Socialism just doesn't work, ever

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Fractals 'R Us, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Blame the embargos for Cuba's abject poverty if you want. Essentially they can trade with lots of countries including Canada. It's not the embargos. Blame the uneducated psychopathic leadership of Russia for their decline into abject poverty... whatever......

    Venezuela is Oil rich and they can't keep the electrical grid primed up

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081023/wl_nm/us_venezuela_electricity
     
  2. Cuba is Communist.

    Sweden is socialist.

    Norway is socialist.

    Finland is socialist.

    All rank higher than the US in Quality of Life measures.
     
  3. You know the original G.I Bill that lifted a whole generation could be considered "socialism" under the degenerate Rush Limbaugh/Fox News/Wall St Journal school of thought.

    A wealthy country could choose to spend its wealth by investing in its citizens or it could "try to spread liberty across the world".
    Where were "conservatives" screaming bloody murder about $500 billion military budgets and the idiotic Iraq war? No welfare queen could dream of wasting as much money as the military industrial complex.

    Ultimately, wealth that took generations to build is being wasted in mesopotamia right now, I say spending 100 billion giving people health care>100 billion to "spread liberty"
     
  4. That's interesting. Can you explain why people want to flee Cuba; and why people from all over the world want to come to the USA?
     
  5. USA is the most advertised country in the world. It is a marketed brand "Land of opportunity". You would be hard pressed to find people running away from Norway to USA for example. Sure there is a never ending stream of people from Vietnam/China/Mexico etc trying to get here but nobody from well developed countries.
     
  6. I did not say people would be running away from Norway. I noticed that you failed to address Cuba. Perhaps you are looking at slanted "quality of life" measures. I have been to Cuba. The quality of life in Cuba is terrible.
     
  7. Cuba is Communist asshole.
    what part of that don't you get.

    Communism and socialism are two distinct political systems. just like Capitalism is NOT socialism. ever trade currency pairs ? Yes, The euro Yen and US Dollar are THREE DIFFERENT currencies.

    Amazing how stupid your average GOP tool is
     
  8. I wasn't writing that Cuba ranks higher than the US in quality of life measures -- the socialist countries listed rank higher than the US contrary to the title of the thread that "socialism doesn't work ever."

    I haven't seen a rush of Swedish immigrants lately.
     
  9. You are a fucking moron. Here is the post I responded to.

    Quote from bigdavediode:

    Cuba is Communist.

    Sweden is socialist.

    Norway is socialist.

    Finland is socialist.

    All rank higher than the US in Quality of Life measures.



    That's interesting. Can you explain why people want to flee Cuba; and why people from all over the world want to come to the USA?


    Where did I equate communism to socialism dumb shit? Have you been a cunt your whole life?
     
  10. Forget about Sweden. You can't even remember your own statement. Here it is again.

    Quote from bigdavediode:

    Cuba is Communist.

    Sweden is socialist.

    Norway is socialist.

    Finland is socialist.

    All rank higher than the US in Quality of Life measures.


    You said ALL rank higher. Why can't you be honest about your erroneous statement?
     
    #10     Oct 23, 2008