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Forum Post: Someone told me socialism is bad

Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 16, 2011, 10:06 p.m. EST by CanMooks78 (5) from Montreal, QC
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Look around! The entire world outside of the US practices some form of socialism, can it really be that bad???

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[-] 2 points by stopthat (64) 10 years ago

socialism was a scare tactic that the ama used back when truman was trying to get a real national health plan along with social security (see murray - wagner-dingell act). they were trying to protect the wages of the doctors. they took out ads in the newspapers to scare people because they knew people were scared of the communists back then. you can go to the library and look them up. i'm surprised they still use that.

[-] 1 points by gagablogger (207) 10 years ago

Socialism is what originally got us benefits at work, pensions, reasonable working conditions, paid time off, breaks. Corporations sure the F didn't decide on a whim to just give us all that because they care. Medicare is socialism. We also have socialized public schools, mail, police, fire, emergency. Just for starters. So yea....is that a bad thing??

[-] 1 points by sickmint79 (516) from Grayslake, IL 10 years ago

that's not a very good logical argument for anything really.

[-] 1 points by justhefacts (1275) 10 years ago

And yet people from all of those countries are immigrating HERE. Maybe someone should tell them how great they really had it?

[-] 2 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 10 years ago

Yea, there is such a problem with those Finns sneaking into this country.

Yea, and all those Canadian illegals. Damn.

As fucked up as Mexico is, I've known Americans who go there for health care & dental care. Some are even planning to retire there.

[-] 0 points by justhefacts (1275) 10 years ago

I'm thinking the Finns might have it a tad tougher trying to "sneak" into this country than the Canadians or the Mexicans. I have Canadian friends who come HERE for the health and dental care. I also know plenty of people who plan to retire to Florida or Hawaii....but I never hear anyone say they want to retire and move to LA or New York. Not one.

[-] 2 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 10 years ago

It's cold and expensive in New York, I can understand why people don't retire here.

Yes, you're right about Finns, however, we used to have quite a few Irish illegals in New York and they're oceans away from here, too.

[-] 1 points by stopthat (64) 10 years ago

i wonder about that too. i wonder why they think its so great here? tv? that's not real.

[-] 1 points by Dontbedaft (155) 10 years ago

The us has been practising it for 50 years, is that bad? I don't know, do people protest to let the world know they are happy? Privatise profits, socialise losses!

[-] 1 points by stopthat (64) 10 years ago

funny. when you understand patriarchy. men are taught that to be manly, its good to be independent. they tend to make decisions based on self, not others. and women tend to sacrifice self for others. look who is in power most of the time. patriarchy is oppression (worse for men, but they don't recognize it. it started before they have a language so its all they ever knew. they have trouble earlier in life and are often lonely later in life because of it. not to mention prison, wars, etc.) it would be good to understand trauma and what trauma is...before you watch/read this stuff. but, a lot of people think its a pivot point when they see it. patriarchy is a lie. one big fat lie. it's not good for men or women. and it shows up all over the place. it's before religions, and crosses most cultures.

mitworld.mit.edu/video/729

[-] 1 points by Markmad (323) 10 years ago

No joke, their economies are boOming

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