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I’m a firm believer in capitalism.

I ask this question out of ignorance and curiosity.

Would/could a tight knit Amish community be considered communist? Are they “working”?

I agree it couldn’t be expanded to a grand scale. Far too many lazy people.
The pilgrims tried it and almost wiped themselves out.

Even in a small tight-knit community it will only work for the first generation. The first generation is voluntary and likely self-selected hard workers. Enough of their kids will be lazy to ruin the whole thing.
 

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I deny that. Not because she's a communist, but because she honestly is not "cute and attractive." Big, weird looking nose and lips and a manly jaw. If you told me she was a tranny, I wouldn't doubt you.
LOL.

She's only a communist wannabe, like kids are pilot and lawyer wannabes.
 

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.... to address human nature, and how many strive to have power over others. It's just as true in our own republic government, as in a socialist government.
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As a sidebar to your point, it's clear to me that Communism is a vehicle in which many clever politicians use to enrich themselves, even when their hearts lean otherwise.

Case in point, I still keep in touch with a few Vietnamese from our days in Nam. In recent conversations, they told me that high level Communists in VN had rented huge parcels of land to China "for 99 year lease". Viets are not allowed in those areas anymore, yet Chinese are building communities inside it + hospitals and allowed to go outside to copulate with the locals. Billion US dollars are in Communist leaders account personal accounts, nothing done for the locals. They practically sold the Country's land for personal profit. No check and balances.

These Communist leaders used Clinton's Trade and Cultural agreement (70s) to send their young sons and daughters to be educated in US high schools in Virginia, California, Texas, Florida then go to US college, while keeping hundreds of thousands US dollars in various US and international banks.

When they took over the country in 75, they took away countless acres of private land, saying it belonged to the "state". They took away all paperwork, then over the decades, inserted their names on to new paperwork as owners. Those parcels of land were sold. No check and balances.

If these people so believed in their system of Communism, why aren't the funds used for the people?

And if they're so believed in Communism, why they want their children be educated in America?

At the end of the day, Communism is a tool, to lie and cheat, and to enrich self.
 

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Communism has killed so many people over the years, I consider it to be as equal a threat that as radical Islam. If it were permissible to eliminate one political group by extermination, I would prefer it to be communists. Physically ejected from the country, or wiped out with extreme force, doesn't matter to me. Since a lot of communists are anarchists, getting rid of those scum would a two-fer.

Communists should be considered below pedophiles on the scale of social acceptability.
 

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I can't believe how accurate your comparison of a family as a communist unit actually is.

In my household growing up, there was a strong man who controlled everything, with the woman behind the scenes with the real power. Below her were the serfs, totally at the whim of the other two. There was no court system, and those at the bottom of the rungs had no rights other than those granted by the rulers.

In other words, a classic totalitarian dictatorship, the only way communism can exist, if in name only.
One big difference is that parents, typically speaking, love their children and want what's best for them. Parents won't let their kids go hungry while they satisfy their own appetite.
 

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All these family analogies break down where the actual producer in a family decides (whether directly or by delegate) how his/her production is distributed. In a communist government, producers are forced to turn over the fruits of their labor to non-producers for distribution. Thereby empowering and enriching that small administrative group of non-producers over everyone else.

In other words, it’s bull****.
 

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... Socialism is a much stronger concept and it actually can work quite well if it is designed well and does not intrude on every aspect of life and government...
That is a logically contradictory statement.
For socialism to function it must intrude on every aspect of life and government. As socialism evolves it must become communist. So much so that Lenin made clear that the goal of socialism is communism.
Ergo: socialism doesn’t work, it’s not designed to work in any permanent capacity. It’s just a step towards the true end goal; communism.


Our version capitalism has been going downhill and is probably past its time because it is such a crony version. If we cannot get to fair capitalism, it will become pointless.
Capitalism is capitalism. “Our version” Has morphed into a strange attempt to amalgamate socialism with capitalism, that’s what ruined it. Crony capitalism exists when the powerful in government pick the winners and losers, how is that still capitalism?
 

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So basically what you are trying to say is that you don't really know very much about communism.
I suspect I know more people that lived under communism than most people.

But to claim a family is not a micro form of communism, as you are implying with your statement, is false.

A family works because it about what is best for tge group and not often the needs of the other members are put before those able to provide the most.
 

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I suspect I know more people that lived under communism than most people.

But to claim a family is not a micro form of communism, as you are implying with your statement, is false.

A family works because it about what is best for tge group and not often the needs of the other members are put before those able to provide the most.
To claim a family is a micro form of communism, as you are stating, is false.
The producers in a family decide upon distribution and the non-producers are physically incapable of production. Additionally the producers enter into a contract to provide for them as needed upon birthing or adopting them.
Redistribution is voluntary, not compulsory and the very act of starting a family places the responsibility on the ones producing.
 
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As someone with personal, first-hand knowledge of (Soviet-era) Communism and someone who studied Marx, Engels, etc. for many years, I wish people would stop referring to every (liberal) idea they don’t like as “communism”

Communism is a (very deeply flawed) political ideology. It’s not the same as socialism (also bad).

What most people call “communism” is really “totalitariansm”. The two are closely related, since a free society doesn’t choose communism (but they do often choose socialism), making strict governmental control necessary. But there are plenty of other forms of totalitarianism.

Seriously: when Americans refer to Democrats and their proposals as “communism,” people who used to live in communist countries roll their eyes and sigh.
Strictly speaking; you are correct.
However, I believe that what most people don't articulate, or articulate poorly, is that socialism as implemented by democrat (not liberal, they are far from true liberals) policy is but a stepping stone to communism. Communism is the logical conclusion of the stepping stone of socialism, it's that way by logical design.
 

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But to claim a family is not a micro form of communism, as you are implying with your statement, is false.

A family works because it about what is best for tge group and not often the needs of the other members are put before those able to provide the most.
LOL.

Because family members operate under the threat of a gun for punitive non-compliance issues, right?

"Angels dancing on the head of a pin" level BS.

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