Firstly, I would like to ask all posters to be respectful. I would like this thread to be a bit more intellectual than garbaging the OP.
Personally I am from a former Soviet country, so I know quite a bit about the political system of that era. Politically I would not consider myself
left-extremist, although I am more inclined to the left-sided worldview.
Historically socialism has not proved itself. All the countries that have tried it, have failed. Whether it would be China, Soviets, Cuba. The
political system has turned out to be even more depressing on people than the capitalism. Although the truth is, the world has not seen a true
left-wing country yet. Any wing of socialism has had nothing to do with equality or people. The communistic system (which is considered to be
socialistic worldview) was rough and people meant nothing. That is not a left-wing policy, which should be people-based.
The real reason behind this thread is the fact of the more capitalistic countries trying to brainwash their people in believing socialism is evil. As
far as I know about the average American worldview or the average folks worldview around here, whenever something free or people-based is brought up,
it is immediately labelled as communism. Round here news portals offer the chance to comment on the news. Whenever something even a bit socialistic
comes up, most comments are bringing it down by saying: "Fuc*ing communists" (not exactly like that, but that is the point behind most comments).
Actually that makes me sad and angry at the same time. Overally I believe there are ways to implement some socialistic worldviews also in the
capitalist world, making a mix around these. I am not saying everybody have to be equal, but I believe the basic needs of everybody should be covered
by the country. Things do not have to be "free", but the companies who produce electricity, water, basic foods, ingredients (vegetables, fruits
etc) , healthcare and education should be non-profit organisations run by the country.
I believe it would even be possible to make at least foods, electricity and water free for everybody . There are so many homeless people, people who
live on minimum salaries and do not get by. I am sure, most of them would be happy to do "voluntary work" if they got their basic needs covered.
Considering that overally the prices would go down a lot thanks to them, they would pay themselves off by it and everybody would win.
These were just a random ideas I got on the spot, so these may not be the best ideas, although the thing is there are lots of ideas like that, some of
them may be utopic, some would be extremely helpful to humankind, although 99% of them are not even considered, but trashed immediately as being
The reason behind it is the brainwashing done by the system. People are made to believe that the true capitalism is the best for everybody, although
reality shows otherwise. The overall dumbing down of the people is also making their thinking more limited. Most people can not even think outside the
box. Let us say, if I try to talk to anybody about a world without money, it would be too much outside their limited thinking, beyond their
imagination. Even when a much less controversial idea is offered, it is also immediately brought down without even thinking about it first and that is
I hope you got the overall message behind this thread. I know I did not write it well enough. Nearly 39 degree fever is not the best condition to
write at, but I hope I see at least some good posts here later