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The Neo-Socialist Manifesto
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HammerBioLizard
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The Neo-Socialist Manifesto
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In the past I have spoken about the benefits of socialism several times. I've decided to make an entire thread about the positive benefits of socialism.

- Socialism will create a world in which there are no rich people or poor people. That's the most obvious point.
- A socialist society will be good for refugees. I have spoken about the dangers of third world immigration in the past but I also understand that not all of the violent immigrants are jihadists. Some are just poor.
- Socialism gives people a sense of community.
- Socialism teaches people how to work as a team instead of stabbing each other in the back.
- Socialism will be good for the military because it teaches people to work together.
- Capitalism leads to mental illness. How else can we explain this?
- Psychology becomes warped in capitalism. People start believe that people are "naturally selfish". Anarchist violence is attributed to "macho insecurity" in a desperate and pathetic attempt to court feminists. Pills are used to solve every problem because pills are easy to sell.
- Capitalism leads to violence.
- Capitalism leads to ignorance, which leads to homophobia, racism and superstition.
- Capitalism is NOT Christian. Read Matthew 19:24 or go to Hell.
- Capitalism is bad for the autistic community. We need help from society if we are going to reach our full potential.

Criticisms of Socialism - Refuted

"Socialists are a bunch of thugs with pants that drop to their knees."
Someone like that could not possibly have written Das Kapital.

"Socialists are anti-intellectual."
... which is why there are no socialists in universities ... oh ... wait ...

"Socialists are misandrists!"
I've shown this article to right-wingers in the past. They didn't care. I showed it to r/mensrights. Hardly anyone cared. The manosphere is a joke.

"Socialists want to create a world with no countries and no national borders."
Only the most extreme socialists want that.

"Socialists hate Western Civilization."
One of the greatest heroes of Western Civilization ever was Christopher Hitchens - a Trotskyist.

"Capitalism is good for aspies because aspies tend to be individualistic."
Most aspies are individualistic in an artistic way. In the autistic community, rugged individualism is nearly absent.

"The Nazis were socialists."
The Nazis called themselves socialists. North Korea calls itself democratic.

"Every socialist society is full of welfare bums."
Every capitalist society contains idle rich.

"Socialists hate white people!"
Most anti-white socialists are entry-level noobs.

"The rich create wealth."
The real wealth creators are the workers.

"Socialism is dead."
It will never die. It is just asleep.
02-01-2016 07:55 AM
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Luke Mauser
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(02-01-2016 07:55 AM)HammerBioLizard Wrote:  "Capitalism is good for aspies because aspies tend to be individualistic."
Most aspies are individualistic in an artistic way. In the autistic community, rugged individualism is nearly absent.

Also, Aspies tend not to do well in a competitive capitalist job market.
02-02-2016 03:03 AM
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HammerBioLizard
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(02-02-2016 03:03 AM)Luke Mauser Wrote:  
(02-01-2016 07:55 AM)HammerBioLizard Wrote:  "Capitalism is good for aspies because aspies tend to be individualistic."
Most aspies are individualistic in an artistic way. In the autistic community, rugged individualism is nearly absent.

Also, Aspies tend not to do well in a competitive capitalist job market.
That's what I was implying.

The term "rugged individualism" is BS anyway. You don't need to be "manly" in order to succeed in a capitalist system. You just need to be an intelligent, handsome sociopath.

Individualism exist on the left and the right. Right-wing individualism is all about making money without help from anyone. Left-wing individualism is all about artistic expression.

Autistic individualism usually leans towards left-individualism. We have a bizarre taste in entertainment. Big Grin
02-02-2016 06:19 AM
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(02-02-2016 06:19 AM)HammerBioLizard Wrote:  Individualism exist on the left and the right. Right-wing individualism is all about making money without help from anyone. Left-wing individualism is all about artistic expression.

Yes, I made this point elsewhere in a discussion about the misuse of the term 'liberal' that has become dominant in the US in recent decades.

The political right advocates economic individualism (aka economic liberalism)
The left advocates behavioural individualism (aka social liberalism), which includes artistic expression supported by the state and behavioural freedom.

This is not entirely clear-cut, however. The early United States is a prime example of economic and social liberalism in what we would now consider to be a right-wing context; that is, very little government intervention in anything, and very little economic stimulus from outside private business.
02-03-2016 03:18 AM
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I was raised in a fairly wealthy family.
Lesson Learned: Most of the stereotypes about rich people are true.
02-03-2016 05:49 AM
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RE: The Neo-Socialist Manifesto
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(02-01-2016 07:55 AM)HammerBioLizard Wrote:  - Socialism will create a world in which there are no rich people or poor people. That's the most obvious point.

Then why is it that every country that's tried to implement Socialism(e. g. The Soviet Union) has ended up with so many poor people?

"Some prisoners spent more than ten years buried in solitary cells the size of coffins, hearing nothing but clanging bars or footsteps in the corridors. They survived because they could talk to each other by tapping on the wall. In that way, they told of dreams, memories, and fallings in and out of love; they discussed, embraced, and fought; they shared beliefs, beauties, doubts, guilts and those questions that have no answers.
When it is genuine, when it is born of the need to speak, no one can stop the human voice. When it is denied a mouth, it speaks with the hands, the eyes, the pores, or anything at all because every single one of us has something to say to the others, something that deserves to be celebrated or forgiven by others."-Eduardo Galeano
02-05-2016 04:11 AM
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(02-05-2016 04:11 AM)JWB Wrote:  
(02-01-2016 07:55 AM)HammerBioLizard Wrote:  - Socialism will create a world in which there are no rich people or poor people. That's the most obvious point.

Then why is it that every country that's tried to implement Socialism(e. g. The Soviet Union) has ended up with so many poor people?
I don't think too many people in 2016 want to implement Soviet style communism.

Why pick a disastrous historical example of something akin to socialism? It would be just as easy to pick various historical examples of failed capitalist countries that had lots of poor people. Effectively you are straw-manning socialism.

If you look at the countries in the world today with the highest quality of life, you will find plenty of countries that are socialist by US standards.

Bernie Sanders is the sort of socialist I like. Not Stalin.
02-05-2016 09:11 AM
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Feel the Bern!

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02-05-2016 10:29 AM
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(02-05-2016 04:11 AM)JWB Wrote:  
(02-01-2016 07:55 AM)HammerBioLizard Wrote:  - Socialism will create a world in which there are no rich people or poor people. That's the most obvious point.

Then why is it that every country that's tried to implement Socialism(e. g. The Soviet Union) has ended up with so many poor people?

I would go a step further than 142857 did and say that most countries that have tried socialism did not end up with a lot of poor people. Some prime examples are France, Canada, the Nordic countries, and even the United States in the 1940's through to the 1970's.
02-05-2016 12:10 PM
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Many in the United States (and elsewhere) seemingly try to promote the idea that there are 2 types of system. Free-for-all capitalism (which tends to operate in reality as crony capitalism or casino capitalism) or communism.

The reality is that there are many "shades" in between. Both extremes suck, and even the "in between" models suck if they are poorly or corruptly managed.

Countries with the highest standards of living and the highest quality of life tend to be to the socialist side of the middle.

Warren Buffett Wrote:Actually, there’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won. We’re the ones that have gotten our tax rates reduced dramatically.
If you look at the 400 highest taxpayers in the United States in 1992, the first year for figures, they averaged about $40 million of [income] per person. In the most recent year, they were $227 million per person — five for one. During that period, their taxes went down from 29 percent to 21 percent of income. So, if there’s class warfare, the rich class has won.

Pro-capitalists complain that socialism is about redistribution of wealth. And ignore the fact that capitalism is also about redistribution of wealth - redistribution from those who work and produce stuff to those who own stuff and manage stuff. Deregulate capitalism enough and all you do is accelerate that redistribution, make it more extreme.
02-05-2016 04:55 PM
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