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?

    wait im confused I thought Obama was a communist?
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    To save the poll from influence, I will spare my opinion for the time being.

    So, is communism possible in the USA?
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Org View Post
    If you go back to, say, 1 million BC, you would have found that everything was free - you just needed to access it.
    EVERYTHING was free. Including your neighbor's stuff. All you needed was access to it, which might have meant killing him or his whole tribe. Consider water resources, like rivers and streams. What if I want to farm on it? What's that? YOU want to farm right here? Well how do we solve this dispute? Fine, you stay here, and I'll move up river... and then dam the river to divert the flow of water to my brother over there. What? You didn't like that either? Well then, what do we do about it? Have laws? And people who enforce them? But then, how will they eat if they're out enforcing the laws and not farming? What? We give them a little bit of our food so they can spend their time making sure I'm not messing with you?

    And so on. Property rights are what separate us from the beasts.... especially those having to do with land and natural resource exploitation.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Org View Post
    If you go back to, say, 1 million BC, you would have found that everything was free
    dunno 'bout you I'd rather not go back to, say, 1 million BC we had only just begun walking upright
    your social structure isn't well suited to a time when folks are armed with high yield thermonuclear weapons we just finished a 40 year cold war against your Soviet ideology. Maybe if it had turned hot we could have wiped it off the face of the planet?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by douglas View Post
    Envy and Power-Lust? No. Collectivism is about selflessness by definition. That's like saying, "We shouldn't teach kids to share, that'll lead to envy and power-lust." What is so uncivilized about sharing?
    Extreme, wild, ungratefulness for one. They will build on sharing as a given and to hell with your pride, self achievement, and effort that made the thing yours (whatever it may be) to begin with.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Only the rich acknowledge it. It's a war the left is hell-bent on waging. Class-envy is a terrible thing, but it's human nature. People see what they don't have and they want it. They don't see what it took to get it and most sure as HELL don't care about doing what it takes to get it, but they still want the reward. That's why we have police and court systems and prisons. Without them, many of the have-nots that lack the work ethic to achieve the rewards they wish themselves also lack the decency not to act on their baser impulses. The prisons are full of people that fail to follow such rules and are unable to resist the temptation to steal what they want instead of working for it like everyone else.
    That there is all what communism is about really. But instead of going to prisons the system will promote more of them until collapse under its own weight. No system can stand where people just want access and stay away from things needed to get that access to begin with.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    communism is a great system, if applied to relatively small population groups of like-minded individuals. The problem comes in when you try to apply it to a society comprised of hundreds of millions of people.
    If by "likely-minded" you mean undeniable workaholic people that do not mind sharing also, then I agree that it may work. Once you put greed, cost effectiveness (i.e., work less but gain more of other people's honest work) though, the system starts shaking.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by jag2594 View Post
    This is not a free country, to start a business you have to be an "accredited investor".

    It is basically just a financial threshold. For individual investors, you need a net worth of $1 million (alone or with spouse) OR annual income of $200,000 (or $300,000 in joint income with spouse) in the two most recent years, with an expectation that you will continue to earn that this year.

    Most people don't have that kind of money.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    To save the poll from influence, I will spare my opinion for the time being.

    So,
    is communism possible in the USA?



    A lot of thing are 'possible' in the USA.
    But most of them will never happen.

    Communism is one of the things that will likely never happen.

    Who is going to vote it into power?

    Think about it.

    Why worry or even think about something so unlikely?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    A lot of thing are 'possible' in the USA.
    But most of them will never happen.

    Communism is one of the things that will likely never happen.

    Who is going to vote it into power?

    Think about it.

    Why worry or even think about something so unlikely?
    That was my initial thought. But this thread outlived those initial thoughts for far too long for some reason!
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