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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    If one makes it a pillar of one's society then that society is on its way to socialism.
    Got proof? How many nation can you name that went socialist because of a tax system, rather than violent revolution?
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    McCarthy was a liar, a power-hungry jackass who blackmailed, extorted, defamed, spit upon and disgraced this nation and its citizens.

    A closeted homosexual who drove many homosexuals he outted to suicide. If this is a man you admire, there are others like him. Joseph Stalin should appeal even more.
    Okay. My quote says he was a lout. He was also right.

    You have an opinion. You also have an anus. Both stink.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Got proof? How many nation can you name that went socialist because of a tax system, rather than violent revolution?

    Anyone on the left today calling for violence, and revolution that you can think of here? I can.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Got proof? How many nation can you name that went socialist because of a tax system, rather than violent revolution?
    When a nation's citizens are very fortunate they recognize the danger they have placed themselves in and they begin to unravel the nanny state. That is what is happening in Europe today.

    The tax system is just one tool, albeit a very important one. Most of the European nations are more socialist than capitalist, even some who take less of their subjects incomes than we do. If you invite the termites of socialism into your society you are inviting ruin. It is insufficient to say, "it hasn't collapsed yet."

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    When a nation's citizens are very fortunate they recognize the danger they have placed themselves in and they begin to unravel the nanny state. That is what is happening in Europe today.
    Right, so none.
    The tax system is just one tool, albeit a very important one. Most of the European nations are more socialist than capitalist, even some who take less of their subjects incomes than we do. If you invite the termites of socialism into your society you are inviting ruin. It is insufficient to say, "it hasn't collapsed yet."
    Here we have more of the "Doing this, this and this will bring about socialism/collapse, I have no proof of my statements, and they're mere opinion".
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Do you also believe in unicorns?

    What? No unicorns? Of course I believe in unicorns. Who doesn't?

    There are no Communists because Communism is a defunct political system that has never, ever worked in any nation on Planet Earth and never will.
    In a way you are right. The environmental movement became the new home for "our" communists after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Of course there is that somewhat inconvenient China thing, country, whatever. Have they denounced communism or just toned it way down? It is not my job to watch them anymore so someone else will have to answer.

    And you can shove that "Communists are evil" crap right up your ass. Many members of the early 20th century American Labor Movement were Communists or sympathizers...including my parents.
    The nut, I am sorry, acorn, does not fall very far from the tree, does it?

    Wanting a better country, one that does not oppress the working man, does not mean anyone is less patriotic than the fascists who are currently in favor with the GOP.

    Understood. Not Red. Pink. Nice choice. It has meaning given your discussed past.
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Right, so none.

    Here we have more of the "Doing this, this and this will bring about socialism/collapse, I have no proof of my statements, and they're mere opinion".
    You remind me of the story of the man who fell off the Empire State Building. As he plummeted past the 55th floor a man yelled out to him, "How are you doing?" The falling man yelled back, "So far, so good!"

    Itis best to back away from the ledge.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    And you can shove that "Communists are evil" crap right up your ass. Many members of the early 20th century American Labor Movement were Communists or sympathizers...including my parents.
    They are only evil to the extent that they wish to use violence to achieve their communism. If they simply wish to set up a commune with like-minded individuals, more power to 'em. If they wish to shoot people, then that's evil.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Do you also believe in unicorns? There are no Communists because Communism is a defunct political system that has never, ever worked in any nation on Planet Earth and never will.

    And you can shove that "Communists are evil" crap right up your ass. Many members of the early 20th century American Labor Movement were Communists or sympathizers...including my parents.

    Wanting a better country, one that does not oppress the working man, does not mean anyone is less patriotic than the fascists who are currently in favor with the GOP.
    Further evidence that Allen West just may be on to something.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    They are only evil to the extent that they wish to use violence to achieve their communism. If they simply wish to set up a commune with like-minded individuals, more power to 'em. If they wish to shoot people, then that's evil.
    I agree with this assessment. And others should stop conflating liberalism with Stalin, if only for just this reason.

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