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Socialism within the UK

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posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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Socialism within the UK is a loaded topic... A lot of people think they're Socialists! Whatever that means...But historically. social progress has occurred within the UK as a result of progressive Social Democrat reforms! Keir Hardie. the dour Scotsman who founded the Labour Party, wasn't a Marxist... He was a Christian Socialist, in the spirit of the Fabians, who believed you should lead your life like Christ! and not Stalin!
People wanted free health/education and social services... They wanted to alleviate poverty/injustice and hardship! They done it, (pretty much) after the second world war, by nationalising industry and creating a health service (NHS) and educational system rivalling none! It's always going to be a hard slog to maintain these standards within society, but it's something worth fighting for! Obama is trying to introduce health reforms based on the UK model and he is getting crucified by the ruling elites, who see social reform as being a mere source of private profit! These people can't stand the fact that sick people might actually get something that they need without having to pay through the nose for it! They see this as being a source of untapped profit, and nothing more! Sad!




posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 04:07 PM
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That's the American "why should I help anyone out, I look out for myself and my family and that's it" attitude.
Not everyone of course, but It's much more widespread there than in the UK.

In fact... the vast majority in the UK like to pitch in and help out and look after those less fortunate and pay into a "pot" if you like...

For some reason, many Americans don't see it that way....

I don't really get it to be honest.


Socialism is a dirty word in America.... only because they associate it with Communism...

Oh well.
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posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 04:22 PM
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We Americans donate time and food to our community pantries. We don't have to destroy our form of govt to help our fellow citizens.

We literally have lost control of our legislators to big corporate money.Seemingly hard lucid laws and principles are considered malleable. If we ever give them an inch they take a meter. Stuff half of it in their own back pockets and sell the remaining half to the highest bidder.

Hard to get any plowing and planting done with a wolf pack living in the barn.
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