Patria Antiqua said "I see socialism as a more useful way to advance a nation to first world status."
"Given the choice between living in a stone age society, and living in a modern society, I choose modernity."
I ask for an example.
Perhaps the better argument would have been:
Market economies have allowed most countries to modernize and become first world nations. There are negatives to market economies such as inequality. Socialism can help this.
Don't tread on me= Don't tread on my corporate masters
and faced with that reality, the best thing to do is to do your damndest to be a ruler rather than a peasant
Peasant: How do you know he is king
Other Peasant: Because he's not down here covered in sh it!!
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Yes, the state is just as susceptible to abusive behavior as the many, but the state is also the only thing that can uphold that thin veneer of civilization. We could wait thousands of years for people to see the truth of socialism, but there is action that needs to be taken now.
Last edited by Patria Antiqua; 12-07-10 at 05:28 PM.