View Poll Results: Is communism possible in the USA?

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  • Yes, Soviet type of communism

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  • Yes, community type of communism

    14 12.39%
  • Yes, religious type of communism

    2 1.77%
  • Yes, other type of communism

    14 12.39%
  • No, not possible

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Possible, but highly unlikely. Especially with people like me still running around. I see 'em everywhere. People who believe in profit from labor also believe that not everything is measured in money and power. Okay. Most of 'em. Okay, okay. Some of 'em. Don't keep pushing me. And no, I don't run much. I walk. So, with people like me walking around...Damn, people are picky here.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Indeed. He went to lengths, in fact, to make rather clear that was not His intent.

    Funny, though, how those so intent on trying to shove Him onto the political platform of Give To The Poor seem less interested in Separation of Church and State or Pauls', He Who Will Not Work Let Him Not Eat.
    But that was in pre-capitalist times. Capitalism requires a surplus of labour (unemployed people) to keep wages down through supply and demand. If you're going to operate an economic system in which a certain level of unemployment is required, you then have to 'compensate' those people who can't get a job.

    Unemployment levels in the US have never fallen below circa 3%, whilst in socialist Hungary for example, it reached 0.5%.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    People can't stand anything the government does, how could we ever go communist?
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    To save the poll from influence, I will spare my opinion for the time being.

    So, is communism possible in the USA?
    Are we not already fascist? The state owns the banks. The state takes half of our money every year, and then limits our choices on everything else.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    communism only works in small tribes. this is because in a small tribe, every member is directly accountable to the rest of the tribe. add more people, and that accountability fades to anonymity.

    communism on the nation scale fails because it doesn't take human greed into account. capitalism succeeds because it depends on greed. at this point in our societal evolution, heavily regulated capitalism is the best system.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    100% impossible. Communism cannot exist on a large scale, and the USA is what...the 4th most populous nation in the world?

    Oh, and anyone who thinks that the USSR was communist is retarded.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    if the Usa faces communism one day it means the doomsday is coming soon
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Not only is it possible, it is inevitable. We are slowly moving towards a more egalitarian system. Those who panic about the loss of what make this country great don't realize that a commitment to equality and curbing abuses of power (the hallmark of a real socialist system) are what make it great. The only think that could truly destroy this nation would be to sell control of it to a new aristocracy. Which is, of course, what the conservative factions are trying to do, even if they don't all realize it. That's certainly what the billionaires who fund those factions are trying to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Are we not already fascist? The banks own the state. The state takes half of our money every year, and then gives it to the banks.
    Fixed that for ya.
    Last edited by Paschendale; 08-03-13 at 05:50 PM.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Not only is it possible, it is inevitable. We are slowly moving towards a more egalitarian system. Those who panic about the loss of what make this country great don't realize that a commitment to equality and curbing abuses of power (the hallmark of a real socialist system) are what make it great. The only think that could truly destroy this nation would be to sell control of it to a new aristocracy. Which is, of course, what the conservative factions are trying to do, even if they don't all realize it. That's certainly what the billionaires who fund those factions are trying to do.
    You'd have to hope for a very large populace to lose enough IQ points to believe that economic stagnation is a much less evil than wealth disparity.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You'd have to hope for a very large populace to lose enough IQ points to believe that economic stagnation is a much less evil than wealth disparity.
    That populace lost a lot of IQ already. Hence why they think that egalitarianism leads to stagnation.
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