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What exactly is socialism?

FanOreilly 2011/05/18 00:46:49

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  • FanOreilly 2011/05/18 00:48:24
    FanOreilly
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    Socialism is the primary vehicle for the elites to exert control over others.

    This is why so many billionaires support socialism...it consolidates their power over the rest of us.

    vehicle elites exert billionaires support socialism consolidates power rest rich socialists

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  • crewzer1 2011/05/23 11:01:44
    crewzer1
    Another incompetent view of control- that has to use Force rather than choice in obtaining cooperation. Any Ideology that cannot bring peace into the heart and mind of it subject isn't for me.
  • GeorgeLowrey 2011/05/21 14:26:01
    GeorgeLowrey
    +1
    The false belief that government does anything better than people interacting in a free market.
  • Jaiheena Star 2011/05/20 04:38:10
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  • S. Gompers 2011/05/19 08:11:08
    S. Gompers
    +3
    Socialism comes in many flavors from Yellow to red, Gramsky, Fabian, Communism to Fascism, Hegelian dialectic, etc., and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately it infects both parties in America to varying degrees.

    Many do not even know when they see socialism. Ultimately it is all about control.
  • highroad1960 2011/05/19 02:37:03 (edited)
    highroad1960
    +5
    Socialism in actuality is when the government and the bureaucrats live well and the rest of the population is equal, equally poor. Government owns most industries and provide you with what they determine you need. Workers tend not to work hard under this type of government because no one is better than enyone else except the people running the show. In Cuba for instance, things are rationed and you are only allowed to what the government has determined that you will get. Things are scarce and buying in the black market can get you in jail. An example of this is a minister in Cuba was given six pounds of beef by a friend and was caught with it in his fridge. For that crime he was given six months in jail, one month for each pound. Slaughtering a cow will get you twenty years in jail. I will stick to capitalism, thank you! crime jail pound slaughtering cow years jail stick capitalism ration card cuba
  • Jaiheen... highroa... 2011/05/20 04:38:55
  • Kilo Delta 2011/05/19 01:33:31
  • us 2011/05/19 01:04:18
    us
    +1
    Socialism not where GOvernment own everything. Capitalism create jobs and the ones who work help donate to others in need. The other Government tax people who in return gives that money to who they feel needs it.
  • FUS RO DAH! 2011/05/18 23:15:19
  • Kilo Delta FUS RO ... 2011/05/19 01:35:27
  • FanOreilly Kilo Delta 2011/05/19 13:44:25
    FanOreilly
    +1
    Really? Which real person stole from the poor in capitalism?

    Poor child brain washed by leftists.
  • Kilo Delta FanOreilly 2011/05/19 22:05:16
    Kilo Delta
    It's saying that in capitalism, (a form of socialism BTW), the rich have all the power and hold their money hostage from the poor.
    In socialism, the poor get money from the rich.
  • David Kilo Delta 2011/05/20 00:54:18
    David
    +1
    The federal reserve
  • Kilo Delta David 2011/05/20 00:55:57
    Kilo Delta
    and what about it? America's in debt?
    Find a country that's not
  • David Kilo Delta 2011/05/20 01:01:11
    David
    +1
    ?? I am not saying that we are not it debt, that would be ridiculous. I am saying that the person with the gun is the Federal Reserve.... they are causing so many problems because they are "selling" us our monetary funds for this nation.... not even backed by gold anymore, they have us in a deathly chokehold.
  • Kilo Delta David 2011/05/20 01:51:22
    Kilo Delta
    Oh. Sorry I didn't get what you were saying.
  • Michael McFascist 2011/05/18 22:47:36
    Michael McFascist
    +3
    I can't take credit for it. But, it sort of sums it up for me

    SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. You have to take care of all the cows.The government gives you a glass of milk.

    FASCISM: You have two cows.The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk.

    TOTALITARIANISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and denies they ever existed. Milk is banned.

    COMMUNISM: You share two cows with your neighbors. You and your neighbors bicker about who has the most "ability" and who has the most "need".Meanwhile, no one works, no one gets any milk,and the cows drop dead of starvation.

    DICTATORSHIP: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.

    DEMOCRACY You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.

    LIBERTARIANISM: You have two cows. One has actually read the constitution, believes in it, and has some really good ideas about government. The cow runs for office, and while most people agree that the cow is the best candidate, nobody except the other cow votes for her because they think it would be "throwing their vote away."

    BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then...







    I can't take credit for it. But, it sort of sums it up for me

    SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. You have to take care of all the cows.The government gives you a glass of milk.

    FASCISM: You have two cows.The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk.

    TOTALITARIANISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and denies they ever existed. Milk is banned.

    COMMUNISM: You share two cows with your neighbors. You and your neighbors bicker about who has the most "ability" and who has the most "need".Meanwhile, no one works, no one gets any milk,and the cows drop dead of starvation.

    DICTATORSHIP: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.

    DEMOCRACY You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.

    LIBERTARIANISM: You have two cows. One has actually read the constitution, believes in it, and has some really good ideas about government. The cow runs for office, and while most people agree that the cow is the best candidate, nobody except the other cow votes for her because they think it would be "throwing their vote away."

    BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them.Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.

    CAPITALISM: You don't have any cows. The bank will not lend you money to buy cows, because you don't have any cows to put up as collateral.

    ANARCHY: You have two cows.Either you sell the milk fair price or your neighbors try to take the cows and kill you.

    ENVIRONMENTALISM: You have two cows. The government bans you from milking or killing them.

    SURREALISM: You have two giraffes.The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.
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  • David Michael... 2011/05/20 00:56:54
    David
    +2
    It's clearly time for a new "ism"
  • Jaiheen... Michael... 2011/05/20 04:41:17
  • Billyk75 2011/05/18 19:52:14
    Billyk75
    +1
    Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.
  • dispatcher 2011/05/18 19:37:51
    dispatcher
    +2
    forcing everyone to be dependent upon goverment for many services while they control the benefits that are to be distributed to the citizens within that country. This Obamacare will put many of our older families grandparents aunts, uncles & evene some parents into an early grave unless the defund all of this bill. America WAKE UP, LET'S NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN TO US.
  • juice 2011/05/18 19:14:01
    juice
    +1
    IT SUCKS!!!!!
  • KenjaiRo 2011/05/18 18:26:46
    KenjaiRo
    +1
    It is compliance to government dictates at the end of a gun.
  • CassieRosaVioletta 2011/05/18 18:26:41
    CassieRosaVioletta
    +1
    Socialism might finally put an end to inequality...
    It didn't work in the USSR only because Russia was unsuited for a genuine proletarian revolution- it was forced upon them. Ah well, hopefully one day it will happen truthfully.
  • truthis... CassieR... 2011/05/18 21:52:56
    truthislight45
    +1
    Have you forgot that Hitler was socialist. Socialism in all its forms is Satanic, ungodly, as it creates dependent zombies. God not government is the answer. The wise turn to Jesus, fools believe Obamboozler...
  • Mike 2011/05/18 16:28:55
    Mike
    +2
    It's something we don't stand for, but infact exists, in one form or another.
  • Marshal... Mike 2011/05/19 00:40:25
    Marshal Artz
    +1
    absolutely.
  • Rusty 2011/05/18 15:50:54
  • Ramon Rusty 2011/05/19 08:09:48
    Ramon
    +1
    Hey, that was good. That Roman part sounds a lot like us doesn't it?
  • Rusty Ramon 2011/05/19 17:28:52
    Rusty
    +2
    did you know that is the past 235 years, there has only been one country to maintain the same form of government. The democrats I think want an oligarchy, which they have been pushing for since the 1900's. If it requires government control it is socialism. I don't know where you will find the angles to run the world.
  • Ramon Rusty 2011/05/21 03:40:27
    Ramon
    Yeah, we need to fight for a third party because I'm not all that happy with the Republicans either, it seems that no matter which of the two parties we vote in not much changes. They all want to spend us into oblivion and make us more dependent on the government. They also are both into social engineering...trying to legislate certain behaviors to mold us to whatever they want us to be.
  • Rusty Ramon 2011/05/22 07:05:36
    Rusty
    +2
    The fact that we have bad leaders is really our fault. When a large portion of the population dose not vote. 25 and under seem to get there new from Saturday night live and jon stewart, the bad guys have a field day. A third party is not the answer, With more than 2 parties you never get 50% approval ratings on any thing and if you think the government moves slowly now. Guess what happens if you throw a third party into the mix. Well, they are looking at the problem through the eye's of the elite
    There biggest problem is a traffic jam on the way to the Botox clinic, same for Hollywood and lot of California and the upper east coast. They don't live day to day, like you and I, so we are just problems that get in the way of them being cool on a very grand scale. We need to elect real people, but real people are not flashy enough for the public at large. With the School books bashing the American way, The movies making us out to be the bad guy's, the news media that is really a talking piece for only one party and having one party completely sold out to a socialist agenda. Where they know that they can make promises and the young will follow while the elderly know better and the middle class is to busy to take the time to find the truth. The socialist agenda requires an oligarchy and I don't know where you are going to find the angles to run the rest of the world?


    truth socialist agenda requires oligarchy angles run rest world
  • Ramon Rusty 2011/05/22 07:11:20
    Ramon
    +1
    Yes, people definitely need to be more informed on the important issues.
  • Rusty Ramon 2011/05/22 08:19:27
    Rusty
    +2
    not just important issues, but on the American way of life, today's young have been taught that communism is good. the progressive liberals have been rewriting history in our school books, today's youth are not on the American side.
  • Ramon Rusty 2011/05/22 08:50:15 (edited)
    Ramon
    +1
    That's true, they follow Hollywood too much, unfortunately, who are already rich and think they know everything and love following fads. They preach the Socialism doctrine, or even Communist doctrine, yet they won't want to share in their wealth with the rest of us. They are hippocrites that have too much time on their hands, who think they need to save the world from evil Capitalism.
  • Rusty Ramon 2011/05/24 14:00:54
    Rusty
    +2
    What a lot of it is, is that they think everyone should live like them. They want everyone to be happy and content and do what ever they want. What they don't realize is that everyone can't them. So they mean well, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
    I ran across this video...what do you think?





  • Ramon Rusty 2011/05/24 16:47:41
    Ramon
    +1
    Those are pretty good, I especially liked the second one....I even sent it to a friend. They're true that we are trying to cater to the Muslims to the detriment of our best ally in the world right now, and I don't like it. Israel has always supported us and they are the only true Democracy in the area. It seems like they are being punished for being such a stable Democracy and the Muslim States are being rewarded for their bad behavior.
  • Rusty Ramon 2011/05/25 13:44:49
    Rusty
    +1
    now you understand why I think this is wrong.
  • Ramon Rusty 2011/05/26 05:29:01
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