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Old 04-20-2009, 03:19 PM   #78
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Originally Posted by JEFF4i View Post
Minus the fact that there are fundamental differences between Communism, Fascism, and Socialism?
Aside from stage of "progression", what?

Originally Posted by JEFF4i View Post
In a nutshell:

Socialism: Economic theory where the means and ways, all that jazz, is owned by the citizens of the State. (Ask a Swede what he "owns". - V)

Communism: Expansion of socialism, taking it past simply economic theory into an entire socioeconomic lifestyle. Belief, press, economy, every single facet of life is meant to be standardized.

Fascism: Economic, and subsequently socioeconomic, theory that all things should be owned by the State and the point of life to to ensure the continued presence of said State.
Yes, that conjugates the relationship very nicely. Introduce socialism into a healthy society, allow it to consolidate power, and surrender all liberty. You nailed it.

You seem to like socialism. May I ask why? I don't, and I'd be delighted to explain why.

Originally Posted by GBMelBlount View Post
There are two types of people in general imo.
I think there are 3. Those that understand the relationship between freedom and responsibility, those that don't, and those that exploit the latter to subjugate both. But that's just me.

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