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Capitalist dictator executes his uncle

  1. Onusonus profile image87
    Onusonusposted 3 years ago

    Oh wait. I forgot, there's no such thing as capitalist dictators. It was a commie, as usual.
    http://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-execu … 39706.html

    1. Zelkiiro profile image85
      Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Julius Caesar (despite being mostly awesome), Nero, Caligula, and several other emperors of the very capitalistic Roman Empire would like to have a word with you...

      1. Onusonus profile image87
        Onusonusposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Had to go back 2,000 years for that one.

        1. Zelkiiro profile image85
          Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Well, ever since then, the power's been divided among more people, so we have mini-tyrants in recent history. Like Boss Tweed and Andrew Carnegie.

          1. Onusonus profile image87
            Onusonusposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Yup. Tweed, (Democrat) go figure. And Cranegie? He called on the all the rich people to use their wealth to improve society, and stimulated wave after wave of philanthropy. Clearly a shrewd business man. If you don't like him don't work for him. But, who did they murder?

            1. Zelkiiro profile image85
              Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Everyone who died in the streets or in the factories due to abysmal work conditions and insulting pay.

              1. Onusonus profile image87
                Onusonusposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                North Korea in a nutshell. In capitalist countries you can choose your destiny, in communist countries if you don't like it you get shot. But on the bright side North Korea is very eco-friendly. They've got a tiny carbon foot print.  No gun crimes either. Great healthcare too.

                I really do like communism. It so abundantly points out the contrast between the good and the bad.
                The very philosophy straight out of the Frankfurt School posited that the workers seduced by the material successes and general prosperity provided by capitalism were too blinded by this prosperity and relative well-being to recognize their class consciousness and bring about the communist revolution.
                That's the answer they came up with to account for the success of this terrible system that created the largest middle class the world has ever seen.

    2. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      What this action on Un's part shows us that thugs are thugs whether they come from a third world country or right from a ghetto.

  2. Levellandmike profile image81
    Levellandmikeposted 3 years ago

    I do hope none of you were surprised by this development.
    I knew the guy was toast as soon as soon as I heard of his arrest.
    There is absolutely nothing Kim Jong-un could do that would surprise...outside of an outright rejection of communism, dissolving North Korea and reunifying with the South, that is.
    You thought Stalin was nasty?
    This guy's just gettin' started. Hang loose, sports fans...it's gonna get worse from here.
    In the words of George Zimmer, "I guarantee it."

    1. Onusonus profile image87
      Onusonusposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nothing surprises me when it comes to commie dictators. What is baffling to me are those few who actually labor under the delusion that their system is a better way to go when there is so much evidence to the contrary.

      1. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Communist dictator is an oxymoron.

        1. Onusonus profile image87
          Onusonusposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          In order to take money from one group and give it to another group you will always have to use force and coercion. Thus in communism dictatorship is the rule and not the exception.

          1. John Holden profile image60
            John Holdenposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            It is still an oxymoron.

            Communism does not involve taking from one and giving to another be it by force or persuasion.

            1. Onusonus profile image87
              Onusonusposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              In order to achieve their ends the planners must acquire power over others. Their success will depend on the extent of how much power they receive. Democracy is an obstacle to this suppression of freedom which the centralized direction of economic activity requires. Hence arises the clash between planning and democracy.

              1. John Holden profile image60
                John Holdenposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Yes, you were right originally - capitalist dictator.

                1. Onusonus profile image87
                  Onusonusposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Wrong. In order for the capitalist to gain success they must persuade the consumer that their product or service is of value. This creates competition between capitalist entities, who would not survive without the prevalence of the average man.
                  Henry Ford learned this when he lowered the cost of an automobile to the affordability of the very people who worked for him. The standard of living increased, their salaries went up their lives were easier and the economy thrived. The great downfall, of course, was when private sector unions took over and we ended up with the lovely concrete jungle that is now down town Detroit.

                  1. wilderness profile image95
                    wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Greed has a way of doing that - producing worthless concrete jungles - whether greed by business owners or employees.  Or even the "entitled" of the country, living off the public charity.

                  2. John Holden profile image60
                    John Holdenposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    And aren't they very good at persuading people to buy things that they neither need nor want.

 
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