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Pravda - US Turning Communistic - Repeating Soviet Union Mistakes - Bye Bye Miss American Pie

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posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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Except that communism as espoused by Marx and Engels ... really isn't like that very much at all. The failed Soviet system is usually conflated generically with socialism/communism, and there are critical differences between the systems, the biggest being, to my mind that the Soviet state was absolutely authoritarian for most of its history.

Yes, Marx and Engels suggested that history can be viewed as a conflict (or struggle) between the relatively large group of workers (i.e. most people) and the relatively small group of individuals who own the means of production. (Mostly in The Communist Manifesto a document that Marx/Engels were commissioned by a small group of German radicals that were ALREADY in existence to write.) There were at the time (and are now) many different types of socialism and communism and ideas about what the ideas imply for social and political systems ... neither Marx nor Engels soley originated these ideas. (Source

The ultimate ideal of Marx and Engels, some folks might be surprised to discover, was that the Government would go away COMPLETELY, and that the People would represent the ultimate power in the state.

ADDED IN EDIT: To be clear, before anyone goes there, I am personally NOT a fan of communism. It is an idealistic pipe dream that would be virtually impossible to implement at the current level of human development. I believe that the strongest economic systems are those that seek a balance of power sometimes called "mixed economies" where private business, the government and the majority of wage-earners/consumers each have a role to play.

To my mind, all extremes, left or right, are equally obnoxious. But that's just me.
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posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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The line can be a little gray at times but authoritarian is exactly where we are headed. With monitoring of all forms of communication, cameras on every corner and satellites on every road, the PC police editing and deleting whatever they don't like, the lies and propaganda, police out of control harassing, beating and killing sounds like communism to me. We cannot hold our government accountable for anything. The government controls the capitalism. When I read the story of guy who had his email deleted and computers stolen that was the throw my hands in the air and scream WTF. We have been loaded upon with law after law, more rules than a daycare center and more taxes than necessary, lack of decision making and money spending choices.

We think we have freedom because we can go buy an extra large soda when we want....wait, nope, not so. Our children's lunch menus are decided by the government. When and where we smoke a cigarette is decided by the government. Whether or not we can have strawberry plants in our front yards is decided by the government. Our water and food quality is controlled by the government. Our life decisions are being removed from us and we can't stop it. A cave's not even safe any longer. We can't get away from it. Remember in War of the Worlds, and shows like them? There was no escape and it was only a matter of time. Personally, I'm waiting for the day of the 3 sea shells and the ensuing revolt from the real people of which I hope to be a contributing member.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:19 PM
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AngryCymraeg
There are some astoundingly ignorant comments on this thread. No, Obama's not a communist and I don't think that many people here realise what a communist actually is.
By the way the Tea Party is heading for disaster at the next election. A more stupid collection of bigots I cannot recall seeing before.

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your comment is proof of your comment. I think most people do realize or in your case realise what Communism is. You should check out "Dreams of my real father" by Joel Gilbert.....Obama is communist.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:34 PM
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UxoriousMagnus

AngryCymraeg
There are some astoundingly ignorant comments on this thread. No, Obama's not a communist and I don't think that many people here realise what a communist actually is.
By the way the Tea Party is heading for disaster at the next election. A more stupid collection of bigots I cannot recall seeing before.

................................................................................................................
your comment is proof of your comment. I think most people do realize or in your case realise what Communism is. You should check out "Dreams of my real father" by Joel Gilbert.....Obama is communist.


Thank you for so... eloquently... proving my point for me. In fact you proved my point, underlined it and then hung bright flashing lights next to it. I love it when people do this.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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We have to finally see the FACTS. What we have become is an Oligarchy. If you have never heard this word before please look it up.



Russia is and was an Oligarchy and the US has also morphed into this form of rule. Even Nazi Germany was an Oligarchy Hitler did not rule alone. We need to understand and learn to walk before we can start running. Progressives are in control of most of the world using this form of rule. They use the control of money,laws,media to keep the control.



In the US 40% of GDP is directly related to the Government. They control banking,health care,Auto Industry,Stock Market and a host of other entities. In short they want more power and to retain what they have already won.



What can we do............The only way this will change is if we get the progressive mindset out of our schools and homes. It is a disease that is still spreading and will continue until it consumes every last foolish mind that will feed it.
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posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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AngryCymraeg

UxoriousMagnus

AngryCymraeg
There are some astoundingly ignorant comments on this thread. No, Obama's not a communist and I don't think that many people here realise what a communist actually is.
By the way the Tea Party is heading for disaster at the next election. A more stupid collection of bigots I cannot recall seeing before.

................................................................................................................
your comment is proof of your comment. I think most people do realize or in your case realise what Communism is. You should check out "Dreams of my real father" by Joel Gilbert.....Obama is communist.


Thank you for so... eloquently... proving my point for me. In fact you proved my point, underlined it and then hung bright flashing lights next to it. I love it when people do this.

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at least you spelled everything right this time....good job buddy



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:49 PM
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UxoriousMagnus

AngryCymraeg

UxoriousMagnus

AngryCymraeg
There are some astoundingly ignorant comments on this thread. No, Obama's not a communist and I don't think that many people here realise what a communist actually is.
By the way the Tea Party is heading for disaster at the next election. A more stupid collection of bigots I cannot recall seeing before.

................................................................................................................
your comment is proof of your comment. I think most people do realize or in your case realise what Communism is. You should check out "Dreams of my real father" by Joel Gilbert.....Obama is communist.


Thank you for so... eloquently... proving my point for me. In fact you proved my point, underlined it and then hung bright flashing lights next to it. I love it when people do this.

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at least you spelled everything right this time....good job buddy


Please point out the typo in my previous comment.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:56 PM
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AngryCymraeg

UxoriousMagnus

AngryCymraeg

UxoriousMagnus

AngryCymraeg
There are some astoundingly ignorant comments on this thread. No, Obama's not a communist and I don't think that many people here realise what a communist actually is.
By the way the Tea Party is heading for disaster at the next election. A more stupid collection of bigots I cannot recall seeing before.

................................................................................................................
your comment is proof of your comment. I think most people do realize or in your case realise what Communism is. You should check out "Dreams of my real father" by Joel Gilbert.....Obama is communist.


Thank you for so... eloquently... proving my point for me. In fact you proved my point, underlined it and then hung bright flashing lights next to it. I love it when people do this.

..................................................................
at least you spelled everything right this time....good job buddy


Please point out the typo in my previous comment.


unless you are British....realize is spelled with a "z" not an "s"....the latter is considered lazy but whatever



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:07 PM
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What planet do you live on where this is reality?
Corporations are in control of everything including the government.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:10 PM
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" He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama's fools and Stalin's fools share the same drink of illusion. "


No TRUER WORDS were Spoken there . America WAKE UP !



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:13 PM
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I consider the US a corporate oligarchy. The elections are rigged because it does not matter which candidate is elected, either will bow down to corporate interests when in office. The average voter is incredibly uninformed and a third party can never make it because the average idiot has been sold on the idea that voting for a third party candidate is a waste of a vote.

Legislation passed benefits the big corporations and essentially allows them to rob the working class. The police state is becoming more militarized and more intrusive yet the average citizen does not see this because there are enough distractions on the TV to keep them in the dark.

Eventually we will have a breaking point, what sparks it remains to be seen. My guess is a catastrophic event.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:18 PM
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UxoriousMagnus

AngryCymraeg

UxoriousMagnus

AngryCymraeg

UxoriousMagnus

AngryCymraeg
There are some astoundingly ignorant comments on this thread. No, Obama's not a communist and I don't think that many people here realise what a communist actually is.
By the way the Tea Party is heading for disaster at the next election. A more stupid collection of bigots I cannot recall seeing before.

................................................................................................................
your comment is proof of your comment. I think most people do realize or in your case realise what Communism is. You should check out "Dreams of my real father" by Joel Gilbert.....Obama is communist.


Thank you for so... eloquently... proving my point for me. In fact you proved my point, underlined it and then hung bright flashing lights next to it. I love it when people do this.

..................................................................
at least you spelled everything right this time....good job buddy


Please point out the typo in my previous comment.


unless you are British....realize is spelled with a "z" not an "s"....the latter is considered lazy but whatever


I'm British. By the way I fought communists in college, literally. I am well aware of exactly what a communist is and Obama is nowhere near being a communist.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:20 PM
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MrSpad
Anyone who thinks Obama is a communist or that the US is heading towards communism does not know the meaning of the word. What I see is people who know little to no history tossing around words they do not understand. What is even more depressing is that people try and compare the US to Rome, or Germany before the Nazis or Russia before the Communists. This shows a complete lack of logical or critical thinking. It is a lazy way of thinking that allows people to be lead around by the nose by tossing out a keywords. Common people your better than that. Pick up a book.







You are Blind , the Redistribution of Wealth is going on as we speak in this Country . Obama and his Administration are pushing their Marxists Idealogies down the American Peoples Throats each passing day .The Dismantling of our Capitalistic Economic System will eventually Bankrupt the Entire Country as Planned by these Traitors to our Constitution . First the Middleclass , then the Rich . When will People Wake the Hell Up to that Reality ? ........



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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That's odd, I thought that the Dow has doubled during Obama's time in office so far, or not far off it. You obviously have some odd definition of 'bankruptcy' to everyone else. Fascinating.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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The Stock Market is an Illusion . You obviously don't see that . My Condolences......

www.shtfplan.com...
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posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:33 PM
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Do you remember what happened when real estate prices double and even tripled in some areas in a short amount of time?

The bubble is about to burst.
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posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:34 PM
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Kali74
reply to post by SubTruth
 


What planet do you live on where this is reality?
Corporations are in control of everything including the government.








Ya what's your point. I agree with your statement. You do understand the government is in bed with private companies.
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posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:40 PM
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Let me make it clear to clarify what I said. The Oligarchy controlling the world and the US is controlled inside and outside the government.



The people who pull our collective strings are the same people who control the flow of wealth. An Oligarchy is a form of rule were a few rule the many.




It is funny how people still think there is a difference between the public and private side.......FOOLISH.
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posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:47 PM
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Zanti Misfit
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The Stock Market is an Illusion . You obviously don't see that . My Condolences......

www.shtfplan.com...
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Thank you for the link. It gave me a great laugh. In fact the entire website gave me a great laugh. And I understand the stock market just fine thanks. I read a lot of books.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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AngryCymraeg

Zanti Misfit
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The Stock Market is an Illusion . You obviously don't see that . My Condolences......

www.shtfplan.com...
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Thank you for the link. It gave me a great laugh. In fact the entire website gave me a great laugh. And I understand the stock market just fine thanks. I read a lot of books.


Angry"C",

I don't understand people like you. You come into a thread like this one and call everyone idiots and make fun of things they say, then you make fun of links they post, then you make fun of references they make. You have yet to make one interesting statement backed by proof, references or material.

"I fought real communists in college".....WTF does that even mean and how does that statement make you have a better understanding of communism than any of us? That statement holds about as much weight as me saying "I fought little green men in your moms bedroom last night."

Can you actually contribute to the thread for gods sake?



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