Originally posted by tonycliffs
Originally posted by signal2noise
Originally posted by ANOK
No need to apologize for her being a communist. There is nothing wrong with communism, unless you buy into the cold war propaganda.
Really? If communism is so good, then why did if fail in the Soviet Union, East Germany, etc???
A LOT of Americans pay little attention to the Occupy movement simply because of the American Communist Party connection.
Communism is something you believe in while you are a wild eyed radical in college, and you can't get a job after college by dint of your wildness.
The majority of Americans have no use of sympathy for Communism.
Communism is an irrelevant strawman; but what the elite have managed to do with it, is really very clever.
One of the fundamental things which toddlers used to be taught, was that if you had a friend with you, and one of you had a biscuit, you'd break the
biscuit into equally sized halves, and each have one half, rather than one child eating the entire thing, and the other child getting nothing.
What the cabal managed to do, is take that simple principle, and then build an extremely complex and misleading ideology on top of it, courtesy of
Karl Marx; an NWO shill in sheep's clothing if ever there was one; as well as his fellow shills, Lenin, Trotsky, et. al. They then tied the simple
concept, and the complex ideology, inseperably together in the majority of people's minds; so that at this point, compassionate, altruistic,
life-affirming behaviour...that is, behaving in a way that actually benefits us...has become associated with genocide.
So what they've ultimately managed to do, is convince us that what is good for us, is actually the opposite.
What's my point? Simply that what you think of as Communism and Capitalism, both in reality do not exist. There are two different groups within
humanity, broadly speaking; A 5% demographic of psychopaths, and the rest of us.
These psychopaths are not capable of empathy, compassion, or even happiness, for the most part. They are motivated by one thing and one thing only;
and that is the fact that the only psychological gratification they are able to derive, comes from a justified (in their minds) belief that they are
inherently superior to everyone else. The single main reason why they aren't going to tolerate equality, more than anything else, is because it is
the diametric opposite of elitism, which is the one thing they crave more than life itself.
As a result of this, every governmental, economic, or social system that has ever been devised, has ultimately led to the same outcome. The
psychopaths in positions of wealth and power, and everyone else face down in the mud. Capitalism, Communism, monarchy, fascism, call it whatever you
like; the result is the same. Go and read about what happened in Russia under Stalin; it still ended up being a stratified mess involving favouritism
and a certain demographic who lorded it over everyone else, exactly as exists under what is referred to as Capitalism.
The psychopaths like the name Capitalism more, because it gives them more latitude. There's less cognitive dissonance between Capitalist theory and
psychopathic reality, than there has been with most systems. Capitalist ideology presupposes the idea that humanity in general is inherently
psychopathic, which is exactly what the psychopaths want us to believe. They don't have any problem with you swallowing the Marxist Kool-Aid either,
though, because that helps them reach their objectives equally well...just in a different way. Capitalism is the straight road to the psychopaths
winning, whereas Marxism is the scenic route, but either way, the destination is entirely the same.
Mao and Stalin were both psychopaths. They ruled their countries in exactly the same way as any other psychopath who has ever existed, and yet
because of what the name of their supposed ideology was, equality as an entire idea has now been supposedly completely discredited. If that isn't the
very definition of a strawman argument, then I'm not sure what is.
That, however, is the entire reason why I also won't go near anybody who self-identifies as a socialist with a barge pole, because they consciously
and deliberately identify with the Marxist strawman themselves.
TL;DR - Communism/Socialism != equality. If you've got issues with equality, that's fine; but please at least be clear on what you're attacking,
before you start attacking it.
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