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W in 2004
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« on: June 25, 2004, 08:42:49 am »

Hi, to my socialist buddy Al.  I am not up to date on all of what is taking place in Zimbabwe, but I am definitely against the nationalization of land.  If there are socialists involved in Zimbabwe, I am sure there is going to be trouble.  Hopefully the people of Zimbabwe will not trade their freedom for the slavery of socialism.

“The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people.  And they knew when a government set out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose.  So we have come to a time for choosing.”
-- Ronald Reagan
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W in 2004
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2004, 07:59:40 pm »

Jens,

Yes, I'm quite aware of what feudalism is, so I don't need your lectures or any outside reading references. It's painfully clear from your post that my comment went way over your head.
No need to become condescending!

Al,

Come on, I know you're a smart guy. Forget for a minute that you and Jens are in love with theoretical bullsh*t and then go back and read what I said again. This has nothing to do with DEFINITIONS or THEORY...I am way past that. I'm talking about the practical impact of application of socialism on average citizens...try thinking in the real world and outside the cozy confines of the classroom.
The reason why I became a socialist has nothing to do with any cozy classrooms. I grew up in an area where the harsh economic politics of the conservative government in the eighties createted widespred poverty and enormous social problems. That was good people who had been working hard all their life who lost their jobs and the government didn't cared, because it wasn't their core voters. I say that uncontrolled marked ecomony creates social inequality and I believe that every human counts. In a democratic socialist society (not China or USSR - they only had a socialist facade) everybody should get a change to do his best - It should be a question about abillity not where you are from or your daddys surname!

I wonder how conservative the “conservative” government in Denmark in the eighties was.  I agree with you that “everybody should get a chance to do his best.”  That is why I am a free market capitalist.  I believe that in a true free market environment (the United States does not have that environment right now) someone who takes personal responsibility can reach their highest potential.
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