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Originally posted by Kali74
Guard towers to keep people out, might be true... desperate people do desperate things but it seems more likely it is to keep people in. "You seen them?... Oh we've seen them *wink wink*" It even sounded like he actually bought the crap about people being kept out but he seemed most impressed with the model, paying people pennies to make goods that sell for hundreds and thousands of dollars. Let's remember that even if this is to be interpreted as innocently as possible it is still disgusting and pretty soon we Americans will be fighting and begging for jobs and working conditions such as China has. Go Go toxic Capitalism!
North versus South: Two Definitions of Liberty
Michael Lind first called out the existence of this conflict in his 2006 book, Made In Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics.www.powells.com... He argued that much of American history has been characterized by a struggle between two historical factions among the American elite -- and that the election of George W. Bush was a definitive sign that the wrong side was winning. ***
Which brings us to that other great historical American nobility -- the plantation aristocracy of the lowland South, which has been notable throughout its 400-year history for its utter lack of civic interest, its hostility to the very ideas of democracy and human rights, its love of hierarchy, its fear of technology and progress, its reliance on brutality and violence to maintain “order,” and its outright celebration of inequality as an order divinely ordained by God.
As described by Colin Woodard in American Nations: The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, the elites of the Deep South are descended mainly from the owners of sugar, rum and cotton plantations from Barbados -- the younger sons of the British nobility who'd farmed up the Caribbean islands, and then came ashore to the southern coasts seeking more land. Woodward described the culture they created in the crescent stretching from Charleston, SC around to New Orleans this way:
It was a near-carbon copy of the West Indian slave state these Barbadians had left behind, a place notorious even then for its inhumanity....From the outset, Deep Southern culture was based on radical disparities in wealth and power, with a tiny elite commanding total obedience and enforcing it with state-sponsored terror. Its expansionist ambitions would put it on a collision course with its Yankee rivals, triggering military, social, and political conflicts that continue to plague the United States to this day.
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
I would add that Communist China has come a long way in terms of the free market economy, and perhaps like Russia, once they get the taste of it, they will not want to go back to their communist overlords. Communism seeks to control the people through excessive Statism and Totalitarian means. Leftists have tried to stop the US from exporting free enterprise to the rest of the world, while globalists seek to enslave people to the NWO.
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
No it has not, just how deluded can one person be and not be institutionalized? That's pure GOP horse poop. All the crying you do over how evil communism is and how brutal for the people under it then turn around and condone the exploitation by American Business of those same brutalized people? I guess it's all okay when Romney does or any other piece of trash GOP business crook hmm? I think you might suffer from Leftphobia and delusions of Right Grandeur.
Stalin's campaign of forced collectivization was a major factor explaining the sector's poor performance. Collectivization relied on a system of internal passports to keep farmers tied to the land. This has been referred to as a form of "neo-serfdom", in which the Communist bureaucracy replaced the former landowners. In the new state and collective farms, outside directives failed to take local growing conditions into account, and peasants were often required to supply much of their produce for nominal payment.
Also, interference in the day-to-day affairs of peasant life often bred resentment and worker alienation across the countryside. The human toll was very large, with millions, perhaps as many as 5.3 million, dying from famine due largely to collectivisation, and much livestock was slaughtered by the peasants for their own consumption. In the collective and state farms, low labor productivity was a consequence for the entire Soviet period.
Originally posted by belindamck
After viewing the video, it is apparent that he is discussing what he found to be the working conditions in that area of the world! Not that he wanted that type of work ethic, environment or anything of that sort... Watch the video again... just my opinion...