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Reply #70 - Oct 5th, 2019 at 7:16pm
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Jeff wrote on Oct 5th, 2019 at 5:01pm:
Did you just finally figure out that there are no "socialist" countries, and never have been, and never will be...

Good job.
Not really.

Bona fide socialism requires more than just redistribution of wealth. . .   It requires that government have supreme control of production and distribution.

Venezuela certainly has that.  Cuba has that to a large degree, too.

American democratic socialists would like this for the US.

"A socialist is somebody who doesn't have anything, and is ready to divide it up equally among everybody." - George Bernard Shaw




Just being in the same room with a Socialist is uncomfortable for many people.
  

Governments will always devise ways to deprive an honest man of his money or property, and claim that it's legal.
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Reply #71 - Oct 5th, 2019 at 7:26pm
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So "bona fide" socialism isn't a social system where people share with each other, and help each other?

BTW, is that child one of the babies that's going to be eaten? Probably not, it looks like it's been saved by bona fide capitalist charity.
  

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Reply #72 - Oct 5th, 2019 at 10:22pm
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Jeff wrote on Oct 5th, 2019 at 7:26pm:
So "bona fide" socialism isn't a social system where people share with each other, and help each other?
Maybe on paper.

In reality, it is something very different. 

Jeff wrote on Oct 5th, 2019 at 7:26pm:
BTW, is that child one of the babies that's going to be eaten? Probably not, it looks like it's been saved by bona fide capitalist charity.

That "baby" is actually a 5 year-old Venezuelan boy in the death throes of starvation/malnutrition because the socialist system doesn't work. There simply isn't enough "free stuff" to go around. 
  

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Reply #73 - Oct 6th, 2019 at 7:07am
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SkyChief wrote on Oct 5th, 2019 at 10:22pm:
That "baby" is actually a 5 year-old Venezuelan boy in the death throes of starvation/malnutrition because the socialist system doesn't work. There simply isn't enough "free stuff" to go around. 
Not even after all those people fled the country?

It's like I said, the ideas proposed to make Venezuela a socialist paradise will only work in very small groups of people, and even then, usually not for long unless it's a tribal family group, and they have rules.
  

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