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#10 - anon (06/08/2016) [-]
yeah cause socialism always works especially on a country with over 300 million people
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#23 - fatminion (06/08/2016) [-]
*social demorcy or democratic socialism
and yes, it works in all of the EU with over 500 million residents
#84 - RiflemanFunny (06/09/2016) [-]
>EU
>Works

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
call me back when your most spoken language isn't Arabic.
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#43 - anon (06/09/2016) [-]
>EU
>working

Dude, are you an actor? Because that is the most spot on portrayal of someone who knows nothing about current events that I have ever seen, bravo.
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#37 - ninjabadger (06/08/2016) [-]
Calling the US a democracy is arguable

We fit the bill on technical terms, we technically operate on democratic grounds. How everything actually works and the intricacies in the system (highly favoring the rich and corporations) make it not so. We don't control our representatives either, they do whatever they want because they're individuals. Some processes put in place also make it sometimes difficult to make change when needed (if a rep doesn't meet demands, have to wait for elections). And you would be baffled to know how many self interests they pursue in legislation processes.

That whole internet thing a while back, taking away privacy and all that good shit. Guess who thought that shit up and almost made it happen? Oh... wait it's still being thrown around in some places, trying to shoehorn it in to law.

I'm not an anarchist or whatever you call those people, I'm just pointing something out. Trying to make a democratic socialist nation is nay impossible if we can't even get a proper democracy going. The population also makes democracy a difficult thing to realize.

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#39 - fatminion (06/08/2016) [-]
a man after my own heart. The US needs so much reform, it's ridiculous. It really is an oligarchy in democracy's clothing. Like the Roman empire: "anyone can be a politician just as long as you come from one of these powerful families or if you are really popular with the people ". US is totally the "third rome" and it will likely fall really hard on its face before realizing that it needs to treat ALL its citizens with respect and circle-jerking power and money amongst the ruling class and invading every country with natural resources will be the death of you. I know England (second rome) failed quite gracefully (didn't enter a major recession, actually ended up with an industrial revolution and instantly moved from oligarchy to democracy) - so maybe the US can do it too. But imagine a scenario where Google, MSFT, Apple and other big companies leave the US or somehow get beat at being #1 in many things - or imagine every city basically like a Ferguson, MO: the poor just freaking the fuck out and robbing/killing the rich because they can't afford to live and there are no jobs while more billionaires are made each day. That would be some scary shit. I just feel that the US people deserve maternity leave, more paid vacations, the chance to study at university or beat cancer without going bankrupt - especially after I moved to Germany and saw that everyone takes such things for granted and how wonderfully relaxed and happy nearly everyone is. Not to mention higher IQs, fewer health problems...
#46 - anon (06/09/2016) [-]
"anyone can be a politician just as long as you come from one of these powerful families or if you are really popular with the people "

Ah yes, our current president came from such a powerful family. Those damn bourgeois anthropologist single mothers really do rule the world. Also, if you think that a democratic candidate shouldn't be popular with the people, you are actually retarded. As in, holy shit how could you possibly fuck up that bad unless you literally know nothing about democracy except that it's a form of government? The whole point of a democracy is that the people choose the President, you fucking mongoloid. A President needs to be able to come up with popular ideas and have the talent to sell them.
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#45 - ninjabadger (06/09/2016) [-]
Capitalism, the great thing that grew this nation into the powerhouse it is... is also a detriment later on.

The cost of living and debt people face nowadays is proof of this. Our education and healthcare systems are wack. The world revolves around money. Hell inventions and discoveries have to pass through military first before becoming available to wide markets because they hold a lot of funding. Everything is coming to a climax where the disparity between rich and poor in a capitalistic society will reach breaking point. There's already plenty of resent for the rich, however they are placating people fairly well with social media and other pointless diversions. Lucky for them I guess, but it won't last.

We coupled the most greedy form of economic process with a free reign form of government, that obviously meant it would eventually blend the two together and form an oligarchy kind of deal.

If you really look around, you'll notice a lot of things in the world are pointing towards a new catastrophe. So many things are fucked up in so many places, and overpopulation is a concern not many even realize. Technology and lifestyle/societal changes are also incredibly troublesome to the future of mankind. We're not lost yet, but we're certainly on our way.
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#31 - cockassunited (06/08/2016) [-]
I wouldn't say all of the EU though.
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#32 - fatminion (06/08/2016) [-]
OK, Western Europe I still don't know how places like Romania are in here. They are still corrupt as fuck and lack a lot of basic management skills. Maybe the idea was that if we let them in, they will get better by proximity, which is kind of happening in a way. It's better than it was.
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#33 - cockassunited (06/08/2016) [-]
Yeah but that's kind of my point. It doesn't just inherently work.
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#36 - fatminion (06/08/2016) [-]
in first-world nations, I think so. Romania is second-world - I don't care what you think. Any nation that still has mafia running parts of government and publicly corrupt law enforcement is second-world.
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#38 - cockassunited (06/08/2016) [-]
In first world nations basically everything works. Oligarchy, Fascism, Socialism, Democracy.

If the idea is to improve society and nations as a whole, then something that only works when a society or country is already functioning, affluent, and stable, isn't really a testament to that particular ideal's effectiveness. Not saying socialism is the boogeyman, but it's keeping being push as a cure-all when that just isn't always the case.
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#40 - fatminion (06/08/2016) [-]
oligarchy doesn't work. Just look at Rome and the British Empire - they both failed ultimately because the commoner got poorer and poorer and the quality of life dipped too fucking low while the ruling class got richer and richer. But you're basically right. I just think socialism is the most humane way to structure a society, and democracy is the best way to rule it, so some form of democratic socialism/social democracy is probably a good solution (which the US already has "by the people, for the people").

Nice username by the way.
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#41 - cockassunited (06/08/2016) [-]
Rome and the British empire were the most powerful, influential, and advanced civilizations of their respective eras. They ruled under an Oligarchy for what, almost a thousand years collectively? I wouldn't hesitate to not call that a success, considering neither failed because of their political systems.

I agree with you on society to an extent. But what i'm saying is Socialism isn't a cure for an illness. A poorly functioning country that turns Socialist simply turns into a poorly functioning Socialist country.

Deja vu
#13 - anon (06/08/2016) [-]
Yeah because population size determines the success of socialized programs

Said no economist ever
#14 - anon (06/08/2016) [-]
socialism isn't the same thing as socialized programs retard
and socialized programs all about population, less people need them, less taxes needed to pay for them
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#24 - fatminion (06/08/2016) [-]
*fewer
*fewer
and most social programs are proportional, so it doesn't matter how many people there are. E.g. health care costs the same amount for each person so each person pays the same price. Actually, the wealthy pay more than the poor, but the cost is the same, regardless of how many people live there. And for other programs like infrastructure or school - the more people you have, the more cost-effective the program is. If you have 5 kids in your school, you have to pay one teacher. If you double that to 10 kids, you can probably still get away with 1 teacher. If you make it up to 100, you might be able to get away with only 8 teachers, so the cost per kid goes down the more children go to school. Also, because there are more people, the load to be shared is smaller.
#16 - constructivechaos (06/08/2016) [-]
What is socialism but a compilation of many socialized programs
#9 - anon (06/08/2016) [-]
he's no longer an option, actually...
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#88 - richardfitzwell (06/09/2016) [-]
I'm still voting for him. I ain't getting bullied into voting Shillary.
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#97 - herrdoktah (06/10/2016) [-]
If you want you can vote for Trump solely to keep Hilary out. It may be the best option if Bernie isn't available.
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