End of the communist party in America

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    If all Americans, Republicans, Democrats or whatever, joined the communist party, Americans would own the party and no longer have to live in stark terror. I know some Americans have been living under the bed in fear since Social Security was passed. Anyway with America owning the party we could all rest easier.
    I wonder if we would have to pay dues?
     
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    Huh?
     
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    He meant "If Republicans would follow the lead of Democrats and join..."
     
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    Communism is an opposing political philosophy that would mean the end of our current system of government. It's what obama wants to do. Complete centralized control.
     
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    Luddy started a thread similar to this. I imagine the lapdogs got an email telling them to start forum threads on 'fear of communism.'
     
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    Ah, reggie....

    ...if only you know more about history.



    1. Communism lost a number of formerly inveterate supporters, not as a result of the Moscow Show Trials, which were almost as hidden as the starvation of the Ukrainian farmers…but due to the crimes of the Communists in Spain. Arthur Koestler and George Orwell both grasped that every move was intended simply to secure an absolute Stalinist hegemony…right down to Stalin finding an accommodation with Hitler.

    2. Koestler resigned from the German Communist Party on April 22, 1938. At that point he was a non-Communist, not an anti-Communist.

    a. “The God That Failed" is a 1949 book which collects together six essays with the testimonies of a number of famous ex-communists, who were writers and journalists. The common theme of the essays is the authors' disillusionment with and abandonment of communism….The six contributors were Louis Fischer, André Gide, Arthur Koestler, Ignazio Silone, Stephen Spender, andRichard Wright.” The God that Failed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    3. In “Darkness at Noon,” published in 1940, Koestler writes about the 1938 Moscow Show Trials. This, from the novel:

    “There are only two conceptions of human ethics, and they are at opposite poles. One of them is Christian and humane, declares the individual to be sacrosanct, and asserts that the rules of arithmetic are not to be applied to human units. The other starts from the basic principle that a collective aim justifies all means, and not only allows, but demands, that the individual should in every way be subordinated and sacrificed to the community which may dispose of it as an experimentation rabbit or a sacrificial lamb. The first conception could be called anti-vivisection morality, the second, vivisection morality. Humbugs and dilettantes have always tried to mix the two conceptions; in practice, it is impossible. Whoever is burdened with power and responsibility finds out on the first occasion that he has to choose; and he is fatally driven to the second al¬ternative.” (p. 157)


    Now, if one applies that paragraph to the American political landscape, we see one party that supports "the basic principle that a collective aim justifies all means, and not only allows, but demands, that the individual should in every way be subordinated and sacrificed to the community which may dispose of it as an experimentation rabbit or a sacrificial lamb. "

    Guess which one?

    So...why the effort to join the Communist party?
     
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    Yeah, yeah, so you think we would have to pay dues or not?
     
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    Aren't you a member of the collective party already??

    Why doncha just check your credit card bill...
     
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    End of the communist party in America, they changed the name to Neo-Coms...:eusa_shhh:

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/314343-america-s-death-by-a-thousand-threads.html#post7875033



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    If you're not contributing now, why would you think that would change if we were communists?

    The whole, 'to each according to need, from each according to ability' idea simply causes people to become needy when they realize they'll be used and abused otherwise.
     

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