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    Re: Communism + National Socialism = Jared Loughner

    WTF does that even mean
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Communism + National Socialism = Jared Loughner

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    WTF does that even mean
    I think he means that it might work on paper but absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    When you put imperfect people in charge of a perfect system, everything changes and the system is no longer perfect.

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: Communism + National Socialism = Jared Loughner

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean_H View Post
    No, it is a stupid conversation. Facism isn't really comparable anywhere to modern American politics.
    quite an ironic statement from someone with hunter s thompson in his signature. i'm guessing you don't actually read any of thompson's work, you just found the quote with a google search.
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    Re: Communism + National Socialism = Jared Loughner

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyroh View Post
    quite an ironic statement from someone with hunter s thompson in his signature. i'm guessing you don't actually read any of thompson's work, you just found the quote with a google search.
    What I was saying is it's lazy to compare everyone to Nazis. Could have been worded better, none of the parties platforms line up is what I'm getting at. That's really my fault for using facism interchangeably.
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    Re: Communism + National Socialism = Jared Loughner

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I think he means that it might work on paper but absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    When you put imperfect people in charge of a perfect system, everything changes and the system is no longer perfect.
    The problem is the same with any pure system. Pure laissez faire capitalism doesn't happen for the same reasons.
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    Re: Communism + National Socialism = Jared Loughner

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Please feel free to enlighten us with some facts as you set forth nothing but personal opinion. Your assertion is contrary to generally accepted political science. Though I would agree their are many that simply suggest that nazism was a incoherent political philosophy that does not fit into a left/right paradigm. I am not sure what you are trying to say here, but a cross reference would be helpful.
    Socialism and its variants like Syndicalism are identified as being left-wing ideologies. Nazism arose from socialism and syndicalism and retained many of those ideals. People who identify Nazism as being a Far Right ideology are making the error of emphasizing the nationalist and racialist aspects of the philosophy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Fun Fact: This is completely false.

    "The Communists, therefore, are on the one hand, practically, the most advanced and resolute section of the working-class parties of every country, that section which pushes forward all others; on the other hand, theoretically, they have over the great mass of the proletariat the advantage of clearly understanding the line of march, the conditions, and the ultimate general results of the proletarian movement." - Marx, Manifesto, Proletarians and Communists
    Where did he say "vanguard party" in there? The idea of the vanguard party espoused by Lenin is completely different from what is being expressed here. Lenin envisioned the vanguard party as taking control of the state on behalf of the proletariat as the dictatorship of the proletariat. Marx definitely did not espouse such an idea.
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    Re: Communism + National Socialism = Jared Loughner

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Except that is not what communism is in reality. Rather it is the impression people have gotten about it from the fact certain governments have carried out their actions in the name of communism.
    You're confusing theory with reality. In reality, they are as I wrote, and they are specifically (and more that failed)

    People's Republic of China
    Republic of Cuba
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    In fantasy-land, they are something else entirely, maybe. But I'm not interested in fantasy land at the moment. And if I am, it better include hot chics and sniper rifles, maybe combined

    You're also glossing over the fact that when some ideas are implemented in reality, they end up not producing what they hypothetically were supposed to. Reality has that effect on ideas. In the great global hypothesis of communism, anyone can see what the results of the experiment were, and that the hypothesis was bunk.

    Such was, and still apparently is, the danger of socialism and communism rhetoric. Now, if I were a potential dictator with a power base, seeking to control an entire state, would I consider using a tool that "appears" to give power to the majority, but actually gives it all to me? I have a cunning plan.

    That;s really the depressing and ironic tragedy of communism/socialism isn't it? You have these people that are championing it in the name of individual power and the worker, etc., and you know the rhetoric is designed to appeal to that, but you also know that in reality, it will mean some of the worst political and economic conditions of the last century, if implemented. It's like seeing someone lapping up poison that tastes like cotton candy, it's just awful.
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    Re: Communism + National Socialism = Jared Loughner

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Centrist View Post
    I guess you've never been to a Tea Party rally and seen the Obama posters with a Hitler mustache. Or I guess you never saw that conservative billboard that compared Obama to Hitler.



    yeah I know...








    Such horror. poor poor obama
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    Re: Communism + National Socialism = Jared Loughner

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    You're confusing theory with reality. In reality, they are as I wrote, and they are specifically (and more that failed)

    People's Republic of China
    Republic of Cuba
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    In fantasy-land, they are something else entirely, maybe. But I'm not interested in fantasy land at the moment. And if I am, it better include hot chics and sniper rifles, maybe combined

    You're also glossing over the fact that when some ideas are implemented in reality, they end up not producing what they hypothetically were supposed to. Reality has that effect on ideas. In the great global hypothesis of communism, anyone can see what the results of the experiment were, and that the hypothesis was bunk.

    Such was, and still apparently is, the danger of socialism and communism rhetoric. Now, if I were a potential dictator with a power base, seeking to control an entire state, would I consider using a tool that "appears" to give power to the majority, but actually gives it all to me? I have a cunning plan.

    That;s really the depressing and ironic tragedy of communism/socialism isn't it? You have these people that are championing it in the name of individual power and the worker, etc., and you know the rhetoric is designed to appeal to that, but you also know that in reality, it will mean some of the worst political and economic conditions of the last century, if implemented. It's like seeing someone lapping up poison that tastes like cotton candy, it's just awful.
    Sorry, but your notion that reality impugnes the theory is quite absurd. If people applied that sort of thinking to every political theory we would condemn the very idea of democracy given the less-than-respectable actions of its earlier proponents.
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    Re: Communism + National Socialism = Jared Loughner

    Where did he say "vanguard party" in there? The idea of the vanguard party espoused by Lenin is completely different from what is being expressed here. Lenin envisioned the vanguard party as taking control of the state on behalf of the proletariat as the dictatorship of the proletariat. Marx definitely did not espouse such an idea.
    Lol so because he didn't say the exact words or coin a phrase that means that Lenin was the originator. And no, Lenin did not envision that. You are again wrong.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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