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Are we turning to Fabian Socialism?

  1. Onusonus profile image86
    Onusonusposted 6 years ago

    Stewart Chase, a prominent fabian socialist wrote a list in the 1930's. It seems to me that we are headed in that direction.

    1.Strong centralized government

    2.Growing executive arm

    3.Control of credit, banking and security exchanges by the government.

    4.Underwriting of employment by the government, either through armaments, or public works

    5.Underwriting of social security by the government, unemployment insurance and the like

    6.Underwriting of food housing and medical care

    7.Use of deficit spending

    8.The abandonment of gold

    9.Government control of foreign trade

    10.Government Control of transportation

    11.Control of natural resources

    12.Control of energy sources

    13.Control of agricultural production

    14.Enlistment of youth corps

    15.Heavy taxation and state control of communications.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would say that is the plan eventualy, if we allow it to happen.

      1. Onusonus profile image86
        Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Once the power is taken out of the hands of the people the government will intrude in our lives in unfathomable ways.
        At my work I see protesters constantly wasting their time picketing us. It is a testament to the unmovable force of big government.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Picketing who or what?  (You said "picketing us")...

          1. Onusonus profile image86
            Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I work at a nuclear submarine base.

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              Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Okay.  Thanks.
              Well, do you consider your job valid and useful and necessary?  I would say it is!
              It's probably picketed by those who are against war etc. no matter what.   I wouldn't necessarily call your job a part of "big government" as in it needs to be downsized.   Maybe they should be picketing the tyrants in Washington instead of honest hardworking patriots like you.

              1. Onusonus profile image86
                Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I think it is vital to our existence, I'm simply using it as an example to the fact that once the government gets too much strength, people can protest as much as they want, unless a civil war breaks out the voice of the people will be useless.

                1. Onusonus profile image86
                  Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  They might as well be shouting at a brick wall, even if their oppinion is contradictory to their freedoms.

                  1. dutchman1951 profile image60
                    dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    very true

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                  sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  If a civil war broke out, the voice of the people would still be useless if you have weapons pointed at their heads.  Nice pic btw.

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              sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hold up!  You have a problem with people picketing at your nuclear arms base and believe they are wasting their time while you are touting about how government is the death of us but...

              You work for the government,
              You control fire arms,
              You have in your arsenal, nuclear weapons
              The government's biggest expense is for the military

              And you are bitching about a fabian socialist society while preaching the gospel and the glory of your god and you have a problem with people protesting nuclear arms?

              1. Onusonus profile image86
                Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I think that pretty much sums it up.

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                  sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Was that a threat?

                  Edit, what I mean is, are you planning to use your position to attack America?

                  1. Onusonus profile image86
                    Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    What?! No way! That's where I keep all of my stuff.

 
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