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I will praise you until eternity when you pick up my garbage, fix my plumbings, grow my food, build my house, etc etc. All while I sit on my lazy ass with beer in my hand that you just brewed and bottled for me.
By Vladimir Uhri
Socialism is the bridge to the final stage of Communism. Others have described it as Socialism is the prelude to Communism. One must attend classes of the Communist doctrine otherwise it is impossible to understand the entire system.
Communism cannot exist without international Communism. We have now the new name: The New World Order.
Socialism is the system where all property including property that belongs to the people now belongs to the state and later to the Communistic system.
Communism is a world system with one government and one dictator. Socialism is temporary stage; the Communism is permanent, according to the Marxist plan.
Originally posted by The Old American
The mom-and-pop Chinese food restaurant down the street from my house is practicing capitalism, which is business for profit. They sell a product, they live off the profits after expenses. Simple as that.
Capitalism can lead to corporatism, but they are are two different animals as different as a mouse and a blue whale. I wish everyone who decries capitalism with wailing and gnashing of teeth could have the capability to see that and stop mixing up the two.
Originally posted by Partygirl
I'm guessing most of you aren't into Theonomic Constructionsim and the creation of a Godly Kingdom on earth, or my own personal vision of a world run by the youth. So leaving aside those choices for a moment, I'd just like to say it would be nice if we had a society where people didn't use material wealth (i.e., money and posessions) to define status. I'm pretty much resigned to the idea that people are going to be competing for status no matter what. This is the core realization of human nature by Capitalism that makes it suprerior to Communism. But using money as a status marker is very distructive, both to the earth and to the human soul. It would be nice if we could compete for something else that doesn't cause as much destruction (ATS stars and flags, maybe?)
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
reply to post by newcovenant
The free market economy takes care of which whatzits stay and which go, whether on a large or small scale, it's all really relative, which is what makes this admin's obsession with the arbitrary $250,000 mark so silly.
Originally posted by -PLB-
reply to post by newcovenant
I am really wondering where you got the idea that any of this was better at any point in our history. We never had better health care than we have now. We never had healthier food than we have now. We never had better housing than we have now. In the country I live there are subsidies for "poor" people so that they can live in nice houses. To the absurd extend that some "poor" people on social welfare have more money left in the end than a neighbor that is working his ass off. Poverty is virtually non-existing. There are thousands of food regulations and food poisoning is extremely rare. You are completely free to buy any "bio" product there is. When there is something wrong with you, you are guaranteed health care.
I know some things in the USA may be a bit more "harsh", but on the flip side people in the USA are a lot more self reliant and less dependent on the government than where I live (the Netherlands). I am not saying that either is better, but every pro has a con.
Originally posted by newcovenant
Ha ha ha...the doctor used to come to the house and treat me for $50
Now it is a $2000 hospital trip. You have got to be kidding.
We used to be able to have one family member bring enough income for food housing clothing, to send the kids to a decent school, buy medicine and have a little left over to start a saving.
Now 2 parents can't do this. Minimum wage although raised recently has not EVEN approached the cost of living. Diet soda is killing people on a daily basis exacerbating their "disease" and nobody bats an eye. Studies are inconclusive. Maybe to others but not really to anyone paying attention. And that is just one small example. Better off today you say? I nearly pissed myself.edit on 1-8-2011 by newcovenant because: (no reason given)