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Let me ask here... something that bugged me for a while.... why is it that people keep pitting socialism vs capitalism when... they really don't have much to do with each other.
I know there is lot of propaganda both ways involved but... it seems to me capitalism is just a basic mechanism of economy and socialism is an ambition.
EDIT It's like saying I can't buy this item here because I need to plant seeds first. One hasn't much to do with the other!
I would say socialism give you some suggestion what to do with some of the money.
Capitalism will tell you how to best get money.
Those are, in fact, complimentary!
Socialism have a lot to say about economy of course...
I wasn't aware that people talking about socialism that much... Probably not those were part of the failing attempt of materializing the ideas in a vacuum...
"The only place where Success comes before Work is in the dictionary." Vidal Sassoon, 1928 - 2012
Socialism is all about how you deal with people, and capitalism is all about how you deal with money.
I don't give a toss about money, and I'm not that keen on spending too much of my own time on people, so I'm in favour of neither.
Politically, my only preference is along the lines of "Don't f***ing lie to me, you c***s!" -- as long as a politician is a reasonably decent, truthful person, I'll give him the trust he deserves, no matter his political persuasion.
... And the same goes for the lying f***ers who seem to have taken over most of the world's governments, over the last few years. They get absolutely the trust they deserve.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
The difference is not between socialism and capitalism; even the most capitalistic society has some socialist elements. The difference is between collectivism and individualism.
Not-so-benign examples of collectivist societies are communist (== international socialism), Nazi (== national socialism). More benign examples are nuclear families, communes (== the kibbutz) , etc.
A capitalistic society is an example of an individualist society.
IMO, collectivist societies are ideal for social insects, not so good for human beings. Most human beings are happier in a society that gives them room to be themselves.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
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