Originally posted by ModernAcademia
The funny thing is that people who say "You don't know what Socialism is" dont' know what it is themselves either.
People don't realize socialism was intended to be born out of a global revolution and violent overthrow of govt..... GLOBALLY.
And then when you talk about common ownership and the above it is by far the most unrealistic and idealistic imaginary path ever conceived.
Hmmm not true. Socialists have always been for political change to socialism, not violent revolution. Marxism for example was apposed to direct
The revolutionary wing of socialism would be anarchism, and most anarchists do not advocate violence.
But regardless do you not think that "violence" is sometimes the only answer? I mean after all you appear to support capitalism and governments,
which are both inherently violent.
If you lived in N.Korea would you not advocate violent revolution?
The only thing socialists want is worker ownership, they want the true producers to earn the full fruits of their labour.
What is the point of this thread anyway? Why are you so obsessed with bashing socialists? It's not like we're any threat anymore to the
establishment. Are you scared of change, have a personal reason to maintain the present system? Violence is obviously not what you have a problem
Did you know that socialists during WWI and WWII were conscientious objectors?
There were many groups and members of American society who objected to World War I. Recent immigrants, Irish immigrants, socialists, midwestern
progressives and populists, and even parents of young men are a few of the members and groups who opposed the war. Moral and religious reasons
contribute to the underlying reason as to why young men tried to avoid and even refuse the war draft.
Conscientious objection arising from non-religious - humanist, socialist, anarchist - motives developed in Europe from the early 20th century,
particularly in the aftermath of the First World War.
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION History of conscientious objection in Europe
Socialists are not the ones invading other countries to spread capitalism globally. Socialists are not the ones creating the global economy and
sending your jobs to cheaper labour markets.
Like I said on page one, you have no idea what socialism is. You only know what the right wing establishment has told you it is. I doubt you have
ever picked up a book, ever, have you?
edit on 3/13/2013 by ANOK because: (no reason given)