reply to post by camaro68ss
Hey OP. Wait up there a moment.
Given it was capitalism that has taken America to where it is now, over more than a century - and you can see how that has worked out - I can't see
how socialism could make things worse.
Unfortunately though, dictatorship is much more likely in America before that happens. Because the elite are not going to bow out quietly. They would
far prefer something along the lines of Stalinism, i.e. totalitarianism. And no, once Stalin took control of the Russian revolution the outbreak of
socialism in that nation was smartly killed off.
Socialism in a single state, doesn't work. Maybe that is what you mean by a 'descent'?
But, if there were socialist states - around the world - the means whereby economies could be rationally planned and managed scientifically, by the
people for the people, and not from the top down, then you would be on to what socialism really means. Where human need is served, rather than the
greed of the 1%. International trade as a means to distribute resources equitably to all the people of the earth.
That would be a hell of a step up from where we are all at now, with the elites in each nation state fighting tooth and claw to profit through their
For the elites, who are still attempting to preserve their privileged positions, controlling all at the present time, world war is the next step That
is, since they have exhausted their markets, and are well on their way to bleeding the working class through cost cutting like slashing wages, social
services, and infrastructure maintaince - not to mention raising taxes. Guess who are going to be sent off to fight their big dirty war that puts
money in their banks and keeps the unhappy protesting masses everywhere from uniting, and instead killing off each other? Not the elites.
Socialism has to be a step up from all of that, doesn't it?
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