Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Community Center > The Lounge > Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

View Poll Results: What should we do about capitalism?
Replace it with socialism, through parliamentary reforms 4 17.39%
Replace it with socialism, through revolution 3 13.04%
Use more public regulations to counteract some of its consequences 9 39.13%
Scale down public regulations to let the free market run its course 5 21.74%
Nothing, it’s fine as it is 2 8.70%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-02-2016, 08:09 AM   #41 (permalink)
like i was poison ivy
 
Goofle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Miami is the place
Posts: 11,366
Default

I wonder if the many dozens of millions of people that he had killed were counted in that life expectancy equation?

Also if you're going to show polls taken by a population that has some of the worst freedom of speech and press laws in the history of the World, maybe take it with a pinch of salt.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chula Vista View Post
[youtube]NUmCWGPgU7g[/url]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chula Vista View Post
[youtube]=LtYg1xz1A00[/youbube]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mindfulness View Post
2. What was the strangest/best/worst party you ever went to?
Prolly a party I had with some people I know
Goofle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 08:32 AM   #42 (permalink)
Aficionado of Fine Filth
 
Psy-Fi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: You don't want to look in there.
Posts: 3,219
Default

This thread reminded me of a film I saw on PBS recently about life in Cuba called "Cuba's Secret Side"...

Cuba’s Secret Side

Quote:
Cubans joke that the revolution has had three great successes: education, health care, and social equality; and three failures: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoxyRollah View Post
Step off. You angry little hobgoblin.
She's a Brick House
Psy-Fi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 10:06 AM   #43 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
William_the_Bloody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Sunnydale Cemetary
Posts: 2,093
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goofle View Post
I wonder if the many dozens of millions of people that he had killed were counted in that life expectancy equation?

Also if you're going to show polls taken by a population that has some of the worst freedom of speech and press laws in the history of the World, maybe take it with a pinch of salt.
Wow! Someone is actually defending Mao...creepy. He killed more people than Stalin and Hitler combined. The Great Leap Forward only killed an estimate of 30 to 45 million people, throw in a couple thousand more murdered during the cultural revolution.

Top Ten Most Evil Dictators of All Time (in order of kill count) | Popten

LMAO. This is a total disqualifyer lol. Wow! a true Communist, that's like finding a white supremacist on the forum. Crazy!
William_the_Bloody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 10:19 AM   #44 (permalink)
been here since 13 mofos
 
Isbjørn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: In a hole, help
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by William_the_Bloody View Post
Wow! Someone is actually defending Mao...creepy. He killed more people than Stalin and Hitler combined. The Great Leap Forward only killed an estimate of 30 to 45 million people, throw in a couple thousand more murdered during the cultural revolution.

Top Ten Most Evil Dictators of All Time (in order of kill count) | Popten

LMAO. This is a total disqualifyer lol. Wow! a true Communist, that's like finding a white supremacist on the forum. Crazy!
I'm not trying to whitewash Mao. You were claiming that the people of China preferred capitalism to socialism, which is not the case. You were also using the fall of the Soviet Union as proof of capitalism's superiority, when most Russians actually want the Soviet system back.
__________________
Isbjørn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 10:44 AM   #45 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
William_the_Bloody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Sunnydale Cemetary
Posts: 2,093
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Isbjørn View Post
Jesus, I'm not trying to whitewash Mao. You were claiming that the people of China preferred capitalism to socialism, which is not the case. You were also using the fall of the Soviet Union as proof of capitalism's superiority, when most Russians actually want the Soviet system back.
Lol, you go Communist. To argue in favour of Communism is so preposterous to me, I'll let you have the day lol. You won the argument. All praise the glorious of Communism, were do I sign up to allow some a$$hole to have complete control over my life, lol. Take care.
William_the_Bloody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 11:27 AM   #46 (permalink)
been here since 13 mofos
 
Isbjørn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: In a hole, help
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by William_the_Bloody View Post
Lol, you go Communist. To argue in favour of Communism is so preposterous to me, I'll let you have the day lol. You won the argument. All praise the glorious of Communism, were do I sign up to allow some a$$hole to have complete control over my life, lol. Take care.
I'm signing off from this thread temporarily. I don't like where this is heading and don't want to cause any trouble.
__________________
Isbjørn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 11:40 AM   #47 (permalink)
Pun So Vile
 
Dharma & Greg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 34,720
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Isbjørn View Post
I'm signing off from this thread temporarily. I don't like where this is heading and don't want to cause any trouble.
No trouble, you're just goofy.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Calvin & Hobbes
To evaluate my character my immediate pleasure is being pitted against my future greed!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Franco Pepe Kalle View Post
The Batlord is amazing man. He loves some fine woman and he gets horny easily. What is better than that.
Dharma & Greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2016, 10:53 PM   #48 (permalink)
GuD
Dude... What?
 
GuD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,217
Default

I think a highly regulated monopoly on all goods and services would be the most fair economy. It would probably also be the death of creativity. Seems you can't solve the worlds problems without destroying diversity and culture. Conflict for the warmth of fire or some shiz.
__________________
I spit bullets in my feet
Every time I speak
So I write instead
And still people want me dead
~msc
GuD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2016, 05:01 AM   #49 (permalink)
like i was poison ivy
 
Goofle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Miami is the place
Posts: 11,366
Default

Fair in what sense? I exist therefore gimme some of Bill Gates money kinda fair?
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chula Vista View Post
[youtube]NUmCWGPgU7g[/url]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chula Vista View Post
[youtube]=LtYg1xz1A00[/youbube]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mindfulness View Post
2. What was the strangest/best/worst party you ever went to?
Prolly a party I had with some people I know
Goofle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 11:28 PM   #50 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
William_the_Bloody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Sunnydale Cemetary
Posts: 2,093
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhateverDude View Post
I think a highly regulated monopoly on all goods and services would be the most fair economy. It would probably also be the death of creativity. Seems you can't solve the worlds problems without destroying diversity and culture. Conflict for the warmth of fire or some shiz.
It wouldn't be fair at all, in fact it would be your worst F'n nightmare!

Studies have shown that a great deal of people who are in the top echolons of power are either people with extremely type A, aggressive personalities, or people who are good at articulating themselves socially (ie; bull$hitters like Trump)

If you were to nationalize everything and get rid of private enterprise, you would simply allow these people to consolidate and concentrate their power at the top like they did in the Soviet Union, and there would be no escape.

At least in a capitalist society if your boss is a dick at the Home Depot you can go work for the competition, imagine if you were stuck under one big government corporation and your only chance of escaping a dick was by transferring out.

What society needs is a strong labour movement in all sectors of society to counteract the abuses of corporate power, and in today's day and age, we have to have multinational, international unions that support workers in several countries. The only way we can bring wages back up in North America, is by bringing wages up in China and Mexico. Whether you like it or not were all in this together.
William_the_Bloody is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2018 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.