Does America Still Fear Communism?
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02-10-2012, 07:37 AM
RE: Does America Still Fear Communism?
(02-10-2012 07:16 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(01-10-2012 10:21 PM)Vorlon Wrote:  Being Canadian I don't really know, but since the US was build in capitalistic ideas, I would assume they really fear communism. People are greedy and with businesses controlled by the government in a communist country, everyone would have equal economic opportunity and profits, which is not a system any capitalist minded people would agree upon. I believe communism is a really good idea, even though it has never been achieved on this planet. Just thinking about it though, governments in places like the Star Trek universe are communist in nature, so hopefully in the distant future we might manage to overcome our more basic instincts and create an actual communist government.

Canada, largely built by Scots, was also built on capitalist ideas. The problem with communism is that it goes against human nature; while that does not make it impossible, it makes it improbable. There have been no successful Communist states.

Unfettered capitalism also doesn't work as it causes too much damage. As the old joke goes:
Capitalism is a dog-eat-dog system. Communism is the reverse.

What appears to be successful is a moderately socialist society that honors capitalist principles, like those of many European nations.

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02-10-2012, 04:26 PM
RE: Does America Still Fear Communism?
(02-10-2012 07:16 AM)Chas Wrote:  Canada, largely built by Scots, was also built on capitalist ideas. The problem with communism is that it goes against human nature; while that does not make it impossible, it makes it improbable. There have been no successful Communist states.

Unfettered capitalism also doesn't work as it causes too much damage. As the old joke goes:
Capitalism is a dog-eat-dog system. Communism is the reverse.

What appears to be successful is a moderately socialist society that honors capitalist principles, like those of many European nations.

Canada wasn't largely build by Scots. Initially it was colonized mainly by the French, and in some areas by the British. Although the Scots definitely participated, they did not "largely" build it. I am aware that there have been no successful communist states, it's something I stated in my original post. It is hard to achieve, but it is still possible. Those socialist societies are successful, and they are as close as it comes to communism. Maybe some time in the future, they will take it one step further and convert to communism, but I doubt it will happen any time soon.

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02-10-2012, 04:48 PM
RE: Does America Still Fear Communism?
(02-10-2012 04:26 PM)Vorlon Wrote:  
(02-10-2012 07:16 AM)Chas Wrote:  Canada, largely built by Scots, was also built on capitalist ideas. The problem with communism is that it goes against human nature; while that does not make it impossible, it makes it improbable. There have been no successful Communist states.

Unfettered capitalism also doesn't work as it causes too much damage. As the old joke goes:
Capitalism is a dog-eat-dog system. Communism is the reverse.

What appears to be successful is a moderately socialist society that honors capitalist principles, like those of many European nations.

Canada wasn't largely build by Scots. Initially it was colonized mainly by the French, and in some areas by the British. Although the Scots definitely participated, they did not "largely" build it. I am aware that there have been no successful communist states, it's something I stated in my original post. It is hard to achieve, but it is still possible. Those socialist societies are successful, and they are as close as it comes to communism. Maybe some time in the future, they will take it one step further and convert to communism, but I doubt it will happen any time soon.

The industries and politics of the 19th century were dominated by Scots.

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