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Reply #100 - Aug 21st, 2018 at 6:50pm
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Jeff wrote on Aug 21st, 2018 at 5:24pm:
Nonsense. Only God could provide ideal liberty and perfect justice on earth.

Pray if you think it will sway God into forcing everyone to be a perfect socialist.

Best of luck. Don't hold your breath.
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Reply #101 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 11:04am
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My Green Party friend chip burcham has told me he believes that "God" never existed and never will exist because: 1, chip burcham has a firm belief in uniteess serenis (the goddess that encompasses all universes) and that she is going to give chip burcham a genuine magic wand; and 2, that "God" can't exist because chip burcham recently had visions days ago of at least three kilrothi (kilrathi) speaking to chip burcham in front of chip burcham's mind's eye after chip successfully completed Gerald O'Donnell's Remote Influencing Course before chip burcham saw the Pyramid Of Light card, of Yu-Gi-Oh! movie, used to destroy all GODS on the field.
  
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Reply #102 - Sep 10th, 2018 at 12:39pm
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Reply #103 - Sep 11th, 2018 at 7:51am
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http://thecrux.com/4-reasons-why-socialism-fails/

All reasons that are familiar to libertarians, but are worth repeating.
  
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Reply #104 - Sep 11th, 2018 at 1:04pm
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Jeff wrote on Sep 11th, 2018 at 7:51am:
http://thecrux.com/4-reasons-why-socialism-fails/

All reasons that are familiar to libertarians, but are worth repeating.

There's a 5th reason:

Socialism discourages innovation and exploration.  Socialist states have never produced any notable explorers or inventors.  And why would they?   There is no motivation for either.
  
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Reply #105 - Sep 11th, 2018 at 2:32pm
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SkyChief wrote on Sep 11th, 2018 at 1:04pm:
There's a 5th reason:

Socialism discourages innovation and exploration.  Socialist states have never produced any notable explorers or inventors.  And why would they?   There is no motivation for either.
Right. No property rights, no freedom, no progress.
  
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Reply #106 - Sep 11th, 2018 at 11:40pm
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Reply #107 - Sep 12th, 2018 at 9:12am
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Tom Palven wrote on Jul 22nd, 2018 at 8:49am:
"Democratic Socialism Surging" is the title in big block letters of an article in the first section of today's Times Union, Jacksonville, FL.

It's been 50 years since the Libertarian Party thought it might provide an answer to socialism, and this is where we are now.

Anyone have any more bright ideas?


Probably not much we can do about it...  Many people think, 'capitalism' is what brought us here, so how bad can the alternative be?

Without understanding the Western money system, which is socialist at the top, and free-market elsewhere, people don't see that the problem is not too much capitalism, but too little.
  
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Reply #108 - Sep 12th, 2018 at 11:41am
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BobK71 wrote on Sep 12th, 2018 at 9:12am:
Probably not much we can do about it...  Many people think, 'capitalism' is what brought us here, so how bad can the alternative be?

Without understanding the Western money system, which is socialist at the top, and free-market elsewhere, people don't see that the problem is not too much capitalism, but too little.

I watched a little MSNBC this AM - they did a segment on 'Demogratic Socialism'. They interviewed some activist members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

Not surprisingly, these (DSA activists) are mostly very young, college-age kids. They like the idea of 'free' college, 'free' housing, and 'free' health care.

One girl said "We're tired of capitalism - it just cant give us the things we need - Socialism can provide us with the basic necessities."

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Reply #109 - Sep 12th, 2018 at 5:05pm
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SkyChief wrote on Sep 12th, 2018 at 11:41am:
I watched a little MSNBC this AM - they did a segment on 'Demogratic Socialism'. They interviewed some activist members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

Not surprisingly, these (DSA activists) are mostly very young, college-age kids. They like the idea of 'free' college, 'free' housing, and 'free' health care.

One girl said "We're tired of capitalism - it just cant give us the things we need - Socialism can provide us with the basic necessities."

Shocked 


Must be one of the first laws of politics... What's in it for *me*?  Guess they're just too young to realize there's a slight difference between a promise and its delivery (and in fact the possibility of the delivery, in the way imagined by the promised.)

To think, just a few decades ago, these same young things of America would have been brushing up their resumes and their dark suits to get ready for the corporate ladder.  There's no more ladder but there is the debt collection letter.
  
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