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These days, the word socialism gets tossed around so much, it's almost lost all meaning.

 

Originally, though, it was the bedrock of Marxism and meant that workers and their community should control the market for what they make.

Because the Soviet state eventually strayed far from Marx's idea of socialism towards Lenin's totalitarian communism, socialism is now often used to mean everything from "fascism" to "progressivism."

But in its purest form, socialism was a political, social, and economic system meant to empower the working class.

In the U.S. today, though, it's often used as shorthand for "the services that government provides and which are paid for by taxes." Depending on who's talking, that idea is either a goal or a target.

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Socialism is the forerunner of Communism. Even the Russians got rid of it. Now that oblameo has opened up Cuba, be the first capitalist to jump in down there. Socialism has been so good they need EVERYTHING. Bacardi should go back. Export those 1957 Chevy junkers still riding around. Barret-Jackson will get you millions

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These days, the word socialism gets tossed around so much, it's almost lost all meaning.

 

Originally, though, it was the bedrock of Marxism and meant that workers and their community should control the market for what they make.

Because the Soviet state eventually strayed far from Marx's idea of socialism towards Lenin's totalitarian communism, socialism is now often used to mean everything from "fascism" to "progressivism."

But in its purest form, socialism was a political, social, and economic system meant to empower the working class.

In the U.S. today, though, it's often used as shorthand for "the services that government provides and which are paid for by taxes." Depending on who's talking, that idea is either a goal or a target.

Problem is, it never ever works.

Never !!!

The difference between Socialism & Communism, is the AK 47 pointed at your head. Vietnamese Immigrant.

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff. Frank Zappa

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The people's mentally capabilities have been distorted by the leftist (Socialist) ideology that government is superior to your independent thoughts or actions. Control of your life comes from within one's being, not an external force.

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These days, the word socialism gets tossed around so much, it's almost lost all meaning.

 

Originally, though, it was the bedrock of Marxism and meant that workers and their community should control the market for what they make.

Because the Soviet state eventually strayed far from Marx's idea of socialism towards Lenin's totalitarian communism, socialism is now often used to mean everything from "fascism" to "progressivism."

But in its purest form, socialism was a political, social, and economic system meant to empower the working class.

In the U.S. today, though, it's often used as shorthand for "the services that government provides and which are paid for by taxes." Depending on who's talking, that idea is either a goal or a target.

In my mind, socialism represents programs of everything Capitalism is a failure at doing to benefit the people. The only thing that prevents a humane society is only a state of mind.

 

To begin with, National Security items should never be under private corporate controls. We have seen good examples as to why that is, people dying due to heat/cold, double charging taxpayers for gulf war gasoline, Gulf oil spill, deteriorating housing, etc.

 

I believe that there should be a check on corporate failure to serve the people. If they cannot do the job, then it should be turned over to the government for the benefit of the people it is intended to serve.

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The people's mentally capabilities have been distorted by the leftist (Socialist) ideology that government is superior to your independent thoughts or actions. Control of your life comes from within one's being, not an external force.

 

It certainly seems to be that government is superior to independent corporate controls. If you believe you shouldn't have control, you should be self-employed in a little road side fruit stand, because working for the man is control. You would no longer stop at street signs or lights, but plow right through them. You would drink muddy water from your tap and eat infested foods from the stores. You wouldn't have medications, or even a sure sign the medications you are buying contain the formula you are paying for. You can enjoy a dead sea life in the polluted Gulf, red rivers, blacken sky, and stench. Yes, life would be great without control, and there are places you can go to enjoy that utopia.

 

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These days, the word socialism gets tossed around so much, it's almost lost all meaning.

 

Originally, though, it was the bedrock of Marxism and meant that workers and their community should control the market for what they make.

Because the Soviet state eventually strayed far from Marx's idea of socialism towards Lenin's totalitarian communism, socialism is now often used to mean everything from "fascism" to "progressivism."

But in its purest form, socialism was a political, social, and economic system meant to empower the working class.

In the U.S. today, though, it's often used as shorthand for "the services that government provides and which are paid for by taxes." Depending on who's talking, that idea is either a goal or a target.

Socialism before marxism was creating a stage where theater of the mind ruled social behavior from household to global population honoring one idea differently and always in eternal conflict of interest.

 

that one idea everyone agrees to argue over, where does Eternity come from when it is physically impossible to be now theoretically and theologically..

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