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Mac





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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:12 am    Post subject: a comparison of philosophies... Reply with quote

A socialist and a capitalist were walking down the street together when they came across a homeless man who was panhandling.

The capitalist asked the panhandler a few questions and, liking what he heard, the capitalist reached into his pocket, took out a business card and $20, gave them to the panhandler and told him to come to his business where the capitalist would give him a job.

The socialist was impressed. As they continued walking, they came across another panhandler. The socialist reached into his pocket, took out a piece of paper and wrote down the address of the nearest welfare office. Then the socialist reached into the capitalist's pocket and took out $20. The socialist handed the panhandler the note with the address and $5 (keeping $15 for administration fees) and wished the panhandler good luck.

Conclusion: socialism gives freely and without question but TANSTAAFL.

-Mac
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over on UNA a custom paradigm was done on the political philoposphies. This was done by Americalex:

The Communist Faction
The communist clan is defined more by historical reference then specific ideology. It mostly refers to China & Russia. However the dominating mentality is 'the law of the strongest' and 'the end justifies the means'. These societies have a high propension towards quick violence. However this system when under the stewardship of a clever individual can accomplish alot and even be benevelent in nature, although no such garantee that this will occur exists.

The Socialist Faction
Typically centered around Europe. Canada is currently vassalized to this mentality, thanks to the brainwash operations begun by the Trudeau crowd, that succeeded in shifting Canada away from the capitalist mentality in the past 40 years. This mentality is characterised by the 'welfare state' attitude, and the populations live well but are utterly devoid of self-reliance and are vassal to their corporate masters. This clan symbolises the marriage of subdued docilized crowds in a corporate feodalist style mentality. It is characterized by the marriage of monopoly capitalism and the welfare state. A more positive way of describing this attitude would be "Governments should handle big issues so that individuals are free to go about their lives unimpeded by the stress and errors of judgement plaguing individual perceptions"". Positive examples include universal education, social safety nets, and similar pro-civilization measures.

The Islamist Faction
The most recent clan to emerge, charactirized and powered by rage and envy towards others. It also has a feeling of honor and tries to get it's people above its current dominated role by restoring their dignity through resistance powered by extremism and fanatism. It is now a global actor and this mentality is taking a larger and larger proportion of european countries and they have to contend with this.

The Capitalist Faction
The individualistic mentality. The "go fock yourself with your controlling rules crap!". So typical in the USA. Empowered to decide your own success or failure in life, the individual is forced to handle his own interests and make the corresponding effort to attain success. In this clan, it is impossible to outsource your understanding of the world to some scientist or political authority figure. You have to make up your own mind and form interest groups appropriatly to account for these decisions.

The Nihilist Faction
The blind-fire crowd who panic at everything and don't recognize themselves in any team. Those are the most aimless and sad of the bunch. Basically they are not a real clan. Their only commonality is their lack of cohesiveness and focus.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are great, Hasdrubal. Thanks!

-Mac
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Communism and pure socialism are essentially the same, except for the manner in which the system is imposed on the people.
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