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Capitalism is the real enemy, not communism/socialism.
Originally posted by neo96
Thanks for the laugh and want to explain to me why it is that no other economic model known in world history has lifted billions of people out of poverty, and advanced the world to the current technological progress?
Originally posted by bjax9er
The problem with the common man who believes in socialism is, he actually thinks it works.
It may not be the revolution’s dawn, but it’s certainly a glint in the darkness. On Monday, this country’s largest industrial labor union teamed up with the world’s largest worker-cooperative to present a plan that would put people to work in labor-driven enterprises that build worker power and communities, too.
For Richmond, a city in which more than 17 percent of its 120,000 residents face unemployment, the strengthening of a cooperative-based economy could mean employment, job security and improved livelihoods for many. While the four members of the Liberty Ship Café are currently among that 17 percent, worker ownership in this co-op offers employment and autonomy. For sisters Gloria and Rosa Menjivar, this ownership is key.
Employee ownership is the fastest growing organizational trend in American business.
This is a load of nonsense. A communist economy would be one whereby the workers owned and controlled industry, and that is not happening.
Originally posted by HUMBLEONE
I would like to publically state that I think Obama is greater than Lincoln, Washington and Richard Nixon. I love the NSA and the CIA. Drones are my favorite bird and lesbians are the best thing since sliced bagels. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! A.S.U! U.S.S.R.! Ach.....enough already.
Originally posted by coltcall
Even Communists don't like socialists. They're like the lost stepchildren of the third world planet.
Marx and Engels used the terms Communism and Socialism to mean precisely the same thing. They used “Communism” in the early years up to about 1875, and after that date mainly used the term “Socialism.” There was a reason for this. In the early days, about 1847-1850, Marx and Engels chose the name “Communism” in order to distinguish their ideas from Utopian, reactionary or disreputable movements then in existence, which called themselves “Socialist.” Later on, when these movements disappeared or went into obscurity, and when, from 1870 onwards, parties were being formed in many countries under the name Social-Democratic Party or Socialist Party, Marx and Engels reverted to the words Socialist and Socialism. Thus when Marx in 1875 (as mentioned by Lenin) wanted to make the distinction referred to by the Daily Worker, he spoke of the “first phase of Communist society” and “a higher phase of Communist society.” Engels, writing in the same year, used the term Socialism, not Communism, and habitually did so afterwards. Marx also fell, more or less closely, into line with this change of names and terms, using sometimes the one, sometimes the other, without any distinction of meaning.
Free association (also called free association of producers or, as Marx often called it, a community of freely associated individuals) is a relationship among individuals where there is no state, social class or authority and private property of means of production. Once private property is abolished, individuals are no longer deprived of access to means of production enabling them to freely associate (without social constraint) to produce and reproduce their own conditions of existence and fulfill their individual and creative needs and desires. The term is used by anarchists and Marxists and is often one considered a defining feature of a fully developed communist society.