Success In Socialism

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Desertrat, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Ah, dear Hugo:

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/37786852

    "Mountains of rotting food found at a government warehouse, soaring prices and soldiers raiding wholesalers accused of hoarding: Food supply is the latest battle in President Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution."

    But he naturally rails against "hoarders" while the government stockpiles for the favored few--but can't even do that right.

    Gee. And he told the world how he was gonna make it all better for the people of Venezuela.

    Socialists are very slow learners about reality.
     
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    I'm not even going to say what Hugo reminds me of.:D

    Hugo Chavez is not only a great socialist dictator and thug, but he's also a model democrat, according to some of the liberal elite in the US.

    Sean Penn: Journalists who call Hugo Chávez a dictator should be jailed

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/11/sean-penn-hugo-chavez-venezuela

    [​IMG]

    I'm not a journalist, but if Sean Penn is not too busy with plugging any leaks in his boats, then he's welcome to sue me for calling his hero a dictator.
    :)
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Hugo is Kim Jong Il's long lost twin brother.
     
  4. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Neither does desertrat by the looks of it.
     
  6. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    Hugo Chavez is an actual socialist. Please remember that next time you get all riled up by Obama wanting to fix your country. :)
     
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    Hugo Chavez is indeed a socialist. There's no need to deny reality or facts.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure exactly what defines a socialist from a not socialist, but I basically want whatever type of government France has...
     
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    Your wishes are extremely frightening and disturbing, though I suppose that it's your right to have those sorts of thoughts. Even though Obama might be trying his best to turn the USA into some sort of failed European socialist welfare state, you will never be truly happy here, so you might as well pack up and move to the place of your dreams, because the USA will never turn into France.
     
  10. catfish743 macrumors 6502

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    "I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it.
     
  11. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    The reason Chavez is so popular is because the poor and indigenous of Venezuela were held over a barrel for years.

    How's that saying go? You reap what you sow?

    I'm by no means defending Chavez, he's a slimeball of the first order, but anyone who thinks he just popped out of the woodwork needs to take a look at the failures of American imperialism in South America.

    We really need to stop meddling in affairs outside our borders.
     
  12. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    France is a democratic Republic, just like the US.
     
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    Oh yeah, Hugo Chavez is partially our fault of course! We are to blame! Why didn't I think of that one? I forgot all about the liberal narrative. I'm sure that if it wasn't for the USA, then Hugo Chavez wouldn't have become a socialist-thug-dictator running a brutal leftist totalitarian failure of a country. If the USA had never existed, then Hugo Chavez would have certainly been a noble leader, and there would be peace and prosperity all over the entire planet.
    :D
     
  14. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Life is really a video game or an action movie in your eyes isn't it. You Imagine a world where America walks around rescuing puppies and children for Communist rapists. Where everything we do is done for freedom, justice, and momma's apple pie.
     
  15. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    What is so bad about France? If you really don't want France I'll take Denmark but with French food.
     
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    Not at all. The USA sometimes acts to protect it's own interests, either economic or otherwise, as any country does, and there's not always noble goals behind it. There's no need to apologize for acting in your own best interests. Luckily for the USA, we are powerful enough to actually act upon those interests more so and more effectively than most other countries.

    Forget about all the "spreading freedom" crap, some people don't even deserve it. We should just deliver smackdowns when needed and then leave.
     
  17. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    A government subject to strikes and protests when it announces it's raising the retirement age to a whopping 62?
     
  18. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    In other words, Might Makes Right. Thank you for at least being up front about it.
     
  19. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    Sort of like we did in Vietnam, right? And Iraq? Sure! Why don't we add Venzuela to the list as another example of American Supremacy!

    And Chavez was elected. You know - democratic elections and all.

    Granted, I don't like the little @#$!. I'm just curious as to what you think the justification would be to go in and remove him? I mean, other than flat-out arrogance and waving our collective genitalia in Venezuela's face. And what exactly would that accomplish?

    Oh yeah. Venezuela has oil. Eminent Domain then?
     
  20. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    Nope. Socialism is definitely not the problem here.
    Move along... move along.
     
  21. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, yes.

    Doing a little reading...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/10326002.stm

    It sounds like this change is a necessary one, the people are pissed about it and they're protesting (you know like all the protests when the heath care bill was coming together). Of course it looks like some reform is necessary so the government is sticking to their guns because it often important to make the logical choice which are supported by the numbers.

    Like the numbers which show that private sector heath care is vastly more expensive than a government run system.
     
  22. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Private?
     
  23. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    So do you know anything about America's meddling in South American affairs for the last 150 years?
     
  24. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Thank you i'm lisdexic
     
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    My roommate just got back from Paris, he said most people try not to go to work till 10 and get off early also.
     

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