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Myth #1: Socialists want to take away your property
This myth confuses private property with personal property. When socialists talk about the abolition of private property, they are referring to the socialization of the means of production—the resources and equipment that create wealth. Working people do not own this type of property—which is why we have to work to survive.
Socialism means a government in which the people collectively own and democratically operate the industries and social services through an economic democracy. And when we say “collectively own,”...
...When socialists talk about the abolition of private property, they are referring to the socialization of the means of production—the resources and equipment that create wealth. Working people do not own this type of property...
So explain to me why the Government needed to save MericaCorp to begin with? It is their own fault that they are failing. What should have happened is that the corporation failed allowing for newer, small businesses to be opened up by the unemployed of MericaVille. The government didn't need to step in at all since the dumb actions of the corporation caught up with them and put them in dire straights. It's their fault for being in that situation and no one needs to bail them out.
If you live in any modern 1st world country, you are living in a form of socialism.
Modern times, more people are killed as a direct result of capitalist intervention than any socialistic one.
In sum the communist probably have murdered something like 110,000,000, or near two-thirds of all those killed by all governments, quasi-governments, and guerrillas from 1900 to 1987. Of course, the world total itself it shocking. It is several times the 38,000,000 battle-dead that have been killed in all this century's international and domestic wars. Yet the probable number of murders by the Soviet Union alone--one communist country-- well surpasses this cost of war. And those murders of communist China almost equal it.
reply to post by NullVoid
Maybe you live too much on the net and forget there are many forms of Socialism.
He gave a freaking example of the kind he was describing.
I am sorry but you really have no idea what socialism is.
reply to post by robhines
Yes, but that never will come to fruition because too much power is centralize by government. Those that control the government will take advatage of the benefits and from socialism eventually communism and fascism will rise, it will only take time.
In theory it sound fairlytalelike and great, but in practice it will not work because man is inherently evil.
I rather have a not so perfect Capitalist system then live under a tyrannical government.edit on 11-1-2014 by amfirst1 because: (no reason given)
reply to post by NullVoid
Did you even read his entire post?
He wasn't talking about communism.
When a govt bails out a corporation, socialism.