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    Why do you Yanks have such a negative impression of Socialism?


    #2
    Originally posted by doofaloofa View Post
    Why do you Yanks have such a negative impression of Socialism?
    Cause I like to keep more of what I earn than to give it away?

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      #3
      so you can give it to Health Insurance Companies etc?

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        #4
        Originally posted by doofaloofa View Post
        Why do you Yanks have such a negative impression of Socialism?
        Because socialism almost always comes with a huge dose of fascism. We here in the states like a little thing called freedom motherfucker.

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          #5
          Goddamnit how do post memes on this new format??

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            #6
            We filter the memes to stop stupid. It's our new forum AI.

            Use the bbcode img tags, as always, or you can drag/drop images into your post, or do it the hard way and use the photo icon button in the editor.
            Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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              #7
              Originally posted by submessenger View Post
              We filter the memes to stop stupid. It's our new forum AI.

              Use the bbcode img tags, as always, or you can drag/drop images into your post, or do it the hard way and use the photo icon button in the editor.
              How in the fuck can he post here, if you are filtering stupid?
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                #8
                Originally posted by doofaloofa View Post
                Why do you Yanks have such a negative impression of Socialism?
                Socialism is a theoretical construct that does not really exist.

                Convince me otherwise.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by doofaloofa View Post
                  so you can give it to Health Insurance Companies etc?
                  I don't know what your talking about? My Health insurance is top notch and I barely give my insurance company anything, my employer on the other hand pays out something like $1500/mo for me and my family but um at least I am not paying taxes on it.

                  In fact I can't name a god damn thing I would be better off paying for through taxes than directly. That I am not already paying for through taxes ie Roads/Police/Fire/Childhood education(I do want an educated population) truth is we don't hate socialism we have plenty of socialized programs.
                  However in Europe I would easily pay 10-15k more per year in taxes that buys me a lot of a lot of things.
                  Last edited by goodlun; 2/06/2020 6:01pm, .

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                    #10
                    I personally would love to to have the cash i put into social security in a Vanguard index fund or 2. I'd be a fucking millionaire by now, easy peasey.
                    Falling for Judo since 1980

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by doofaloofa View Post
                      Why do you Yanks have such a negative impression of Socialism?
                      Because socialist leaders in America tend to be demagogues with a pet base of quixotic fools fed on a steady diet of idiot conspiracy theories, hate and disinformation?

                      That's part of the reason I don't like Trump. I see no difference between Bernie Bros and the Trumpistas. All I see are dangerous radicals who want anarchy for themselves and an authoritarian state for everyone else. The flavor of their radical behavior doesn't matter much to me.

                      I know it won't make me many friends to hate both the radical left and radical right but I'm not running for office.


                      Edit: I recently read an article in Rolling Stone (shit journalism but some interesting bits) about the Bernie caucus in the recent Iowa primary. Made it very clear to me what brand of poisonous fool is breeding in the far left. The call and response section was particularly illuminating.
                      Last edited by Dung Beatles; 2/06/2020 6:33pm, .
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by BKR View Post
                        I personally would love to to have the cash i put into social security in a Vanguard index fund or 2. I'd be a fucking millionaire by now, easy peasey.
                        I know. If I didn't get sick I could have just put my money into an index fund and me and the little lady could have grabbed that little condo by the sea in Greece or Spain. I just want to see clear water every day and sandy beaches. Maybe start an open air bar and serve coffee in the morning and cocktails until midnight.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by doofaloofa View Post
                          Why do you Yanks have such a negative impression of Socialism?
                          I think there was a cold war patch there where communism wasn't just considered a bad idea but was the defining trait of evil.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by gregaquaman View Post

                            I think there was a cold war patch there where communism wasn't just considered a bad idea but was the defining trait of evil.
                            Socialism =\= to Communism, however Communism is evil.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by goodlun View Post

                              Socialism =\= to Communism, however Communism is evil.
                              Yeah that. A political system that is considered anthropomorphic.

                              Which a lot of countries don't really care as much. Or treat in that manner.

                              Comes up with tax payer healthcare a bit. As if just saying socialism is some kind of argument.


                              I mean sweat shop workers in scumhole India probably don't think capitalism as all that altruistic either.
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