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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    That is the form I thought was possible. One must think "commune ism" to relate because in the USA "Communism" has been bastardized to the extreme that the MSM massaged non-thinking masses think it means godless evil.
    I think the bastardization started with Marx. I guess he wanted to benefit from the moral appeal of the word "commune" and called his ideology "communism".

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    Mo of course I read it but it was so insanely obtuse it hurted my brain and I ran away screaming in pain!

    so help an old guy out here if you would please WTF is 'mixin' the banks' supposed to mean???
    what odd concept were you trying to convey there good buddy?
    Inquiring minds wanna know !
    In 1933, to avoid another Great Depression, banks were divided into commercial banks and investment banks. It worked extremely well for almost 70 years, then some genius decided that law was old, tired, and no longer needed, so the government (both sides of the aisle) almost unanimously rescinded it, letting investment banks and commercial banks become one and the same entity again. Less than a decade later the result was the Great Recession. Friggin' idiots!!!
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    In 1933, to avoid another Great Depression, banks were divided into commercial banks and investment banks. It worked extremely well for almost 70 years, then some genius decided that law was old, tired, and no longer needed, so the government (both sides of the aisle) almost unanimously rescinded it, letting investment banks and commercial banks become one and the same entity again. Less than a decade later the result was the Great Recession. Friggin' idiots!!!
    It's a bit simplistic to claim that the repeal of Glass-Steagal led to the financial crisis of 2008. But I do agree it was a mistake to repeal the division between investment banking and regular banks.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    yeah remember the supposed Savings and Loan Crisis back in the 80's early 90's?
    Seems like a regular means to rip-off the taxpayer does it not?
    heck if you and I were the one's backing up the truck and carting off the money
    we'd think it was the sweetest deal on the planet.
    Funny thing is none of this nor the housing bubble had one thing to do with the 2008 downturn in the economy.
    I read a book in 1993 that forecasted the 2008 crash to the day it would occur and why it would happen.
    The same book said we'd see a modest boom around 2016-2018 then 50 years of decline
    so if you missed backing up the truck and karting off the cash the last time on your Marks, Get Ready, Set...

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Artevelde View Post
    It's a bit simplistic to claim that the repeal of Glass-Steagal led to the financial crisis of 2008. But I do agree it was a mistake to repeal the division between investment banking and regular banks.
    It is simplistic but this isn't an economics thread.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    Funny thing is none of this nor the housing bubble had one thing to do with the 2008 downturn in the economy.
    I have to disagree but that's for another thread.


    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    I read a book in 1993 that forecasted the 2008 crash to the day it would occur and why it would happen.
    The same book said we'd see a modest boom around 2016-2018 then 50 years of decline
    It wasn't Prechter was it? He predicted a big crash in the early 00's but the market buoyed itself by switching to housing then commodities, which he didn't predict, so he was off a little. He also assumes we'll have a slight upturn followed by about 70 years of minor oscillations of the major cycle, which includes several boom/busts on smaller scales like we saw the 70 years before 2008. At the end of that, another drop. Personally, I think he's full of it, but it was entertaining to read.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Is communism possible ..... "No".

    Is "Socialim" possible ..... Yep!

    As the economy crumbles, you just watch how much money the rich folks will give up when they can't walk down the streets without being spit upon and sneered at or when they are only allowed to count their money and not enjoy it. It will not be safe for anyone who even smells of wealth to walk the streets.

    The rich folks will pay a kings ransom not to be strung up on lamp posts.

    It will be the Middle Class who will prevail the most damage and strike out most fiercely. When the Middle Class who once enjoyed the American Dream recognize that they have lost it, the anger will be uncontrollable. The Poor never really enjoyed the American Dream, so they will slumber off to a druggie phase.

    The Rich Folks are runnin' scared right now and that is why all the anti-terror legislation is being implemented.

    Think back to the 1930's in Europe and especially Germany. The Poor Folks remembered how the Rich Folks acted during the roaring 20's and how they flaunted their wealth.

    But, by 1933, the Middle Class in Europe got tired of pawing their valuables at pawnshops which were mostly owned by Gypsies and Jews.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Very unlikely. The political climate isn't exactly ripe for it like it was during the depression.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by calm View Post
    Is communism possible ..... "No".

    Is "Socialim" possible ..... Yep!

    As the economy crumbles, you just watch how much money the rich folks will give up when they can't walk down the streets without being spit upon and sneered at or when they are only allowed to count their money and not enjoy it. It will not be safe for anyone who even smells of wealth to walk the streets.

    The rich folks will pay a kings ransom not to be strung up on lamp posts.

    It will be the Middle Class who will prevail the most damage and strike out most fiercely. When the Middle Class who once enjoyed the American Dream recognize that they have lost it, the anger will be uncontrollable. The Poor never really enjoyed the American Dream, so they will slumber off to a druggie phase.

    The Rich Folks are runnin' scared right now and that is why all the anti-terror legislation is being implemented.

    Think back to the 1930's in Europe and especially Germany. The Poor Folks remembered how the Rich Folks acted during the roaring 20's and how they flaunted their wealth.

    But, by 1933, the Middle Class in Europe got tired of pawing their valuables at pawnshops which were mostly owned by Gypsies and Jews.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    That's the 13th. And you seem to lack any notion of what slavery is.
    Thank you for the correction, my mistake.

    Slavery is the subjugation of human beings to the will of others.
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