posted on May, 30 2013 @ 09:18 PM
Originally posted by Merinda
If we look at Europe which countries do well and which countries do not so well? Those which are referred to as socialist, or countries where the
government is hardly felt or seen?
Socialism has nothing to do with governments in modern Europe, none at all.
Socialism is an economic system, not a form of government, or social services.
The media you get your education from does not use political nor economic terms correctly.
They do that to keep the idiots in their place.
"A kind of spurious socialism has arisen…that…declares all state ownership…to be socialistic. Certainly, if the taking over by the state of the
tobacco industry is socialistic, then Napoleon…must be numbered among the founders of socialism. The transformation…into state ownership, does not
do away with the capitalistic nature of the productive forces. The modern state, no matter what its form, is essentially a capitalistic machine, the
state of the capitalists…The more it proceeds to take over productive forces, the more does it actually become the national capitalist, the more
citizens does it exploit. The capitalist relation is not done away with, it is rather brought to a head." Frederik Engels, author of the Communist
Manifesto rough draft, talking about liberalism masquerading as socialism.
edit on 5/30/2013 by ANOK because: (no reason given)