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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    dont mistake my liking of how Ocasio-Cortez is shaking things up and challenging the status quo as me wanting pure communism or something like that.
    What is the status quo that she is challenging?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Ryan View Post
    This is the same old and tired "socialism has never been done right" argument. The fact is that socialism always result in totalitarianism. It has to, because it is predicated on the absence of liberty.
    not even some of the most famous communists agreed on how to achieve the best form of communism. the divides between people like Trotsky, Lenin, and Stalin are well documented. pretty much all attempts fell short of empowering the proletariat which resulted in a dictatorship. dont blink but our government isn't all that much different from some forms of bad government. we are basically an oligarchy but we can buy more stuff than the people in venezuela can.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Ryan View Post
    What is the status quo that she is challenging?
    the democratic party's typical platform and talking points.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    dont mistake my liking of how Ocasio-Cortez is shaking things up and challenging the status quo as me wanting pure communism or something like that. my criticisms of capitalism have very little to do with making a good living for yourself and your family by making enough money to do that. a pure socialist government can be just as corrupt and evil as a capitalist one.
    We're talking about Socialism as a system. The State owns everything, including your wages as a worker. You can't start a business of your own. You can work for the State, and the State decides how much flour you get and how much money you make. When your State-allotted money runs out, you're back in the bread line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rita Marley View Post
    We're talking about Socialism as a system. The State owns everything, including your wages as a worker. You can't start a business of your own. You can work for the State, and the State decides how much flour you get and how much money you make. When your State-allotted money runs out, you're back in the bread line.
    yeh that life would suck. however when unchecked capitalism is allowed to run free and control government and policy it just turns into a different kind of enslavement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    not even some of the most famous communists agreed on how to achieve the best form of communism. the divides between people like Trotsky, Lenin, and Stalin are well documented. pretty much all attempts fell short of empowering the proletariat which resulted in a dictatorship. dont blink but our government isn't all that much different from some forms of bad government. we are basically an oligarchy but we can buy more stuff than the people in venezuela can.
    Stalin had Trotsky killed in Mexico City because he was a political threat, not because they differed on ideology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    the stock market crashed and killed the economy. what type of economic/social system was active in 1929 in the US????? are you saying a stock market, a big part of capitalism, is socialist?
    The crash of 1929 did not cause the depression. This is a common misconception.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    yeh that life would suck. however when unchecked capitalism is allowed to run free and control government and policy it just turns into a different kind of enslavement.
    Why would you advocate a system that you readily agree would suck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    dont mistake my liking of how Ocasio-Cortez is shaking things up and challenging the status quo as me wanting pure communism or something like that. my criticisms of capitalism have very little to do with making a good living for yourself and your family by making enough money to do that. a pure socialist government can be just as corrupt and evil as a capitalist one.
    Would you be OK if the rights in the first ten amendments of liberals were taken away?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    the democratic party's typical platform and talking points.
    Alright. What do you think the Dem platform will look like if AOC writes it?

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