Originally posted by hawkiye
reply to post by tothetenthpower
No you are wrong the US is a socialist democracy it is not a republic, it is supposed to be but it got hijacked and the lack of capitalism/free
markets due to this socialist democracy hijacking the republic is the reason why not Capitalism... geeze can any of you commies think for yourself and
stop parroting the absolute crap you hear repeated in the media over and over... Sigh!
What socialist idiots continue to call capitalism is thier very own socialist government intervention it is not capitalism! It is regulation which
is really market protections for politically connected corporations and cronies that has brought us to the brink of disaster and the sheep think we
need more of it cause they can't turn off the facking TV... Bigger sigh! We have not had capitalism in at least 60 years. Why is it so hard for you
people to realize it is socialist democracy that has caused all this crap that is going on an it is going to bring the entire world to its knees very
The lack of Capitalism(I'm sure you're referring to local grass roots stuff) and Free Market in the USA has nothing to do with Social Democracy and
has EVERYTHING to do with unbridled capitalism, which will always evolve into Corporatism.
Do you think having a working sewage system is Socialism?
It's not about politically connected cronies, its about Capitalism, because in Capitalism - there must always be growth, there must always be profit
- and when it stretches too far the system fails (which is what happened with the GFC). And because of this growth, efficient and ambitious companies
spread to the next suburb over, then the next town, then they enter the city, all of a sudden their nation wide then the next thing to do is to go
global - under capitalism you can't sit still.
Because of the differential advantage it creates - even if you are the most well meaning Mom n Pop organic fruit store, somebody who has cheaper
prices will ultimately destroy you. So when you look through an evolutionary perspective you see that: Its only a matter of time until there is a
Walmart in every town.
So what do you do? - Have it so we all work for multinational corporations? (because that is the eventuality if there was no "socialistic"
anti-monopoly laws etc) Or do you create a local economy that is totally insular (may as well be anarcho-communism), but then comes the problem of
fiber-optic networks and oil, mobile phone towers, highways - etc etc.
So there has to be some kind of happy medium. "Socialist"-"Democracy".
Again its not social democracy - its Capitalism , which inevitably becomes "Corporatism" that is the cancer of this world - because it can only
grow, where does it get its growth from, ultimately the Earth. So its doomed to doom us all eventually.
Really the whole planet should be under one banner - and it should be a Resource-Based Economy.
PS. Corporations and Government are cronies. But that is a result of the economic system, not the other way round. Because money equals power, more
money more power.
PPS. The American political system is nothing but a structure to facilitate corporate growth, and to maintain law and order as to not interfere with
Study some Marxism if you want an actual alternative
[edit on 10/4/10 by ghostsoldier]