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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Artevelde View Post
    The usual stupid excuse for those who are still in denial about the totalitarian and anti-democratic nature of communism and its utter failure.
    While the Soviet Union was undoubtedly totalitarian, communism - in its most pure form - is the epitome of democracy.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Artevelde
    The idea of claiming that Christ espoused a particular ârty political ideology is ridiculous.
    This may be ridiculous (though, if Jesus was God, he was surely aware of communism, as such). What isn't ridiculous is claiming that the ideas of Jesus are harmonious with the core ideas and motivations of communism--as they surely are.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Well, advocating a change of lawmakers and governors is not the same as advocating an overthrow of the government but I'm probably wrong either way. Just that I heard that the Communist Party was illegal but a brief, careless google makes no mention of it so I guess I heard wrong.
    What does instituting different economic policies have to do with overthrowing the government? There's nothing antithetical to socialist policy in the US constitution.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Neither communism nor socialism is possible, anywhere, as long as scarcity exists.
    And in this country, it really doesn't. Or rather, it doesn't have to, and we artificially create it. Scarcity is only ever going to decrease as technology improves. Socialism is basically inevitable, both for this country and for the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    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.
    I think it can change. Even selfish douchebags can eventually learn to act like adults.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    yes Paschendale socialism can work only when there is a gun to your head

    Every Communist must grasp the truth; "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

    I hope you aren't too impatient to wait a little longer to see your communist socialist utopian dream become a reality in the good old US of A
    some of us would rather not live like the Germans did behind the iron curtain for all those years M'kay?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    Every Communist must grasp the truth; "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."
    You think only old Russians have to grasp that?
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Mo, I think it is the lil American wannabee socialists that need to get a grip on the concept.

    My plan is to defy: (1. a. To oppose or resist with boldness and assurance) the One
    this October first and remain uninsured as I have been since 1990 and I ain't gonna pay his silly 95 dollar fine either

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    What does instituting different economic policies have to do with overthrowing the government? There's nothing antithetical to socialist policy in the US constitution.
    I'm pretty sure the 14th amendment bans slavery.
    Only a fool measures equality by results and not opportunities.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I'm pretty sure the 14th amendment bans slavery.
    That's the 13th. And you seem to lack any notion of what slavery is.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    Mo, I think it is the lil American wannabee socialists that need to get a grip on the concept.

    My plan is to defy: (1. a. To oppose or resist with boldness and assurance) the One
    this October first and remain uninsured as I have been since 1990 and I ain't gonna pay his silly 95 dollar fine either
    Tell me, will you also travel across our socialist road system at some point in this battle?
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    oh Lord no I'm stickin' solely to the private toll roads !

    If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.

    so I'm to think that 'Undisclosed' is another way of saying Leftie?

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