Resolved Question: Why do people keep saying
Just to clarify for the ignorant Republican-voting masses, Socialism is an economic policy, and has nothing to do with the taking away or giving of freedoms. It is purely a fiscal policy, and if you want to look at who will really be taking away your freedoms, you may want to look at the party that has introduced The Patriot Act, illegal detention and espionage towards American citizens, and the reduction of rights for women and homosexuals. That is the loss of freedom.
Please point out the facts that back your idea that socialism takes away freedom, without including Stalinism, Maoism, Leninism, etc. (which are all dictatorial corruptions of Communism, which isn't Socialism either) (look up the difference, if you don't understand, before answering, so as to look smarter)
I'm guessing nobody will though, as that takes analysis, logic, and knowledge of politics. Oh sorry, Beth, (and good eye, by the way, spotting the one I forgot) also please remember to not include Castroism, the Cuban form of dictatorial "Communism" and look at real socialist governments (like the Nordic Countries, Switzerland, or to a lesser extent, continental Europe) Eric R. why don't you enlighten me, buddy? Or should we just take you at your word that I don't understand anything? I could run circles around you in political knowledge Johnny Sokko, you should have read my instructions, unfortunately you just proved yourself ignorant too (I've really been trying to help too guys, reading is knowledge, knowledge is power :) ..) you just talked about Communism again... Socialism works well, as long as it's not put in place by a desperate South American government that has been in the economic toilet for its entire existence.
Snowball, you did a better job, but to clarify: No, Socialists don't want everyone to make the same. They just tax you more the more you make, up to a certain point, just like we do already. True, there won't be any more billionaires or 500 millionaires, and that's a good thing to me. Nobody can even use that much money. It just gets passed down to their heirs, and is a result of exploitation of many Americans below them. DALE M, have you been paying attention? You can read, right? The guy above you made a fair to good argument that I will consider for best answer (as I'm not a total partisan hack) but you just ruined my elation about a good response from an opposing viewpoint
Posted on 17 October 2008 | 12:37 pm