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    Default i miss back when this forum was filled with me and ta arguing about communism

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    hi god

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    hi celery, how do you feel about communism

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    Hey God.

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    Mmm, communism...

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    Communism is a myth. Nothing more.
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    A myth almost started a nuclear war?

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    He was joking, Kirbx (Alright! I'm one of the cool kids now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojimbo View Post
    Communism is a myth. Nothing more.
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    Well you see God sir *clears throat* In my opinion, communism has derived so much from its orginal idea it's irreversible. The original idea of communism was a good idea, that is, if people wouldn't abuse the system by being lazy. Communism now... eh, not really my strongpoint. I may also have no idea what the hell I'm talking about, and if that's the case, well I'm sorry to disappoint.

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    Not that this has anything to do with anything but, different political solutions to a lack of jobs:

    Socialism: The people need jobs, let's hire 100 workers to shovel dirt up and down the road.

    Exceptionally Liberal Socialists: Let's hire 100 women, minorities, and disenfranchised individuals to shovel dirt up and down the road.

    Classical Liberals: Let's hire 50 people to actually build a road.

    Libertarians: The market will dictate when workers and roads are needed.

    Communists: Supplies are low, have KGB kill 99 men and have remaining 1 man build road with corpses.

    Conservatives: Government programs are a liberal agenda, we need more tax cuts and more patriotic Americans out spending money, not shoveling dirt or building roads.

    Neoconservatives: We need to blow up a road then pay my contracting company ten times the normal amount to rebuild it and do all the work with slave labor/whatever poor brown people happen to be in the area at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celery View Post
    Well you see God sir *clears throat* In my opinion, communism has derived so much from its orginal idea it's irreversible. The original idea of communism was a good idea, that is, if people wouldn't abuse the system by being lazy. Communism now... eh, not really my strongpoint. I may also have no idea what the hell I'm talking about, and if that's the case, well I'm sorry to disappoint.
    well you see the problem with the motivation argument is that is should work the same way for capitalism. a significant amount of those in who control government and the economy were born into wealthy families - that is to say, they do not really have to do anything with their lives, just as, supposedly, someone in a socialist society would not. but obviously they spend quite a deal of effort and time in the persuit of doing things they feel are worth doing. so certainly the same would hold for communism.

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    God, how would one acquire expensive possessions under communism?
    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Time Enough For Love, by Robert Heinlein

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    This is what bothers me about ideological political and economic doctrines, I call it the "Pagani Zonda" test. If such a political/economic system were implemented how would I go about procuring a Pagani Zonda F Roadster under it? If it's not possible, then I can't agree with the ideology. The more complicated and poorly defined the worse the ideology.
    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Time Enough For Love, by Robert Heinlein

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    I blame Communism on agriculture. Fucking Agriculture...

    *eats a mozzerella/turkey/lettuce/butter/bagel sandwich*

    Horrible delicious agriculture....


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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    well you see the problem with the motivation argument is that is should work the same way for capitalism. a significant amount of those in who control government and the economy were born into wealthy families - that is to say, they do not really have to do anything with their lives, just as, supposedly, someone in a socialist society would not. but obviously they spend quite a deal of effort and time in the persuit of doing things they feel are worth doing. so certainly the same would hold for communism.
    Yes, but if a person who is a doctor is getting paid the same as a garbage man, what in that persons mind is stopping him from dropping his job to become a garbage man (besides the odors)? It may persuade them to do what they want, but in todays society one would be more concerned with their salary rather than what they want to persue.

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    why does everyone use the doctor and garbage man analogy, its so annoying.

    everyone would rather be a doctor because:
    - its less actual work(manually)
    - it has a higher social status
    - being a doctor is more interesting, people like to do things that are interesting

    if you were getting paid the same would you honestly rather be a garbage man? im sure nobody would. they would rather be a doctor because it is a more glamorous job and carries a great deal of respect and you dont have to haul stinking trash all over the place all day.

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    besides its silly to say that money leads people to the direction of vocations that are more socially productive. money leads a lot of people to the direction of being financial derivatives salesmen rather than electrical engineers, or carpenters, or biochemists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    why does everyone use the doctor and garbage man analogy, its so annoying.
    I see what you are getting at, but somethings I must disagree with; (And that Garbage man/doctor point is kinda rediculous considering how much we take the garbage collectors for granted. )

    everyone would rather be a doctor because:
    - its less actual work(manually)
    - it has a higher social status
    - being a doctor is more interesting, people like to do things that are interesting
    - Maybe, but that's considering AFTER you get your degree. I for one really wouldn't want to go trough the trouble to become a doctor just so I could get paid the same amount as someone who got their job without even going to college.
    - Isn't the idea of communism to get RID of social status's?
    - That may be true, but again, we live in a society filled with slackers. I rarely see anyone with a good job that pays well and likes it. What if we where to give those people the freedom to pick their own jobs? Those potential CEO's are now living it up as waiter and garbage men simply because they don't have to worry about what they do.

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    - well its clear that most people want to go to college as a means of personal fulfillment and whatnot. look at all the worthless degrees out there. people want to do things that they find interesting, plenty of people consider being a doctor and interesting thing to do and something they would enjoy. in fact it would be more financially feasible for people to become doctors in any type of socialist/communist society.
    - no
    - every waiter and garbage man works much harder than your average ceo. i cant think of a more braindead and useless job in the world than that of a ceo. a garbage man is a million times more productive for society. anyone could be a ceo, but to be a garbage man you at least have to be a hard worker with the character to not complain about doing unpleasant things.

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    In reality I think you'll find that both jobs are difficult in their own way. You don't rise to become head of a diesel fuel injector manufacturer without knowing something about manufacturing and designing diesel fuel injectors, and that requires both experience and intelligence. I'm not saying that that person is somehow 'better' than the refuse disposal operative, I'm just saying it's not as easy as God is claiming it is. And it is an important job, because without high quality diesel fuel injectors you wouldn't have efficient transport networks.

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    I think if we introduced democracy into capitalism, and stop ceo's and business executives from robbing the workers of their deserved pay, we could see a brighter future. By giving them a voice in the regulation of the companies, we would have a much more sound economy.
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    I think if people stopped bitching and learned to work the system like every other human being that's succeeded in a capitalist market we'd all be on a much more level playing field.
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    Yea, but it's human nature to act the opposite, you see.. so no that will never come to be. ( ignore the rhyme)
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    Then we will dye easter eggs and watch stupid horror movies until she pisses her pants and I die.
    Im growing impatient with these malevolent slithering reptiles on this bloody aircraft.
    - Snakes on a Plane (As if spoken by a proper Englishman)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeenageAngst View Post
    I think if people stopped bitching and learned to work the system like every other human being that's succeeded in a capitalist market we'd all be on a much more level playing field.
    Yeah, let's just forget transnationals for a second.

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