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Old 11-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by pricejj View Post
Stalin was a tool that Communists used to implement their will on the people. As far as debate and Communism go. All the facts are there. It doesn't work.

No, it's not because of the "impractical utopia". It's simply because the ideals which Communism is against human nature. If people have no incentive to work, to create, to invent, or prosper...they won't. Communism is against human nature.

I know you're against capitalism. What you fail to realize, is that the U.S. Constitution has created the most free, prosperous, and creative civilization on the history of earth. Your perceived corporate injustices are primarily due to the inability of government to perform it's basic duties. Instead, the US government has chosen to deliberately create wealth disparity with Socialist policies (which will never work).
Wrong again. I'm opposed to laissez faire capitalism - the Randian capitalism espoused by the leaders of the Tea Party, like the Koch Bros, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan. I'm opposed to corporate controlled capitalism that doesn't even create capital, but rather just churns paper to create wealth completely disconnected from the nuts and bolts economy that sustains a society. Well regulated capitalism works just fine. Corporate power has now reached such an extent that they simply buy the government they want, as we saw clearly in the Glass/Steagle debacle and are watching right now as Citigroup rewrites Dodd/Frank.

Wealth disparity is created by greed, not government. Our government is failing because of an extremely well financed, corporate, libertarian assault on its legitimate functions going all the way back to the Powell memo. Back to the days when Reagan launched the propaganda motto, "The government is the problem." Wrong. A government no longer answerable to the people is the problem. Follow the money. In the last few years, 95% of the "recovery" has gone to 1% of the people. That's says all anybody needs to know. This economy no longer serves the needs of the majority of its people.

Oh, and BTW, Stalin was never the tool of anybody. That's like saying the Huns used Attila as a tool.

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