Benefits of a Command Economy

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  1. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    For the particular attention of the deluded left-wing slime who post on ARRSE and who still believe in the Marxist fallacy of a Command Economy (Labour's Clause 4 and all that), the Sunday Times has just reviewed Mao's Great Famine by Frank Dikotter (Bloomsbury £25).

    Dikotter presents an analysis, from recently released Chinese records, the unbelievably harrowing story of the Great Leap Forward by which Mao, ably supported by the Party, slew 42 MILLION of his own subjects, and how they were in many cases reduced to infanticide, cannibalism, murder and selling their own children in a too-often futile attempt to survive. A triumph of Socialism, dwarfing even the results of that other t of S the Ukraine famine.

    The Flag has to be Red so that it doesn't show the blood.
  2. Did the slaying of 42 million subjects including infanticide result from the Command Economy itself, or was it rather the Totalitarian government as a whole and there systematic contempt of the 'undeserving' poor?

    Also, was cannabalism the result of the Command Economy, or rather the overpopulation of China as a whole compared to the relatively low yield of natural edible resources?

    I cannot imagine that this would ever occur in Great Britain, so where does the difference lie?
  3. A Mongolian of my acquaintance told me that, during those times, an affluent person was someone that had access to an occasional (not necessarily daily) small bowl of boiled rice flavoured with nothing more than soy sauce. A goodly number of the population didn`t even have access to that!
  4. Of course allowing the banking sector to set thier own terms has allowed the working class of the western world to reap untold benefits
  5. This will be construed as Tory lies and a plot engineered by Mrs. Thatcher to denigrate the great Chairman Mao.

    Furthermore, Mrs. Thatcher started rumours concerning the atrocities committed by Josef Stalin and Pol Pot, none of which are true and the millions slain are alive and well and have fun filled lives.

    In addition, it is a widely held view amongst the followers of Karl Marx that rumours of God Fearing Muslims stoning to death women is a canard put about by Right Wing public school educated toffs.
  6. Well its in thier class interest to portray the coming superpowers as a bunch of backward peasants unfit to do business with. Thus keeping the working capital of the proleteriat in the banks of the west and denying the opressed peoples of Asia a chance to prosper.

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    How's life on Planet Caricature?

    Back on thread - as P J O'Rourke observed, embracing socialism invariably leads to large chunks of the population acquiring a taste for rock soup.
  8. The post quoted is by: the false Ashie.
  9. Whilst embracing Elitism invariably leads to most of the population acquiring the taste.
  10. Q. What the hell has Communist China got to do with REAL Socialism?
  11. Absolutely bugger all! Next question please.

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    Any time you want to trade British Citizenship and the benefits thereof with some Cuban peasant, feel free.

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    Dismal failure, high body count, promise of an unachievable la la land, western lefties mindlessly over-excited about the prospects, draconian social control, bureaucratic scum skimming the system, workers in as much shoite as they ever were.

    That's enough parallels to be getting on with, I need to make my daily offering to the capitalist god.

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    False Ashie seems feistier than Real ashie but still seems to post similar tosh. Who cares as long as we have a good discussion - our resident trots haven't really been up to the job since May so we probably need a new cadre prepared to be repeatedly crucified thread after thread on a scaffold of economic, political and historical fact.
  15. unfortunatly free market red in tooth and claw does'nt work either.
    for capitalism too work it needs major infrastructutre and the bankers under tight control.
    let the "masters of the universe" and they turn out to be devoted followers of the emperour mong.
    creative banking like creative accountancy or create lawyering fucks up everybody.

    with half the world surviving on under $2 a day Somehow I don't think captialism has all the answers.