Sorry, HCL, I was just looking for an explanation on why you thought the appointment of a Trans woman into a position that she is qualified for was amusing.
It's a bad idea because of human nature.
It's that simple.
Let's get something clear, I'm not promoting socialism, nor do I need it explained to me.People look back and still think real socialism has never been tried, but then look at Venezuela
It didn't take having a socialist government long to reduce the country to a state where the government were asking people to eat their own pets to alleviate food shortages
Real socialism can't work, unless human beings stop being human
For every socialist idea, you need a capitalist one to pay for it. There has to be balance, and equilibrium and that's pretty much where it falls flat on its face.Let's get something clear, I'm not promoting socialism, nor do I need it explained to me.
And Venezuela was just another elite masquerading as socialism to maintain power based on a degree of populism.
I will say that some individual socialist measures taken individually may have merit and shouldn't be discarded without examination.
A national health system for example in concept is not a bad idea. The practice is another matter.
My initial comment was to get the poster to say why socialism is bad without a simple knee-jerk of 'because'.
These things are never black and white.
Neither Biden nor Kamala are socialists and to colour them thusly is to do so in a way that uses the term as an insult. I would suggest a bit of examination of ideas rather than spouting well-worn fables might aid his debate.
Back to the thread.
As the world stands you are correct.For every socialist idea, you need a capitalist one to pay for it. There has to be balance, and equilibrium and that's pretty much where it falls flat on its face.
Can I ask what you consider to be socialist states if you don't see The Soviet Union, China & Venezuela as fitting the bill - where should we be looking?
As the world stands you are correct.
I don't consider that a truly socialist state has ever existed. There has always been the elite that clung to power while the rest lived under restrictive laws and/or conditions.
To find one needs a change in the economic system and a change in mentality that money and power are not the standards of success.
However we digress from the thread. I am not carrying a banner for socialism just asking a poster to clarify or think things through.
Perhaps your question would be better posed elsewhere.
Yes, but none of those were socialists. All I am asking is why it's a bad idea just because. Too many americans simply discard ideas because they are considered socialist or liberal without looking at the merit of the idea.
You can't ditch everything because it fits in a category.
The description of the Trump voter reminded me of my wife’s cousin and mine through marriage. He is 22 years old, open carries a pistol, and has a Confederate flag in the truck that he takes with everywhere. He barely made it through high school, so yes they do exist. But since he is kin I spend quite a bit of time grabbing him by his ear and imparting wisdom on him. But yes my inlaws are the type of people that many on this forum would look down upon.Presumably he’s your cousin on your dad’s side?
And your mum’s...
And maybe your wife’s cousin too?