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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 08:34 PM
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We must Overthrow Capitalism and Stop Socialism. I love DU
Edited on Sun Mar-27-11 08:49 PM by Armstead
Sure is entertaining here at the moment with all these Popcorn fests about Capitalism vs. Socialism.

It is certainly promoting some lively exchanges.

Me? I think we should bring back Feudalism. Life was simpler when the common people lived in mud huts and didn't have to think about anything more than raising enough food to feed the family and ensure the Lord of the Manor got his share....None of this messy democracy stuff.

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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 08:37 PM
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1. I think surrealism is the way to go, personally.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go answer my lobster.

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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 08:39 PM
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5. Is that a Salvador Dali Lego Man?
n/t.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 08:40 PM
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6. Yeah. Don'tcha love the google? nt
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 08:51 PM
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7. Maybe Surrealistic Feudalism?
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 08:39 PM
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2. Also, Social Security would be in better shape if most people died in their mid-thirties
and, often, from the Plague.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 08:39 PM
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3. Soon............
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toddaa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 08:39 PM
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4. I'm rooting for Hunter/Gatherer myself
Those of us with ADHD will finally come out on top again.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 10:47 PM
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21. as long as we keep just enough agriculture for beer-making
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 01:34 AM
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24. I'd prefer Hunter/Garcia
But that's just me.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 03:14 AM
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31. Here you go, then:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 03:36 AM
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32. Yes
Yes Yes.
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 08:55 PM
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8. And somebody Unrecced this? Must be one of those Faubian Capitalists
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 08:56 PM
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9. sounds good
if I get to be Lord of the Manor

kneel before me!

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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 09:16 PM
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10. No that job is mine....But you can be Sheriff
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 09:47 PM
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12. Can I Be Robin Hood ???
Time to force the rich to pay up.

:evilgrin:

:hi:
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 10:36 PM
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19. Sure, since I am dispensing favors
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 11:41 PM
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22. as long as I get mine
I'm fine

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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 09:20 PM
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11. Other than the mud huts part, what has substantially changed?
:shrug:
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 10:09 PM
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13. I just hope some day we drop these foolish isms.
And set about to consciously design a system that works and is based on sound and scientific principles....instead of being herded into some ism that winds up being just another oppressive system.
You would think by now we would have caught on.
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 10:26 PM
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17. Common Senseism?
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 10:21 PM
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14. Highbrid system of the two works best, IMHO.
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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 10:23 PM
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15. Be careful, your wish may come true.
Edited on Sun Mar-27-11 10:24 PM by LAGC
I think a reasonable argument could be made that we ARE heading for a neo-feudal style setup. A few rich "lords" and the poor, groveling masses. No more middle-class, just the rich power elite and... all the rest of us peons begging for scraps.
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Sirveri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 10:24 PM
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16. Lets bring back slavery. At least then people were taken care of.
As it is now they just die on the streets.
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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 10:29 PM
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18. That sounds like sharecropping. My Daddy and Granddaddy
did that some back in the day. They didn't seem to like it much.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 10:44 PM
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20. Capitalism needs put in check...
and more Socialism needs to be implemented i.e. health care.
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reformist2 Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 11:45 PM
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23. We were doing fine until the Ayn Rand cult took hold of America.
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 01:34 AM
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25. Selfish-ism
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 01:39 AM
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26. It's not even intelligent selfish-ism, that's the thing.
I mean, a Single Payer Health Care system makes the most sense for EVERYONE- financially- unless you're a for-profit insurance company. Having infrastructure fall apart, bridges collapse, poisoned air, water, and food, and kids playing with lead painted toys doesn't "benefit" ANYONE.

And your average Ayn Rand goober isn't a billionaire.... It makes no sense, it hasn't been thought through properly~ It's a fucking idiotic worldview, but for some reason it sounds good to people who are convinced that "they" are constantly coming to "take my stuff".
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 02:00 AM
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28. Ayn Rand took millions of words to say some very simple things
"I want what I want and you've got nothing to say about it.

The Achieving Elite (however that is determined) are much better than the rabble and deserve everything.

Democracy is shit."


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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 03:46 AM
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34. People get into all sorts of trouble when they start confusing the ideas in their head with reality.
I mean, in reality you're never going to have a "perfect" system, the most collectivist, communistic society on Earth is still going to contain bits of private property and free enterprise, and conversely, there is absolutely no way you could have a functional society containing more than 2 people that didn't have SOME sort of collective social contract above and beyond "every man for himself".

The problem is, people get so fucking hung up on being sure they've found THE ONE RIGHT WAY TO DO THINGS that they forget that, to function in the real world, we have to adapt and change and fit our Euclidian, linear shaped dogmas, ideas, and thought-forms to the jagged, craggy, chaotic fractal landscape that is actual reality.

Most importantly, don't go to a restaurant and try to eat the menu-- don't confuse the map with the territory.
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 01:47 AM
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27. Indeed. Please please stop us from having lively exchanges.
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 02:56 AM
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29. Old Bumper Sticker: Capitalism is dog eat dog, but Communism is the opposite
Socialism seeks to guarantee that when the eggs run out, the bacon will, too.

Life is an hybrid; purists are idiots.

Ideologues are a nightmare, but at least you know where they stand. Where--besides everywhere--does our President stand?

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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 03:02 AM
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30. Even the peasants revolted back in the day.


Beer and rebellion, what could be finer?
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 03:44 AM
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33. I actually agree with this.
Anarchism is the only just theory!
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