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Socialism in the United States Options
Intangible
#61 Posted : Sunday, September 18, 2016 8:52:14 PM
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Here are 9 reasons Denmark’s socialist economy leaves the US in the dust






Nine Reasons
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#62 Posted : Friday, September 30, 2016 8:53:58 PM
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It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#63 Posted : Sunday, October 02, 2016 10:20:09 AM
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"The Rest of the Story"

http://fee.org/articles/...-scandinavian-socialism/




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#64 Posted : Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:55:08 PM
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I really don't understand why a person would have to TRY to be honest..... you're pretty much honest or you're not honest!


It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#65 Posted : Monday, December 26, 2016 2:52:08 AM
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Marx's Concept of Socialism


Marx's concept of socialism follows from his concept of man. It should be clear by now that according to this concept, socialism is not a society of regimented, automatized individuals, regardless of whether there is equality of income or not, and regardless of whether they are well fed and well clad. It is not a society in which the individual is subordinated to the state, to the machine, to the bureaucracy. Even if the state as an "abstract capitalist" were the employer, even if "the entire social capital were united in the hands either of a single capitalist or a single capitalist corporation," this would not be socialism. In fact, as Marx says quite clearly in the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, "communism as such is not the aim of human development." What, then, is the aim?

Quite clearly the aim of socialism is man. It is to create a form of production and an organization of society in which man can overcome alienation from his product, from his work, from his fellow man, from himself and from nature; in which he can return to himself and grasp the world with his own powers, thus becoming one with the world. Socialism for Marx was, as Paul Tillich put it, "a resistance movement against the destruction of love in social reality."

Marx expressed the aim of socialism with great clarity at the end of the third volume of Capital: "In fact, the realm of freedom does not commence until the point is passed where labor under the compulsion of necessity and of external utility is required. In the very nature of things it lies beyond the sphere of material production in the strict meaning of the term. Just as the savage must wrestle with nature, in order to satisfy his wants, in order to maintain his life and reproduce it, so civilized man has to do it, and he must do it in all forms of society and under all possible modes of production. With his development the realm of natural necessity expands, because his wants increase; but at the same time the forces of production increase, by which these wants are satisfied. The freedom in this field cannot consist of anything else but of the fact that socialized man, the associated producers, regulate their interchange with nature rationally, bring it under their common control, instead of being ruled by it as by some blind power; they accomplish their task with the least expenditure of energy and under conditions most adequate to their human nature and most worthy of it. But it always remains a realm of necessity. Beyond it begins that development of human power, which is its own end, the true realm of freedom, which, however, can flourish only upon that realm of necessity as its basis."

Socialism, for Marx, is a society which serves the needs of man. But, many will ask, is not that exactly what modern capitalism does? Are not our big corporations most eager to serve the needs of man? And are the big advertising companies not reconnaissance parties which, by means of great efforts, from surveys to "motivation analysis," try to find out what the needs of man are? Indeed, one can understand the concept of socialism only if one understands Marx's distinction between the true needs of man, and the synthetic, artificially produced needs of man.
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#66 Posted : Monday, December 26, 2016 5:29:31 PM
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Socialism, communism, totalitarian, democracy, authoritarianism, capitalism, there are many systems of government and economic development today. We also have Marxism, Leninism, Stalinism democratic and a host of other sub varieties of socialism.

Attempting to make a sweeping statement that all socialism is bad, that all socialism is a transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of communism is simply not true, that is Lenin's particular version of socialism. Besides differing views from Stalin or Marx or Lenin, we also have subjective personal definitions being applied that can redefine any particular form of socialism.

There are various forms and extents that socialism takes across the world, some more successful than others. Socialism is not about government control, but rather control by the workforce, a sort of collective ownership where the workers have a say in production. There is no direct connection of socialism and communism as many people believe.
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#67 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:05:10 PM
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It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#68 Posted : Monday, April 15, 2019 7:23:31 PM
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Social Security is the most successful socialist programs ever created by this government. Capitalism is evil, not Socialism!


It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#69 Posted : Tuesday, May 07, 2019 9:20:31 PM
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Socialism already works in the United States!

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#70 Posted : Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:44:44 PM
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So what, exactly, scares you so much?

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#71 Posted : Thursday, June 06, 2019 11:53:45 PM
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While you were so worried about socialism in the United States....

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#72 Posted : Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:31:31 AM
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What is the difference between Nationalist and Patriot?

“The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does , and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does ; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility while the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to a war .”




It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#73 Posted : Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:13:59 PM
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While people were ranting about the evil of socialism, they let capitalism take everything.....

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#74 Posted : Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:54:47 PM
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Socialism is NOT a ruthless, murderous dictatorship!

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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#75 Posted : Sunday, July 21, 2019 9:41:08 PM
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Nothing can screw up a point of view more than tradition. Socialism has been tossed around for decades, used as a scare word, something to make you think any form of Socialism is evil. While this nation will likely never turn to a pure socialist government, we already have many successful socialist aspects in our every day life.

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken



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