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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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    You forgot that the queen bee sits around all day and lives the longest, where the worker bees work and live the shortest. Sounds like a good idea for CEO's, Politicians, and High ranking officers. Of course conservatives loves those republicans who support that type of ideology.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Communism is an excellent social organization for organisms that are very low on the evolutionary ladder and possessing very limited intelligence. Bees and ants are the obvious examples of successful communal social structures but we haven't any successful examples among higher life forms. I don't know what this says about the progressives who favor it, but I don't think it's a tribute to their intelligence.
    You forgot that the queen bee sits around all day and lives the longest, where the worker bees work and live the shortest. Sounds like a good idea for CEO's, Politicians, and High ranking officers. Of course conservatives loves those republicans who support that type of ideology

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by jag2594 View Post
    You forgot that the queen bee sits around all day and lives the longest, where the worker bees work and live the shortest. Sounds like a good idea for CEO's, Politicians, and High ranking officers. Of course conservatives loves those republicans who support that type of ideology
    When worker bees can produce royal jelly, we'll talk.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    When worker bees can produce royal jelly, we'll talk.
    Royal jelly is secreted from the glands in the heads of worker bees

    Royal jelly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Lets talk

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by jag2594 View Post
    You forgot that the queen bee sits around all day and lives the longest, where the worker bees work and live the shortest. Sounds like a good idea for CEO's, Politicians, and High ranking officers. Of course conservatives loves those republicans who support that type of ideology
    As it turns out, every single instance of socialism/communism ever tried has fallen victim to the same structure, only far more severe and blatant than in any capitalist country.

    Quote Originally Posted by jag2594 View Post
    Royal jelly is secreted from the glands in the heads of worker bees

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    Lets talk
    ...that was actually a pretty good riposte.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by jag2594 View Post
    You forgot that the queen bee sits around all day and lives the longest, where the worker bees work and live the shortest. Sounds like a good idea for CEO's, Politicians, and High ranking officers. Of course conservatives loves those republicans who support that type of ideology
    I didn't forget anything. The queen does nothing but produce eggs. The workers all go through various stages of "work"; fanning the hives, producing wax, guarding the hives, tending the larvae, etc. What makes the communal social structure work for them is that there is no self, so there's no selfishness. The lack of self-awareness makes communism possible. So it might be possible for progressives to live in a communist society just fine since their utter lack of self-awareness seems to be one of their defining characteristics.... except that without someone to feed them they'd all feckin' starve to death waiting for everyone else to do the work for them.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    As it turns out, every single instance of socialism/communism ever tried has fallen victim to the same structure, only far more severe and blatant than in any capitalist country.



    ...that was actually a pretty good riposte.
    Failure and persistence are two different things.

    There's a reason he won't answer.
    Last edited by jag2594; 08-07-13 at 12:10 AM.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    When people understand the task and are working together towards a goal, that is not lack of self awareness. Competition is trying to eliminate the opponent, not the same thing. There are reason why the enlisted hate officers, same with owners and workers. The conflict of interest is ignored, instead of officers joining in, they rather sit in their tents. Workers do most of the work, owners are just concentrated on formulas, statistics and status.
    Last edited by jag2594; 08-07-13 at 12:12 AM.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    it might be possible for progressives to live in a communist society just fine since their utter lack of self-awareness seems to be one of their defining characteristics.... except that without someone to feed them they'd all soon starve to death waiting for everyone else to do the work for them.
    and the hits just keep on coming!

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Once you've signed the front of paychecks instead of the back you gain a whole new perspective.

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