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Why do people think socialism is a good thing? Do people understand history?

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Why are you fixated on socialism? You apparently don't understand what it is.

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Oh I know exactly what it is. "spread the wealth" Obama to Joe the Plumber. " Someone will have to give up their share of the pie" Michelle Obama. " when is it enough money enough money" Obama." Universal health care" - Obama. "fair share" Obama.
Government giving us rights - the Democrats. Increased food stamps Obama.
Social justice instead of equal justice SOCIALISM baby.
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I am fixated on it because it has caused millions of deaths in history and we are losing our country to it. The deaths aren't here but will come if it's evilness is allowed to continue. Recent history has shown us this over and over. Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Fidel and soon Hugo and the kook in N Korea.
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Please, please, please look up socialism. For gods sake, we aren't even close
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helixaqua

No...people want to forget history and make "change"....wait, "change" didn't work. Most kids to college students think its a great thing because they are being brainwashed by their hippy teachers who are reliving their hippy dreams through the mind of a youngster.

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Hi, Helix. I think teachers just don't have any textbooks to read from but the ones that are imported from the government.
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Yup. Hippies were socialists but soon found that it didn't work for long in the real world. I know because I was one.
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@Bigred, You were a Hippy? I find that hard to believe.
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Crap!!! I apologize...I didn't mean it to sound that bad....The Doors are great :)
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Haha. It didn't sound bad. :)
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@Bigred: Whoa... YOU, a hippy?
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That's what I said.
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Yes I WAS a hippie. And yes I AM that old. I learned a lot about socialism. It was great at first. But then you got some people who didn't help out as much as the others. It caused a lot of strife. You don't see many hippie communes ( from the word Communist) anymore do you? It does not work. Us humans by nature are selfish. It is a matter of survival. That is one reason capitalism works so well. It doesn't go against human nature.
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Don't apologize. Anyone that is still a hippy like the current professors live in lala land.
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For what it is worth, so was I. I remember people sitting outside of concerts holding out their had chanting "Spare change". I worked every day to earn my money and these loafers expected me to give it to them.
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@Grande, Yeah, and I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for those people either.
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Those that don't learn from there history are bound to repeat it.Young people around this nation have had this crap crammed down there throat for to long.They've been brain washed into thinking this is ok.

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They don't even know that Hitler did exactly what Obama is doing when he was first elected. They think he was just an evil dictator. They don't know he was at first loved by the people. He gave them all kinds of good things to keep them safe and happy.
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Most people don't understand history, and it's questionable whether any of us really can. Be that as it may, US History shows many examples of socialistic principles pulling us through very hard times, especially after the wars.

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No because most history books handed to our children do not mention the word. There will be a bit of info on the Nazi party, but the connection isn't made. Besides America could never be like WWII Germany, they were evil & that's why they did what they did. We don't ban books-wrong, the government does run the educational system here-wrong, the government would never tell us what to believe in -wrong, we would never put down wealthy people & blame them for our problems-wrong, the government would never infringe upon ones religious beliefs-wrong, surely the family unit is the most important things in our lives-wrong, we're all different some people will do better than others & that's good -wrong. See we're nothing like those socialist Nazis--hmm

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Because it's ingrained into their heads at school.

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helixaqua
Absolutely!
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They teach horrendous lies
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Socialism is merely a broad term used to describe a category of economic systems and it has worked well in some cases. For example China's policies of state capitalism have been widely successful.

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Except for the big boot on the Chinese people's necks. Works well for the elite government officials though.
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Capitalism is the opposite of communism. Capitalism works much better.
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You're creating a double standard. History has shown that countries with capitalist systems are capable of being just as oppressive as countries with socialist systems.
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I should also mention that bigkook50 just moved the goalposts. She does that whenever she challenges someone to provide an example and then they provide an example.
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