Define Socialism

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TeaBagger, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. TeaBagger
    Offline

    TeaBagger VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2016
    Messages:
    1,394
    Thanks Received:
    160
    Trophy Points:
    65
    Ratings:
    +839
    This ought to be good.

    Before I define it I will make some observations.

    We have had unbridled socialism for the banks and corporations forever. Some refer to it as corporate welfare. It's real name is National Socialism aka Nazism. Ron Paul referred to is as mild Fascism but lately it is not so mild.

    What's good for the goose is good for the gander or so they say but maybe what is good for the gander is not necessarily good for the goose? Corporate socialism is not working. American democracy is gone. What replaced it was plutocracy but the plutocracy has given way to the kleptocracy and the kleptocrats. One prime example of that is when the financial industry fuck the American people so hard that they ended up fucking themselves and then extorted the taxpayers to bail them out. Many of these whores gave themselves million dollar bonuses with that taxpayer bailout money. Corporate socialism is Nazism.

    Nazism aka National Socialism is corporate control of the government.
     
  2. TeaBagger
    Offline

    TeaBagger VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2016
    Messages:
    1,394
    Thanks Received:
    160
    Trophy Points:
    65
    Ratings:
    +839
    Seems as though the cons chickened out,
     
  3. longknife
    Offline

    longknife Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    40,375
    Thanks Received:
    12,458
    Trophy Points:
    2,250
    Location:
    Sin City
    Ratings:
    +26,448
    [​IMG]
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. TeaBagger
    Offline

    TeaBagger VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2016
    Messages:
    1,394
    Thanks Received:
    160
    Trophy Points:
    65
    Ratings:
    +839
    The only pure form of democracy is democratic socialism. The people control the actions of the corporations.

    I get where you are coming from. Stupid people always think that the rich know what's best for them.
     
  5. Timmy
    Offline

    Timmy Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2015
    Messages:
    21,819
    Thanks Received:
    2,630
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +16,336
    I think for most people "socialism" means a form of gov that includes gov regulation along with gov safety nets for the population . Gov health care seems to be the key turning point .
     
  6. BlackAsCoal
    Offline

    BlackAsCoal Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    5,199
    Thanks Received:
    528
    Trophy Points:
    155
    Ratings:
    +1,888
    Chickened out of what? You? :0)

    Easy definition for socialism .. 'people first.'

    .. and yes, democratic socialism is still socialism.
     
  7. TeaBagger
    Offline

    TeaBagger VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2016
    Messages:
    1,394
    Thanks Received:
    160
    Trophy Points:
    65
    Ratings:
    +839
    And democratic socialist countries have the highest standards of living. Do you like apples? How do you like them apples.

    Socialism is a superior economic system. Most people are to fucking ignorant to understand that socialism is an economic system that make democracy stronger.

    Most Americans especially the righties are pretty stupid.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. imawhosure
    Offline

    imawhosure Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2015
    Messages:
    6,899
    Thanks Received:
    1,440
    Trophy Points:
    360
    Ratings:
    +6,636

    You are incompetent, lol. You are going to really try and float this boat, or are you secretly hoping nobody challenges your folly!
     
  9. TeaBagger
    Offline

    TeaBagger VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2016
    Messages:
    1,394
    Thanks Received:
    160
    Trophy Points:
    65
    Ratings:
    +839
    The countries with single payer have the lowest costs and the best outcomes. Americans pay 3 times the world average for health care and American health care is the worst in the industrialized world.

    The ultimate stupidity from the righties is that Obamacare is socialism. Obamacare was a gift to the healthcare companies and the insurance companies. Obamacare is hyper capitalism and kleptocracy.

    CONS are just plain IGNORANT!
     
  10. georgephillip
    Offline

    georgephillip Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    29,837
    Thanks Received:
    1,581
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    Ratings:
    +3,971
    "Socialism and Workers' Self-Directed Enterprises"
    Socialism and Workers' Self-Directed Enterprises | Professor Richard D. Wolff

    "Global capitalism has huge problems coping with the second worst collapse in its history. Its extreme and deepening inequalities have provoked millions to question and challenge capitalism. Yet socialists of all sorts now find it more difficult than ever to make effective criticisms and offer alternatives that inspire."
    Socialism isn't always about turning the means of production over to the state; it can also turn the means of production over to the workers.

    Mondragon is one of the best examples so far.
     

Share This Page