reply to post by byteshertz
As more time passes I am beginning to think the spiritual communist's are right to a certain degree. Communism is after all an economic theory and
would actually fit in nicely with our Constitution. And it would take less then a year to turn America into a Constitutional Communist Country.
All the Government would have to do is pass very, very strict freedom of Information law's(meaning if bureaucrats give you the end run= jail sentence
for them). Nationalize all Corporations registered/licensed in America. So in effect to eliminate the idea of corporations that enable it's owners to
hide behind legal paperwork and limited liability. Let's face it, Corporations as an idea, concept, is a very, very bad idea.
Only allow private businesses with unlimited liability. That would ensure that business owners act in good faith as they would be personally
ruined if they acted in bad faith.
Major things like automotive, aerospace, military development,train's/airlines, water/sewage and energy should be handled by Society at Large(the
Citizenry as a whole aka what a government is supposed to be). In order to make sure the same thing that happened to other government bureaucracies
doesn't happen with these "nationalized corporations" is to convert them into entities like the Marine Corp.
Use military like pay grades and keep it a meritocracy. Of course it would ruin the parasites, but the real capitalist's would benefit from this.
The most skilled capitalist's would still rise to the top and enjoy a better pay grade(comparable to pay levels for members of congress). And they
would get something worth more then money or financial resources; glory, mass affection and social power to a degree(as citizens would be keen to take
the advice of such highly skilled people).
Sometimes I think the Soviet Union, China, Cuba and other such nations where made "Communist" to scare us away from some of the basic ideals. We
have to remember Carl Marx wrote of two different types of Communism. The first Marxism, something he wrote while suffering great physical pain. The
second, isn't even named. But it is more of a "right to access of work" type communism.
Socialism is dangerous because it can create perpetual classes. It is like an updated form of feudalism. We have to acknowledge that our
technological capabilities have outgrown our ability to live. Since the 1970's each technological advance put more people out of work then job's it
created. At first is was just a sliver but now it is a canyon that is only getting wider by the month.
We live in a world that will ever increasingly require fewer and fewer people to work. This is unsustainable and at this juncture we are already
beyond the short term effects of this. Heck we are probably at the tail end of the middle term effect stage.