View Poll Results: Is communism possible in the USA?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmeyers1944 View Post
    There is NO DIFFERENCE between Fascist and Communist. They are BOTH SOCIALIST.
    This is utterly incorrect. Communism is an economic ideology, which is primarily associated with authoritarian (not quite fascist, though near) figures such as Josef Stalin. It's primary tenet is socialism as well as a community to support and employ. It's opposite is a completely unregulated free market. Between these are other forms of socialism (welfare for the disabled in the case of the United States), and capitalism.

    Fascism is an authoritarian philosophy which dictates that the state should regulate and subjugate the populace and their affairs. It's opposite is anarchism. Between these are lesser degrees of libertarianism and authoritarianism.

    One can have a fascist governed society with a free market or a libertarian society with a socialist economy and vice versa.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_Alvis View Post
    One can have a fascist governed society with a free market or a libertarian society with a socialist economy and vice versa.
    So which one do advocate as a replacement for our failed Constitutional Republic?

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Your use of sarcasm bores me.

    To be empirical, I would not say that the government of the United States has "failed." It certainly has flaws, but it has institutionalized a stable, albeit avaricious and divided society.

    Also the introduction of communism would be a calamity for the United States. The populace are much too frightened at the notion of sharing "their" property with the less fortunate or the disabled. The corporations have been bestowed such a foothold in the nation that even attempting to introduce communism would be nigh on impossible.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    We sure as heck aren't moving towards Laissez-faire capitalism!
    So what do you think of the doses of communism in the form of ever increasing socialism have as their end goal in this country?
    Didn't it start in 1913 and has had a slow steady progression culminating with Socialised Healthcare?
    Why, over time, can't we finally achieve what seems to be the long term goal?

    Again, which one do you advocate as a replacement for our failed Constitutional Republic?
    Because we sure as heck have strayed light years away from the Constitution already.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    If I were to choose one, I would choose communism.

    Production would be influenced by quotas, the permanently disabled would be bequeathed a lifelong pension, healthcare would be of no cost and funded by the government.

    It's completely amicable to stray from the constitution, social and economic innovation is progress.
    Put the firearm down sir, and let me teach you about homosexuality and science.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    On a national level, no. But if some hippies want to move out to an abandoned ranch in Arizona and set up a little commune, that could last for decades. Or at least until they run out of acid . . .
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmeyers1944 View Post
    There is NO DIFFERENCE between Fascist and Communist. They are BOTH SOCIALIST.
    I agree because you can not reach Fascism or Communism without first the state of Socialism.

    All three are oppressive forms of government that kill liberty/freedom.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmeyers1944 View Post
    There is NO DIFFERENCE between Fascist and Communist. They are BOTH SOCIALIST.
    Fascism isn't socialist. Fascist economics are usually based on crony-capitalism. Like K Street. Fascism is mostly about ultra-nationalism and militarism. It's basically anti-communist and anti-liberal. The economics are just whatever achieves those goals.
    "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I agree because you can not reach Fascism or Communism without first the state of Socialism.

    All three are oppressive forms of government that kill liberty/freedom.
    hear hear all you wannabe commies, trust me, if you are currently unhappy with your lot in life in the (formerly) freest (formerly) richest nation mankind has ever known You'll be bulldozed into mass graves in this future dystopian communistic United states of Amerika. I'd have thought you of all people would be aware of what happens during the purges in your wonderful revolutions

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_Alvis View Post
    It's completely amicable to stray from the constitution.
    Sure, why not it worked for the French beginning in 1789 and again for the Russians in 1917?
    Well not for the millions that died but hey: you can't make an omelette without breaking a few millions eggs eh?

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