What's the Difference between Socialists and Communists?

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    What's the Difference between Socialists and Communists?


    By: Reaganite Republican
    18 December 2012


    Joke from communist-era Poland still rings-true...


    Teen: 'Father, what's the difference between socialists and communists?'


    Dad: 'The communists shoot you right in the head, while socialists torment you through your whole life.'

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    Socialists pretend that they're doing everyone a big fat favor.

    Commies just send you to the gulag if you don't like it.

    Other than that, about nothing.
     
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    Communists are unapologetic Socialists.
     
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    To consider the differences, the two terms would have to be defined, but how many of us can define the two terms? Their main usage in America is in their use as political labels, labels meant to evoke an emotional response. If the thread has much response I would suspect a lot of trivial type answers indicating our lack of definition.
     
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    They are both shit - so no need to dfferentiate.
     
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    It's only a matter of degrees.
     
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    Socialism is the redistribution of wealth for the collective good.

    Communism is the redistribution of wealth at gunpoint.
     
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    If there was a redistribution of wealth under Marx, what was the wealth that was redistributed at gun point?
     
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    Y'ever heard what happened to people who said no to the Reds?
     
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    A better question for the Nutter's would be the difference between Socialism/Communism and Fascism.

    Most of them don't know. They think one equates to the other.
     

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