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169. This thread is the equivalent of running up to a karate dojo, sticking your head inside and
Edited on Mon Mar-28-11 01:31 PM by Guy Whitey Corngood
yelling "I'm gonna gonna kick all your punk asses!!!!". It might seem like a funny thing to try but the result is never gonna be pretty.
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  -Under capitalism, socialists are FREE to be socialists. fittosurvive  Mar-27-11 05:18 PM   #0 
  - Oh, boy.  Morning Dew   Mar-27-11 05:20 PM   #1 
  - Yeap. Save some for me!  madinmaryland   Mar-27-11 05:22 PM   #2 
     - The best seats are over there, close to the wonderful evisceration The Magistrate is applying. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-27-11 06:48 PM   #44 
  - Sounds like an argument made by CEOs sitting in mansions  quinnox   Mar-27-11 05:23 PM   #3 
  - capitalism is fine. Capitalism gone wild with regulation bought and paid for by industry is another  Shagbark Hickory   Mar-27-11 05:26 PM   #4 
  - I agree, commerce must be properly regulated to establish market integrity  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 05:58 PM   #14 
     - So what's your point?  Bandit   Mar-28-11 10:18 AM   #133 
  - pass the popcorn  NightWatcher   Mar-27-11 05:28 PM   #5 
  - I love this poster  deutsey   Mar-27-11 06:14 PM   #20 
  - Socialists "point their guns"???? Bwahahahahah ....  JoePhilly   Mar-27-11 06:30 PM   #35 
     - Ballots decide who controls the guns.  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 07:33 PM   #62 
     - Which explains the US invasion of Iraq I guess.  JoePhilly   Mar-28-11 08:00 AM   #116 
     - ?  deutsey   Mar-28-11 11:07 AM   #134 
  - Love it. That idiot in Maine would have this image banned, too "pro-labor."  anneboleyn   Mar-27-11 06:31 PM   #36 
  - While cute, that same poster could depict any economic system in practice  Rage for Order   Mar-27-11 06:45 PM   #42 
     - No, no it couldn't.  RedArmy300   Mar-28-11 12:05 PM   #136 
  - Coming up next on fox news...  LeftofObama   Mar-27-11 05:29 PM   #6 
  - So I Take It You Were A Business Major ???  WillyT   Mar-27-11 05:32 PM   #7 
  - Do you need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind is blowing?  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 06:04 PM   #17 
     - No... But I Rely On Meteorologists To Warn Me When A Huge, Well Organized, System Is Threatening...  WillyT   Mar-27-11 06:42 PM   #39 
  - Then why does unregulated Capitalism try to crush Socialism at every turn?  Ikonoklast   Mar-27-11 05:33 PM   #8 
  - Please provide an example where capitalism has "crushed socialism."  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 06:03 PM   #16 
     - You want an example? Fine here is one.  white_wolf   Mar-27-11 07:55 PM   #79 
     - Look into the history of efforts by communities tio set up public Internet service  Armstead   Mar-27-11 08:19 PM   #89 
     - errrr, Winconsin and Walker ring any bells? Duh!  Sheepshank   Mar-28-11 01:05 PM   #158 
     - Arbenz assassinated for United Fruit Co., Guatemala  readmoreoften   Mar-28-11 01:39 PM   #171 
  - what utter codswallop  cali   Mar-27-11 05:36 PM   #9 
  - cali  Diclotican   Mar-28-11 09:19 AM   #124 
  - I don't believe I've seen so many wrong ideas in one post..  shraby   Mar-27-11 05:36 PM   #10 
  - Well, if you consider the inalienable rights of life, liberty and property to be "wrong ideas,"  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 06:10 PM   #19 
     - The following shows where you are on the wrong foot.  shraby   Mar-27-11 07:04 PM   #49 
  - Hoo-boy - that's no moon we got here, it's a space station!!!  apocalypsehow   Mar-27-11 05:40 PM   #11 
  - huh?  Runework   Mar-27-11 05:48 PM   #12 
  - Capitalism cannot exist without civil liberties.  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 06:17 PM   #23 
     - The primary economic system of the Age of Enlightenment was Mercantilism...  Ozymanithrax   Mar-27-11 06:28 PM   #33 
     - FTW!  Donnachaidh   Mar-27-11 07:03 PM   #47 
     - plain wrong  Runework   Mar-27-11 07:03 PM   #48 
     - Bullshit!  white_wolf   Mar-27-11 07:29 PM   #58 
     - signed, Augosto Pinochet.  TransitJohn   Mar-27-11 07:43 PM   #72 
        - Wasn't he the guy  white_wolf   Mar-27-11 07:52 PM   #78 
  - Pre-1930s???? n/t  malaise   Mar-27-11 05:50 PM   #13 
  - This is true.  athenasatanjesus   Mar-27-11 06:01 PM   #15 
  - Failures that were created by the meddling of mindless bureaucrats,  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 06:20 PM   #24 
     - Faux Noise much?  socialist_n_TN   Mar-27-11 06:29 PM   #34 
     - What caused the crash in 1929? There was no government intervention at any point during the 1920s.  Zynx   Mar-27-11 06:47 PM   #43 
     - Here's the answer I'd expect.  EOTE   Mar-28-11 10:06 AM   #130 
     - and those same mindless bureaucrats de-regulated the shit out of the laws  Donnachaidh   Mar-27-11 07:07 PM   #50 
     - Laissez-faire was discredited about 150 years ago.  WinkyDink   Mar-27-11 07:46 PM   #75 
     - What a crock of shit. If you honestly think that profit-driven corporations aren't capable of idiocy  Warren DeMontague   Mar-27-11 08:35 PM   #97 
     - Pray tell which "meddling beaurocrats" created credit default swaps?  PA Democrat   Mar-27-11 08:43 PM   #100 
     - Dude. They are setting you up to be fired.  MedicalAdmin   Mar-27-11 08:57 PM   #106 
     - The Wall Street thugs OWNED the bureaucrats and CAUSED the crash as they lined THEIR pockets - they  blm   Mar-28-11 09:21 AM   #125 
  - And Jesus was a long haired radical socialist jew  Generic Other   Mar-27-11 06:05 PM   #18 
  - I pray to Supply Side Jesus.  PA Democrat   Mar-27-11 08:45 PM   #102 
  - LOL  EFerrari   Mar-27-11 06:16 PM   #21 
  - Explain the Koch brothers and all their activities  Kingofalldems   Mar-27-11 06:16 PM   #22 
  - Are the Koch brothers preventing you from being a socialist?  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 06:23 PM   #27 
     - They are certainly buying power and legislation--the other part comes later  Kingofalldems   Mar-27-11 06:25 PM   #30 
     - the Koch Brothers are funding every single conservative plan to destroy the New Deal.  Donnachaidh   Mar-27-11 07:08 PM   #51 
     - Yes they are.  white_wolf   Mar-27-11 07:33 PM   #63 
     - "Being a socialist" has no meaning; "Socialist society" does.  WinkyDink   Mar-27-11 07:40 PM   #67 
     - They're doing their best to -- (See destroying unions)  Armstead   Mar-27-11 08:26 PM   #91 
  - Capitalism and socialism are economic concepts that are not fundamentally different...  joshcryer   Mar-27-11 06:21 PM   #25 
  - Capitalism is more than just and economic system; it is also a social system.  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 07:11 PM   #53 
     - Wrong. Capitalism is perfectly compatible with Fascism and has been implemented that way in the past  joshcryer   Mar-27-11 07:34 PM   #64 
     - PROPERTY is not an inalienable right  MNBrewer   Mar-28-11 09:36 AM   #127 
  - Tell It To the Tortured And Disappeared Of The 'Dirty Wars', Fella....  The Magistrate   Mar-27-11 06:22 PM   #26 
  - Are you suggesting that the "military industrial complex" is an example of free market capitalism?  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 06:38 PM   #38 
     - The Oldest Wheeze, Sir, is Contrasting the Ideal Of One Side With the Practice Of The Other  The Magistrate   Mar-27-11 06:43 PM   # 
     - bureaucrats facilitate the gaming of the system at the suggestion of capitalists.  Donnachaidh   Mar-27-11 07:10 PM   #52 
     - Exactly, Sir: Mr. Smith's Complaints Of Government Interference All Relate To Laws Merchants Sought  The Magistrate   Mar-27-11 07:12 PM   #54 
     - Yes it is. The MIC is a perfect example of capitalism.  white_wolf   Mar-27-11 07:45 PM   #74 
        - Nor, Sir, Were Guatemala, San Salvadore, Chile. Etc. Selling Weapons To The Pentagon  The Magistrate   Mar-27-11 08:00 PM   #83 
  - Pardon, would you have any Grey Poupon?  eShirl   Mar-27-11 06:23 PM   #28 
  - "Capitalists will not meddle if they choose to equalize their incomes"  TomClash   Mar-27-11 06:24 PM   #29 
  - And your point would be? That American Capitalism has just been peachy-keen? Bwahahahaha!  WinkyDink   Mar-27-11 06:25 PM   #31 
  - And capitalism means the rich and poor are equally free to sleep under a bridge  muriel_volestrangler   Mar-27-11 06:28 PM   #32 
  - The only people I see bring GUNS to political events are TEA baggers.  JoePhilly   Mar-27-11 06:34 PM   #37 
  - You have confused Socialism with Communism, so your entire post is pointless.  Fuzz   Mar-27-11 06:43 PM   #40 
  - Socialism advocates government ownership of the means of production.  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 07:19 PM   #56 
  - Actually, Sweet-heart, Socialism Is Workers Ownership Of The Means Of Production  The Magistrate   Mar-27-11 07:30 PM   #59 
  - Helluva post.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Mar-27-11 08:03 PM   #84 
  - Well, darlin', you can call it public ownership, common ownership, or whatever,  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 08:21 PM   #90 
     - They Remove The Power Of One To Affect Hundreds and Thousands Of Other Lives For His Profit, Fella  The Magistrate   Mar-27-11 09:04 PM   #107 
     - How so?  MNBrewer   Mar-28-11 09:58 AM   #129 
     - in case any one here wonders whether you will last beyond today.  CreekDog   Mar-28-11 12:47 PM   #149 
  - Wrong.  MNBrewer   Mar-28-11 09:57 AM   #128 
  - wrong  Xenotime   Mar-28-11 12:10 PM   #138 
  - You don't get to redefine the word "socialism".  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-27-11 06:43 PM   #41 
  - It means that the concept of the inalienable rights are not recognized.  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 07:31 PM   #60 
     - Repeating bullshit over and over doesn't make it true. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-27-11 07:41 PM   #68 
     - Repeating...? I have observed as one socialist narrative after another is presented  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 07:58 PM   #81 
        - What is 'Inalienable' About a Right To Property, Sir?  The Magistrate   Mar-27-11 08:05 PM   #85 
        - Surely, you must know that Jefferson borrowed from Locke on that one.  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 08:27 PM   #93 
        - Read Agrarian Justice by Thomas Paine  white_wolf   Mar-27-11 08:36 PM   #98 
        - So What, Sweet-Heart? He Did Not Quote Him Straight On the Topic, Did He? Why, Do You Think?  The Magistrate   Mar-27-11 09:07 PM   #108 
        - And one of those 'property rights' the originators of the Constitution backed  Ikonoklast   Mar-28-11 06:14 AM   #113 
        - Reading your takedown of this troll  hifiguy   Mar-28-11 01:48 PM   #176 
        - Some questions:  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-27-11 08:08 PM   #86 
        - Randomly capitalizing WORDS makes you look KOOKY.  sudopod   Mar-27-11 08:44 PM   # 
        - Randomly capitalizing WORDS makes you look KOOKY.  sudopod   Mar-27-11 08:44 PM   #101 
     - Tyranny, Fella, Means Power Usurped Unlawfully  The Magistrate   Mar-27-11 07:42 PM   #70 
     - Well son, are you familiar with the notion of "tyranny of the majority?"  fittosurvive   Mar-27-11 08:41 PM   #99 
        - That Many People Do Not Understand The Terms They Employ, Fella, Is Not My Problem  The Magistrate   Mar-27-11 09:15 PM   #109 
     - So... the bulk of Western Europe is living under tyranny.  EOTE   Mar-28-11 10:17 AM   #132 
     - WTF do you mean by inalienable rights?  Sheepshank   Mar-28-11 01:24 PM   #167 
     - No it means working people owning the means of production  readmoreoften   Mar-28-11 01:40 PM   #173 
  - Hmmm... If I try to start a business in Sweden, I don't think I am threatened or executed by the  Zynx   Mar-27-11 06:49 PM   #45 
  - But, you see, if something is good, it can not be socialist, since socialism is evil.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-27-11 07:57 PM   #80 
  - I don't hink Ikea has any complaints, either. nt  blondeatlast   Mar-28-11 12:11 PM   #139 
  - Sweden has a right-wing government.  DutchLiberal   Mar-28-11 01:14 PM   #164 
  - Idiot  Hawkowl   Mar-27-11 06:52 PM   #46 
  - But only if you're a senator from Vermont  Canuckistanian   Mar-27-11 07:15 PM   #55 
  - What in the world are you talking about?  anarch   Mar-27-11 07:21 PM   #57 
  - Been smoking the libertarian doobie, I see.  provis99   Mar-27-11 07:32 PM   #61 
  - You keep going on about personal property.  white_wolf   Mar-27-11 07:36 PM   #65 
  - Ayn Rand lives!! God Bless the freedom of the Rat Race.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-27-11 07:38 PM   #66 
  - capitalism leads to Somalia.  grahamhgreen   Mar-27-11 07:41 PM   #69 
  - Indeed  hifiguy   Mar-28-11 01:52 PM   #177 
  - I take it you think one day you will be rich?  WinkyDink   Mar-27-11 07:42 PM   #71 
  - under capitalism...  ensemble   Mar-27-11 07:44 PM   #73 
  - No, under capitalism it is the capitalist that are free to socialize the downside of their ventures  TheKentuckian   Mar-27-11 07:46 PM   #76 
  - To the OP  white_wolf   Mar-27-11 07:49 PM   #77 
  - The OP thinks socialism = Stalinism  SOS   Mar-28-11 01:01 PM   #156 
  - gosh  H2O Man   Mar-27-11 07:59 PM   #82 
  - OMG. Yeah, capitalists don't meddle until they need a bailout.  PA Democrat   Mar-27-11 08:09 PM   #87 
  - I think you posted this just because you knew it would get ripped apart.  YellowRubberDuckie   Mar-27-11 08:11 PM   #88 
  - One of the truly great threads; I've bookmarked it. nt  blondeatlast   Mar-28-11 12:12 PM   #140 
  - How's that perpetual motion machine coming?  toddaa   Mar-27-11 08:27 PM   #92 
  - They have to point the guns  treestar   Mar-27-11 08:29 PM   #94 
  - B - 6!!  HughBeaumont   Mar-27-11 08:33 PM   #95 
  - Iwas already gasping for breath, now my stomach hurts. nt  blondeatlast   Mar-28-11 12:13 PM   #142 
  - Winner and still champion!  geardaddy   Mar-28-11 12:43 PM   #148 
  - OMG  hifiguy   Mar-28-11 01:54 PM   #178 
  - Do you drive on privately funded roads and flush your shit into your own personally financed sewer?  Warren DeMontague   Mar-27-11 08:33 PM   #96 
  - Another fool conflating political and economic dogmas  MadHound   Mar-27-11 08:46 PM   #103 
  - Well, you can do what you want to us...  DefenseLawyer   Mar-27-11 08:49 PM   #104 
  - Who siad this? Where did the philosophy fall so short and why?  MasonJar   Mar-27-11 08:55 PM   #105 
  - Hmmmm. Strangely familiar.  Kingofalldems   Mar-28-11 05:59 AM   #110 
  - ............  marmar   Mar-28-11 06:00 AM   #111 
  - Nice!  JVS   Mar-28-11 06:18 AM   #115 
  - Stealing.  HughBeaumont   Mar-28-11 01:00 PM   #154 
  - .  fishwax   Mar-28-11 01:22 PM   #166 
  - Oh Lordy Lu  hifiguy   Mar-28-11 01:57 PM   #181 
  - We do not have free markets  LatteLibertine   Mar-28-11 06:03 AM   #112 
  - Under feudalism capitalists are FREE to be capitalists, but capitalism makes no allowance for the...  JVS   Mar-28-11 06:17 AM   #114 
  - Capitalist hold all the cards in capitalist society.  blindpig   Mar-28-11 08:48 AM   #117 
  - Most stupid post I've ever read here on DU. And that  OwnedByFerrets   Mar-28-11 08:53 AM   #118 
  - Search the username; you'll be amazed. nt  blondeatlast   Mar-28-11 12:14 PM   #143 
  - It's under Democracy. Damn  RegieRocker   Mar-28-11 08:58 AM   #119 
  - Yeah those capitalist never bother the UNIONS.  fasttense   Mar-28-11 09:04 AM   #120 
  - Just out of curiosity, when were you last coerced into or out of an association by a socialist? (nt)  Heidi   Mar-28-11 09:06 AM   #121 
  - The Palmer Raids  TBF   Mar-28-11 09:09 AM   #122 
  - This is so bad, it's not even wrong  EstimatedProphet   Mar-28-11 09:16 AM   #123 
  - Hear Hear, Sir!  The Magistrate   Mar-28-11 11:52 AM   #135 
     - Thank you, sir! Let's get these fascist bastards!  EstimatedProphet   Mar-28-11 12:23 PM   #144 
  - Humans are not just individuals  MNBrewer   Mar-28-11 09:33 AM   #126 
  - Socialism was developed because capitalism has plenty of its own coercion.  backscatter712   Mar-28-11 10:11 AM   #131 
  - What!?!?! How the hell did you come up with that???  Taverner   Mar-28-11 12:08 PM   #137 
  - Ayn Rand much?  immoderate   Mar-28-11 12:13 PM   #141 
  - Excellent summation. Let me provide a little gloss.  Jack Rabbit   Mar-28-11 01:47 PM   #175 
  - Regarding Half-Truths, My Friend  The Magistrate   Mar-28-11 01:56 PM   #179 
  - Rand is "philosophy"  hifiguy   Mar-28-11 02:04 PM   #184 
  - sigh....  ceile   Mar-28-11 12:33 PM   #145 
  - Is that you John Galt?  geardaddy   Mar-28-11 12:42 PM   #146 
  - Interesting concept, the underlying principle is correct  ItNerd4life   Mar-28-11 12:42 PM   #147 
  - The Underlying Principle, Sir, Is False  The Magistrate   Mar-28-11 12:52 PM   #150 
     - Capitalists don't give a damn about rights.  white_wolf   Mar-28-11 12:56 PM   #152 
        - One Might Say, Sir, Many Peoples' Slavery Is One Person's Individual Rights  The Magistrate   Mar-28-11 01:14 PM   #162 
  - This is Teh Awesome!  Guy Whitey Corngood   Mar-28-11 12:53 PM   #151 
  - "DELETE THIS ENTIRE THREAD MODS!!!!"  HughBeaumont   Mar-28-11 12:58 PM   #153 
  - I say sticky it.  white_wolf   Mar-28-11 01:08 PM   #159 
  - You say "Augusto Pinochet" and he vanishes. *POOF*  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-28-11 01:11 PM   #161 
  - He Stuck Around A Few Hours, Sir  The Magistrate   Mar-28-11 01:17 PM   #165 
  - If you mean by 'socialists' left-authoritarian governments like North Korea or the Soviet Union  LeftishBrit   Mar-28-11 01:00 PM   #155 
  - NKorea is not a "leftist" country. It is closer to a fascist state with leftwing iconography  readmoreoften   Mar-28-11 01:56 PM   #180 
  - Go home, RimJob is missing a village.......resident  Sheepshank   Mar-28-11 01:01 PM   #157 
  - It is possible that you have confused capitalism with democracy.  LiberalAndProud   Mar-28-11 01:09 PM   #160 
  - The Chinese government couldn't have said it better.. n/t  LeftinOH   Mar-28-11 01:14 PM   #163 
  - the OP is an avalanche of wrong  fishwax   Mar-28-11 01:25 PM   #168 
  - +1  readmoreoften   Mar-28-11 01:41 PM   #174 
  - This thread is the equivalent of running up to a karate dojo, sticking your head inside and  Guy Whitey Corngood   Mar-28-11 01:27 PM   #169 
  - I'm trying to figure out how Operation Ajax fits into your theory nt  NoGOPZone   Mar-28-11 01:29 PM   #170 
  - There has never really been an actual socialist/communist society  RyanPsych   Mar-28-11 01:40 PM   #172 
  - Well. Looks like DU Shrugged.  HughBeaumont   Mar-28-11 01:58 PM   #182 
  - And MSNBC is the left wing version of Fox? Oh wait--TSed.  Kingofalldems   Mar-28-11 02:00 PM   #183 
  - Poster is no longer with us.  pinto   Mar-28-11 02:05 PM   #185 
 

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