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  •  Lot of right wing talking points here... (4+ / 0-)

    'Essentially, the more you surrender control of your property and the wealth you generate to others -- either "the commons" or a central management -- the less individual freedom you have. "

    And that is different than what we have now? We have surrendered control of our wealth generation to the plutocratic ownership class and we surrender nothing by taking it back from them.

    True socialism is nothing more than businesses and the economy owned and ran by the employees instead of a parasitic ownership class that contributes nothing and sucks all the wealth for themselves. Some of the things you've listed here are actually aspects of communism, not socialism. In communism, no one owns anything and the economy is centrally mandated by an unelected body accountable to no one. In socialism, the workers own everything either directly or through their power in a democratic government. Communism does not reward the workers for their production, and neither does capitalism. Socialism, by contrast, does because all the money that would be sucked out by the capitalist ownership class instead is distributed equally among those who actually do the labor and generate the wealth.

    "Is there anybody listening? Is there anyone who sees what's going on? Read between the lines, criticize the words they're selling. Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet." --Geoff Tate, Queensryche

    by DarthMeow504 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 03:44:12 AM PDT

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