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Socialism or Communism???

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bigdogtx, Mar 26, 2009.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Geitner said that he wants to control the insurance industry as well as the majority of banks that they already have under their thumb.

    Is this a socialism control or a communism control. I thought that with Communism, the "state" owned businesses and portioned out your share. With the the "required" service of young people in a militia that "is as stong and well funded as the military", I am thinking this is more like Communism???
     
  2. jimrich60

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    "Communism" is merely one extreme form of socialism, wherein the "people" own all means of production, business, etc. in common. In practice, of course, since this is not truly practical, the government owns everyting in the "name of the people." In true, or pure communism as outlined by Karl Marx, there is no private ownership of anything. A second major form of socialism is one in which there remains "private ownership", but the government controls virtually all aspects of that ownership, taking all wealth produced and "redistributing it" in a supposed equal manner. As I see what is being done, and what is proposed, what we are trending to is national socialism. This, from the standpoint of an economic system, is exactly the economic system that the National Socialist Workers Party (better known to most Americans as the the Nazi Party) pursued in Germany in the 1930s. There are, in reality, various degrees of socialism in many countries today, depending on who owns and/or controls the means of production, but they all espouse the basic idea of a government in control of the economy and doling out what it deems the individual requires and demanding what it thinks the individual should produce.

    Jim R
     
  3. shot410ga

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    Is threr a differance???????????????
     
  4. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    A Great Lesson on Socialism.

    An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student before, but had, once, failed an entire class. The class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and th e students who studied little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too; so they studied little. The second Test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F. The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else. The whole class failed to their great surprise and the professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because the harder it is to succeed, the greater the reward, but when a government takes all the reward away; no one will try so no one will succeed.
     
  5. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Communism is socialism with the government owning all of the guns. Look it up.
     
  6. J.Woolsey

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    Either way, we don't need it. Write your Congressmen, Senators and show your disgust with the current admin. They know that 2010 is an election year for many of them. If you are not happy, let them know what is needed to put their hind end back on or off the elected seat. If enough people show that they don't like what is going on, it will get the most stubborn elected official's attention.
     
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