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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:55 PM
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"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,'.....
....... they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."


- Norman Thomas, Socialist candidate for president, in 1944.







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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:57 PM
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1. Well, we've already socialized the banks. eom
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:57 PM
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2. That's cool with me.
Cause you know what? Corporate fascism sure ain't working.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:57 PM
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3. fuck Norman and his opinion of the American people.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:58 PM
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4. You think being called a socialist is a perjorative?
:shrug:


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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:59 PM
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no.
I have no interest in sneaking anything in on my neighbors.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:05 PM
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7. Here here.
:hi:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:06 PM
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9. We tried unbridled capitalism.
It doesn't seem to have worked. I'm open to other options.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:14 PM
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13. as am I.
I think that plenty of areas of public life should be socialized. Just call it what it is.
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ReliantJ Donating Member (680 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:59 PM
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5. His son wants him to shut up
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:12 PM
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12. Who is his son? n/m
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:19 PM
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15. He died in 1968 so mission accomplished on that. n/t
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:02 PM
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6. I do hope it works out that way. nt
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:05 PM
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8. Well, it would be better than the present system
which amounts to socialism for the wealthy, free enterprise for everyone else.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:09 PM
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10. I really don't think corporations would ever let that happen.
Instead they call the post office "socialist" and we get nothing and go further right. Sorry, but when it comes to "sneakin' it past the people" the RW and their funding will always win. That's why I prefer the revolutionary/transformative variety of socialism to the "we can sneak it in under the capitalists noses and they'll disappear" variety. It just makes no sense. We have to confront these fuckers. I think people like and respect that.
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:09 PM
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11. Not that there's anything wrong with that. n/m
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:06 PM
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14. with socialism, no.
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:31 PM
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16. Exactly. n/m
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