View Poll Results: Is communism possible in the USA?

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  • Yes, Soviet type of communism

    12 10.62%
  • 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

    61 53.98%
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    3 2.65%
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    If you observe the trends in this country for the last 100 years I'd say we are well along on the 'Long March'.
    What began with the Sixteenth Amendment ended with the Affordable Care Act.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Neither communism nor socialism is possible, anywhere, as long as scarcity exists.
    "Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. . . . Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."
    ~Orwell, Politics and the English Language

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Lets not forget about Mormons. I think they probably came the closet to realizing a true religous communist society...and that was here in the US.
    or liberation theology - Catholicism with a distinctly Marxist flavor.

    come to think of it, there are a number of Muslim countries that have also had a distinctly socialist orientation.

    In more traditional societies where both religion and a collectivist culture is strong, communism can be far more attractive than rampant individualistically oriented capitalism.

    but that's a digression - the US as is it now will not (probably never) become communist, because communism (Marxist influenced or not) requires the individual to work on behalf of the common good, rather than for me, myself, I - which is anathema to a people brought up to think that they are the centre of the universe and their rights trump everybody else's.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Well Mary once they are effectively taxing you at an 80% rate it really won't matter whether you think you are
    'working for yourself' or the 'common good' will it?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    No, not at commonly accepted and defined parameters. However, the official confirmation that the U.S. government can kill U.S. citizens without a trial, detain them indefinitely, and spy on them "lawfully" is paramount to something other than the image of America we were all taught in school as kids. We were supposed to be the good guys, the best. You know, American exceptionalism. But, as time unfolds and new policies are voted into law, that concept, that exceptionalism, it is seemingly becoming more and more of a pipe dream. What's stopping America from becoming something like the USSR is that the government isn't disappearing or killing us in bulk.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    my my my Jango you seem to be noticing a trend there eh?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    my my my Jango you seem to be noticing a trend there eh?
    What do you disagree with?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    My personal position is a complete and total disagreement with the headlong rush towards totalitarianism but I'm just a stick in the mud Right wing Conservative wacko.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    It shouldn't read: Is communism possible in the USA?
    It should ask: which of the tenets of communism have yet to be fully realized in Amerika ?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Oh, and anyone who thinks that the USSR was communist is retarded.
    The usual stupid excuse for those who are still in denial about the totalitarian and anti-democratic nature of communism and its utter failure.

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