RexRed
 
Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2014 10:46 pm
What is the topic?
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JTT
 
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Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2014 10:50 pm
@RexRed,
You expect a rational discussion on this issue with a large group of folks "educated" in the us of a, Rex?
anonymously99
 
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Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2014 10:58 pm
@RexRed,
so·cial·ism [soh-shuh-liz-uh m]
 —noun

a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
(in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

socialism
noun
socialist government
Synonyms: Bolshevism, Fabianism, Leninism, Maoism, Marxism, collective ownership, collectivism, communism, state ownerhsip communism

noun
socialist government
Synonyms: Bolshevism, Leninism, Marxism, collectivism, rule of the proletariat, socialism, state ownership, totalitarianism 
Antonyms: capitalism, democracy 
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anonymously99
 
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Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2014 10:59 pm
@JTT,
Quote:
You expect a rational discussion on this issue with a large group of folks "educated" in the us of a, Rex?


I'm following you out of sarcasm JTT.
RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 04:34 pm
I personally believe that both socialism and capitalism are each, respectively, public prisons and only in the the marriage of the two can liberty come to exist. RR
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 04:39 pm
@RexRed,
Excellent point, Rex.
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 04:46 pm
Have any socialist/commie countries ever succeeded?
Even the mighty Soviet Union came crashing down
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 04:55 pm
@Romeo Fabulini,
You live in a socialist country, Romeo. There are many many more around the world and yes, they are highly successful. They do, like all countries and people, have their ups and downs.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 04:56 pm
As a gay music child (born in the USA) I was terrified of socialism and Russia.

I could not comprehend a government telling me what I needed to be.

I knew what I already was at 4 years old.

So I just immersed myself in music like it was my own.

I did it freely and without coercion. Even in a free society I had musical barriers.

I wondered if my life would have been tragic had I been withheld from my destiny by some ordinal decree that said I had to live up to some social dictate for my life.

Today I can live and breathe pure music due to a free society.

This still does not negate the positive aspects of socialism.
RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 05:20 pm
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 05:29 pm
@RexRed,
Rex: As a gay music child (born in the USA) I was terrified of socialism and Russia.
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That was the propaganda that has, ironically, prevented Americans from having any kind of a rational discussion about these things, Rex.

As the Russian newsman who lived in the USA for five years said: "the only difference between Russian propaganda and American propaganda is that you believe yours".

Rex: I could not comprehend a government telling me what I needed to be.

I knew what I already was at 4 years old.

So I just immersed myself in music like it was my own.

I did it freely and without coercion. Even in a free society I had musical barriers.

I wondered if my life would have been tragic had I been withheld from my destiny by some ordinal decree that said I had to live up to some social dictate for my life.
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More of the same propaganda, Rex. You've heard of abba - well they are from a socialist country. The BeeGees, Neil young, super tramp, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, 10CC, ...

Within the USA, there are some 2 million USians that live in a communist state.
RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 05:57 pm
I found a piece of paper on the sidewalk. RR
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anonymously99
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 05:58 pm
@anonymously99,
I can't believe I posted to this thread in the first place.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 05:59 pm
@anonymously99,
Nice to see you back, A99.
anonymously99
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 08:46 pm
@JTT,
I give up.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 05:30 pm
What happens when strangers pass a shivering boy without a coat?
http://kdvr.com/2014/02/20/what-happens-when-strangers-pass-a-shivering-boy-without-a-coat/
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 06:27 pm
If I saw a shivering kid the first thing I'd do would be to call the cops.
In fact that's exactly what I did one winters night gone midnight when I noticed a huddled shape in the shadows as I was putiing the cats out.
I went over and saw it was a boy aged about 8, he told me his dad had kicked him out so I called the cops and they sorted it out quick..Smile
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 12:15 am


I sung every verse of this many times out live, one year after i was born.

always loved Dylan Smile
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 01:29 am
@Romeo Fabulini,
Romeo Fabulini wrote:
Have any socialist/commie countries ever succeeded?
Even the mighty Soviet Union came crashing down
Yes; so also the National Socialism of the 3rd Reich.
It was a good riddance of both of those abominations.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 22 Feb, 2014 01:39 am
https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1780878_769953993015581_1966820588_n.jpg
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