View Poll Results: Which of these best descirbes the market/government relationship in the U.S.?

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  • Mixture of Capitalism and Socialism

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Thread: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Anything to **** up a thread, right? You people are freaking lazy.

    Capitalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I said connotation:

    In logic and semantics, connotation is more or less synonymous with intension. Connotation is often contrasted with denotation, which is more or less synonymous with extension. Alternatively, the connotation of the word may be thought of as the set of all its possible referents (as opposed to merely the actual ones). A word's denotation is the collection of things it refers to; its connotation is what it implied about the things it is used to refer to. The denotation of dog is (something like) four-legged canine carnivore. So saying "you are a dog" would imply that you were ugly or aggressive rather than stating that you were canine.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I said connotation:
    It could indeed be said that the word "socialism" carries a negative connotation but in lieu of the failure of states which have attempted to implement socialism in its most advanced form this connotation is well deserved.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    It could indeed be said that the word "socialism" carries a negative connotation but in lieu of the failure of states which have attempted to implement socialism in its most advanced form this connotation is well deserved.
    This is why socialists refuse to admit they are socialsts.

    Thie prefer the term 'progressive', as taking exception to their ideology means you are against 'progress'.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    It could indeed be said that the word "socialism" carries a negative connotation but in lieu of the failure of states which have attempted to implement socialism in its most advanced form this connotation is well deserved.
    I think the word has lost all meaning in its connotation. Now it is just a word extremist pundits like Coulter, Limbaugh like to toss around.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Again, define socialism.
    A silly ignorant philosophy that says what a man earns belongs to someone else who refuses to work, and that someone else is perfectly justified in stealing it if he can convince enough of his fellow nothings to back him up.


    The success of the United States can be attributed to it's Constitutional embrace of capitalism, the only economic policy based on the freedom of the individual, and it's long resistance to the illness of socialism.

    Like all cancers, however, socialism has broken through, metastasized, and is now beginning to consume the body of the formerly great republic. Patients stricken with terminal socialism are not expected to live.
    Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 03-10-09 at 11:39 AM.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I think the word has lost all meaning in its connotation. Now it is just a word extremist pundits like Coulter, Limbaugh like to toss around.
    Like.... Nazi. Right?

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Like.... Nazi. Right?
    Uhmmmm NO


    ......

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Uhmmmm NO
    Of course not. Thats different.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Like.... Nazi. Right?
    Yeah, more or less.

    Nazis were more honest.

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    Re: U.S. Capitalism or Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Yeah, more or less.
    Nazis were more honest.
    With themselves, at the very least.

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