12-06-2012, 02:18 PM #41
Socialism is not what it's been described as by people afraid of communism. One part is right, socialism, in theory, leads to communism, not the other way around. For that reason, it's been common practice since the end of WWII to call communism "socialism" to keep the people from slowly moving over towards communism.
Pure capitalism can't work.
Pure communism can't work.
Socialism is a mix of the two.
In most things, the option in the middle is probably the right one.
Think about it.
12-06-2012, 02:20 PM #42
12-06-2012, 02:38 PM #43
12-06-2012, 02:38 PM #44
I still use Jesus as the prime example.
If you christians think this guy was a capitalist and actually "blesses" this country.....you're in for a world of surprise!
Hell, by my standards, Jesus is TOO MUCH of a socialist and one which I don't believe in......still his main message is one I still like.
"God (Jesus) bless America"
We don't follow his ways, we don't care for each other, we only care for ourselves and our biggest motivator is building riches here on earth.
Why would Jesus EVER bless this country?
Last edited by JustAlex; 12-06-2012 at 02:42 PM."The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness..."
12-06-2012, 02:41 PM #45
12-06-2012, 03:03 PM #46
When you have a corrupt government, it doesn't matter if you have capitalism or socialism. Can't people see the massive corruption between Washington D.C. and Wall Street? How can people think that the solution is to give more power and control to them?Buying "Broder" unlicensed sets and singles.
12-06-2012, 03:25 PM #47
1-Socialism leads to communism in theory. In reality, socialist countries stay socialist. Look at Canada, Sweden, etc. I don't think any are going communist any time soon. I know Canada isn't. If anything, we're headed the other way.
2-Your remark about having socialism or capitalism. Socialism in lures capitalism. It is communism that does not.
Otherwise, great post.
Edit: I just re read your post and thought I would add something. Part of socialism is fairly heavy regulation of business (note: not ownership, that would be communism). Just look at Canada to see what regulation of business does. We have a lot, especially when compared to the US. When the bottom fell out, Canada was left with the top economy in the world. We have private business. We have a capitalist society. We prettyuch have everything you have.
So what is really wrong with socialism?
12-06-2012, 04:14 PM #48
Alex, so now you are an expert on Jesus?
and capitalism works well, if people didn't covet their neighbors.
12-06-2012, 04:15 PM #49
12-06-2012, 04:49 PM #50
wickabee, maybe modern socialism, but not socialism itself.