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TorturedSoul

Member of the Month: May 2009, Oct 2010, Sept 2017
The powers-that-be in every government seem to think that they require some kind of enemy. If one does not exist, they create one. This is nothing new. In earlier times - and even now, for some - a different religion than the one that the majority of the subjects follow served this purpose. Today, though, many are too apathetic in regards to that thing for it to work.

Communism is still a popular enemy in certain circles. Although there is a danger there, IMHO. Championing the "capitalist versus communist" fight brings with it the danger... that people will realize they are actually living in a bastardized socialist regime :rolleyes: . Fights which bring with them the enlightenment of one's own people can be dangerous. The mouth-breathers make far better cannon-fodder - and voters. . . .
 

lxcpanda

New Member
The powers-that-be in every government seem to think that they require some kind of enemy. If one does not exist, they create one. This is nothing new. In earlier times - and even now, for some - a different religion than the one that the majority of the subjects follow served this purpose. Today, though, many are too apathetic in regards to that thing for it to work.

Communism is still a popular enemy in certain circles. Although there is a danger there, IMHO. Championing the "capitalist versus communist" fight brings with it the danger... that people will realize they are actually living in a bastardized socialist regime :rolleyes: . Fights which bring with them the enlightenment of one's own people can be dangerous. The mouth-breathers make far better cannon-fodder - and voters. . . .
i don't deny there is danger with communism either, especially when the country/economy has not stabilized with an industrial production base. there has been chaos before/after a government adopted it without a stable industrialized economy but no system is isolated.

can see the textbook regime change tactics employed by us foreign policy in venezula today with the street "protests", and the public response. us sanctions an oil export dependent country during oil price crash > general american public: "socialism inherently has bad economic policy, what a bad dictator" . when usa sanctions north korea > public generally buys the propaganda that it's cause kim is starving his citizens human right etc. so i find it ironic when the public of opposition sentiment say communists or socialists lack of critical thinking..
 

TorturedSoul

Member of the Month: May 2009, Oct 2010, Sept 2017
I have learned to try not to get carried away in regards to political discussions on friendly forums, lol (and I think they might even be somewhat discouraged here so that the membership doesn't descend into arguments that all seem to begin with the words "You people." But I will type a little bit:

I see lots of socialist and socialist welfare state nations. I have yet to see a modern capitalist one (probably because it'd actually take merit to become Someone of Importance in one). But I haven't seen a true communist society, either. The PRC sure isn't one, and neither was the USSR. A real communist country wouldn't have had ZiL lanes (rezervniye polosy) for the party elite, to cite one tiny example of why that wasn't communism.

True capitalism: I made a product. If it's a good one, lots of people will buy it and I'll succeed. If it's a poor one, hardly anyone will buy it and I'll fail. If it's a really poor one, someone will probably come along and attack me to avenge a loved one who was killed by using my product - and I will not have earned enough money to afford police services, so there won't be much worry that I'll live to make any more really poor products. Meanwhile, if I treat my employees fairly and offer them a competitive benefits package, I will have lots of happy and productive workers to help the process along and, if I do neither of these things, I won't and, therefore, will go out of business.

What we call capitalism: The automobiles you are manufacturing must have 17 airbags, headlights that operate any time the key is in the "on" position, traction-control, rear-view cameras so that people won't have to use their mirrors, etc. You must offer 83 different benefits to your employees - half of which will still quit and f*ck off to the nearest welfare office to sign up for benefits.

The world is doomed :rolleyes: .
 

GrizzWald

Plant of the Month: June 2016 - Nug of the Month: Aug 2017
New title, why cannabis is illegal in
20th century America and its effect on other countries....
Was outlawed in many countries prior to any dates written. You didn't want to be smoking in Egypt in 14th century.. Just wasn't in America...
 
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