View Poll Results: Is socialism possible in the United States

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  • Yes if the majority of people supported it

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  • No. Socialism never works.

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Thread: Is socialism realistic?

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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    They tried this in Soviet Union with a state centered economy that focused on the workers, it failed. They tried it in China and quickly realized that the only way to grow their economy and make lives better for hundred of millions of Chinese, was a capatalist system. (This is by the way their still around, while the Soviets aren't.) And now Europe is having to deal with the problem as they can no longer sustain such lavish redistribution policies. The only way for socialism to work, is to have it setup in an isolated community, where better people freely only take what they need and give to others. As long as humans are the greedy, selfish people they are, and governments are as bloated and inept as they are, socialism will never work.

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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Is socialism possible in the United States?
    Where have you been the last 100 years? Socialism is working just fine in the United States. Otherwise I don't know what Socialism is.

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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Is socialism possible in the United States?
    Considering we've had social security since 1935, the question you ought to be asking is: "Is the modern form of the United States possible WITHOUT socialism?"

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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Actually it was never tried in ussr or china, not in any real sense. But it worked just fine in spain, france, vietnam...etc until it was crushed by the US, UK et al. Read some history.

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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    What I mean is socialism.
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    : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
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    a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
    b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
    Then no.
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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    It's possible in the area called the United States, but not under the current government.
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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    Do you know other examples of socialism?
    Of course, there's plenty of alternative models to the Soviet model. Decentralized planning, inclusive democracy, market socialism, planning using cybernetics, participatory economics, etc.

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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    It's possible in the area called the United States, but not under the current government.
    With a socialist government elected and put into power here do you think the American people as a whole would accept it? If not, can it succeed without the support of the majority of people?
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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChunkySalsa View Post
    Considering we've had social security since 1935, the question you ought to be asking is: "Is the modern form of the United States possible WITHOUT socialism?"
    I think there is a difference between having a program that can be considered socialist in nature and having a country that is.
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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Where have you been the last 100 years? Socialism is working just fine in the United States. Otherwise I don't know what Socialism is.
    We don't have socialism here now. Sharing an aspect of government with a socialist philosophy, like SS or some of certain welfare programs as examples, does not make the United States a socialist nation.
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