The truth about socialism and communism

While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders are poisoning the minds of millions of young people by extolling the glories of socialism and communism, I think everyone should ponder this quotation from years ago by Memphis Pastor Dr. Adrian Rogers (1931-2005): “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.

"What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

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It's a nice idea in a village or an island. Somewhere homogeneous and enclosed or for a natural monopoly. Where there isn't a great deal of different views and/or options anyway.

Probably best not to call China communist because it makes people think that communism works.

And then you have the liberals who know if you want to draw comic books for a living you could do without a stern father. This isn't socialism.
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So, you are against; paved roads, medicare, bridges, tunnels, libraries, social security, and unemployment benefits ? These are all examples of socialism at work. Socialized medicine is as well, which is in place in a number of other countries that are not communism.

Unfortunately, the small minded see socialism and communism as the same thing.
Communism is a form of socialism that nobody wants in the USA. It does not mean, that all forms of socialism are bad, as witnessed with the examples I used above.
AOC, Comrade Bernard & their ilk may be doing More to put people wise to the Idiocy of Socialism & Communism than can be Imagined.

By having their senile puppet, Ol' Joe Stalin actually implement such silly Shit and have it ALL turn to dumpster fires & wrecking balls is Awakening MANY of the Woke.

Socialist vs Communist -
A Communist is a Socialist with a gun.

A country on which Communism is Imposed is a victim of Murder.
A country which Adopts Socialism commits Suicide.

cowboy
wow
I meant Ol' Joe BIDEN, of course ... My bad ... blushing

cowboy
Jimmy you are full of that Brown stuff,or maybe you are just obfuscating again!
I'd say you are actually lying !
You don't even believe the Bovine Excrement in your post yourself!barf
Jimmy apparently can't distinguish between Communism Light and Communism!
Or he hopes when the SHTF he will be one of the Nomenklatura!
Dream on Buddyboy,you have been had!rolling on the floor laughing comfort
Lenin had a specific description of Guys like you,no,it wasn't NOMENKLATURA!
@Jim
Exactly right. Take the UK (and Ireland) we have free education and healthcare, that's socialism. Not only is it fair but if you didn't have it then society would be held back, not reaching its potential.

The dead hand of communism, as described by the pastor that Willy quotes is of course another thing.
@Conrad.
Lenin hated what we now call the social democrats, not the same thing, not communism light.
Excellent points. thumbs up
Snowy and Jimmy,two Peas in one pod!barf
And ignorant as all heck!
no,Snowy,you are living in a Mixed Economy,as also the rest of Europe does!
We will see in another Decade or so which way it will swing!
@Conrad.

That's exactly what I mean, a mixed economy.
Free enterprise creates the wealth then the government tweaks it a bit to ensure the common good.
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Free Enterprise where Government runs things.
Holy Fark!doh
@C.

That's not what I said.
We improve access for people in wheelchairs like the war generation did, but the similarity ends there. Who takes an hour for dinner these days or pops out for a cigarette? What's a weekend? I don't think there's a lot of chance of workers picking their arse 9 to 5 in a job for life like grandad.
The last time I checked Belgium, Portugal and Ireland were all socialist countries, doing economically quite well and not communist in any way.

But for some ignorant Americans, they cannot see there is a vast difference between being socialistic or communistic.

The stupid war cry of "If you're not Republican you must be Communist".

Sad they don't have the ability to understand that a person centre-right does not need extreme right views.
Lists of Marxism-Leninist & Otherwise Socialist Countries ...

Portugal appears to be the Only European Country to've made The List.

cowboy
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders? Extolling Socialism and Communism. Absurd demented man! You think social welfare and social awareness equate to Socialism?
Well they, and the world has just done exactly that by giving the people money that didn't exist, by creating debt and thus avoiding an economic collapse. How many trillions of $ have they created out of thin air? It can be done, but presumably future generations will bear the cost.
Also, the most Profligate of Gov't largesse - Enormous sums lavished on "Corporate Welfare".

The US bailing out corporations & banks in '08 for being "to big to fail" while allowing untold numbers of regular to be rendered homeless by the same banks - That was Sickening.

cowboy
If we allow Comrade Bernard to speak For Himself ...

cowboy
OMG,Riz deserves the 2021 Lenin-Prize for his Obfuscation!
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He claims now that the Mixed Economies of Europe are Socialist!
Holy Frack,what next?wow
And sometimes it's not all bad news. College used to be both good and free and now that college is something you pay for is when it's no good. You don't go to college to get a degree, no, you go to provide work for lecturers, income for landlords, and revenue for clubs and bars that should never have been.
professor
Capitalism vs Comm'nisum in a nutshell -

Capitalism - Bread is lined up for People.
Comm'nisum - People line up for Bread.

Simple, No? ... batting

cowboy
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