I believe you are confusing capitalism with communism. Hence communist countries are ran by dictators and not the people, and if they disagree they disappear. But I suppose we are all blinded by our affluent wealth in America that we can't see how miserable we really are. LOL!
I most certainly am not confusing capitalism with communism!
Communist countries are not run by dictators, I assume you're alluding to Russia here. Russia for a very few years was a communist country but rapidly reverted to capitalism, state capitalism, the very worst kind of capitalism there is.
So Pol Pot, Fidel Castro, Mao Zedong, Kim Jong Il, Joseph Satlin, Che Gueverra, all were a bunch of nice guys, not communists, who didn't collectively kill over 100 million of their own people? Tell me John, when was the last time an American tried desperately to escape from the clutches of capitalism into one of those countries? I'll give you a hint, it was never.
A classic case of suppression of ideological subversion. Thank God we don't live in a world where people like you are the majority, I would freaking shoot myself. Actually I would most likely cry in the streets for fear of life at the demise of my beloved leader.
Hollie, of course it's the majority, but it's not the "overwhelming majority". Do you really think that 52.6% is the overwhelming majority?
The liberal media did all they could to pump in to the American psyche as much iconography, and identity politics as humanly possible. They promoted him to rock star status, and that's why he got in. You would think that after all the disdain that was felt towards his predecessor it would have been an "overwhelming majority" that voted him in as you stated earlier, but it was not. Hmmmmmm....
In the US and the UK, many parties are voted into office because they are the largest minority party. In other words, they may have secured the largest share of the vote for the party, but they have not secured the the majority of votes cast. I believe the Obama's victory in 08 was the exception in this case.
Let's be honest, what campaigning would be President would not want to acquire the status of an icon. It's not Obama's, or Liberal voters fault for that matter, that the Republican party can't put forward a candidate that can summon that kind of respect.
Actually there were about 30 000 american defectors to Cuba and Russia one of them interestingly eneough was Harvey Lee Oswald who was refused the right to go to Cuba (he was a socialist) this was one of the main reasons he shot Kennedy.
I am going to be quite realistic regarding this premise of capitalism supposedly should be working for all. Not! Capitalism is a system designed to benefit those who are strategists, risk takers, work smart, and/or visionaries. Capitalism frankly does not reward everyone nor should it.
America was founded upon the principles of a free market system. The free market system amply reward those who can supply and satisfy the demand of the most number of people. In other words, if one diligently gives the people what they want either through talent or a product, one becomes quite wealthy. Yes, it does not come easy and takes smart work, not "hard" work. If one cannot adequately supply the demand and/or talent of the market, one does not become wealthy.
Capitalism is a free for all system which rewards the fittest-i.e. the most creative and enterprising. Capitalism is not for the meek and weak. One must always sell a product whether it is themselves or another product in order to succeed within the system. Capitalism is a meritocracy of sorts. The more one produces and creates, the more amply he/she is rewarded.
You confuse capitalism with a free market. There is nothing free market about capitalism. When America was based on a free market system was when it was great.Now it is based on the capitalist system and see how the majority of your people are thrown on the scrap heap sacrificed to the god of capital.
America is now a Corporatist nation. This is a form of Fascism. Companies put people in DC, they make the rounds, become lobbyists, and then the companies are the ones writing the legislation regarding regulations.
The collective work of any number of people produces profit which is either divied up equally to all contributing members called socialism, or is sliced off the top by private owners who subcontract the labor called capitalism.
Capitalism is not a system that is designed to work for everyone, and in the US we do not have a full capitalist system. A Capitalist system is not regulated the way the US regulates our economic system. In a Capitalist system there is a need for separation or classes of people. The people at the bottom see the people at the top and work harder to try and get there and the people at the top work hard to stay away from the bottom. The tough thing about a capitalist system is the people at the top make it extremely hard for the people at the bottom to move up too far. A capitalist system need some socialist policies to make sure the bottom class doesn't get too low.
Communism is dead. "In economics, BRIC is a grouping acronym that refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are all deemed to be at a similar stage of newly advanced economic development. It is typically rendered as "the BRICs" or "the BRIC countries" or the BRIC economies" or alternatively as the "Big Four".
The acronym was coined by Jim O'Neill in a 2001 paper entitled "Building Better Global Economic BRICs". The acronym has come into widespread use as a symbol of the shift in global economic power away from the developed G7 economies towards the developing world. It is estimated that BRIC economies will overtake G7 economies by 2027"
Also include South Africa and Iran as partly a player as well as others. These are the new enemies of the empire in which present and future 'Great Game' theater is and will take place.
"Yeah, socialism requires there be a) no money, and b) no property." That is pure communism having nothing to do with socialism. "Article 1 - The Legislative Branch Section 8 - Powers of Congress" "To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;" So the treasury coins coins. Socialism. The private banks print all the paper money. ""To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof," Capitalism but they stole the regulation of money.
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