This is yet another thing made randomly.
On another site I was on, I was conversing with a friend about conservatives and then I remembered a few weeks ago debating a conservative who called me a commie for wishing for a properly funded education system and universal health care… and then he said I was “an arrogant communist who is selfish” … while I have said many times that I am no communist, yet not being a communist does not mean I am anti-communist. I consider myself a liberal, progressive, and democratic socialist [not democrat]. Yet this idea that communists are greedy and selfish did make me laugh.
I have traveled around America, and to several countries.
In America the closest things I have found to “communists” are people who live by its root word or the type of lifestyle I have been to are communes which.. believe it or not there are several communal type communities in America, it is as you might expect, everyone having their job in the community, sometimes they rotate jobs, etc and each doing what is best for the group as a whole.
When writing this it made me think there is a lot we can learn from these people… and I hear from Africans as well [Africa is the only continent I have never been on but in a year or so I plan to travel across the entire continent] and there is very little waste that goes on in these societies, this is one of the things I most appreciated. … if we look in America, the amount of things we waste that could be reused, …or at the very least recycled etc…
While I am sure my stalker on here who thinks all liberals are communists anyway will look at this and say I KNEW IT *snickers* As I have said many times, I am for equal opportunity, not equal share.
Any student of history knows that there is nothing new about communism, its origins in fact traces back thousands of years to communal style areas where everyone had a task, generally these people were very simple in lifestyle, … though in a way, you can see similar things to the Amish people of today and past…
If you check here
Influence map: [link]
My influence map, I enjoy the written and oral accounts of the views of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky. I much prefer Trotsky and am no fan of Stalin, but to each, their own.
I will stop here because… there is no one type of communism. You have some Christian communist who believe that their bible tells them [which technically it does] to live a simple existence and to help others … and to not put too much power into money and material possessions… then you have some who take a more Marxian view of religion being an opiate of the people which stops them from helping others because if they simply believe that the “next life” is better, that serves as a reason for SOME, not all, to take more of an apathetic view while on earth.
…waits for the trolls, or usual YOU ARE EVIL!! Conservatives to comment .. or send me lovely “you should die” private messages” ..
Back to my liberal, progressive, democratic socialist cave...
Pure socialism vs Democratic socialism
Socialism-Communism Not The Same
Atheist Leftist Answers your questions: [link]
“Roosevelt American Ideal stamps”
Roosevelt American Ideal I: Constitution Background
Roosevelt American Ideal II: American Flag background
Emanon's Rooseveltian Plan
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American is not number 1: [link]
Pro Quality of life: [link]
Anti-American Me: [link]
Not fiscally conservative, fiscally pragmatic [link]
Leftist Pragmatism vs. Rightist Idealism [link]
My political ideologies: [link]
Liberals and gun ownership: [link]
Why socialism? [link]
Pure socialism vs democratic socialism [link]
Gay rights in America I: [link]
Gay rights in America II: [link]
Debate with an “ex gay” Christian convert: [link]
Gay is the New Black. my opinion: [link]
An atheist on theism & atheism: [link]
Declaration of truth: [link]
What it means to be an atheist: [link]
Atheist leftist answers your questions...:
An atheist debates an atheist on theism: [link]
[main piece] Abortion: [link]
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Abortion stamp 2: [link]
Songs listened to while typing:
Tracy Chapman, Talking about a revolution: [link]
Yusuf Islam: Peace train: [link]
Train roll on : I do not know the artist: [link]
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As always comrades,
Let knowledge be that truth, which portrays humanity, condemns malevolence; that respects the differences in others while abandoning the hatred and misconceptions of the past.
I find communism, or its base roots communalism works fine on small scales but as he number of people get larger and larger .. from what I see it tends to work less and less... at least from the large previous communist states that has been in the last century or so.
I consider myself a democratic socialist, while there are certain schools of socialism that I may actively oppose such as certain parts of Libertarian socialism and such.. but in general I think most people understand that longevity works best with a sort of mixed market system - there are things that I do not think should be run for profit - health care, education, prison etc... then there are things in which private business should take the lead and not the government.
thanks for the fave.
So, while SOCIALISM made a good point for Hitler, part of socialism is the people have power... not simply an authoritarian above all.. Hitler gave the people little freedom in which would not swear loyalty .. while every large country no matter how small will have"bouts of socialism" .. be it just something as simple as government maintaining a few departments Hitler's Germany seemed more German Nationalism and Jingoism than true socialism.. though I concede that there is no such thing as "true" socialism given its many schools and thoughts - some contradictory to the others - - some contradictory onto themselves.
In general, I do not think even the most ardent socialist would want a 'strong leader" that no one can ever question without being killed and marked as a traitor.. what good is socialism if the people are merely slaves to a system..
I do apologize for the long comment.. It did not seem that long in NOTEPAD when I was typing it
1984 pft, some of our government resembles what he was warning against, while I did vote for Obama in 2008 and 2012 because I agreed with him more than McCain and definitely more than Romney.. he was not my first choice in either election.. and I doubt my favorite Senator Bernie Sanders, also a democratic socialists, will ever run for higher office..
I think most people in general wants a mixed market economy, at least I do. I do not want a full public system with no private interests .. nor do I want a fully private system with no public interests
I do not think people are scared of the idea of it as much as people are simply ignorant of many things and allow the media to tell them what to think. As stated, there are many schools of socialism, some I agree with an some I oppose - and if people actually looked into them and said specific things given a specific school that they disliked I would trust that much more than blanket statements of socialism is bad.. why.. it just is!!!
You forget his name, do you recall the state?
I do not have a general opposition to drones, I have a general opposition to tracking cell phones rather than flying a surveillance drone over to make sure that the person we are tracking is the one being killed, and trying to minimize as much as humanly possible the casualties - - you have some people who say if there is even a chance a casualty may die then do not do it - - it sounds great in sentiment, but in reality it is a bit unrealistic to believe that we can only ever strike where there is "no chance" of a casualty being hit or harmed.
the FISA courts needs to be reformed, some call for it to be done away with but I would oppose this. What needs to happen is you need someone to argue against the government vs just the court being a rubber stamp for the government.. preferably one approved by congress and working on behalf of congress the "people's representatives" against the federal government to maintain the balance of powers between the executive and legislative branch with the judicial branch of course being the court itself.
Of course you haven't told them their standard of living will be at poverty level while the leaders of your utopian dream world will be among the idle rich,but hey,we'll all get "free" healthcare,right?
Do tell me, sir, what utopian dream I have.. please do..
It's my new tagline for all your' "wonderful" posts,don't you like it?
Sigh...Still in denial I see.
so you speak of my utopia - - thus you would have some idea of what it would be like - -yet I ask you what is it and you cannot say - - zane, zane.. the years have truly taken a toll I see - - I mean you used to have some long rant about my utopia… and now.. thus.. tsk, tsk..
It truth,your Utopia would be a modern day blend of Sodom and Gomorrah, a rave at a crack house and a torture chamber for infants.
From what I gathered, the UASR benefitted from having Leon Trotsky fleeing to America rather than Mexico. As a result of that, he is something of a best seller. The thing though that makes me wonder about somethings is that the UASR places a high importance on social activity and the frowning upon individualism. Even more remarkable is that the USSR still ends up in a Cold War with the Americans.
But, even pre-Junta parties like the Conservative Democrats and Republicans are allowed a say in what goes on in the Republic's political processes. Hell, the South is considered highly conservative despite it having the air of California and New York while the traditionally Liberal states are considered to be like Amsterdam.
... I am against any impede on individualistic actions, yet also am for doing things for the betterment of society as a whole.
Amsterdam, sounds lovely.