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  •  They Don't Need or Want a Country. (1+ / 0-)
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    jasan

    They're about markets.

    Countries interfere with markets.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 09:51:43 AM PDT

    •  I think you are mistaken (0+ / 0-)

      they don't want markets, they want to eliminate markets.  They want to eliminate capitalism because in capitalism, you have competition.  If there is anything a republican hates more than women, it is competition.  I think they are all about monopolies because they do not have the will to work.

      •  Yeah... (0+ / 0-)

        My recommend button seems to be unavailable for this comment though its there for the main article...

        The GOP is not actually about capitalism.

        The sad unknown fact is that capitalism has happened as many times in the 'real world' as communism. And the same kind of people have prevented both.

        Oligarchs fear a truly open and free market as much as they fear no market.

        What they want, is control. And both capitalism and communism are designed to prevent control...

        What they've done, is make the rest of us spend a century and countless lives fighting over which set of them gets control by duping us into thinking we were fighting for economic ideologies that they only gave us hints of.

        Just as 'workers' in communist countries got to sing songs and march around squares as 'true comrades' we got to work, buy and sell a smidgen of the goods, and eat a little cake as a token reward.

        If either model ever actually showed up somewhere, you'd know it by the number of our young people sent to violently stamp it out by any means possible...

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