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Feco

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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #325 on: April 27, 2017, 01:01:22 PM »
Using "socialist" to mean "welfare in a capitalist society" just makes it difficult to talk about this sort of thing, so I'm very okay saying that it's the wrong way to use the word.
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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #326 on: April 27, 2017, 01:12:03 PM »
I agree with you. It's part of why this kind of discussion is confusing. It's very important to agree first on vocabulary definitions. Academically, "welfare in a capitalist society" is the wrong way to use the word "socialism." But it's arguable that the word has taken on other meanings. It's very common to say that certain European countries are "socialist," for example. And the meaning there is "welfare in a capitalist society."
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Melkor

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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #327 on: April 27, 2017, 01:57:25 PM »
Silly sandwich. My thread is fun.

Feco, but communism is seen as the end of history, and the end of advancement.... So how is it not the final step?

Regarding property. The moment I use my house to produce revenue, a socialist state would claim it. Period.

Regarding eminent domain, the 5th amendment to the constitution states that with eminent domain, there has to be just compensation for your property taken by the state.

Now, as far as definitions go. I have said this from the beginning, as one of my issues with marxists, socialists, communists, that they will not concretely define their positions or ideologies, and each person has their own idea, and none adhere to definitions.
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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #328 on: April 27, 2017, 03:50:16 PM »
Now, as far as definitions go. I have said this from the beginning, as one of my issues with marxists, socialists, communists, that they will not concretely define their positions or ideologies, and each person has their own idea, and none adhere to definitions.

I can't speak for 'marxists' or 'socialists', but I found this book really helpful in defining 'communism' for me.  It says it is for kids, but really it is for everyone.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/communism-kids
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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #329 on: April 27, 2017, 03:55:24 PM »
Now, as far as definitions go. I have said this from the beginning, as one of my issues with marxists, socialists, communists, that they will not concretely define their positions or ideologies, and each person has their own idea, and none adhere to definitions.

I can't speak for 'marxists' or 'socialists', but I found this book really helpful in defining 'communism' for me.  It says it is for kids, but really it is for everyone.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/communism-kids

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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #330 on: April 27, 2017, 04:15:41 PM »
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Melkor

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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #331 on: April 27, 2017, 04:37:02 PM »
@Nauta.

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Feco

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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #332 on: April 27, 2017, 06:22:24 PM »
Now, as far as definitions go. I have said this from the beginning, as one of my issues with marxists, socialists, communists, that they will not concretely define their positions or ideologies, and each person has their own idea, and none adhere to definitions.

I can't speak for 'marxists' or 'socialists', but I found this book really helpful in defining 'communism' for me.  It says it is for kids, but really it is for everyone.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/communism-kids


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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #333 on: April 27, 2017, 06:29:30 PM »
Now, as far as definitions go. I have said this from the beginning, as one of my issues with marxists, socialists, communists, that they will not concretely define their positions or ideologies, and each person has their own idea, and none adhere to definitions.

I can't speak for 'marxists' or 'socialists', but I found this book really helpful in defining 'communism' for me.  It says it is for kids, but really it is for everyone.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/communism-kids


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Melkor

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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #334 on: April 27, 2017, 06:32:37 PM »
Yeah, censorship!

If y'all want it over, stop posting.

I feel this thread was extremely satisfying, and revealing.
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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #335 on: April 28, 2017, 03:54:23 PM »
Yeah, censorship!

If y'all want it over, stop posting.

I feel this thread was extremely satisfying, and revealing.

Have some of your posts purged? Had just about all of mine disappear from a thread where I showed evidence of thought crime.
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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #336 on: April 28, 2017, 04:07:50 PM »
I dont think so? I was just responding to the "Lock the thread that I disagree with!" Sentiment.

What were your thought crimes, Dan?
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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #337 on: April 28, 2017, 05:38:34 PM »
"Lock the thread, it's over" isn't about disagreeing. It's a common internet thing. It's the equivalent of a mic drop.
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Re: Communism for Kids
« Reply #338 on: April 28, 2017, 05:47:21 PM »
Lol it was funny, but it wasnt that funny.
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Deep roots are not reached by the frost.