View Poll Results: What is worse Communism or Anarchy?

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Thread: Whats worse?

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    Whats worse?

    Communism or anarchy?

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    Re: Whats worse?

    If I had to choose which to live in, I'd choose an anarchy. Not that I like either one.

    So I guess...for me personally, I'd say communism.
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    Re: Whats worse?

    I would say communism, because it quickly mutates into brutal totalitarian dictatorships.

    Anarchy, on the other hand, quickly mutates into something else... possibly something tolerable and maybe even good.


    Neither are desirable, but I'd rather gamble for a win than immediately fail.
    Last edited by other; 07-08-11 at 06:35 PM.

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    Re: Whats worse?

    you spelling Casper wrong.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Whats worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    I would say anarchy, because it quickly mutates into something else... possibly something tolerable and maybe even good.

    Communism, on the other hand, quickly mutates into brutal totalitarian dictatorships.

    Neither are desirable, but I'd rather gamble for a win than immediately fail.
    The question was "what's worse." So, it seems to me that your answer to the question is actually Communism?
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 07-08-11 at 06:34 PM.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Whats worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The question was "what's worse." So, it seems to me that your answer to the problem is actually Communism?
    yeah, communism is worse.

    when I wrote that I had reversed the question in my mind... but I voted correctly.... I'll edit, thanks.

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    Re: Whats worse?

    Anarchy is an extreme intermediary state. It has almost no permanency, even in technologically stagnated time periods.

    I wish people would stop holding systems responsible for outcomes. A system succeeds or fails because the people who take part in it develop the morals and habits necessary to make it work.

    I have no preference. Both anarchy and communism are highly demanding systems that people are unlikely to "rise to the occasion" to make work.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 07-08-11 at 06:39 PM.
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    Re: Whats worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Anarchy is an extreme intermediary state. It has almost no permanency, even in technologically stagnated time periods.

    I wish people would stop holding systems responsible for outcomes. A system succeeds or fails because the people who take part in it develop the morals and habits necessary to make it work.

    I have no preference. Both anarchy and communism are highly demanding systems that people are unlikely to "rise to the occasion" to make work.
    I can agree with this, except that some systems are worse than others. However, human behavior is the root problem.
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    Re: Whats worse?

    Communism is worse by far
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    Re: Whats worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    I wish people would stop holding systems responsible for outcomes. A system succeeds or fails because the people who take part in it develop the morals and habits necessary to make it work.
    Well, I agree with your assessment that anarchism is only an intermediary, but that is only taking the outcome into consideration. There are anarchists who believe in anarchy as a stable end-state.

    I have to consider outcomes, though, because I am much more of a realist than an idealist.

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