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Since when is SOCIALISM aka communism ok for Democrats to push in the USA? Soft targets....

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posted on May, 14 2018 @ 12:41 AM
Do you know what May Day was for?

posted on May, 17 2018 @ 01:18 AM
Just in case y'all were wondering Socialism is alive and well in the USA Just look at this article from the Hill 87901-four-socialist-backed-candidates-win-pennsylvania-elections
edit on 17-5-2018 by TheJesuit because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 18 2018 @ 01:46 AM
Those "Capitalist ideals" are a cover to allow Megacorps to screw the poor and take over the government.

It's funny how people who rage against the Globalists somehow think electing people who do nothing but grant them more and more tax exemptions while Joe Public gets none, and also gets no social services or protections (universal healthcare, mass infrastructure upgrades, public utility ownership, pollution standards, social assistance, etc) but instead has his tax money funneled to Exon Mobil or the MIC to fund a security apparatus that deprives him of his liberties in order to keep him "safe" is all somehow going to stop them. You people are being played for suckers - you are so caught up on this long-dead communist boogeyman you are enabling the very people that are screwing us all. WAKE UP.

posted on May, 18 2018 @ 07:45 AM
You have to be pretty ignorant to think socialism and communism are the same thing.

posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 11:58 AM
It a combination and is there any question that it actually IS happening with whats going on today in The USA, the news cycle, DC, & States ect....?

posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 06:03 PM

originally posted by: TheJesuit
What ever happened to working together to compromise on both sides of the aisle ?instead all I see nowadays is outrageous fake , misleading and predominantly Communist/Socialist narrative being portrayed in the MSM &also being push in the US education system with parents completely unawares!
What happened to the Capitalist ideals that created this Country?

Promoted on FOX 24/7? Another MSM outlet.

“Material consumption is said to be the national religion. All Americans are supposed to want to be rich, and the culture is one of comfort and pleasure. . . . The materialism of American life is all-pervasive.” Such is reported to be the view of American life expressed in French school textbooks in the early 80's. (William Pfaff, reporting in the International Herald Tribune on a study of French schoolbooks by Harvard Professor Laurence Wylie.)

As applied to people’s attitude toward life, the word “materialism” has been defined as “the doctrine that comfort, pleasure, and wealth are the only or highest goals or values.” Who will deny that a large percentage of mankind has adopted such a materialistic outlook on life? For many, material prosperity has become synonymous with happiness. It seems to have become the universal goal to be attained. But by what means?

Many people in industrial countries sincerely believe that the capitalist system offers the best hope of prosperity and happiness. They are for free enterprise, with as little interference from the state as possible.

Millions of others are convinced that capitalism favors the few, to the detriment of the greater number. They prefer communism, an economic and political system based on the ownership of all property by the community or the state. They are willing to forgo certain freedoms provided the state guarantees them material prosperity.

Between these two groups are millions of others for whom the way to material prosperity and happiness is through neither capitalism nor communism. They recognize the disadvantages of the capitalist system, but also the dangers of communism. They hope, by means of reforms, to bring about an equalitarian, democratic society based on state planning and public control of the principal means of production. These are the socialists, variously called Social Democrats, Laborites, Welfare Staters, and so forth.

A brief examination of the history of capitalism, communism and socialism, and of the results obtained by these systems, will help us to see if any one of them can bring true happiness.

You can do so here:

Can They Bring Real Happiness? Awake!—1981

Have capitalism, communism and socialism forgotten the primary ingredient for true happiness? And could this important lack explain, at least in part, why these systems have failed to make people really happy?

The sincerity of men who devote their entire lives to efforts aimed at making capitalism, communism or socialism succeed cannot be denied. And each system has succeeded in raising the standard of living in certain countries, for certain people. But have they brought genuine happiness to the majority of those lands? Have they ended crime, violence and war? Has any one of these systems wiped out suicide, drug addiction or alcoholism? Do happy people commit suicide, “escape” by means of drugs, or “drown their sorrows” in alcohol?

The avowed purpose of these various human systems is to further a way of life that is considered to be the best for all or, at least, for “the greatest number.” They attach more or less importance to freedom or to equality as being basic to human happiness. Capitalism is willing to sacrifice equality in favor of freedom. Communism puts equality above freedom. Social democracy tries to make the best of both worlds. But not one of them has succeeded in changing human nature. Human selfishness brings out the worst in capitalists, making many of them unjust exploiters; it has converted communist experiments into state capitalism, the common people being exploited by the state instead of by individual capitalists or huge corporations; it has ruined socialist Utopian dreams.

Technology Is Not Enough

Until quite recently, political and economic ideologists of all tendencies pinned their hopes on scientific progress and technology. We read: “The new technology seemed to fit [free-enterprise capitalism] like a glove and to guarantee the rapid realization of the Utilitarian philosophers’ ideal of ‘the greatest good for the greatest number.’ Even Marx and Engels, approaching from a radically different political orientation, saw in technology nothing but good.”​—Encyclopædia Britannica.

Yes, from the most die-hard capitalist to the most revolutionary communist, men hailed technology as the key to mankind’s future happiness. New and better machines would do away with drudgery. Working hours would be reduced, leaving people with more leisure time for travel, culture or pleasure. How could this result in anything but happiness?

Nowadays the optimism has subsided. Technology has created as many problems as it has solved, or would you say, even more? The reference work just quoted goes on to speak of the “social defects of technological progress, such as automobile fatalities, air and water pollution, urban overcrowding, and excessive noise.” It also mentions the serious problem of “technological tyranny over man’s individuality and traditional patterns of life.”

Who, today, can seriously claim that technology has improved family life, provided people with satisfying jobs or made the world a safer place in which to live? Undeniably, something more than technology is necessary to make people happy.

“Not on Bread Alone”

Source: Is Material Prosperity Enough? Awake!—1981
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