reply to post by ElectricUniverse
BS...freest markets on the planet...
The only ones who are free to do what they want are the warlords, and the dictatorships in power....
That's funny, because according to the UN Somalia is operating with a free market. No government intervention whatsoever, due to near constant civil
And you claim there is no "centralized government to muck everything up and ruin everybody's day"?..... You have got to be kidding...
Islamic governments are going after, and exterminating black non-africans, or even Christians, and in other parts warlords are subjugating the people,
killing them, and even not allowing any sort of aid to reach the people, yet you claim "people's days are not being ruined"?...
Well, my words were directedt to that free-market paradise Somalia, and it was a bit sarcastic.
Hitler was not a Socialist?...Mussolini was not a Socialist either? Talk about obfuscation....
No, they weren't. Both were fascism, a pseudo mix of left/right politics that was dedicated to bolstering the power of the state and
the class system. Hitler may have used the term socialism as a means of enticing people, but, after all, he did purge the
socialists from the SA early in his ascendancy. Also, if I remember correctly, Nazi Germany believed in the concept of private property
Mussolini is also regarded as starting out sympathetic to socialism, but ultimately turned against it. Italian Fascism, also known as corporatism, put
the state in the hands of industry. Not very socialistic, is it?
Funny you should mention Franco. It really shows how little you actually know of these ideologies: Franco drew on the Falange, a national syndicalist
concept that was very closed aligned to the model of Italian Fascism. The Falange had a strong distaste for communism, as well as supreme veneration
of the state. Sounds a little right-wing to me...
If the Communists, and anarchists in Spain weren't trying to "spread the revolution", and if they didn't start conflicts around Spain,
Franco wouldn't have done the things he did...
Oh yeah, actions completely forgivable since he had such wonderfullll reasons.
Tell me, how is that any different than, say, Stalin purging
non-communists? Why is it OK when the Right commits atrocities to maintain their system?
[edit on 9-4-2010 by Someone336]