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    Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    If you had to live under any of these three ideologies, which would it be? This question I've been wondering ever since I read a quote in Viktyr Korimir's sig.

    Supposedly communism has killed many.

    Supposedly capitalism has killed many.

    And, supposedly, socialism has killed many.

    What is the better option? Do you know of a better ideology that won't have any blood splattered onto it?

    Are any of these options even worth being considered?

    As to Communism and Capitalism, as a quote from, if I recall, Viktyr Korimir:

    "Communism is forced equality. Capitalism is forced inequality. I've picked my poison."

    You may think him wrong, but he does have a point.

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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    If you had to live under any of these three ideologies, which would it be? This question I've been wondering ever since I read a quote in Viktyr Korimir's sig.

    Supposedly communism has killed many.

    Supposedly capitalism has killed many.

    And, supposedly, socialism has killed many.

    What is the better option? Do you know of a better ideology that won't have any blood splattered onto it?

    Are any of these options even worth being considered?

    As to Communism and Capitalism, as a quote from, if I recall, Viktyr Korimir:

    "Communism is forced equality. Capitalism is forced inequality. I've picked my poison."

    You may think him wrong, but he does have a point.
    Given that there exists no communist state in the world, and never has, that cuts us down to 2 options. Most 'socialist' states that exist allow markets to determine the distribution of goods and services and use money as the determinant of privilege to some extent. Hence, 'socialist' states ARE also capitalist. And given that not a single 'capitalist' state permits the unfettered operation of markets and that all provide at least some welfare benefits to its citizens, all 'capitalist' states are socialist to some extent.

    Now y'see, I just can't see the point of voting in your poll.
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    I would live under a true communist state. No classes, no money, no government, Communism shared everything === heavean! But that probably would never happen so i would choose to live under a true democratic socialist state.

    And ideas really dont kill people.. People kill people.


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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    "As to Communism and Capitalism, as a quote from, if I recall, Viktyr Korimir:

    'Communism is forced equality. Capitalism is forced inequality. I've picked my poison.'"
    - Wake

    His sig is a lie.

    Capitalism doesn't force inequality on anyone. People are free to choose to be losers and failures.

    Under communism failure is forced upon everyone without choice.
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    I support capitalism with some regulation.
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Capitalism is too unsustainable and we see things such as recessions. Communism is also unsustainable, but because a Utopian life is also an uninteresting one. But both have advantages and disadvantages.

    Best of both worlds =====> Socialism. Especially the democratic type.
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    "Best of both worlds =====> Socialism. Especially the democratic type." - Juiposa

    So you wish to take by force from those that earn what they have and give it to those who have not.

    Disturbing.
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    "Best of both worlds =====> Socialism. Especially the democratic type." - Juiposa

    So you wish to take by force from those that earn what they have and give it to those who have not.

    Disturbing.

    If those who have not can't otherwise help themselves yes.
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    "If those who have not can't otherwise help themselves yes." - Juiposa

    Oh, do tell!

    1. How are you going to distinguish between those who are unable to do for themselves and the bums?

    2. Who in the cornbread-hell do you think you are to tell someone else that they must give-up what they have earned so that it may be redistributed to someone else?
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    Re: Pick your Poison - Communism or Capitalism? (Or Socialism?)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    "If those who have not can't otherwise help themselves yes." - Juiposa

    Oh, do tell!

    1. How are you going to distinguish between those who are unable to do for themselves and the bums?

    2. Who in the cornbread-hell do you think you are to tell someone else that they must give-up what they have earned so that it may be redistributed to someone else?
    Both already happens here, and we don't complain to much. We bitched about HST but that has gone away. We have no problem with it here in Canuckland.
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