http://patriotpost.us/alexander/2004/09 … -the-left/
A very interesting take on this question written back in 2004 sheds some light on the term and perhaps will convince liberals that they are really tools of forces that have long desired to achieve the destruction of capitalism and cobsequently America.
I'm curious, LL. Would you like to do away with all social programs? I'm not a liberal, but I totally believe we need some social programs.
I think we could do away with all of them and then perhaps address the truly needy and helpless. Most of these social programs are best addressed by charities and churches.
That's the problem....the "churches" and "charities" are not doing their part as it is, so what in the world would make you think that their actions would change with the elimination of the social programs in place?
Apparently, you haven't thought it out. What else is new.
Who says they're not? You? And you can prove this? Or is your insulting tone supposed be show that you are a knowlegable expert?
Sure, look up any study on the Charitable organizations and non-profits in America and you'll find out that they don't even meet up with Federal Regulations, which shows off the corruption between companies and government, and also shows how little these types of companies, including "churches", are not actually help ENOUGH of the citizens.
I found one study done on the TOP 200 U.S. based Charities and Non-profit companies...and NOT ONE was within the requirement. So what in the world would make you think it would change?
As for my insulting tone, you should seriously eliminate your negative thinking. It's not about politics and it's NOT about me or you. It's about what is in the best interest of the citizens, which apparently you are not interested in.
So you're relying on the government bureaucracy to tell you how corrupt charities are really??
Here is one story I found:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/200 … able_N.htm
Americans gave 295 billion to charity in 2007 and over 70% of it came from individuals! Imagine how much more it could be if we were allowed to keep more of our money?
And what makes you think the government is without waste, abuse, and corruption? What makes you think they can take your money and redistribute it more efficiently than charities?
No, I'm not relying on government bureaucracy to tell me anything. The survey/study done was independent and not funded by government or government money.
And take a look at how things have gotten worse? If that doesn't tell you something, then I don't know what will.
I suggest the agenda to do away with medicare will ruin the Tea Party and may make the Republican Party irrelevant for years to come.
When push comes to shove, even in Nevada the bozo that hates medicare is having big trouble in his campaign. And that is in a conservative state.
You have enough money lady love to fund your medical when you are too old to post the BS that you are posting here? Tell us how your finances will look.
Or should we put you behind a horse on a thatched mat like the Indians did and send you out into the wilderness?
Medicare was enacted in the 60s, so are you saying up until that time we just dragged old people off into the wilderness? Really? And social security is just our money being taken away from us by force and the decision to invest it being made by faceless bureaucrats that leave us with IOUs that might one day may be worthless. I'd rather hold onto MY money thanks.
better than useless right wing idiots though.
What do you mean you? You are quite useful in our discussions of Socialist/Marxist/Communist idiology, don't sell yourself short.
But then again all you all are quire funny in your understandings of that ideology.
As if the means used to gain central authority and collectivism -"state ownership"- changes a damn thing as to the end result.
They are all Marx' demented children in the end, from Lenin to Stalin, Hitler to Musolinni, the neo-Socialists of Europe to their neo-Commie counterparts.
You are all the same in the end.
I'm not into state ownership, I'm into ownership by the people. Not the few who can afford to invest substantially on the stock market but worker ownership.
PS,Hitler wasn't a socialist.
That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard someone repeat.
Tell me agian how we all own and operate it, without the use of some controling body to function in that capacity/
The "People" is a nice euphemism... but in the end the "people" are represented by some body, in some form... and that would be Govt.
And we have already settled the last point with facts... so accept it and move on.
Look at the many successful cooperatives in the UK, many worker owned, none government controlled.
And who controls the workers aspect? Unions? Have you looked at the structure of a Union? Not to far from a Govt.. And we all know the Commies control the Unions...
so?... that sort of proves my point about in the end.
And profit sharing is not the same as full owner-ship and control rights.
No, unions don't control the workers aspect, the workers do!
Which just about totally disproves your point.
And it's not only about profit sharing, which happens right across the board, not only in cooperatives, it is full ownership and control.
I know that is must be hard for those of a narrow view to grasp but it does work, often a lot more successfully than conventional businesses.
No Unions in England? Your going to tell me there are no workers unions, or groups that act as such, in England? Your going to tell me that the unions do not negotiate for every last aspect of pay, benis, etc?...
Okay... I do not know if I should believe that. But if you insist there are no Unions in England.
And the only narrow-mindedness I see is when individuals claim the means to an end, change an objective from what it is, to something it isn't.
And I do not doubt that some of those ideas will work on a small scale.
You know all you leftists are a riot... you all love the people so much.. untill a majority of the people don't want to vote your way... then you all run out of legislatures, and scream racist hatred... so as to thwart the will of the people.
You all never cease to amaze me... never.
I didn't say that there were no unions in the UK, there are plenty! What I said was that unions do not play a part in workers cooperatives, there is no need for them.
The narrow mindedness occurs when people refuse to see that there is any alternative to their way.
Not such a small scale either, the John Lewis partnership has 76,500 partners! Though I suppose by your standards that is small.
The Cooperative group has in the region of 5.5 million members, I don't think even you could call that small!
I take it you're amazed by my breadth of knowledge:)
And from the looks of the European economy... it doesn't work.
If there were substantially more coops in Europe chances are we would all be better off.
Remember, we are mostly fixated on the American model of business at the moment, it doesn't work for you, why should it work for us?
The Amercan model worked just fine till we undertook allowing the leech-like Socialist economies of the world to bleed us through trade agreements, nation-building, along with Foriegn Aide, not to mention the keynsian BS that the Progresssives and Liberals of the last century poisoned us with.
It has been a slow death thanks to them...
What they couldn't strangle through regulations, govt intrusion, taxes, etc... they out-sourced.
Nothing is ever your fault is it?
Everything that is ever wrong is down to somebody else!
The infiltration of our country and Govt by those who hate America, and the indoctrination of our children into the Leftist BS ideology in our schools, along with the treason of the American Leftists and Progressives, and the murder of innocents by the hundreds on a daily basis, and the fact that a racist who knows Marx' demented ideology is the way to kill America is president... is most definitely our own fault.
Apathy... and some delusion that America could never be changed to a Socialist country, or that America would always be America, some inner sense of humor that a few communists Socialist and Marxists could actually change this nation, that one day we would elect radicals who cannot stand this country and what it has stood for, into offices and allow them to destroy it... was just not fathomable to many.
Yes John... it is all OUR OWN FAULT.
And we are begining to realize it.
Some system, so easily overthrown by a handful of useful idiots!
Way more than a handful.
America has deluded itself in many ways, john... and we are going to pay for it.
And it has taken about 100 years to accomplish john. Gramsci called for patience... and they have been very patient.
In a word, yes. As are conservatives. Both are pawns in the narrow-minded ideological game of their puppet-masters.
As for destroying capitalism and America, I find this slightly hyperbolic (just a tad), since there are thousands of people starting businesses every day in this country, monetary exchange continues unabated, private property remains upheld and prices are still set by primarily market forces.
The foundation of capitalism is market exchange and private property. Do we still have market exchange? Yes. Do we still have private property? Yes.
Therefore capitalism is not dead.
Get a grip, people.
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