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 Artevelde View Post
    I can provide you with quotes from Hitler saying he was only interested in peace. I guess that would prove conclusively to you that he was a pacifist?
    I bet I can provide you with a lot more quotes from Hitler saying that God was on his side and that he owed his success to the Almighty....and he was just doing God's work.

    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I bet I can provide you with a lot more quotes from Hitler saying that God was on his side and that he owed his success to the Almighty....and he was just doing God's work.

    Adolf Hitler - Wikiquote
    I could tell you that a lot of psychopaths hear voices in their head encouraging them to kill people. Doesn't mean that God was really there.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Artevelde View Post
    So your point is that Communism means everything and thus absolutely nothing?

    By those terms North Korea is a democracy, since it calls itself a democracy.
    You can't have a democracy if you have a single party state.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Only if people can have a total personality transplantation in which character trades as "envy, jealousy, hoarding, capitalism and competitiveness" could be removed from everyone in the population because as long as these kinds of personality trades are in the human psyche it will be impossible for communism to be a success.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I could tell you that a lot of psychopaths hear voices in their head encouraging them to kill people. Doesn't mean that God was really there.
    Doesn't matter as long as people believe it...and Hitler believed he was ordained by God...especially after the Almighty saved him from assassination. He took that as sign from God that he was on the right path.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Oh ye of little faith. My source was the "Communist Party USA".


    "Communists are not against religion. We are against capitalism. In fact, the Party has its own Religion Commission which seeks to build positive relations with religious people and communities in the struggle to make life better for working people. Most religious people believe in justice, peace, and respectful relations among the peoples of the world, and many are motivated by their faith to work for those goals.

    Membership in the Communist Party is open to all who agree with our program, regardless of religious beliefs."

    FAQ cpusa
    we all know that Marx said "religion is the opium of the people" but in reality, communism can sit quite comfortably alongside religion. the catholic church is alive and well in Cuba, in post Stalinist USSR, several orthodox churches were revived, and while most religion was suppressed in Vietnam, one branch of Buddhism was acceptable.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I could tell you that a lot of psychopaths hear voices in their head encouraging them to kill people. Doesn't mean that God was really there.
    not psychopaths.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    we all know that Marx said "religion is the opium of the people" but in reality, communism can sit quite comfortably alongside religion. the catholic church is alive and well in Cuba, in post Stalinist USSR, several orthodox churches were revived, and while most religion was suppressed in Vietnam, one branch of Buddhism was acceptable.
    All Communist regimes have sought to suppress religion. Then again, Communist regimes try to suppress any form of dissent and alternative authority since Communism is inherently totalitarian and anti-democratic.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Communists believe that the reason communism has failed every time it has been tried as an economic system is the wrong people tried it.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Artevelde View Post
    All Communist regimes have sought to suppress religion. Then again, Communist regimes try to suppress any form of dissent and alternative authority since Communism is inherently totalitarian and anti-democratic.
    you need to do a bit more research.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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