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Any communists here?

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posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 12:25 AM
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Just would like to get your side about why you think a communist government would be better than the one we have now. Or how it would be different from the famous communist governments in history.

I've seen some speakers on the occupy chicago who were from the

International Socialist Organization

And I have also seen lots of those big yellow signs at the NYC protests which have the website address for
the Party of Socialism and Liberation.

www.pslweb.org...

They seem to be heavily into marxist teachings as pointed out on their websites.

I'm not judging you either way just want to get your views on things.




posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 12:35 AM
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I think communism is an awesome idea... but the practical applications of communism are a little complex. I do think the idea has had a lot of bad press because of the oppressors whom have abusde their power and I would support a communist/democratic society like in star trek.



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 12:47 AM
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Honestly we are almost there! They are already taking away our freedom of speech (one of the reasons for 9/11)
and also with 9/11 they are trying to strip our power to leave the country through thier bs TSA rapings. The only difference is a communist country at least takes care of the citizens with health care and everybody gets a fair share. Hmmm sounds like obamas agenda could have been to sweet talk his way in to office and then turn us into a communist country..... just a thought

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posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 12:59 AM
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Communism- a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.

Criticism: Some of the primary criticisms of socialism and by extension communism are distorted or absent price signals, slow or stagnant technological advance, reduced incentives, reduced prosperity, feasibility, and its social and political effects.

en.wikipedia.org...

It never was a good idea and you will find very few on these forums who would support you.

The world's problem right now is more a problem with the monetary system than anything else in case you were wondering.

You can't have a monetary system completely based on debt and expect it not to collapse.



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 01:01 AM
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What the snaz is going on around here.

One dude likes charles manson,

another,, communism.

What the beetle-fartin slip juice is going on?

Damn,, world might be coming to an end.

Here's an idea that's just so crazy it might work...

move to cuba.

edit on 3-10-2011 by rbnhd76 because: i, may, have, put, too, many, comma's, yeah



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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Communism works fine as an idea. There is nothing wrong with the idea of communism. The problen with communism is the tendency for those in power to abuse that power, histroy has shown us how that senario ends... But is it really so different from our own corrupt democratic/capitalist politicans taking advantage of our capitalist system to increase their owm wealth and power?



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 04:39 PM
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Humanity isn't ready for communism, we must first evolve out of our greedy/power hungry phase.
Communism is an inevitability, its just going to happen, just not now.

We simply aren't ready for it.



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by OmegaOwl
Humanity isn't ready for communism, we must first evolve out of our greedy/power hungry phase.
Communism is an inevitability, its just going to happen, just not now.

We simply aren't ready for it.


LOL please

All the commies have to figure out is a foolproof way to make mankind agree to its own destruction. Then we will be evolved enough for Communism.



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 04:55 PM
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Originally posted by OmegaOwl
Humanity isn't ready for communism, we must first evolve out of our greedy/power hungry phase.
Communism is an inevitability, its just going to happen, just not now.

We simply aren't ready for it.


I agree. We just arn't evolved enough to make a communal society work... And yet, almost every tribal culture on the face of the earth can (in one form or another). The problem is us...



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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Communism usually works very good,
as long as it is a small group, friends, family, loved ones.
In this scenario, everyone is usually motivated to work hard so that all have some. And miscreants are right in plain view of said group.

That being said, once the commune gets so large that people aren't accountable, some start slacking, cause, well, it's not their friends.

What's worse is when the head commie in charge decides he is fit to be the supreme leader.

“All power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”


"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
Plato

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
-Abraham Lincoln

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
-George Santayana


Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
-George Washington

Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.
-Ronald Reagan

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong
enough to take everything you have. -Thomas Jefferson
edit on 3-10-2011 by rbnhd76 because: "We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -Benjamin Franklin



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 08:49 PM
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So we agree then? In theory communism is an excellent idea. Practically applying communism to a modern society is more difficult and frought with danger... I still don't believe that it is impossible though.



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