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Some of my Favourite Quotes on Socialism

 
 
Reply Thu 8 Apr, 2010 07:23 pm
"Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail." - Benito Mussolini
"Yes, I am a virus. I am the virus that kills socialists." - Enoch Powell
"In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
"It is the low drive for sameness and the hatred of otherness that characterizes all forms of leftism, which inevitably are totalitarian..." - Erik-Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
"The social system of private property and limited government is the only system that tends to debarbarize all those who have the innate capacity to acquire personal culture." - Ludwig von Mises
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pinfall
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 12:43 pm
@TranscendHumanit,
'Socialism, it's like sex - some people get screwed, but most people leave feeling happy'
Alan Hope
GoshisDead
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 12:59 pm
@pinfall,
"The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" - Margaret Thatcher
kennethamy
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 01:29 pm
@GoshisDead,
GoshisDead;155261 wrote:
"The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" - Margaret Thatcher


Yes indeed. So true. See the news from Greece for confirmation.
etherguant
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 03:03 pm
@TranscendHumanit,
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prothero
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2010 02:12 pm
@TranscendHumanit,
The real problem with socialism is that is based on a false premise about human nature, motivation and behavior. It is doomed to failure.
kennethamy
 
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Reply Sat 24 Apr, 2010 09:34 pm
@prothero,
prothero;155774 wrote:
The real problem with socialism is that is based on a false premise about human nature, motivation and behavior. It is doomed to failure.


Yes. But socialists, and contemporary liberals, are wishful thinkers. They believe what they wish were true; not what there is evidence for. Consider the belief that the health care bill, newly passed, will save money, when all the evidence is that it will be far more expensive than what we have at present (although there is reason to believe that Obama and company knew that, but used the notion that the program will save money to sell it).
Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Tue 27 Apr, 2010 06:39 am
@kennethamy,
In Holland the Socialist minister of Finance left politics...
Back to sHell ?
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chopkins
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 12:02 am
@kennethamy,
i thought the problem with greece was the fact that they were accepted into the league of nations that used the euro as currency when they werent supposed to because their currency wasnt worth enough, not because they ran out of money...
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Deckard
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 01:07 am
@TranscendHumanit,
TranscendHumanit;149760 wrote:
"Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail." - Benito Mussolini


Thanks for making me aware of this quote. Insofar as the enemy of my enemy is my friend I am a friend to socialists.
Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 03:44 am
@Deckard,
Als Uw hand dat wil, staat gansch het radarwerk stil.

If U;R hand wants so, all wheels will stand still.

(Februari 1942, strike against Germans)
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Dave Allen
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 04:03 am
@kennethamy,
kennethamy;155271 wrote:
Yes indeed. So true. See the news from Greece for confirmation.

Confirmation of what? They aren't a socialist nation and their problems are a result of the credit crunch which is inextricably linked to unregulated free marketeering between banks - being irresponsible with other people's money (or debts in this case).

Milk Snatcher herself plumped for policies dictated by economic monetarism in the belief that "it would make Britain great again" - a strategy that saw her administration responsible for more job losses than the current situation in the UK, and (arguably) greater economic turmoil too (assuming that some people don't see job losses as economic turmoil, which they may, though I wouldn't concur).

And to echo Deckard - if people are going to climb into bed with Enoch Powell and Benito Mussolini just because they thumb their noses at socialism, I think they'd be better off considering the company they're keeping before pronouncing on the naivity of socialists (such naivity depending on the circumstances anyhow).
xris
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 06:08 am
@Dave Allen,
So many one liners, as if they prove something. There are numerous derogatory quotes on capitalism. Its the equivalent of kids throwing dog ship at each other.
Deckard
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 11:33 am
@xris,
There is little chance of any in depth conversation about either socialism or capitalism on this forum because it always devolves into a bunch capitalism vs. socialism one liners. There is, for example, very little chance that a thread will ever explore some of the finer points of socialism or the finer points of capitalism. It's just not going to happen on this forum.
xris
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 11:43 am
@Deckard,
Deckard;158004 wrote:
There is little chance of any in depth conversation about either socialism or capitalism on this forum because it always devolves into a bunch capitalism vs. socialism one liners. There is, for example, very little chance that a thread will ever explore some of the finer points of socialism or the finer points of capitalism. It's just not going to happen on this forum.
Its an American problem not a anything to do with this forum. I notice this Mccarthy attitude is still alive and well. Socialism is not a dirty word in Europe, like it appears to be in the majority of America.
Deckard
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 11:52 am
@xris,
xris;158010 wrote:
Its an American problem not a anything to do with this forum. I notice this Mccarthy attitude is still alive and well. Socialism is not a dirty word in Europe, like it appears to be in the majority of America.

Yes the national conversation about economics has been severely stifled in the USA. It's very frustrating.
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kennethamy
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 06:24 pm
@Deckard,
Deckard;157834 wrote:
Thanks for making me aware of this quote. Insofar as the enemy of my enemy is my friend I am a friend to socialists.


Yes. The understanding of Socialism and the attractiveness of Socialism, are inversely proportional.
Deckard
 
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Reply Thu 29 Apr, 2010 07:37 pm
@kennethamy,
kennethamy;158132 wrote:
Yes. The understanding of Socialism and the attractiveness of Socialism, are inversely proportional.

The same can be said for capitalism or rather "capitalism". I've still got a fair amount to learn about both but I know more about it than can be said with a few bumper stickers.
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dust1n
 
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Reply Mon 17 May, 2010 10:41 pm
@TranscendHumanit,
Eugene V. Debs: Statement to the Court, September 18, 1918 wrote:


Statement to the Court, Upon Being Convicted of Violating the Sedition Act
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