reply to post by Mythfury
I think people are mistaken because you mentioned Nazism...
I've lived in a socialist province all my life. There are rich and poor. We are functioning pretty much like in the states, with the difference that
every workers pay a percentage to contribute to the whole.
For example, our hospitals are public. I've read posts from US people say that they wouldn't want their government to chose their doc for them, as
in a socialist state.
The government doesn't chose for me. In fact, we are even encouraged to consult more than one doctor to confirm the diagnostic that is given us...
And we can chose whoever we want. Can the people from the US do that?
Of course, that concerns generalists. If you need a specialist, you will get a recommendation from the generalist. That is to insure specialists
don't get over loaded with things generalists can take care of. But even then, you can chose who ever you want to, once you have your
I had a broken bone in my wrist. But the way it was broken, it never showed on radios. I consulted countless doctors before one found out my
problem. It took me three years. Then I needed a corrective surgery because my bone had died. It cost me that much: a few sleepless nights
due to pain, bus fares to go meet the doc, after the surgery... I didn't have to spend more than half a million to be treated.
( and my case is kind of an exception ) Doctors here can operate a billionaire at 9am and the poorest of the poor at noon... They will not
discriminate, because they will be paid the same amount.
How does that sound horrible? From where I stand, I am horrified to see the US can produce many wonderful things, and yet, harbor so many poor, or
even middle classed people that are abandoned by their government and insurance, and die in their thirties while the remedy costs only 50 000$ or
Is capitalism so good?
What I see, mostly, is that every ideology has its merits, and weaknesses. It is time to merge the best of every ideology, and leave behind what
contributes to downfalls.
Because until now, there has been a constant from every types of government or ideology; end up filling its pockets for agendas not favoring their
countries and citizens.
Greed is the problem.
EDIT: Strangely, where I live, we are recognized as national-socialists, and no one has ever called us NAZIs... Because NAZI is the contraction of
the German words national-socialists...
edit on 26-10-2011 by NowanKenubi because: (no reason given)