View Poll Results: Is communism possible in the USA?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    I give up, the brainwashing has been far too complete, lotsa folks are now kinda ok with the idea of socialism
    but the mere mention of 'pure capitalism' makes em pee themselves, If good old fashioned communism
    has been shown to kill millions of its own citizens and capitalism can be shown to have made America rich
    then why in the blue blazes would anyone delude themselves into thinking 'pure capitalism' is evil?

    I know why oh I so do and it makes me a sad sad Panda
    i think it is not the concept of "pure capitalism" that some people have a problem, it is the fear of what kind of people the system creates. some people fear that pure capitalism creates a environment where stereotypical corporate villain, a ceo who is willing to gut a rainforest without regard for environmental regulations, a man willing to bulldoze a orphanage to build a mansion, or someone who values profit over the lives and saftey of his workers.

    there is concern that pure capitalism creates a situation were the rights of workers and regular people are trumped by the power of the wealthy businessmen and corporate tycoons, creating in effect another Gilded age.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    I give up, the brainwashing has been far too complete, lotsa folks are now kinda ok with the idea of socialism
    but the mere mention of 'pure capitalism' makes em pee themselves, If good old fashioned communism
    has been shown to kill millions of its own citizens and capitalism can be shown to have made America rich
    then why in the blue blazes would anyone delude themselves into thinking 'pure capitalism' is evil?

    I know why oh I so do and it makes me a sad sad Panda
    Double speak. You said yourself that laissez faire capitalism would be "too much of a good thing. <wink>". So why would you think that unbrideled "pure" capitalism is good thing? Isn't laissez faire capitalism just "pure" capitalism with a fancy name?



    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    Then clearly you'd agree that laissez faire capitalism would be taking it too far in the other direction Right?

    After all that would just be too much of a good thing

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I've named a ton before, ranging from Allende's Chile to the Eastern European bloc of the 80s, amongst numerous others.

    Socialism's been tried. Socialism's failed.
    Your wrong, Nixon, henry kissinger, and the CIA assemble a coup in Chile, because Allende nationalized copper mines.

    You my friend are a strawman.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    would anyone oppose the branch of socialism called reformism?

    Reformism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    I love it when these gawdless commies try to us Jeebus to justify their murderous ideology, don't you?
    Who are you calling a "gawdless commie"?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    ha ha ha I think I'm likin' you already
    yeah mebbe laissez faire is just a fancy French way of saying 'Leave it be' dating back to the late 1600's <wink>

    Scholars generally believe a laissez-faire state or a completely free market has never existed

    Now after what has gone on in this country over the last five years only a madman would advocate ANY form of capitalism
    Hell now the question has become:
    Is communism possible in the USA?
    The obvious answer is Yes Sally its only a matter of time.


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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by jag2594 View Post
    Your wrong, Nixon, henry kissinger, and the CIA assemble a coup in Chile, because Allende nationalized copper mines.

    You my friend are a strawman.
    Thank you for proving my point. Also, thank you for throwing in a joke with your ad-hom.

    By the time Pinochet took over, Chile's economy was practically nonexistent.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Socialism must be an Okay system when we realize that the Capitalists find it such a threat to their very existence.

    So what if another country on the globe wants to enjoy a Socialist form of government? What harm does it do to outsiders?

    But, each time any attempt is made at introducing socialism, the Captitalist's go on the attack and encourage a coup. Sanctions are imposed and the media demonizes or ridicules the socialist leadership.

    If a socialist system was doomed to failure from the start, then why don't the Capitalists just sit back and watch it collapse on it's own?

    The truth must be that Socialism is a successful system and it is only that the Capitalists are deathly afraid of a competing system, so they gotta nip it in the bud and demonize it before it's contagion. The Capitalists threaten and cajole any socialist system and force the socialists to invest heavily into the military rather than in it's People. And failing that, the Capitalists finance NGO's and encourage civil unrest.

    The irony is .... that the Capitalists have a "Socialist" military establishment and where every soldier's fortune is based upon socialism from craddle to grave .... and they use these "Socialist" soldiers to attack "Socialism" itself.

    I chuckle aloud at the irony as I watch the military and police establishment stand at the barricades defending Capitalism or dropping bombs to promote Capitalism, while the military and police themselves are/enjoy the purest form of socialism in the universe.

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