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Originally posted by ThunderCloud
What is the major difference(s) between the modern Democratic Party in the U.S. and the Communist Party in the U.S.? The more I think about it, the more these two parties seem to have in common...
-redistribution of wealth (take money away from people who work hard and give it to people who don't work at all; P.S. -- I don't think this is the same as fair tax rates, such as a sales tax)
-fights against private ownership of land (in the name of the environment, in the Democrats case)
-is against privatization of peoples' education, medical care, and retirement (the government is supposed to only be there to pick up the slack where the private sector leaves off, IMO; not take over everything!)
-has no limits on where the government can regulate, legislate, and tax people's private lives
...and so on. Their views sound eerily simliar when you read each parties' views on the issues. What do you think?
P.S. -- This is not an endorsement of the Republican Party, but it a critique of the Democratic Party...
Originally posted by boogyman
to be the fair though socialism is a economic rather then political system. Its no more possible for socialism to decay into dictatorship then it is for your tv to turn into a toaster. Now if your saying that socialism can be an influence toward autocracy I wont disagree with you. However the same can be said of unrestricted capitalism.
Originally posted by Flinx
You know, someone could just as easily make a thread titled "Modern Republican Party = Facist Party".