Socialism is Good

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  1. eagleseven
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    eagleseven Quod Erat Demonstrandum

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwZV0vl7GiE]YouTube - Socialism is Good (社会主义好) - English subtitles[/ame]


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    REVxERIK CLASSIC LIBERAL

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    explain where obama is being socialist again? non partisan sources please, not just claims and conspiracy theories
     
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    Well, Socialism is bad for the top ten percent, who own 90 percent of the stock. And by the way, this is not a made-up statistic.

    Who owns the media? The rich. Who speaks on the media? Even proported liberal Katie Couric gets paid 15 million plus, each year. The rich own the media, the people on the media are rich, the talking heads who convince you how bad socialism is, are well, rich.

    The brainwashing against Socialism is perhaps the biggest bit of brainwashing that comes over the savagely capitalistic media. The lack of any talking about our out-sized defense budget, and constant Hitlerian interference in the world, our need for constant wars, is not allowed. Our media spans the right-center, to the insanely right-wing these days.

    Brainwashing, teaching, a fine line exists between them. Only those able to step back, look at themselves and others in this world, will ever be able to break the bonds. Certain types in society, authoritarian types, will never break from their brainwashing dogma. These were the supporters of Hitler, and Mussolini, and Tojo of Japan during WW 2. They thought they were right, and supporters and enemies were tortured into compliance.

    Capitalism--Socialism--Communism is more of a scale, a number line, than are they any specific place. Like one tunes in a station on an old transistor radio, to try to find the perfect place, we have to tune in our economic situation. At times, a slightly different setting works better than at other times. Dogmatically staying with a certain position results in 20 percent unemployment rates that we've got now.

    We could stand to move a bit left, to bring some jobs home, and to shift some of the maldistributed income we've dumped on the rich, into creating jobs for the poor. Certainly one can't claim capitalism is a great system, with our current employment situation, with our massive crime statistics, with 45,000 dying each year for lack of affordable health care, or insurance companies' bad behavior.

    You have to look at everything you've ever learned, and decide whether it is brainwashing or not, but with our society failing as badly as it is, you've got to think we're really screwed up somehow, and we've been moving clearly to the right for decades now, shoveling heaping piles of money on the rich, and what have we ended up with? Of course, we've ended up with some oversized cash-stuffed rich folks, and about a sixth of the population without jobs, or a pot to piss in. But the real mistake those who still hang tenatiously to a job make is in thinking that at some point it won't hit them, hit their families, or their children. Don't make that mistake. Let's tune this thing in a little better, for coverage for all of us, and stop burying the rich, with money, by digging our own graves.
     
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    hes introducing the government into the field of healthcare, something never done before in the usa
     
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    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

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    That's not true. The government is already highly involved with healthcare. That's why there are so many problems with it.
     
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    REVxERIK CLASSIC LIBERAL

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    lol even i know that's false, and i'm not the smartest:lol:
     
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    anyone at all? where is the socialism?
     
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    people here need to understand sarcasm, I was making fun of those old people yelling "get government hands of my medicare" at the townhalls or that its socialism to have the government involved in medical care when it already spends billions a year on it
     
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    Tech_Esq Sic Semper Tyrannis!

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    It makes no difference whether Obama is a socialist or a fascist. His policies are statist. You are no more free, ultimately, under either economic system. The question is only what type of bonds have you been constrained by? Does it really matter if your bonds are made of nylon or dacron?

    The point is, you've lost your freedom.
     

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