posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 10:39 PM
Originally posted by Algernonsmouse
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
There are some threads that just make me sad to see..... The headline alone gave me a heavy heart. Reading the logic behind it just makes me feel sad.
Nothing more or less... It's come to this. Superman a socialist? Mext we'll be saying Walt Disney really meant for Mickey to be a marxist. Fine..I
get it.. We have a whole generation of people who see Che Guevara as a cultural hero. Ugh..thats enough to stomach and remain fairly quiet about.
Please don't try and rewrite the history of cultural American icons though. Superman *WAS NOT* a Socialist. Thank you, very much.
This is what you are going to get. People that are upset because superman is not a socialist TO THEM. These people often display a great deal of
ignorance about socialism and go out of their way to ignore the reality presented to them.
This post for example above. It makes him sad but he cannot articulate why. From post history, I am guessing it is the lack of understanding of the
word socialism and this need to defend against that evil word at any cost.
Superman was a socialist by the standards of the people that worked on superman. You are just the reader. How much it upsets you does not change
Get a dictionary.
Well, hello again. Interesting thread we had going on the cat vs snake, eh? You had some interesting view points over there. Now I may not have the
pulse of what some people are calling socialism these days, although I believe I do get it just fine. When I think of Socialism or Communism, I think
back to the 80's and the hangover being experienced from the 60's and 70's.
I didn't grow up hearing a President redefine sexual conduct in office. I grew up listening to Ronald Reagan and watching the last death throws of
the Soviet Empire as it stood. EVIL Empire is what it was called then and I've never seen a reason to think of it otherwise. Now, I also look at
Socialism as it's practiced in Cuba, North Korea and China. All have variations, to be sure...but same rotten lump at the core of it.
If someone means the Socialism of the Scandinavian nations, well, that is something else again. Not a bad thing, really. They've made it work
well.....and they've also said themselves it's a question of scale which would never work in a nation the size of the United States. I'll take 'em
at their word there. They would know.
They are unique in making a form of socialism work over the long term...relatively speaking anyway.
If there is some other more specific way you'd like me to articulate what I find MOST repugnant about Socialism or how I feel it's MOST likely to
lead to the same dead end of failure eventually...let me know. There are more than one to choose from...and this reply is already a bit long.