Photo: Occupy Detroit promoting a socialist message on their flyers?

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screen shot 2011 10 21 at 2 40 38 pm Photo: Occupy Detroit promoting a socialist message on their flyers?

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  • beaufortninja October 21, 2011 - 2:57 PM

    Uncontrolled capitalism is a monster. Socialism, which has a bad rap because of the Cold War and misinformation, sounds good on paper, although it’s never been implemented correctly in it’s pure form because there will always be those with more and those with less. I think the US needs to adopt some aspects of socialism. Universal healthcare is a socialist practice but would I and most Americans like to have it? Absolutely.

    • TheSwash.com October 21, 2011 - 3:08 PM

      Capitalism is currently controlled, which is what creates monopolies and banks with no checks and balances. This country hasn’t had true capitalism since the 1800′s. What we have now is crony capitalism or corporatism. There is a fundamental difference between capitalism and corporatism. To push for more control will only further our existing problems, history has shown that. The U.S. needs to avoid all aspects of socialism as it has never worked out well for anyone. Look at Europe right now, who have been pushing socialist policy for decades. The Cold War and all the propaganda surrounding it is just one example. If most Americans want universal healthcare, why are more than half of the states rejecting it? All the polls I’ve seen on it say the exact opposite. If it was being championed in as something the majority wanted, Obama would be heralded as a hero right now and not as a guy that needs to go. The Democrats pushed their more socialist agenda and the American people rejected it. Look at the results of the midterm elections.

      • beaufortninja October 21, 2011 - 3:21 PM

        I’m not talking about Obamacare, which I thought was pretty insane. Look at Canada’s healthcare system for example. Totally free and funded by tax dollars and other government revenue. How can Canada afford it? Well they don’t waste billions of dollars on bullshit. The people are happy with it, the economy is steaming ahead fairly well, mainly because they weren’t dominated by corporatism and big banks. Anyway, you get where I’m going with this?

        • TheSwash.com October 21, 2011 - 3:47 PM

          The key is ending all the bullshit spending. That would have to happen first which I just don’t see happening. At least not in the near future. Also, I can’t speak for everyone in Canada but I know a few Canadians that actually come here for cancer treatment. Granted they have the money to do so but at the same time it makes me question the Canadian system’s quality of healthcare. Everything they’ve said about it has been fairly negative.