Looks like Socialism isn't dead in Europe after all

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    Remember that thread a couple weeks ago where Republicans on this board were cheering about Socialism probably being dead in Europe? Well, not so fast..

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/10/04/greece.elections/index.htm

    So the Socialist party basically wrecked the New Democracy party. Thoughts? Does this mean a resurgence in Socialism in Europe? Or was I right all along that it didn't matter whether a Socialist or Democracy person was in charge this last election, they were probably going to be voted out? :eusa_eh:

    My money is going on me being right.
     
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    Socialism will always be alive and well in Europe. When it nearly bankrupts a country, they move to free-market reforms until they can go back to spending other people's money.
     
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    As long as this Republic stays a constitutional Republic, that is what matters to me. They can do whatever they want in Europe.
     
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    It was capitalism that bankrupted America.
     
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    Capitalism in and of itself did not bankrupt this Republic. I challenge you to show otherwise.

    Since you seem to dislike capitalism, how are you paid with your job?
     
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    Yea but it should be. No nation that has ever adopted Socialism/Communism has seen more Freedom & Liberty for their people. They have instead only seen less. I mean Great Britain now actually has a Fat Police Gestapo for God's sake. This Gestapo has the authority to storm citizens' homes and confiscate their children if deemed "Obese" by the State. Yikes! Socialism/Communism never ends well for those who choose to adopt it. More Freedom & Liberty for the people! Not Less!
     
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    Links to your bullshit?

    Oh, and by the way, Great Britain isn't socialist.

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    More Freedom & Liberty for the People! Not Less! It really is shocking to see so many cheerleading for Socialism/Communism. If you care about real Freedom & Liberty you could never support Socialism/Communism. Like i said,Socialism may not be dead in Europe but it should be.
     
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    I never said I dislike capitalism.

    Since you lie here, do you lie at your job?
     
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    The idea that socialism, liberalism and conservatism are dead because of elections is pretty silly.

    These things are cyclical. Voters usually don't vote in one party all the time.
     

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