posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 08:12 PM
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
What you don't seem to understand is that I wasn't trying to define Socialism, I simply said that if you put socialism in a country infested with
special interest groups you will only get cronyism and corporatism.
But you are defining socialism, otherwise you would not make that statement.
Your definition of socialism is wrong, because of what you're claiming.
Cronyism and corporatism are symptoms of capitalism, not socialism. I already explained to you what a corporation is, so why do you still insist it
has anything to do with socialism? Because you are incorrectly defining what socialism is.
Corporations are privately owned, thus they are capitalist. It doesn't matter how authoritarian they are. Capitalism IS an authoritarian economic
system, always has been, always will be. Just because you have not seen a tyrannical system in the US, it doesn't mean capitalism cannot be
tyrannical. The ONLY reason it is not tyrannical like in other nations, is because we have a strong labour movement and unions. Without that labour
has no rights, as in China etc. (no they're not communist)
Cronyism can not happen with socialism because it takes an authority with economic power to do so. Socialism puts the means of production in the
hands of the workers, so no one can monopolize the means to produce to make themselves much more wealthy than the majority, giving them the economic
power to manipulate politics to their benefit.
Your fear of socialism is irrational, because you have been taught it is something that is isn't.
edit on 3/13/2013 by ANOK because: (no reason given)