Its rainin' straw men, Ame-en
Im gonna go out, Im gonna let myself get, Absolutely soakin' wet"



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:59 PM
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The problem is that it is based on a wrong definition of socialism.


That's the point!!!!!!



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by indianajoe77
The problem is that it is based on a wrong definition of socialism.


So are most of the complaints of modern-day "anti-socialists". That's the point. They say they're against socialism and they don't even know what it means.

Satire isn't nearly as funny when you have to explain it.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 04:16 PM
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I spit on evil socialist ideas - Pa Tuueeee!

I shall pee upon any of these threats I encounter from this moment forward.

In fact this wisdom has inspired to do so already.

The vile side walk, mailman and parking enforcement vehicle has faced my revolutionary
retribution and have lost the battle to freedomses's

"We will FIGHT THE SOCIALISMS,,,MEN!.... TO MOUNT RUSHMOOOOORRRRRRRE!!!"






[edit on 29-3-2010 by Janky Red]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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"Men, I am sad to report I have failed you"

"I have squeezed out every last drop and the inside of my house is still
rife with the evil red scourge"

"I have no choice but to move to Somalia permanently, where I do not have to live in perpetual threat of mailmen, blacktop, internets, traffic signals, seat belts, healthcares or running waters..."

"I will find a truly free log, as use it as my vessel of Freedoms. Then I will raft back to deliver the letter that I have arrived safely.

God Bless You all! FREEDOMS for all!"

[edit on 29-3-2010 by Janky Red]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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Very funny....



Isn't it funny how Socialism is now the big bad threat to America?
Forget about war and lack of jobs and no money....

ZOMG..... Socialism..... Run for the hills :shk:



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