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

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  • 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?

    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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    What exactly stops those "rich" people from moving themselves and their money, as some have already done, to another location?
    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
    What exactly stops those "rich" people from moving themselves and their money, as some have already done, to another location?
    Most rich people dont' have all their money in a savings or checking's account, they're in investments, property, capital and so on.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Some community communism already exists, in cooperatives, collectives, neighborhood commons, and some religious communism has existed in the past.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by artevelde
    So you feel Jesus was in favour of mass-murder and brutal oppression?
    No. But those are not core ideas or motivations of communism.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    interesting question ... listening to cons for the last five years carrying on about Obama, I thought we were already communist ...

    I think eventually, yes, that is if capitalism doesn't wipe out the species first ...

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    No. But those are not core ideas or motivations of communism.
    Maybe not, but seems to be their standard methods for employing communism.
    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 windowdressing View Post
    interesting question ... listening to cons for the last five years carrying on about Obama, I thought we were already communist ...

    I think eventually, yes, that is if capitalism doesn't wipe out the species first ...
    How in the world can capitalism wipe out the species?
    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
    Maybe not, but seems to be their standard methods for employing communism.
    Well, certainly, the Russian regime under Stalin was especially bad. Then again, the history of Russia is soaked in blood generally. The Rus and the Muscovites have never been very nice sorts of people. The same can be said for China, which has always had a brutal and violent hierarchical government. The An Shi rebellion was the bloodiest conflict in human history before WWII.

    Plenty of other countries have employed socialist/communist concepts without oppression and bloodshed.

    Anyway, Jesus absolutely advocated for taking care of others in the most robust way possible. He would certainly have believed that one's economic output should be thought of primarily as community property (we know that the early Christians thought so). Communism, as an economic doctrine, is more intellectually well-developed, but it nevertheless has as its core motive this notion that we should not make, carve, mold, grow, or serve for ourselves, but rather, for others.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Yes, the revolution is imminent. We shall tolerate no opposition from the capitalist roaders.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Thank you for the correction, my mistake.

    Slavery is the subjugation of human beings to the will of others.
    So subjecting you to the will of others by penalizing you for driving above the speed limit is slavery? Subjecting you to the will of others by making you turn off your cell phone in a movie theatre is slavery? Subjecting you to the will of others by not allowing you to trespass in my home is slavery?
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