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You really ought to actually learn something about real socialism and Marxism. Your claims about them are just plain dumb.
It is a war between the Constitution & the Government. It started long before Marx & has continued unabated.The History of Humanity is one of oppression and violence by Government. That is why the US is exceptional, the first to challenge his
junk-you will find that I am a good student, if you have anything that you would like to teach.
Anything you would like to teach about Marxism that a cold winter in a Siberian Gulag could not.
Well the Russian experiment was pretty much the opposite of Marxism for starters.
And it is a little ironic talking about the gulag from a country with the highest incarceration rate in the world.
The misadventures of liberty often result in a loss of freedom, so be it. Other countries do not have such high prison populations because their people are already in a metaphorical prison that Americans do not share. What a tired dodge USSR=Marxist.
Treating communism/socialism/Marxism/Leninism/Maoism/Stalinism/Trotskyism as one giant sameness is like saying all theisms are the same. It is utterly simplistic and useless. USSR was no more Marxist than it was capitalist.
What would be the equivalent term for atheist in regard to Marxist crap? I am that, and therefore much more enlightened because I don't believe. Amarxism is a much more powerful force in the world than atheism.
retief-Difficult to discern your comments, but are you saying that you are the equivalent to, "marxist crap" I cannot disagree with that, but please articulate. Not that it is important, but a bit of humor is always good.
How clever, "amarxism" will sweep Europe these next few years as they continue to recognize that the socialist garbage they have inflicted on their economies is a genuine disaster. Americans, natural "amarxists" will do the same this November.
Well bless your heart, junkseller. I would love to learn something "real" about socialism and Marxism. Especially since you are adament about the fact that "communism/socialism/Marxism/Leninism/Maoism/Stalinism/Trotskyism" are each apparently real?
They are real ideologies. Obviously. I suggest reading a book. You can find them at a place called a library.
The rather small differences, meaningless. All will evolve into a strong man form of government once the power elite "socialists" get a taste of the better life. I suggest you stop selling junk books.
Marxism and Gravity are both theoretical. The difference is Gravity is awesome in reality and Marxism is a brutal, repressive, dehumanizing nightmare, in reality.
Are you guys reading quotes off of the butts of each other's FOX News underoos? Why people so proudly proclaim their complete ignorance on a topic is bewildering to me.
Really, name a single Marxist/socialist success story that didn't involve Gulags and the Stasi.It is the leftist delusion that Marxism can exist in reality without FORCE. They pretend that Marx wasn't a self deluded fantasist.
Marxism can't exist WITH force. You have it backwards. And being that our world requires force, it hasn't ever been given a chance. Capitalism has failed as well, so it isn't really much of a question.
junk-Can you give us your idea of Marxism and how it would work? And what is the difference between Marxism and Communism? And how did Communism effect the world. Educate us.
Can I in three sentences? No. I am not an expert and it would take thousands of sentences, but those are good questions and I hope you realize they have very useful answers.
junk--With that you have lost any argument you may have.
I can't condense a PhD thesis down to 3 sentences so I lose. Give me a break. Especially considering you're asking me to substantiate something I never made a claim to. All I have contended is that you know nothing about socialism. That still stands.
What's to know. Lefties pretend that it works, but that the prime examples of Marx's ideas aren't "really" socialist. Soviet Communism roots itself and its ideas in "Das Kapital," especially the atheist dialectical materialism.
Is the Dem Rep of Congo Democratic because it is in its name? Do you want to use them as an exemplar for Democracy? The end goal for Marx was NO state. Does that sound at all like Russia to you? Or the complete opposite?
The Soviet state was on the way to evolving into Marx's fantasy. They just never made it to that final Great Leap Forward(oops wrong Marxists).Marxism is just another in a long line of Utopian fantasies, this time couched in "scientific" language.
The American state was on the way to evolving into Smith's fantasy. They just never made it. Capitalism is just another in a long line of Utopian fantasies, this time couched in "scientific" language.
john000-You accuse Obama of "destroying an individual's desire to succeed economically," and you give him a 'C', We are being destroyed from within, war not needed.
Perhaps I am too charitable? Contributing to the destruction may have been better said? I get your point, though.
John000, C is too good a grade for Obama. He deserves an F minus for dismantling the great things this country stands for. Obama"care", the Benghazi scandal, Fast and Furious, & making America ONE GREAT WELFARE state!
Zogby's tracking poll gave Obama an "F" today, 12 July 2014. Mark it on your calendar as the day Americans woke up.
Frankly, I think a "C" is way too high.
What relief2000 said... hits the nail on the head.
So when we had the Great Depression, more Americans were not at risk of losing everything including liberty and prosperity. My grandparents lost their strawberry crop because the trains did not roll and gave up their cattle because the dairy closed.
Perhaps you should take a look around.
What should I be looking for--I can find problems--I am very good at doing that. I can also find progress and recovery and am relevantly sure that the U.S.is relevant.
To savvydating, IT CERTAINLY DOES.
As was his intention from the beginning.
Retief200f--How about a little proof to your statement and why is Obama worse than Wilson, Hoover, Charles Arthur, Jimmy Carter, and a list of others who did nothing.
Precisely because he is not doing nothing.
Nice word play--implying that I was saying Obama was doing nothing. Now we are playing smoke and mirrors instead of truth and logic. Have a nice day.
Yes,Alex, this "president" is actually the first ANTI-American president in history.There's no other president who reviles America & what it stands for as much as Obama.He's a socialist & anticolonialist who has a racial/class animus against
Where in your estimation is this taking us? I too, thought Bush incompetent, but I also knew Obama was worse.
You do not like any president, or trust any political party and I think you are opposed to social welfare, Obamacare, food stamps, college loans, Medicare, housing supplements. Will you seek election and solve these issues. Congress might stop you.
It is simple, the welfare state is nothing ever intended by the framers. It has ruined generations of Americans and has ended actual prosperity and liberty. We now live with multiple generations of parasites.
Larry-No, I lack the dishonesty character required and at 70+ the best I can do is try to counter those who would prostitute the Constitution.
I am 60+ been poor and middle class. Studied history, government and journalism in college. Providing for the common defense and promoting the general welfare as promised in the Constitution covers a lot of ground that I think you want to ignore.
Larry-It would seem that you are promoting the idea that government via the forceful taking of money from others to give to you is what the Const is all about. Is that correct?
Guaranteeing the general welfare is not constitutional, nor humane. We are created to work and strive. Madison rejected all notions of the welfare state, and he wrote the damn thing.
If you call taxes forced giving, then the answer is yes. No government of any kind, can run without revenue, taxes are necessary. Are they excessive--sometimes. Are they always fair--no. Do some serve the purpose for which they were intended--yes.
Larry, yet another argument for severely limited government, as the Constitution required and has been eroded over the years by such things as Social Security,Medicare,Medicaid and Obamacare.
retief2000: What do you expect from government, armed forces, local police, anything else. Do you trust any Cabinet agency. Should anyone print money. What do you want. Why do you stay if it is so bad.
Larry--It may seem strange, but how about the government does its job. It is simple. All on one piece of paper. Confine itself to its responsibilities and authority within the Const.
Printing money? The government out sourced that to the Federal Reserve Bank. Local police-you are conflating our discussion to include local government.Take a look at the Constitution, it is all there.
I have read the Constitution several times--it is a great document because most people can read into it anything you want. The President, Congress and Supreme Courtare suppose to have equal power--checks and balance. The Congress does not do its part
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Thank you for a visual image I will never be able to stab out of my mind's eye.I don't think debating two bowls of mashed potatoes to a stand still makes you a great debater, his golf game is mediocre-despite the enormous amount of practice.
I suspect Eisenhower played more golf that Obama ever did, but people have short memories. As a solider, Eisenhower led us to victory in WWII. As President--well nothing stands out.
Eisenhower is actually in the golfers hall of fame, had a putting green at the White House and was a dedicated golfer long before his presidency - 800 rounds, Obama - 178 rounds. Bill "The Holy" Clinton - 400, GWB-24 and stopped playing in 2003
What success has their been in the economy. GDP contracted by nearly 3%, unemployment shrinks because people have stopped looking, more on disability,food stamps, section 8 on the rise, etc.... Reagan's recover dwarfs Obama's. None is so blind....
Larry-The great majority of people will pay much more for insurance and have less coverage-I am glade you were able to profit from this.
I think profit is the wrong word. I did benefit and I do not think I am the only person in the country who did. I also do not agree that the great majority will pay more. Raising a $10 copay to $20 is less coverage, but is minor in the long run.
Larry- Not true, as easily researched material will indicate. Self-servicing greed speaks well to the cause of socialism.
Self-servicing greed is the mantra of Capitalism, not socialism. In fact I'd say you have it completely backwards. Not surprising, though, since you know nothing about socialism.
cjhunsinger: I let your comment about-self-serving greed slide. If aimed at me, I resent it. If you have a child who accepts a nice scholarship is that greed? Circumstances are important. I needed insurance and Obamacare was the only viable option.
Larry--You need not have let it slide. My sons all received scholarships and played by the rules going in. Scholarships funded by companies voluntarily not by mandate
CJH, that is the essential difference that liberals cannot understand. One is liberty, the other tyranny. One is charity, the other is force.
Thus, the consensus is that government should not be involved in the providing or governing of health care in any way, shape or form. Every one will fend for themselves. Cj companies give scholarships for PR purposes. The distribution is not equal.
Larry-Corps/individuals provide scholarships to promote competition, to spur achievement and yes to benefit them and the rest of us, by that achievement. To reward the non-achiever is to provide a better couch for the lazy.
Does Government give you car care? How about house care? Yard care? These things are all governed by market forces, government still insinuates itself here, and therefore haven't suffered from massive inflation.
retief2000 you are reaching so far to make your argument that there is no credibility left to this discussion.
Hardly why is government provided car/house/pet care any more absurd than government provided food/shelter/medicine? It will always be at the expense of liberty.
You are making no sense. Question, are you opposed to helping people in need or do you think its every person for himself. Community, national pride, common welfare, etc., or do you just like to argue. I will wait for your first Hub--if you write one
A very good and more importantly a very objective answer. I do not agree with every action Mr. Obama has taken, but when looking at the big picture, to use an old cliche, I think he will be remembered for being more than the first Black president.
It is unfortunate that our first black president was elected largely because of the color of his skin rather than the content of his character.
The only unfortunate thing about the skin color of our first black president is that there are still so many people like you around who will say stupid crap like what you just said. People like Obama regardless of his color. Deal with it.