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Terrapin_Station 09-30-2016 04:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Isbjørn (Post 1751858)
People are queuing in line for bread in capitalist countries today, dude. Where would you rather live - revolutionary Cuba, or today's India?

^

Honestly, my first thought is: do I think that Indian or Cuban women are hotter on the whole? And then my second thought is, "Even if I thought that Cuban women were hotter, there are so many more women in India."

Goofle 09-30-2016 05:24 AM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1751845)
And the best way to end corporatism is by deregulating corporations.

lol

Unfortunately that sh*t smell lingers.

Isbjørn 09-30-2016 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Terrapin_Station (Post 1751859)
I'd put a socialist system in place instead.

My idiosyncratic socialist system would still have economic inequality and be competitive, but it would ensure that everyone has food, shelter, health care, education, transportation, etc.

I have no inherent love for democracy. I couldn't care less about governmental structure in that sense. What I care about is the laws we have and the economic structure in place. I'd be fine with a monarchy or dictatorship (or an oligarchy or whatever) as long as I agree with the laws and economic structure instantiated. Democracies are no more inherently likely to have laws and economic structures that I prefer.

That sounds like social democracy with a hint of fascism tbh

Terrapin_Station 09-30-2016 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Isbjørn (Post 1751873)
That sounds like social democracy with a hint of fascism tbh

Well, the thing is that I've yet to run into a single person who has the same ideas as mine in detail . . . and I've yet to run into a single person who has said, "Yeah, that sounds like a good idea" after I explain what I'd do in some detail. So no matter what we call it, it's not going to match anyone else's ideas. ;-)

The Batlord 09-30-2016 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Isbjørn (Post 1751858)
People are queuing in line for bread in capitalist countries today, dude. Where would you rather live - revolutionary Cuba, or today's India?

^

India by a mile. I like not worrying about getting taken away by the secret police in the middle of the night.

Goofle 09-30-2016 08:17 AM

But you could wear a really cool Che t-shirt with all your comrades in Cuba.

The Batlord 09-30-2016 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Goofle (Post 1751896)
But you could wear a really cool Che t-shirt with all your comrades in Cuba.

I already want to give those trendy twats a swirlie, so I'm good.

Blue Hawk 09-30-2016 08:51 AM

Get out, Communist ***gots.

Isbjørn 09-30-2016 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Blue Hawk (Post 1751906)
Get out, Communist ***gots.

Get out, McCarthyist homophobe.

The Batlord 09-30-2016 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Isbjørn (Post 1752049)
Get out, McCarthyist homophobe.

Learn things that aren't in pamphlets, silly teenage faux-revolutionary.


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