Originally Posted by Ender the Xenocide
Did I ask for sarcasm, no I did not.
I never said the Cold War ended, I just said the Soviet Union, a communist regime I may add, failed.
And do you realize that Communism has no human rights or moral standings? Have you ever seen pictures of the poor souls from the gulags. Have you ever spoken to a person who lived in the Communist states? I have, from Czechoslovakia to Russia itself. Their stories never put any emphasis on human morals. And, since Communism is a branch of Socialism, I'd say that Socialism is just as flawed economically than Capitalism is.
And why do you think that the Capitalist idea is so horrible. Why? Because you have to work for a living, because you have to be a good worker to keep your job, because you don't get sweet little welfare checks to pay for your every need. Listen, Capitalism is not a form of government, which so many people fail to understand. Capitalism is a form of economics, sort of like a free-trade-market. The Socialist economic system does not create wealth, it spreads it out. Want to know why many European countries are going bankrupt? Because the Socialist governments with their Socialist economies cannot support all the people that are OUT of work and need their nice little checks.
You think that you are not a "slave" to money? Do you realize that the very thing you are on now, you are most-likely paying for? Every action you do is influenced by money no matter what form of economy you have.
I could go on and on about the flaws of both Capitalism and Socialism, but that would not sway you because it seems you are set in your ways. Both Socialism and Capitalism share major flaws that can lead to terrible outcomes. No one ever said that Capitalism is perfect, but it seems that you think that your precious Socialism is prefect, which is a flawed view.
Honestly, there is no morality in politics and nation/international desires so stop believing there is. America is willing to screw small little countries to make cash and cause little wars all throughout the globe to fund their country. Russia did the same thing, so did Germany, so is China, so is Korea, so is most of north Africa. Face it, most governments are just of guilty of crap as the U.S are. And before you go on and on about how patriotic and blind I am, I am not a born U.S citizen.
Oh my, someone needs to educate themselves. I suggest you start reading books on philosophy and political ideology and learning what Communism actually is. First of all, attacking someone's political view is like attacking their religion, and I can draw many parallels between my political views and my spiritual ones, so I suggest you don't tread on thin ice. Second of all, Capitalism doesn't work, period. It's destroying the planet, the economy it makes is clearly failing pathetically, and the part people are starting to see are right-wing fascists like the Tea Party emerging.
I have no problem with working for a living, what do you assume I am? Some lazy stoner? No, my family is a hard-working Slavic family. Three of my grandparents are from the Soviet Union. Oddly enough, I've never heard them complain about Communism. Even my grandmother who is ultra-Christian, never said anything bad about Communism like the right-wing Christians in America do.
And I think you need to understand the premises of Communism before you make silly comments. Money wouldn't matter in a true Communist society. It's like a job, and your benefits are everything. It's a world community, everyone works for everyone. It's tough to understand when you've only been exposed to Capitalism (which derives from Feudalism, whereas Communism is a concept that's existed forever). But it's fine, because the good part of humanity will always triumph over the evil part (greed). Society changes, and inevitably will become Communist some day as human knowledge expands (especially as we learn of oneness in existence). The universe tends to balance things out, and I think it's rather selfish of humans to think of themselves as the most important thing in existence.
Oh yeah, Communism isn't a type of government either.
Anyways, this has nothing to do with WikiLeaks, so make a thread about the evil of Communism if you feel the need to reply (which I suggest you don't until you are at peace with the universe and stop caring about your silly material possessions).