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    Re: Socialism/Communism

    Quote Originally Posted by rickc View Post
    It seems lately right wing media is trying to label the Democratic party as socialist or communists. Am i mistaken?

    Do you believe the Democratic party is socialist or communist?

    If you do you should really study the definition of each.
    Democrats pine for socialist legislation at every turn. They’re Socialists, with some Communists in their midst.

    Have to thank Bernie for dragging them out of the closet. For years here Leftists would squeal when called Socialist. Not any longer.

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    Re: Socialism/Communism

    The Democrats pander to their base that wants government to take care of them. It's stressful having to take care of yourself. So the Democrats have to move even further into Socialism. Their promises have to be always more grandiose over time. Cradle to grave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy View Post
    The Democrats pander to their base that wants government to take care of them. It's stressful having to take care of yourself. So the Democrats have to move even further into Socialism. Their promises have to be always more grandiose over time. Cradle to grave.
    Let's hope so

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    Re: Socialism/Communism

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWonka View Post
    No, actually we don't. We have Democratic Socialists which is very very very very different than any other kind of socialism that has ever existed in the past.
    All socialist states are supposed to be democratic, it just never works out that way. In practice socialism can't be implemented without authoritarianism. Hence I suspect "democratic socialism" is a weasel term. Bernie bros frustration with resistance to their brilliant plans will have them calling for nationalization of industry and an increase in government power soon enough, and Venezuela here we come.

    The Soviet Union, Communist China, Cambodia, Cuba, Afghanistan, Venezuela, etc.. "It was never real socialism." But this generation of bright young things think they can do it right this time.

    Not a chance, Sunshine.

    If I don't answer your post it's because you lost the debate.

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    Re: Socialism/Communism

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    All socialist states are supposed to be democratic, it just never works out that way. In practice socialism can't be implemented without authoritarianism. Hence I suspect "democratic socialism" is a weasel term. Bernie bros frustration with resistance to their brilliant plans will have them calling for nationalization of industry and an increase in government power soon enough, and Venezuela here we come.

    The Soviet Union, Communist China, Cambodia, Cuba, Afghanistan, Venezuela, etc.. "It was never real socialism." But this generation of bright young things think they can do it right this time.

    Not a chance, Sunshine.
    You guys are nuts

    Would you please share where you are getting this information

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    Re: Socialism/Communism

    Quote Originally Posted by rickc View Post
    It seems lately right wing media is trying to label the Democratic party as socialist or communists. Am i mistaken?
    Nope, they've been parroting this lie for years now. Repeating their lie does not make it true.

    Do you believe the Democratic party is socialist or communist?
    Absolutely not. Anyone who does chooses to be ignorant.

    If you do you should really study the definition of each.
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    Re: Socialism/Communism

    Here in the Netherlands there is a socialist party and let us be honest, the democratic party is not socialist or communist.

    Let us look at their plans for the military:

    - no arming of drones due to the illegal drone strikes of the US, also no working with the US when it comes to drones
    - no working with the US in military actions only in UN actions
    - no joint strike fighter
    - no nukes
    - strict international arms rules
    - working against dangerous materials (chemical/biological)
    - no joint missions where another country directs our troops

    Banks
    - limit the size
    - force them to have much more reserves
    - banks can no longer use their customers savings to gamble on loans
    - a national bank where there is no profit desire/goal
    - force banks to keep ATM's where they are unprofitable
    - limit international trade by limiting derivative trades, taxing trades

    Inheritance
    - heavily tax large inheritance
    - limit the taxation of small inheritances

    Taxation
    - heavily tax the wealthy
    - heavily tax big investors
    - heavily tax multinationals
    - more heavily tax banks

    Foreign affairs
    - stop interfering in other countries and no interfering of other countries in the Netherlands
    - 2 state solution Israel Palestine
    - NATO is now an aggressive intervening force, that has to be stopped
    - all US nuclear weapons have to be sent back return to sender

    The whole issue is that in their system there is little freedom and a lot of mandatory things, especially in the public and even private business sector.

    They are the enemies of capitalism, not dealing with the excesses of capitalism but doing away with free capitalism as most countries know it and especially as the US knows it.
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    Re: Socialism/Communism

    Quote Originally Posted by rickc View Post
    You guys are nuts

    Would you please share where you are getting this information
    I don't understand. You asked for opinions. You didn't get the answer you like and you call people nuts? Why ask?
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    Re: Socialism/Communism

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    I don't understand. You asked for opinions. You didn't get the answer you like and you call people nuts? Why ask?
    When one has been indoctrinated with this garbage all their lives of course other people's opinions seem far-fetched or nutty.

    Recovery takes a long time.
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    Re: Socialism/Communism

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    All socialist states are supposed to be democratic, it just never works out that way.
    Seems to be working just fine in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada...
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