How do you define Socialism

Nov 2012
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I realize you're a bit frustrated (the ad hominem is a give-away, FYI), and I appreciate your efforts to save mankind from the ravages of overly decorated oral hygiene products, but you'r going to have to do more to defend your argument that price is a function of production and not of consumption.

A question for you. Where do you think the price of snow shovels (the same shovels) will be higher this February, Miami or Minneapolis?
I don't have to defend my argument at all. Your system is falling apart; the only question is whether you succeed in destroying humanity as planned first.
 
Dec 2018
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I don't have to defend my argument at all. Your system is falling apart; the only question is whether you succeed in destroying humanity as planned first.
You have to defend your argument if you want to be taken seriously or to convince others to support the kind of government you seek. Absent that, you might as well push the keyboard aside, draw up a sign that reads "The end is nigh!" and hang out on a windy street corner.
 
Nov 2012
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1,686
Rhondda
You have to defend your argument if you want to be taken seriously or to convince others to support the kind of government you seek. Absent that, you might as well push the keyboard aside, draw up a sign that reads "The end is nigh!" and hang out on a windy street corner.
What kind of government is that?
 
Dec 2018
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Not socialism. A combination of capitalism and democracy where the scope of government is limited to those things that only government can do well, i.e. government that attempts to do less but does what it does better; e.g. law enforcement, public safety, public infrastructure, helping those who cannot help themselves. These are things I suspect you also support, but I also believe we will differ when it comes to degree.
 
Dec 2018
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A read through these comments tells us that most here defending socialism really do believe that wealth is only acquired through fraud and that anyone who is not wealthy has been exploited. It's all a rather remarkable display of self-deception.
 
Dec 2018
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This would be my ideal definition: "the existence of a truly collective state of mind".

Begs a question: to what extent can it be possible... or true.
 

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